Hello, I’m Alphonse Goettler (pronounced like “al-fonts get-ler” – yes, it’s a tough French/German name).

I founded my company, Photo-to-Canvas, in 2009.  I’ve seen the digital imaging and printing industries change quickly ever since then. When I started, there were only a few online companies that do what I do. Now, there are probably more than 30 online companies printing digital images on canvas, though they vary greatly with regard to price point, quality of materials, workmanship, and custom service.

What sets Photo-to-Canvas apart is my background in technology. I worked for a software company for 12 years in international sales developing their professional photography channel of sales worldwide. This experience gave me a rich understanding of Adobe Photoshop, professional shooters, amateurs, and an introduction to the printing world. I’m not someone at a big box store or a massive online canvas retailer that cranks your canvas out like a cog in the production line. I don’t get paid by the hour. I know what I’m talking about and care about my work. I do everything myself and stake my reputation on it. I treat customers as I would like to be treated and understand that not everyone knows everything about photography or computers, and that we all need help once in a while.

I am not a professional photographer, but I love photography and understand computers, technology and getting color right. This, to me, is the most important aspect of a good canvas or print. I have very high standards and have rigorous quality control standards for my own work. I have carefully selected the materials I use and guarantee my work. This is not what you are going to get when you buy an $8 Groupon or Living Social deal and receive a product of such poor quality that you’d feel bad giving it as a gift (and I’ve seen this happen). I stand by my work: If you don’t like it or there is a problem, let me know and I’ll make it good and make you happy.

When you buy from Photo-to-Canvas, you can feel confident that you will receive the best customer service and the highest quality product, especially because that is the only way I know of doing business. After spending almost nine years working from home PTC is now at an amazing location in PDX called the Dairy Building. It is not a retail space but more of a shop/studio, which allows me the flexible schedule that I need to take care of my two daughters, my standard poodle, my house, my fun time and most of all my lovely wife. This is what is awesome about being away from the corporate world – I can run my own business out of my studio and work to achieve balance and success. I hope you trust me with your order and I assure you that you will be back for more!  Thank you and happy shooting,  Alphonse