Just type “canvas prints” in Google and so many options come up that’s it’s a bit overwhelming. This guide will provide you with professional advice on how to make your selection of a printer. If you are looking for a cheap bargain for a sub-standard product there are many printers willing to provide that, but if you are a discerning buyer looking for a professionally crafted and printed, art gallery-quality canvas at a reasonable price, then read on.
What makes a top quality printed canvas ?
Canvas material is available in a large variety of different kinds of fabric or substrates, the cheapest being made of a polyester weave that fades very quickly. At Qphoto we have attended international printing expos and sourced top quality canvas printing substrates that ensure a vibrant colour print that will last.
Qphoto offers two types of canvas, Luxury and Lite. Luxury Canvas is pure cotton and is the type of canvas use by artists, museums and art galleries. It’s beautiful. Canvas Lite is kinder to the budget because it has a small component of polyester mix in the linen weave. Quality is our obsession which is what the ‘Q” in our name stands for, so rest assured that both options are excellent choices.
Because unlike other printers, Qphoto has invested in Epson 11 Ink Technology, our superior canvas prints have a wider colour gamut and electric colour effects that cannot be achieved with the cheaper 4 ink technology that is widely used in the industry. We use UltraChrome HD pigment inks which deliver high-quality Pantone-®certified colour.
At Qphoto we do it the traditional artist’s way, we stretch our canvas on a 4,5 cm thick non-warp frame for a classical easel canvas that transforms your image into an artwork. Cheaper imitations wrap the canvas around a thin board which is not quite the same thing as an artist’s canvas. The edges of the canvas can be finished as wrap over, plain black or plain white at no extra charge. In addition we go the extra mile and tape the back of the canvas edges for a beautiful gallery quality product.
It is best to avoid walls that get direct sunlight for long periods of time as the print can fade. However at Qphoto we spray our canvas prints with a complimentary anti-fade coating with UV protection that locks in the colour and keeps the print colours vibrant. This anti-fade coating also allows for dust protection and the print can be gently wiped with a slightly damp, soft cloth to remove the dust and ensure that your canvas print lasts. This complimentary extra is one of the reasons we offer our famous Money-Back Quality Guarantee.
You can order directly from our website using your own images or select from our art collection of hundreds of international artists and photographers. Our easy-to-use online software provides you with an instant preview of your layout before paying for your order.
Our online software also provides you with a quality warning if the image file is too small to print at the size that you have selected, always ensuring that what you see is what you get.
Our canvas prices have no hidden extras, the price displayed is the full price and we offer free delivery within 7 working days nationwide for orders over R 600. Qphoto offers a wide range of sizes, formats and options. You can order a single canvas print or combinations of different formats and we offer a framing service for our canvas prints.