Should I choose vinyl or canvas?

We print on both vinyl and canvas as they both are brilliant substrates that each lend themselves well to different photographic situations. 

Broadly speaking, we recommend vinyl for product and food photography because it is durable, waterproof and can be printed at a very high-resolution. This means that the print is super-precise and perfect for detailed close-up shots. Canvas is more suitable for traditional portraiture, having more of a matte finish and a weight that lends itself to hanging vertically. It is 'perfectly Imperfect', its beauty lying in its subtle imperfections and variations.

Here's a table outlining the best use-cases for each type of media:

Vinyl Canvas
Perfect for
  • Product & food photography
  • Flat-lay & hanging vertically
  • Smaller scenes
  • Detailed close-up shots
  • Apparel
  • Portraiture & fine-art photography
  • Hanging vertically
  • Larger scenes
Matte finish 🟢⚪⚪ 🟢🟢⚪
Durability 🟢🟢🟢 🟢🟢🟢
Lay-flat properties 🟢🟢🟢 🟢🟢⚪
Waterproof 🟢🟢🟢 🟢🟢⚪
Detail 🟢🟢🟢
Surface Smooth Slight texture (not visible at distance)
  • 60 x 90cm / 2 x 3 ft
  • 90 x 120cm / 3 x 4 ft
  • 1 x 1.5m / 3.5 x 5ft
  • 1 x 2.1m / 3.5 x 7ft