Our Canvas Printing is done onto 450-gram Picasso artist canvas, and then stretched over a pinewood frame of 44 x 22mm. Canvases larger than size A2 (600 x 400mm) have additional support in the four corners as well as in the centre of the frame. The quality of the canvas print will depend on the resolution of the photograph you provide us with. On a medium sized canvas (about A2 size) files of around 1.5mb will be enough. Another way to check the quality of your photograph is to right click on the photo, go to properties and make sure your photograph isn’t less than 72dpi (dots per inch). You can also try to enlarge your photo to the size you wish to print (about 200%) and check if the photo will pixelate when printed.
You are always welcome to send us your photo and we will be happy to check the quality for you. Many people make the mistake of thinking they can use photographs that are copied from the internet. It is highly unlikely that this will work unless you buy a high-resolution photo from a stock photo site. Internet pictures are reduced in quality and size because large files will slow down websites.
The most common size of canvas ordered are A3, A2, A1 and A0, but we can also build custom frames to your requirements. Please note that any kind of customisation usually increases your lead time by approximately 3 working days and is about 20% more expensive than our standard size canvasses with the same surface area.
Another factor to keep in mind when it comes to canvas printing is whether you would like the design/photo to wrap around the side of the canvas or not. Contrary to general assumption, it is costlier when the sides of the canvas are white.
You can expect to receive your canvas order 4 – 5 working days after you have placed your order. If you require a customised frame size which we do not keep in stock, your order will take an additional 3 working days to complete.
As an alternative to canvas printing, you can also consider fabric frames, especially if you require printing larger than 3 meters in length. The limit for fabric frame printing is 3m and entails aluminium frames that are fitted with printed Polyester flag material that is tensioned over the frames. Fabric frames are suited for both indoor and outdoor use.
CANVAS PRINTING DELIVERY
We deliver within Pretoria and make use of couriers for areas outside of Pretoria. The standard delivery fee is R130 + VAT and is charged per volume.
Standard delivery is available for Pretoria and surrounding areas. These areas include
- Midrand, Randburg,
- Kempton Park,
- and Centurion.
For other areas not mentioned, please contact one of our Redblock agents first.