Everyone here at CanvasPrints.com couldn’t be more excited for Earth Day, coming up soon on April 22nd!
We’re lucky to be located near Asheville, North Carolina, right in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The incredible scenery that we call home has inspired us from the start of our journey in 2019.
Earth Day is a day that we can all take a step back, consider our impact on our surroundings, as well as celebrate some of our favorite places and scenes that inspire us. We’re proud to use quality materials that help you show off your favorite views of Mother Earth, and we are also working to reduce our environmental footprint.
We’re continuously reviewing our printing process to create the best quality canvas prints online, reduce waste, and make our prints as environmentally friendly as possible. To start, industrial inks can be harmful to the environment, which is why we’ve carefully selected our inks to be uncompromised in color reproduction, as well as being eco-friendly. Our Epson Ultrachrome GS3 inks are eco-solvent, which means they have little to no volatile materials inside.
On top of that, our Epson SureColor S60600L Printing Presses allow us to use 30% less ink than our competitors. These inks also retain the vibrant colors that make your photos come to life on canvas.
What does this mean for the environment?
This means we use fewer cartridges and plastic in the long run, while also keeping costs down for our customers.
Once we have your photo printed on canvas, we need to wrap it around a sturdy frame. To cut down on waste, we make every frame to order, using lightweight and durable pine wood. Finally, all of the materials that go into each custom canvas are 100% American-made, greatly reducing the overall carbon footprint of your decor.
Not only have we been inspired by our North Carolina home to create eco-friendly prints, but we’ve also named our incredible wall displays after some of our favorite outdoor areas!
Western North Carolina is home to hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls which have inspired the design and name of 13 of our canvas wall displays.
Check out the photos below to see the real-world inspiration behind some of our most popular prints!
One of the most popular waterfalls located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls is a gorgeous, two-part waterfall that can be enjoyed almost year-round. Surrounded by various hikes and trails, this is a must-see stop for anyone visiting WNC.
A scenic, rocky loop takes you through a lush forest on your way to Crabtree Falls, one of the most photographed waterfalls in the state of North Carolina. Best enjoyed after a good rain, you can scramble right up to the base of this breathtaking waterfall.
Located on the Cullasaja River, this expansive waterfall in Nantahala National Forest can be seen from the roadside on the Mountain Waters Scenic Highway, also known as US Highway 64. It gets its unique name from the Cherokee word for “honey locust place”
Embark on an easy, flat 1.5 miles walk in the woods to end up at this breathtaking display of nature, Catawba falls. This 100-foot-tall waterfall is the headwaters of the Catawba River, and you can even take a refreshing dip at the base on a hot summer day.
Although it’s impossible to hike to the base, Glassmine Falls shows off a dramatic 200-foot drop, viewable from Glassmine Falls overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Be sure to stop by after a hard rain to see a dramatic display of rushing water, as it’s reduced to a trickle during dry spells.
Named after a Native American Chief, Shunkawauken falls is a 150-foot-tall waterfall that can be enjoyed right off the road on the scenic, twisting White Oak Mountain Road on the outskirts of Columbus North Carolina.
Just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Mingo Falls only requires a short .4-mile hike to get to the base of its 120-foot drop. This hike has one of the best length to reward ratios in all of the Appalachians!
Famously featured in the film “Last Of The Mohicans”, the uber-popular Hickory Nut Falls is a must-see attraction for all tourists. One of the largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi, the 1.4-mile round trip hike is moderate and good for all ages!
Located on the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway, or NC Highway 215, Wildcat Falls is easy to find and hike to the base, and has a unique old logging bridge that runs over the top!
You can find this hidden gem at the base of Mount Mitchell, at the heart of Pisgah National Forest. Setrock Creek Falls only requires a .5-mile hike to get to the base, and you’re rewarded with a relaxing, 75-foot masterpiece of nature!
You can view this small but beautiful waterfall on the bridge above, or scramble down to get a closer look! Sunburst Falls, also located on NC Highway 215, runs under a historic stone bridge, constructed in 1937!
In the heart of Gorges State Park, Rainbow Falls is a roaring display of water that crashes into a pool filled with huge boulders. When visited at the right time of the day, the sun creates beautiful rainbows in the mist below.
A popular summer swimming spot near Cashiers, NC, Silver Run Falls features a calm pool at the base of a 25-foot waterfall. Safe for all ages, this area can be crowded on hot days, but it’s much quieter during colder months of the year.