What is the difference between Canvas prints and Acrylic Prints?

Canvas Printing VS Acrylic Printing (and just to confuse you there are two types of Acrylic Printing)

The difference between Acrylic Direct Printing and Fine Art Printing Set Behind Acrylic

Acrylic Direct Printing is a cutting-edge technique that involves printing your artwork directly onto the surface of high-quality acrylic sheets. The process utilizes UV-curable inks that are cured instantly, resulting in vibrant colours, exceptional clarity, and incredible depth. This method provides a modern and contemporary look, enhancing the visual impact of your artwork and photographs. The smooth, glossy surface of the acrylic sheet adds a luxurious feel while also protecting the print from dust, moisture, and fading. With Acrylic Direct Printing, your images appear as if they are floating, creating a stunning, three-dimensional effect that captivates viewers.

Alternatively, Traditional Fine Art Printing Set Behind Acrylic combines the best of both worlds. By using state-of-the-art giclee printing techniques on archival-grade, acid-free fine art paper. This ensures exceptional colour accuracy and a wide gamut, preserving the finest details of your artwork. We then mount the print behind a crystal-clear acrylic sheet, which acts as both a protective shield and an elegant display element. The acrylic enhances the colours, adds depth, and intensifies the overall appearance of your art piece. This method is a favourite among artists and photographers looking to create gallery-quality prints that stand the test of time.

Whichever option you choose, you can trust that our expert team will handle your artwork with the utmost care and precision. Our cutting-edge printing technology, combined with the use of premium materials, guarantees stunning results that will exceed your expectations. Elevate your art display to a new level of sophistication with our Acrylic Direct Printing and Fine Art Printing Set Behind Acrylic services. Let your creativity shine and transform your images into captivating masterpieces that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who beholds them.

To hang acrylic frames, you can use aluminium standoffs will be used to create a visual illusion of greater depth. Also available are aluminium subframes used by galleries and artists alike.

Canvas printing involves printing directly onto a canvas; the image you supply will then be cropped to your liking to suit a frame. The nature of wrapping an image means that the art can be made in a diverse range of bespoke canvas sizes – resulting in a truly individual print. Before the canvas print is wrapped around the wooden frame, it can be treated with a UV laminate for protection.

Appearance and Vibrancy
It is important to consider your desired aesthetic upon determining which printing style is most suited for your picture and display.

Acrylic Prints are rich in vibrancy, contributing significantly to a sophisticated, sleek and contemporary look; they are frequently present in professional environments. Acrylic Prints prevent the passing of any light, enabling deep colours to maintain their vibrancy.

A textured finish can be achieved through custom Canvas Printing, giving a more authentic and classic look – these prints are typically more present throughout domestic interiors. When it comes to colour and vibrancy, Canvas Prints can suffer a loss of detail, and more colour is required to ensure quality ink coverage.

Whilst both printing formats possess credible advantages, your piece’s durability will help you decide between Acrylic or Canvas wall art. When investing in a display piece, you want to be sure that your art will withstand everyday life’s destructive nature, whether everyday life’s at home or in a professional office environment.

Acrylic Printing is highly renowned for its longevity. It is a lighter material that is shatter resistant and protected against the harsh effects of UV light whilst occasionally being scratch proof.

Canvas Prints are often laminated, making them easy to wipe down and insured by a UV protective solution. Should you opt for a less costly solution, your canvas print may be finished with varnish instead of laminate, putting it at greater risk of enduring cracking in the printed ink.

Whilst the environment in which you intend to display your new art piece will determine the chosen printing format, fundamentally, you should first consider the above attributes of acrylic and canvas printing. Coloursonic is proud to offer a diverse range of high-quality printing formats to create your bespoke print enquiry with the team today!