Inkjet canvas is a paper designed with special techniques especially for inkjet printers. These types of canvasses are typically classified by weight, smoothness and its brightness sometimes it is also determined by its opacity. Inkjet printing requires the paper to be appropriate for the proper amount of absorbency to absorb the ink preventing it to flow other sides. The proper weight demanded by an inkjet printer is around 21 to 27 lb (80-100 g/mē) making it accurate for inkjet.
Inkjet canvasses are best suited for printing text just because the load of the ink is light. The Inkjet canvasses are not suitable for photographic work. For an inkjet canvas the printer should have such settings so that the proper ink amount is delivered by suiting the paper quality.
Photo paper is a type of inkjet paper which is specifically designed for reproduction of photographs. The best quality of inkjet papers with proper inkjet systems best matches the quality of the image. For printing monochrome photographs, traditional silver-based papers are felt widely to bring some improvement over inkjet prints.
The photo paper of an inkjet canvas is divided into three parts the glossy, silk or semi-matte and matte finishes. The thickness of an inkjet canvas varies to a wide extent. The papers with light weight can be used for different printing types. For doing quality works the photo papers are required to be thicker with higher quality coatings with quick drying properties. On such papers the printing can only be done at one side because only that side has the special coating. Only few inkjet canvasses have the capacity of printing at both the sides.
The glossy inkjet canvass has shiny appearance which gives the photos a clear look. On the other hand the Matte photo papers are less shiny than glossy paper.