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Chromata White

The Original OBA free/bright white canvas
Incredible print quality
Matte fine art surface
Archival certified

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£22.74 ea
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Chromata White Canvas is a textured 19 mil 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 high white canvas to hit the market and it has since revolutionised the giclee printing industry. It has more recently been surpassed in print quality by Lyve canvas.





Characteristic of all Breathing Color inkjet media, Chromata White delivers exceptional colour gamut & dmax for incredible print quality. For those seeking the latest product, the new Lyve canvas uses the same Chromata White technology but delivers even better print quality.




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 brighter white surface. This answered the needs of our customers to maximise 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 colour shift issues inherent on other canvases. Optical Brighteners compromise the attainment of true colour, 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 utilise the Archival Certificate to differentiate your business and show your customers how much you care about quality and the long term permanence of their prints.




When varnished with Timeless Gloss, Satin, or Matte, Chromata White will not crack nor will it tear when stretched. 




All Breathing Color inkjet canvas grades are water resistant. Lyve will accept a water based liquid laminate or water based varnish and is compatible with both Timeless and the original Glamour II canvas varnish which provide necessary protection against scratches, scuffs, airborne pollutants and moisture.


Get A Trial Roll


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 which provide enough product for sufficiently running tests and creating samples. Trial rolls are limited to one per customer per product.

Downloads - Spec Sheet & Archival Quality Certificate 


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


Listen In - 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.    Listen


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.

(For critical information regarding longevity issues and optical brightener additives, please visit the Wilhelm Research Institute by clicking here and a new browser window will open. From there, scroll down the bottom of the page to TESTING NOTE # 7. Also available is an article explaining Print Permanence Ratings and the actual guarantees they provide).

The water resistant surface works exceptionally well with Timeless 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 Timeless). If coated with TimeIess, this canvas will not crack even under extremely rigorous stretching conditions (canvas gallery wrap).


Print Permanence Testing & Archivability Standards


Blue Wool Test Passed: 


Extensive independent testing by a UKAS accredited laboratory has concluded that the Chromata White Canvas meets or 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 


Learn how to do a mirror edge for Gallery Wrap prints...



Perfect canvas wraps (by anyone) in no time at all with Easywrappe...



To see our extensive library of helpful company videos on printing techniques, color management, and more please visit our Videos area.


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.   

Epson Stylus Pro Series Printers - Epson R800, Epson R1800*Epson R2400*Epson 2000PEpson 2100Epson 2200,Epson 4000, Epson 4800Epson 4880, Epson 4900, Epson 7500, Epson 7600, Epson 7800Epson 7880, Epson 7890, Epson 7900, Epson 9500, Epson 9600, Epson 9800Epson 9880, Epson 9890, Epson 9900, Epson 10000, Epson 10600, Epson 11880Epson 9880Epson 7880. Using Epson Archival Ink, Epson Ultrachrome Ink (Photo Black and Matte Black), Epson K3 Ink, and Epson Dye Ink. Epson Canvas.  

Roland Hi-Fi Jet Pro & Pro II Series Printers, SolJet Pro II Series (Roland Archival Ink, Eco-Sol Ink, and Max Ink) 

Hewlett-Packard DesignJet Z6100, 
DesignJet Z3100, 30, 90, 5000, 5500, Photosmart 8400, 8750 Series. 

Canon iPF9000Canon iPF8300Canon iPF8000Canon iPF6300, Canon ipf5000, Canon ipf6400, Canon ipf6100, Canon ipf5100, Canon w6400, Canon i990 

Mimaki JV-4, JV2 130, JV22-160

Mutoh RJ46, RJ50, RJ62, RJ64, Falcon II, Toucan LT

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