Introducing: New Personalised Canvas Prints

by | Mar 6, 2020 | Facts, Inspiration

If you love snapping cool pictures with your smartphones and cameras but don’t know what to do with those shots, why not try making your very own personalised canvas prints. Whether you want to display cute Instagram selfies, family vacation photos or even a timeline of relationship or childhood milestones, canvas prints are without a doubt an eye-catching way to showcase your treasured photos. Not only do they add a touch of class and elegance to your photos, but they can also be used to update and liven up any room – giving the space an artistic flair.

What is a canvas print?

Not to be confused with the canvas paintings you often see in art galleries, a canvas print is an image (typically a photograph or even digital artwork) that has been printed onto canvas via an inkjet printer (or similar technology). Once they have been printed, the canvas is then stretched onto a canvas board (or frame) in order to help it hold its shape. At this point in time, some people might opt to have their canvas prints framed; but there are also others who prefer the ‘frameless border’ look. 

Additionally, some custom canvas prints also come with a variety of different textures. For example, aside from the standard canvas textures, you can also get canvas prints that feature a full-grain, faux leather texture – giving your photos a more elegant and decadent look. 

What is a canvas lite print?

With its modern and classy appeal, precisely finishes corners, and incredible thinness, the canvas lite (like the name implies) is a more streamlined version of the standard canvas print. Known for its lightweight quality, these easy to make canvas prints are surprisingly durable despite only having a thickness of 0.9 cm – a little less than the width of a 2B pencil! 

The canvas lite prints also come in a variety of different sizes and orientation, making them relatively easy to use when decorating any sized space. In addition, with the canvas lite prints, there will be no holes or drilling necessary as they can adhere to any vertical surface with the simple use of high-quality acrylic tape.

How to make an impact with canvas prints?

One of the easiest ways to increase the visual impact of any room is through the usage of canvas prints – more so if they’ve been personalised to feature your favourite moments. Not only do they bring the personal into your interior design, but they also bring a fantastic texture into the room. This can be a real advantage when you’re planning out the look and feel of the entire space. The luxurious look and feel of custom canvas prints can also add some depth to the walls that might otherwise feel a little shallow or overly simple! 

What to consider when making canvas prints?

Whether you are gifting it to someone special, dressing up your walls or preparing for an art show or photography exhibition, you have to make sure that you take into consideration all the little details – from the size of the canvas to the layout of your photos or artwork and even the texture of the canvas material plays a part to create an impact on the final product.

Here are three tips for getting the best results out of your personalised photo canvas prints: 

Use High-Resolution Images

We all have a photo that’s near and dear to our hearts. Unfortunately, if the picture is of low-resolution, printing it on canvas just won’t do it justice! In fact, if you use a low-resolution image to print your canvas, there is a high chance that you might end up hating your once beloved photo after seeing it at it’s worst! This is why when you’re selecting a photo to make your custom canvas print, it’s usually a good idea to use the photos from cameras with higher resolution as this will prevent the image quality from decreasing – even if the photo is enlarged.

Choose the Right Canvas Format

Before you decide on which canvas format to get, it’s best to consider the space in which you’re planning to hang up your canvas as well as the positioning of the subject in the picture you want to use. For example, if you’re planning on making a statement wall, choosing a single large, rectangular canvas print will get the job done. Alternatively, you can also decorate the same space with several smaller, square canvases or a mixture of landscape, portrait and square canvases to create a unique collage.

Additionally, when choosing a canvas to fit your photos, consider how much of your subject you would like to be put on display. For example, you shouldn’t go for a square canvas format when the picture you chose to print depicts a full-length person in it – unless you wish to crop out any access. Similarly, if you have a landscape or panoramic photo, then choose a large, rectangular canvas format will allow you to display the whole photo without losing any details. 

Consider Your Colour Scheme

Depending on where you’re planning to hang up your personalised canvas prints, you might want to choose to match the colour scheme of your prints to your existing room decor. The reason for this is both for practical and financial reasons;  after all, why spend money on getting brand new furniture and knick-knacks to match your personalised canvas prints as opposed to matching your new canvas prints to your already existing room decor? 

If you’re planning to print out photos of your friends and family, they’re definitely going to fit in and look good in any space. However, if you’re planning to go for an artsier look, it’s worth it to spend some extra time thinking about how the canvas print will look in relations to the other existing decor in your living space. 

Pro Tip: If you’re aiming for an eclectic, pattern clash boho look, look at your colour scheme and choose a selection of photos that are on the complete opposite sides of your colour swatch. Alternatively, If you want a more harmonious look, choose images that have similar dominant colours and tones to your existing rooms colour scheme.

Are Canvas Prints Durable?

Depending on the quality of the materials used, canvas prints can be extremely durable and long-lasting. For example, the canvas prints that you can buy and personalise from Pixajoy are made with scratch-proof and moisture resistant materials – making them perfect for decorating any space and easy to clean with a damp cloth. Some of the extra precautions that you can take to preserve the quality of your canvas prints are to keep it out of direct sunlight or encase it a glass frame. 

Where and how to order canvas prints?

If you’ve got your heart set on printing out your own custom canvas prints, all you have to do is:

  1. Visit our website and navigate to our Canvas Page.
  2. Click on the ‘Create Now’ or ‘Get Started’ button.
  3. Select your canvas orientation and template style. Alternatively, you can choose to print out your photo on canvas as it is.
  4. Once in the editor, simply upload the photos you would like to print out and drop them into the grey picture box. You can also choose to add stickers, text and change the layouts.
  5. Once you’re satisfied with the overall look of your canvas, click ‘Order’ and proceed to checkout.

Now that you’re all caught up on the sheer versatility of canvas prints and how they can help make an impact in your living space, it’s time for you to create your own! Simply visit our website and get started! Plus, don’t miss out on grabbing our new canvas print at a big discount in honour of its launching sale

 

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