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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Tips-n-Tricks #421

To get a goodsilhouette photo, your subject needs to be brightly lit from behind and they need to be in a darker area (ie shade). When you meter on your subject you will increase you shutter speed by 2 to 3 stops. For example if they are properly exposed at 1/60th of a second then try 1/500th of a second to get them darker compared to the background.


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