In the age of smartphones, we're all photographers, capturing special moments with loved ones every day. But often, these images remain hidden away on our devices, unseen and unappreciated.
Why not bring those favorite memories to life with custom canvas prints?
Canvas prints transform your digital photos into gallery-quality artwork, offering an impressive aesthetic that a simple photo frame or photo book can't match. They add a personal touch to any space, reminding you of the moments that truly matter.
However, not all canvas print services deliver the same results. In this article we will explore some of the best canvas print services and important considerations like printing processes, materials, and formats when choosing a canvas print service.
Let's get started.
The 6 Best Canvas Print Companies
We’ve been printing photos and art on canvas since 2009—always working hard to be the best in the industry by continuously investing in world-class equipment and materials, and providing customer service like no other.
We offer an extensive range of options for custom canvas prints, including over thirty-five size options in a variety of aspect ratios.
Our canvas prints have various edging and framing options too, making it easy to get the perfect print for your space. The extra thick 380 GSM poly/cotton canvas is expertly hand-stretched around thick kiln-dried Canadian basswood frames that will never warp.
Our attention to detail and use of premium materials ensure that every print is a true masterpiece.
Furthermore, our user-friendly website and exceptional customer service make the ordering process a breeze.
Below are a few reviews our awesome customers shared, along with some photos you’ve proudly posted to social media.
“8”x10” framed canvas print of the Eramosa River in Guelph Ontario. The back is mounted and it is ready to hang, or stand it up on your desk like I do.” @littlegreenhouse_photography
“Easy to use website, quick turn around time, good packaging, excellent results.” Lorie H.
“Loves her four footed family!” @kriskow
Love Them So Much!
“A little hesitant to get my own photos enlarged and printed on canvas, I took a chance and ordered one. Once received, I loved it so much I ordered two more prints. I’m impressed with the quality, clarity and colour ... I intend to order more!” Laura M.
“Canvas arrived, done by Posterjack.” @mynor__campos
Good Quality As Always
“This is the second or third time I have ordered a canvas print from Posterjack. The quality is great and it looks great in our home.” Megan M.
“This is my first time making prints and I’m so happy with how they turned out! What an amazing feeling it is to finally hold a tangible version of something I’ve created digitally.” @roy.wanders
Another Happy Customer!
“Great quality canvases and shipping was quick! I love supporting Canadian companies and Posterjack has never disappointed!” Nadia K.
“Yah! My final piece of art for the baby room! Created especially for Baby Litster by his mama! I'm sooooo excited how this turned out. I haven't ever used #posterjack @posterjack before but I am so impressed! It also came super quick!” @christy.litster.art
Amazing Customer Service
“Amazing customer service. They contacted me to tell me that the photo I sent them was cropped in too close and it would end up blurry if I left it that way. They suggested what to do to make the canvas look amazing and I followed their advice and it turned out perfect. I was very impressed they took the time to help me get the most amazing canvas that I'm proud to hang on my wall. I will definitely be ordering again.” Deanna K.
"Such a great feeling to print out a large canvas!" @alex.paiement
“The quality is radiant and beautifully done. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for canvas prints. Packaging was perfect and the order was done within a week and arrived early. Thank you for making a memory come to life.” Debi M.
The Best Customers in Canada!
Canvaspop is another prominent player in the canvas print industry. They offer several custom sizes with three edging options and a few select framing choices.
Their canvas is stretched over pine frames, which are lightweight making them easy to hang. Shipping rates vary based on order size.
Shutterfly is a well-established name in the photography industry, known for its wide range of personalized products including canvas prints.
Shutterfly provides a user-friendly interface that allows customers to create customized canvas prints effortlessly. They offer various sizes and styles, including split canvas prints and collages, providing creative options for displaying multiple photos in a single print.
Their canvas is stretched over solid wood and made in the USA with globally sourced materials. Shipping costs vary based on order size.
BestCanvas offers a variety of canvas print sizes and edging options. Their canvas is made from polyester, which is stretched over pine wood.
Customers can upgrade their canvas prints to include a plastic floater frame available in five colours.
Shipping costs $14.90 or free on orders over $150 and is shipped from the USA. Note they cannot ship to Yukon, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.
