We have no beef with sign shops. There are some fantastic ones here in Austin and they do a great job of creating signs for businesses and individuals. My father recently created a large vinyl banner for our football tailgating spot. It is a vinyl banner that he purchased from a sign shop…it looks great. That is my point. Sign shops do a great job of printing signs. But entrusting a sign shop to make your wall art or photos that you would use as fine art? We think even they would say that isn’t their specialty.
Case in point. We had a gentleman contact us saying he had a canvas that he needed stretched. That is not an odd request for us. We have several artists who paint on non-stretched canvas and then request to have us professionally stretch their artwork over wooden frames.
The gentleman brought by the canvas and said he had it printed at a local sign shop. We unrolled it and immediately saw that the print was actually on the wrong side of the canvas (see the photos). Obviously, the place he went to get this printed doesn’t specialize in printing on canvas.
That brings me to my main points of why sign shops shouldn’t print your wall art.
Trusting someone to print your artwork or your family memories is a big deal. So, finding someone who specializes in reproducing and printing your fine art and family photos can be a daunting task. We are honored that we are entrusted with that very task each and every day.
What is even better is that even though we print for artists and photographers, we love printing for families and individuals who just want to get a quality print of their own.
We bring fine art printing to the masses. We hope that you trust us in making wall art that you want to hang in your home or office.
You could easily tell that this print job was not paid special attention to. It was printed on the wrong side of the canvas. That leaves the image unprotected which could lead to flaking and cracking of the ink. Even if you don't use our services, but have questions about setting your image up for printing we would be glad to help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.