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Canvas Press Photo Contest - Flowers main image
Canvas Press Photo Contest - Flowers
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 13, 2016

This is April after all. ?The month we typically see Spring allowing these beautiful blooms to happen. ?I absolutely love taking photos of flowers. ?It is kind of tough for me not to enter this contest. ?I can't (that would be a conflict of interest), but you definitely can. In the photography world, flowers might not seem that exciting a subject. ?I would disagree. ?I think that sometimes the simple, most popular and most photographed subjects (ie flowers) are ...

It's Never Too Late: One Woman's Story main image
It's Never Too Late: One Woman's Story
by Jessy Blanchard | April 4, 2016

In 1864 photography was still in its infancy and Julia Margaret Cameron was 48 years old. She had spent most of her life in India, but had now come to retire with her husband at their newly purchased estate on the Isle of Wight, near the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson. (For those who can?t recall their English Lit course, Lord Tennyson was the Poet Laureate of both Great Britain and Ireland). That year, she received a camera ...

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Announcing our Wildlife Photo Contest
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 4, 2016

Our photo contest for the month of March is all about Wildlife. ?Up for grabs is some serious Canvas Press cash that 3 winners will take home and can use on any product they would like. ?So what do we consider "wildlife"? ?Animals found in nature. ?That does not count your pets, cows, horses, or anything fenced in. ?What does count? ?Birds, deer, hippos, anteaters, snow leopards (good luck with that one), owls, squirrels...you get the idea. If ...

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Canvas Press Dog Photo Contest
by Eric Von Lehmden | February 9, 2016

Puppy, mutt, hound, tail-wagger, pooch, man's best friend...whatever you call them, dogs are a huge part of so many family's lives. ?We are honoring those slobbery face lickers with their very own photo contest. ?If you think you have the most adorable dog on the planet, now is your chance to prove it. ?Enter up to three photos in our Dog Photo Contest for one in three chances to win some excellent canvas prints. ?Choosing the photos you ...

Yes!  We Can Do That - Things You Didn't Know We Can Do main image
Yes! We Can Do That - Things You Didn't Know We Can Do
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 22, 2015

Split a photo into several different photos. We can create a wall collage from one single photo. We do that by splitting it up into a variety of different ways. If you have something in mind then just let us know and we can do it for you. Whether we splitting the photo in half, thirds or in unequal parts it isn?t a problem. Don?t worry about messing around trying to crop them yourself. We can send you a ...

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Fall Landscapes Photo Contest
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 5, 2015

We have a new photo contest for you all to enter.? It is our Fall Landscapes Photo Contest.? You can enter your 3 favorite fall photos.? It doesn't matter if you have changing fall colors or not.? We want to see photos of what fall looks like in your neck of the woods. Just like with our Close Up photo contest, there will be three winners.? Winners will be chosen by the Canvas Press ...

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Custom Wall Murals - Hold the Cheese
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 18, 2015

The custom wall mural above was created with an old map turned into a high resolution file. What comes to mind when you think of wall murals in a home??? Does it usually resemble something you would never do in your own home? It may even turn you off to the whole wall mural idea all together. Well, we are officially changing the definition of a wall mural. With our custom wall-paper you are in charge. After all, who ...

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Close Up Photo Contest Winners
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 16, 2015

We are so excited that our first photo contest hosted on our site has wrapped up and we have winners to announce.? There were some amazing photos entered in our inaugural photo contest.? We can't thank everyone who participated enough.? Thanks to all who entered photos and to everyone who voted. We will be continuing to tinker with the contest page here and there to make it easier for you to share your entries & your ...

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Close Up Photo Contest - Open For Entries
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 28, 2015

We are pretty excited around here this beautiful Friday.? No, not just because it is Friday.? We have just launched our very own photo contest...on canvaspress.com.? Our first contest is a Close Up / Macro photo contest.? Look through your stacks of old pics or go out and take a new one.? Make sure it is a close up photo.? We will be taking entries until Friday, September 4th at midnight ...

Prices on Our Canvas Prints...Cut main image
Prices on Our Canvas Prints...Cut
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 11, 2015

We?ve gone and done it. The prices on our canvas prints have been cut. I heard that gasp. We know we have never been the cheap option for printing your photos on canvas. We have competitors out there who steadily sell discounted canvas prints. Some of them seem to have a Groupon?every?single?week. And we aren?t going to lie. It can be hard to compete with that steady barrage of discount after discount. Especially when we know how much it ...

