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Canvas v Paper.

The biggest difference between these two materials, is that canvas can be framed without glass, whereas fine art paper requires glass for framing.

Both canvas and paper artworks look almost identical in colour, both are UV resistant, and have superb vibrant colours with a matte finish. They just have a different texture and require a different type of frame.

Which one is right for you? It is up to your personal taste, and what you feel will go with the aesthetic of your home.

Let's compare.


  • printed on premium 450gsm canvas that is acid free
  • robust stretchable canvas with a high resistance to cracking
  • archival museum quality, never fading
  • can be framed without glass giving the artwork a stunning presence on the wall (you see pure colour, no reflections)
  • canvas frames are physically lighter than glass frames making them safer and easier to hang at large sizes
  • canvas prints are available to order framed and ready to hang
  • unframed canvas prints come with an extra 5.5cm all the way around, allowing the artwork to be stretched when framing – the finished size after stretching will be as stated in your purchase 
  • framed canvases are pictured in all my styled shoots


  • printed on 308gsm, 100% cotton rag card that is acid free
  • a stunning velvety paper with subtle texture
  • archival museum quality, never fading
  • must be framed with glass – you will need to order this 'unframed' then organise this with your local framer
  • ask your framer for non-reflective glass if possible
  • get some advice about the best hook to accommodate the weight of your artwork
  • paper artworks are printed edge to edge, so you can frame it flush or opt to add a matt board - the options are endless

Want to know more? You might find these pages handy.

Learn more about my printing.

Learn more about my framing.

And of course, I'm here to help if I can provide any more information too! Please get in touch.