Frequently asked questions.

View our detailed guide below to see a breakdown of how much our canvas and paper prints cost per-inch.

How do I need to prep my files for print?

You don’t. Most labs print what you submit, expecting you to do the prep work. I realize that most users don’t have the skills or software to properly enlarge for the best results. I go over every photo and use several professional enlarging programs to get the best results. If you are a professional and wish to prep, please send files at 300ppi, resized to the print dimensions, and in the Adobe RGB color space.

How large can I blow my photo up?

Larger than you would think. Using top enlargement techniques even phone capture can be enlarged to several feet wide or tall. This of course is dependent on the photo, but if you have an original copy, we can usually go as large as you would like. Please keep in mind as print size increases, so does viewing distance. A 4’x6’ print may not look as sharp as you would like from a foot away, but it shouldn’t be viewed that close. From 4 to 5 feet away it will look great. Click here to learn more about enlarging photos.

What canvas/paper do you use?

I print on Breathing Color papers and canvases. With the exception of the fine art cotton paper, which is Moab Entrada Bright. The Moab has a 100+ year archival rating. The other papers are standard photo paper, rated at 15 years. Canvas is pre-laminated, meaning I don’t apply a varnish after. Its rated at 35+ years.

What printers/ink to you use?

I use Canon large format printers with pigment based, 12 color, Lucia Ink systems.

Do you adjust colors or color correct?

With todays industry using so many filters on photos, I typically do not alter colors unless it is requested. I am happy to free of charge by request. I will properly adjust white balance if requested, but will not generally do any artistic adjustments.

Why is my print so dark?

Please realize when you are looking at a photo on your screen, it is backlit. A print is not. I always recommend viewing your photos with your monitor set to about 50 percent brightness for a better idea of how dark your print will come out.

Do you have a storefront? If not how do I drop stop off and pick prints up?

I operate Photo to Canvas from my home. This allows me to spend more time with my family, and also saves the significant costs of running a storefront. It allows me to pass those savings to you, making my pricing lower than most of my competitors. As far as pickups, I have a secure cabinet outside my home where prints can be picked up. In person meetings are available upon request.

Do you ship?

I ship everywhere in the world. Paper prints are shipped in tubes and canvas gallery wraps are boxed. I use recycled packaging when I can. Large prints require crates. which are $65. I am also happy to coordinate the stretching of a canvas with a framing shop in your area to avoid excessive shipping fees.

Do you offer discount pricing for professionals? Or bulk pricing?

I get asked this one a lot. After testing several pricing schedules, to me what works best is to price my prints as low as I can for everyone, meaning professionals do not get special pricing. If you are ordering over a dozen prints at one time, please reach out and we can discuss bulk pricing.