Downloads - Spec Sheet & Archival Quality Certificate
Other Product Information
Our "Chromata White" technology gives end-users 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.
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. If coated with Glamour II, this canvas will not crack even under extremely rigorous stretching conditions (canvas gallery wrap).
EYE-POPPING COLOR GAMUT & DMAX
If our Chromata White Canvas impressed you, wait till you see Lyve. Lyve boasts a 15% measurable improvement in Dmax and color gamut. Go Live with Lyve, and you'll be using the finest matte canvas on the market.
There is no doubt that Lyve took a leap forward in delivering image resolution. It will capture detail and nuance in your images that you never saw before on another canvas. Many photographers attest that this is Lyve's most desirable improvement. Want to see the difference? Check out these close-ups of
Lyve vs. Chromata White
Lyve vs. 800m.
OBA-FREE, YET STILL BRIGHT WHITE
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.
NO BETTER MATTE CANVAS & VARNISH COMBO
There's nothing superior to the combination of Lyve and Timeless - both proprietary products that were designed for one another. Never use a varnish again that wasn't designed specifically for your canvas.
Lyve is archival certified for 100+ years. Download and utilize Lyve's
to differentiate your business and show your customers how much you care about quality.
COLOR CONSISTENCY UNDER DIFFERENT LIGHTING CONDITIONS
When varnished with Timeless Gloss, Satin, or Matte, Lyve will not crack or tear when stretched. See it for yourself in this
Fold Test. 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.
Print Permanence Testing & Archivability Standards
Lyve Canvas Passes Blue Wool Test
Extensive independent testing by a UKAS accredited laboratory has concluded that the Lyve Canvas meets and exceeds the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and lightfastness. 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.
Helpful Videos for the Lyve Canvas
How to do a Mirror Edge in Photoshop for a Gallery Wrap
To see our extensive library of helpful videos on printing techniques, color management, and more please visit our
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,
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,
4880, 4900, 7500, 7600, 7700,
7900, 9500, 9600, 9700,
9900, 10000, 10600,
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