Tips and Tricks for Canvas Photo Prints

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1. Choose your photo

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The first step is to choose the photo that you want to turn into a canvas print. Ideally, you’ll want to choose a photo that’s high quality and has plenty of detail.

2. Upload your photo

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Next, you’ll need to upload your photo to a canvas printing website. Most websites will allow you to upload photos in a variety of formats, including JPEG, PNG, and PDF.

3. Choose your canvas size

Once your photo has been uploaded, you’ll need to choose your canvas size. Some printing websites will allow you to upload and resize any size of the photo (including square photos). However, these types of services can be pricey. If you want a more affordable option, check the website’s sizing chart for recommended sizes that correspond with your photo dimensions.

Keep in mind that your canvas might appear smaller than the dimensions you select because of the space taken up by the painting wraps. For example, if you want to turn a 4×6 photo into a 12×16 print, your image will be printed as 9×13 because of the wrap and frame that it’s placed in.

4. Customize your canvas

Not all canvas prints are created equal! Be sure to choose your desired customization options, such as the border color or text. Some printing websites offer free design tools that allow you to preview your customizations before placing an order.

5. Select your shipping method (and upgrades)

Lastly, you’ll need to select how quickly you want your print to ship. Many websites offer upgraded shipping options, such as expedited production and overnight shipping. In some cases, you may need to upgrade your shipping option to receive your canvas print as soon as possible!

6. Choose your payment method

Once you’ve selected all of the specifications for your print, it’s time to pay! Most printing websites offer a variety of secure payment methods, such as PayPal and credit cards.

7. Receive your canvas print

Once the payment is processed, you should receive an email confirming that your order has been received and is being worked on. You’ll also receive emails containing tracking information when your shipment is sent and delivered.

8. Display your canvas print

Your freshly printed canvas will arrive rolled up in a protective shipping tube. If the surface of your print is wrinkled or warped, you can display it as is or put it under heavy books for a few days to flatten it out.

Canvas prints are often used as art pieces in homes and businesses. They’re often hung over a mantle, above the sofa, or in an accent wall. Check out this guide for more tips on hanging your canvas print!

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