When it comes to photo selection, make sure you select high resolution and photos with bright colors. With higher pixels, it won’t compromise over the quality of the photo even if the photo is enlarged. Also get rid of any red eye problem if you want to have perfect canvas print.
Normally you can get very good quality photos from modern digital cameras. In some cases, you do need to put years old photos onto to the canvas. In this case, you need to restore the photos via the following steps:
- Change the size of your image according to the shape and size of the canvas.
- Retouch your photos such as removing red flash in eyes
- You can also use photo software to brighten, sharpen and improve clarity.
- If the prints are for gifting, you need to do a little homework of selection the best photo of that person.
Choosing the right material
There are two main types of material for canvas printing: cotton and polyester.
Cotton canvas is made with natural cotton fibers. It is perfect for quality canvas prints. Good canvas have cotton that is acid free for proper absorption of ink so preventing yellow color formation. It is believe that cotton canvas can provide a more exact color representation than polyester.
Polyester is cheaper option for canvas print. They are made using synthetic strands of material. Ink only rest on top of the canvas rather than going into the fabric. Polyester prints tend to have shorter lifespan.
Another measurement for good material is weight. The weight of canvas is measured in GSM. GSM stands for grams per square metre. Rule of thumb is heavier canvas is able to absorb more ink and more durable. Generally speaking, average canvas weight between 320 GMS and 420 GSM.
When you want to print photo on canvas one very important thing is the choice of your frame, also make sure to use acid free frames if you want your canvas for a longer life with same quality.