For the longest time, I've decorated my home with posters. They are relatively cheap and can look rather nice once you put them in a frame. In my bedroom, I have a few posters that aren't framed at all, and it's one of the quickest and easiest ways to make a room appear more appealing.
But more recently, I've started to like Canvas Prints quite a bit. Compared to posters, they have more heft, but are cheaper than buying paintings (although they have the same feel given that they are printed on a canvas). While I still use posters quite a bit, I find that Canvas Prints add variety to my home. Although they are a bit more expensive than posters, I find that they are still quite reasonably priced.
If you are debating whether to buy a canvas print or a poster, here are some things to consider:
- Canvas Prints are slightly more expensive.
- Posters are easier to wrap up while moving. Canvas prints are bulkier and more difficult to move, especially if they are large.
- To make a poster really look good, you need to frame it, and by the time you do that, it can end up costing the same as a canvas print.
- Canvas Prints may make art look better. Photographs will likely look better on a poster. However, this is based on my personal preference, and you may feel differently.
- The best place to shop for either a poster or canvas prints is online. You'll have access to a larger selection of products, and also end up paying less in most cases.
- You can save money on your purchases online and by using online coupons.
- Canvas prints can make great personalized gifts if you use a photo that has special meaning to the person in question.
Beyond that, it's mostly a personal decision. As I've stated before, in my case, I like to use a combination of the two for variety. To buy posters online, the best site in my opinion is allposters.com, which has just about every poster imaginable. When it comes to canvas prints, my preferred store is Canvas People, which offers low prices and quick service. In both cases, you'll want to make full use of Allposters coupons or Canvas People coupons to get the best pricing.
One consideration is whether you should do the printing yourself. For the most part, printing, especially for businesses, should be left to the pros. This means using services like Canvas People, Vistaprints, or any number of other printing services. But if you are interested in doing your own printing for posters or canvas prints, you will need two things: A high quality printer and lots of ink. I would recommend reading more about printers on CNET, then consider buying printer ink from online stores like Inkfarm. You can get Inkfarm coupons from sites like inkjetprinterdiscounts.com if you want to take advantage of special coupons.
If you need original posters printed for your business or for some other purpose, then I recommend a company called Printplace. They offer reasonable prices and do a very professional jobs. As is the case with other online printing services, you will get the best deal if you use Printplace coupons, which you can find from many sites online.