We carry a line of canvases that are compatible with both traditional solvent inks and the more environmentally friendly eco-solvent inks. They have a superb finish and we promise that they are the finest choice of any solvent canvas, offered at the best price you can find anywhere. Ideal for any photo or fine art printing, these Matte and Gloss canvases will help print your prints to life by providing high levels of color saturation and the ideal surface finishes.
The difference between a solvent and an eco-solvent printing system is the chemicals used in the ink, the advantages and disadvantages of each are explained below.
SOLVENT INKJET PRINTING:
Solvent inks are typically slightly more expensive to use, but usually have a longer lifespan then that of eco-solvent inks. They have toxic chemicals that are harmful to both humans and the environment, because of this there needs to be a ventilation system in place when using them. This slightly increases costs, however, these same chemicals significantly increase the lifespan of a print. They are designed to resist fading and are able to print on a much greater range of surfaces than eco-solvent printing.
ECO-SOLVENT INKJET PRINTING: Eco-Solvent inks lack the toxic chemicals that make solvent inks both more expensive and has traditionally resulted in poorer quality image. Recent advancements in eco-solvent inks have started to bridge the gap between quality of the two prints, but there is a slight difference in longevity and the range of surfaces it can print on. There is also no need to install a ventilation systems, as there are not toxic fumes, and this reduces printing costs.
Our canvases are designed to give great images with either type of inkjet printer and are 100% cotton. If you have any questions about either of these canvas rolls feel free to call us and we will be happy to help you make your decision.