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Something Special Happening on Our Facebook Page for the Next 24 Hours...Yes, it Involves Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 15, 2012

We have amazing customers and folks who follow us on Facebook.? In appreciation for all that amazing support we are doing something special on Facebook for the next 24 hours.? I don't want to spoil the surprise but it does involve a pretty hefty 24 hour sale.? You might take advantage to get that photo on canvas that you have been thinking about doing for a while.? Maybe you want to try out one of our ...

Canvas Press Giving Away Photo Gear in Facebook Sweepstakes main image
Canvas Press Giving Away Photo Gear in Facebook Sweepstakes
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2012

If you head over to the Canvas Press Facebook page right now you will see they are doing a Free Sweepstakes.? Entering is totally free...just sign up and you will have a chance to win 1 of 28 prizes.? Canvas Press is giving away a Panasonic Lumix camera ($300 value), an Epiphanie Camera bag of your choice ($200 value), a Fuji Instax camera ($63 value) and 25 $25 gift certificates to go towards products from Canvas Press ...

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Canvas Press Sweepstakes is Live on Facebook
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2012

If you head over to our Facebook page right now you will see we are doing a Free Sweepstakes.? Entering is totally free...just sign up and you will have a chance to win 1 of 28 prizes.? We are giving away a Panasonic Lumix camera ($300 value), an Epiphanie Camera bag of your choice ($200 value), a Fuji Instax camera ($63 value) and 25 $25 gift certificates from us here at Canvas Press.? It's the whole ...

Congrats to our Summer Photo Contest Winners of Canvas Prints main image
Congrats to our Summer Photo Contest Winners of Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 26, 2012

Congratulations to our 4 winners of our Summer Adventure Photo contest.? It is always so much fun to see what people enter into our photo contests and this one was no exception.? We would be honored to turn any one of the entries into a canvas print...that's how good the photos were.? Here are our 4 winners (we had a tie for 3rd place) and their winning photos. The tie for 3rd place went goes to: ...

Voting is Underway for Our Summer Adventure Photo Contest! main image
Voting is Underway for Our Summer Adventure Photo Contest!
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 20, 2012

Be sure to head over to our Facebook page and click on the "Photo Contest" tab to vote for your favorite "Summer Adventure" photo.? You can vote once a day until Monday, July 23rd at midnight.? Then we will take the top 10 entries with the most votes and determine who wins 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. 1st place will get a 24x36 1.5" canvas print & 30% off all orders for a year. 2nd place - 16x20 ...

Instagram Has Made it All the Way to Sports Illustrated main image
Instagram Has Made it All the Way to Sports Illustrated
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 18, 2012

For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated will be using Instagram photos in their magazine.? On Wednesday, July 23rd the Sports Illustrated issue will feature a series of Instagram Photos taken by Sports Illustrated contributing photographer, Brad Mangin.? Sports Illustrated commissioned Mangin to cover Spring Training and baseball teams in the western part of the United States.? The resulting photos will be found in the issue's "Leading Off" section.? Mashable.com reports that the decision to ...

Our Summer Sale is on Right Now main image
Our Summer Sale is on Right Now
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 16, 2012

Just wanted to let all of you know that you can get 30% off plus free shipping on canvas prints, metal prints, and photo paper prints right now on the Canvas Press website.? You just have to use the promo code SUMMER30 when you checkout for the discount. We thought this would be the perfect time for you to get some of those summer vacation photos printed on canvas or if you are really on top of it...Christmas ...

Behind The Scenes at Canvas Press Part 3: Materials & Goods main image
Behind The Scenes at Canvas Press Part 3: Materials & Goods
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 1, 2012

I think it has been said that in order to give the best you have to use the best.? Or maybe I am just saying that now...either way we think that is very true when it comes to building your canvas prints.? Using the best materials and equipment out there so that we can deliver you an awesome photo canvas print that you will enjoy for many years to come.? I have already bragged about our ...

Spectral Instruments 112 Megapixel Concept Camera Needs Your Help to be a Consumer Camera  main image
Spectral Instruments 112 Megapixel Concept Camera Needs Your Help to be a Consumer Camera
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 21, 2012

Spectral Instruments is a small company that makes some pretty amazing cameras.? You won't find these cameras at B&H or Adorama because they are used purely for research facilities, capturing virtually noiseless photos of the sun and the stars.? Their latest model the 1110 is ultra light sensitive and has been used to capture the sun and the stars in one photo.? Well now the employees of Spectral Instruments want to put the 1110's amazing sensor ...

Behind the Scenes at Canvas Press: Part 2 Making of Canvas Prints main image
Behind the Scenes at Canvas Press: Part 2 Making of Canvas Prints
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 21, 2012

They don't make them like they used to...right?? At least that is what you hear over and over in today's world.? It will only last until the warranty runs out or it may take 2 or 3 returns to get something that works right or looks right.? That is because it was put through the "machine" so quickly no one really bothered to make sure it was done RIGHT.? Well, we are taking a stand ...

