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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.

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.

Offering Custom Canvas Prints For Family Portraits

For artists and photographers, family portraits have always been a staple of business. People love to see, remember, and show off their family to everyone around them which means that they love to have different family portraits created throughout their lives. And, with the popularity of canvas prints in today’s world, custom canvas prints of family portraits are becoming more and more popular. If you are an artist or photographer that does not offer family portraits as custom canvas prints to your customers, here are some great points to remember when you are determining if you can offer them without raising your costs:

1. Durability: Canvas prints offer a way for your customers to enjoy their family portraits for many generations to come. Since canvas prints are created with techniques that have been refined over the years and with materials that will ensure they last over a hundred years, it is easy to offer custom canvas prints to your customers that come in for family portraits and let them know that these prints will be around for their children or grandchildren. The different archival inks, canvas quality, and the treatment techniques that are used on custom canvas prints today have been tested and researched so that we can be sure that they will last over one hundred years before they ever start to show wear and tear like paper prints will.

2. Beauty: Custom canvas prints are a real work of art and resemble hand-painted oil or acrylic paintings. Your customers will be thrilled with the finished product, especially when it will look like they spent a ton of money on them when they really didn’t, and it will give them the opportunity to show off their family to those who come to their home or office. The beauty of these custom canvas prints is easy to see, especially when the finished product is displayed.

3. Reproduction: There will always be parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other family members who will see the custom canvas prints of these family portraits and want one for their own homes. By using canvas printers for these family portraits, it’s easy to have them recreated so that other people in the family can enjoy them as well. And, by simply saving the picture in a digital format, you can have any custom canvas print recreated when needed.

4. Cost: Believe it or not, but custom canvas prints are not expensive. Therefore, you can easily offer them to your customers without costing them an arm and a leg to have this beautiful work of art in their home or office.

It is easy to show your customers the benefits of custom canvas prints when they are ordering their family portraits from you. Once you show them the different perks to having custom canvas prints of any of their favorite family pictures, the only problem might be them choosing the photo to have printed.

Adding Special Touches To Canvas Prints With Extra Brush Strokes

Canvas paintings are a beautiful way to show off a talent, create a lasting work of art, and, today, to have another avenue to show off beautiful digital photographs. There are so many wonderful ways that you can have your digital photographs printed onto canvas that will give them different looks and evoke different emotions each time. Some photographers are finding unique ways to shoot pictures that will create a truly wonderful work of museum quality art when turned into a canvas painting. And, some painters are finding ways to take digital pictures on canvas and turn them into truly unique canvas paintings that are unlike anything else out there today.

With the developments in technology that create canvas prints of photographs, it’s easy to see why some artists would begin to use these prints to create some extremely beautiful art works by adding to them. After having a canvas print created of a photograph, a painter can then choose where to change anything on the print, such as adding in abstract landscapes, turning a print into a unique work of art with extra brush strokes, or completely changing up the look of a photograph by changing the scenery around the subject. There is so much that can be done with canvas paintings when a skilled oil painter takes on a canvas print, it’s amazing to see finished products.

Oil painters use some of the same basic principles that they do when creating a new oil painting when they are using a canvas print, but they don’t have to do a lot of the background work. Instead, they can concentrate on how they want to change the canvas painting and turn this one photograph into a really wonderful work that will inspire anyone who sees it. Plus, they have the ability and talent to take a photo and completely change the emotions that it evokes from someone looking at it.

There are so many great talented oil painters who have been creating unique works from digital photographs on canvas that are offering their work for sale online. You can even get these canvas paintings done from one of your own photographs by some of these artists. These pieces of art end up being truly amazing, and every one is unique. You will find that by simply adding in a few additional brush strokes by a talented painter can create a work of art that anyone would be proud to display in their home or office.

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.

Tips For Choosing The Right Type Of Photography For Large Canvas Prints

Ready to take some of those pictures that you love and turn them into large canvas prints to hang and show off? Before you take off and start editing your photographs, let’s take a look at some tips and tricks that will help you choose the right processes for your photos that will allow for the very best printing on canvas and give you the most beautiful large canvas prints:

1. Black and white always make clean, classic large canvas prints. From the early days of photography, black and white has always been a way to create a classic, clean look to any photo. It is very elegant as well, and can be a way to create beautiful large canvas prints of portraits of a single person at a time. Black and white can give you a way to capture the true beauty of an image without worrying about matching and balancing colors, and so on.
2. Adding one color hues to black and white photography can produce beautiful results. There are so many great photo editing programs out there that will allow you to add in only one hue to a black and white photograph, such as blue or pink. Now, you do want to make sure that you use this type of editing sparingly, as overusing it in a photograph that you want to have turned into large canvas prints can actually make your images look bad in the finished product.
3. Full spectrum photography can be a fun way to filter your photographs and create extremely unique photographs on large canvas prints – In full spectrum photography, the photographer (or editor) uses special filters that take pictures with ultraviolet or infrared filters to create specific results. While most of the time, these filters are used in law enforcement, geology, and even forensics, they are also becoming a staple of the artist photography world.
4. Color photography is sometimes best – Sometimes, an image or art piece is just too busy to use any other type of editing or filter on it and it is best to leave it in the original color photograph form. You will know as you start to play with the different editing tools that can create different filters on your photographs. It your photograph just starts to look odd or wrong then you will know to change it back to the original image and have large canvas prints created of that photograph.

You want to make sure that you try out some of the different forms and filters when it comes to your photography and editing before you have large canvas prints created, as after they are done it is too late if they look bad. Editing them at home can be a great way to ensure that you get beautiful large canvas prints every time.