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What is an art print

An art print is a printed reproduction of an original work of art. Art prints can be printed using a number of different printing methods and on a variety of different print materials. These factors, including the quantity that is made available for printing, contribute to the final price of the art print.

At Easyart, we work to bring you the best possible images, printed at museum quality standard, all at an affordable price. To achieve this, we have carefully selected the most suitable combination of print materials and methods of printing.

Choosing your art prints

Our aim is to make sure you find the perfect print as easily as possible, whether you know exactly what you’re looking for, or whether you just want to have a good old browse by subject or style.

Once you’ve selected the perfect image it’s up to you to decide what material you’d like it printed on. You can choose fine art paper, watercolour paper or if you’re feeling adventurous you can print it as canvas art. Finally, choose the perfect custom frame to match and fit your art print.

Need some more help choosing the perfect art print? If not, start browsing our bestselling art prints now.

What Materials are used to print art prints?

The material we print on is important for creating effect and has been carefully chosen for compatibility with our digital printers in order to reproduce your art prints to the highest possible standard. We use the following two art print materials when printing art prints of our own published images. Easyart canvas art prints are printed on high quality synthetic canvas.

Fine Art Paper


The Fine Art Paper we use is acid and lignin free, ensuring the image won’t fade over time. The thickness of the paper, which is measured as a weight, is 230gsm (grams per square meter), and is roughly the thickness of 3 sheets of standard photocopy paper put together. This paper type has been selected because of its exceptional print quality, meaning we are able to reproduce high-resolution imagery at museum quality standards. We use digital Giclee printing on our fine art paper.

Watercolour paper

Our watercolour paper is textured, making it well suited for the reproduction of paintings and drawings. This paper type is slightly thicker than fine art paper at 280gsm, making it a slightly more expensive option. Giclee printing is the preferred printing method on our watercolour paper.

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Moulding

Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.

Perspex or glass

Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.

Mount

Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.

Backing board

Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.

More about framing

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In the Design Studio

We partner with the world's top museums and galleries to bring you exclusive prints of the highest quality. Our teams of designers ensure the colours are accurate, papers are well suited and the best frames are suggested.

Colour Perfecting in the Print Room

In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.

Measuring Up

After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.

Assembling Frames in the Framing Workshop

We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.

Hand-finishing in the Framing Workshop

Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.

The Last Stop

In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.

Mounting the Prints

The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.

Laying the Glass

Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.

The Final Product

After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.

Transferring to Canvas

For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.

Finishing the Canvas Edging

As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.