Cost of product is dependent on many factors but in the case of canvas prints and framed photographs they are relative to the effects it provides when these are hanged on walls which are the best and common method of displaying both pieces.
Which is expensive?
Paper prints cost just half of the price of canvas prints however, canvas prints only require ordinary mounting to get them right on the wall. On the case of paper prints since it is more delicate, it needs framing behind glass which is the one that makes it costly.
Since both products are meant for display let’s just tackle their advantages and disadvantages in order to understand what each of these prints provide relative to the cost.
Photo prints advantages and disadvantages
It has a traditional look and appeal while its black and white prints are the best in fiber based paper. In color you can get a high resolution photo. On the downside, it produces glare and reflection in light because of the way it is framed behind the glass. There is no depth in color too while the frame should complement the home décor too. Towards its look, it is flat and is perceived as separate from the print.
Canvas advantages and disadvantages
Canvas prints give depth to the image, with no glare or reflections particularly the matte options. It is lighter only requiring floater. It is also economical and easy to create larger size prints. It can be presented as frameless which is like creating a window into its scene. It has a painting effect which is best if you want to print master pieces. It is waterproof and can be done in split mounting. Its disadvantage is just the price which is a bit costly.
Final take Although canvas prints cost a bit more than paper prints the fact that it is more durable and can last for years is already a valid reason why many are into this over the paper prints.