Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day!






For those of you who have ordered something from us for today, thank you letting us help make Dad's Day so special. Happy Father's Day from all of us here at CanadaOnCanvas!



Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!

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Monday, June 4, 2018

[Help!] My Photo is too Low-Res!


Compression Artifacts
Image by Matt Laur, sourced from photo.net

How to get a larger file version?

Upon discovering that you need a larger file, here are some ways to track a better one down:

1) Was it sent via Instagram/Facebook/Messenger etc? 

Any file sent through (or taken from) social media platforms will already be compressed, and therefore too small to print. In this scenario, we recommend contacting the person who posted the photo to send you the file through email.
An image we uploaded to FB at full resolution (2.2MB, could be printed at 72x64 inches)became compressed to only 63KB. After being downloaded from FB, it could only be printed at 13x7 inches max!

2) When sending photos over email, make sure your sender is selecting "largest file size possible". Most email providers on mobile phones will list several options, and you are looking for either large size, or actual size. This should get you the original file with as much resolution information as possible.

3) Was your image found on Google? Try dragging the low-res image back into Google Reverse Image search. The engine should find all similar photographs, and list their sizes. Sometimes you may be able to find a larger version hosted from a different website. 



4) If your reverse-image search turns up nothing, and you are willing to find an image that is similar but not the same, we recommend hitting up some free stock photography websites. Stock photography websites will host beautiful photos with massive file sizes, perfect for printing large-format. All they request in return for your use is credit where you can (we can add it onto your photo before we print if requested).


And there are our go-to's when it comes to low-res images. If there are any methods we've missed, or haven't tried, please let us know in the comments below!


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KeenArt Media is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We are proud to serve and support artists from all over Canada. 

KeenART Media Ltd. www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Monday, May 28, 2018

Metal Canvas Floater Frame Instructions

Ever since we've gotten our new metal canvas floater frames in, we've had some questions regarding how they're put together. No worries! Here is an instructional step-by-step to helping you put your metal canvas floater frame together.





When you receive your package, it will include the metal frame in several parts: the four strips of metal moulding, 1-2 sets of corner brackets for each corner, screws for each corner bracket, and some hanging hardware. The only thing you will need is a nail and a screwdriver.


1. Pair your corner brackets by laying the ones with the holes on top of the ones without holes. 


2. Line up your pieces.


3. Flip your mouldings over, as the brackets go into the slots found in the back.


4. Slide your corner brackets into the top and bottom slots (middle slot is optional).


***NOTE*** Make sure that both brackets rest in the slot.
 


5. Once the corner brackets are in on one side, slide the neighbouring moulding into the other side of the corner brackets. Be careful, the edges can be sharp.


6. Once the corners are lined up, GENTLY turn the screws into the holds. The more you turn, the tighter the fit will be. DO NOT screw too tightly at this stage, or else the other sides may not fit properly. 

7. Repeat steps 4-6 on every corner.


***TIP - For the last moulding, try installing it with the corner brackets on either side. This will allow you to slide the final moulding into place more easily. 


9. Tighten, loosen, and adjust screws and moulding as needed. 


10. Sometimes you will have to loosen the screws to hold the pieces together for a tighter fit.


Or get creative in other ways to bridge the gaps.



Once you are done, this is what the final product should look like. Ta-dah! You are now ready to install your canvas into the frame itself.
 


*** Final Tip: For smoother edges, take a regular nail file and gently buff the corners down.


And there you have it, a fully functional, lightweight, modern canvas floater frame! If ever you need to move, it is easy to disassemble and put away.

Looking for further styles? Check out our metal floater frame section here.

This metal canvas floater picture frame has a smooth silver finish and flat, narrow (.25 ") face. 

Ideal for medium to large size artwork on thin (.75 " deep) stretcher bars.  Border gallery wrapped Giclée canvas prints or paintings with this simple, modern frame for an authentic, fine art display.

*Note: These sturdy metal, custom canvas floaters are for stretched canvas prints and paintings, and raised wood panels.
1 " deep Silver Metal Floater
Face width: 1/4"
Height: 1-1/4"
Rabbet: 1"
Frame code: MD372
This metal canvas floater picture frame has a smooth, matte black finish and flat, narrow (.25 ") face. 

Ideal for medium to large size artwork on thin (.75 " deep) stretcher bars.  Border gallery wrapped Giclée canvas prints or paintings with this simple, modern frame for an authentic, fine art display.

*Note: These sturdy metal, custom canvas floaters are for stretched canvas prints and paintings, and raised wood panels.
1 " deep Matte Black Metal Floater
Face width: 1/4"
Height: 1-1/4"
Rabbet: 1"
Frame code: MD370
This metal canvas floater picture frame has a smooth, matte silver finish and flat, narrow (.25 ") face. 

Ideal for medium to large size artwork on thick (1.5 " deep) stretcher bars.  Border gallery wrapped Giclée canvas prints or paintings with this simple, modern frame for an authentic, fine art display.

