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J.S. | California | 2010

I just arrived home and discovered that the canvas prints had arrived. All I can say is . . . “freaking spectacular”!! I am so impressed and thrilled with your work. Thank you so much. I recommended you to a co worker about a month ago and will continue to sing your praises.

Pop Art Canvas Prints

ZaZaGallery.com, a premier purveyor of fine art photo prints on canvas, has recently started offering highly custom Pop Art canvas prints as well. Pop Art was originally an art movement that emerged globally in the 1950’s, and has been embraced on a widespread level in recent years, largely due to digital media and the proliferation of photo manipulation. Pop Art is a loose term that involves isolating objects from their environment and placing them in new surroundings. When dealing with photographs and digital photo manipulation, this usually means using a program such as Photoshop to cut out a subject and put it against a new background. Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol made Pop Art synonymous with bright colors and multiple panels of the same image displayed in various complimentary color themes, though this is not the only interpretation. Pop Art created by the artists of ZaZa Gallery typically takes cues from Warhol, but presents offerings with several different interpretations as inspiration for custom pop art for our customers.

If you’re looking for a Warhol inspired Pop Art Canvas Prints made from your favorite photo(s) then you should start with ZaZa Gallery’s unique custom ordering process that allows you to select colors, the number of panels, and even color accents in your images so that our artists can create a piece of custom pop art that uniquely suits you. Only ZaZa Gallery involves the customer in the creative process, so your final pop art canvas print will be fundamentally part of you, and cherished for years.

Panel Selection

ZaZa Gallery allows you to choose one, two, or four panels to be featured in your pop art canvas print. You can even elect to use different images in each of your panels. Typically each panel will have a different background color and a black and white or single tone subject. You can highlight parts of your image by choosing to have color accents.

Color Accents

If you tell us what parts of your image you love most, we can add color accents to them. For example, without accents a single panel pop art print will feature your subject in a stylized black and white set against a colored background. With a color accent, we can add a vibrant color  to a shirt, hair, a bow, balloon, ball – just about anything. And, if you have multiple panels this accent can change color from panel to panel or stay the same. You can even select the color you’d like us to use.

Color Selection

On the ordering page we provide a standard palette of colors that you can choose to include, or exclude. Colors in this palette range from bright to pastel, light to dark, and several inbetween. If you make no note on colors, the artist will take license and choose colors his or herself. You can also choose colors that you definitely do not want included, and give the artist license to use any but those. Or, you can dictate expressly what colors to use, where. The choice is yours.

With all of these different options, ZaZa Gallery stands apart from the rest by offering nearly 50,000 variations, meaning your custom created pop art canvas print is going to be one that is truly unique.

Non-Standard Customization

Despite all of these options, we understand that some customers have something very specific in mind when it comes to their pop art, and we are more than willing to work with such ones on an individual basis to create something that they’re going to love. Call 707-634-6109 for a consultation and a custom quote for your pop art canvas print.

The Top 4 Tips For Great Prints On Canvas

Considering getting some of your photo prints on canvas to display around your home or office? It can be hard to figure out which photographs to turn into beautiful canvas prints. Your vacation photos, your family portraits, landscape photographs you took on your last hike – all would make beautiful prints on canvas. So how do you choose? Well there are four tips that you can use to help choose the right photographs so that your prints on canvas will be beautiful every time.

1. Clear Photographs: You want to make sure that the photos that you choose to become prints on canvas are clear and not blurry, especially those family portraits. Clear, crisp photographs are always a great choice because when they are turned into prints on canvas and enlarged, that detail will stay clear and beautiful. Clear photos will ensure that any print you have created will turn out beautiful and won’t lose any detail in the process.

2. High Resolution Scans: If you are scanning in a photograph to turn into a canvas print, you want to make sure that you scan it at a resolution of at least 300ppi. This will help us to print the best possible image as a larger canvas print and will ensure that no detail is lost in the process. Lower resolutions can be turned into prints on canvas but can lose detail or color in the process.

3. Digital Photographs: Digital photographs are the ideal choice to create prints on canvas as they are already in digital format. This way, you don’t lose detail or color when you are scanning the photograph in to send to the canvas printer. That said, if you don’t have a digital copy of your image and are going to have to scan it, it is better to send us your paper print than to do it yourself – assuming you can afford the time it takes for us to receive it, of course.

4. Edited Photographs: You do want to make sure that any photograph that you are considering having turned into a canvas print has been edited to how you like it. You want to crop out anything you don’t want in the canvas print, take out red eyes if you are able, clear up any lighting or brightness issues that are bothering you, and basically edit the picture so that it is just the way that you want it. We offer standard retouching for free, which means that we will actively help your image to look best, but only you know exactly what you want. If you find that you don’t have the tools or skillset to edit your own photograph, write what you would like different in the “Notes” section of your order.

