Chromata White

for Aqueous Inks

Fine art will never be the same again

The highest quality matte canvas on the market

  • * Absolute incredible detail
  • * Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax
  • * OBA-free, yet still bright white
  • * Matte finish  |  19 mil thickness  |  450 gsm weight

*Compatible with most Epson, Canon, and HP printer models!


19 mil, 450gsm matte poly-cotton inkjet canvas. Archival Certified, OBA-free

Chromata White Canvas is a textured 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Released in 2005, Chromata White was the first ever OBA-free canvas to hit the market and it has since revolutionized the giclee printing industry.



Characteristic of all Breathing Color inkjet media, Chromata White delivers exceptional color gamut & Dmax. If our Chromata White Canvas impresses you, then you've gotta see Lyve .


Called "Chromata White", this breakthrough technology has set Breathing Color apart for years. Normally, OBA-Free products have a yellowish surface. Our "Chromata White" technology, which we released in 2005, forever changed this by delivering OBA-Free with the desired bright white surface. This answered the needs of our customers to maximize the longevity of their prints while maintaining the most popular and desired look.

"Chromata White" gives the end-user the most stable platform on which to print photographs and fine art giclees without the metamerism issues or color shift issues inherent on other canvases. Optical Brighteners compromise the attainment of true color, they complicate profiling accuracy, and they inevitably deteriorate and yellow over time. You can read more about OBA's and their long-term effects on inkjet prints .


Chromata White is archival certified for 100+ years. Download and utilize Chromata's Archival Certificate to differentiate your business and show your customers how much you care about quality.


Ever noticed how a print can look identical under one light source, yet show remarkable differences in color when viewed under a different light source? This problem is referred to as "metamerism". When OBA's are used in inkjet media, the metamerism problem exacerbates exponentially. Because this product is manufactured OBA-free, you are assured that your prints will look consistent under different lighting conditions.


When varnished with Timeless Gloss, Satin, or Matte, Chromata White will not crack or tear when stretched. Learn More: 4 Options for Stretching Canvas Prints .


All of our inkjet canvas grades share this feature.


Our proprietary products are very expensive to develop, manufacture and ensure quality. If we sold them through traditional distributors, our products would hands down be the most expensive on the market. Instead, we employ a manufacturer-direct business model that bypasses the middle man and empowers us to provide you with first class, state-of-the-art products at competitive prices. It also allows us to deliver direct, unprecedented service and support for our products. Here's where you can learn 5 Ways to Save Money with Breathing Color .


Which matte canvas is best for me?

We sat down with Breathing Color President Nick Friend and Vice President Adam Hill to discuss Breathing Color's matte canvas options - Lyve, Chromata White, and 800M - in order to help users select the best option for their business.

Other Product Information

Chromata White Canvas is among the most archival canvases available today. In addition, its breakthrough technology results in a canvas that is whiter than traditional canvas manufactured with OBA's. Chromata White Canvas utilizes our most advanced inkjet canvas coating technology that is an industry leader in Dmax and Color Gamut. It was designed to deliver roll to roll CONSISTENCY from one production to the next.

The water resistant surface works exceptionally well with Glamour II Veneer, our proprietary water-based top coat coating designed specifically for our line of inkjet canvas (click here to see a video demonstration and for further information on Glamour II). If coated with Glamour II, this canvas will not crack even under extremely rigorous stretching conditions (canvas gallery wrap).

*Chromata White Canvas can be adhered to just about any surface (such as masonite board) by simply applying Glamour II Veneer coating onto the underneath surface of the canvas. Today, Glamour II is commonly used as a very effective mounting adhesive for those who prefer not to stretch canvas giclees. In addition to all Epson and Canon printers, Chromata White is also suited for all Roland printers, including the Eco-Sol printers using Eco-sol ink as well as the Roland's new "Max" ink.

See the Media Coverage of this product.

