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Canvas Prints.......who/where ?


ChrisMc 17 72 United Kingdom
17 May 2006 12:48PM
I'm wanting to get some Rugby images blown up and put onto largish canvas/frames for my son's bedroom, .....does anyone do it, or can direct me to somewhere reasonable ?

Thx all....

Chris
_ 16 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
17 May 2006 1:02PM
Chris,
I do canvas prints up to 30x20.
email me for a breakdown on prices and quality offered.
John
email john@kartpics.co.uk
andytvcams 19 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2006 1:08PM
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SimPick 15 545 2 Azerbaijan
18 May 2006 12:04AM
Chris,

There is something in the latest Practical Photography, for a company called 4canvas that are supposed to produce excellent quality canvas prints that can even be washed and ironed ! But expect to pay over 100 quid per canvas, even with their current 20% discount deal.

Simon.
FatHandedChap 15 1.3k England
18 May 2006 12:20AM
Peak Imaging
and
Leach Colour both do them.

Tony
kevan 19 447
18 May 2006 12:52AM
There was a little forum repartee a while back between PhotoArtistry and 4Canvas discussing the various merits of their respective processes. I believe PhotoArtistry use Giclee (inkjet) printing whereas 4Canvas use dye sublimation.

I'd be interested to see what the difference between the two products is.

4Canvas' current deal makes their prices comparable with PhotoArtistry once you include VAT or delivery.

(I have no connection with and have not used either company).

Kevan
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 May 2006 1:01AM
It's all in the material used and I have to say having just read 4canvas's info there is some very misleading 'we're better than them' text on there.

I think that's what is very revealing is the Fine Art world hasn't embraced Dye Sub yet.
kevan 19 447
18 May 2006 1:16AM

Quote:I think that's what is very revealing is the Fine Art world hasn't embraced Dye Sub yet.


You say "yet", do you expect it will?

Have you any experience of either product?

Kevan
kevan 19 447
18 May 2006 3:20AM
Bumping.

Keith, just to ask again, have you used/seen results from either of these companies or do you use somewhere else for canvases?

I'd certainly be interested in hearing if anyone has used 4Canvas and if they really are "better than the average bear" as their website suggests.

Kevan
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
18 May 2006 4:29AM
I've not used 4canvas...but because they deal with the retail market I have seen their work. It looks fine for it's intended useage.

Hundreds of us saw Photoartisty's work on the EPZ stand at Focus and I was bowled over by it....and I'm a printer.
kevan 19 447
18 May 2006 5:07AM
Thanks for that, some canvases I've seen look rather plasticky and a bit crap and I'd be interested in finding a decent supplier.

Kevan
ChrisMc 17 72 United Kingdom
19 May 2006 6:00AM
Thx for all the replies.....its looking expensive !

:-(
Gala98 15 12
20 May 2006 10:20AM
Hi Chris,
I have seen samples from Redwoods - www.redwoodphoto.com and I will be using them for my customers when I actually get myself "out there".

Rgds
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rodp 16 1.2k England
30 May 2006 11:42AM
Just had a look at photo canvas printing and noticed, as I have with other sites, that the frames have fixed corners. I thought that canvas prints should have little wedges in the corners so the canvas can be retensioned when it goes a little loose. Am I barking up the wrong tree here? ( or just barking )
rod.
_ 16 535 4 Virgin Islands, British
30 May 2006 12:49PM
Rod,
You are quite correct, the frames do need wedges (2) at each corner. These are essential as the print will loosen over time (not to a huge degree) and the wedges can be used to adjust the tension to what it should be.

John

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