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How to choose right size for canvas printing?
STANDARD SERVICE
Since we have written this article we have developed our own canvas photo prints ordering system. It is the easiest way to asses your photo and find out not only best size but also see exactly how your photo will fit into selected size. This makes canvas ordering experience a lot easier - it doesn't require any specialist knowledge or software.

Canvas & Photo Blocks Sizes in centimeter

Digital Camera
Mega Pixels

Standard Digital Camera
Proportions 3 : 4

20 x 30

30 x 40

50 x 70

2 (1600 x 1200)

 

3 (2048 x 1536)

 

4 (2272 x 1704)

 

5 (2592 x 1944)

 

6 (2816 x 2112)

 

8 (3264 x 2468)

 

10 (3872 x 2592)

 
 

Best Quality

 

Ok Quality

 

Not recommended

 

A digital picture is made out of a grid of pixels - small tiny dots that can have any colour. The camera resolution determines how many of them your picture has. When it comes canvas printing - the answer is easy - the more pixels - the better. The advantage of cameras with higher resolution is that there is more pixels to work with - so when the picture is enlarged - pixels don’t became so apparent. Generally even for the smallest frame pictures should be at least 500Kb in size.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Where high quality reproduction is necessary and customer owns high quality image we would recommend using at least 200 dpi effective resolution to be used. We can also provide 16-bit workflow which does produce much better results. This usually require large files to be sent to us. We can provide ftp server login details for file transfer. Please visit lt trade canvas printing section for more information.

How to check your photo size under Windows?

Right click on your picture. Left click 'Properties' on the very bottom. Then left click 'Summary'.

There are techniques of enlarging the images that can significantly help to produce good results even from smaller pictures. Sometimes it depends on the subject of the picture how much it can be enlarged without losing sharpness or pixels becoming noticeable. This is why we recommend sending us your file for assessment, especially if your desired size is in orange/red box on the chart above. We will make sure that it is possible to achieve good quality canvas print - so you will not be disappointed with your purchase.

SCANNING
As for the existing paper photos (but taken using traditional camera), negatives, or slides - we can scan them at the resolution required by any size you would like your canvas to be. When ordering lt photos on canvas scanning is free of charge. We use SCREEN Cezanne Elite scanner - one of the best flat bed scanners available. We can scan with the optical resolution up to 5300 dpi which allows around 35 times magnification. In simple words - a small negative or slide can be made into the largest frame that we do. Please note that although there is no problem with scanning and printing your file at magnification mentioned before your negative/slide may not produce quality results. In that case we will contact you and ask for your opinion before proceeding with the order. In reality 35mm films were not designed to produce a very large prints, so considerable amount of grain is visible at high magnification. If you would like to have some more photos/slides scanned and burned onto CD/DVD, please contact us for a quote. We can also bring any old photographs to life, by removing crease marks, damages and enhance colors.

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