A Comprehensive Guide to Acrylic Prints and Canvas Prints

by Canvas Skill Canvas Skill
Choosing the right print type is extremely important for everyone looking for premium-grade prints, whether it is a seasoned photographer or an art aficionado. Capturing perfect photos takes time, but you must also spare some time to pick the right print type. The good news is that you have a plethora of options at your disposal; however, in this post, we will get the scoop on canvas prints and acrylic prints.

If you have been looking to get a print and wondering whether you must go for a collage acrylic print showcasing family moments or a canvas print, this post will help you make the right decision.

Let us first understand how acrylic and canvas prints are made to give you in-depth insights into their benefits.

The Process of Making Acrylic Prints

There are two different methods followed for making acrylic prints. The first method includes printing your photograph directly onto an acrylic surface and it is later sealed and back coated using a high-quality printer. Speaking of the second method which is referred to as face mount, the image is printed on a photographic paper sheet. This sheet of paper is placed between two sheets made of acrylic. Now the air is sprayed on the print before it is sealed. So, if you are looking for high-quality and personalized acrylic wall art to enhance the decor of your house, you are on the right track as they can elevate the appearance of your spaces quite significantly.

If you use a top-notch printer, you can expect high-quality prints with exceptional visual depth. Acrylic prints have been popular because of the visual depth they offer, which we are going to discuss later, but before we get down to it, let’s understand the process of making canvas prints.

The Process of Making Canvas Prints

As the name suggests, canvas prints involve the use of high-quality canvases. They are created by applying top-grade photographs on the canvas surface which is later on stretched across a frame. The canvas is wrapped around the frame in the process and if you wish you can also opt for a colored border.

Canvas prints are available in a wide array of sizes including small, medium, and large. You can pick the size that appeals to you and to protect your prints from the wrath of external elements such as heat, scratches, or stains you can use UV laminates. UV laminates provide exceptional protection to your prints whilst making them stand out with great vibrancy and contrasting colors.

So, what are the benefits of acrylic and canvas prints, and which print you should go for? 

Here are some more differences between the two print types and their benefits.

1. Color sharpness

Both canvas prints and acrylic prints are known for exceptional quality; however, the latter has an edge over the former when it comes to color vibrancy and sharpness. This can be attributed to the reflective surface of acrylic prints. They allow a little amount of light to pass through the surface which makes sure that the image looks tack sharp from every side of the print.

In canvas prints, the focus is primarily on achieving color coverage and retaining image detail during the process. So, if you are looking for a lifelike end product that is an exact replica of your colorful photos, canvas print must be your pick.

2. Lifespan

Canvas prints are protected using UV protection and laminates so that there is no damage caused to your prints in case you need to move them from one location to another. Besides, the canvas printing process also involves the use of surface treatment which helps ensure a good lifespan of more than 7 decades.

Acrylic prints are known for their protective properties and owing to their robust surface you can expect these prints to withstand scratches and bumps with sheer ease.

Hope you found the post useful. For more information related to canvas art, feel free to connect with us.

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