No longer do your images have to hide away in photo albums or only appear on walls in wooden frames as canvas prints can liberate your photographs. Now you can create pieces of art to line your walls out of your very own images from the comfort of your own room. With hundreds of websites offering canvas printing services ePHOTOzine had a look round the market to see who was worth putting in the frame.
Fresh Pixel Design
Product Types :
Canvas Prints from your photos – Display your images on a canvas which can feature gallery, mirrored, white or colour edges.
Art from your photos – Use a photo to create a piece of art for your wall with Fresh Pixel Design's art styles. Choose from Colour Spot, Pop Art or a Comic Art style or, if you have an idea of your own, let the team know and they will do their best to create it for you.
Canvas Panels – For an unusual feature have your image split into canvas panels. Fresh Pixel Design can create a collection of three or four canvas panels which can be designed as one long image or a series of the same image repeated.
Fresh Pixel Design use the best canvas and stretcher bars to produce your pieces. The pigment inks they use are lightfast for up to 200 years and the frames have wedges in the corners. Your canvas prints are protected with a coat of giclée liquid lamination and they supply a print-ready proof via email before they begin work on the final print.
You can upload your photos, send them via email or on a CD/DVD through the post. The canvas prints vary in size and start at £32.75. Visit Fresh Pixel Design
for more details.
Your Photo Canvas
Premium Canvas Print/Quality Canvas Print – Printed on a high quality artist's canvas and stretched over a handmade solid wooden frame. The frame for the canvas is 40mm and the image, unless requested, will be wrapped around the box frame. The canvas is finished off with neat corners and professional artist's tape. The canvas also includes wall fittings, red eye and blemish reduction, an 80 year colour-fast guarantee, free conversion to black and white or sepia and free photo effects - Spot colour, Soft Background and Text.
Acrylic Print – Clear – Printed directly onto acrylic, this print is given a semi-transparent look which stands out of the surface onto which it is fixed. The way light interacts with the image gives it an almost three-dimensional feel. Supplied on 5mm thick acrylic with diamond polished edges, four pre drilled holes and 4 satin spacers as standard.
Acrylic Jam – Your image is printed onto high grade, photo paper and sandwiched between two 4mm clear acrylic sheets. The blocks come complete with acrylic keyhole fittings, ready to hang. An optional extra of a frosted back panel is available for a stunning look.
Acrylic Print - A simple alternative to a picture frame, the picture is printed directly onto the acrylic which is supported by a single leg. The acrylic can be finished clear, frosted or backed.
Boxit Frames - Your print is printed on to high grade Matt Photo Paper but can also be produced on Laminated Canvas or Glossy Photo Paper. The frames work superbly with modern photographic styles and are available in black and natural wood.
Your Photo Canvas are a family run business who pride themselves on attention to quality. They offer high quality canvas prints and gifts which are all created from your photos. Orders are made via their website where you choose the product you want, click add to cart and upload or choose to email your photograph later. Prices start at £17.61 and the company offers free postage and packaging. Delivery takes around seven days.
Product Types :
Canvas Printing – Images are printed directly onto artist's grade canvas and this, combined with the Epson pigment based inks, means your prints are guaranteed to remain crisp and vibrant for over 75 years. Each print is heat-sealed for ultimate protection against scratches and splashes. Prints are stretched over a thick Redwood frame which is bevelled at a 75-degree angle, solid, mitred, glued and screwed. The canvas is also stretched around the frame and stapled. Pictures can also be printed round the sides of the frame.
Acrylic Block Mount – Pictures are printed onto glossy paper and then mounted between clear perspex sheets. The highly polished edges give the image a three-dimensional effect. Acrylic key hole fittings are provided on the back so that your print is ready to hang.
Block Mounting – A 12mm or 18mm MDF block will add depth and dimension to your image. Poster prints are first laminated and then vacuum-sealed onto the blocks using dry mount tissue. The edge of the block is bevelled at 45 degrees and you have the option to have the sides painted matte black, white emulsion or left as natural MDF. Canvas prints can also be block mounted.
Designer Print are a large format printing company who create canvas prints and block mounts. You can have your own image printed or choose from the five million images and illustrations available in their Canvas Art Gallery.
You email or post your images which are checked on arrival and then printed. When completed, your canvas print or blockmount is delivered to your door ready to hang.
It takes 21 days for products to be delivered, prices start at £55 and postage and packaging is £10. See Designer Print's website
for more details.
All photographs are printed on 100% cotton canvas and are tightly mounted over a 38mm frame which features corner wedges and a hanging kit. Pictures can be printed in colour, sepia or black and white. For an extra cost, you can have other effects applied. You can have your prints on square, landscape/portrait, panoramic or multi-panel frames. Custom shapes and sizes are also available on request.
Proof images are sent back to you within four hours of the images arriving at Get Canvas. You can order your products online and send images to Get Canvas via the post.
Prices start at £29.99, delivery is free and your canvas will be with you within 2-3 working days.
Visit Get Canvas
for more details.
When you give Canvas Dezign your images, they will print and deliver your canvas print on a 38mm gallery frame ready for hanging. Canvas Dezign produce prints that can be re-coloured. You can even send in a colour and the team will match it.
Canvas Dezign only use top quality grade 100% cotton canvas and their inks are colour fast for 75 years. Under normal circumstances no discolouration should be encountered with your canvas Print.
