Canvas Photo Prints Make Ideal Christmas Presents

Posted by sophiamilller on December 9th, 2012

Christmas season is almost here, just around the corner, as people tend to say.  Because Christmas is a season of giving gifts, many people are already thinking about what is the best gift to give to friends and family they love.  If you are already tired of the traditional gifts that are bought from stores and malls, you can go with the present trend – give canvas photo prints.  Photos on canvas make unique and exceptional personal gifts especially during the holidays.

The types of photos that you can convert to photos on canvas includes about anything that you took a snapshot of – kids, babies, family, pets, landscapes, vacation scenes, homes, buildings, boats, clouds, flora and fauna, and so on.  And you can gift anyone with canvas photo prints not only during Christmas, but also during birthdays, weddings, graduations, anniversaries, or to accompany your thank you notes.  The list is endless, so that you can give canvas prints on almost every occasion and event.

If you have decided to put your photos on canvas, make sure that you entrust the work to a professional.  He would know how to best prepare your photograph to turn into canvas photo prints.  If what you want to convert to a canvas print is a traditional old photograph, chances are that you may want to remove or crop something, or you want to re-center the subject.  It maybe faded and have other issues that need to be attended to.  The professional will discuss this with you, and you will have to decide whether to go ahead with the job or choose another photo and send it.  You may also want to cancel the order. Take note that the quality of the original picture also dictates the quality of the finished product, so if you selected your best quality photo, you can be sure to have the best quality photo print.  Add this to the expertise of the professional  who worked on the canvas printing.

If the photos on canvas are  to be given as gift, you should be careful in choosing the quality of the canvas.  The common canvasses that printers use include cotton canvas, polyester canvas, and polycotton canvas, which is a blend between the cotton and polyester.  Of the 3, the best is cotton while polyester is a cheaper alternative. If the company does not mention what canvas they are using to produce the canvas photo prints, it is highly probable that it is polyester. But it is better to ask, so you will know for sure. 

But whatever is the type, canvass has the texture and dept that makes a canvas printing like no other printing.  It is elegant, and seems like it is breathing life into the picture or work of art.  And every time that you look at it, it will make you smile.

Another thing to check when ordering your canvas printing online is the quality of the frame.  The best material to use is kiln dried pine wood, you can be sure that it will not warp.  You have 2 options to choose when it comes to standard thickness – the 18mm and 36mm.  The latter looks more solid and is a better choice, even if the 18mm is cheaper.  It is more brittle, too.

Photos on canvas which are also known as canvas photo prints are latest gift ideas.

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