Behind the Scenes at Canvas Press: Part 1 main image
Behind the Scenes at Canvas Press: Part 1
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 10, 2012

Do you ever wander what goes on at some companies.? How do they get things done?? Do they really take care of my order or is my order number just a few more dollar signs that are going through the machine?? Over the next few weeks I am going to show you around the shop here at Canvas Press and show what goes into making these beautiful canvas prints for you.? Hopefully you will see that ...

Nikon Announces the D3200 DSLR for Beginner Photographers main image
Nikon Announces the D3200 DSLR for Beginner Photographers
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 8, 2012

Nikon announced the arrival of the new D3200 DSLR as an entry level camera for all those budding photographers out there.? One of the main improvements over the Nikon D3100 is the 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor.? It is nice to have that kind of megapixel power in an entry level camera (but don't forget...a megapixel isn't everything).? The camera will come in a candy ...

Introducting Pinstagram - A Mash Up of Pinterest and Instagram main image
Introducting Pinstagram - A Mash Up of Pinterest and Instagram
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 4, 2012

Two friends who happen to be developers who love both Pinterest and Instagram decided to mash-up the two different programs into one.? The result is Pinstagram.? Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo are the two friends who decided to code this project taking it on as a new adventure and as a start-up that might be attractive to different Venture Capitalists out there.? Once you go to www.pinstagram.co and log into your Instagram account your page ...

A $3 Painting From Goodwill Sells For $190K main image
A $3 Painting From Goodwill Sells For $190K
by Eric Von Lehmden | May 4, 2012

File this one under "Garage Sale / Vintage Store Treasures".? An 81 year old man who wishes for his identity to remain anonymous (for now) bought a painting at a local Goodwill in Anderson South Carolina store for $3.? Leroy (the man's middle name) has been a antiques dealer his whole career and regularly shops at Goodwill and other thrift stores about 4 times a week to find treasures that people didn't know they had and gave away ...

Owner / President of Canvas Press, Doak Walker Still Likes to get his Hands Dirty main image
Owner / President of Canvas Press, Doak Walker Still Likes to get his Hands Dirty
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 30, 2012

You don't often find a President and owner of a company who still likes to get out and keep his hands in the every day tasks of the job. ?That is where Doak is different. ?You will find him staying up to date and even finding better ways to do things here at Canvas Press by getting in there and actually doing it. ?Whether it is printing, stretching canvas or cutting wood you can find Doak out in the warehouse ...

Canvas Press Photo Contest - Show Them Your Best Nature Photo main image
Canvas Press Photo Contest - Show Them Your Best Nature Photo
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 23, 2012

Canvas Press announced a new photo contest today on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canvaspress.? Enter your best nature photo for your chance to win a 16x20 1.5" photo canvas and 30% off all your orders from Canvas Press for one year.? Go to their Facebook page and then click on the Photo Contest tab toward the top of their timeline and follow the instructions to enter.? If you aren't a fan of their page you ...

Canvas Press Photo Contest Announced Today: Show Us Your Best Nature Photo main image
Canvas Press Photo Contest Announced Today: Show Us Your Best Nature Photo
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 23, 2012

Canvas Press announced a new photo contest today on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/canvaspress.? Enter your best nature photo for your chance to win a 16x20 1.5" photo canvas and 30% off all your orders from Canvas Press for one year.? Here is how to enter your photo in the contest.? Go to our Facebook page and then click on the Photo Contest tab toward the top of their timeline and follow the instructions to ...

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Change Will Do You Good
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 12, 2012

You may have noticed a few new changes to the website homepage.? Yes, we have tweaked it a little bit here and there, but for the most part it is still the same site once you start ordering your canvas prints, alumiprints, or photo paper.? In case you haven't heard, we are working very hard to launch a brand new site that will give you (our amazing customers) more options to choose from and an even easier ordering ...

Will Facebook Ruin or Improve Instagram? main image
Will Facebook Ruin or Improve Instagram?
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 11, 2012

I know a lot of people were shocked when they heard that Facebook bought the very popular photo sharing app Instagram.? I think the bigger shock was the price tag that was associated with the purchase.? Seriously...1 Billion dollars.? That is an insane amount of money for an app that doesn't support advertisers and keeps all user data private.? I know many of my friends who are very nervous about what Facebook might do to ...

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1...BILLION main image
Facebook Buys Instagram For $1...BILLION
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 9, 2012

That's right.? One Billion in cash and stock in Facebook goes to the investors and founders of Instagram.? Instagram is a mere 17 month old company but has reached 27 million users in that time span.? Facebook and Google have both entered into talks with Instagram in the past to no avail.? With the recent launch of the Instagram app on the android system (and the fact they signed up 1 million new users in a ...

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