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Why Our Customers Love our Canvas Prints, and You Will Too!
Sure, lots of companies can print on Canvas. But only here at Canada's Photo Art Experts, will your canvas be printed with Posterjack's proprietary photo enlargement technology. This means your canvas print will be the sharpest and most vibrant that it can possibly be.
Canvas is Canvas
Not true. Canvas comes in all different styles and qualities. These days, much of it is produced in China and treated with harsh chemicals. But not ours. Posterjack Canvas is manufactured in Montreal and is whitened using an environmentally safe process. We offer a nice thick 450gsm canvas made from 100% pure cotton and an authentic canvas weave.
Every Posterjack canvas is protected with a state of the art lamination procedure and Artshield UV protection laminate. This protection goes deep into the canvas to ensure that just like an oil painting in a museum, your print will last for generations. Be wary of canvas products that are uncoated or protected with lacquers; they will definitely crack, fade, and turn yellow over time!
Stretching canvas on a frame is an age-old practice that requires skill and knowledge. The posterjack team of experts get the perfect stretch every time and the corners are perfectly folded and tucked. We love quality and that's why our frames are made from custom cut and kiln-dried 1.5" profile Select Canadian Basswood (of course they're from renewable forests).
Make The Most Of Your Photo
When you display your amazing photo on canvas, people are sure to take notice. When you let posterjack do the work, you can count on people being amazed. We take a lot of pride in our canvas production and we hope you will trust your canvas printing and stretching to us!
Great Framing Options to Enhance Your Canvas
All posterjack canvases arrive stretched and ready to hang. To enhance your canvas, consider adding a floater frame in White, Black, or Brown.
Floater Frames can be added to your order after you have uploaded your photo.
Customize Your Image
Customize your image for free with our cropping tool and eight photo filters including; black & white, sepia, and charcoal sketch!
Where does posterjack Ship To?
Posterjack.ca ships to anywhere in Canada. We do not ship to any other countries at this point in time. All shipping takes place through Fedex.
How much does shipping cost?
Our standard shipping rate is $8.50. This is a flat rate and applies to your entire order, regardless of the quantity or size. A rural delivery surcharge of $20 is applied to remote addresses, due to the higher costs of delivering to rural areas. This charge only applies if the second digit in your postal code is deemed rural or if you live in North West Territories, Yukon, or Nunavut.
Is my canvas going to arrive in good condition?
All orders are packaged with our time-tested, super-tough packaging materials. Less than 1% of our packages are damaged. However, all of our shipments are fully insured, so should any damage occur during shipment, you are completely covered.
How long does it take you to produce my canvas?
Canvases take 3-5 business days to produce. This is an AVERAGE time. If we have a big rush of orders, it can take longer than the time listed. Please bear in mind that each piece of art is a custom product that needs to be produced.
How long will it take until my package arrives?
Once we ship your item, we'll send you a tracking number immediately. If you'd like more information, please see our Production & Shipping Page
Our Free Quality Check!
The very first thing we do is take a look at your image resolution, compare this with the chosen print size, and give you a free quality score for printing (shown on the first screen after uploading). No more second guessing if your image is suitable to print large! If your score isn't as high as you would like, you can try switching to a smaller print size. If your score is unsuitable, that means we won't let you proceed as print results will not be acceptable. In this case, please choose a smaller print size, a higher resolution image, or contact customer support for further help.
What type of file should I upload?
We process all common image formats. Normally your digital camera or your graphic design program will produce these formats. These include JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, etc. Our preferred image type is JPEG, which produces excellent print results! We do not accept PDF documents.
If you aren't a big colour geek, don't worry, your camera produces images in a colour space we can handle (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. Should your images be larger than 50 MB, the best place to start would be checking they are saved in JPEG format (TIFF's generally produce larger file sizes, at no real advantage for print quality). If you need further assistance with file sizing, please contact us for details.
What is printing on canvas and why is it so popular?
Printing on canvas simply means that we take your digital photo or digital image and print it directly onto canvas. This is the same type of canvas that an artist would use for an oil painting, except it has a special coating for our ink. This means you can literally make you photos look like a piece of art. That is why it is so popular. It has definitely become more popular in the last couple of years because the print quality has improved a great deal, so people are totally ecstatic with the results and things have snowballed from there.
Why should I order my canvas from posterjack?
In Canada there are only two or three companies that do photos on canvas properly. Posterjack is one of them. The rest just don’t do things the way they ought to be done. Take a look at the table below to contrast how we make your canvas and the way that some other companies cut corners.
|The Posterjack Way||The Wrong Way|
|Using 100% Cotton Canvas manufactured in Canada||Using polyester canvas Using canvas made in China Using canvas that is manufactured with chemical brightening agents|
|Using Artshield Laminate to protect your print so it won't fade for 200 years||Using no protection so the canvas is exposed to the elements Using liquid laminates which look good at the start, but crack, fade and turn yellow over time|
|Making custom frames from Select Canadian Basswood from renewable sources||Making frames from plywood or using cheap frame kits that can bow and warp over time|
|Printing with HP Inkjet printers in the Giclee method using Vivera archival inks||Printing with solvent based printers, whose chemical inks produce inferior image quality and are guaranteed to fade in less than 10 years.|
|Expertly stretching your canvas and securing the canvas with galvanized staples||Using canvas kits with glue and tape Incorrectly using stretching machines which leads 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. It has a great canvas texture which looks amazing compared to many of the very flat and homogenous looking photo canvases available.
We use the giclee method of printing, which essentially means we use an inkjet printer rather than solvent printers or dye sublimation. Our printers use aqueous (water based) inks and are highly fade resistant. In accelerate tests at the Wilhelm institute they lasted 200 years.
Will my canvas be stretched on a frame?
Yes, every canvas is stretched on a 1.5” deep wooden frame that is ready to hang on the wall.
How will the edges of my canvas be handled?
Our default edge style is what we call a mirrored edge. This means that we take the last 1.5” of the perimeter of the photo and reflect it onto the edges. The result is that the composition of your photo is preserved on the face of the canvas, yet the image still flows onto the sides.
Can I add a Floater Frame?
We offer Floater Frames on almost all canvas sizes in Black, White, and Brown. If frames are available, you will see the option to add the Floater Frame once you have uploaded your image. As you would expect by now, the frame is made right here in Canada using Canadian wood and non-toxic paint.
What else should I know?
We hope you'll try a PosterjackCanvas Print. We put a lot of pride into creating the best product available in Canada.
What sizes and prices are offered?
We offer a wide selection of sizes from common camera output ratios, to square, to panoramic. You'll find a few popular sizes in the upload tool, and many more if you click the "more sizes" box at the bottom. Our canvases are built to last a lifetime and offer great value, starting at only$39.99CAD.
Have your own photo printed on canvas and hand stretched on a frame at Posterjack.