Printing a photo on canvas is a great and surprisingly inexpensive way to display your photo as a work of art in your home.
Follow a few important steps to print canvas and ensure it looks its best.
Photo canvases have undoubtedly become a popular choice for displaying wall art. That’s because they go beyond simply framing a photograph and hanging it on the wall; they print the photograph on canvas. Taking a mundane photograph and transforming it into something you’ll be proud to display is a great way to decorate your wall. However, there are a few things you should know before transferring your image to canvas if you want it to look its best.
The resolution is the first step in the process; the higher the resolution, the higher the quality.
To begin, ensure that your image has a high resolution.
Unless you have one of the newest, most cutting-edge smartphones that specialises in offering an extremely high-resolution camera, anything you take with your phone is unlikely to stand up very well. Always check the camera’s output megapixels.
Resolution can be sort of confusing to beginner photographers, but there is an easier way to think of it. A picture is comprised of very tiny dots of colour. They are referred to as “pixels. The more pixels in an image, the better the image quality because the dots will be much smaller, resulting in a more detailed image. When a picture is made larger, the number of pixels doesn’t increase. They just get bigger and farther apart to fill in space. If there aren’t enough pixels, this can create a blurry image that appears to have jagged lines, and you should avoid using a low-resolution image.
You want more dots per inch (dpi) (the higher the better), but 300 dpi is an acceptable number for a picture that will be printed on canvas, because canvas printing machines can capture 300 dpi images. Will you need a photo editor to make sure that the resolution of your picture is this high? Alternatively, you can find pixel and DPI by right-clicking the image in the property list. However, if you have a camera with a high megapixel count, you should have no trouble getting your photograph printed. Simply look at your camera’s settings and take the photo with the highest resolution available.
The File Type
Images must be saved in one of two file formats: jpeg or tiff. These two are considered photo standards and are widely accepted by canvas printers. If you have a DSLR camera and shoot in RAW format, you have to use the software that came with the camera to change the file to a format that can be used. This is because each camera manufacturer has its own RAW file format, and most printers cannot handle all of them. Always use.tiff or.jpeg for consistency and ease of printing.
Selecting the Best Canvas Printer
You must use a high-quality printer for your canvas artwork to look its best. They are not all the same, and you will be disappointed if you simply choose the cheapest company you find because they offer the lowest quality at the lowest price. Instead, conduct research to determine which company consistently provides the best work. This will make you feel better about letting them put your picture on canvas. Always inquire about the location of the canvas printing company.
You can hang artwork on your walls. When you have a standard, flat photo transferred and made into a canvas print, you are elevating the portraits you hang on the wall. Just make sure you start with the proper steps so that the picture looks its best on a canvas. Always request a pigment-based printer, as these prints have a lifespan of more than 100 years and are waterproof.
When printing photos on canvas, those additional factors you can consider:
Image resolution: Image resolution is important for ensuring that the final print has sharp details and accurate colours. To get a high-quality print, make sure your image is at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).
Size of the canvas: Choose a size that fits the proportions of your photo and the space where you want to hang the print. When choosing a canvas size, consider the size of the room as well as the available wall space.
Print quality: Make certain that the print lab you choose uses high-quality materials and has previous experience printing on canvas. To ensure that you are getting a high-quality product, request samples or read reviews.
Colour accuracy: If colour accuracy is important to you, ensure that the print lab has a colour management system in place and that you can approve a colour proof before printing.
Consider whether you want your canvas print to be gallery wrapped (the image continues around the edges of the canvas) or framed. Gallery-wrapped prints have a more seamless appearance, whereas framed prints have a more traditional appearance.
Personal style: Select a print that reflects your personal style as well as the overall look you want to achieve in your home or office. Experiment with different finishes, frames, and sizes to find your ideal fit.
Cost: Canvas prints can be expensive, so keep your budget in mind when selecting a print lab and finishing options. Choose wisely in order to strike a balance between cost and quality.