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Whether it's a parent who owns everything they need or a partner with a particular taste, we all have that one person who seems impossible to buy for!

Personalised gifts are an excellent solution.

From a beautiful piece of photo art bringing a favourite family holiday back to life or a unique printed blanket to snuggle up with a never-forgotten pet, personal presents mean a great deal.

As a bonus, you don't need to let on that they only take a couple of minutes to design through the Personal Canvas Prints customisation tools!

Here we'll run through some gift suggestions for your recipients, who will be blown away by the thought and care that's gone into creating something designed truly just for them.

Custom Canvas Prints for Parents, Grandparents and In-Laws

Parents and grandparents can never have too many photos, and a bespoke artwork featuring their dearest family members is a fantastic present idea!

 If they have lots of fine art adorning their walls already, you can opt for a vast range of custom prints, each easy to design and offering the same quality and image sharpness you expect:

  • Bath towels and mats are great gifts for a parent who loves a long bubbly soak.
  • Coasters are ideal for hosts and families that love entertaining.
  • Printed blankets work equally well for children and adults.
  • Printed kitchen towels are perfect for keen chefs and bakers.

Remember that you don't need to take a new family photograph to make their day!

Some of our most memorable custom print projects include snaps of days gone by, weddings to remember, silly kids, and pets that have long passed over the rainbow bridge.

Personalised Presents for Colleagues and Co-workers

Another challenging present-buying task is when you need to purchase something meaningful for someone you don't know terribly well.

 That might be a secret Santa, a wedding present for a partner's family member, or a birthday gift for a new acquaintance that you'd like to appreciate your gift.

 Personalised canvas prints work amazingly well and capture a massive range of digital images and photos that will impress any lucky recipient!

 It's also an opportunity to think about the person's interests and hobbies, and perhaps choose a royalty-free image that you know will make them smile if you don't have a photo to hand that captures a great moment!

Here are some ideas to help inspire your design:

  • Initial letters are an easy solution, and you can find millions of royalty-free graphics in a massive range of designs, from classical to graffiti. A set of bespoke coasters with someone's initials is personal yet straightforward.
  • Landscapes of cherished places evoke happy memories and are great for celebratory gifts. Think about a custom towel with a person's hometown, best holiday destination, or dream place to live, and you're onto a winner!
  • Animals or characters are also easy to find, so if you have a colleague who is passionate about wild birds, as an example, you could design them a unique set of printed placemats that they'll want to use every day.

Thinking a little creatively opens up a world of possibilities without limits on the images or designs you can create.

Try out a few ideas through our user-friendly upload tool, and you can play around with layouts and colours to see what works best!

Designing Bespoke Sustainable Wall Art Gifts

Sustainability is a huge consideration when purchasing any consumer item.

 If you are looking for an authentically personal gift for an eco-conscious friend, it will mean a lot that you've thought about the items they'll want to display in their home.

 Custom art is a brilliant option, with natural materials and craftsmanship that mean you aren't buying generic mass-produced products that often end up contributing to landfill.

 Framed photos are an excellent choice, with our customised prints available in stunning resolutions in either 12 x 12-inch or 18 x 18-inch frames depending on whether you're aiming for striking yet subtle or a statement piece.

 Natural wood frames, built by hand by one of our professional team, are a sustainable bespoke gift choice, with every item printed and constructed right here in the UK.

Our framed photo prints are always crafted with high-impact resistant acrylic glass for a durable finish that will last for years to come.

Creating Funny Personalised Presents for Special Friends

Finally, let's talk about the impact of a present that makes you laugh until your cheeks ache - it's a brilliant feeling for everyone, and means you know you've found an excellent gift choice!

 Here at Personal Canvas Prints, we produce individual canvas prints and poster art ranging from classically elegant wedding photography to gloriously silly designs.

 If you're stuck purchasing a present for someone who makes you smile, and you wish to return the favour, there are countless ways to create something joyful.

 Let's run through some of the delightful custom projects we've worked on recently!

  • Silly coaster sets are great for workplaces. Each piece in the collection can feature a different colleague and make for a brilliant workday bingo game to lighten the mood.
  • Our cosy blankets are luxuriously soft and snuggly and an excellent way to keep your memories fresh if you don't get to see a parent or family member as often as you'd like! And, with a full size, crisp resolution print of yourself, they won't forget you in a hurry.
  • Printed posters are ideal for kids and teenagers and easy to roll up for storage or reposition if they're keen on a change of decor. Printing a goofy capture of their closest friends or first childhood play date is both fun and touching and will be sure to have pride of place.

So there you have it, a rundown of some of our popular gift suggestions, which we hope inspires you to design a special gift, even for the most challenging people to buy for!

For more ideas and to explore the huge range of customised canvas prints and home accessories we create, please visit the Personal Canvas Prints website and let's see what we can design together.

