The cost difference between both usually side on the acrylic for being more expensive. Whereas canvas is a woven fabric acrylic is a non porous material and comes in huge sheets of 60-96 or 48 -96 inches. Canvas comes in rolls that can fit under a table. There are also specific overhead costs that associated with both. You can get a digital printer as low as 1500.00 and start producing canvas prints.
When printing on Acrylic you need a Flat bed printer which usually start at 60,000 – 70,000 as well as a huge cutting table that the prints lay on. Good for another 2,000.00. The smart producer builds these into his costs
Acrylic prints also require the use of high-quality trained people and produce UV-resistant inks, and mounting hardware. As mentioned prior the process of printing on acrylic can also be more complex and time-consuming. which can contribute to the higher labor costs. Additionally, the thickness of the acrylic sheet used can also impact the cost, with thicker sheets generally being more expensive.
Canvas prints, on the other hand, are typically more affordable. Canvas is a widely available material and the process of printing on it is relatively straightforward. However, the quality of the canvas and the inks used can impact the final cost, and larger sizes may also be more expensive.
- A 60-40 canvas print can stretched can cost 150.00 to produce
- A 60-40 acrylic print 1/8 can cost 270.00 produce
Overall, the cost differences between printing on acrylic and printing on canvas will depend on your specific project and the options you choose. It’s a good idea to get quotes from several printing services and compare the prices and quality of their work to find the best option for your needs and budget.