Everything About Canvas Prints: Construction, Hanging Options, Care

Canvas prints are one of the most popular and elegant ways to immortalize your fondest memories. These are an artistic touch for any home or office, and like all of our signs can be fully customized to your needs.

Canvas prints are a staple in home decor, and they can liven up any room. Because you can print any image you choose, your canvas print can be created for any occasion, fitting any room, in any color scheme.

They feature durable construction and an elegant finish that you don’t get from most other types of wall hangings. Posters don’t have the same impact, and canvas paintings, while nice, aren’t customizable.

Our canvas prints can come in any size, and feature whatever image you want us to print. Here’s how it all comes together.

example of what a canvas print looks like with abstract imagery

The Construction of a Canvas Print Sign

We print on gallery-quality semi-gloss canvas. These prints are available in multiple sizes and are hand-wrapped across a natural wooden frame. Both the canvas and the wood are of the highest quality and will maintain their appearance for many years under proper conditions.

The frame thickness is either .75” or 1.5”, depending on your specifications. The thinner frames are a bit more flush with the wall, while the thicker frames have a more gallery-like quality to them.Both options are highly durable, and you can feel confident in getting the highest quality with either option. Deciding between the two is a simple matter of your personal taste.

We also have several edge options to customize your canvas print. Since the edge of your frame has some thickness to it, its design is almost as important as what you put on the front.

Two of these side options are fairly simple: solid white and solid black. These are both appropriate options to choose if the backdrop of your print is relatively neutral. Dark neutral colors mix with the black edges, while white edges blend well with light colors.

If both options appear just a bit too harsh for you, try the mirroring option. With this option, the image on the front is mirrored down the side, so both the front and sides of the print maintain the same aesthetic.

In addition, our specialists at Square Signs will touch up your photos as needed, to make sure your photo or image looks exactly the way you remember it in your head.

construction option for a canvas print with a landscape imagery

Where Can You Hang Your Canvas Prints?

Canvas prints are versatile and look great anywhere… as long as it stays indoors.

Canvas prints aren’t built for outdoor use, and extended exposure to moisture or other elements will damage both the frame and the canvas itself. They’re best kept inside in places where they won’t be handled frequently or be exposed to moisture or stains.

The frame itself is very sturdy and isn’t likely to break under normal conditions. But the canvas material, despite the semi-gloss finish, is susceptible to staining and discoloration, so it’s best to keep it out of the reach of young children or stain-prone places like the kitchen. The print will also fade if exposed to extended sunlight.

Of course, those are just some suggestions. You can hang the prints wherever you choose, and they come in dozens of sizes to reflect that. There are countless sizes to consider, from a 12”x12” frame to a 36”x24”, and just about every combination in between you can think of. This ensures that no matter what kind of image you’re trying to display, portrait or landscape or perfectly square, in any dimensions, you can find a frame to fit it. You can even crop your image with our customization tools to fit a particular size frame.

This ensures you can choose a frame that will fit a very particular location.

Installation is easy, as canvas prints all come with a simple sawtooth bracket, meaning they’re easy to hang anywhere you can put a nail or screw to hang it on.

Caring for Your Canvas Prints

Canvas prints don’t need a lot of maintenance, as long as you keep them in a place where they won’t be damaged. They will accumulate dust over time, which you can easily dust off with a dry cloth or feather duster.

Should your canvas become stained, you can use warm soapy water on a damp cloth to clean it, but take care that you do not soak or immerse the canvas in water, as this will damage the canvas and the frame.

If you have any further questions about how to properly care for your canvas, you can contact our customer support, or see our installation and care section on the canvas print product page.