Is a solvent printer suited to creating high quality canvas prints?
Some canvas printers use solvent printers to create their canvas prints. Solvent printers are used mainly in the outdoor signage markets and are not suited to high quality canvas printing. The printers we use are designed specially for the task of canvas printing, and offer much rich colours than solvent printers. Solvent ink is basically an acid that burns into the surface of the canvas. Our aqueous inks are designed to be absorbed into the specially coated canvas that we use. More importantly, the ink we use has been independently tested to last 75+ years without fading. Solvent printers have simply not been tested against fading, as they are designed to produce signs that need to only last 3-5 years.