*Note: These sturdy metal, custom canvas floaters are for stretched canvas prints and paintings, and raised wood panels.
1-1/2 " deep Silver Metal Floater
Face width: 1/4"
Height: 1-7/8"
Rabbet: 1-5/8"
Frame code: MD371

This metal canvas floater picture frame has a smooth, matte black finish and flat, narrow (.25 ") face. 

Ideal for medium to large size artwork on thick (1.5 " deep) stretcher bars.  Border gallery wrapped Giclée canvas prints or paintings with this simple, modern frame for an authentic, fine art display.

*Note: These sturdy metal, custom canvas floaters are for stretched canvas prints and paintings, and raised wood panels.
1-1/2 " deep Matte Black Metal Floater
Face width: 1/4"
Height: 1-7/8"
Rabbet: 1-5/8"
Frame code: MD528

To order, head click on any of the frame codes, and type in the size you need!

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KeenArt Media is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We are proud to serve and support artists from all over Canada. 

KeenART Media Ltd. www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Monday, May 21, 2018

#Mermay Ocean Stock Photography Feature

It's been a while since we've featured some spectacular photography. In the spirit of #Mermay, we've posted our favorite images, sourced from Unsplash.com, for some seashore and mermaid vibe!

Photo by Jordan McQueen on Unsplash
Nothing says summer magic than seeing the waves crash against the shore like in this energetic shot by Jordon McQueen.
Apart from scuba-diving or being a real-life mermaid, this is probably as close to underwater skimming as you can get. I could look at this photo by Erika Fletcher all day, mesmerized and imagining myself actually immersed and completely surrounded by water. Print this at a massive 30x40 canvas with resin or on metal or plexiglass, and it would surely enhance the experience all the more.

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Sweep away in limbo with this gorgeous shot by Jeremy Bishop.

Photo by Oliver Sjöström on Unsplash

The further out you go, the deeper the blues get. Get lost in the mystery of Oliver Sjostrom's photo above.


Photo by Talia Cohen on Unsplash

How better to feel like a mermaid than imagine yourself swimming among creatures of the sea? Talia Cohen captures this tranquility and life so well.

Like always, stock photo sites like UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, have images for you to download...for free! They're high enough quality to print and hang in your home or commercial space, on virtually any size you need.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

Not quite what you were looking for? Comment below and send us suggestions on what kinds of images you'd like us to find for our next Stock Photo Set!



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www.CanadaOnCanvas.com
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!




For those of you who have ordered something from us for today, thank you letting us help make your gift for Mom this year. Happy Mother's Day from all of us here at CanadaOnCanvas / KeenArt Media!



Check out our Ideas Gallery for that next big special day!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.CanadaOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Monday, May 7, 2018

[Artist Feature] Lindsay Rapp and #MerMay

It's been a while since we've featured some artists! Since May is underway, we figured this month's artist theme would be mermaids...why? #MerMay, that's why!

What is #mermay?

#MerMay is an artist drawing challenge created by animator Tom Bancroft. The goal is to post a new mermaid drawing every day in May. Similar to Inktober, the idea practice your art skill by sticking to the theme daily, and exercising your creativity with the same theme over and over again. Many artists have embraced the challenge, and you can find the hashtag trending hard on Instagram every May.

One of Tom Bancroft's infamous mermaid illustrations under #MerMay
To get in the spirit of #MerMay, we wanted to feature one of our favourite artists who specializes in sealife, women and mermaids - Lindsay Rapp!

Lindsay Rapp

Artist Lindsay Rapp. Image sourced from JustLuxe.
 Lindsay Rapp was born and raised in Florida, and has been an artist since the tender age of 4. Although her studio is now in Philadelphia, her connection with the sea is never too far, manifesting in stunning works full of spirit, rawness and femininity.

MerMind by Lindsay Rapp
 "For some of us, the ocean lives within. I dream and paint with nostalgia of the ocean. I love the water so much. Despite rarely seeing it in  person anymore, I feel that my access to the water is intrinsic to me. No matter where I go, the ocean is part of my soul."


Sea Queen by Lindsay Rapp
 Her pieces are mixed-media, and she frequently utilizes semi-precious materials like mother of pearl and gold foil to capture the allure of the mythology and preciousness of the sea's essence. A percentage of her sales is dedicated towards ocean conservation charities.

Tofino, by Lindsay Rapp

A true mermaid in soul! To purchase Lindsay Rapp's prints or originals, visit her shop at lindsayrappgallery.com.

Joining #MerMay?

Participating in #MerMay this year? Let us know and share your picture with us on our Facebook page!

We also offer canvases and wood panels for painting, as well as fine-art reproductions and life-like canvas prints of your scans, photographs or artworks. Celebrate your best #MerMay by having it printed on deluxe archival fine art paper or canvas. Or capture your sea-essence with a cerulean underwater metal print.

Ready to go? Upload your picture here!

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8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday
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Monday, April 23, 2018

[PROMO CODE] Mom's Day 2018!

Mom's Day is drawing close! Here's our newest promo code to help you save 30% off canvas and fine art prints!





 Not sure what to get her? Take a look on our ideas page here!

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday
info@keenartmedia.com