Choosing the Right Vacation Photos to Print on Canvas main image
Choosing the Right Vacation Photos to Print on Canvas
by Laura McPherson | August 14, 2014

People probably take more photos on vacation than at any other type of event besides weddings. The reasons are clear: family and friends are having fun times in new photogenic places, with plenty of opportunities for portraits, landscapes, and simple snapshots of the cool things found in a new environment. It?s easy to come back from even a short vacation with hundreds of photos to print on canvas. What?s difficult is deciding which photos to print! Following are a ...

When to Use Mirror Borders on Your Canvas Prints main image
When to Use Mirror Borders on Your Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 13, 2014

Canvas print mirror borders, also called mirrored edges, wrap the parts of the image closest to the edge over the sides of the canvas in a mirror image. This is a bit different from an image wrap, which simply continues the image over the side; a mirror border literally mirrors what is on the front edge. Mirror borders are a great solution to images that might not work as well with an image wrap, and allow you to capture ...

Customer Highlight - Brian Lackey's Custom Canvas Prints main image
Customer Highlight - Brian Lackey's Custom Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 12, 2014

Brian's custom canvas prints orders always catch our eye.? He has been a customer since 2009 and his work continues to wow us.? Brian lives in Fort Collins, CO and based on his body of work you can tell that he loves to be outside soaking in the environment with his camera.? We invite you to check out his website at brianlackeyphotography.com.? We are showing off some of his landscape photos that he made ...

Add Pops of Color to Your Canvas Prints with Our Color Border Option main image
Add Pops of Color to Your Canvas Prints with Our Color Border Option
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 8, 2014

Color is on a huge comeback.? No longer are people afraid to experiment with bold pops of color in their decor. Combining neutral tones with unexpected and vibrant pops of color adds drama to artwork and to home d?cor and can help pull together elements that might otherwise appear unrelated. If you?re interested in applying this d?cor aesthetic, one easy way to do it is with Canvas Press? color border option for canvas prints. This pop of color ...

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Friday Wrap Up 8/8
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 8, 2014

At the end of each week, I like to share a few links that the Canvas Press team has stumbled across and found enjoyable.? It could be a something beautiful, creative, artistic, tasty, funny or weird.? There is interesting stuff out there.? We invite you to share any interesting or creative sites that you have visited.? It could be something visually interesting, a great recipe, a cool new product, or just something that has inspired you ...

The Worst Rumors We’ve Ever Heard about Printing Photos on Canvas main image
The Worst Rumors Weve Ever Heard about Printing Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 7, 2014

When it comes to advice about printing photos on canvas, we have heard it all. Unfortunately, a lot of the advice that we?ve heard isn?t true! Don?t let misguided ?advice? about art and artwork block your creativity and prevent you from achieving your d?cor dreams. Find out the truth behind these five common misconceptions about printing your photos on canvas. 1. All photos look like painting when printed on canvas. If you know how canvas prints are made, you ...

5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas main image
5 Quick Tips for Scanning Photos to Print on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 6, 2014

Scanners are a fantastic tool that can transform old photos and artwork. They allow you to archive and digitize your old photos and can even get you amazing results when you want to print on canvas. There are some good guidelines to remember when scanning your photo or artwork that will produce the best results for archiving or for when you want to make some canvas prints. Keep in mind that scanners from different manufacturers come with different options ...

Congrats to our Vacation Photo Contest Winners main image
Congrats to our Vacation Photo Contest Winners
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 5, 2014

Big congratulations to our most recent photo contest winners. 1st place and winner of a 24"x36" 1.5" canvas print and 30% off Canvas Press orders for a year is - Kimberly Kieffer 2nd place and winner of a 16"x20" 1.5" canvas print and 20% off Canvas Press orders for a year is - Sheri Grabowski 3rd place and winner of an 11"x14" 1.5" canvas print and 15% off Canvas Press orders for a year is - Rick ...

Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints main image
Decorating Ideas with Non Stretched Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 5, 2014

When people think about canvas prints, they typically picture a stretched canvas print that has been completely finished by mounting the canvas on stretcher bars for that three-dimensional look. Non-stretched canvas prints are images printed on canvas using the same equipment and quality, but aren?t spanned and mounted over stretcher bars. These flat canvas prints can be used in a variety of ways for decorating and add a touch of the unexpected for a boost of decorative appeal in ...

4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints main image
4 Things to Avoid When Ordering Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | August 4, 2014

1. Avoid low resolution images pulled from the internet. Low resolution images are the top thing to avoid when printing on canvas. Although the texture of the canvas itself paired with a little editing in a program like Photoshop can help ?hide? the fact that an image is lower-quality, no amount of help can fix very low resolution images (72 dpi) that have been formatted to load quickly on web pages by reducing image quality. However, images from photo-heavy ...

