The Best Photos for Canvas Printing

gallery-wrapped photos on canvas


When shopping around for quality, photo framing services in South Florida, you will discover various mounting and framing options to complement your home or office decor. Our professional framers at Rosenbaum Framing discuss options for printing photos on stretched canvas.

What Is Stretched Canvas?

If you’re new to the world of framing, you may not have heard of stretched canvas. It’s a process that involves stretching a canvas around a framework made of wooden “stretcher bars.” A pneumatic stapler is then used to staple the canvas to the back of the bars if the stretched canvas will not be framed or to their sides if it will. For large canvas prints, cross bars are also added to keep the stretched canvas from bowing. Stretcher bars of varying thicknesses can be used to create different effects. For example, a thicker stretcher bar can be used to create a gallery wrap, where the image continues around the edges of the wooden framework and the resulting stretched canvas is hung directly on the wall without the addition of an outer frame. Stretched canvases can also be framed inside traditional or “floater” frames (in which the stretched canvas appears to be suspended within an outer frame.)


Now that you know your framing options for canvas prints, here are some tips for the best types of photos to print on canvas. They should be high-resolution digital photos such as wedding photos, baby pictures, or family portraits taken by a professional photographer; travel or other photos taken with a good quality camera; or even photos taken with your smartphone. When using photos from your phone, however, be sure to use the original image, not a version that was sized down for Facebook or Instagram, and especially not a screenshot, as a lower-resolution image will get pixelated once it is sized up for printing. The images should not have important details near their edges as these details may get lost once the canvas print gets wrapped around the stretcher bars, especially if the stretched canvas will be framed.


What types of photos make good candidates for printing on canvas?

Family Photos

Whether they are professional family portraits or family photos of special gatherings or memories, stretched canvas prints are a great way to display photos of family members around your home.

Wedding Photos

Wedding photos are perfect candidates for canvas prints as well. Whether you choose a vivid color or black-and-white wedding photo, it helps your new home feel more like, well, home!

Baby Photos

Baby photos are excellent candidates for canvas printing. A stretched canvas photo of your newborn baby helps create a special atmosphere within your home. Whether you have a professional photo taken of your baby, or a high-quality snapshot of a special moment, bring your digital photos to our team to receive the best canvas printing and stretching service in town.

Photos From Your Phone

Stretched canvas prints are also a great way to get your photos off your phone and onto a real wall versus your social media “wall.”

Whether you’re looking to have family photos converted into canvas prints or you need other mounting or framing ideas for your photos, our custom framers in Boca Raton are here to help! If you’d like to learn more about canvas stretching or our other services, contact one of the professional framers on our team at 561-994-4422 today!

Stacey Moss

Author: Stacey Moss

Stacey Moss is a trained artist who has been custom framing for more than 27 years. She excels at finding the perfect moulding to complement whatever is being framed, and she treats every piece she frames as though it were a priceless piece of fine art. If it's valuable to our client, it's valuable to her.