The Benefits of Having a Personalized Canvas Print

by Mike Misakian on February 5, 2013

Canvas prints can be a great way to share a family heirloom, and they can be produced in a variety of ways: left on a roll, to be cared for later; stretched over a stretcher frame, like a painter’s canvas; or stretched, and then placed into an accent frame.

In addition to printing a beautiful photo, like a favorite vacation spot, onto a canvas print in private homes, we at SIGNARAMA Skokie have made canvas prints for businesses, schools, and even museums.

Canvas print of a dog printed from a regular photo.Many customers have come to our SIGNARAMA Skokie store to have a family portrait converted to a canvas print. Sometimes, the professional photographer who takes the portrait can just pass the digital files to SIGNARAMA, which makes printing go much faster.

We’ve printed to something as small as a 3 inch by 4 inch canvas, and can print up to eight feet wide and as long/high as you need.

Another benefit of having a canvas print made is that it’s much more affordable than having a professional artist paint that same portrait for you. Plus canvas prints last much longer than other types of prints, like posters or foam-core prints. Your family portrait can last for decades if stored correctly, such as kept out of direct sunlight.

Your canvas can have such longevity because SIGNARAMA uses solvent-based UV inks that print about 1,400 dots per inch which embeds itself into the fibers of the canvas. Since the ink is solvent-based, it won’t run if it gets wet. So, if for some strange reason, you get a little dirt on the canvas print, you can easily clean it with soap and water without ruining the image.

Canvas prints are becoming the new method of printing and displaying art, family heirlooms, and treasured memories in a home or public place. If you would like to learn more about using canvas prints, visit our website. You can also find your local SIGNARAMA store with our store locator.

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Mike Misakian is the owner of SIGNARAMA Skokie, having purchased it in November 2012 from Mark Collins. Mike comes to SIGNARAMA from the dry cleaning business, and with an engineering background. His store has full-framing capabilities for canvas prints.

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