Here at CanvasPrints.com, it’s no surprise that we take our entire printing process very seriously. We know that all of the canvases we print depict our customers favorite photos and most cherished memories, so we spare no expense, and refuse to cut any corners while we create your new canvas wall art. So how do we print your photos onto canvas? Keep reading to learn all about how we create thousands of gallery quality custom canvases every day.
After being founded in 2019, our mission was to provide canvases of unmatched quality, at unbeatable prices. This is why we strictly use materials 100% in the USA, and every new canvas that leaves our doors is assembled by our talented production team, right here in Asheville, North Carolina. When you order from CanvasPrints.com, not only will you be receiving the best quality canvas, without wasting a dime, you’ll be supporting an entirely American company, its employees, as well as their families and communities.
Of course, it all starts with the canvas itself. Woven in Austin, Texas, our custom cotton blended canvas provides a premium feel and slight texture, adding a subtle extra sense of character and class to any photo that graces its fibers. We love utilizing a mostly cotton canvas because it allows much more ink absorption than polyester, resulting in a canvas that is much more resistant to color fading, greatly extending the lifespan of the canvas print. Furthermore, cotton has proven itself as the more durable material as well.
No matter how good a canvas is, it will only look as good as the inks used to create the photo printed onto it. We use new, state of the art Eco-Solvent Inks on our array of Epson S60600L 60 inch Production Presses along with PrintFactory custom color calibration system to give life-like balances to your photos and illustrations.
Eco-Solvent inks are one of the most environmentally friendly inks in production today. With two 4 color printheads, we are able to reach 98% of the visible color gamut, meaning incredible color reproduction.
Our inks are also water-resistant, allowing you to simply wipe away any dirt, dust, or any other debris that might come in contact with your canvas, and it’ll look just like the first day you hung it up.
Once your canvas is printed and dried. It will be moved to our in-house frame shop, soon to be precisely stretched across a hand made custom pine wood frame. In another effort to be more environmentally responsible, every frame is made-to-order to minimize waste, especially because we offer over 1,000 different canvas sizes. Many of our competitors use the cheaper, heavier, and even less durable material MDF board. Our pine wood is kiln-cured, maximizing durability. This process also makes it more moisture resistant, combine this with our water resistant inks, and you can hang your canvases in slightly more moist areas of your home, like a restroom.
After the frame is constructed, your canvas will be stretched over the frame in an advanced automated stretching machine. This technology ensures the perfect tension in the canvas each and every time. The tension of the canvas across the frame is of the utmost importance. If the canvas is too loose, the surface will be uneven and result in unsightly glare, too tight and the ink is at risk of cracking. With our stretching machine, every canvas is perfectly stretched.
Finally, all that’s left to do is get your canvas to your door. Our shipping department will ensure that your precious new canvas survives it’s journey to you unscathed by shrink-wrapping it, fitting it with large corner protectors, and placing it into a custom sized box.
Once your canvas arrives at your door, all that’s left to do is hang it up, and show it off to your family and friends. Don’t forget to snap a photo and send it in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to claim your free $10 gift card code as a token of our appreciation.
Because we’re so proud of our canvas prints, our cutting edge printing process, and our talented production team, all of our canvases are backed by a 100% money back guarantee. If your new custom canvas doesn’t completely blow you away, we’ll happily reprint it with any necessary adjustments, or issue you a full refund.
How To Get The Best Quality Photos For Printing On Canvas
The best part about canvas prints is that they can simply make almost any photo look like it belongs in a modern art gallery. Thanks to advances in both printing technology and smartphone cameras, we can create a custom piece of canvas wall art that your family will come to treasure for years to come.
Generally, the more resolution, or pixels within your photo, the larger you will be able to print that photograph as a sharp and clear image. This is why professional photographers and artists spend thousands of dollars on large cameras and heavy lenses. However, believe it or not, the smartphone cameras that all of us have in our pockets all day long have become extremely good at capturing high quality images. This fact, combined with our low prices, means that everyday people can now create outstanding quality artwork to surround themselves and decorate their homes with, without spending a fortune.
Most smartphones developed within the last few years actually have amazing cameras, capable of capturing images that can look great printed onto canvas. This means that you can quickly and easily capture those small everyday moments with your smartphone, and get them printed onto beautiful canvas to remember forever. If your image is blurry or low resolution, our software should recognize that your image might not look too good printed. This is also why we recommend a specific canvas size based on the photo that you upload to our website.
While smartphone cameras have become extremely capable, there are a few ways to up your mobile photography game.
- Hold your phone as still as possible when taking photos. This will reduce blur and make your image clear and sharp.
- Maximize your light! Almost any photograph taken outdoors will yield better results than indoors. If indoors, take your photos near a window, and turn on any lights possible.
- Avoid digital zoom. Most smartphones zoom digitally, which is essentially just heavily cropping your photo.
- If possible, utilize your phone's “HDR” function. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and this will keep brighter areas of your photo from being too bright, and darker areas of your photo from being too dark. This feature is very useful for outdoor and landscape photography.
- Take multiple photos! Many modern smartphones are able to capture images in rapid succession. Taking multiple photos will give you the option of choosing the clearest and best photograph to upload to CanvasPrints.com later on!
If you are a professional photographer or artist, you can rest assured that our printing process will do your high resolution images justice. Each and every canvas, no matter the photo is printed at the highest possible settings and quality with our cutting edge Epson S60600L 60 inch Production Presses. We can also print up to 40 inches tall or wide, so you can turn your photographs into stunning, attention-demanding canvas prints that will allow your customers or clients to marvel at your work.
Some of our favorite photos to print are family photos, snapshots of little ones running around (humans or canine), wedding photos, and even scenic landscape photos. If you’re still searching through your camera roll, make sure to visit our convenient idea gallery for some inspiration!