Printing photos is complicated. It’s not as simple as just picking up and ordering online. I learned that there are few things that you should remember before ordering prints. Here are 5 important tips:
5 Surefire Tips to Brilliant Canvas Prints
Start with Great Quality – Simple yet often forgotten advice: start with great quality photos. Make sure you select photos that are sharp and reflect true color. Pick as high resolution as possible.
Post Process Your Photos – Some companies provide post processing service to “enhance” your photos. No one other than you knows your vision of that photograph. So don’t rely on post processing services and do it yourself before sending it to print.
Carefully Position Your Photos – When going with Canvas prints, make sure photo aligns specially if you plan on creating gallery wraps. Gallery wraps are available in different styles – mirror image, image wrap and border color.
Understand the Color Difference – If you know that prints have a slightly different color tone, you can adjust the original photo to balance this out. Also make sure your monitor is calibrated to the right colors.
Always Preview Before Ordering – Always without exception, preview your image before final order. I cannot tell you how many times previewing has saved me flushing money down the drain. If you are ordering gallery wrap, make sure your photo does get unintentionally cropped.
Easy Canvas Prints Review
For a while, I had thought about printing a photo on a canvas print, but was a little unsure. I had always thought that canvas prints were expensive and so the question was whether I should print on canvas or should stick with the time tested method – matte prints on 11×14.
Few days back after much thought and hesitation I decided to create a canvas print. Finally, I ordered a canvas print on easycanvasprints.com. The rates on this website are reasonable.
The ordering process was simple. I picked up a landscape photo to order. Photo was horizontal frame so was easy to order with click of a button. However, if your photo is vertical it takes a while to figure out how to find that size in vertical frame.
Print quality was good and professional. The colors were a little on warmer side. Understand what’s the “right” color of the photo not only depends on the photo but also your display settings.
The canvas was mounted on a solid wooden frame and overall was sturdy. Canvas frame was well packed and shipped safely.
We’ve hung this canvas in our living room and among other photos, this photograph printed on canvas standout. Good thing I tried, or I would have never known. Next I am planning to select some food photos to create canvas prints.
I wish I would have started sooner. Order your canvas print on Easy Canvas Prints.
For LFP Readers
Easy Canvas Print is offering 20% off and free shipping and get a free 8”x10” canvas added to your order, if your order is of more than a certain amount.
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Buying $100 worth of canvas prints for $39
Taking Great Photographs
Last few weeks I’ve been learning from some very accomplished photographers. I have been looking at some stats too. Last year about 109 million cameras were sold. All of these people bought a new camera to take better photos.
Sad story is that, majority of people never use there camera more than couple of times a year. I am convinced that there is only one way to improve your photography. I am studying this a bit more and will be posting a detailed post soon.
Until then, Keep making great pictures.