Last week I was looking for some photo paper to print up some small posters. Digging around in my printer supply cabinet I found a package of canvas cloths for inkjet printers. Don't remember when or why I bought this pack but I'd never used it. So, what the heck, I stuck them in the printer to try out. I like 'em. This particular pack was Office Depot brand 8.5x11 canvas. But canvas for inkjets comes in many sizes and styles including cut sheets and rolls (compare prices).
Canvas cloth for inkjet; J. Bear
This Flickr posting brings up a question I had when I printed the canvas sheets -- what paper type setting to use. Canvas is not an option. I used a matte photo paper setting and it came out nice on my Canon inkjet. You may need to experiment with your own printer to find what gives the best results. Of course, the subject your printing (photo vs. non-photo, etc.) can make a difference too.
- The History of Canvas Printing includes questions about canvas (all kinds, not just special inkjet varieties)
- Can You Put Photos on Canvas for Wall Art is an eHow tutorial that suggests using "Canvas," "Rough" or "Cardstock" settings if available.
- A Picture on the Wall? Why Not Do the Whole Wall? (NYTimes.com) is about oversized, poster size prints but also discusses prints on canvas (can make a slight camera jiggle less noticeable; mentions canvaspop.com for getting your prints onto canvas)
- Digital Art Papers (About.com) offers a variety of ideas for printing media from canvas to watercolor to printable fabric.
- How to Print Directly on Fabric (About.com) is a tutorial for printing on fabric sheets instead of paper.