Art Print FAQ

Fine Art Print Vs. Digital Print

When comparing matte fine art prints to digital prints there will be small noticeable differences in the colours and gradients. In this example, you can see less magenta shades in the clouds of the digital print (4 colours of toner) compared to the art print (11 colours of ink). Also the depth of the dark colours is less in the digital

Matte or Glossy


Breathing Color Photo paper

Art Print (Fine Art)

Breathing Color Optica One

Art Print (Digital Print)

Mohawk Radian White Satin Paper


Prints on Wood

Every Wood Print is Unique

Due to the natural properties of wood, every wood canvas will be unique. The wood grain is always different panel to panel.

Lighter colours in the artwork will be more transparent and show more grain through the ink than darker colours. Darker colours will be less opaque and show less grain.

White or No White?

Choose between printing the artwork with a white base or no white. Here's a bit about each:

Wood Print without white base

No white

  • Any white in the design will show as the wood grain
  • Darker areas or areas of heavy detail will print darker than you see on your screen
  • There will be a warm look to your print since the colour of the wood will give your colours a warmer tone. Blues in the ¬†artwork may take on a turqoise/green tint
  • This setting is ideal for highlighting the difference between printing on wood and printing on paper. Printing on wood gives you a unique one-of-a-kind pieces each time since every wood canvas is different

Printing with White base

  • White in the artwork will show as white on the wood canvas.
  • A white base still allows the wood grain to be seen through by about 50%
  • Ideal for photographs and detailed artwork