If you take these four tips into consideration when you are choosing your photographs to send to ZaZa Gallery to be printed on canvas, you will easily get back the most beautiful prints possible. The only other thing you have to worry about is which pictures you want to have printed, and that can take the most time.

What Are Digital Pictures on Canvas?

Just about everyone owns a digital camera these days and they are getting cheaper and cheaper. With the ease of taking pictures and editing them on the computer, it is so simple to create some of the most amazing pictures with even a disposable digital camera. You can easily take color photos and turn them into black and white or use special effects to turn your photograph into something totally different. But what do you do with them once you have these awesome photos? Print them on paper? Send them to the local photography shop? Have you thought about having your digital pictures on canvas to display in your home or office?

Digital pictures on canvas aren’t nearly as expensive as you might think. Even the largest canvas prints can be extremely affordable and fit into any budget. Canvas prints are also the very best way to ensure that your digital photographs will stay beautiful much longer than any other medium. This is because canvas is an extremely durable medium. Simply look at the beautiful works of art from hundreds of years ago. And, with the advances in technology, canvas is even more durable today than ever.

Also, the inks that are used in the specialized ink-jet printers to produce digital pictures on canvas are designed to last for decades. These archival inks are created so that they can stand up to environmental issues such as dust, sunlight, water, and more. They help seal your digital pictures on canvas so that they last for generations.

When you couple the durability of both the canvas and the archival inks with the finishing treatments, you have a beautiful work of art that will last to be passed down to your grandchildren. These treatments completely seal in the archival inks and the canvas so that even water will run right off. The digital pictures that you took on your vacation, that hike in the mountains, of your family and friends will suddenly become a beautiful way to decorate any room and create a focal point for visitors to see.

Digital pictures on canvas are a beautiful way to immortalize your favorite pictures, moments, views, and family members. They also make wonderful gifts for loved ones. ZaZa Gallery offers a wide variety of canvas prints, both in sizes and different types of wraps. You can easily upload your digital photographs and have them printed on canvas then shipped directly to you. Make sure that you check out having your digital pictures on canvas before you worry about paper prints.

Sharing Your Family Photos As Digital Pictures On Canvas

Who doesn’t love to show off their family photos to friends, relatives, co-workers, and even people we just met? Your kids, your spouse, your vacation to Disney World, even your last hunting trip. You know that you love to show off your photos to people. Normally, we have our pictures either printed at the local one hour photo shop, or we just upload them onto our computer and send them through email to everyone on our contacts list. But, now there is a better way to really get a “wow” when people see your favorite photos, and that is with digital pictures on canvas.

One of the biggest perks to digital pictures on canvas is that they are extremely durable, they last for well over 100 years. Since they are all printed with top of the line archival inks (that are specially designed for digital pictures on canvas use and long term wear) as well as high quality canvas, these prints are one of the very best ways to ensure that your favorite photos survive where others won’t. The normal life of a paper print (just like the ones you got last week from the one hour photo) is only a few short years, even if they are framed and hung. It doesn’t matter how they are framed, paper prints will fade faster than anything else. Canvas prints offer a truly unique way to show off your favorite photos in a medium that will last much longer than anything else out there today.

Don’t think that digital pictures on canvas are too expensive either. You will be amazed at how cheap digital pictures on canvas really are, especially since they have become so popular lately. With all of the advances in technology and the refining of how these beautiful canvas prints are created, it does not take nearly as long as this process did in the past and printers can easily create, print, and stretch canvas faster with the new inks and canvas that are out there. Yet, these canvas prints still last just as long, if not longer, than other digital pictures on canvas.

Plus, digital pictures on canvas are ready to hang as soon as you get them. You don’t have to try to go all over town to find the right frame to fit them, you simply decide where they will go, tap in a nail or screw, and hang them. They can quickly become the focal point of a room, office, or become the perfect gift for a loved one. Digital pictures on canvas can easily offer you the perfect way to enjoy all of your most loved photos in a format that will last throughout the years.

Why Choose Canvas Pictures Over Framed Pictures

For many years, photographers have printed their pictures on paper and then framed them with beautifully expensive frames before they hung them. Specialized framing shops offered just about any type of framing you could imagine, designed and cut to your specifications. But framing can get expensive, especially for those larger pictures, so many photographers simply stopped using larger pictures altogether. They never considered choosing canvas pictures instead of framed pictures because they assumed that canvas was more expensive. And, in the past, it was. With the breakthroughs in canvas printing technology, it is easier and less expensive to have your pictures printed on canvas than it is to print and frame them.

