Our giclee Canvas prints are printed on museum-quality canvas with archival inks and a luster finish. These showstoppers are wrapped around a 3/4" artist stretcher frame and finished with a classic black backing with a simple sawtooth hanger installed on the reverse.
How large do my photos need to be to print?
- 8x8" (20.3x20.3 cm): 800x800 pixels
- 8x10" (20.3x25.4 cm): 800x1000 pixels
- 11x14" (27.9x35.6 cm): 1100x1400 pixels
- 16x20" (40.6x50.8 cm): 1600x2000 pixels
Can I use Instagram photos for the 8x8” Canvas?
Newer Instagram photos are 1080x1080 pixels, so they are technically large enough for the 8x8” size. Older Instagram photos can be much smaller, so may not be large enough for this product.
For the highest quality print, we do recommend using your original files for this particular product as Instagram does compress images. We have more information on how large we recommend printing photos here.
How do I know if my photo will print well?
Our uploader will block photos that are too small for a particular canvas print size, but it is unable to tell if a photo is blurry, pixelated, or taken in low light. These are all factors that can cause a correctly sized photo to not print as well. A good way to tell if your photo will print well on a larger scale is to check the resolution. We print at 300 dpi and photos at or near this resolution will print best.
If you are still nervous, you can perform what we call the "zoom test" on your image prior to upload. Open up your photo on your computer's photo viewer, and zoom in a little bit. If you see pixelation when you zoom, this will also show up in print.
As a general rule, we recommend printing photos that are taken in natural light. Indoor photos at low light can look fuzzy. Check out our photo editing guide that will help you choose and edit your photos for the best possible prints.
A Note on Cropping
Our Canvas Prints have a full bleed wrap! Make sure to take a close look at the wrapping preview before you place an order, and take care to choose images where the subjects are smack dab in the middle of the photo.
Still hesitant to print? Email our team of customer service empaths at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help!