Canvas Prints: A Great Housewarming Gift Idea main image
Canvas Prints: A Great Housewarming Gift Idea
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2014

Housewarming gifts make a new house or apartment feel more like home. Classic items like kitchenware, wine and food, and similar gifts never go out of style but if you want to give something unique, a canvas print will strike the right note! A canvas print can be personalized for the occasion and the recipient to make a new place more welcoming while celebrating the event. Pick the Right Size For a canvas print housewarming gift, it?s usually better ...

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Friday Wrap Up - 8/1
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2014

August?? How did it get to be August already?? As you may know, at the end of each week, I like to share a few links that the Canvas Press team has stumbled across and found enjoyable.? It could be a something beautiful, creative, artistic, tasty, funny or weird.? There is interesting stuff out there.? We invite you to share any interesting or creative sites that you have visited.? It could be something visually ...

“The First Look” Is it a Good or Bad Idea? main image
The First Look Is it a Good or Bad Idea?
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 31, 2014

The music starts, the audience rises to its feet, the doors in the back of the church swing open wide and the beautiful bride starts her walk down the aisle.? This is the traditional way most grooms see their blushing bride for the first time on their wedding day. In the past few years a new trend has started.? It is called ?The First Look?.? This is when the bride and groom choose a time before ...

10 Things Our Competitors Wish You Didn’t Know about Our Photos on Canvas main image
10 Things Our Competitors Wish You Didnt Know about Our Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 30, 2014

1. If you aren't satisfied we will make it right without question. That is part of our 30 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.? Our goal is to provide you with a canvas print that you will cherish for generations, so we want to make sure you are in love with it. 2. Craftsmanship that comes with a Lifetime Guarantee. Not only do we follow a 30 day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee to make sure every print is perfect but we ...

How to Store Canvas Prints main image
How to Store Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 29, 2014

Artwork is an investment and certainly isn?t any less so when the artwork is your own. Even if you came in below your budget with your canvas prints your prints have value to you and to your family, and if properly cared for can last for decades. When it?s time to change your artwork or store it, how do you make sure that your canvas prints are properly secured? Here we?ll talk about the where?s, how?s, and why?s of ...

3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints main image
3 Tips For Decorating the Office with Canvas Prints
by Laura McPherson | July 28, 2014

Whether you work from an office at home or in a corporate environment, are redecorating your office for an update or for the first time, one thing is clear: an office simply looks more attractive with the benefit of well-chosen artwork. An attractively decorated office can make you more productive and can make late nights spent working feel a little bit less lonely. Canvas prints are a great choice for decorating the office for a variety of reasons, so ...

How To Make a DIY Camera Bag main image
How To Make a DIY Camera Bag
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2014

Yes, photography is an expensive hobby.? I am sure we can all agree on that.? Cameras, lenses, flashes, more lenses and more accessories?when you get bitten by the photography bug you really feel the need to have all of it.? And it is not cheap.? Not even the bags that you store it all in.? Camera bags that hold a camera and a couple of lenses are generally over $100.? And you are ...

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Friday Wrap Up 7/25
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2014

At the end of each week, I like to share a few links that the Canvas Press team has stumbled across and found enjoyable.? It could be a something beautiful, creative, artistic, tasty, funny or weird.? There is interesting stuff out there.? We invite you to share any interesting or creative sites that you have visited.? It could be something visually interesting or just something that has inspired you.? To the links. Pancake printer DIY ...

Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift main image
Use a Canvas Print as a Going Away Gift
by Laura McPherson | July 24, 2014

When new opportunities arise we often find ourselves moving away from one home to establish another but that doesn?t mean that we lose connections to the places and people that came before. The tradition of going away gifts symbolizes the well wishes we have for those who leave for work, school, or other new horizons. A canvas print as a going away gift is an updated way to remind friends and family that they will be in your heart ...

Cameras For Kids - Ages 5 to 9 main image
Cameras For Kids - Ages 5 to 9
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 24, 2014

I love photography.? But I didn?t ?find? this love until I was about to graduate from college.? I often think about where I would be as a photographer if I had started earlier.? I?m not saying that it would make that big of a difference, but for those adult photo bugs out there who want to introduce photography to a child they can do so without spending too much money or stressing about their child breaking ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #153

A white sheet has many uses in photography. Use it to diffuse the bright sunlight coming in from a window. Use it as a backdrop for a photo shoot. Use it as a last minute wardrobe change. I'm sure there are at least 10 other uses.


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