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Wall Art Review - Photo Canvas vs. Forex Board

Are you wondering what the differences are between printing on canvas and forex board? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each option? Find out which form of wall art is best for you with our review.

Kristýna Lacinová
September 27, 2022

Printing large format photographs in the form of wall art has become increasingly popular. Most people opt to print their photographs on larger size photo paper, which they then frame. But many other options will make your wall art look even better and professional. These include printing photos on a sturdy base (such as forex) or printing on photo canvas.

Photo canvas prints

Photos on canvas became popular because there was an interest in getting as close as possible to classical paintings, which were historically done on canvas. Canvas prints are a much cheaper substitute for a painted piece of art.

Advantages of printing on canvas:

  • Unique textured material
  • Evokes an artistic feeling
  • Perfect for creating multi-part prints
  • A classic gift
  • No need to purchase a frame

Disadvantages of printing on canvas:

  • Canvas can sag. With high-quality canvas, sagging rarely occurs
  • Some photo labs stretch the image to the sides of the canvas, resulting in a cropped image (Squared.one keeps your image whole)
  • Requires the use of nails for hanging
  • Higher cost compared to prints on forex board

Canvas prints production

Our photo canvases are printed on matte Oeko-Tex polycotton canvas using the highest quality technology. This ensures above-average durability that does not crack at the bends when attaching to the frame, along with vibrant colors. We keep your photo whole, cloning the photo at the edges to avoid cropping.


You can choose from 4 size options for canvas prints: 7.8×7.8″, 7.8×11.8″, 11.8×11.8″, 11.8×17.8.″


Wall art prints on forex board

This method takes top quality photographs, prints them on photographic paper, and attaches them to a solid backing, preventing any damage or wrinkling. The base is very thin, making it easy to hang or stick to any wall.

Advantages

  • Highest quality prints on premium photo paper
  • Surface does not suffer from changes in humidity - never scratches or sags
  • Two options for wall mounting due to low weight - can be hung or adhered to the wall
  • Can have a wood or aluminum frame
  • White or black background (including the same color for the sides and back)
  • Full-size or with a frame (any color)
  • Stackable - you can easily take the photo prints with you anywhere

Disadvantages

  • Lesser-known, yet still high-quality substrate material
  • Only comes in semi-matte finish without the option to choose another finish

Forex board prints production

A photo is printed and glued to a 5mm-thick forex plastic board. Choose between a black or white board and whether the photo is printed across the entire board or has a frame around it. On the back, you will find a hook for hanging and wall adhesives for simple installation. You can also have the print framed, with the choice of wood or aluminum frames.

Printed on semi-matte photo paper available in 6 sizes:6×6″, 6×8.3″, 8.3×8.3″, 8.3×11.8″, 11.8×11.8″, 11.8×17.7.″


So which option is for you? A photo canvas or a print on forex board?


How to create wall art

Turn white walls into a photo gallery quickly and easily! With our simple online editor, it only takes a few minutes to create wall art prints. Check out our article on how to create the best wall art before ordering to help make sure your wall art is exactly what you want.


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