Affordable, best quality canvas prints!
We print canvas on a product called Picasso Artist Canvas. This canvas material is treated with a special chemical specifically for the purpose of printing directly onto the canvas. This ensures that the end product is of the utmost quality. We print at 1000 dpi, which is more than enough, especially considering that the difference between 500 and 1000 dpi will not be visible to the naked eye.
When ordering canvas you have a choice between two options. The first of which is to order only the printed canvas which we then supply to you printed and rolled up. Or you could have it stretched over a frame ready to be hung on the wall. In the industry these two options are respectively called upstretched and stretched. When you order your stretched canvas we stretch the canvas over a 44x22mm pine wood frame. Canvas of 1 squared metre and larger gets additional support in the middle. The widest that we can print canvas is 1.2m as the actual canvas material isn’t available in wider rolls. When it comes to stretched canvas the largest we recommend it to be is 4 square metres, because the frame tends to buckle and bend if made any bigger.
There are different options for the side of the frame. You can either leave it black, white, or a solid colour of your choice. Another option is to have part of the artwork wrap around the sides (will need at least 75mm on each side)
If you require a canvas that is bigger than 4 square metres we recommend that you rather have us print onto PVC & tension it over a 25mm square tubing steel frame which could further be rounded off with an aluminium angle iron boarder which will give a very exclusive and corporate appearance to it – this is called a flex face sign – it has a slightly different finish to canvas, but it has more or less the same “box” effect canvas has
Turn-around times are as follows:
Stretched Canvas requires around 7 working days to complete depending on size and availability of wood.
Unstretched Canvas requires 3 working days as only printing is in this process.
Please note that the 1st working day is the day after artwork approval and payment of 50% deposit is received.
Sometimes you want your photos to create an impression. Canvas prints are usually associated with art & high quality, so if you would like your graphics/photos/designs leave a lasting impression, canvas is the way to go
Size & Price
A canvas print can be ordered in sizes usually starting at 8 x 10-inches up to 40 x 60-inches. You can make a larger print by creating blocks a single photo divided into three or more distinct prints (you can produce this block effect with smaller-sized prints as well).
The size of your canvas print will determine its price – with larger prints being pricier. But there’s more to the price than canvas print size, such as whether you order the print in “un-stretched” or “stretched” format.
UN-STRETCHED VS. STRETCHED
An “un-stretched” canvas is a print that’s not stretched out over (or placed beneath) a frame. It is less expensive to order a un-stretched canvas print, since the printer won’t have to stretch and frame the canvas themselves. A stretched canvas is a print that’s flattened out and anchored around a wooden frame. You can still frame a stretched canvas, as a stretched canvas is usually wrapped over a wooden frame.