Canvas art has become a new commodity in recent years. Companies like Ikonick have entered the marketplace and really created a niche in the art world.  But what are the advantages of canvas versus paper?

·    Canvas has no glare.

·    Canvas has wrap around images, eliminating the need for a frame.

·    Canvas is lighter and does less damage to your walls.

·    Canvas is much easier to create huge sizes without losing image quality.


·    When done by professionals like Ikonick, canvas creates a window into an open space in a new world.

·    Canvas mimics painting and creates a more authentic feeling.

·    Canvas can be installed in bathrooms with no fear of the image melting or bleeding.

·    You can hang multiple canvas pieces together to create a puzzle-piece display of a larger picture.

·    Canvas is generally more cost effective.

·    Paper prints have classic frames that can be art pieces in and of themselves.

·    Black and white prints are stunning on paper.

·    Paper prints show more detail.

Ultimately it’s up to you whether or not you want to go with a canvas piece of art. Frames are very traditional. It’s a classic that will never go out of style. A matted and framed photograph has a timeless appeal. Just make sure the frame matches the rest of the décor.

While canvas may not have the pinpoint detail that paper can achieve, the range of colors and shadows are brilliantly displayed on canvas. The rich and vibrant canvas really does make the image come alive. Without a frame to cut off the image, the picture can seemingly go on forever. It creates a snapshot of a moment that really captures how you might remember it in your mind’s eye.

Play around with the two and see which works best for you.

Just remember when choosing prints, you want high quality paper or canvas. Ensure that the paper is a cotton based matte paper. The canvas should be UV and dust protected. This will make for certain that your prints last a lifetime without fading or becoming damaged. No sense in spending the money on a high quality print and it only lasting a few years.