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Recycling Art Supplies
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 4, 2015

Want to give you little bit of a lowdown on something that we are proud of here at Canvas Press.? As you know, we print all kinds of custom sized canvas prints.? All of our canvas prints get printed on large rolls of artist canvas that come directly from the mill.? We do our best to make sure that as much of the canvas roll gets printed.? It helps to have played a lot of ...

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Selects From the Week - 1/29
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 29, 2015

We are already at the end of January.? It is so cliche to say that time flies, but the reality of that statement is so true.? Just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas and being with family.? Soon after the decorations came down (for most of us) and new year's resolutions were made.? Here is hoping that those are staying strong.? I guess my point to that is that life goes by quickly, but we can ...

Q&A About Photo Resolution for Printing on Canvas & for Web Display main image
Q&A About Photo Resolution for Printing on Canvas & for Web Display
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 23, 2015

We recently received an excellent question from one of our customers about photo resolution and how it relates to enlarging photos for printing on canvas, metal or photo paper vs displaying on a website.? Caroline did such a wonderful job answering the question I thought it would be great to share on the blog. Q - "I had a question for you regarding the printing format for photographs. Should my resolution be at 300 dpi and just shrink ...

A Look Back At 2014 - Behind the Scenes main image
A Look Back At 2014 - Behind the Scenes
by Eric Von Lehmden | January 5, 2015

2014 is still fresh on our memory.? As we are barely get our feet wet into 2015 we wanted to take a look back at 2014 and share some of our favorite photos from the past year as a final farewell.? We are very excited about what the new year will bring to us and to all of you.? We know there will be ups and downs, but our hope is that there are always more ups ...

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Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 23, 2014

Thank you to all of our customers for your continued support and loyalty.? We would not be here without you.? We hope you all have a terrific Holiday and may the new year come with many blessings.? We can't wait to see what the new year has in store for us.? We will be out of the office the 24th through the 28th and will be back in the office next week for a few days ...

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Our 12 Days of Christmas - Gifts Under $30 Has Begun
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 5, 2014

Today we launch our version of the 12 days of Christmas.? While there won't be any lords a leapin' there will be several gifts that are under $30.? Be sure to check our social media outlets each day to see if a new deal has sprung up.? Oh, and while all these under $30 gift ideas are rolling out you could take advantage of our 30% off sale that is also starting today.? Use promo code: ...

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Something Big is on the Way - Starting Thanksgiving Day
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 25, 2014

This is just to let you know that we will have a pretty special deal starting on Thanksgiving Day.? What is it you ask?? Well, if you have signed up for our emails and newsletters you will know on Thursday.? You could also check the site on Thursday to see (probably in the afternoon...after you have had your Thanksgiving dinner).? We wouldn't want you to get this news on an empty stomach.? You will ...

What You Need to Know About Metal Wall Art main image
What You Need to Know About Metal Wall Art
by Laura McPherson | November 24, 2014

We at Canvas Press are dedicated to providing the highest quality possible for all of the different types of art and photo prints that we produce, and our metal prints are no exception. When we receive an order for a metal print we first review the image quality to make sure that it?s a good fit for the size ordered (which we do with all print orders that come in!). The image is then printed onto specially prepared ...

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How a Canvas Print is Created - Our Friday Wrap Up for 11/21
by Eric Von Lehmden | November 21, 2014

For our Friday wrap up today I want to share a video we put together showing you a sped up version of how a canvas print is created here at Canvas Press.? We hope you enjoy it.   ...

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Behind The Scenes - Getting Orders Out the Door
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 23, 2014

Here are some photos that show some behind the scenes action of getting canvas prints ready to be shipped.? The truth is I haven't grabbed my camera and photographed something for several days so I was feeling a little antsy.? Maybe a sign that I am severely addicted to taking photos.? Actually, I know that I am...100%.? I am going to do some more of these behind the scenes looks in the future.? ...

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Tips-n-Tricks #337

Keep a couple of spring clamps or ball bungee cords in your camera bag (the kind you can get from the hardware store). They are great holding reflectors or even flashes in place when you are shooting by yourself.


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