A&P Looking To Transfer a Digital Image to Canvas

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  1. spiffy_badrock

    spiffy_badrock I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

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    What processes can do this? I remember reading somewhere about Glicee printing? Any other details? What kind of quality/size will a file need to be. Whats an average cost?
     
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    its expensive

    kinkos will actually do it for you, and I heard its more than half way decent, and a few sizes to chosse from.

    file doesn't have to be huge, you're stretching the image as is, and can't see the fine detail anyway, and bigger the image, the farther back you stand to look at it
     
  3. Skoles

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    You can buy injet paper that is canvas & paint textured. Expensive, but something you can do from home.
     
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    mojito New Member

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    yeah, but besides being bad for the springs and possibly ruinning the heads, you're limited on size. Most people want something huge if the want a canvas.
     
  5. spiffy_badrock

    spiffy_badrock I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

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    The kinkos thing will work out good, just need to call on prices. I like how they can stretch it too. (I could do that step myself, if needed though). I have a pricey (for me anyway...im not OT rich) wide format inkjet, so I wouldnt risk sticking canvas through it. Thanks viper for the info.
     
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    cool, i don't remember the prices, but I do remember that while it seemed expensive compared to a ink jet print, in reality it was cheeper than most other places and it would sell for a lot more



    I've tried some Marshall's canvas paper that is made to then use paints or pastels on, with very limited success. But its no where near the effect I would be looking for to sell or hang up
     
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    kinkos is a ripoff :o
     
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    then post somewhere cheeper that does the same quality :ugh2:
     
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    Look for local shops that do it, look online, etc. The markups at kinkos are ridiculous.
     
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    Yeah, don't go to kinkos.

    You're much better off with a local photo lab with a guy who does it for a living. It'll cost you more but you typically get what you pay for.
     

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