Canvas Prints

The Many Uses of Canvas Prints

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Understanding the Canvas Print

Printing on canvas can produce images with an unsurpassed quality and crispness, however this trade is often at times more concerned with creating unique works of art as opposed to a simple reproduction. Photos can be enhanced, various effects can be added and the sheer number of design applications is virtually limitless.
For example, an antique effect can be produced on a computer before the photograph is transferred to canvas. A photo print can be touched up, colours can be subdued or enhanced and even background images can be inserted with a life-like realism. The most pronounced benefit is that all of these modifications can take place before the work is physically emblazoned on the canvas. Thus, the user will know exactly what the end result will be.

This unique approach is extremely cost-effective. In fact, the bulk of the price will be related to the size and type of the canvas as opposed to the reproduction of the photo print itself. This is one of the main reasons why canvas prints are an attractive alternative to a physical painting or portrait.

Main attributes of a digitally printed canvas:
  • A high quality and crisp reproduction.
  • Various enhancements can be performed.
  • A canvas print is both cost-effective and easy to reproduce.

Now that we have examined some of the main benefits that this service provides, let us address a handful of primary concerns when reproducing photos in this manner.

The first step is to find a reputable online company that will offer this service at an agreeable price. The photo can either be uploaded or physically posted to their offices. They will then provide both the printing services as well as the possibility to mount the finished product within a stylized frame.

Another factor to keep in mind is to guarantee that the selected company will use what is known as "archival grade material". These inks and canvases will make certain that the end product will last for a long period of time and the colors will not fade.

One of the most important considerations is the type of photograph to be used. As it is most often the case that its size will be increased, the photo will need to contain an adequate number of pixels to display a clarity when it is transferred to the canvas. Along these same lines, the technician may also have to make several necessary alterations such as the removal of red-eye, blemishes, smudges or scratches. As these will invariably be enhanced when the picture is enlarged, such a step is important to consider.

Ultimately, the price range must also be carefully calculated. Some of the most low-cost services may not provide the quality desired while high-end companies may prove to be prohibitively expensive. Comparing between three and five different providers will help determine a reasonable price range.

To summarize - Important considerations include:
  • A company must provide mounting services onto a quality frame.
  • A technician needs to utilize durable and long-lasting materials.
  • The photograph must be of a superior quality and contain an adequate number of pixels.
  • Imperfections in the photo will often need to be removed.
  • A few different companies should be consulted to ascertain the appropriate price.