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  • Gartt 8 Jun 2010 14:45:32 1,735 posts
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    Has anyone here ever had their photos printed on canvas. Theres a few of my own Im thinking of putting on canvas but I was wondering if it was worth it or even if theyre any good.
  • kalel 8 Jun 2010 14:48:09 86,329 posts
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    They're not to my personal taste. Why put a photo on a canvas? Why make it look like a painting?

    Fair do's if you like the affect, but I just don't get it.
  • Tomo 8 Jun 2010 14:51:22 13,879 posts
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    I think it's a good idea if the picture's right. You're not going to do it with a photo of a car or something, but a flower/sunset etc might look pretty good.

    I remember tt linking to some merchant on eBay that did huge canvas prints pretty reasonably, but I can't remember the name of it :/
  • mrpon 8 Jun 2010 14:54:29 28,431 posts
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    A colour photo I took in San Francisco on an old APS camera in widescreen mode was given to a print2canvas company. I asked for it to be converted to B&W and printed on a 6ft x 2ft canvas.

    Crap photo, but was pretty chuffed with the results. I personally like unique things, as opposed to just buying any old print from Ikea/Habitat etc..

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • terminalterror 8 Jun 2010 14:55:03 18,937 posts
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    I think canvas prints look great, but are at their best when big. I've got two of my photos printed on canvas at 30" by 20" (for all of 24 each! from The Time Man on ebay) and they look great.

    Obviously up close they won't look as good as printing out as a poster or something, but when hung on a wall and looked at from over 1m away they look fantastic. I'm also a big fan of the way they slightly jut out from the wall, whilst also being flush with it.

    They don't look at all like paintings.
  • Tomo 8 Jun 2010 14:56:27 13,879 posts
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    There we go :p
  • terminalterror 8 Jun 2010 14:57:27 18,937 posts
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    I have this and this on canvas, and they are definitely some of the best awesomeness/cost items I've ever bought.
  • DaM 8 Jun 2010 15:15:34 12,897 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    Crap photo, but was pretty chuffed with the results. I personally like unique things, as opposed to just buying any old print from Ikea/Habitat etc..

    I couldn't figure out why you had a photo of your dining room stuck on canvas .... :)
  • kalel 8 Jun 2010 15:17:54 86,329 posts
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    I still think they look a bit naff and tacky myself, but like I say, it's a taste thing.
  • mrpon 8 Jun 2010 15:17:56 28,431 posts
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    :D sorry that wasn't very clear was it! @dam

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Dirtbox 20 Aug 2011 06:26:35 77,467 posts
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    Bumpus.

    I've just thought of pretty much the only thing I'd put on my wall that was printed on canvas.

    The Time Bandits map. I'm hunting for a high res image but can't find anything anywhere near print quality. If anyone can find anything, I'll be amazingly grateful.

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  • Load_2.0 20 Aug 2011 09:07:25 18,880 posts
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    I don't think there is a high enough res version via google, but the guys at RPF do a few maps including the one your after. http://www.therpf.com/

    If you are inclined to join they are friendly bunch and there are a number of threads specifically for the time bandits maps so there may be a high quality image on someones drive, if you befriend the right person.
  • localnotail 20 Aug 2011 16:28:15 23,093 posts
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    You can buy a near perfect one from here if you have a spare 62 + shipping.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dirtbox 22 Aug 2011 00:28:09 77,467 posts
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    That's awesome, but really pricey.

    If I could get the image I could have a whole run of them printed for that much.

    I got a screenshot

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  • localnotail 22 Aug 2011 00:43:22 23,093 posts
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    It's a fair bit to spring for but from what I read, he's put a load of work into it. I guess the devil is in the detail, he said the finished image was almost 2Gb! More info. Will a screenshot be high enough res? Good luck with it, anyway.

    I've always wanted one myself, since I first saw the film as a kid. Maybe I'll start saving 2 coins for one.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • HoriZon 22 Aug 2011 00:50:54 13,496 posts
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    For a massive print you need much more than that.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • HoriZon 22 Aug 2011 00:54:25 13,496 posts
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    Thats about 2mp you need a hell of a lot more than that.

    At least 10,000xwhatever for the detail on it.

    I used to be a gamer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • localnotail 22 Aug 2011 00:56:25 23,093 posts
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    Thanks though Billy, I have new wallpaper now :)

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Dirtbox 22 Aug 2011 00:57:27 77,467 posts
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    It needs to be at least 250dpi and a meter across for print.

    So no. Not even nearly.

    Valiant attempt though.

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  • smoothpete 22 Aug 2011 07:21:05 31,332 posts
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    I can't help you with the actual image, but in terms of what to print it on - Have you looked into printing onto foamex? It's compressed pvc or something, there's a company in maidenhead who did this for my bathroom. I can't tell you the res but that's 2 metres by 1 metre, cost me 90 ish and another 30 to have it delivered. It's 5mm thick, light as a feather, and very durable.

    It was Evans Graphics who did mine, but no doubt there will be someone more local to you
  • PhoenixFlames 12 Nov 2011 07:15:58 8,899 posts
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    So close. You almost had me. Not!

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • jablonski 14 Nov 2011 17:51:37 3,132 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    It needs to be at least 250dpi and a meter across for print.

    Not true.
  • nickthegun 14 Nov 2011 18:12:32 58,782 posts
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