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Does Black And White Looks Good On Acrylic?

Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/08/2013 - 6:11 PM

Or canvas is better?


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Posted by: Tony Murray on 01/08/2013 - 6:14 PM

Marcio, those are two different questions. Acrylic is a media, canvas is a base or backing.


Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/08/2013 - 6:30 PM

I don't mean painting but photograph print.

I don't have experience with acrylic and canvas print. I might be missing something?

The acrylic print is not printed actually on the acrylic like it is on canvas and metal?


Posted by: Rich Franco on 01/08/2013 - 6:32 PM


A good properly exposed and printed B&W will look good on both, but sometimes the subject matter, will uh,matter. A foggy morning landscape would look good on canvas, where as a stark shrape image of a building might look better under Arcylic, which can act as almost a lens and adds a 3D effect, on the few images that I've seen so far on/under Acrylics,



Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/08/2013 - 6:36 PM

Thanks Rich,

The wierd thing is that in galleries I don't remember to have seen black and white prints on acrylic but only colour.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 01/08/2013 - 8:36 PM


I think that offering Acrylics is a new thing and hasn't hit the gallery scene just yet, like Gallery wrapped canvas,etc.



Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 01/08/2013 - 9:27 PM

I haven't seen the acrylic but the canvas has a texture. Depending on your image the texture may or may not be acceptable. The acrylic has a smooth finish and I would expect it to compliment a photographic image just as glossy photographic paper does.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 01/08/2013 - 9:51 PM


Right you are! I've seen only 2 large Arcylics and have been impressed with both! I print an awful lot of my stuff on canvas, mostly because of the cost savings and I also use a very smooth canvas, which has almost a "luster" feel and look,



Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 01/09/2013 - 11:52 AM


I am not used to see canvas print in galleries eather.


Posted by: Rich Franco on 01/09/2013 - 3:43 PM


You won't see much canvas in galleries or museums, just art shows, since it's a "bargain" compared to a same sized framed piece,



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