Types Of Canvas Prints

Posted on 20 February 2023

Types of Canvas Prints


In recent years, canvas prints have become an increasingly popular decor item for many homes and offices. This is no surprise—as they make the perfect gift for many occasions, and are ideal for museums and galleries. Even if you’re just looking for a piece to light up a specific space, there’s a canvas print for you. 

Canvas prints are also affordable, accessible, and easy to customize, which are just a few reasons that have contributed to their popularity. On top of this, the rise of technology has made ordering canvas prints that much easier, allowing people all over the world to adorn their walls with these beautiful pieces.

The quality of the canvas itself plays a big role in the quality of the canvas print overall, which is the main topic of this blog post. At Canvas Vows, we offer a vast range of quality canvas print options, as well as two different depths. Our goal is to provide meaningful and unique canvas prints that stand out—not simple decor items you can buy just anywhere.

Why Canvas Prints?

Before diving into the different types of canvas prints, we must spend some time discussing the benefits of canvas prints compared to other forms of photo and art printing.

One of the many positives that canvas prints provide is their lack of reflection. Regular photo prints are always accompanied by that pesky glare, which is only amplified in rooms with windows. The glossy finish of laminated photo prints gives you the same result. Canvas prints are set apart from regular forms of printing because they eliminate this problem with a beautiful matte finish.

Another perk of canvas prints is their versatility. At Canvas Vows, we offer multiple options for customization, which means there’s a canvas print for everyone and every occasion. We want to assist you in creating the perfect canvas print based on your specific needs so that the end result turns out exactly as you envisioned. 

Additionally, canvas prints are perfect for decor in multiple types of spaces, including restaurants, offices, homes, museums, and galleries. They also make beautiful gifts for birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. The high quality of our canvas prints guarantees your custom gift will be a treasured keepsake for years to come. 

Types of Canvas Prints

Photo print sizes - square

At Canvas Vows, our variety of different designs are easily customizable—from sound wave prints, sheet music canvases, family initial prints, and personalized word art canvases. Our size range is:

  • 12x12" 
  • 10x20" 
  • 12x36" 
  • 16x16" 
  • 16x20" 
  • 16x30" 
  • 16x48" 
  • 16x24" 
  • 20x40" 
  • 24x30" 
  • 24x36" 
  • 30x36" 
  • 36x48"

Additionally, our thickness sizes are:

  • .75”
  • 1.5”

Photo print sizes - Rectangle


Small Canvas Prints

Our canvas prints ranging in size from 12x12” to 16x24” are the smallest options we offer and are a top choice for beautiful wall decor. These prints are designed for smaller spaces in need of decoration. However, they also work for larger spaces like living rooms, bedrooms, dining areas, or kitchens that allow them to pop without filling too much space. 

Large Canvas Prints

Our large canvas prints span from sizes 20x40” to 36x48.” These large canvas prints make perfect statement pieces in living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms, as they are unique and eye-catching. Ultimately, these types of canvas prints are perfect for pulling an entire room together.

Single Canvas Prints

Single canvas prints are a popular choice for many because of their simplicity and beauty. In addition to size, thickness, and image, there are multiple other customizable options. We also offer different template ideas. For example, you can order a custom canvas print with designs like a sound wave, sheet music, or wording on top of your selected image. A few common customizations include a sound wave to a couple’s first dance at their wedding, marriage vows on top of a pair’s wedding photo, or a family’s initials. Browse our wide selection on our website, if you’re looking for ideas.

Canvas Displays

Canvas displays are arrangements of two or more canvases that go together or are somehow connected. For example, we offer a Mr. And Mrs. 2 Piece Canvas Second Anniversary Gift.

This print includes two canvases—one for the Mr. and one for the Mrs—and is usually spaced a few inches apart to create a dynamic effect. Additionally, the font and color of the words can be customized. These types of prints are perfect for larger spaces as they take up more room. Browse a variety of designs on our website and see all the different ways you can customize your canvas display. 

Triptychs (3 panel-canvas)

Triptychs are canvas displays that include three panels. They’re a great option for dynamic canvas prints that will beautifully bring together any space, while simultaneously adding depth and drama. For example, take a look at this print: All Of Me Loves All Of You Sign - 3 Piece Canvas Art. This is a great decor option for bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, or anywhere you desire as it creates a unique, eye-catching effect.

5-panel canvas 

5 Panel Canvas Art

Five-panel canvases supply a special, distinctive look in the space of your choosing, and can be an interesting conversation starter. The five individual parts make this type of canvas a statement piece—so it stands out in the minds of your guests. Take, for example, our beautiful World Map Canvas Art - 5 Piece Art. This piece is perfect if you’re searching for a main decor item for a room in your home.

Both single canvas prints and canvas displays are stunning options for memorable gifts, wall decor, or gallery pieces.

How Are Our Canvas Prints Made?


The two most common fabric types used to make canvases are cotton and polyester. Polyester is the most inexpensive option. However, this also means polyester canvases are of lower quality. This is because, with polyester canvases, the ink simply sits on top of the canvas. Therefore, the design on the canvas prints fades faster, losing its vibrancy. On the other hand, cotton canvases create the best effect because they absorb the ink, letting it sink into the fabric and blend with the fibers of the cotton. 

