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2014 - The Future is So Bright
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 6, 2014

We made it through the holidays.? It was a crazy (with a capital K) month of December.? We were blown away and blessed with all of the orders that came in for Christmas gifts.? We worked 12, 14, and even 20 hour days to get everything out the door in time.? It was easily the busiest Christmas season we have had and we have to thank all of you for that. So now that we have ...

Favorite Sizes of Canvas Prints are Over 50% Off main image
Favorite Sizes of Canvas Prints are Over 50% Off
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 9, 2013

Can you believe that we are already into the 2nd week of December?? Seriously, where do the days go.? Work keeps you so busy that all of a sudden you look up and you realize you still have to go Christmas shopping.? Well, we would like to help out in that area of your life.? Four of our most popular sizes of canvas prints are on sale right now.? You can save over 50% on ...

The BIG SALE is Here - Save 40% on Anything at Canvas Press main image
The BIG SALE is Here - Save 40% on Anything at Canvas Press
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 28, 2013

We have wrapped up Black-Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber-Monday all into one big sale...so we got extremely creative and are calling it "The Big Sale".? I know, it is pretty catchy.   You can save 40% on any product we carry...even custom wallpaper.? This is the perfect opportunity to try a product for the first time or get that one large canvas print you have been wanting for your fireplace mantle or above your bed ...

Gift Guides, Giveaways, and a Plethora of Photos on Canvas main image
Gift Guides, Giveaways, and a Plethora of Photos on Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 19, 2013

Things are about to get a little crazy around here as we enter our busiest time of year.? We are still having a hard time believing that it is already time to think about Christmas lists and gift giving.? I haven't even been up to the attic to retrieve the ole Christmas tree.? But we have been busy getting ready for the Christmas rush around here.? With a Holiday Giveaway on our Facebook page and the ...

Customer Highlight: Monica Kowalski's Cheetah Print to Canvas  main image
Customer Highlight: Monica Kowalski's Cheetah Print to Canvas
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 18, 2013

Throughout the year we see an amazing variety of photographs, drawings, and paintings to be printed on canvas, metal and photo paper.? We would like to share a little more of what our customers are getting printed on canvas to show you how diverse the subject matter is.? This can possibly help give you some ideas on what photos you would like to print to canvas.? If you would like to have your photo order shared ...

Canvas Press Holiday Giveaway - Sony QX10, a Joby Gorillapod slr-zoom, and Canvas Prints main image
Canvas Press Holiday Giveaway - Sony QX10, a Joby Gorillapod slr-zoom, and Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 12, 2013

We haven't done a giveaway in a while and I don't think it could be a better time to do one than right before the holiday season commences.? If you head over to our Facebook page you can enter in the fun.? We are giving away a Sony QX-10 digital lens camera that you can use with your smart phone.? We are jealous because we all want one.? We are giving away a Joby Gorillapod ...

Friday Wrap Up - November 1st main image
Friday Wrap Up - November 1st
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 1, 2013

Hope everyone had a great Halloween night.? We are now into November and I am sure Christmas will be here before we know it.? Oh, and don't forget to turn those clocks back on Saturday night before you go to sleep.? We get that extra hour of sleep that night...WooHoo! Speaking of Christmas (smooth segue) we are in the midst of a 48 hour 30% off sale.? So if you want to get some early ...

Turn is Doing It Right : Photo Canvas for the Office main image
Turn is Doing It Right : Photo Canvas for the Office
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 28, 2013

Who likes working in a drab office building with nothing on the walls...the fluorescent bulbs sucking the life out of you.? Ok...that last part might be a little over the top.? I blame Joe vs. the Volcano for that.? And if you saw that movie and knew what I am talking about then extra points for you. The point is that art...especially photo canvas on your office walls can effect your work space ...

Ansel Adams Still Inspires main image
Ansel Adams Still Inspires
by Tom Donald | October 24, 2013

My first interest in photography was spawned by a college course on audio visual aids that required we take some black and white photos and build a story board for presentation on some subject. I fell in love with the dark room process, with the creativity and the control one had in presenting the concept. One person has influenced my photography more than any other. I saw some black and white images by someone with the unlikely name of ...

Harley Davidson Canvas Prints for the Avalanche Harley Davidson Store main image
Harley Davidson Canvas Prints for the Avalanche Harley Davidson Store
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 22, 2013

We are feeling pretty bad to the bone around here today.? We are honored to be printing Harley Davidson Canvas Prints for their showroom at the Avalanche Harley Davidson showroom in Denver, CO.? We always knew our canvas prints had a little bit of grit in 'em.? Even though these fantastic photos will be displayed in a Harley Davidson showroom, they are the perfect example of how versatile our photos on canvas can be. Canvas prints can ...