There are several main reasons that you would want to choose canvas pictures over framed pictures, with the main one being print longevity. A normal picture is printed on paper and paper begins to wear quickly, even in a frame. Yet canvas pictures are printed on a medium that will last for generations, and they are printed with special inks that were designed to last just as long. These inks are also designed to withstand the elements – especially light – where normal printer inks are not. This means that your beautifully framed picture will start to fade quickly whereas canvas pictures will last for decades before ever showing signs of wear.

Another reason to choose canvas pictures over framed pictures is that you can hang a canvas print right out of the packaging instead of having to get it framed. ZaZa Gallery will print your photograph on canvas and ship it out to you as soon as it’s ready. When you get it, you can take it directly out of the packaging and hang it anywhere you would like. Paper prints, however, need to be framed before they can be hung or they have to be put into an album. This means a trip to the store for a frame, and maybe even a costly frame if you have a larger print or a special size.

There are so many great reasons to choose canvas pictures over framed ones, but these two reasons are enough to see the value in canvas pictures. From the money that you will save between framing and having to replace paper pictures over time, it is easy to see why choosing canvas pictures is a smart way to go. You no longer have to worry about your favorite pictures losing their colors or their details, you simply have to worry about where to hang them.

What Makes Giclee On Canvas So Popular

Prounced “zhee-CLAY”, giclee on canvas are one of the very best ways of reproducing art work on canvas with digital printers. These are individually produced reproductions that are extremely high-resolution and are created on a unique larger format digital printer that is designed specifically for giclee on canvas. Since so many artists only work as digital painters, it is extremely easy for artists to order beautifully unique giclee on canvas prints of their works for themselves or to sell. This is also one of the main reasons that giclee prints are so popular, since these works can easily be reproduced for many different people to enjoy.

While giclee prints can actually be printed on any type of medium, such as plain paper or transparent acetates, giclee on canvas is the main medium that artists use. Canvas is much more durable than other mediums out there. When you add in the different treatments that can be done to both the canvas and to the inks, giclee on canvas prints will last for many decades to come. So, an artist’s works can be enjoyed for many generations, especially if they are taken care of properly.

The printers that produce giclee on canvas use microscopic dots of four different colors to create these paintings, placing the dots so that they “trick” they eye into seeing different shades and colors. Cyan, yellow, black, and magenta (and lighter shades of each) are the colors used in giclee on canvas prints yet each print can contain an infinite number of different colors once the print is finished. The way that the inks are placed on the canvas creates a beautiful depth to the overall look so that the finished print seems to be hand-painted instead of simply printed. The way that these special inks are placed on the canvas makes them so popular since they allow images to come alive on the canvas.

One other aspect of giclee on canvas that makes it so popular is the fact that it can also be printed in large sizes and even in rolls. This means that even billboard-sized giclee prints can be created if desired. Artists are only limited to the size of the paper or canvas when it comes to how big or small they want to make their giclee print.

But not just any canvas printer can create giclee on canvas prints that look like the true works of art that they are. Any artist considering having giclee prints created of their works should always make sure that they choose a reputable canvas printer before they place any order. ZaZa Gallery’s professional printing staff has the experience and the technology to print giclee on canvas so that it will impress even the most picky artist. Check our giclee printing options for your next project before you order anywhere else.

Five Reasons To Put Your Pictures On Canvas

If you are like other photographers out there, then you have plenty of beautiful photographs just sitting on your computer or in a box somewhere that you would love to have hanging in your home or office. You just aren’t sure about having them printed on paper and framed, as that always seems to cost more than you want to spend. How about putting your favorite pictures on canvas for display? Not sure about this new way of printing your favorite pictures? Here are five great reasons why you should put your favorite pictures on canvas:

1. Longevity: Pictures on canvas will last so much longer than normal paper prints. Canvas is much more sturdy than paper and can easily last for generations, while paper has a low life expectancy when it comes to being on display. Canvas prints will easily last for many decades, even over a hundred years, before they require any type of special treatment.

2. Depth: Take a look at a paper print and then a canvas print and you will immediately notice a big difference. Since paper is flat and canvas is made of woven materials, the canvas prints will always have a depth to them that makes the picture stand out and come alive. Paper prints cannot do this, and just create a flat look no matter what types of inks are used.

3. Ink: ZaZa Gallery goes out of its way to use only the best archival materials in our pictures on canvas, and this focus on quality includes our inks as well. We use archival rated inks, which the canvas soaks up into it’s woven fibers insuring an incredibly long-lasting image.

