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Why Choose Canvas For Your Prints?

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Whether you're wanting to showcase a recent vacation or a series of school photos, canvas prints are an eye-catching and engaging way to show off your best photos - Black Cat Canvas has just the thing!

Not only do they bring any space to life, they’re an artistic way to update a room. 

Here's Why You Should Choose Canvas Over Others:

Canvas Prints Vs Framed Prints

In modern homes, it’s become common to use a combination of canvas prints and framed prints, and there’s a reason for that! Framed prints tie into the general decor of a room by linking the colour scheme with the frame. They also shift the mood of the photo or artwork with the type of frame chosen.

On the other hand, with a simple black border frame, the focus remains on the artwork or photo. But more stylised frames like contemporary or traditional actually showcase the character of the photo more. The choice of frames must be made while keeping the furniture and room decor in mind to maintain cohesion.

When comparing the two, canvas prints provide a more versatility when decorating a wall, enabling you to add them with much less thought since the frameless borders can adapt to any style. Additionally, the vibrant pops of colour create new focal points that bring the room to life.

Metal Vs Canvas

Metal and canvas prints create quite different results due to the material the photos are printed on. High-definition photos printed on metal panels have a lovely, sleek look, which are also glass free and have rounded corners, making them hard to break. Depending on the selected finish, metal prints have a metallic coating appearance, which varies from the softer material and more vibrant colour on a canvas print.

Acrylic Vs Canvas

Acrylic and canvas prints are different in many aspects, such as material, texture, and appearance. While canvas prints are printed onto the cotton or linen material, acrylic prints are actually printed onto photo paper, which is then pressed between plexiglass or acrylic sheets. Both of these prints have vibrant colour, however a canvas print would look more like something you’d see in a museum based off the texture.

Printing On Paper Vs Printing On Canvas

Do you remember when photography involved developing film in a darkroom with special paper? Seems like ancient times, however printing on paper is still the traditional method that many people still use. To get a better understanding of the differences between printing on paper and printing on canvas, we’ll be investigating the advantages and disadvantages.

Disadvantages of printing on paper  –  It’s very common for paper prints to have a glare or reflection caused by sunlight. They’re not ideal when redeveloping artworks or images since paper lacks the nice texture canvases have. Finally, framing a paper print can become costly for larger print sizes.

Advantages of printing on canvas – Over time, we’ve been conditioned to see art completed on canvas, so printing on canvas is the preferred choice when going for a “painted” effect. Canvas prints improve many decor styles with the contemporary gallery-wrapped edges. Canvas is the more affordable option for large prints, which also outlasts paper because of the durable plain weaving.


Black Cat Canvas is an Australian owned and operated business that sells Canvas Wall Art and Canvas Wall Prints online. We've operated for over 10+ years and have sold thousands of beautiful canvas wall prints to customers in not just Australia, but all over the world! We offer FREE International shipping. Our competitve prices are among the cheapest you'll find online and our huge range of prints to choose from means there is something for every member of the family. Besides Canvas Prints, we also sell Custom Canvas Prints! This means that you can send us any picture that you would like transformed into Canvas wall art and we will do our best to make that request a reality! 

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