Art Prints 101: Canvas Prints, White Metal Prints, and Giclee Prints
Are you interested in expanding your art collection? One of the easiest ways to do so is by purchasing a print. These high-quality recreations of original pieces of artwork are beneficial to both artists and admirers. Prints allow artists to expand their audience, while art purveyors can comfortably grow their collection without breaking the bank. Just as there are different types of paintings, there are also various types of prints. Today we’ll be discussing the differences between canvas prints, white metal prints, and giclee prints - all of the formats that are available at Fine Art by Ane. Find out which type will best suit your needs below!
What Is a Canvas Print?
With its strong texture and amazing color retention properties, the canvas is one of the most popular mediums for artwork. You’ve likely witnessed an artist painting directly onto canvas at some point in your life, but a canvas painting is not the same thing as a canvas print.
So, what exactly is a canvas print? It’s an image that’s been transferred onto the canvas from an inkjet printer. A canvas print may originate from a canvas painting, but it’s a different form of art. Still, canvas prints are an excellent way to obtain affordable artwork that evokes a gallery feel.
What Is a White Metal Print?
Sleek and contemporary, a white metal print is an excellent choice for displaying artwork. As the name suggests, a white metal print is an artistic image layered onto a panel of metal that has been given a white base coat. The result is a high-definition image with an ultra modern feeling.
White metal prints are an excellent choice for longevity and durability. They are resistant to moisture, fading, and scratching, which means they don’t require a frame. The white base coat also tends to make the colors of the print appear more vibrant. White metal prints are wonderfully low-maintenance pieces of artwork that provide great value.
What Is a Giclée Print?
Derived from the French verb ‘giclée’ (to spray), a giclee print is created with the use of an inkjet printer. It distributes small bursts of color in the image of an original piece of artwork with an unparalleled level of precision.
A giclée print is considered the highest quality print format on the market due to its use of high-resolution digital images, pigment-based inks, and thick poster paper.
Sustainability is part of our ethos at Fine Art by Ane. That’s why we use eco-friendly options for all our fine art prints. Ane is committed to creating beautiful art that is kind to the earth.
- Our canvas prints are made with recycled canvas.
- Our white metal prints are made with 100% post-consumer recycled Chromaluxe aluminum.
- Our giclee prints are available in sustainable bamboo paper.
Now that you know the difference between the three, you can choose the most suitable option for your aesthetic preferences and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for the perfect print to liven up your home or are shopping for a thoughtful holiday gift for a loved one, there’s an ideal Ane Howard fine art print for you. Her diverse and affordable selection is made even more convenient with free shipping.
Discover Ane Howard’s eco-friendly fine art prints today!