Canvas was wildly popular in the inkjet world around 2005, but has
since ebbed a little in popularity as it's sometimes seen as more of a
decor option than a fine art option - probably thanks to the pretty
awful printing being done by endless generic canvas printing companies
But of course canvas can be very much a fine art
product, the trick is to get a really good one and print on it to fine
As a material, canvas opens up opportunities for a
much simpler (and cheaper) process to getting your work up on walls than
traditional framing. You can simply stretch it, which is about a third of
the price of proper framing, and suits modern fashions, or you can stretch and frame like this
lovely Leunig print hanging on our own walls.
Our favourite canvas is Hahnemühle Daguerre canvas. We've tested this extensively against the alternatives from other brands and the print quality is simply significantly superior, with lovely deep blacks nor available on competing products and a fine, tight tooth so it expresses even fine detail wonderfully.
Wonderfully substantial at 400 GSM, with exquisite print quality, and stretches
beautifully. Quite frankly nothing else comes close to this.