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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.

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.

Are Canvas Prints Here to Stay?

If your unfamiliar with the emerging craze of putting photos onto art canvas, in a sentence it is a budding contemporary art movement that you’re going to be seeing more in more often, not only in homes and offices, but also in photography and art galleries. This new media for displaying photographs is truly stunning. It is an intermingling of the modern digital photography with the classic use of canvas in paintings. Surprisingly, the process of putting photos on canvas is quite simple. A professional digital photo of any subject, be it a landscape, person, object, or anything else you can think of is printed onto canvas using high tech photo printers with specialized materials. The result is half art half photo, with the definition and detailing you would expect of a real life snapshot but with vivid texture-derived details that can only be accomplished with canvas. Better yet, canvas prints can be in full vibrant color, black and white, or anything in between.

Despite the glowing praise canvas prints are receiving more and more today, there are still a lot of people expressing distinct concerns over their validity as a real print medium. These concerns involve the longevity of the print permanence, durability of the product, and whether or not canvas prints are unique enough to have the staying power to be a lasting print solution. These often voiced concerns are not surprising, given that there is always some commotion surrounding innovative processes, especially in the artistic world.

To address the concerns, let’s first discuss the durability of the actual canvas print product. The photograph is first printed onto the canvas, which is then sealed and stretched over traditional art canvas stretcher bar. Therefore, it is as strong and sturdy as any artwork on canvas. Additionally, because of the process and treatment of canvas prints they’re nowhere near as vulnerable to the elements, or even mishandling as oil or acrylic paintings on canvas are. It is absolutely impossible to smudge a digital photo on canvas, and the canvas sealer makes it nearly waterproof, as well as resistant to dust, scratches, and impervious to finger prints.

Not only are canvas prints durable, but they also have an impressive longevity – also known as print permanence in the photo world. This type of media is not prone to easy fading. In reasonable climates, low in humidity, it is even possible to display canvas prints outdoors without much impact on the print’s longevity. Whether indoors or outdoors, a canvas print kept out of direct sunlight can last for many, many years – even decades. Under ideal display conditions a canvas print can keep for over 100 years without any signs of fading, as tested by Wilhelm Imaging Research. The sealers used to finish canvas prints also make the print nearly waterproof, ie: one can hold a canvas print from ZaZa Gallery under running water without seeing any signs of damage.

As you can no doubt see, canvas prints are not just a fad, they are a new and innovative way of printing your precious photos. Canvas is a medium that adds beauty, uniqueness, and lifespan to any print, and canvas prints make wonderful, classy display pieces for the home or office.

Change The Way You See Digital Photos Through Canvas Prints

It’s funny to see how digital photography has changed the way that we take pictures. If you think back just ten years ago, you’ll see that you took a lot less pictures then than you do now. Why? Is it because you had less to remember? It is because there just weren’t good photos to take? No, it’s because now you have digital cameras, easy uploads, and email to share your pictures all around the world in the blink of an eye. No longer do you only get to take twenty or so pictures at a time, you can take hundreds at once, giving you the option to snap away at events, your family, or whatever you feel like taking a picture of – and it won’t cost you any more that if you just took two pictures. Plus, you can instantly see these pictures and delete any that are bad or retake if needed.

These wonderful digital photos are great because they are easy to share as well. Anyone with a computer can easily email photos around the world and share their events by uploading photos online. So, those great digital pictures that you took of your child’s first birthday, your wedding, first day of school, or anything else can suddenly be shared to all of your family and friends in less than a few minutes.

But there is still something extra special about having hard copies of your favorite photos. It doesn’t matter if they are just placed in a photo album or if they are framed and hung on your wall – having a way to show off your photos can be a source of pride to any amateur photographer. And, one of the very best ways to have these photos shown off in a way that will instantly make them a focal point is by having them turned into a canvas print.

Of course, you can’t turn around and hang a digital photo on your wall unless it’s in a hard copy form. And, if you have friends and family over, it’s awful hard to show off all of your favorite photos on your computer. A computer just isn’t ideal to show off photos that you really want everyone to see when they come over. Yet, if you have those precious memories transferred over to a breathtaking canvas print, people will instantly see them when they walk into a room and will notice how beautiful they are. You won’t have to shell out money for paintings or for prints of paintings, you will have your own canvas prints to create a focal point and provide a museum quality piece for any room in your home. With just a few canvas prints, you will suddenly have a special art exhibit in your own home to show off.

Think about it, that favorite picture you show to everyone can suddenly be turned into a museum quality work that has such a special place in any room that people will instantly notice it. Plus, canvas offers a medium to print your digital photos on that will last for generations, instead of just for a few years, like a paper print will. You can easily order canvas prints of your favorite pictures online and have a beautiful, museum quality canvas print sent right to your door. ZaZa Gallery is one of the leaders of providing breathtaking canvas prints from digital photos and we can help turn your favorite photos into a work of art that you will cherish forever.

