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Lyve Inkjet Canvas

Unsurpassed Print Quality
OBA Free/Archival Certified
High Resolution
Matte Fine Art Surface

(excl. VAT)
£22.74 ea
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Released under the bold mantra 'Go Live with Lyve', the award-winning Lyve™ giclee canvas has taken the printmaking industry by storm. With eye-popping colour gamut and Dmax, coupled with critical archival certification and the ability to apply a laminate hassle-free, it sets a new standard of excellence in fine art and photographic printmaking. Internally, Breathing Color refers to this masterful blend of artistry and engineering as 'the game changer' that will capture every nuance in your images. The Lyve™ Canvas is a 19 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, OBA free, neutral pH coating.


Key Features




If Chromata White Canvas impressed you, wait till you see Lyve. Lyve boasts a 15% measurable improvement in Dmax and colour gamut. 'Go Live with Lyve' and you'll be using the finest matte canvas on the market, but you don’t have to take our word for it - read the reviews we have posted from customers and industry influentials.




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 won't have seen 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 and Lyve vs. 800m




There is no superior combination than Lyve canvas and Timeless laminate for giclee fine art canvas prints - both are proprietary products that were designed for one another. Never risk using a varnish again that wasn't designed specifically for your 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 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




Lyve is archival certified for 100+ years. Download and utilise Lyve's 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, Lyve will not crack or tear when stretched. See it for yourself in this Fold Test




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 


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 Meet Lyve



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


Lyve Canvas Blue Wool Test Passed: 


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 


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 2000P, Epson 2100, Epson 2200,Epson 4000, Epson 4800, Epson 4880, Epson 4900, Epson 7500, Epson 7600, Epson 7800, Epson 7880, Epson 7890, Epson 7900, Epson 9500, Epson 9600, Epson 9800, Epson 9880, Epson 9890, Epson 9900, Epson 10000, Epson 10600, Epson 11880, Epson 9880, Epson 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 iPF9000, Canon iPF8300Canon iPF8000, Canon 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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17" x 10ft TRIAL (432mm x 3m)
17" x 40ft Roll (432mm x 12.2m)
24" x 40ft Roll (610mm x 12.2m)
36" x 40ft Roll (915mm x 12.2m)
44" x 40ft Roll (1118mm x 12.2m)
50" x 40ft Roll (1270mm x 12.2m)
54" x 40ft Roll (1372mm x 12.2m)
60" x 40ft Roll (1524mm x 12.2m)
64" x 40ft Roll (1625mm x 12.2m)
A4 Sheets (50) *ON SALE!*
A3+ Sheets (25)