Giclee vs Canvas Print – What to do?

Giclee vs Canvas Print – What to do? – Don’t get lost with the lingo of the Art Print Market. Giclee vs Canvas Print shouldn’t be put in the same class of choices.

giclee vs canvas print

The word Giclée describes a process of fine art digital printing that uses both high-quality inks and mediums.

This printing process involves spraying ink onto high-quality mediums, like special artistic and/or archiving papers, (printer) CANVAS, and others.


Let me clarify this confusion about Giclee vs Canvas Print:

So Giclée, also known as Fine Art Print(ing) is a process.

Canvas is a medium that supports the printing ink

and it is perfectly possible to print

Giclée on Canvas

As a matter of fact, with wonderful results.


So no more confusion about Giclee vs Canvas Print, Ok?


giclee vs canvas print

The picture on the left is a tribute inspired by a painting that I inherited from my grandparents.

I used to go to their home and spent hours, sometimes, admiring it. Being a surfer, waves have always had a magical effect on me.

Knowing that, my grandmother, Lourdes, told me she would make it mine after her death.

After so many years, almost 50, I still get overwhelmed by the power of that wave and wished I could have ridden something like that in my youth.

As a surfer, and all surfers feel the same, I can only say that waves like those are a dream to be searched. It’s like a hunt for that wild animal that needs to be graciously tamed at all cost.

Finding the correct paper for your prints is also as important as hunting for waves. Watch this video about one of the best papers available for fine art printing, including canvas mediums.


Would you prefer some other artwork? It’s easy: Hurry to my shop and compare hundreds of vibrant options for a bargain you will be thrilled with.

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4 thoughts on “Giclee vs Canvas Print – What to do?

  • March 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for the clarification! I have seen giclée print options before and was always confused as to how it different from a regular print but it completely makes sense that it’s that actual process instead of something you print on. If I’m correct, don’t most inkjet printers work this way?

    • March 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Hello, Nathan,

      Thank you for stopping by. I’m actually glad you asked that. In fact, no. Most common inkjet printers are able to produce art prints, not Fine Art Prints (Giclee). For that you need top high end printers and high quality art papers (or canvas) as you can see on this article.

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Absolutely love your website. The layout is really user friendly and easy to browse through. I particularly liked your “Shop” page. You really display some beautiful prints with, what I think, are very reasonable prices.

    I particularly like your right sidebar widgets that also contained links to Amazon. I would love it if you could share with me how to get that done. Would love to work something like that into my own website.

    All in all I found your website to be very attention getting and inviting. It makes one want to return to it to check out what’s new on it from time to time.

    • February 11, 2016 at 1:21 am

      Thank you for your kind words, Steve. ///

      On the sidebar matter, It makes a bit of a difference if you are Premium or not. If you are then you probably didn’t get there yet and I advise you to wait until the proper moment.

      If you are not, and anyways, I can give you an idea, since, im not very good at this explaining long processes thing in english, without a thorough plan. You see, Portuguese is my native language.

      Anyways, I’ll try to do my best:

      1- You have to get into the affiliates program with Amazon Associates (some countries and US states dont permit it with Amazon, i don’t know why.)

      2 – When you are done with that, Amazon will provide you with access to little scripts that you copy and embed in text widgets that can be placed on your side bar.

      3 – Log into your website manager to access your site cosntruction environment

      4 – Find the Appearence/Widgets, tab.

      5 – There, and I found it sorta intuitive, you can choose the TEXT widget to embed your script in. Just click and grab the widget to whichever area you wish. They are subtly highlighted from the major left area (widgets) Top left (highlighted) one is SIDEBAR.

      Hope I have been clear enough.

      If you have any further questions, please send me a message in Wealthy Affiliate.

      Have fun!



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