What is the resolution for Canvas Printing?

Canvas printing is when an image is enlarged and stretched across a canvas. This is great if you have a photo of you with your family that you want to enlarge on your living room wall, or perhaps, a gorgeous piece of art that you want to put in your hallway for your guests to see when they enter. Whatever the reason may be, canvas printing is a great way to make your favourite photos be seen in your house. However, the resolution is a key thing to consider when looking at canvas printing.


Choosing the Correct Resolution as a Photographer

The larger you want your image to be, the larger the canvas will be. When you opt for a larger image, this can negatively impact the prints as the pixels from the photo have to be enlarged significantly to fit the new canvas size. For this reason, it is important to know the limits of canvas printing to get the best resolution for your image on your desired canvas. 


If you have a photo that you want to put on a canvas, you want to try and make sure that it is at least 13.2 megapixels. You can check this by looking at your camera lens specification or by checking the digital file. This is important as the more megapixels your photo has, the less pixelated it will become when enlarged. A minimum of 13.2 megapixels for your image will enable you to enlarge your photo to the most popular sizes whilst maintaining high quality. However, if you are looking to have a smaller canvas, then this is not necessary. Instead, it will be better to have a photo with fewer megapixels to maintain a good resolution on a smaller canvas. Obviously, this can be quite a confusing concept to grasp for the majority of people. So if you do have any questions about camera resolution, please speak to a professional from the coloursonic team.


Choosing the Correct Resolution as a Digital Designer

If you are familiar with dpi and using photoshop or Illustrator then please see our file saving which can be emailed directly to you.


Selecting Your Canvas

Now you have your photo, it is time to decide what canvas you would like to go for. To find out what canvas size you will need, you need to look at the dimensions of the photo you have chosen. It is important to keep the same aspect ratio when enlarging your image. For example, if you have an image 320 x 320, to keep the same aspect ratio, you would want to enlarge it to 640 x 640 or 960 x 960. If not, the image may become distorted and not look as beautiful as it once did!


Luckily, custom canvas prints enable you to turn your favourite photos into phenomenal canvas wall art in many ways. If you want to add a personal touch and add more than one photo to your canvas, then you can! You can add multiple smaller images to a photo collage for your personalised canvas print whilst maintaining a good resolution.


Images can also be edited to be black and white or to have filters on them to stand out or blend in with the interior of your home. If you have any questions about canvas printing and want to know how to maintain a good resolution, make sure to speak to a member of the team at Coloursonic. We take pride in offering high-quality customer service and trying to find the best solution to any problem. To enquire further about the printing available from Coloursonic, contact the team today!