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I am not a photographer or an artist by any means. I simply would like everyone's opinions on what would be the best medium to print this image to. I was leaning towards getting it printed on canvas and then framed due to it being a painting. But then I was also looking at mpix.com's e-surface prints which are a very good deal.

Given the style of the image and your experiences, what do you think would be the best medium on which to print this image (and recommendations for printing sites)?

Here is the image url: http://evansheline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/howls-moving-castle.jpg

I apologize if this question seems trivial to anyone. I have been doing a lot of research today on this type of stuff but wanted to get some first hand opinions.

Thanks!

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It's very "watercolour rough". That is, both the pigment pooling and dry brush effects look like they were done with watercolour on rough paper, and there are areas that look like they were done with illustrator's dyes and brush pens. I don't think it would look right on anything but a natural textured (not a faux texture) fine art paper, unless you want it to look like a print reproduction. –  user2719 May 31 '13 at 3:34
    
Do you know of any sites that print to textured fine art paper or methods I could go about printing in high quality on such paper myself? –  Julian May 31 '13 at 3:50
    
Before looking at the image, I thought maybe it was getting close votes because it seemed too localized, and thought perhaps you could you rephrase it to make it a little more general about how and why. However, the image is actually a painting, not a photograph; this is plain off topic. –  mattdm May 31 '13 at 11:29

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There isn't a right or wrong answer for this. It really depends on the kind of finish you want. You probably don't want a glossy print, but just about any kind of luster, matte or canvas would probably work well.

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I would go for canvas :) –  Rafal Ziolkowski May 31 '13 at 10:16
    
The thing about canvas is that it is normally a print on coated canvas, so it isn't exactly the same as a painting and depending on the finish, sometimes they do a process that makes it look more like it was painted. You'd want to avoid such a technique as it likely wouldn't line up with the brush strokes in the image and could look very disconcerting. You can also get plain canvas prints, but you'd want to make sure that's what you are getting if you go canvas. –  AJ Henderson May 31 '13 at 13:00

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