Eco-friendly and wallet-friendly are often opposites, but there are some canvas options that can take on both descriptions with ease. Eco-solvent canvases are designed specifically for eco-solvent inks, together creating colorful artwork without the chemicals and fumes associated with traditional canvas products. Still not convinced? Here’s why you should consider eco-sol, along with our top three budget-friendly and eco-friendly canvases.
But first, why choose eco-sol over a traditional canvas? While many eco-sol canvases can be used with a variety of different inks, they’re designed to be used with eco-sol ink. Traditional inks give off fumes that mean ventilation is often a necessity for printing indoors. Besides just being environmentally friendly, eco-sol eliminates the cost of installing a proper ventilation system.
Eco-sol inks are also a bit friendlier on printers, which means nozzles don’t have to be cleaned as often as with traditional inks. The benefits of eco-sol extend to the client too, since some inks can leave canvas with strong odors long after the initial printing.
Eco-sol is often the right way to go, especially for indoor photos and graphics — here are our top eco-sol canvas options.
Eco-Sol Latex Lightweight 190gsm
This canvas is made from 100 percent polyester, making it one of our most affordable canvas options. While affordable enough for printing multiple canvases, the Eco-Sol Latex Lightweight doesn’t slouch too much on quality. The bright white and matte coatings help bring out a brilliant color and quality to the image. Designed with high-quality materials, this canvas is also resistant to cracks, so mounting is no problem. The price and quality mix of this canvas makes it perfect for campaigns with lots of prints or simply printing affordable canvases.
Eco-Sol Latex Semi-Glossy Poly-cotton Canvas 380 gsm
This poly-cotton blend creates a seedless, moderate weave perfect for capturing that authentic canvas look without authentic canvas chemicals. The thick 380g weight makes it the perfect option for high quality prints. With a waterproof surface, this canvas won’t crack while framing and can be used with regular solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inks. The semi-gloss surface and bright white material work together to give the finished piece a polished look. A special satin coating not only helps the ink to dry quickly, but also allows for maximum saturation.
Eco-Sol Latex Premium Poly-cotton Canvas 380gsm
Not a fan of the glossed over look? This canvas is identical for the 380gsm Eco-Sol Latex, but comes with a matte finish. While still offering an authentic canvas with a seedless weave, this option won’t reflect light, so it’s perfect for photos that shine on their own. Keeping the poly-cotton blend, this canvas is great for using with eco-sol inks yet still sits at an affordable price point. With anti-curl and tear-resistant properties, this canvas is perfect for projects that need to stand the test of time.
Eco-sol canvases are affordable and come without the stench of traditional inks. Our line of Eco-sol canvas comes in 100 foot rolls or customizable lengths, with widths varying from 24 to 60 inches. And while they look wonderful on the walls, they’re also not so bad on the bottom line either.