Stencil vs. Canva

Stencil isn't as much like Canva as you might think.
Here's why you should consider switching...

How is Stencil different from Canva?

We get this question a lot. While Canva is a cool product, we’ve always taken a different approach. Stencil has always been focused on helping people complete image creation faster. Stencil is built for speed and efficiency. We also take a different approach to how we charge for our premium subscriptions. But more on that later...

Stencil is built for speed.

Stencil is designed from the ground up to be fast and easy to use. That means, we had to trim a lot of the fat! You can almost think of Stencil as a productivity tool. We want image creation to be ultra fast, so you can focus on other tough parts of your business. Oh yeah, we also have addons for Chrome, Firefox and Safari so you can create images from any web page you're on.

Install Stencil for Chrome

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Install Stencil for Safari

...or right on the page in other browsers.

Share Previews


Stencil is designed with social sharing in mind.

Never worry again how your image will look after you've shared. Create, preview and share in seconds.







Stencil has all-inclusive pricing.

While Canva has no shortage of photos and icons, they charge by the asset. That can get pretty expensive. With Stencil, you get access to all 2,000,000+ photos and 1,000,000+ icons for one tons of amazing pre-made templates.

Stencil is here to help.

We take great pride in offering the best customer service and helping our customers succeed. We've had personal phone calls with 100's of customers and love learning how we can make Stencil better. We're always here to help.

Schedule with Buffer

Stencil integrates with great social tools like Buffer.

Create images and schedule them straight to Buffer, without ever leaving Stencil. If you're logged into your Buffer account, it's just a single click to queue your image.

Create images, schedule with Buffer in seconds.

Scheduling images will help you save even more time. If you have a Buffer account, you're all set to schedule images right from Stencil.

What our customers say

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