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Fine Art Inkjet Canvas from Breathing Color

Lyve canvas is a premium quality, museum grade fine art inkjet canvas that delivers market leading print quality and longevity for stunning looking prints that last. Manufactured in the USA by Breathing Color, Lyve inkjet canvas is sold exclusively by Paper & Canvas Ltd in the UK and is regarded worldwide by many leading publishers, artists and photographers as simply the finest available.

What makes this inkjet canvas so special?

Lyve inkjet canvas is OBA free and still delivers leading colour, black density and detail for visibly better prints.

Most inkjet canvas products on the market use Optical Brightener Agents (OBA’s) including our Economize 800M inkjet canvas. OBA’s improve print quality by artificially increasing the white point of the canvas but unfortunately they do not last forever and will stop working once exposed to a certain amount of UV light. When this starts to happen the once bright white canvas becomes less and less white and can appear to turn cream and/or yellow.

Lightfastness of the inks is only one aspect of longevity; acidity, water resistance and OBA’s are also significant issues that affect the life span of any print. The affect of OBA’s is of course more critical on unprinted and light coloured areas of a print.

If a canvas turns yellow, potentially within weeks, does it really matter that the inks will apparently last decades without fading?

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Are OBA’s acceptable in a décor/photo inkjet canvas?

We think yes, as long as the printmaker is aware of them and is comfortable that the product suits the market that they are selling into. Every other high white inkjet canvas on the market contains OBA’s. See our Economize 800M.

Are OBA’s acceptable in a fine art inkjet canvas?

No. In our opinion OBA’s should be avoided in your fine art inkjet canvas now that the same or sometimes better print quality is available without them. Limited edition Giclees, fine art reproductions and fine art and professional photography should be printed on archival certified, OBA free, pH neutral and water resistant canvas in order to ensure the long term integrity of the print and businesses involved.

To sum up

There are many inkjet canvas products on the market but they are by no means equal. Printmakers should consider their own requirements and of course make the right choice for their own business. We intend that by providing accurate and open information that our customers are better able to do this for the benefit of their business and the print industry as a whole.

Customers using Lyve can gain competitive advantage in their market by emphasising the benefits of the product to their customers by using the following free tools;

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Fine Art Trade Guild Member

19mil (~450gsm) heavyweight
Consistent Poly/Cotton blend
OBA and Acid Free
Archival Certification, Fine Art Trade Guild Approved
Water-Resistant – compatible with water based Timeless laminate

Rolls - 40ft/12.2m Length
Discounts - 3 Roll 10% 10 Roll 15%
























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