Prepare images for canvas prints

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Canvas prints are available in tons of sizes, either rolled or mounted on ready-to-hang frames. If you choose the mounted canvas, be aware that part of the image will "wrap" around the wooden frame, so keep an eye on your cropping margins so you don't lose heads, feet, etc., like this:

Specs and examples follow to make sure you get the best canvas prints possible, but if you have any doubts, just email us.

For mounted canvas, your photo is printed on a larger piece of canvas to allow it to cover the sides.

Example: If you're using Bay Photo as your print lab, you'll want to allow for an extra 2.125" on each side of your photo. So an 8x10 wrapped canvas would actually print the image 12.25" by 14.25", and the outer 2.125" of each side will be wrapped around the frame and not visible in the front.

Bay Photo offers wrapped-canvas prints in traditional and stretched-frame formats. If you choose the traditional format, you'll need to allot an extra 2.125" for each side. For the stretched-frame format, you'll need an extra 1.375" for each side instead.

The sample image below was 2:3 to begin with, and the crop lines you see take it to 11.5:13.5. The blue section represents the section that wraps around the frame, so the remaining part of the image will be shown on the front of the canvas and will measure 8x10 inches. If you're using Bay Photo, the same concept applies, but you'll want to account for an extra 2.125" border on all sides.

Tip: Scroll to the bottom of this page to see a chart detailing our different print lab canvases.

The wrapping area will take up less of the image at larger canvas sizes. Here's a 16x24 mounted-canvas preview. The crop lines show 18.75x26.75, then the blue border accounts for the 1.375" needed to wrap each side. More image is left showing on the front compared with the 8x10 because 1.375" is a smaller percentage of 24" than it is of 10".

Canvas Size
Bay Photo (Stretched)
Bay Photo (Traditional)
WHCC
Loxley Colour
Actual Print Size (includes wrapped area)
5x7
   
9x11
 
5x30
   
9x34
 
6x6
   
10x10
 
8x8
   
12x12
10.7x10.7
8x10
10.75x12.75
12.25x14.25
12x14
10.7x12.7
8x12
10.75x14.75
12.25x16.25
 
10.7x14.7
8x16
     
10.7x18.7
8x20
     
10.7x22.7
9x12
     
11.7x14.7
10x10
12.75x12.75
14.25x14.25
14x14
12.7x12.7
10x15
12.75x17.75
14.25x19.25
 
12.7x17.7
10x16
     
12.7x18.7
10x20
   
14x24
12.7x22.7
10x30
   
14x34
12.7x32.7
11x14
13.75x16.75
15.25x18.25
 
13.7x16.7
11x16
     
13.7x18.7
11x28
     
13.7x30.7
12x12
14.75x14.75
16.25x16.25
16x16
14.7x14.7
12x18
14.75x20.75
16.25x22.25
16x22
14.7x20.7
12x20
     
14.7x22.7
12x24
     
14.7x26.7
12x30
     
14.7x32.7
12x36
     
14.7x38.7
14x14
   
18x18
 
14x22
     
16.7x24.7
14x30
   
18x34
 
16x16
   
20x20
18.7x18.7
16x20
18.75x22.75
20.25x24.25
20x24
18.7x22.7
16x24
18.75x26.75
20.25x28.25
20x28
18.7x26.7
16x30
   
20x34
 
20x20
22.75x22.75
24.25x24.25
24x24
22.7x22.7
20x24
   
24x28
22.7x26.7
20x30
22.75x32.75
24.25x34.25
24x34
22.7x32.7
20x40
   
24x44
 
24x24
26.75x26.75
28.25x28.25
28x28
26.7x26.7
24x30
   
28x34
26.7x32.7
24x36
26.75x38.75
28.25x40.25
28x40
26.7x38.7
30x30
   
34x34
32.7x32.7
36x36
38.75x38.75
40.25x40.25
40x40
 
40x40
   
44x44
 
40x60
   
44x64
 

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