Stephen Joseph Photographic Gallery

Ordering Prints


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Prints come in different sizes as well as different ratios, that is height to width. The size can be changed while the ratio cannot

be changed. When ordering a print the first step is to measure the wall that the artwork will hang on. Then decide on the width

of the print that will fit in the space. I make three types of prints; canvas, paper and metal. Canvas is the most popular right

now for the larger sizes. Canvas needs to be stretched over stretcher bars just like a painting. The cost of stretching is much

less then the cost of framing in the larger sizes. The nice thing about hanging a stretched canvas print is the lack of reflections. There is no glass used so you are looking directly at the surface of the print. This is one reason the canvas prints are often very intense in color and resolution. The larger ones have a picture window quality and fit nicely into most decors from homes to offices. On the info page for each print, there are several popular sizes listed with costs for unstretched canvas and paper prints. My framer does a great job stretching canvas prints and is very well priced because of the volume. I pass this savings along to my clients. Custom sizes can be ordered for any print. Email me at,  the size you are interested in and I will email you an estimate. Prints can be made to any size up to the maximum size for that image. The maximum size is determined  by the resolution, which is different for all images. There is really no difference between canvas and paper prints as far as color saturation and resolution. The big difference is in no reflections and less costs in framing for the canvas prints and they do fit in with practically any environment. The canvas is wrapped around the stretcher bars with the image continuing onto the sides of the bars called a Gallery Wrap.  The stretcher bars are 1.5 inches deep so the image, when wrapped around the sides,  looks good when viewed from any angle. Framed prints also look great but most people choose to frame smaller images and not the larger ones. I also offer images printed directly onto metal. These metal prints are quit luminous. For more details about the prints check out the links below.