If you are new to Breathing Color and would like to test this product, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the inexpensive Trial rolls offered. Trial rolls are priced at cost, in order to encourage our customers to try our award-winning products for a minimal investment. Trial rolls provide enough product so that our customers can sufficiently run tests and create samples.  CUSTOMERS MAY ONLY PURCHASE ONE TRIAL ROLL OF EACH PRODUCT.

Print Permanence Testing & Archivability Standards

Chromata White Passes Blue Wool Test

Extensive independent testing by a UKAS accredited laboratory has concluded that the Chromata White Canvas meets and exceeds the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and light fastness. The Fine Art Trade Guild has established these standards in order to protect the interests of consumers. Consumers who follow the Blue Wool Testing and the Fine Art Trade Guild standards can be confident that the art and framing supplies they use are archival certified.

Helpful Videos

How to do a Mirror Edge in Photoshop for a Gallery Wrap

Compatible Inkjet Printers

This Product has been compatibility tested and approved for the following printers. If you do not see your printer listed below, it does not mean it is not compatible but that we have not tested and approved your printer at this time. Our aqueous media is compatible with most pigment and dye-based ink systems.


Professional Photo: Pixma Pro-1, Pixma Pro-10, Pixma Pro-100, Pixma Pro9500, Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

Large Format: iPF5000, iPF5100, iPF6000S, iPF6100, iPF6200, iPF6300, iPF6300S, iPF6350, iPF6400, iPF6450, iPF8000, iPF8000S, iPF8300, iPF8300S, iPF8400, iPF9000, iPF9100, iPF9400, iPF9400S, W6400, i990


Stylus Photo Series: R1800, R1900, R2000, R2400, R2880, R3000

Stylus Pro Series: 3800, 3880, 3890, 4000, 4800, 4880, 4900, 7500, 7600, 7700, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900, 10000, 10600, 11880, WT7900

Surecolor: T3000, T5000, T7000


Hi-Fi Jet Pro & Pro II Series Printers, VersaArt RA-640


DesignJet: 1055CM +, Z2100, Z3100, Z3200, Z3200ps, 5000, Z5200, 5500, Z6100, Z6200

Photosmart Pro: 8750, B9180


JV-4, JV2-130, JV22-160


RJ46, RJ50, RJ62, RJ64, RJ900, ValueJet 1304W, ValueJet1604AW, ValueJet1638W


All Durst printers using aqueous pigment or dye-based ink

Downloads - Spec Sheet & Archival Quality Certificate 

inkjet canvas quality certificate     fine art trade guild     inkjet canvas data sheet - 

  1. Canvas sags more in the direction of the weave, typically horizontal
  2. Sagging can happen from under or over tightening
  3. Environment plays a huge part - high constant humidity will relax canvas
  4. For dry environments, spritzing the back of a sagging canvas with hot, distilled water can help re-tighten.
  5. Start stapling on longest dimension & staple clean line. Move to the opposite side, not around the edge of the frame.
  6. Add cross bars and corner keys after full framing.
  7. Putting a bead of archival glue on the bars as you set the edge helps hold tension and keep it all even and flat.
  8. Frame in a high humid environment then move to a drier environment.
  9. More information can be found in this article.

  Retail$250+$1000+ Qty
Chromata White - 8.5"x11" sheets, 25 per box $2296 - -
Chromata White - 13"x19" sheets, 25 per box $6569 - -
Chromata White - 17"x22" sheets, 25 per box $9948 - -
Chromata White - 17"x10' $2800 - -
Chromata White - 17"x40' $9096 $7550 $6667
Chromata White - 24"x40' $12840 $10657 $9412
Chromata White - 36"x40' $19260 $15986 $14060
Chromata White - 42"x40' $22470 $18650 $16471
Chromata White - 44"x40' $23541 $19539 $17256
Chromata White - 50"x40' $26751 $22203 $19608
Chromata White - 54"x40' $28890 $23979 $21176
Chromata White - 60"x40' $32100 $26643 $23529
Chromata White - 64"x40' $34347 $28508 $25176
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