Your canvas can be square, portrait, landscape, split or a custom size all of which can be a maximum of 40in on the longest side. You can choose to have the image with or without a bleed and you can also apply effects such as black and white. Thanks to Canvas Dezign's online ordering system, you can see exactly how your image will look on a particular size canvas. Once you're image is uploaded, you can click between sizes and types of canvas to see which will suit your image best. This also applies when you're choosing the effects.
If you don't have an image to upload why not take a look in their gallery and pick from one of the many designs there.
Prices start at £15 for an 8x8 square canvas, delivery in the UK is £9 and they
aim to deliver all canvas prints within 7-10 working days of getting the order. Visit Canvas Dezign
for more information.
Transform Your Images
Transform Your Images have shops around the UK as well as an online store and you design your canvas by simply selecting a style (some have extra costs), a size, the edge depth (18mm or 38mm) and edge style. You then upload your image and press send.
Transform Your Images have canvas prints, acrylics, fotoblocs and block mounts on offer, all of which vary in size. You can email, post or upload your images to the website and if you don't want to print your own photo, why not take a look at the prints Transform Your Images have on offer.
Design-a-Canvas stock over twenty popular frames from 8x8in to 30x40in. The canvas is made from 100% real thick cotton and the frames are made of real solid wood and in 2cm or 4cm depth. They print with Ultrachrome inks that can last up to 200 years and when you order a print you will be given a consultation with a graphic artist.
Styles include: Colour, black & white, sepia, colour splashes, collages, three panel frames and other art themes.
Ordering is simple and once you're happy with the look of the canvas it will be dispatched to you within 1-4 working days. Prices start at £18.99 with delivery. Visit Design-a-Canvas
for more details.
Eyes Wide Digital
Eyes Wide Digital is a family business who have been trading for over six years.
All canvas prints are fully varnished and mounted by hand onto hand-made stretcher bars. They only use the highest quality Giclee canvas for the canvas prints and all canvas prints are made on-demand and in-house. You can even add a Pop Art look to your work if you require.
Canvas prints are available in a variety of sizes and prices start at £40.00. Eyes Wide Digital can also turn your children's art work and baby scans into canvas prints.
You can upload a jpg, email the image or post the photo or artwork, as hard copy (printed photo) or on a CD, to their studio and purchase it through the website or by contacting Eyes Wide Digital directly.
Original Canvas Company
Your favourite pictures, old photos, cherished memories or original artworks can be turned into canvas prints. The canvas is 100% cotton with a matte finish and the canvas frames are handmade from plain pine, each individually crafted to your canvas specifications. The standard depth for a canvas print is 1.25in (3cm) and a bleed, where the image is wrapped around the edge of the canvas, can also be applied.
You can upload, email or post your photos and turnaround for canvas prints is normally 3-5 working days from receipt of your image to dispatch.
Prices start at £22 for a 12x12in canvas and postage&packaging is £9.50. Customers outside of the UK should contact us for delivery charges.
Canvas Imagery can enlarge your photo on canvas, creating unique photo gifts just for you, or supply you with a selection of canvas prints from their online image library.
All canvas prints are stretched by-hand over 4cm deep stretcher bars. The canvas used is high-quality pre-stretched artist’s canvas and is 300gsm. All images are varnished, professionally finished on the reverse with tape and come ready to hang from the box. The inks will last a lifetime and all work is bubble wrapped and packaged in a custom made box.
Your image can be printed as a one, three part or five part image and orders are made online. Once they have received your payment a member of the Canvas Imagery team will call you about your product and if needed, images will be cropped to fit the size ordered.
Electronic proofs will be sent to you before they print and when you're happy with your order it will be delivered to you within 10 days.
A 25.4X20.3cm canvas is priced at £39.59 and delivery is free.
WallFillers create custom canvases to suit your décor and all you have to do it choose the subject, colour and size. You can keep the image as the original or apply one of WallFillers' many designs to your image which include:
Andy Warhol Style
Butterflies 4 Girls
They can even create unique canvases of your finger print or of a lip print for that special someone. Once you have chosen your style, all you have to do is pick a size and send WallFillers your photograph which is done online, by email or through the post.
Classic canvases start at £30, delivery to Mainland UK is £8.62 and you will receive your canvas the next working day after dispatch.
Ultra-print formally known as Your image 2 canvas Limited, have been supplying bespoke art canvas prints for the home and to retail outlets for seven years.
Ultra-print use a white canvas that weighs in at 415gsm ideal for canvas printing. The canvas allows images to be stretched around the frame without any cracking of the image and also offers excellent print definition for your canvas print.
Their frames are made from solid pine and available in two different depths, Roughly 1in (exact size 1.9cm) and extra chunky 2in (exact size 4.5cm). The frame joints are machine cut using a mitre guillotine to ensure that each joint is cut to a 45 degree angle and then carefully glued and underpinned to keep the frame solid.
All work from printing to finishing takes place in house and all canvases are individually hand finished.
To produce an canvas with Ultra-Print you have to upload your images, choose a shape (landscape/portrait, square or split), choose a size, make colour changes, choose a depth, view it in the virtual living room and click order.
Prices start at £17.99 for a 8x10in and orders are despatched within 24 hours of them receiving your photo. If your order is over £29.99 you get free delivery other wise postage and packaging is £2.99.