Turning photos into pictures on canvas is an interior decor trend that is on the rise
Technology has made it so simple for anyone to upload their favorite photos and have them printed on canvas just a week later.
Canvas prints have the ability to help you treasure any feeling, scenery, or memory. The custom cotton blended canvas helps to preserve your favorite memories for decades to come. CanvasPrints.com has created a seamless way for you to upload your photo, while our production team works behind the scenes to create a stunning canvas print.
We have a few tips and time-savers to share with you to ensure a gallery-quality canvas print every time.
It All Starts With A Picture
Before you head to CanvasPrints.com, it will be important to ensure you have a great picture to print. Whether you are printing a photo from a professional photographer, a favorite nature scene, or something from your phone’s camera roll, there are a few things you will want to check.
If you already have the photo, take a quick glance to ensure it is clear and there is no pixelation taking place. For print, your photograph should be between 72 PPI to 300 PPI. PPI stands for pixels per inch, which is how many little pixels each image is made out of. The higher the PPI, the higher quality the image will look upon printing.
For images with low PPI, we suggest you add a fun filter over the image. A great example of this is the pop-art filter used in one of the photos on our Baby Photo Idea Gallery Page. This helps to cover the blurry image while still creating a fun canvas print.
If you have not yet taken the picture, be sure to use a device with a quality camera. This can be anything from a modern smartphone to a DSLR camera. We’ve included some top tips to get a perfect photograph for your canvas prints.
- For iPhones, use a model 7 or higher
- Set the camera to High Definition Resolution (All iPhones from the iPhone 4 and newer have this option)
- Use portrait mode on iPhones
- Adjust the brightness of the photograph before you take the image
- Take photos after the morning golden hour or right before the evening golden hour
- Position the photograph so that the sun is behind the camera
- Don’t zoom in too much unless you have a special lens
- Adjust the shutter speed, ISO, aperture, and focus if the device allows you to
- Upload the original photo rather than downloading it from online or taking a screenshot
Upload Your Photo
After you have the perfect photo, head over to CanvasPrints.com. From the homepage, click “Upload Your Photo” to get started. We have made this process as easy as possible so you can spend more time creating the beautiful memories that we print on canvas.
Upon uploading your favorite photo, our system will recommend the best size for your canvas print based on the photo. Of course, you can still choose from our popular sizes and over 1,000 custom sizes.
Once you have settled on a size, you will be brought to a popup where you can select any additional customizations. These customizations include:
- Blind shipping. Our logo is removed from the packaging and the canvas print
- Canvas depth. We offer a standard .75” canvas depth and a deluxe 1.5” gallery-style canvas depth
- Hanging kit. All orders come with a pre-installed sawtooth hanger. Upgrade to the premium hanging kit for an extra sturdy hang
- Image border. All prints are wrapped with a blurred border. You can upgrade to a white, black, grey, or mirror border
- Next-day shipping. Next-day shipping means we will have your canvas print ready to ship the next day if ordered before 3 pm EST
Add to Cart/Checkout
After you have selected any customization options, you are ready to add the canvas print to your cart and checkout. Be sure to enter any discount code at this point.
Enter your billing and shipping information and select your shipping option. If you chose next-day shipping on the previous modal, please note that is different from the shipping option that you will choose from the UPS or the USPS. The final step is to place your order!
After your order has been placed, you will receive a confirmation email with your order number. Our team will immediately get to work printing your wonderful photos to canvas. Once they have completed the canvas, you will receive another email with your tracking information.
How We Turn Your Pictures Into Canvas
After we have received your order, your photo will be entered into our queue. This process starts with our pre-press team lining your photo up in the correlating printing template. They’ll try their best to let you know if the image wasn’t centered upon upload so that we can get that fixed before printing.
Once our pre-press team has reviewed the photo, the template is sent to our printing department to print the image onto our custom cotton blended canvas. We use a state-of-the-art InkJet printer that can print up to 20,000 canvas prints every day. This printer packs each print full of lasting colors that are waterproof on our sizes up to 18” x 24”.
Upon completion of the print, it is sent to our custom in-house frame shop. This team builds each frame to order using wood sourced from the southern United States, the cherry on top for a 100% American made product. After the frame is perfected, the canvas is stretched over the frame using an advanced automated framing machine.
This process ensures there will be no pressure cracks or loose canvas prints. Finally, the canvas print is wrapped in 100 gauge shrink wrap and packaged carefully with corner protectors. This means your print is ready to be shipped and will be to you in no time.
Turning photos into pictures on canvas is the perfect way to celebrate your favorite moments without spending loads of money. Our gallery-quality canvas prints are American made with love and highly-rated by folks just like you. Ready to join thousands of happy customers? Start your custom canvas prints order here.