Print on demand canvas are available in multiple variations. The canvas roll is basically the art-grade fabric material with your custom design by itself. Stretched canvas means that the same material is wrapped on an inner wooden frame, which gives the product thickness and depth. Gallery canvas means double frame thickness for that extra presence. And finally, multipanel canvas (or multicanvas) are a unique design statement - one design across multiple stretched canvas. Your choice!
Click on any of the pod canvas products to view more information, and, if you have any questions, feel free to contact a personal manager!
Canvas is a type of fabric made out of cotton or polyester. It is often used by painters because of the great durability, and as such is also well suited for printing. The texture and the heavy-duty feel provides authenticity to any design.
As mentioned, canvas is the name of the material, but multiple print products can be made from it. The fabric with a printed design can be sold on its own - this is called a canvas roll or rolled canvas, because that's the way they are shipped. Rolled canvas is the quickest and cheapest option; shipping is also the easiest of all canvas. However, the end result will also look the simplest, as it is just a piece of fabric on its own. Some people will frame them afterwards. In order to not lose this profit opportunity, Printseekers also have framed canvas, which is the full package.
Stretched canvas, sometimes called traditional canvas, are a bit more advanced. Individual pieces of wood are combined in a rectangular frame, and then the canvas fabric gets put (stretched) onto that frame. Note that this is not a decorative outer frame - an inner frame is purely functional. The final product has depth & presence, sort of like a painting, but with a printed design. Customers can hang them on the wall with the sawtooth hanger that we install on every stretched canvas.
On our website, you can see two types of stretched canvas - regular and gallery. The main difference between them is the thickness of the inner wooden frame - 19mm vs 38mm. Gallery canvas are heavier and have more of a "wow" factor, however, they are less suitable for framing, unlike regular ones.
Last, but not least, we offer the so-called multicanvas or multipanel canvas. The idea is simple - a single design is split across two or more canvas. The result is a unique interior design statement, and from the business perspective it allows to sell more canvases. So, a win-win!
All our pod canvas products have a thing in common - the fabric material. You can choose between 300g / m2, 99% cotton option, or 220g / m2, 100% polyester one. The inner wooden frames for stretched canvas are all made from locally grown pine trees, but their thickness differs from 19mm in regular canvas to 38 in gallery canvas.
As for sizes, the only limitation for canvas rolls is the size of the printer, so they go all the way to 200x150cm. Anything below that is also an option, including custom sizes - let us know if you're interested in those! For all stretched canvas it is a bit different, because of the frame. For those, the maximum size is 150x100cm. All the classic sizes are available, including 60x40cm and 60x90cm canvas.
Packaging depends on the specific product. For canvas rolls it is pretty straightforward - the print is rolled and inserted in a sturdy cardboard tube, along with branding goodies if needed. The canvas material is durable and there are no other parts, so rolled canvas arrive to customers in a perfect state. We add more protection to stretched canvas. They get carefully bubble wrapped and inserted into a cardboard box.
In all cases, the packaging is cost effective, safe and pleasant to look at. And on the shipping label, there is only the name of your shop!
For customers, print on demand canvas are a great alternative to the better known poster for two reasons - the texture & depth of a painting, which feels more premium, and the ready-to-hang factor (for stretched canvas). It is also a popular gift product if marketed right.
From a business perspective, canvas are a great product to sell, because they have high perceived value. Despite low production costs, you can set a high price tag - customers will think it is worth it, especially if you sell exclusive, limited edition, or simply really amazing art pieces unavailable anywhere else. Compared to products like apparel, the profit margin per order will be bigger.
Canvas are well suited for classic, full-size art. Originally, this material was used by painters, so it makes sense that digital or scanned physical paintings look fantastic on canvas. Since large sizes are an option, sceneries are a good option - in addition to the great view, they also make rooms feel bigger. So, if you specialize in creating nature & landscape designs or photographs, selling canvas might be a great option for you!
Another popular direction is the motivational artwork. Everyone needs some inspiration from time to time, whether at work or private life. A big motivational piece on the wall might just work. There are different approaches to this genre, from witty quotes and wordplays, to imagery of success, such as cars, famous entrepreneurs, powerful animals, you name it.
Last but not least, now is the rise of the personalised canvas prints, where customers can choose certain aspects of the final design. Examples include maps with customer-chosen cities, digital pet portraits, favourite recipes & more.
Print on demand canvas is one of our specialties, we have been mastering their production process since day one! Currently, every canvas order gets shipped out in 1-3 business days, and then delivered in 2-7 business days, depending on the destination. Product quality is checked multiple times before shipping.
Feel free to contact us - whether you want to start a partnership, inquire about personalized pricing & custom sizes, or if you simply want to ask a question!