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Canvass Prints

Discussion in 'Photography Talk' started by Sheal, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Sheal

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    I'd like to have a few of my better images printed on canvass to hang in my home, the problem is I've reduced all my images in size. My question please.....is it possible for them to be returned to their original size for printing?
     
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      You can resize them back to the original size, Sheal. But I think the Firm doing the canvas print for you could also do it without a problem if you ask them.:coffee::snorky:
       
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        That's what I wanted to hear, thank you. :thumbsup:

        We have Jessops here in Inverness, I think I'll start by having a word with them the next time I'm in town. :)
         
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          @Sheal , the canvas printer will size the photo to your chosen frame size. The main thing to consider is the ratio of your photo , are they still in 4:3 format? Jessops will produce a 40cm by 30cm canvas for £28 . Lots and lots of other canvas printers online are cheaper.

          https://photo.jessops.com/wall-art/canvas-prints/
           
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            Yes @HarryS they are still in 4:3 format, I don't alter the sizing just shrink them. I'd like to try online printers but am a little worried about using them without recommendation.

            Another question. :)Is it possible to make them larger than the original image without pixelation occurring please?
             
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              Make a copy of one picture and shink it and try it just so you still keep the original
               
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                Hi Sheal , I have used Hotprintz for a few canvas prints of our dogs . Molly as a puppy below is on an A4 frame 18mm deep , about £10 on Ebay . I had added the feathered mask to the photoWe are very pleased with them. I ordered through Ebay , but I have put the link to their main site below. These are the photo sizes in KB they recommend.
                Note A4 is not quite 4:3 ratio , so you will lose a little of your photo edge.
                Possibly best to try just one ? They turn them round in about 4 days.
                250kb For Canvas Sizes A6, A5, A4
                500kb For Canvas Sizes A3, A2, A1
                1500kb For Canvas Size A0

                HotPrintz - HotPrintz - Design, Large format & Digital printing

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                  Depends on the size you want, Sheal, and the ASA speed you used to shoot the pic.:dunno::snorky:
                   
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                    Thanks @HarryS, I'll check the site out over the weekend. Love the pooch! :)

                    Thank you for your info too @ARMANDII. :)
                     
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                      Sheal, as you know you can change brightness on your own monitor relatively easily, such things can become a problem when ordering prints. They may look great on your screen but when prints arrive they could be dark, or vice versa.

                      It might be an idea to request a sample pack, you can compare their prints in your hand with the same on their site..if they don't do a sample pack then order a couple of 5 x 4 shots printed.

                      A company I sometimes use is fileprint, they offer a free sample pack...have a look here FilePrint: Request your free print sample pack today!

                      Steve...:)
                       
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                        Hi Sheal - can I ask why you reduce the size? If it's to save disk space on your PC then you will obviously have lost some of the resolution from the original and re-sizing upwards cannot restore the lost details.

                        It all depends on how much you have reduced it by and how big a canvas print you want. Digital cameras produce images with a resolution much higher than a standard 4X6" print needs so you might get away with it.
                         
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                          As you can see by date, very old pic, but these are two photos I took that I had transferred to canvas some 18 years ago. Top photo Gower Peninsular, South Wales, lower photo West Coast, Algarve. I just sent my photos to the company and received back framed. Sorry, cannot remember who they were but certainly pleased with results.

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                          Do you know you can do it yourself? How to Transfer Photos Onto Canvas
                           
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                            @Steve R my screen brightness on my laptop is set at only 45% because of the eye issues I have. Thank you for the information and I will check out the site over the weekend. :thumbsup:

                            @JWK I'd started to reduce images for GC but decided to carry on because larger images are cut off top and bottom on my laptop screen, or a scroll bar kicks in and I hate scrolling backwards and forwards. The percentage of my photo's are general shots family, holiday's etc. but now and again one comes along that is special and it's one of these I want to commit to canvass. I'd like to reproduce this as large as possible but not to the point of destroying the original look of the image. It's current reduced size is 1000 x 750 (335kb) but the original was approximately three times that size. The image itself has so little colour it's almost sepia but I don't suppose that will make any difference to the printing. :)

                            Lovely canvasses @Victoria. :)

                            Thank you, but the link you posted is a good idea for small prints but it has drawbacks for me. Unfortunately I don't have a laser printer and I also need to produce something larger than what seems to be A4 size, if possible.
                             
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