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 favourite 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 canvas print option, these come ready to hang. When you add a frame to your canvas, you can choose from one of three colors – black, chocolate, 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 4×6 mini canvas print is adorable for desktop displays or small spaces. Our small to medium canvas prints work well in bookshelves, fireplace mantels or walls, and our large or panoramic canvas prints make great statement pieces when displayed over a sofa, or in an office space!

Mini Canvas Print Format

4x6 tabletop canvas print
  • 4×6 option available

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

Panoramic Canvas Print Format

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

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 text, design elements and embellishments to make it your own.

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 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 personalised Mother's Day gifts!

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

Canvas Wall Art Collection - Premade

If you’re not feeling particularly creative, don’t worry, we also sell ready-to-hang canvas art. Choose from a wide variety of designs like abstract art, cityscapes, inspirational sayings, and more!

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 $129.99, not including any additional add-ons. Snapfish always has deals going on, so check back regularly and you’re sure to find an awesome 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 personalise 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 scroll through all of your photos! 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.

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 mail, 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 using @snapfishus on Instagram or Facebook with photos or use the hashtag #snapfish. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTubeTwitter and Pinterest too!