For many years, photographers have printed their pictures on paper and then framed them with beautifully expensive frames before they hung them. Specialized framing shops offered just about any type of framing you could imagine, designed and cut to your specifications. But framing can get expensive, especially for those larger pictures, so many photographers simply stopped using larger pictures altogether. They never considered choosing canvas pictures instead of framed pictures because they assumed that canvas was more expensive. And, in the past, it was. With the breakthroughs in canvas printing technology, it is easier and less expensive to have your pictures printed on canvas than it is to print and frame them.

There are several main reasons that you would want to choose canvas pictures over framed pictures, with the main one being print longevity. A normal picture is printed on paper and paper begins to wear quickly, even in a frame. Yet canvas pictures are printed on a medium that will last for generations, and they are printed with special inks that were designed to last just as long. These inks are also designed to withstand the elements – especially light – where normal printer inks are not. This means that your beautifully framed picture will start to fade quickly whereas canvas pictures will last for decades before ever showing signs of wear.

Another reason to choose canvas pictures over framed pictures is that you can hang a canvas print right out of the packaging instead of having to get it framed. ZaZa Gallery will print your photograph on canvas and ship it out to you as soon as it’s ready. When you get it, you can take it directly out of the packaging and hang it anywhere you would like. Paper prints, however, need to be framed before they can be hung or they have to be put into an album. This means a trip to the store for a frame, and maybe even a costly frame if you have a larger print or a special size.

There are so many great reasons to choose canvas pictures over framed ones, but these two reasons are enough to see the value in canvas pictures. From the money that you will save between framing and having to replace paper pictures over time, it is easy to see why choosing canvas pictures is a smart way to go. You no longer have to worry about your favorite pictures losing their colors or their details, you simply have to worry about where to hang them.