Canvas Photo Prints

article by Sandra Trentino
June 26, 2019
Canvas is the new photo paper. In today’s photo-saturated digital age, it’s a challenge getting your memories to catch someone’s eye. Though canvas is not as startling a statement compared to other unconventional materials, photos printed on canvas are nonetheless an elegant, beautiful way to display images and add artistic flare to any room.

Why Choose Canvas?

Canvas is a durable woven fabric that is often considered an alternative to a standard frame today. The material adds an artistic element to any photo or room, because it gives images a painted impression. You can also split an image up into panels to further the artistic effect.   There are no size limits with canvas photo prints, so they can fill up any wall space. Canvas also weighs much less than framed paper prints and can withstand humidity.

One minor disadvantage to canvas prints is that they are stretched as they are mounted, which can exacerbate flaws of low quality images. So it’s better to stick with high quality prints for this medium.

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Print Photos on Canvas with Shutterfly

Canvas prints range in price on Shutterfly from $89.99-$809.91 depending on the style chosen. Size options range from 8×10-24×36 cm. You can get single canvas prints, canvas stacks and horizontal displays, panoramic displays, step and repeat spreads and much more. Read our full Shutterfly review for more information.


Print Photos on Canvas with Snapfish

There are a wide variety of canvas prints available on the site. Photo wraps start at $39.99 and go to $179.99, with sizes in these styles ranging from 8×8-16×40 (though some sizes are not available in every style).  The “color wrap” option allows you to add a frame around the image. Portrait or landscape orientations are available. Read our full Snapfish review for more information.


Print Photos on Canvas with Walgreens

Walgreens Photo offers canvas prints starting from $29.99 and going to $129.99, with sizes ranging from 8×10 to 20×30 cm. Every print size, save the two largest, can be picked up in store the same day it’s ordered. Your print is offered unframed or with a floating black frame and comes with the hardware needed to hang it. Your photo will be printed in the traditional matte finish. Read our full Walgreen review for more information.


Display Ideas for Photo Canvas Prints

Order your canvas print with intention, whether you want to mount a wedding photo to canvas print or create a multiple panel display. If you haven’t taken the photos you’ll be ordering yet, think of a theme for your display, whether it’s landscape colors, a shared location, or a mutual pose.  Mount it behind a decorative material like a ribbon, or over a statement piece of furniture like a crib or bar cart.