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These days it seems a hard task to find anything new. Photography styles are beginning to blur into one, and whilst nothing beats a simple portrait, there’s definitely a demand for new and innovative canvases to grace our walls. The market is saturated with companies offering families, couples, friends and individuals the chance to be captured on canvas, and whilst there’s certainly a place for these in our homes, we at Techno Type like to offer our customers the option of creating a canvas altogether more unique.

In the previous post I touched upon the topic of personalisation, affording our customers the opportunity to alter their images in a variety of ways to suit their needs and taste. In a similar vein, we encourage customers to be as creative and innovative as they like, providing you with a range of options to make your canvas stand out from the crowd. Previously we have had a customer come to us with their child’s old artwork from many moons ago, looking a bit worse for wear but evidently still a treasured memory. We were able to take these images, scan them onto our system, restore them and then transform them into a sturdy canvas built to last a lifetime. In the same frame of mind, we often have customers come to us hoping to immortalise a sentimental image such as an ultrasound scan or the handprints of loved ones. If you want to be different, the trick is to think outside of the box. A family timeline, a world map pinpointing your favourite places travelled, an inspiring quote or song, an important and memorable date or just a simple collage of the things you love; you are literally being offered a blank canvas – pun intended – so make the most of it!

Unlike many customers who restrict their customers by forcing them to choose from a list of somewhat limiting options, we make every effort to encourage creativity and to accommodate your heart’s desires. So think big, go bold and rely on us to make you a canvas that’s more than just a picture.

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Since when did customer service become so faceless? In an age full of automated helplines and online FAQs, it often seems like the world has forgotten about the days of personal, comprehensive service. At Techno Type we don’t believe in letting computers do all of the work for us. To us, there’s nothing more important than ensuring our customers are happy, and without that personal interaction, how can anyone expect to receive the best end product?

At The Canvas Print Shop we provide our customers with the opportunity to sit with us and personally engage in the editing process. Once your photo has been received by us, we invite you to personalise your product in variety of ways. Customers can choose from a range of sizes, varying from the dainty and understated 6x6inch frame to the grandiose 72x38inch frame for those hoping to make a bit more of a statement! Not only are you able to specify the product’s size and dimensions, but you are also afforded the option of having your photo edited by us to enhance the colour, remove unwanted marks or to crop a particular subject. Further to this, we also offer our customers the opportunity to choose their option of side border colour/style. For no extra charge, customers can pick from any colour of their liking or select the ‘gallery wrap’ style, which mirrors the picture around the edges, granting the image a 3-D appearance.

Whilst many companies who offer canvas printing services limit their customisable options, we believe it’s only fair to provide our customers with this much more extensive service, particularly given that your canvas is likely to be hanging on your wall for years to come. Your photo is personal to you, so why should the service you receive be any different? Take my advice: ditch the faceless corporations and take your business to a company that cares. Nothing beats the personal touch.

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It’s no secret that canvases are one of the latest trends, and with their ever-growing popularity comes an ever-growing market. So with a broad range of businesses now offering this service, including big name brands, why choose a small family business based in the rural heart of Cheshire? One word: quality.

Over the next few months we will be writing a series of posts that will take an in depth look at our canvas making process, showcasing why our canvases are something to be proud of. In this post I’m taking a look at materials, as whilst canvas may be considered rustic, the last thing you want are bumps, nicks and uneven threads turning what should be a thing of beauty upon your wall into a regretful purchase.

At The Canvas Print Shop we will not compromise on the quality of the material we use. We print onto canvas material that’s not only crisp white in colour but very tightly woven, ensuring a smooth finish so that your photos remain picture perfect. And what would a canvas be without it’s frame? We mount our canvases onto 38mm pine wooden frames that enable your photos to be showcased in their best light, securing a long life span for your canvas and providing you with years of enjoyment - potentially even a lifetime!

All too often canvases are produced by companies who know little about the delicate nature of printing and the difference quality materials make. Such large scale businesses are frequently seen pedalling canvases at cut price rates – but be warned… These bargains come at a cost, a cost in that all important q-word: quality! So whilst it may seem tempting to grab that canvas at bargain basement prices, take a moment to consider what it is that you’re actually paying for. All in all the lesson is simple: be prepared to spend that little bit extra and reap the benefits!


horse 17 canvIts coming into The Christmas ‘Present Frenzy’ season , when all of us get stressed out about what to buy a loved one who has probably got everything anyway. I don’t know about you, but a really personal gift of a Photo on canvas is relatively inexpensive , but shows alot of thought and effort. It could be a canvas of a family picture for a grandparent, a cherished pet or boyfriend! or girlfriend for that matter. Or even a favourite holiday snap captured on canvas to remind you of that fantastic holiday. Here are some examples ‘hot’ off the press that we have done for some customers at The Canvas Print Shop