Everything you need to know about Canvas Prints

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Canvas Prints

Here at Riptide, we hate naked walls. We dislike them so much that we created this website to help you bring colour, life and serenity into your home through unique wall art. Whether its birds eye view aerial shots or simply landscapes, canvas prints are a great way to liven up any wall or show off those photography prints of yours.


What is a canvas print?

A canvas print, (sometimes confused with canvas a painting), is a digital image printed from an inkjet printer onto canvas. Once printed, the canvas gets stretched onto a frame. Some people can however order a rolled Canvas that can then be stretched on to a frame. Here at Riptide, we find that the best way for customers is to print using the latest eco-solvent technology on high end canvas material. All canvas' are then stretched and ready to hang with a mirror edge type (e.g. the image above where the digital print wraps around the edges for a sleek look).

What is a canvas print made of?

Canvas is a very strong and durable fabric created with hemp. In recent times, cotton and linen have replaced hemp. Most of the canvas prints that you buy for your home use cotton or polyester, with the main difference being the exactness of the color.

Color seeps into cloth made with cotton fibers while it remains on the surface of synthetic polyester strands. Because of this, polyester prints are more vivid and cotton prints are longer-lasting.

Why we like canvas prints..

  • Canvas provides a different texture that adds color depth
  • Photos do not have a glare or reflection
  • Light in weight
  • Prints come in a glossy or matte finish

 Canvas prints not for you? You might enjoy framed wall art instead...

Interested to see what images you can hang now on your wall?


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