This is why at Canvas Vows, we use cotton fabric—to preserve your photo’s beautiful design and ensure a quality final result. This way, the colors are potent, making your canvas print pop with intensity. 


At Canvas Vows, we strive for quality, which is why we solely use HP Latex inks. These types of inks are water-based, solvent-free, and odorless. This means our canvases are safe for the whole family. These high-quality inks ensure your canvas prints remain vibrant, so the color doesn’t wear off. HP Latex inks are also the most environmentally friendly ink option. 

Two common inks used by other canvas print companies are aqueous and solvent. Aqueous inks are the cheapest option, but they result in a duller pigment and color compared to other inks. Solvent inks are the greater quality of these two, though they are still inferior to HP Latex inks. 

Furthermore, our inks are water and chemical-resistant. This means if your canvas print gets a little dirty, a little water will fix the stain easily without rubbing off any of the ink. After the gentle wipe of a damp cloth, your canvas print will look as good as new.


At Canvas Vows, we use premium HP printers. This is because these printers are superior in color pigmentation and supply faster drying times compared to other printer types. 

We aim for excellence and quality, which is what you can expect when you order your canvas print from us made with love in the USA. Expect to receive a stunning canvas print that will light up your space.

Determining the Quality of Canvas Prints

When buying a canvas print, it’s critical to observe the quality of what you’re ordering. This way, you can guarantee you’re getting your money’s worth and are ordering a canvas print that will last for years to come. Here are a few guidelines to consider:


There are two standard levels of canvas thickness: .75” and 1.5.” The .75” depth is the default, so any excellent canvas printing company will offer this option. The 1.5” thickness is the higher quality that can improve the appearance of your canvas print, as well as its sturdiness. At Canvas Vows, we offer both choices. 

Fabric Type

As previously discussed, cotton is the best fabric for high-quality canvases. This will allow the ink to settle into the fibers of the canvas, resulting in the finest prints. Some companies use polyester for their main fabric or a polyester-cotton blend. However, we’ve already established that 100% cotton canvases are unrivaled.

Ink Type

Another aspect to consider is the type of ink a canvas printing company uses. As stated, we believe HP Latex inks are the best option for producing high-quality canvas prints. Solvent inks are the second best option, and aqueous inks are the least ideal. This can make or break your final product, so be aware of the type of ink your canvas printer uses before you order.

Printer Type

The final element to consider before ordering a canvas print is to double-check the type of printer the company uses. We’ve already explained why we believe HP printers are the highest quality option and produce the best canvas prints—because of its pigmentation and faster drying time. Therefore, make sure the company you’re purchasing from uses these types of printers to ensure you receive a stunning canvas print.

How to Protect Your Canvas Prints

Once you’ve purchased your canvas print, you’ll want to take good care of it, so it lasts for a long time and remains a beautiful fixture in your space. Here are a few best practices we’ve observed for maintaining the quality of your canvas print:

  • Make sure to hang or stand your print upright
  • Don’t place anything on top of your print
  • Avoid setting your print outside or in the line of direct sunlight
  • Keep your print out of contact with moisture
  • To preserve the quality of your canvas print, a gentle dusting every once in a while doesn’t hurt. Take a clean cloth and run it under a little warm water. From there, squeeze out the excess water, so the cloth is just a little damp. Then gently wipe your print to clear off dust in circular motions. Be careful not to apply too much pressure.

How Do I Order a Canvas Print?

Now that we’ve gone over the types of canvas prints and comprehensively broken down how they’re made, you may be wondering… how do I order my own canvas print?

The process is extremely quick and easy. The first step is to determine what type of canvas print you’re looking for. If you’re unsure, don’t worry! You can easily browse our website for ideas. A few options we offer include personalized wall art, already-designed canvas prints, and three or five-piece wall art. Click on the dropdown “Products” to find these types of canvases. 

You can also find ideas based on the occasion you’re shopping for—such as anniversary pieces, wedding gifts, birthday presents, etc. These designs are located under the dropdown “Occasion.” Additionally, if you have a specific space in mind for a canvas print, we also have designs based on location, such as bedrooms, living rooms, or bathrooms. These can be found under the dropdown “Location.”

Once you’ve chosen your design, the next step is to customize and order. Simply fill in the necessary boxes, choose the size and quantity, add your order to the cart and check out. It’s that simple!

The necessary supplies required to hang up your canvas print are included with your order—so that it’s ready for decoration as soon as it lands on your doorstep.

Once an order is placed, canvas prints take 1-2 days to be made. If you have a custom order, you will be sent a preview of the design. Once approved, your order will be shipped. 

Our canvas prints typically take between 3-5 days to ship, and we’re proud to offer free shipping. You can place a rush order at checkout, if needed. We provide a few different options:

  • Ground: 2-5 business days
  • Priority: 1-3 business days
  • Express: 1-2 business days

At Canvas Vows, we offer a 100% guarantee. If there are any issues, don’t hesitate to reach out, and we will fully refund you.


Custom canvas prints are beautiful decor pieces—whether you want to record your favorite memories, or just add a splash of color to your living room. Whatever your situation may be, there’s a canvas print for you.

What are you waiting for? Place your order for a custom canvas print today!


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