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  • #52766
    Erin Phillips
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    Hello!

    After coming back on a vacation to WY/MT, a friend asked to buy a couple of my pictures on canvas. Do any of you know a quality printing company that you (or someone you know) have been happy with?

    Thank you!

    #52784
    Ezra Morley
    Moderator

    Adorama does printing through their “printique” division. They would produce very high quality prints (depending on the quality of the files you provide them, of course. 🙂 )

    If your friend is not set on canvas, check out metal prints as an alternative for decorations/wall hangings. I got a small metal print one time, and they’re really nice!

    I ordered once from CanvasPeople.com, and was pretty satisfied, but I’d probably be looking for a sale, because they seem more pricey than Printique!

    Warning: photo printing companies are notorious for their “sample” images. 🙁 Of course images change over time, but often they’re not very “family friendly.” Does anyone have it on their hearts to start a Christian photo printing lab?

    Keep in mind that canvas is a rather low-quality print surface, so don’t expect glossy photo paper quality results. Canvases only look good from a distance. Metal prints would likely be higher resolution than canvas, and photo paper is obviously the best for pure image quality. I have a Canon PRO-100 photo printer and I print my own photos all the time. I actually have a little kit for “print your own” canvas prints that I’ve never tried yet… Maybe I should get it out, and see how my printer does at canvas! 🙂

    OK, I’m rambling now, but here’s a tip for photo printing (especially at Walmart and CVS). Edit and sharpen your photo till it’s how YOU like it, then disable all the “auto adjustments” that photo kiosks want you to do. No cheapie photo kiosk can possibly know what is best for my particular photo. I don’t ever print at CVS any more, because they ruin my photos every time! Walmart is better, but I’m still disappointed by their 4×6 prints every time I see them. My photo printer does 2x better than the best Walmart prints I’ve seen, (and I’ve seen a lot of Walmart prints.) If you’re serious about printing your photos in high quality, then find a good sale on a photo printer and learn how to print yourself. I got a fabulous deal on my printer, and it’s a lot of fun to take a beautiful photo, then print it out large and see it in all it’s glory at 300 DPI. 🙂

    #52800
    blessings captured
    Participant

    When I ordered pictures for a school that I shot I ordered from Color Inc. But I haven’t bought any canvases from them. Once we got a canvas from Canvas Factory and it’s good quality.

    Color Inc is excellent quality and has great prices and free shipping when you order from the School & Sports catalog.

    #52840
    Eliana Franzenburg
    Participant

    I’ve used This Website several times and are always impressed by the quality. Even up close they have extremely high print quality (not to mention amazing prices 🙂 I’ve gotten a couple of 30 x 40 prints and a few 24 x 16’s.

    I can not recommend them enough.

    #52943
    Erin Phillips
    Participant

    Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your helpful replies, @buddingphotographer, @blessingscaptured, and @elianafranzenburg! I’ll look into the links you gave. I also found another canvas company, canvasworld.com. Their reviews are very good and they seem to be high quality.

    Thanks again!

    #53022
    Logan Lamar
    Participant

    I’ve heard great things about the quality from
    nationsphotolab.com. Utilized them a couple of times for a couple of competitions.

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