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Whether it's a parent who owns everything they need or a partner with a particular taste, we all have that one person who seems impossible to buy for!

Personalised gifts are an excellent solution.

From a beautiful piece of photo art bringing a favourite family holiday back to life or a unique printed blanket to snuggle up with a never-forgotten pet, personal presents mean a great deal.

As a bonus, you don't need to let on that they only take a couple of minutes to design through the Personal Canvas Prints customisation tools!

Here we'll run through some gift suggestions for your recipients, who will be blown away by the thought and care that's gone into creating something designed truly just for them.

Custom Canvas Prints for Parents, Grandparents and In-Laws

Parents and grandparents can never have too many photos, and a bespoke artwork featuring their dearest family members is a fantastic present idea!

 If they have lots of fine art adorning their walls already, you can opt for a vast range of custom prints, each easy to design and offering the same quality and image sharpness you expect:

  • Bath towels and mats are great gifts for a parent who loves a long bubbly soak.
  • Coasters are ideal for hosts and families that love entertaining.
  • Printed blankets work equally well for children and adults.
  • Printed kitchen towels are perfect for keen chefs and bakers.

Remember that you don't need to take a new family photograph to make their day!

Some of our most memorable custom print projects include snaps of days gone by, weddings to remember, silly kids, and pets that have long passed over the rainbow bridge.

Personalised Presents for Colleagues and Co-workers

Another challenging present-buying task is when you need to purchase something meaningful for someone you don't know terribly well.

 That might be a secret Santa, a wedding present for a partner's family member, or a birthday gift for a new acquaintance that you'd like to appreciate your gift.

 Personalised canvas prints work amazingly well and capture a massive range of digital images and photos that will impress any lucky recipient!

 It's also an opportunity to think about the person's interests and hobbies, and perhaps choose a royalty-free image that you know will make them smile if you don't have a photo to hand that captures a great moment!

Here are some ideas to help inspire your design:

  • Initial letters are an easy solution, and you can find millions of royalty-free graphics in a massive range of designs, from classical to graffiti. A set of bespoke coasters with someone's initials is personal yet straightforward.
  • Landscapes of cherished places evoke happy memories and are great for celebratory gifts. Think about a custom towel with a person's hometown, best holiday destination, or dream place to live, and you're onto a winner!
  • Animals or characters are also easy to find, so if you have a colleague who is passionate about wild birds, as an example, you could design them a unique set of printed placemats that they'll want to use every day.

Thinking a little creatively opens up a world of possibilities without limits on the images or designs you can create.

Try out a few ideas through our user-friendly upload tool, and you can play around with layouts and colours to see what works best!

Designing Bespoke Sustainable Wall Art Gifts

Sustainability is a huge consideration when purchasing any consumer item.

 If you are looking for an authentically personal gift for an eco-conscious friend, it will mean a lot that you've thought about the items they'll want to display in their home.

 Custom art is a brilliant option, with natural materials and craftsmanship that mean you aren't buying generic mass-produced products that often end up contributing to landfill.

 Framed photos are an excellent choice, with our customised prints available in stunning resolutions in either 12 x 12-inch or 18 x 18-inch frames depending on whether you're aiming for striking yet subtle or a statement piece.

 Natural wood frames, built by hand by one of our professional team, are a sustainable bespoke gift choice, with every item printed and constructed right here in the UK.

Our framed photo prints are always crafted with high-impact resistant acrylic glass for a durable finish that will last for years to come.

Creating Funny Personalised Presents for Special Friends

Finally, let's talk about the impact of a present that makes you laugh until your cheeks ache - it's a brilliant feeling for everyone, and means you know you've found an excellent gift choice!

 Here at Personal Canvas Prints, we produce individual canvas prints and poster art ranging from classically elegant wedding photography to gloriously silly designs.

 If you're stuck purchasing a present for someone who makes you smile, and you wish to return the favour, there are countless ways to create something joyful.

 Let's run through some of the delightful custom projects we've worked on recently!

  • Silly coaster sets are great for workplaces. Each piece in the collection can feature a different colleague and make for a brilliant workday bingo game to lighten the mood.
  • Our cosy blankets are luxuriously soft and snuggly and an excellent way to keep your memories fresh if you don't get to see a parent or family member as often as you'd like! And, with a full size, crisp resolution print of yourself, they won't forget you in a hurry.
  • Printed posters are ideal for kids and teenagers and easy to roll up for storage or reposition if they're keen on a change of decor. Printing a goofy capture of their closest friends or first childhood play date is both fun and touching and will be sure to have pride of place.

So there you have it, a rundown of some of our popular gift suggestions, which we hope inspires you to design a special gift, even for the most challenging people to buy for!

For more ideas and to explore the huge range of customised canvas prints and home accessories we create, please visit the Personal Canvas Prints website and let's see what we can design together.