With competitive pricing, CanvasChamp is a budget-friendly option for canvas prints.
They provide a variety of customization options and sizes to suit every need. Their 220 GSM canvas is stretched over a lightweight pine frame.
Shipping is a flat rate of $20.85 on orders up to $99, or free on orders greater than $99. CanvasChamp prints are shipped from India.
Printique is a respected name in the photography industry and offers high-quality canvas prints that meet professional standards.
They offer a range of sizes and two finishing options—luster or glossy—to suit various preferences. The canvas is stretched over a pine frame.
If you're ordering your canvas prints from Canada, be aware that there are separate shipping rates for Canada and duty and taxes are not part of their shipping charges. Furthermore, the website states that an additional fee of $99 will be applied to certain orders.
Things to Consider When Choosing The Best Canvas Print Services
With so many online photo printing companies to choose from, we understand you may want to do your homework before deciding who to order your prints from.
We want to make that process as easy as possible for you, so have created several blog posts to help you out, which we’re linking to in the steps below.
But, as always, we’re here to help should you have any questions or need help along the way.
Step 1: Know What You’re Ordering
A stunning canvas print isn't just about a beautiful image; it also entails superb texture, vibrant colors, and durable materials.
Of the five steps, this is the most important because you’re going to want a product that makes your photo look its best, with beautiful colours, gorgeous texture, and durable materials.
Pay attention to the materials used for the frame. Avoid companies that use plywood or cheap frame kits as these can warp over time, especially in humid conditions.
Posterjack custom frames are made using 1.5”-thick, sturdy Grade A Canadian basswood, so they’ll be more durable.
Step 2: Choosing the Photo You Want Printed on Canvas
Although we print photos and artwork for professional photographers and artists, we also create beautiful canvas prints for those who capture photos just using their iPhone!
There's a misconception that smartphone images lack sufficient resolution for large canvas prints, but with today’s advancements in technology, that's simply not true.
Remember, it's not just about the resolution but also the subject, composition, and lighting that will contribute to a beautiful canvas print.
Step 3: Decide How You’re Going to Display Your Canvas Print
Think about how and where you will display your canvas print.
If you have a large wall or an unusual space like a staircase or a narrow hallway, consider the dimensions and how the print will fit into your overall decor.
This consideration might sometimes even precede the photo selection process.
Remember, the size and placement of the canvas print can make a significant impact on its overall aesthetic appeal.
Step 4: Ordering Your Canvas Print
Once you’ve chosen your photo, it's time to make your order. This process should be easy and straightforward. You should be able to upload your image, select your preferred product, and specify the size you want.
Good canvas print companies will take care of the rest, handcrafting your print and delivering it to your front door, ready to hang.
At Posterjack, this is the easiest part!
Once you’ve decided which photo(s) you plan on printing, simply upload your image to our website, choose the product and size you’d like, and let us take it from there!
We’ll get to work handcrafting your Canvas Print from our Toronto workshop and then carefully package it up and ship it to your front door. Your artwork will arrive ready-to-hang, the moment you unbox it!
Step 5: Show It Off!
Of course, this step is totally optional, but we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to show off your new Canvas Print as soon as you get it because seeing your own photos turned into art is SO EXCITING!
Your friends and family are going to be wowed, especially when thy learn that you’re the photographer behind the masterpiece!
If you take a photo of your new print and share it on social media, we would love to check it out!
Feel free to tag us for a chance to be featured from our own accounts and website.
Posterjack Makes The Best Canvas Prints
If you haven’t read our story yet, we're 100% Canadian and over twenty amazing people work in our Toronto headquarters.
We started Posterjack in 2009 as digital photography was emerging. Our mission was to help Canadians print their digital photos in large sizes, so they could hang them on their walls.
Fast-forward 12 years, and we’re printing over 100,000 photos every year for Canadians across the country. Our team is excited to come to work every day to turn your photos into something special.
We appreciate our customers, and that you trust us to turn your photos into something you’re proud to share with your friends and family.
We absolutely love reading your reviews and seeing photos of your artwork on the wall. We promise to continue giving you our best, every single time. Thank you!