Turning your favorite photographs into canvas prints is a great, modern way to display these cherished memories around your home. High quality canvas prints are quickly replacing framed photographs because of their sophistication and price. You do not have to purchase a pricey frame for them since your prints are on canvas,, which saves you quite a bit of money if you want multiple prints. While you can order canvas prints from physical locations, like Walgreens and Walmart, you can find higher quality prints for less if you shop for them online.
Where to Shop
Due to the growing popularity of canvas prints, there are many online companies that you can choose from to order your prints. One of the most popular, high-profile companies is Canvas on Demand. This is the company that is used by Extreme Home Makeover due to their quality. Their regular prices are a little high ($59 for an 8x10), but they very frequently have deals on Groupon and LivingSocial, plus additional discount codes on their website, so you don’t have to worry about blowing your budget to score a great print.
A Cheaper Option
A cheaper alternative is Canvas People, who frequently offers a free 8x10 canvas print and all you have to pay is the shipping. The quality isn’t as good as some of the other canvas print companies, but the price cannot be beat (regularly $38 for an 8x10, plus free shipping). Canvas People also does discounts on their website year-round so you can purchase prints even when you are short on cash. Because their quality is a little lower, it’s probably a smart idea to order a smaller canvas first, then order more if the quality is to your liking.
Use High Quality Photos
Most online companies allow you to upload photos of just about any size and quality to create your canvas and offer photo enhancement options, but, for the best results, you should refrain from using any non-professional photos. You can possibly use photos from your smartphone if it has a good quality camera, but most phone photos will look pixelated or blurry on any canvas bigger than an 8x10. Professional photos can be blown up into bigger prints and not lose any of their quality, but it is infinitely more difficult for a smartphone photo to look as good on a large canvas.
Because of all the discounts available, you should never have to pay full price for canvas prints. If you can’t find a coupon code on a canvas prints website, check Groupon, LivingSocial, and Retailmenot to find deals. In order to get your prints at a price that fits in your budget, you may have to be flexible about what company you choose each time because they offer discounts at different times of the year. To get you started, check out Canvas on Demand and Canvas People that we mentioned before, and Easy Canvas Prints, MyPix2Canvas, Canvas POP, and Printcopia to find the best deal.