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07/21/2004 08:21:49 PM · #1
I want to make a large print (maybe around 4-5 feet each side) and have it printed on a canvas (like a painting) to put on my wall (a friend of mine told me she wanted one too). This service must be available somewhere in the states (or elsewere), this is probably possible in Iceland, but I figure it will cost a shitload of money (that I don't have).

Can anybody point out a good site that offers this kind of service? (must ship abroad and offer good quality and price). Thanks for reading.

Tyrkinn
07/21/2004 08:39:57 PM · #2
Anybody?
07/21/2004 08:47:31 PM · #3
Closest I could find...
//www.canvas-printing.net/canvas-printing-pricing.html
07/21/2004 08:52:06 PM · #4
kinkos does it..
07/21/2004 08:54:10 PM · #5
Give these guys a buzz. All the do is fine art:
//artphotomemories.com/price.htm

Message edited by author 2004-07-21 20:54:24.
07/21/2004 09:02:57 PM · #6
I looked for a while - was wanting to do 4 panels around the same sort of size you are talking about (40x60s) All I could find were very expensive options. I don't think places like Kinkos do prints in this range, that are any good.

You also need to give some thought on how you plan on hanging it - are you going to frame it, or get it stretched - different canvas printing options require different finishing/ mounting etc. If you find somewhere, let us know!
07/21/2004 09:08:11 PM · #7
Does Kinkos do it on canvas? (for that texture)

Gordon, I was thinking about getting it stretched. No frame, just the photo all the way to the edges. The site that bledford pointed out seems to do what I was thinking about, they deliver it stretched on a wooden frame. It's seems a bit pricey though, I was hoping the USA had something cheaper. I would settle on getting it rolled up in a column (? for lack of better word, pulp-pipe might explain what I'm thinking) and having it stretched out on a wooden frame back here in Iceland.
07/21/2004 09:26:19 PM · #8
Originally posted by tyrkinn:

Does Kinkos do it on canvas? (for that texture)

Gordon, I was thinking about getting it stretched. No frame, just the photo all the way to the edges. The site that bledford pointed out seems to do what I was thinking about, they deliver it stretched on a wooden frame. It's seems a bit pricey though, I was hoping the USA had something cheaper. I would settle on getting it rolled up in a column (? for lack of better word, pulp-pipe might explain what I'm thinking) and having it stretched out on a wooden frame back here in Iceland.


I'm by no means an expert, but there seemed to be two types of printable canvas - depending on when it got stretched, either before or after the printing. There are also options to mount it on a frame, or directly to a back board - it got very confusing for my little brain.
07/21/2004 10:08:29 PM · #9
Originally posted by tyrkinn:

... rolled up in a column (? for lack of better word, pulp-pipe might explain what I'm thinking) ...

Mailing (or shipping) tube is the most common term in English.
07/22/2004 04:47:26 AM · #10
Anybody else have some suggestions?
07/22/2004 05:44:40 AM · #11
Out of curiosity, may we see this image you wish to print that large? I'm wondering what kind of impact it would have as a print 4'x4'/5'x5' and need some sort of visual to imagine the enlargement.

Also, is there any reason why you've decide to print on canvas? Just wondering..
07/22/2004 05:51:55 AM · #12
why not add a canvas filter in photo shop and get it printed on matt finish photo paper (how close will people be looking at it from)
07/22/2004 06:25:13 AM · #13
Have you tryed caling someone in Iceland. Like Frank og Joi. They can mabe special made it for you. I ordered a print in size 75x50cm from them and it came out great so ask them.
07/22/2004 07:04:34 AM · #14
Bran-O-Rama, I actually havent picked or shot the image going on the canvas. I was thinking fairly abstract, a macro probably, where absolute detail don't matter as much (4-6 MP would not be very detailed on such a large print). I'm not putting my face or anything on the wall ;)
I have this big empty wall at my new flat, perfect for a large picture. My friend has a very nice piece of art on her wall, a photo (film) macro shot of moss printed very large and it turned out very nicely.

Birgir, I'll check out Frank og Joi, thanks for your input.
07/22/2004 07:36:15 AM · #15
This is probably of no use to you, being in the U.S., but I have seen a lot of the work and they do a beautiful job.

//skylakestudios.com/
07/22/2004 07:43:19 AM · #16
Years ago, I had some medium format negatives printed on canvas at a place in Dallas, Texas. Thename is Meisel, here is a webpage link.

Good luck with your prints.

Message edited by author 2004-07-22 07:45:02.
07/22/2004 07:43:57 AM · #17
Sorry, I forgot the URL... www.meisel.com

Meisel

Message edited by KarenB - made link clickable for lazy people like me :).
07/22/2004 08:45:59 AM · #18
This was the shot I was planning on printing
small.jpg

Idea was to get four panels done (two inverted) and hang them as a reflected set of 4, something like

small.jpg

Wanted the canvas stretched over deep frames, printed right to the end and with about an inch overlap/ frame depth. Then I'd hang them unframed, but with the sides printed.

I've printed it small on canvas paper - the end result is very different to matte paper.
07/22/2004 09:00:32 AM · #19
Check Motophoto or Ritz. They can't do it in store- but they can send it out to one of the larger US labs that can do something like this. Also check your local camera store. Most of them use outlabs for their processing.

Clara
07/22/2004 09:19:52 AM · #20
Nice photo Gordon, perfect for canvas printing I'd think.

Clara, I'm affraid the icelandic camera stores don't offer great printing services for large prints (and they are expensive as hell)
07/22/2004 09:33:58 AM · #21
Originally posted by tyrkinn:

Nice photo Gordon, perfect for canvas printing I'd think.

Clara, I'm affraid the icelandic camera stores don't offer great printing services for large prints (and they are expensive as hell)


That´s for sure.

Some weeks ago I saw a large photoprints on a nylon which was steched over wooden frame like a painting. That was very cool. Dont know where that was done but shall try to find out.
07/22/2004 09:42:08 AM · #22
Costco does it. The samples I saw last night were block mounted, but there may be other options as well.
07/22/2004 12:18:40 PM · #23
I have had images printed on canvas at Kinkos and the did a very good job.
07/22/2004 12:30:21 PM · #24
ledridge and Pedro, How much do these places charge for a fairly large canvas print?
07/22/2004 02:01:32 PM · #25
Originally posted by tyrkinn:

ledridge and Pedro, How much do these places charge for a fairly large canvas print?


"Starting at $16.99" is all I saw. I didn't look deeper into it (those are Canuck dollars too; about $12.00 US)
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