What are personalized canvas photo prints?

Custom canvas photo prints make your walls pop

What exactly is a personalized canvas print? When people hear the word canvas, they usually picture a fancy work of art hanging in a museum. Canvas feels like it would be expensive or time-consuming to make. But that’s not the case!

With advancements in printing technology, anyone can enjoy museum-quality wall art made with their own photos! What once felt out-of-reach is now within your budget. In fact, it’s sometimes cheaper to get a canvas print of your favorite photos compared to printing out a regular photo and getting it framed.

How Is A Canvas Print Made?

We print your photo onto a satin canvas sheet using archival-quality inks. The sheet is then stretched onto a 1.5” thick wooden frame. We use a gallery-wrapping technique to secure the canvas to the frame. Frameless borders are the most popular option, and you can opt for a photo or color wrap. Color Wrap features a black colored edge and showcases your whole image on the front. Photo Wrap extends your image over each side of the canvas.

Too many photos to choose from? Try our photo collage canvas print layouts!

Here, you can watch a video of our talented team members in the process of creating a photo print! They take the canvas off the wide format printer, load the canvas and frame to a stretching and pinning machine, hand staple for a tight finish, and then carefully wrap and pack so it’s ready for dispatch.

How Do You Hang A Canvas Print?

Our unframed canvas prints come with easy-to-install hanging hardware. If you choose the framed option, these come ready to hang. When you add a frame to your canvas, you can choose from one of four colors – black, chocolate, gold, or oak.

What Canvas Sizes Are Available?

Photo canvas prints are available in a range of sizes and formats

We have a wide variety of sizes to choose from, depending on where you want to display your canvas. Our smallest canvas is an adorable tabletop friendly 4×6.

Square Canvas Print Formats

Create collage canvas prints of kids art

Portrait Canvas Print Formats

Create a retro print styled photo canvas

Landscape Canvas Print Formats

Create a canvas print for Dad of fun family times


mix panoramic canvas prints with other formats to create stunning wall art

Canvas Print Styles

You can use one statement photo or choose multiple photos for a collage layout. Either way, your canvas will be one-of-a-kind! The Snapfish project builder makes it easy to access and upload your photos so you can easily choose the look you want. You can also add design elements and embellishments to make it your own.

Create custom canvas sets to wall worthy displays

Would you rather display multiple canvas pieces at once? We also sell our canvas prints in sets of 2, 3, and 4! It’s a great way to display a related series of photos. Sets are available in a set of 2 8×10, set of 3 8×10, or a set of 4 8×10.

If you’re looking for a real showstopping piece, you may want to consider split canvas prints. Instead of just having one main canvas print, we split your image up into 3 or 4 different panels. When spaced accordingly and displayed together, it creates an impressive work of art. We offer four different size options for split canvas sets: Set of 3 11×14, set of 3 10×25, set of 4 12×12, and set of 4 8×10. So, depending on the image you’re wanting to split, you’ll choose an appropriate style that’s right for you.

Why Should I Choose A Canvas Print Over A Regular Print?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, as both products have pros and cons. Regular photo prints are usually more costly to frame, whereas canvas photo prints come ready to hang! Framed photo prints usually have a glare or reflection whereas canvas prints don’t. Canvas prints are usually lightweight and framed photos are typically heavier.

There’s no need to choose one over the other, it’s fun to mix different sizes and styles for a more interesting gallery wall.

Canvas Print Designs

Designs we love for personalized Mother's Day gifts!

You might think it’s difficult to create a canvas print, but we’ve made it really easy. Just open your Snapfish account and upload your image(s) into the photo album.  Our easy-to-use project editor will guide you through the process. You can choose from over 140 different background and design elements.

What Photo Resolution Do I Need for Canvas Prints?

The general rule is “The higher the resolution, the better the print.” Larger size projects like canvas will typically need a higher resolution versus smaller projects. Our project builder will let you know if the resolution of your photo is too low. For more information, read our “Photo Resolution Tips” in the Snapfish Help guide.

How Much Do Canvas Prints Cost?

The cost of a canvas print definitely depends on the size you choose. Our smaller prints start at $19.99 and go up to $239.96 for sets, not including any additional add-ons. Snapfish always has great deals going on, so check back regularly and you’re sure to find an amazing offer!

How Do I Order Canvas Prints?

Feeling inspired? If you’re ready to create a canvas print, let’s help guide you through the process!

Add embellishments to personalize your canvas prints
Add fun embellishments to make your custom canvas one-of-a-kind

Desktop Instructions:

  1. From the Snapfish home page, you can click on the Canvas Prints tab. Here you can select any size or style you want. Once you find the right product, select “Create Now.”
  2. Once you’re in the project builder, add your photos into your Snapfish account. You can choose from multiple sources such as your computer, your phone’s camera roll, Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram or Flickr account.
  3. Your selected photos will appear in the Photos tab in a Builder toolbar.
  4. Place your picture(s) by dragging them to the designated space.
  5. Once a picture has been added to the layout, you can click to shuffle and adjust orientation.
  6. If your selected layout includes text boxes, you can click on those to add or edit text.
  7. You can choose different layouts, backgrounds, and embellishments by using the options on the left, as well as change sizes and add a frame.
  8. When you’re finished designing your canvas print, click “Review & Buy.” Then, click “Back to Edit” to make additional changes, or “Add to Cart” to proceed to checkout.
  9. Made a mistake and need to adjust your order? You can change or cancel your order up to 40 minutes after it is placed.

App Instructions:

  1. Once you install or open the free Snapfish app, you can scroll down to the Canvas section and click. Here you can select any size or style you want. Tap once you find the right product you want.
  2. This will open up your photos from your phone. From here you can start choosing photos from “My Phone” or select the “Show My Albums” tab to access the different photo albums on your phone. Pro Tip: Start adding some of your favorite photos to your “Favorites” album ahead of time so you don’t have to scroll through your whole camera roll! You can also choose from other sources such as your Snapfish account, Instagram, Facebook, and Google Photos.
  3. Your selected photos will appear in the Photos tab in the Builder toolbar.
  4. Place your picture(s) by dragging them to the designated space.
  5. Once a picture has been added to the layout, you can click to shuffle and adjust orientation.
  6. If your selected layout includes text boxes, you can click on those to add or edit text.
  7. You can choose different layouts and backgrounds by using the options below.
  8. When you’re finished designing your canvas print, click “Preview” Then, click “Edit” to make additional changes, or “Order” to proceed to checkout.
  9. Made a mistake? You can still cancel your order up to 40 minutes after it is placed, but you will need to visit the website and click on the “Need to make changes” link on your order confirmation email or visit the Order Details page and select “Cancel Order”.

Need more help?

Follow our handy “How To Create & Edit Canvas Prints” YouTube tutorial for more tips and tricks.

How To Care For Your Canvas Print

Once you’ve placed your order and received your custom canvas in the post, you’ll want to protect it so you can enjoy it for years to come. Here’s some helpful tips!

  • Keep it out of direct sunlight
  • Keep it away from humidity and moisture
  • Dust it with a soft cloth, no chemicals
  • Store canvas upright when not on display
  • Don’t place anything on top of them

Hopefully you’ve found all the information here helpful. If you need more tips, tricks, and inspiration for Canvas or Wall Art, check out these other articles on our blog!

Feeling inspired to create your own wall art? We love seeing what you make, so be sure to share your photos with us on social media! You can tag us on Instagram or Facebook with your photos or use the hashtag #snapfish. You can also follow us on Twitter and Pinterest, too!

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