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Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby windknot » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:51 pm

I'm thinking about getting a recent photograph or two printed and stretched onto canvas as gifts. Anyone have any recommendations? It looks like Costco is generally the cheapest place to get it done ($39.99 for a 12"x16", $49.99 for a 16"x20", $54.99 for an 18"x24", all with a 1.5" depth).

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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby rayfound » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:12 am

I am excited to hear everyone's recommendations. I really want to do a few canvas prints, but I hate the costs.
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby maverick » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:32 pm

Those are some good rates, and would be hard to beat compared to on-line
services.
You may want to check out Aaron Brothers, they have buy one get the second for
2 cents sale going on right now, though I do not this applies to canvas, if they do
them at all.
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:42 pm

Never printed a canvas print yet, but I've heard good things about Pixel2Canvas.
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby rayfound » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:51 pm

Hikin Mike wrote:Never printed a canvas print yet, but I've heard good things about Pixel2Canvas.



I can't figure out their pricing...
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby windknot » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:30 pm

Thanks for the responses, guys. I decided to go with Costco to get this shot I took in Dusy Basin last week printed and stretched onto a 16"x32" canvas for a birthday present for my dad:

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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby riverwalker » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:35 pm

So how did it turn out?
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby maverick » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:32 pm

Nice shot, I'm sure your dad will enjoy it Matt.
Were you satisfied with Costco's work?
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby windknot » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:56 pm

Sorry, didn't see this until now. Costco did a decent job, but I need to make sure to calibrate my screen brightness and color composition with Costco's printers in the future since the print turned out a bit darker than how the shot looks on my computer.
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby oldranger » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:57 pm

Matt,

Before I do really large prints I always do a medium size 8x10 or 8x12 (whatever is as close to how I want it cropped or in proportion to the ultimate product. I also do cropping to match costco's print size. Even when I do it on 4x6 for non computer relatives I have found critical differences in my desired product and what was produced. Anyhow I also do this to see if I have to tweak the photo or even if it is good enough to spend big bucks on a large print. Maverick might have some other Ideas for dealing with Costco.

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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby windknot » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:49 pm

Good insight, Mike. I now in fact do order smaller size prints of each of the images I'm thinking about ordering in larger sizes so that I can check them out first.
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Re: Where do you get canvas prints?

Postby maverick » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:36 pm

Hi Windknot

What OR is referring to called proofing, which you can have done at a small
cost with most reputable local or on-line labs.
This is very important especially in the beginning to make sure your monitor, and
the person working on your photo's monitor are in sync, no brightness variances, or
color sifts, otherwise you will not be happy with the end results.
Go visit some of the local labs in Berkeley, and see how friendly, and accommodating
they are, do they listen to your needs as artist/photographers.
I just went through this process recently again, and found an excellent local printing
company with reasonable prices in Redwood City, which a fellow photographer
recommended.
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