Canvas photos are designed specifically on a special type of inkjet paper called as photo paper. The quality of image depends on the quality of the photo paper and the pigment based ink system of the paper. Traditionally canvas photos were printed by using some special type of materials such as Fuji and Cibachrome. For printing monochrome canvas photos, traditional silver-based papers are widely used for retaining some advantage over inkjet prints.
Canvas Photo Papers:
The canvas photo papers are usually divided into glossy, matte and semi matte types. The thickness of a canvas photo paper varies widely. The light weight canvas photo papers are least expensive and are of lowest quality. Hence the photos developed on those papers are also not very high quality. For producing more critical photos the photo papers are thicker with advanced coatings. There are some photo papers with a glossy effect; the photos printed on such papers have a shiny appearance. The photos appear smooth to touch and have a glaring effect. The canvas photos produced on these papers are of much superior quality. Photo papers are usually high-brightness neutral white papers, but a few off-white papers are made. Canvas photos on a glossy paper are usually of highest color density.
Canvas photos are usually delivered by professional photographers. The printing process is often superior to the normal digital print onto canvas, the printing process, UV resistant inks and real material canvas used on photo canvas, ensure the highest quality of finish, combined with real durability.
Printing Canvas Photos:
Canvas photos are largely produced at commercial levels also; all you need is to provide the artist the photo you want to print. The artists blow the pictures according to the size you want and then print on high quality to normal quality canvas that also depends on the amount you pay.