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How to display your digital images

Everybody should have their best images printed big and displayed on their walls. This is photographic fact.

Almost everybody never displays their best images on their walls as a large-scale print. Another photographic fact.

I’ve had some experience of bad printing, not least with my own ageing printer but also from independent developers.

But done well, prints can add something extra special to those images which are usually seen on a computer monitor.

Recently I’ve been looking at various homes for my images including cups, postcards and Christmas cards.

I also had an image reproduced on canvas by Mcanvas Prints.

I emailed a jpeg, the canvas arrived at my door.

I used an image (pictured here with me) which included bright colours. You can see the actual image on this blog here.

The quality of the finished canvas is excellent.

Technical stuff: HP Vivera ink, 300gsm cotton canvas. The canvas is also coated to protect it from dust. And stretcher bars, with wedges which allow for re-stretching, are made of kiln-dried fir wood.

My canvas was 12inx18in in size (that’s a ratio 3:2, landscape shape) stretched over 3/4in deep bars. I also used mirror wrap which replicates the edge of the image around the frame. 12inx18in costs £47.

McanvasPrints, based in London, was established in 2007. They are very helpful on how to prepare your image. They hand-stretch the canvas prints.

Pictured: Garry Cook with his print.

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This entry was posted on February 19, 2010 by in mcanvas prints photography.
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