Canvas Prints Vs Posters – Why Canvas Prints Are Better

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For anyone who is a fan of poster art and loves larger displays of photos, it’s likely that you’ve already started to think about canvas prints. Of course, in some circles, many of the painters and other artists aren’t too happy about canvas prints, as they offer a way to have a beautiful work of art cheaper than a painting, but canvas is still picking up speed. So many people that used to love posters are starting to turn to canvas prints.

But why would people who love posters and other larger art turn to canvas prints?

Well, cost sure isn’t one of those issues, posters still cost less as canvas prints are a better quality product and the materials to create them are more expensive. You won’t find a poster for the same price that you will a canvas print. However, it’s not the cost that is switching people over.

Canvas Prints cape townIf you think about the different materials that are used to make posters and canvas prints, you will see a huge difference. Canvas prints are stretched around a solid frame that will stand up to years and years of wear. The frame is actually part of the canvas print, and therefore isn’t something that’s just placed around the photo to preserve it. Posters, on the other hand, are normally framed so that they last a few years, and you can never really be sure how sturdy the framing is. Canvas frames are very sturdy, especially since the canvas is stretched on them, and super easy to hang.

Posters, on the other hand, are normally framed so that they last a few years, and you can never really be sure how sturdy the framing is. Canvas frames are very sturdy, especially since the canvas is stretched on them, and super easy to hang.

Lets compare the inks that are used in posters and the inks that are used in canvas prints.

They are so different it’s almost like night and day. Since paper doesn’t last as canvas, printers usually don’t use very expensive inks that make the colors and lines really pop. Canvas printers know that these are made to last for hundreds of years and they use the inks that will last that long and still stay beautiful.

Once a canvas print is completed, a very special sealer is put on top of the canvas to help keep it sealed and protected. Posters aren’t, the inks used are not UV resistant, and are not moisture resistant. In fact, anyone knows what happens if you get water on a poster – it’s not a pretty thing. Yet, you can really run water over a canvas print and it won’t damage it at all.

When you take a good look at the durability of canvas over paper posters, it’s easy to see why so many collectors are turning to canvas prints for their favorite larger photos. Canvas prints will last hundreds of years, where their favorite posters won’t last nearly half as long. It won’t take long to have a new poster looking torn and ripped, although this does add to the appeal of some of them.

For anyone who is considering having a poster done for yourself, or as a gift, consider canvas instead. Not only will it last longer, but you will have something that is truly unique that you can cherish for many decades to come.

At Wizardz, we can create a beautiful custom canvas print of any size with your own photograph. Check out our canvas printing page and fill out the form at the bottom of the page for a quick quote.

(If you still prefer posters, visit our poster printing page for custom poster printing quotes)