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Custom canvas printing is a great way to enhance your favorite images or give a unique, thoughtful gift. Canvas prints provide an additional touch of style and elegance anywhere they’re hung. With modern printing techniques and technologies, it’s easier than ever to get quick, high-quality canvas prints delivered to your door with any image you want. Here are some tips to help you get the highest-quality canvas printing job to make your walls pop and your gifts amaze.
The biggest mistake most people make when ordering any printed product is not using a good quality image. Lower-quality images are ideal for the internet because the computer screens can display them properly with the right settings. In fact, low-quality images are often used to help prevent image theft, as saving the image results in a blurry outcome.
However, if you use a low-quality image for printing, that same blurry outcome will appear on your materials. The higher the quality of the image, the better it will print. Image quality is especially important for canvas printing, as the canvas itself can lower the visual quality of an image. To ensure you get the best print on your canvas, make sure your image is set to a 300 DPI (dots per inch) resolution before submitting your files to a printer.
Stretch and Fit
When you order a canvas print, you have a few options for how you want your material delivered. Knowing which option to choose ahead of time can save you time and help you plan what to do with your print once you receive it. If you plan to frame a canvas print, you can choose a rolled canvas option. This saves money and allows you to customize your frame options.
Most people, however, tend to choose a stretched canvas option. With a stretched canvas, the material is pulled around the edge of a frame and secured in the back. This way, you don’t need a frame around the outside to hang the canvas securely. You can choose to either have a gallery or museum fit for your stretched canvas. In a gallery fit, the image is printed to the edges of the canvas and fully wrapped around the frame, creating a 3-D look as your image stretches around. In a museum fit, the image isn’t printed to the edge, and the image stops at the frame, leaving a flatter appearance in front.
Custom Canvas Printing Options
Custom canvas printing makes for a great gift or decoration idea. The quality of the canvas and the unique appearance make any image stand out. To ensure you get a high-quality print, be sure to plan out what kind of printing and framing you want ahead of time so you can adjust your image accordingly. Also, be sure you have a high-quality image at 300 DPI so that your print doesn’t come out blurry or discolored. By following these tips, you’ll have a beautiful custom-printed canvas ready in no time at all.