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Has anyone had any experience of canvas prints?
Am thinking of getting a few large ones done but what does the quality of the original image have to be, cant get a decent response off the canvas printers they just ask for TIFF images.
Whats the print quality like?
Any comments much appreciated
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PhotoArtistry for me. They also print the weekly 'Picture Of The Week' images for the winner.
I have had several canvas prints done up o A1 all of them from high res Jpeg files I have had super results I got them done at DPS fine Art Sleaford 01529 300452
they are very helpful and know what they are doing.
Had a good quality panoramic canvas at 4 feet long from Photoartistry but only after several chase up calls and a lot of frustration!
Have checked out IntelligenceDirect website - definitely cheaper & quick to respond to e-mails but can't vouch for their quality yet.
Photoartistry are one of the best.
But having said that walking around Focus and looking at other presentations i find that canvas prints are so last year.
Traditional print and frames are back in fashion.
Modern fashions must take a while to reach Scotland.
My order books are 3:1 in favour of canvas, with a lot looking for glass etched now. Photo prints are now becoming the exception in larger than 12x8 sizes.
I would say canvas myself if going to print, John Mactavish (above) is the man to see. They are exceptional quality & brilliantly priced! We at the Barn Owl Centre can vouch for that. you get a great service!
Sorry about the plug on this, just thought I would add my 2pence lol.
Canvas is great for a bit of frippary and fun, I've even got a couple in the house, hell I even print them and sell them...but they cannot compete on any level with a good Light Jet print.
As for the OP's question - the print quality will depend on who prints it and what they call 'canvas' and whether they coat or not and on what they output on...most printers will send you a couple of A5 samples.
As for the original image - well it's no different to any other image...good in, good out.
well said Keith, whats a light jet printer ???
Also called a Lambda, Cymbolics, Genesis...basically using laser light and chemicals to create true photographic prints.
have to run.....weekend guests down for dinner.
Lambda prints looks the business. We have just had some stunning prints in the gallery by Paul Wenham Clarke which were of superb quality too.
Canvas printing .. well we do enough of it to know that the actual canvas you print onto makes a huge difference. Also as Keith says if you put crap in you get crap out. A lot of people don't realise this and think you printers can work miracles.
Have ordered from photoartistry previously and was impressed with the quality.
Andy's right about them going out of fashion though .. people are looking at more innovative methods of printing, and different media. I have always been a fan of a top quality print, well mounted, and finished with a top quality frame.
Tho I currently have a couple of prints on perspex which look pretty good too
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