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About Us


About Paper & Canvas Ltd


Hopefully we’ll get an opportunity to speak some time and get to know you better but in the meantime, here’s a bit about us;

Founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Karl and Emma Bray, Paper & Canvas Ltd has become a prominent supplier of fine art inkjet canvas, papers and laminate to a broad spectrum of quality driven printmakers in the UK and beyond. We’re happy to still be a relatively small team but deal with customers of all sizes from self publishing artists and photographers to highly regarded fine art publishers and the biggest photo to canvas producers.

Taking the opportunity to blow our own trumpet (just for a moment) we’re knowledgeable and friendly with the most experience with Breathing Color products you’ll find this side of the pond!

The relationship with Breathing Color started out when we found their website while looking for a quality inkjet canvas for a newly acquired Epson 7600. The plan was to print photos and artwork to canvas and after hours of research, receiving samples and testing, finally we discovered Breathing Color, a US based producer of archival inkjet canvas.

It was apparent Breathing Color had a steely commitment to print quality, colour and longevity. Their products stood out from the crowd but they weren’t readily available in the UK at that time so plans changed, as they so often do in business and we began to import the brand exclusively to resell and have been spreading the word about their OBA free canvas and amazing print quality to artists, photographers and publishers ever since.

If you’re thirst for info isn’t yet quenched please explore our site, check out the Art of Printmaking blog (by Breathing Color), maybe pick up a trial roll or get in touch.


About Breathing Color


Want to learn more about Breathing Color and take a tour of our manufacturing facilities? Watch our Company Video.

Breathing Color® is a designer and supplier of award-winning digital inkjet canvas, papers, and canvas coatings. We are focused on the art and photographic markets with products that lead the industry in print performance and longevity. Breathing Color® customers benefit from the highest quality at competitive prices.

Breathing Color® was founded in January 2003 by a group of industry pioneers and art enthusiasts who have spent over fifteen years experimenting with wide ranges of color, substrates, coatings and equipment.

Using a highly scientific approach, we continually push the boundaries of innovation in pursuit of finer print quality. Our work never stops. (Visit Our Science to learn more.)

We believe that our first responsibility is to the artists, photographers, print studios and photo labs who use our products. We believe that our products must always lead the industry in print performance and deliver key advantages to those who use them. We believe that we must constantly strive to reduce the cost of these products in a responsible effort to help our customers succeed. Support must be promptly and sufficiently provided. Our motto is that a “Love at First Sight™ experience” must be delivered to everyone.

At the heart of Breathing Color is a humble, fair, dedicated, ambitious and creative culture. Breathing Color values its culture and takes great care to preserve and perpetuate it. Our culture is driven by the obligations we have to our customers, communities, and the industry in which we work. We believe that we must fulfill these obligations to the best of our ability.


Our Purpose


To create a better life experience through the enjoyment and appreciation of art and photography.

We understand that in the process of creating art, we are only one component of many. However, we are a vitally important component. We will not wait around for others to step forward in a leadership role to expand the possibilities in the world of art and photography. Instead, we will fulfill the leadership role and we will step forward. We will fulfill our purpose through continual experimentation, innovation, investment, and philanthropy.


Our Company Video


Community. Education. Environment


We believe in giving back. We believe we have a responsibility to serve the communities in which we work and to support educational institutions. We do this for the benefit of students and the less fortunate. Breathing Color® makes regular contributions to institutions that serve these purposes. Some examples include the Make A Wish Foundation, The Children's Hospital of Orange County, the University of Southern California's Roski School of Fine Arts and Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art.

We believe we have a responsibility to respect the environment and our planet. Our recent launch of PureG Solvent, a new line of products with an environmentally conscious purpose, is one example of our commitment. Our pledge with this line of products is to plant a tree for every roll of product sold.

We intend to be a positive influence on the world. Our hope is that our example inspires others. We would like to graciously thank our customers who inspire us all and continue to make this mission possible.