It’s not just about snapping a picture, a few clicks here and there on photoshop, pressing a button to print and voila! If only it was that easy.
That’s when we come in with our expertise, our knowledge and years of dedicated experience. That’s the true value of paying for service and quality.
To quote Mr. Nick Carver’s words from 8:24 onwards: “Now i mean it when i say it, that this is what photography is really about. It’s about getting prints made, getting them framed, hanging them on a wall; that’s where you’re gonna get your real satisfaction of photography. Taking a picture and then just uploading the file in Instagram, hoping people are gonna like it, before they flip on to the next picture in under half a second? That kind of satisfaction? That’s nothing compared to the satisfaction you get from having a print made and hanging on the wall. So get out there, get some high quality prints made, frame them up, and feel good about it because this is what photography is all about: Getting the print hanging on the wall.”
P.S. C-type is not superior to Inkjet printing (what we offer). C-type is a form of wet printing or “traditional dark-room” print. Each has their own merits.
How do we know what’s right or wrong when it comes to the law of picture taking in Singapore (and everywhere else in general)? Since we are living in a digital age, it is necessary to be cautious about when and what we are snapping and uploading online.
Every printing house is different! It’s not good enough to just go around comparing prices.
Every material chosen, inks used, software, skill in colour matching will be different, thus a different result achieved. It all comes down to experience to know what really works and what doesn’t.
Many printers insist on using only files that at at least 2MB big or 300dpi (resolution) and above. Honestly, who goes around with a professional DSLR daily to capture candid moments? We can print a decent picture taken using a good handphone even at just 72dpi.
(Handphone picture at 72 DPI, printed onto 11×14″ canvas)
Why are we able to do it, and confidently at that? This is because our inkjet machines are able to spray ink at a higher density and resolution/finer ink, and able to cover much smaller spaces of dots per inch. Most standard printing shops will not carry such machines as it is very expensive and more costly to operate. Therefore, we have a much higher chance of printing a decent quality handphone picture.
There are many things that affect output quality:
1. the conversion process
2. the printing software quality
3. physical attributes of the printer (printing heads, ink quality etc…)
4. quality of paper
This is really an instance whereby CHEAP ≠ A GOOD DEAL
How are we able to keep prices so low? We do not have a retail shop space (there is no need for that), keeping overhead costs low. We also do not offer free edit and colour corrections to pictures any further as well. We just print whatever you send us so please make sure it is your confirmed design. From time-to-time, we may encounter an image that will turn up too orange or dark once printed and we will still gladly correct it for you, solely at our own discretion.
A video showing how 10 different printing companies printing 10 differing quality prints.
“CANVAS PRINTS BUYING GUIDE – 10 FACTORS TO CONSIDER”
Interesting read: The Canvas Works
“The bad ones – and there are many – will just go ahead and print your file and then blame you afterwards for supplying a poor quality print file.
I took the decision long ago that at The Canvas Works, we would not go down that road. It’s just lazy. We’d rather refund an order than print a poor quality image.”
Exactly what we do here at Studio Canvassa as well. We will never allow customers to receive horribly printed pictures. We understand not everyone has a DSLR or professional snapping pics for them. We will explicitly make clear on expectations & quality of prints before proceeding. After-all, your picture is a beautiful memory to be showcased. We don’t want you to be constantly reminded of our bad service as well.
This is why we have a high customer return rate. We offer very personalized service, superb quality, and honest opinions. We take pride in what we do. It’s not just trying to make a sale, we are all about building long-term relationships.
Don’t we all need a dose of motivation every once in awhile?
Get your inspirational quotes designed and printed onto canvas or laminate photo paper today! They make wonderful personalised gifts. We have a range of pre-designed quotes for sale as well.
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