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Split Your Image for a Dramatic Effect!
Splitting one single image into a series of multiple canvas prints is a trend that’s taking off in the world of home décor, and for good reason! Posterjack Multi-Panel Canvas Prints are stunningly vivid and will look incredible in any room. Creating your own multi-panel canvas art from a single image has never been easier: simply upload your photo and let us take care of the rest! Aside from looking great, multi-panel canvas prints allow you to cover huge walls with a single image, right up to a gigantic 48”x72” piece!
What the Tych?
Technically speaking, when a piece of art is divided into two sections, it is referred to as a diptych (-tych comes from the Greek word for “fold”). Likewise, triptych art refers to a three-panelled piece of art, and quadtych is, you guessed it, four panels.
We’ve got the Edge
When you upload the image that you want made into a Multi-Panel Canvas Print, we will show you a preview of how your panelled art will look. You then have the option to choose the type of edge you’d like your art to have – and, as we offer the largest variety of edge options in the country, you’ll have no shortage of options! You can choose from a mirrored edge or a coloured edge. If you decide on a coloured edge, you can select a colour that matches your photo or room décor, or settle on something more neutral, like black, white, or grey. Whichever you decide on, the composition of your image will remain on the face of the canvas prints, so nothing will be lost on the edges.
Side-by-Sides and Stacks
There are two distinct looks when it comes to the diptych Multi-Panel Canvas Prints: Side-by-Side Panels and Stacked Panels. Side-by-Side is wider than it is tall when put together and displayed on the wall (so the individual canvas prints are actually vertical), while Stacked Panels are taller than they are wide (with each individual print being printed in a horizontal format).
Tip: It is best to choose the orientation that matches your photo to help prevent the need to crop out too much of your image. So, for example, if your photo has a landscape orientation where it is wider than it is tall, Side-by-Side Panels would be the best product for your photo. Conversely, if you have a portrait photo that is taller than it is wide, the Stacked Panels would be your best option.
But What about the Canvas?
Our Multi-Panel Canvas Prints are expertly hand-stretched to perfection. We print your photos using world-class printers and your art is protected with a state-of-the-art lamination procedure and Artshield UV protection laminate. Take a look at our Canvas Prints page to discover why our product is second to none. Your art will last a lifetime and you’re going to love it!
Customize Your Image
Sometimes a photo needs a little help to get it looking just the way you want. When you upload a photo, you have the option to crop the image so it’s perfectly composed, add a border choosing from a large variety of different colours and sizes, or even add a creative effect to your photo. Effects options include Black & White, Sepia Tone, Solarize, Pop Art, Charcoal Sketch, and Linocut. Have fun and see what each effect looks like – if you don’t like it, simply click on Original Colour and your photo goes back to how it was before you started.
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Where does Posterjack ship to?
We ship our products to anywhere in Canada. At this time, we are unable to ship outside of the country. All of our products are shipped via FedEx.
How much does shipping cost?
Our standard shipping rate is $9.99. This is a flat rate and applies to your entire order, regardless of the product, quantity, or size. Due to the higher costs of delivering to rural areas, a rural delivery surcharge of $20 is applied to remote addresses. If this surcharge is applicable to your order, you will be notified after you enter your postal code during the checkout process. We offer free shipping on all orders over $150.
Can you guarantee my Canvas Print will arrive in good condition?
All orders are packaged with our time-tested, super-tough packaging materials. That said, accidents do happen and if your order does get damaged during shipping, you will be completely covered as all of our shipments are fully insured.
How long does it take you to print my photo on canvas?
Posterjack Canvas Prints take approximately 3-7 business days to produce. Please note that this is an average time. Because each piece of art is a custom product, production times can vary slightly.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?
As soon as your order is shipped, you will receive a tracking number. Shipping times vary depending on which part of Canada you live in but the estimated time for most major Canadian cities is three days. For an additional fee, we can also ship your order via FedEx Priority Overnight. Local Toronto pick-up is also an option at no cost. For more information, please visit our Production & Shipping page.
Free image quality check
When you upload a photo to Posterjack.ca, the very first thing we do is take a look at your image resolution, compare it with your chosen print size, and then provide you with a quality score which can be seen immediately after uploading your photo. This free image quality check only takes seconds but ensures you’ll be happy with your Canvas Print – no more second-guessing as to whether or not your photo is suitable for printing in a large format. If your quality score isn’t as high as you would like it to be, you can try switching to a smaller print size. If your quality score is unsuitable, you will not be able to proceed through the checkout process as print results will not meet our high standards and will be considered unacceptable. In this case, please choose either a smaller print size or a photo with a higher resolution. Please feel free to contact customer support for additional help.
What type of file should I upload?We process the four most common image types. All digital cameras and graphic design programs will produce at least one of these file types. The types we accept are JPEG, TIFF, BMP, & PNG. Our preferred file type is JPEG, which produces excellent print results and efficient file sizes! If your image is in a different format, please save it as one of the above formats before submitting to us.
