Qphoto has been producing beautiful print creations since 1984. The ‘Q’ in our name stands for ‘Quality” which is what we are famous for. Qphoto has a user friendly website where you can order your canvas prints online and get an instant preview of your layout before you place 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 nationwide for orders over R 600. Below is a guide prepared by our experts on how to decorate your spaces with canvas prints.
A printed canvas is a fantastic décor choice, especially if created by professionals, it can transform any space to a dynamic and engaging experience. With printed canvas you can create a gallery-like experience in your home or office or transform a child’s bedroom into a wonderful experience. Because it is such a versatile décor item it can be used to create a formal, striking impact in a boardroom or a more playful décor theme in a kitchen area.
Like any great fashion idea, you can dress it up with a frame or keep it simple without. Our printed and framed canvas comes in a range of sizes and has endless layout options allowing you maximum creativity and flexibility with your décor style.
Printed canvas is a great decor idea for those hard to decorate spaces such as passages or stairwells. Transform these dull spaces into a visual experience that creates an unforgettable atmosphere in your home or office spaces.
Take the time to select the right image for your spaces, try tell a story or create a rich visual experience. You can use your own personal photos and order online from Our Website or you can select artwork online from our wide range of international artists and photographers at QphotoArt.
Consider the effect that you trying to create, so for example an business boardroom is well suited to the artwork and photography available at QphotoArt which is dramatic and timeless. QphotoArt also offer adorable nursery artworks that when paired with your decor colours can create an amazing effect. The same can be said for bedroom or dining areas, try pair the colours of the image with your colour accents of your spaces.
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 polyester mix in the cotton 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 can not 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 non-warp frame for a classical easel canvas that transforms your image into an artwork. Cheaper imitations wrap the canvas around a board which is not quite the same thing as an artist’s canvas. In addition we go the extra mile and tape the back of the canvas edges for a beautiful gallery quality product. Our canvases are stretched onto a 4,5 cm frame and you can select your complimentary edge finish as white, black or image wrap.
Qphoto offers a wide range of sizes and formats. As a general rule you should measure the area you want to fill, (A x B) and multiply the length and height of this space by 0.7. This will give you a guideline for the height and length dimensions for a single picture for the space or the size of the footprint to fill with multiple items arranged together, (A0.7 x B0.7).
Carve out a visual space where you want to hang your picture. For example, let’s say you want to hang art above a dominant piece of furniture to create a focal point for a room. Create a balanced look by filling about 60 - 75% of the empty space above the furniture with your art piece or arrangement.
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.