4. Wrapping: Canvas has so many different wrapping options that can add to the effects of the overall picture. Gallery wrapping is one of the most popular, and this is where the picture is actually printed to the very ends of the canvas so that it wraps around the stretcher bars when the canvas print is completed. It adds to the depth of the picture on canvas as well, since it gives the illusion of being more 3-dimensional than a normal paper print ever could.

5. End Treatments: Pictures on canvas are also privileged to specialized treatments once the print is finished. These treatments help to lock the inks into the canvas and to help protect the canvas against the elements, though if you want them to last the longest you should hang them in dry areas away from direct sunlight.

These are five great reasons why you should choose to put your pictures on canvas for display instead of choosing paper prints. Not only will these specific things help your favorite pictures become even more beautiful, but they will also last ten times longer than paper prints could ever dream of.

What Are Giclee Canvas Prints?

Many people that are new to the canvas printing world are not quite family with some of the terms that describe the different types of prints, inks, canvas, techniques and more; Giclee is one of them. Giclee is actually a name that was invented by Jack Duganne in 1991 to describe the process of creating beautiful fine art prints from any type of digital source that uses ink-jet printers to print them. The word itself is taken from a French word, “le gicleur”, which means “nozzle”. Although “gicler” in French actually means “to squire, spurt, or spray” which more accurately describes the way that these art prints are created with an inkjet printer. Giclee canvas prints have become a wonderfully beautiful way to show off different forms of digital art, from photography to abstract to art created on the computer.

With the wonderful advancements in archival inks and canvas treatments, these Giclee canvas prints are created with specialized materials that are designed especially for these types of canvas prints. The colors in the inks can cover just about any color imaginable, which means that any artist’s renderings will come out beautifully clear on any type of canvas print. Even though some artists still use the ink-jet to print paper copies of their artwork in a mass production, there are those that still consider them “paintings” of sorts and only create Giclee canvas prints that are created for a specific customer or for sale in galleries.

Today, Giclee canvas prints are more associated with those artistic creations that are actually done on the computer through some of the different editing software that is out on the Internet. From abstract art works to portraits created completely on a computer, there are so many talented artists that are creating Giclee canvas prints that sell for thousands of dollars and offer a beautiful way to enjoy digital art throughout your home or office. With the different advancements in the inks and treatments that canvas printers use on their canvas prints, these Giclee canvas prints can last well over 100 years which means that anyone that invests in them will easily be able to enjoy and pass these art works down through generations.

Giclee canvas prints are becoming an art form that extremely talented computer artists are using to bring their talents to the world. Since they can offer beautifully created Giclee canvas prints cheaper than they can physically paint a picture, it’s easy to see why there are so many digital artists out there who are falling in love with having their works printed on canvas.

Giclee Art Prints on Canvas

Looking for a way to decorate your home or office with some beautiful art prints on canvas of your favorite paintings? Want to be able to show people your appreciation for different forms of art when they come to your house, your office, or give them as gifts to family and friends who love certain artists or art forms? But, you really don’t want to pay for expensive reprints of some paintings through auctions or online sites right? You want to find a better way to get them, without spending an arm and a leg. Well, art prints on canvas of well-known paintings aren’t that hard to find.

Giclee art reproductions (or fine art prints from a digital printer of your favorite art pieces) are a beautiful way to enjoy some of your favorite pieces of artwork from throughout the centuries without spending all of your savings. Plus, these art prints on canvas are as durable as any other canvas paintings out there. In fact, most created today are more durable and will last well over one hundred years without showing fading or wear. They cost half the price of some of the auction site’s prints (normally merely framed paper prints) and you don’t have to worry about them looking cheap. Instead, you have a beautiful art reproduction of that da Vinci, Van Gogh, Raphael, or other famous artist’s work on canvas, that looks as close to the real thing as you can get.

It does not matter what type of art work you prefer, what type of painting formats you prefer, oils, acrylics, watercolor, you can get them all as Giclee art reproductions. Your favorite artists, new budding artists, abstract or traditional, you can find them as beautiful art prints on canvas to purchase and display right out of the shipping packaging. Since there are many artists today who use Giclee to create beautiful art reproductions, it is a great time to find art prints on canvas for a very reasonable price.

These professionally created canvas prints will cost you a bit more than a traditional framed paper print, but not much. And, when you consider the fact that canvas prints are created and treated so that they will last over one-hundred years, it’s easy to see why you would want to get art print on canvas instead of a flimsy paper print. Just remember, if you’re going to upload your own digital image of a work of art that you did not create, make sure that you have the right to reproduce it.