Read more

Easy Ways to Keep Your Canvas Prints Clean & Vibrant

Posted by Personal Canvas

So, you've picked your all-time favourite images, transformed them into professional canvas prints, and are proudly displaying them in your home.

How can you ensure your treasured memories stay bold and bright while keeping pesky dust in check?

The Personal Canvas Prints team has put together this simple guide to explain the best ways to clean your canvas prints and keep them in excellent condition.

How to Clean a Canvas Wall Print

Every Personal Canvas Prints artwork is lovingly crafted by hand, with an outstanding quality canvas that repels water for durability.

Most canvases won't attract anything but general household dust, so a dry cloth or duster is more than sufficient to banish the particles!

The easiest way to keep them clean if exposed to dirt is to use a soft, damp cloth and warm water.

Heavy solvents or chemicals can break down any fabric over time, so we'd advise steering clear of anything abrasive as it could dull the finish of your prints, or indeed the canvas itself.

There are also lots of ways to protect your canvas:

  • Avoid smoking close to your wall art - smoke can discolour walls and prints.
  • Hang your print outside of high traffic areas such as stairwells where a passer-by could knock it.
  • Opt for a wall outside of day-long sunshine if you're fortunate enough to have a south-facing room. That will help avoid fading due to regular natural exposure to UV light.

If you have a bespoke framed photo with our impact-resistant acrylic glass, we'd also recommend wearing gloves to avoid fingerprints!

Ensuring Your Canvas Prints Remain Glossy and Bright

Canvas is a superb material for modern home art, weighing substantially less than a heavy framed artwork that usually isn’t suitable for hanging on internal walls.

Our advanced printing technique means every colour is captured in its full glory, with an array of the deepest blacks and most vibrant reds.

Hanging your canvas print in the right place is a great way to preserve the integrity of those beautiful colours, so although canvas is water repellent and can be hung in bathrooms and kitchens, the shades will remain more brilliant in drier rooms.

Areas with poor circulation have lower air quality, so a tiny room with a lot of steam and temperature variations will gradually impact the quality of the ink - a living space, bedroom, or hallway are ideal!

Canvas is designed for flexible use, so you can even bring your prints outside to decorate an entertaining space.

However, it's best to keep them inside, particularly in the rain or hot days, to avoid weather-related damage.

Safely Storing a Canvas Print

If you're moving home, redecorating, or having a change around, you'll need to store your canvas somewhere away from the chaos!

 Your special memories need a little extra protection, so bubble wrap or acid-free paper are perfect ways to ensure your prints won't get damaged and will be safe from dust and particles.

 Acid turns canvas yellow and eventually can destroy canvas, so it's essential to use an acid-free wrap to avoid this problem.

Remember that while a canvas isn't made from brittle glass, it can become damaged, torn or dented from heavy impacts, so stacking it between other artwork or using a secure protective wrapping is the best way to prevent accidents.

Wrapping artwork is advisable for storage or moving, but any general-purpose bubble wrap and sticky tape will do the job well, so you don't need specialist materials!

Make sure the wrap is sealed tightly and with as few air bubbles as possible.

Air won't damage your canvas print, but the tighter the wrap, the less likely it is to slip and expose a corner of your artwork.

How to Repair a Damaged Canvas Photo Print

Tearing a canvas is upsetting, particularly when it's a bespoke print of something special!

Depending on how big the tear is, you might be able to repair it and avoid having to reprint your favourite images.

Professional artwork shops do offer repair services, but if you're going to try a DIY project, here are the best steps:

Source another piece of fabric, ideally a swatch of blank canvas. It needs to be around an inch larger on all sides than the tear, so it isn't too tight and pulls at the fibres around the damage.

  • You can make a patch from another fabric, but it won't be as strong or flexible, so a canvas is the best material to use.
  • Lay your canvas face down on a flat, dry, stable surface.
  • Use a regular white craft glue (making sure it's acid-free) or an acrylic primer as an alternative.
  • Glue a thin layer all over the patch, and lay it over the tear, ensuring the ends are aligned.
  • You'll need to press this down very gently and can use a spatula or piece of cardboard to avoid getting glue over your hands.
  • Flip your canvas back over, and put a book or other object underneath the patch, so it's resting at the same height as the frame while the glue sets.
  • If there are any loose threads, you can use a toothpick or tweezers to push them back into place - any that are too fiddly to reposition can be snipped off once the canvas is dry.

Ideally, you want to avoid getting any glue at all on the front of the canvas.

This type of glue usually sets with a shiny finish, which will look out of place on your matte canvas print.

Repairing a damaged canvas doesn't always mean it will look perfect, but it can preserve your memories and avoid further tearing that would be impossible to fix!

If you'd like any help or advice to keep your canvas print in excellent condition or deal with any unfortunate accidents, please give the Personal Canvas Prints team a call, and we'll be more than happy to share our advice!

