What is Custom Canvas Printing?
We use high-quality textured canvas for our custom canvas prints. It’s easy! All you do is choose your design, photo, or graphic of choice, and then we print it directly onto the canvas material using UV-resistant inks. Once the ink is dried, the canvas is either wrapped around a custom-sized wood frame or rolled up and shipped to you.
The final framed canvas is tightly stretched, professionally finished, and a beautiful display of your artwork. Rolled prints (unframed) are sent to you and offer you the freedom to showcase them as you like.
Often canvas prints showcase digital photos in a way that mimics the look of oil painting or acrylic painting. The canvas texture, combined with the clarity of the digitally printed ink results in a highly attractive, vibrant visual masterpiece.
Top Benefits of our Canvas Printing in San Diego
Canvas prints are long-lasting, durable, and lightweight. We use premium canvas, stretch it over custom-sized wood frames, and print using long-lasting, vibrant inks. Our method and choice of products guarantee that you get the best quality canvas prints! The incredibly lightweight aspect of these prints mean you can hang them easily and on most walls.
One of the major benefits of canvas prints is affordability. That’s because you don’t need to invest in a special design or even a professional photo. We can take practically any digital photo and transform it into a beautiful canvas print. Of course, if you would like to showcase a specific visual, like your business logo, canvas prints are a great way to showcase your brand! If you’re interested in working with our design team to design an original graphic, please reach out to us directly.
The canvas itself is incredibly affordable and, at the same time, a top of the line material for displaying art. The gallery-quality canvas we use is timeless, glare-free and you don’t even need a frame. On top of that, the textured canvas weave provides a layer of visual interest that simply looks luxe.
Another great benefit? Generally, the sizing options for canvas prints are limitless! Feel free to specify exactly what size you’d like. Typically, sizes range from as small as 6” to as large as 16 feet tall and 75 feet long for print only. However, for stretched and framed canvas prints, our team can provide sizes up to as large as 10×10 feet.
Winning Features of Custom Canvas Printing
- Gallery-quality canvas fabric
- Durable weaved and textured cotton or linen
- Either hand-wrapped on wood frames or rolled prints
- Multiple options for depth (1″, 1.5″ and 2″)
- Hanging kit included (wire hanger, hooks, or french cleat)
- Full color, UV inks
- High-resolution digital prints
- Interior use only
Custom Options for Canvas Printing in San Diego
We can print any graphic, image, or photo onto our canvas.
With this in mind, you can rest assured that our digital printer can print any digital design you would like us to print directly onto canvas. Since canvas printing reproduces the look of acrylic or oil paintings, it is a great choice for a wide range of designs. Given that, it is particularly a great choice if these prints will be used as long-term art displays.
You can choose to print photos, logos, quotes (mottos), custom designs, and more on canvas! If you are interested, our in-house graphic designers can help you craft the perfect design for your canvas printing project. We’ll work with you and your colors, theme, and imagery to ensure the design is on-brand and meets the project goals. We have affordable rates if you are interested in working with our canvas printing San Diego design team. Contact us or give us a call to discuss your ideas.
Remember to specify if you are interested in receiving your canvas print rolled or pre-framed.
- Rolled print: Also called unstretched canvas, is available for faster, and easier shipping. Plus, it allows you to take your print and use it as you would like. Remember, that means we will not include the frames.
- Pre-framed print: These prints come pre-stretched around wood stretcher frames and are ready for hanging immediately upon arrival.
Sizing for Custom Canvas Printing
Canvas prints are available in a vast range of size options.
We can print as small as 6″ x 6″ for small tabletop prints. For instance, this would be the perfect dimension for stocking stuffers or small gifts.
We can also print huge, wall-sized canvas prints up to 16 feet x 75 feet. These space enveloping canvas photo prints make for striking artwork in offices, lobbies, galleries, or any other large indoor space where you want to make an impression. It’s important to note that at this size, we do not offer pre-framing.
Our pre-framed canvas prints are available in sizes up to 10×10 feet. For pre-framed, stretched prints, we offer a range of thickness or depth options which include:
- 3” (Rarely, reserved for extra-large prints)
For extra-large visual displays or a unique art feature, you can divide your image into multiple printed panels and hang them in varying patterns. The resulting effect adds an extra layer of visual interest. Feel free to reach out to us to get our expert advice on how to best display your printed canvas in your unique space.
For any other questions you have about sizing, feel free to reach out to us directly! There are special order options available. If you don’t see exactly what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.
Lifespan of Custom Canvas Prints
Our custom canvas prints will last for many years with proper care and placement. Often these prints easily last for 5+ years.
Displaying your canvas prints indoors, in a controlled environment and away from direct sunlight will can lead to prints lasting up to a decade or more.
However, prints that are outdoors, in direct sunlight, caught in an environment that is too humid or where it is exposed to excessive moisture will lead to quicker deterioration.
In the event that you are looking for artwork that would be better suited for outdoors or indoor spaces that have high humidity levels, check out our custom acrylic prints. These prints are great for either indoor or outdoor and can resist moisture.
If you want a more precise estimate for the lifespan of your custom canvas print, contact us to let us know where you will display it. We will gladly lend some advice about how to get the most amount of years out of your print.