Canvas Prints Are The New Way To Share Your Photos With The World

Technology in the photography world is constantly changing – from the boom of digital photography to canvas prints, it’s easy to see why this market is always popular. Now that digital cameras are in just about every household, photos are becoming easier to take, easier to share, and easier to show off. You can now capture those precious memories of any part of your life without worrying about film, development costs, and all of those factors that used to prevent us from taking too many pictures.

With the developments in the canvas printing world, photos are not just stuck with being those old glossy, unrealistic photos that we know from past generations. When you print a photo on canvas, you can give your family and friends a natural look to them that only an oil painting can provide. These artistic qualities that oil paintings produce can easily be created with a digital photo to provide the most unique way to remember that time or person in your life. With the differences in types of digital cameras, scanners, and more, it’s also easy to see how you can edit a photo to evoke the feelings that you desire when it’s printed on a canvas print.

One of the main advantages to canvas prints are their durability. They are all sealed with special sealant that will protect them from the elements, environment, and almost anything else that you can throw at it for generations to come. The way that they are sealed makes them extremely durable, so that they won’t show the slightest signs of fading for almost a hundred years – can you say that about those old Polaroids you have?

You might be thinking that canvas prints are expensive to make if they have to use special inks and sealers, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. The prices of canvas prints start as low as $30 (depending on the size and requirements of the customer), and even the larger canvas prints are extremely affordable so that you can place those priceless memories onto a canvas that will last for generations to enjoy and relive your favorite memories. You don’t have to pay those prices for an original oil painting at some department store – create the same look for a fraction of the price with your own precious photos.

Plus, canvas prints make a wonderful gift for anyone in your life – from family to friends to business acquaintances. They are a great way to offer a unique gift that they will remember for a long time and something that they can be proud to show off. When you consider all of the great editing that can be done with digital photography these days, it’s easy to find the perfect photo to have transformed into a canvas print as a gift.

Editing software can help to enhance any photo you choose. From brightening the colors to sharpening the lines, there is so much that can be done to create a wonderful work of photographic art on canvas. It’s easy to change your favorite photos so many different ways, that you might have trouble figuring out which one you like the best!

Let the professionals at ZaZa Gallery help you with editing and printing your favorite photos on canvas. There is so much that can be done to preserve your memories and create unique gifts that you will be amazed at them all and at how cheap you can have canvas prints created.

Photos on Canvas Make Superb Gifts

When most people are looking to give a photograph as a gift, or to hang prominently in their homes, they’re typically used to first having their photos blown up and printed on photo paper, and then framing it themselves or having it framed at a shop. This is the same process that people have been using for decades to store and display precious memories, and while it can look very classic and beautiful sometimes its nice to go for something completely different. One way to accomplish this with photographs is to get a gallery wrapped canvas print.

Having a photo printed on canvas is comparable in price to traditional photo framing, but can be cheaper depending on what you do with it. Because of the way canvas is gallery wrapped and sealed it doesn’t actually require a frame or glass to be considered a finished work, or to be preserved for generations to come. If you choose to leave the canvas print without a frame, then the vast majority of the time you will find that they are much more affordable than classic framing. However, if you’re particularly enamored with the framed look go right ahead, it will usually cost about the same as a photo paper print. Remember though, a gallery wrapped photo on canvas will still last decades longer than a traditional print whether it’s behind glass or not.

In addition to all that, though, canvas has a unique texture that gives your photos a rich and artistic look when they’re printed onto it. Incidentally, the process is quite simple. Unlike typical photo prints that are made from negatives, you don’t actually develop a photo onto canvas. Instead, you digitize the image (if it is not already in digital form) and print it onto the canvas using a very high quality printer. Because of the digital form, or digital conversion of the image, you can make any adjustments to the original photograph to ensure that what gets printed on the canvas is exactly what you want.

Part of this process involves picking a canvas printing specialist that will use the highest quality products. This helps to ensure not only the quality, but also the durability of your canvas photo. Firstly, you have to choose a printer that knows how to optimize images for canvas – working out color saturation and minor exposure touch-ups that may be needed (at your request). Once that’s done, the photo is printed onto the canvas, which has to be museum-quality rated – not some junk that is going to crack at the corners when it is being stretched, or shortly after. The ink used to print it should be archival, and very high quality. This is the primary factor in determining how long your image will last before there is any sign of fading. After the ink is set, the whole canvas is sealed with a special protective sealer, making it moisture or water resistant, UV resistant, and generally protected from environmental factors.

The last step in making a photo on canvas is wrapping it, and this is the part that truly sets it apart from traditional prints. When a canvas print is gallery wrapped, the image is used to wrap around the sides of the canvas stretcher bar. This gives the canvas a very unique look, as if the photograph became 3D and was popping off of the wall. However, this does trim inches off of the front-facing part of your photograph, which many people do not want. In this case, an attentive photo to canvas producer can instead use a mirror wrap. Mirror wrapped canvas prints take the very edges of the original image and mirror them to create extra inches around the photo that still blend with the print. This extra printed area is what is used to wrap around the edges of the canvas. While not as convincing as a gallery wrap, it preserves the original front-facing photo while still allowing the canvas to show its unique facets.