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Services: Professional Canvas Printing

Canvas printing for Harrys of London, London Mayfair store.

Canvas printing for Harrys of London, London Mayfair store.

Canvas printing for Harrys of London, London Mayfair store.

What is Canvas Printing?

Our Canvas printing service utilises our Giclée printing process to print your images direct to canvas – a popular choice which we can then either professionally stretch over a 30mm or 40mm thick wooden frame (creating a 3 dimensional, block-mounting effect), ready to hang, or frame the print to your exact specifications using our bespoke framing services.

Why should I choose Canvas Printing?

Canvas printing is favoured by photographers, artists and interior designers looking to add tactility or another dimension to their images.  What differentiates our canvas printing service from cheaper alternatives the unparalleled quality of our materials, the skill of our specially trained team and the collaborative service that we provide.

As with all of our services, our canvas prints are produced in-house from beginning to end; guaranteeing you the highest quality finish and the best turnaround times.

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FAQ expand all

What is your turnaround time for printing?

We aim to turnaround print orders within 48 hours, but can often accommodate quicker turnaround times where possible by negotiation. Please speak to us to confirm turnaround times on large print orders. 

How do I send you my files, negatives or transparencies?

We’ve made it as easy as possible to upload your digital files to us and have provided you with several options – simply choose which one suits you best.You have the option to use our upload form, Email us, or send your files by Hightail, or FTP.

After you have sent your digital files and details to us you will need to contact us to arrange payment and confirm your order details. We will not proceed until we have been contacted by you.

Of course, if you would rather provide your files on a CD, DVD or memory stick or have negatives or transparencies to produce prints from, you can send these to us at:

Genesis Imaging

Unit 1, Hurlingham Business Park,

Sulivan Road,

Fulham,

London,

SW6 3DU

or drop off your files in person – we even have free off street parking.

Which colour profile should my work be saved as?

Our preferred choice of colour profile for the best possible photographic printing with our very carefully controlled ICC workflow is Adobe RGB (1998), although we do accept files in other colour profiles- if in doubt, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 020 7384 6200. 

Which file format should my images be saved as?

As a general guide for colour prints on either our Giclée or Lambda printers, your images should be in RGB, any layers flattened and preferably saved as a Tiff file (.tif) with LZW compression. This will maximize the quality of your image and also keep the file size down. Other file formats are acceptable such as a layered tiff or photoshop document (.psd) but these will have an inherently larger file size. Jpegs (.jpg) are fine for smaller prints but because of their image lossy nature it is not recommended that you save any files in this format. Images shot as in-camera Jpegs are once again mostly suited to small to medium prints. Naturally we are also happy to accept RAW camera files.

Once again, please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions about file formats for photographic prints.

How do I know if my file is the correct size for the print I require?

We check all files prior to printing and will call you should we notice any loss of quality at the print size you require.

As a rule of thumb – the larger the print size required, the larger the file size must be. There is however some leeway with the image resolution or dpi and how our Giclée or Lambda printers deal with this. For instance: if your image file is approximately 20MB at 400 dpi it will make an excellent print at A5 size. The same 20MB file will still make an excellent 10×8″ print at 300 dpi, and a very good 16×12″ print at 200 dpi. If you are in any doubt, go for a higher resolution for the print size required. Please contact us if you need any further assistance with file sizes for photographic prints.

Photographic Size Information

We know that some people like to talk in inches, others in millimetres and others in A sizes. So just in case you need a reminder of the measurements of each and how they relate to each other, here they are:

A Sizes Inches Millimetres
6 x 4 152 x 102
7 x 5 178 x 127
8 x 6 203 x 152
A5 8¼ x 5⅞ 210 x 148
10 x 8 254 x 203
A4 11¾ x 8¼ 297 x 210
12 x 10 305 x 254
14 x 11 355 x 279
16 x 12 406 x 305
A3 16½ x 11¾ 420 x 297
20 x 16 508 x 406
A2 23½ x 16½ 594 x 420
24 x 20 609 x 508
30 x 20 762 x 508
A1 33 x 23½ 841 x 594
36 x 24 914 x 609
40 x 30 1016 x 762
A0 47 x 33 1189 x 841
48 x 36 1219 x 914
60 x 40 1524 x 1016
72 x 48 1829 x 1219
84 x 48 2134 x 1219
96 x 48 2438 x 1219