Caring for Your Custom Canvas Prints
Your print requires minimal maintenance. Generally, regular light dusting will suffice. We recommend using a soft feather duster or gentle rag.
If you need to remove a small mark or the dust seems to cling, you can use a dampened or very slightly moistened and non-abrasive rag.
Always avoid harsh liquid chemical sprays or any rags or scrubbers that might damage the surface.
Local Delivery and Installation
We are happy to deliver and install custom printing projects to all of San Diego and South Orange County for certain projects.
Canvas Prints | San Diego Made | Nationwide Shipping
Once we’ve completed your custom canvas print project, we’ll ship it to you anywhere within the United States. Depending on your order size we may offer free or expedited shipping. Please contact us using the form to get the exact details, and we’ll ensure your experience is amazing!
Canvas Photo Printing Questions and Answers
Your top questions about custom canvas photo printing.
What is Canvas?
Canvas is a woven fabric, often made using linen, cotton, or hemp. It is often used for painting, sails, and tents.
Canvas is also great for digital printing! We use gallery quality, textured linen and cotton canvas for our canvas prints.
If canvas is made out of soft materials like cotton or linen, how does my print maintain a high resolution?
The surface of the canvas material we use has a slightly textured semi-gloss to help the ink transfer. The finishing print is not glossy, but it helps maintain the resolution of your photo for optimal clarity.
Of course, the final print resolution is highly dependent on the quality of the file you provide us. Photos or digital files that include out of focus or low pixelation will not result in the optimal prints (unless that is what you would like!) Be sure to reach out to our team to make sure your file is the right size for ensuring your print result turns out.
What type of frame is used for the canvas prints?
We use a durable, lightweight stretcher frame or stretcher bars. This wooden stretcher frame is hidden behind the canvas. We wrap the canvas and stretch it around the stretcher frame, stapling it to ensure your artwork is the only thing seen in your pre-framed canvas print. The artwork remains taut for a long period of time!
Sometimes, clients are interested in showcasing their pre-framed canvas prints in an external frame. We do not offer these types of frames.
Remember, you can also order your print as an “unstretched canvas” or “rolled canvas.”
Can I wrap my canvas on my own custom frame?
Yes, simply make sure you order your print as “rolled canvas.”
Can I design a canvas collage or multi-panel canvas print display?
Yes, absolutely. We are more than happy to help you with designing a multi-panel or canvas collage. Feel free to reach out to us directly to make sure we get this ordered exactly to your specs.
Will my canvas print fade over time?
These canvas prints are designed to be used indoors and away from direct sunlight. Following those recommendations, you can expect your print to retain clarity for five or more years.
Should your print be exposed to direct sunlight or even strong artificial lighting, this will cause quicker fading over time.
Will my canvas print bend or puncture?
Unfortunately, there is a risk of your print being punctured during any kind of handling and installation.
Above all, if you practice care and caution when handling your prints to prevent unintentional tears or punctures.
Permanently damage can occur, but only if there is pressure applied directly on the stretched portion of the framed canvas. Much like a window screen, once you’ve applied pressure and damaged the material or pulled it out of its staples, it cannot simply be put back in place.
In sum, applying excessive pressure to the stretched, pre-framed canvas surface will result in unsightly and irreparable creases, holes, or punctures. With this in mind, exercise extreme caution to prevent this from happening.
Can I display my canvas prints outdoors?
No. Canvas prints are for indoor use only.
Exposure to natural elements such as rain, snow, strong winds, etc., will likely cause damage to your print.
What are typical uses for canvas prints?
Often canvas prints are often used to showcase digital photos as decorative art.
We’ve also seen canvas prints used in a wide range of spaces, including:
- Workplace offices
- Waiting rooms and conference rooms
- Hallways, lobbies, and reception areas
- Museums and art galleries
- Government buildings
- Home decor
- Vacation homes
- Seasonal artwork
Canvas prints are a great fit for a wide range of artwork styles. Such as:
- Landscapes and skylines
- Pictures of family or loved ones
- Branding or logos
- Professional designs
- And more!
How do I showcase my canvas print?
Pre-framed custom canvas prints can be hung or mounted on any rigid, vertical surface.
Of course, the size of your print will determine how you need to drill or anchor it. For larger prints, you will likely need to find the stud (if you are working with drywall).
In either case, we will include an accessory kit to ensure you are able to hang your print easily! We offer wire hangers, hoots, or french-cleat hanging kits.
(Don’t forget, you must make sure to choose a spot that is away from direct sunlight and indoors. This will ensure the best quality and lifespan for your print, in the long run.)
Will water or humidity damage my canvas print?
Yes, any water or excessive humidity has the potential to damage your print. On account of this, do not hang canvas prints in humid bathrooms or small, damp spaces.
How do I store or move my canvas prints?
We take the utmost care in getting your print to you, so we ask that you exercise caution when moving or storing your print as these are the times when damage is most likely to occur.
Please ensure no sharp objects are near to your print to prevent unintended punctures or tears. Also, make sure to use a sufficient number of people to move larger prints whether pre framed or rolled.
Storing your prints upright, in a cool and dry environment will ensure your prints maintain their quality. Never store your print flat, because if any kind of heavy object is placed on top of it, your print may be ruined, punctured, or loose. This type of damage is irreversible.