Read more

So, you've picked your all-time favourite images, transformed them into professional canvas prints, and are proudly displaying them in your home.

How can you ensure your treasured memories stay bold and bright while keeping pesky dust in check?

The Personal Canvas Prints team has put together this simple guide to explain the best ways to clean your canvas prints and keep them in excellent condition.

How to Clean a Canvas Wall Print

Every Personal Canvas Prints artwork is lovingly crafted by hand, with an outstanding quality canvas that repels water for durability.

Most canvases won't attract anything but general household dust, so a dry cloth or duster is more than sufficient to banish the particles!

The easiest way to keep them clean if exposed to dirt is to use a soft, damp cloth and warm water.

Heavy solvents or chemicals can break down any fabric over time, so we'd advise steering clear of anything abrasive as it could dull the finish of your prints, or indeed the canvas itself.

There are also lots of ways to protect your canvas:

  • Avoid smoking close to your wall art - smoke can discolour walls and prints.
  • Hang your print outside of high traffic areas such as stairwells where a passer-by could knock it.
  • Opt for a wall outside of day-long sunshine if you're fortunate enough to have a south-facing room. That will help avoid fading due to regular natural exposure to UV light.

If you have a bespoke framed photo with our impact-resistant acrylic glass, we'd also recommend wearing gloves to avoid fingerprints!

Ensuring Your Canvas Prints Remain Glossy and Bright

Canvas is a superb material for modern home art, weighing substantially less than a heavy framed artwork that usually isn’t suitable for hanging on internal walls.

Our advanced printing technique means every colour is captured in its full glory, with an array of the deepest blacks and most vibrant reds.

Hanging your canvas print in the right place is a great way to preserve the integrity of those beautiful colours, so although canvas is water repellent and can be hung in bathrooms and kitchens, the shades will remain more brilliant in drier rooms.

Areas with poor circulation have lower air quality, so a tiny room with a lot of steam and temperature variations will gradually impact the quality of the ink - a living space, bedroom, or hallway are ideal!

Canvas is designed for flexible use, so you can even bring your prints outside to decorate an entertaining space.

However, it's best to keep them inside, particularly in the rain or hot days, to avoid weather-related damage.

Safely Storing a Canvas Print

If you're moving home, redecorating, or having a change around, you'll need to store your canvas somewhere away from the chaos!

 Your special memories need a little extra protection, so bubble wrap or acid-free paper are perfect ways to ensure your prints won't get damaged and will be safe from dust and particles.

 Acid turns canvas yellow and eventually can destroy canvas, so it's essential to use an acid-free wrap to avoid this problem.

Remember that while a canvas isn't made from brittle glass, it can become damaged, torn or dented from heavy impacts, so stacking it between other artwork or using a secure protective wrapping is the best way to prevent accidents.

Wrapping artwork is advisable for storage or moving, but any general-purpose bubble wrap and sticky tape will do the job well, so you don't need specialist materials!

Make sure the wrap is sealed tightly and with as few air bubbles as possible.

Air won't damage your canvas print, but the tighter the wrap, the less likely it is to slip and expose a corner of your artwork.

How to Repair a Damaged Canvas Photo Print

Tearing a canvas is upsetting, particularly when it's a bespoke print of something special!

Depending on how big the tear is, you might be able to repair it and avoid having to reprint your favourite images.

Professional artwork shops do offer repair services, but if you're going to try a DIY project, here are the best steps:

Source another piece of fabric, ideally a swatch of blank canvas. It needs to be around an inch larger on all sides than the tear, so it isn't too tight and pulls at the fibres around the damage.

  • You can make a patch from another fabric, but it won't be as strong or flexible, so a canvas is the best material to use.
  • Lay your canvas face down on a flat, dry, stable surface.
  • Use a regular white craft glue (making sure it's acid-free) or an acrylic primer as an alternative.
  • Glue a thin layer all over the patch, and lay it over the tear, ensuring the ends are aligned.
  • You'll need to press this down very gently and can use a spatula or piece of cardboard to avoid getting glue over your hands.
  • Flip your canvas back over, and put a book or other object underneath the patch, so it's resting at the same height as the frame while the glue sets.
  • If there are any loose threads, you can use a toothpick or tweezers to push them back into place - any that are too fiddly to reposition can be snipped off once the canvas is dry.

Ideally, you want to avoid getting any glue at all on the front of the canvas.

This type of glue usually sets with a shiny finish, which will look out of place on your matte canvas print.

Repairing a damaged canvas doesn't always mean it will look perfect, but it can preserve your memories and avoid further tearing that would be impossible to fix!

If you'd like any help or advice to keep your canvas print in excellent condition or deal with any unfortunate accidents, please give the Personal Canvas Prints team a call, and we'll be more than happy to share our advice!

Read more