"One of your photos on canvas. Makes your photos more like "real art"! I was completely blown away by the first Canvas Print I designed and ordered. It arrived and seriously looked like an artist had done a portrait on canvas. I gave it to my mom for Mother's Day! She absolutely loves it. I was even more blown away by the second Canvas Print I designed and ordered. I gave this one to my wife as a gift. It is the first picture of us she has wanted to display in our home. She is very picky when it comes to pictures, photos and artwork. She loves the canvas, the picture quality and the thick frame. The Canvas Print is a conversation piece. Everyone who comes to our home asks about and typically throws out compliments. I used different frames on each, which gave each a distinct look. I will be making some more art via the Design Your Own Canvas Print in the very near future. I highly recommend."
"I am a retired professional photographer. It should go without saying that I grew up in the film age. In the age of film paper and chemicals we would print on the paper separate the image layer of the paper from the backing. Heat and pressure mount the emulsion side to the canvas stretch it and attach it to the stretcher frame. We would then spray with a lacquer to give the appearance of a brush stroke. So much for history. I've had some experience now with the digital age and the newer canvas printing methods and I can say that Shutterfly canvas prints are as good (for the most part) as prints coming out of the pro labs. Given a good or marginally good image Shutterfly will return you a good print. So with all this praise I have given Shutterfly why only four stars? The question of archival quality or how long the print will retain its color quality has not yet been answered to my satisfaction. I will get back to you when I turn 165 with my answer. In the meanwhile go ahead and order the prints from Shutterfly."
"These are a great way to display a reminder of a special view of a trip. If you choose the right print, they come out looking like they were purchased at a gallery...but the memory is just yours!"
"the only problem I have with portrait is the picture was cut off"
"Just received my Family Pet Calendar and I love them. I know my family will love them as well. Thank you for doing a great job."
When it comes to using canvas for your photos, you should know that you are transferring them to another medium that will enhance their appearance and prolong their life considerably. Your special and most cherished pictures are worth so much more than regular printing paper. Show off how important and stunning they are by uploading them to black canvas prints. Once you do, you’ll be amazed at how classy, professional and polished they look.
A black background makes it easier for the details in your photos to shine through. They won’t get lost or muddled in transition and you may even notice that your eyes feel less tired and busy from trying to decipher what is going on. Your finished products are easier on everyone’s eyes which makes them want to stop and admire your art a little longer. You want your photos to become a focal point, and if you are using plain colored canvases and traditional white backgrounds, then you are doing yourself and everyone you love a great disservice.
No one is disputing the importance of using light and bright colors for your photos, but when you set them onto a darker background everything becomes easier to see. It’s like a film has been lifted and all of a sudden your pictures have newer qualities that you have never noticed before. Your pictures and images are timeless sentiments. The feelings and emotions they evoke from everyone who sees them help to remind them of why memories are so precious.
As you are shopping for different sizes of black canvas prints, don’t forget to grab something nice for your friends and family. If canvas art isn’t their thing, we have many affordable personalized gifts, including candles and custom mugs that you can enhance any way you want to give them instead.