Friday Wrap Up - October 18th main image
Friday Wrap Up - October 18th
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 18, 2013

Austin is finally getting a little bit of cooler weather.? Now if people visit here while the weather is like this they would never want to leave...Until the summer comes then they will be hightailing it out of here.? We cherish these beautiful weeks in the fall when everything is just right here...deep in the heart of Texas. So here are some cool things we saw this week that are worth sharing (at least I think ...

Save 15% on Custom Photo Canvas With Our Spooky Sale main image
Save 15% on Custom Photo Canvas With Our Spooky Sale
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 14, 2013

We love Halloween around here.? For one it is just a fun time of year to remember the days of your childhood and seeing your own children dress up and make memories trick or treating.? We thought we would kick off the Halloween season by having a Spooky Sale.? You can save 15% on custom photo canvas, metal prints, and even custom wallpaper.? All you have to do is head over to our website: www ...

Round Top Antique Weekend Wrap Up main image
Round Top Antique Weekend Wrap Up
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 7, 2013

If you live in Texas and haven't heard of or been to the Round Top Antique Weekend...you have to check it out.? Even if you aren't into antiques...it's ok...there is sooo much cool stuff to see out there (seemingly in the middle of nowhere).? I had not heard about the Round Top Antique Weekend until last year, but apparently it has been going (and growing) for a number of years.? My wife, Kim, and ...

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The Friday Wrap Up
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 30, 2013

Ahhhh.? Nothing better than a Friday before a Holiday weekend.? Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer approaches.? For those of us stuck inside with the 100+ degrees outside can't wait to get outside to do some activities that don't involve a sweaty shirt after 15 minutes.? I know...nice visual. Well, I have been unsuccessful at posting the last 2 Friday's wrap ups.? Not for trying, but apparently there is a mysterious force ...

Signs of a Quality Photos on Canvas? Part Two main image
Signs of a Quality Photos on Canvas? Part Two
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2013

In part one we talked about how packaging plays a large part of delivering quality photos on canvas to you, our customer.? Well, I know that is kind of the last piece of the process before it gets to you.? Now to jump back to the beginning of the whole process to talk about part two in what to look for in getting a quality canvas print.? Sorry for jumping around on these parts of the ...

What Are the Signs of a Quality Photo Canvas? Part One main image
What Are the Signs of a Quality Photo Canvas? Part One
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 15, 2013

We understand that you may not know what to look for in what makes a quality photo canvas.? When you live and breathe this stuff it is easy, but if you purchase one or two over the course of a few years it can be a little harder to discern what is a quality photo canvas and what is sub-par quality.? There are several factors to check out to make sure your custom canvas print will last ...

Photos on Canvas Made in the U.S.A. is Something We are Proud of main image
Photos on Canvas Made in the U.S.A. is Something We are Proud of
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 3, 2013

One day away from the 4th of July and we can't help but feel patriotic.? It really has us thinking that as a small company we feel the unwavering need to keep all of our photos on canvas made in the U.S.A.? here at Canvas Press.? Growing up we have seen more and more of the Made in China tags on everything from what we wear to what we sit on and what we eat ...

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Nanny Photographer Vivian Maier BBC Documentary
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 1, 2013

If you haven't heard of who Vivian Maier is or even if you have you should watch this documentary.? Vivian Maier was a nanny for many families here in the United States.? She herself was from Great Britain.? On her off days from being a nanny she would take her camera and head our onto the streets of Chicago.? She would capture the life and characters on the street.? This was long before the ...

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Friday Wrap Up
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 21, 2013

We are going to try something new on the blog.? Every week we are always researching and scouring the creative universe for new ideas, products, and really anything that has to do with being creative or creating interesting artwork...whether it be photography related or not.? We want to share what we find with you on our Friday Wrap Up post.? Hopefully you will find some little nuggets of inspiration or something that makes you smile.? ...

2 Inch Canvas Prints Sale main image
2 Inch Canvas Prints Sale
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 11, 2013

You know those cheesy car or furniture commercials where they scream "Inventory Sale", claim they over bought a specific item, and now it is on sale to you?? Hmmmm well little confession to make.? We have a little too much of our 2" depth material that we use to make our 2" canvas prints soooo guess what.? It's on SALE!? We don't have a loud car commercial or a midnight madness sale, but for a ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #201

Photo paper prints larger than 8x10 should be mounted onto a rigid backing. Foam core or mat board are two standards. Anything over that size that isn't mounted will begin to sag in the frame over time.


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