Canvas prints are available from numerous high-street companies, and also from internet outlets. Although relatively expensive to produce, they offer an attractive alternative to conventional photographic prints. They tend take an image towards the middle ground between photography and traditional art. Canvases are stretched on to timber frames of almost any size, and can be treated to obtain moisture-proof or water-proof finishes.
Images can be printed to comparatively large sizes because the canvas surface is more tolerant of decreasing resolution. With a high gloss paper print, the least imperfection is likely to be visible. When the same image is printed on canvas, any small defect or lack of detail is normally less apparent.