Cheap vs Quality Canvas Printing
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Cheap vs Quality Canvas Printing


Canvas prints are a really great way to add beauty and colour to your home. They are durable, easy to care for, and incredibly beautiful. There are tons of companies out there that claim to have the highest quality products, but how do you know you’re truly getting a quality,long-lasting piece?

Quality of Canvas

To make sure that your canvas print will have the best look and the longest lifespan, you need to start with the right canvas. But it can be hard to tell online how high the quality is. Lucky for you, there is a simple question that you can ask to make sure you’re getting the right stuff. That question is: Is your canvas archival? If the company says no, they are buying inferior canvas.

Quality of Inks and Timber

Don’t be afraid to ask what kind of inks and timber your canvas printer is using! Quality inks will have amazing colour and a long-lasting finish. Great timber will be durable, strong, and well sealed. If your contact at your potential printer loves to talk about the quality of their inks and timber, they will most likely have the best of both worlds. However, if your rep doesn’t have much information on the brand and quality of these, you will most likely be getting less than stellar finished products.

Image Editing

Does your potential canvas printer offer photo editing and enhancements? A quality printer will always have their own graphic designers or photo editors to ensure each piece looks its best when it comes off the printer. Most quality printers will have the latest Photoshop and Illustrator software available for these crucial steps. If it’s not offered, you may have a low quality printer on your hands.

UV Coatings

Time, light, dirt, and other unavoidable things can wear down your photos. However, there are ways to slow down the ravages of time. One of the best is a high-quality UV laminate coating. Not all companies offer UV coatings, fade resistant inks, or any other type of protection for their short-lived canvas prints. Make sure you’re getting a long-lasting canvas print by ensuring they will be coating or protecting your print with the right products.

Specially Trained or Jack of All Prints?

Does your potential canvas printer only work on canvases? We believe it’s important to immerse yourself in what you do. This way, you get the best from people who know canvas and specialize in it. If your printer also offers a bunch of other kinds of printed products, they may not have the knowledge and skill to ensure beautiful, perfectly stretched prints.

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Offering the Right Size

If you have an odd size print, it can be difficult to match your art to a predetermined canvas size. While most of the cheaper canvas printers only offer common sizes, a quality company will offer custom sizes for your most unusual prints. If the company doesn’t stretch their own canvas prints or they don’t offer any custom sizes, this usually means their prints are being mass-produced, and more than likely in an overseas factory.

A Quality Guarantee

One of the easiest ways to make sure that you’re getting the best quality prints is to check the company’s assurances. If the company does not offer satisfaction guarantees, there may be a good reason for it! Make sure you are confident in your ability to contact customer service with questions, complaints, and returns if there is an issue when your canvas arrives. If there is no direct phone number or you have difficulty reaching customer service, they might not be there for you when you need them most.

Hidden Costs

What does your canvas price include? If you find your potential canvas printer wants to charge you separately for things that should be included, you may not be getting the deal you thought you were. Check that things like photo editing, custom proofs, UV laminate coatings and finishing details are all included in the pricing you are getting. If not, you may want to find a new printer for your canvases.

With so many options available online, you may find yourself a little overwhelmed. Here at Canvas Print Studio, we use only the highest quality canvas, genuine Canon inks, and an archival protective laminate to ensure a long life for your beautiful prints. We keep our prices competitive through our innovative online ordering system, but we keep it friendly with old-fashioned, face-to-face service. We would love to help you bring your ideas to life.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog about canvas art, printing, framing, and interior styling. I am the owner of a printing studio and online art gallery. We specialise in premium-quality canvas prints and framing. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about printing on canvas.

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