How it Works
Choose a photo
Large photographs with plenty of pixels which are sharp and clear work best. If you want to know if a photo will work upload the photo to us and ask our advice.
Pick a Style
Canvas or Paper
Canvas stretchers come in two depths. Choose shallow if you want to frame your print and deeper if you want to hang it straight on the wall.
We normally use lightly textured watercolour paper for most styles. Black and white or sepia sometimes look better on satin or gloss
Usually, photographs are square oblong / portrait or panorama shaped. If you want use only part of the picture you can crop it before you send it or we can do it for you
As a rough guide for every 10 inches or 25 cms you need 1000 pixels. If you need to find out how big your picture will print then upload it to us before you place an order and we will get back to you.
For stretched canvas prints you can wrap the picture around the sides or have a black white or coloured edge. For paper prints if you want to mount and frame them have a white border added
If you have specific instructions for us about format, size, colours, or removing backgrounds e.t.c. enter these in the box provided. If you forgot anything important you can always email us at email@example.com ( please include your order number)
Place an Order
Once you have decided what you want you can click on the order now tab and pay for your print.
If you have already sent us your picture for advice then we can send you a request for payment via Pay Pal if you prefer
You can send us the picture you want us to use as part of your order or after you have placed an order by email.
If we already have the pictures no need to resend
Compose and check
At this stage we will also check we know exactly what you want to see in your picture. If we need too we will create a composition so you see how the elements of your picture will appear on the print.
Our artist starts work
We start work transforming your photo in the style you have chosen using digital brushes and graphics tools
Proofs are sent
In a day or two we send you a proof to approve. You can ask for any changes at this stage. You can have as many proofs as you like we only print when you are happy with what you see.
We print your picture on 350 gm canvas or the paper you have chosen
Your canvas print will be varnished and stretched over the canvas stretchers. Paper prints will be cut to size and protected with a clear lacquer finish
Packing and dispatch
Canvas prints are triple wrapped to protect them in transit. Paper prints are put into large sealed canvas tubes
Prints are usually sent via Parcelforce and will arrive one or two working days after being sent at the latest.
Previews and Proofs
What you see
Many of our styles take time to create so we cannot show you in advance what it will look like. As soon as we can we will send you a proof. You can have as many proofs as you want we only print when you are happy with what you see
Style fees and prices
Fees and Prices
We charge a set fee for applying a style to your photograph regardless of the size it will be printed. Some styles are free others take much more work so we charge a little more. For more complex styles their is a small supplement for portraits that involve more than one person (£10.00 per head). Other than that all you have to pay is for the size of the print you want. Paper prints are usually cheaper and all delivery on mainland UK is free
Canvas wrap options
With a stretched canvas there are different ways to treat the edge of the stretched canvas
- Wrap the image around the sides
- Have a plain white or black edge
- Choose a colour from the picture
When ordering a canvas print you will need to choose one of these. You can always change this later if needed
Our canvas prints are triple wrapped for added protection and are fully trackable
Paper print are wrapped in cellophane and placed in large cardboard tubes to pretect them in transit.
Delivery is free for mainland UK . Charges do apply for delivery in the EU and beyond
Standard and custom sizes
We can produce prints on canvas or on three fine art papers, in square portrait or panorama formats.
These come in a range of standard sizes designed to work with common photographic formats. See our standard sizes for more details
If you cannot find the size or format you need please contact us. A wide range of other sizes are possible
Normally once we have your order we can create a design and have it ready to to go within a week. You will then recieve your print early in the following week. If you need it faster than that then please let us know we will always seek to meet your timeframes if we can.
Check out your photo
If you need some help with
- which styles work with this photo
- what print sizes are possible
- whether to use canvas or paper
please upload it to us and we will get back to you
Have a Question..... Need More Info?
Happy to Help......Please contact us
Scarlet-Ibis Art Telephone: 01525 306113 Email: Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00
ADDRESS: 10 Albany Road, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 1NS