Crystalline Canvas

for Aqueous Inks

Fine art will never be the same again

The highest quality gloss or satin canvas on the market

  • * No varnish required
  • * Absolute incredible detail
  • * Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax
  • * OBA-free, yet still bright white
  • * Gloss and satin finishes  |   21 mil thickness  |  440 gsm weight

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



Crystalline is a 440gsm aqueous inkjet canvas that comes pre-made in both gloss and satin finishes. This high performance inkjet canvas should be used with photo black ink and will deliver industry-leading Dmax and color gamut a step above every other glossy or matte inkjet canvas available today. It is ideal for high-end fine art and photography reproduction.



For printing tips, troubleshooting tips, and additional info, download: Crystalline Quick Start Guide.


While we recommend coating all aqueous canvas prints, Crystalline's formulation does not require a varnish.

For more info on Crystalline print permanence, please see DETAILS.

For additional protection, you can use our Timeless or Glamour II varnishes. If you plan to varnish this canvas, it must be applied via HVLP spray.

Important Note: With the Crystalline Canvas, hand-rolling a water-based print varnish is not recommended and will more than likely lift the ink from your print.


Be sure to use archival glue and apply to the inside edge of the stretcher bars.

Important Note: It is advised that you staple the edges of the canvas to the back of the EasyWrappe bars. This will prevent the canvas from lifting off the edges of the bars.

Please watch our instructional videos for the stapling method when using our EasyWrappe system: 

Video : How to use EasyWrappe with the Staple Method (for 1.25")

Video : How to use EasyWrappe Pro with the Staple Method (for 1.75")

Downloads - Spec Sheet 

inkjet canvas data sheet



Crystalline is a 440gsm aqueous inkjet canvas that comes pre-made in both gloss and satin finishes. This high performance inkjet canvas should be used with photo black ink and will deliver industry-leading Dmax and color gamut a step above every other glossy or matte inkjet canvas available today. It is ideal for high-end fine art and photography reproduction.



Yep, we did it again. First it was Chromata White (2005), then it was Lyve (2009). Now its Crystalline (2011). You just won't achieve a deeper black or wider color gamut on any other canvas.


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. Crystalline is the only OBA-Free bright white glossy canvas ever developed.

"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.


This makes it extremely attractive to printmakers who are new to printing canvas, and especially to those who prefer to avoid the labor-intensive step of varnishing their canvas prints.  

Please note: If you still want to use varnish with 17M, it must be applied using an HVLP spray system.


Crystalline will not crack or tear when stretched, with or without a coat of varnish.  See it for yourself, without any varnish applied, in this  Fold Test.  Learn More:  4 Options for Stretching Canvas Prints .


Even without print varnish, Crystalline prints are highly resistant to scuffing and/or abrasion.  


Lack of water-resistance is a commonly known problem with currently available glossy canvas options. Not anymore. Crystalline delivers an increased level of water-resistance.


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.


One of the most compelling aspects of Crystalline is its ease of use. Since they require no varnish, Crystalline prints are immediately ready to stretch or mount. With our EasyWrappe  and EasyWrappe Pro  do-it-yourself gallery wrap system, canvas printing just can't get any easier.  


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.

Print Permanence Testing

Crystalline has been longevity tested and the results are as follows:  When no varnish is applied, Crystalline has a life span of approximately 55 years before deterioration may begin (this is approximately half the life span of our Lyve and Chromata White canvases which are both independently archival certified for 100+ years. When our Timeless print varnish is applied, Crystalline's life span will improve to approximately 75 years before deterioration may begin.

*Note: Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity and atmospheric conditions. Breathing Color does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them. All of the descriptive information and recommendations for the use of Breathing Color products should be used only as a guide. Furnishing such information and recommendations shall in no event constitute a warranty of any kind by Breathing Color. All purchasers of Breathing Color products shall independently determine the suitability of the material for the purpose for which it is purchased. Seller’s and manufacturer’s only obligation shall be to replace such quantity of the product proved to be defective. Neither the seller nor manufacturer shall be liable either in tort or in contract for any loss or damage, direct, incidental or consequential (Including loss of profits or revenue) arising out of the use of or the inability to use the product. No statement or recommendation not contained herein shall have any force or effect unless in agreement signed by officers of seller and manufacturer.

Helpful Videos

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

EasyWrappe Standard 1.25" - Staple Method

EasyWrappe Pro 1.75" - Staple Method

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

  Retail$250+$1000+ Qty
Crystalline Canvas - 8.5"x11" sheets, 25 per box, Gloss $3400 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 13"x19" sheets, 25 per box, Gloss $8800 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x22" sheets, 25 per box, Gloss $13100 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 8.5"x11" sheets, 25 per box, Satin $3400 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 13"x19" sheets, 25 per box, Satin $8800 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x22" sheets, 25 per box, Satin $13100 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x10', Gloss $3000 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 24"x10', Gloss $5500 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 36"x10', Gloss $8000 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 44"x10', Gloss $9700 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 54"x10', Gloss $11800 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 60"x10', Gloss $13000 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x40', Gloss $10994 $9125 $8059
Crystalline Canvas - 24"x40', Gloss $15520 $12882 $11376
Crystalline Canvas - 36"x40', Gloss $23280 $19322 $17064
Crystalline Canvas - 44"x40', Gloss $28454 $23617 $20857
Crystalline Canvas - 54"x40', Gloss $34920 $28984 $25596
Crystalline Canvas - 60"x40', Gloss $38800 $32204 $28440
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x10', Satin $3000 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 24"x10', Satin $5500 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 36"x10', Satin $8000 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 44"x10', Satin $9700 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 54"x10', Satin $11800 - -
Crystalline Canvas - 60"x10', Satin $13000 - - Out
Crystalline Canvas - 17"x40', Satin $10994 $9125 $8059
Crystalline Canvas - 24"x40', Satin $15520 $12882 $11376
Crystalline Canvas - 36"x40', Satin $23280 $19322 $17064
Crystalline Canvas - 44"x40', Satin $28454 $23617 $20857
Crystalline Canvas - 54"x40', Satin $34920 $28984 $25596
Crystalline Canvas - 60"x40', Satin $38800 $32204 $28440
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