Marden Signs Canvas Printing
Marden Signs Specialise in
Canvas Printing 'Pride Of Place'
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It might sound obvious, but don’t pop your Canvas Print anywhere humid or outside. And avoid putting it in direct sunlight. This way, its ink will stay brilliantly bright.
Give it a dust from time to time too – a quick wipe with a soft dry cloth is all you need to keep your Canvas Print looking fantastic.
With a choice of delivery options available, your Canvas Print can be with you in no time.
Here at Marden Signs we use only the best quality materials to produce the WOW factor in your canvas prints. We make sure every print is quality checked by the naked eye to make sure that there are no errors. If the image quality is no good we will advise you directly before any printing has been actioned.
Marden Signs prides itself in satisfying the customer and there are no hidden costs.
Canvas Printing Buying Guide
- Custom/ Personalised: These are prints made from your own photographs.
- Stock Images: These are pre-made prints of stock photographs, typically mass-produced for general sale.
- Single Panel: This is the simplest method of displaying your print. Simply select the photograph you wish to display and it will be printed onto a single canvas according to your specifications.
- Multi-Panel: This method of display involves splitting a photograph into several sections. Each section is then printed onto a separate canvas and hung with a small gap between them, creating a tiled effect.
- Collage: Rather than splitting one photograph between several canvases, this method involves printing several photographs onto one canvas.
The two principal types of material used for photo canvas printing are cotton and polyester.
- Cotton canvases are made with natural cotton fibres. These canvases are generally thought to produce the highest quality prints, due to the ink penetrating deep into the fabric. Cotton canvases are also said to provide a more exact colour representation than polyester.
- Polyester canvases are made using cheaper, synthetic strands of material. Ink tends to rest on top of polyester canvases rather than permeating the fabric.
Whilst providing a cheaper alternative to cotton, polyester prints tend to have a shorter lifespan. You will also find many sellers producing prints on cotton/ polyester composites. The higher the percentage of cotton in these canvases, the higher the quality you should expect.
You will probably have a good idea of the size of canvas you require.
Sizes generally range from around a 20cm x 20cm square print, up to a print of 1m x 1m or more. Certain large format printers can in fact print directly onto canvas measuring above 1.5m (Not all can do this). The quality of your original photograph is an important feature to consider. Your photograph is being enlarged to fit onto your desired size of canvas. If the input image resolution is not high enough, the resulting print will be of unsatisfactory quality.
If you are still unsure about appropriate sizes of canvas for your photographs, please contact us and we will be best to advsie and help.
The table below should give you a general idea of the best canvas size to have your photographs printed on.
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For canvas prints you wish to create using your own photographs, there are several factors to consider.
- Physical Photographs: You can create canvas prints from your physical photographs. The photographs are scanned onto a computer before being translated onto canvas.
- Digital Images: A common option is to create canvas prints using your digital photographs. You can send us them via email or physically post your digital photographs on a data storage device such as USB drive or SD card to our address and when we have finished the print we will then send back to you.
- Image Quality: The quality of your original photograph is a key factor to consider. If the image you provide is not of sufficient quality, it may appear blurry or distorted once it is enlarged and printed on the canvas.
Print resolution is also very important factor to consider. Measured in dots per inch (DPI), this is a representation of the number of dots of ink that can be printed within a linear inch of canvas material. The higher the DPI value, the more detailed a photograph will appear when it is expanded to fit onto canvas.
Photograph prints will usually require a resolution of around 1440 DPI or more. Lower resolutions may result in individual dots being visible to the naked eye.
The higher the resolution, the more ink is needed and the slower the printing process will be. This will lead to an inevitable rise in price, which those on a budget should take into account.
With some simple care adn Maintenance, your photo canvas print should remain clean and bright for many years.
- Location: Your picture should be hung away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. You should also position your canvas away from direct sources of heat, such as above radiators and fireplaces.
- Try to keep your canvas dry. Damp conditions will course the canvas to absorb moisture, causing distortion.
- Cleaning: You should clean your canvas as often as other household furniture. Gentle dusting with a dry, lint-free cloth is advised. If your canvas is varnished, a slightly damp cloth may also be used.
- Storage: if you wish to store your canvas print, you should keep it in a dry, protected environment. It is recommended that you keep your canvas upright and do not place heavy objects on top of it.