From Nuns to Barcodes with a little Richie Sambora in between: The most intriguing images Canvas Press has printed on canvas

by Canvas Press | January 20, 2009

Polaroid Printed on Canvas

In the second week of December with the holiday rush was in blizzard mode, I noticed four canvases lying on the large metal table in the print room. The straight avocado-colored lines and stark background seemed oversimplified and therefore forced me to seek an explanation from our production manager. I quickly learned these were barcodes printed on graduating sized canvases with the fifth and final being a red star strikingly like the Macy's logo. This was to be one of our customer's Christmas tree.

This prompted a staff brainstorming session of the most intriguing images Canvas Press has printed. In hopes of inspiring the creative in us all, I will list a few below.

  1. 55 Bon Jovi's
  2. Collages of doors and staircases at The University of Texas at Austin
  3. Doodles from Algebra I rightly titled "doodle fest"
  4. The Virgin Suicides album cover
  5. Dozens of 8" x 8" fondant covered cakes
  6. Wedding vows
  7. 26 nuns
  8. Sonograms
  9. 6 feet of trash
  10. Stamps of children's feet
  11. Scanned Polaroid's and photo booth images

The bulk of our orders are the traditional family portraits, weddings, anniversaries, vacations and pets. It never ceases to amaze us how many of you own lizards and how many of you have visited Machu Picchu. Special thanks to Hiram Bingham III for keeping us entertained.

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If you accidentally delete photos from your camera's memory card or if an error message flashes...take out the card and do not use it until you purchase image recovery software. This type of software can sometimes recover over 100 lost photos that you thought were deleted. Not sure how they find these images, but it is comforting to know that there is still a chance you could get back those deleted photos.


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