Your digital camera produces images in a colour space we support – typically sRGB. If you prefer, you can also upload images in Adobe RGB or any other popular RGB Colour Profile. Please do not upload images in the CMYK colour space.
How large of a file can I upload?
You can upload files up to 50 MB in size. If your image is larger than 50 MB, check to ensure it has been saved as a JPEG (TIFF files are generally a lot larger than JPEGs with no real advantage for print quality). If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re happy to help!
Your print sizes are listed under aspect ratio categories. What is an “aspect ratio”?
The “aspect ratio” of a photo, in its simplest terms, refers to the rectangle size of the image. Photos can be taken as long panoramic rectangles, shorter rectangles, squares, and anything in between. The “aspect ratio” measurement is a technical way of expressing the exact rectangle size for a photo or image. This is expressed as the relative length of the long edge of the image, compared to the short edge. Here is an infographic to help explain!
What is canvas printing and why is it so popular?
Printing on canvas simply means that we take your digital photo and print it directly onto canvas. With the exception of a special coating for our inks, the canvas we print your photos on is the same type an artist would use for an oil painting. This means that your photo on canvas will literally be a work of art. Thanks to print quality improving significantly, as well as the quality of digital photos, the popularity of canvas printing has exploded in recent years.
What is a multi panel canvas?
We take your photo and divide it into two, three, or four separate canvases that you hang together as a cluster on the wall. Once you upload your image and crop it, we'll show you a preview of how your cluster will look. You can choose to have mirrored edges or a coloured edge. Either way, the composition of your image will remain on the face of the canvases, nothing will be lost on the edges.
Why should I have Posterjack print my photo on canvas?
In Canada, there are only a couple of companies that print photos on canvas properly. Posterjack is one of them. The “other guys” just don’t do things the way they ought to be done. Take a look at the comparison below to see the difference between how we do things and how other companies cut corners with their canvas printing.
|Posterjack||The Other Guys|
|• Uses canvas made from 100% cotton. • Uses canvas made in Canada. • Uses canvas that is whitened using an environmentally-safe process.||• Use polyester canvas. • Use canvas made in China. • Use canvas that is manufactured with harsh chemical brightening agents.|
|• Uses Artshield Laminate to protect your print so it won't fade for 200 years.||• Do not use protection, so the canvas is exposed to the elements. • Use liquid laminates which initially look good, but crack, fade, and turn yellow over time.|
|• Makes custom frames from select Canadian basswood from renewable sources.||• Make frames from plywood or by using cheap frame kits that can bow and warp over time.|
|• Prints your photos on canvas using HP inkjet printers. • Uses the Giclée printing method and Vivera archival inks.||• Print photos on canvas using solvent-based printers, whose chemical inks produce inferior image quality and are guaranteed to fade in less than 10 years.|
|• Expertly hand-stretches your canvas and secures it with galvanized staples.||• Use canvas kits with glue and tape. • Incorrectly use stretching machines which lead to rippled and uneven stretching.|
Can you tell me about Posterjack’s canvas manufacturing process?
Sure! We start with a 100% cotton canvas that is produced in Montreal, Canada and is free from any optical brightening agents. Posterjack Canvas Prints have a texture that looks amazing, especially when compared to many of the very flat and homogenous-looking canvas prints produced by other canvas printing companies.
We use the Giclée method of printing. This means that we use an inkjet printer rather than a solvent printer or dye sublimation. Our printers use highly fade-resistant water-based inks. In accelerated tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., our Canvas Prints lasted 200 years.
Will my canvas be stretched on a frame?
Absolutely! Every Posterjack Canvas Print is hand-stretched on a 1.5-inch deep wooden frame that is ready to hang on your wall as soon as it arrives at your door.
What will the edges of my canvas look like?
Our default edge style is what we call a mirrored edge. This means that we take the outer 1.5-inch of the perimeter of your photo and reflect it onto the edges. This results in the composition of your photo being preserved on the face of the canvas, while the outer edges of your photo flow over onto the sides of the print. Optionally, you can change to a coloured edge, and have the edges of your canvas printed in a colour that matches your image, or a neutral colour like black, white or grey.
What else can you tell me about your Canvas Prints?
We hope you’ll choose Posterjack to print your photos on canvas. We put a lot of pride into creating the best product available in Canada. When your package arrives on your doorstep and you see your photo printed on a Posterjack product, you’ll immediately recognize the hard work and quality that has gone into turning your photo into art.
We use an independent customer review service called eKomi that is quite unique in Canada. The feedback customers provide is published on our website, unedited, for others to see. This process helps us improve, keeps us honest, and also has a huge impact on customer confidence for first-time purchasers.We're really proud that our current customer rating is 4.8 out of 5 based on 7830 reviews and counting!
What sizes and prices are offered?
From common camera output ratios, to square, to panoramic, Posterjack Canvas Prints are available in a wide variety of sizes. A few of the more popular sizes are shown in our upload tool, but many more sizes are available by clicking on the “More Sizes” dropdown menu. Our canvases are built to last a lifetime and offer great value, starting at only $39.99 CAD.
Have your own photo printed on canvas and hand stretched on a frame at Posterjack.