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From now on we are offering free proofs on all canvas prints above £100 (normally £8) . Actually this applies also to giclee prints. This option will be suggested automatically when the value of any canvas exceeds £100. We appreciate that when you are planing on spending that amount of money on a single canvas print you may want to make sure that is going to be exactly to your expectations. So once the size and all other options have been chosen just tick the box 'Printed proof required'. You can finalize your order and pay for the product only. We will prepare printed & varnished proofs. There will be one piece of chosen media showing section of your image in 1:1 scale. Another piece will be either a different part of the image or scaled copy of th whole image (depending on canvas size). You can expect the proofs to arrive within 2-3 workin days. Once you have received the proofs please contact us - and confirm whether you're happy to proceed. If you require amends/adjustments to your image (i.e. changes in brightness, colour saturation or tone) we will provide additional proofs at no charge as well. If you decide not to go ahead with your canvas prints at all - we will refund the whole amount you have paid. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you require any specific proofing options - i.e. want to try a few files with different adjustment at the same time.

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Following last week's installation of Epson 11880 printer we now increased our canvas prints sizes. We can now produce a maximum of 56x56" (approx. 140cm) square, or 56x90" rectangle (140cm x 230cm). We have decided to choose Epson widest printer because of its exceptional print quality and wide colour gamut. Designed for fine art & photography reproduction it is using Ultrachrome inkset with Vivid Magenta technology, with 4 different black ink types. Other technical advantages include quick processing of large files and auto take up reel. This printer also has got a new Auto Ink Droplet Detection System, which checks if printhead doesn't have clogged nozzles using small electrical charge, without the need to even print nozzle pattern. The effect - no cloggs should translate to perfect print every time.

Calibration process has been finished after printing over 9000 colour squares and measurement by our spectrophotometer. All colour profiles are now ready for use.

Some pictures coming soon :)

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Wordle.net is a website dedicated to creating 'word cloud' images. This free service was created in 2008 by Jonathan Feinberg, and has been widely used ever since. As Jonathan explains on his website, he created the wordle code as personal project during his employment at IBM Research. Following arrangements between him and his former employer wordle remains completely free to use.

Wordle images can be built through three different methods.

1. By going to the wordle homepage and clicking on the 'Create' tab you’ll be able to choose your text. You can enter your own text by typing or pasting content into the first box, which has the title 'Paste in a bunch of text', and then clicking on 'Go' to make a wordle.

2. If you’d like to copy the text from a website into a wordle image, choose the second option on the 'Create' page and enter a URL of your choice.

3. The final option lets you build an image with the tags of a del.icio.us user just by entering their username. Once you’ve chosen your method, entered the appropriate information, and clicked 'Go' your text will be processed into a wordle, which you can further edit, print, or save. If you want to professionally print your wordle you must save it. After building a wordle and saving it to the gallery, or to your own computer, the rest is easy.

Ok, so let's go with option 1 and produce worlde from the text of this article. First I just select all of this text and copy it. Now go to wordle.net/create and paste it in the box.

After clicking 'Go' we do get a few additional options - layout, font, colour scheme. Few minutes later and after trying lots of combination I decided to rest with the following:

Example of wordle

Now the most important bit - how to get this file out so we can actually use it for prinitng onto canvas or poster. If you do have Adobe Acrobat pdf creator that will be the best option. It will virtually create a pdf file which consist of vector objects and can be scaled to any size. This option will be available after clicking 'Print'. If you do not have this option, it is not a problem - we can help. Simply send us the your wordle address (this is visible in the address bar, ours is http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/5367370/Untitled) and we will access it from our computers and create .pdf file which will produce best quality prints. We will only need a specific address (visible in your browser address bar) to identify your wordle. Once we have created a .pdf file we can proceed with creation a proof based on your required size/edge option. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help.

In 2009, wordle.net was used in a Kaimuki Public Library contest, and in 2010, the book Beautiful Visualization edited by Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky featured a chapter on wordle. Its primary purpose is to create word images, so when you enter a block of text into the 'Create' section of the site, the frequently used words are made large, and all of your text is melded into a single image. From there, you can change the font, layout, and coloration of your new image until you find the combination that’s right for the text.

There are a lot of different ways to use the wordle website. For instance, teachers have assigned wordle clouds as homework, they can be used to make a poem more dynamic, or to present data in a new way. An image created on wordle can be imbedded into a blog or other site, and you can access wordles created by other users.

If you have a concept for a great wordle and go to the wordle site to create it, you may be frustrated by the options that are available to you. Perhaps you don’t want to put your wordle on a website but want to print it instead. Your home printer may not have the capacity to create posters, print high resolution images, or make canvas sized, quality images. That’s where we come in. We specialize in bringing your photos and other images to life, so ordering a canvas from our website is a great way to transfer your original wordle creations from the internet into your home.

Combining the creativity of wordle with the professional printing services we offer can have some amazing results. Make a room your own by creating a wordle cloud of your favorite song lyrics, quotes, or poems and printing them on a full sized canvas, giving you a whole new way to decorate while expressing your individuality and taste. Teachers can print eye catching, original, and educational posters for their classrooms. Printed wordle images can also provide professionals with new methods for presenting data, effectively offering a way out of the powerpoint rut. If you are looking for a way to make sentimental and inexpensive gifts for friends and relatives consider using wordle. You can enter the words that remind you of your loved ones, their favorite quotes, and a short description of some of your cherished memories, into wordle, before printing and faming the image on a quality canvas that will blow them away.

Once you’ve created your first wordle project you won’t want to stop, and why should you? The free services provided at wordle.net combined with our great prices on professional canvas prints mean that your getting a great deal while creating original, artistic images. The process is so simple that even the least artistic person can build an expressive image that makes a great addition to any room, presentation, or gift. Soon you’ll be ordering wordle canvases for every occasion, whether that occasion is a friend or relative’s birthday, a work presentation, or just the urge to redecorate a room and fill up the blank spaces on your walls. Printing your wordle images with us takes all the hard work out of the equation, and you are sure to love the results.

 

 

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Hay Fever is the famous literature & arts festival which takes place during May/June each year. We were very happy to contribute by producing a limited edition canvas prints of the original drawings by Quentin Blake.

Please see the examples below - some of the canvasses are still available at Hay Fever festival online store. We have produced 5 designs and the limited edition contained 20 of each.

Hay Fever festival canvas printQuentin Blake canvas printLimited edition canvas printsHay Fever festival canvas printHay Fever festival canvas print

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Herefordshire Art Week started on the 8th and will last until 16th of September. There is 110 venues which are opened for visiting.

We are proud sponsors of 4 prizes -  £250 vouchers for each for winners of The Herefordshire Open Exhibition. We are looking forward to receiving the names of the awarded artists. They will be able to use the vouchers to order archival quality canvas prints and/or giclee prints. As always the exhibition represent a very high standard of work and I'm sure it will be a hard work to pick the winners.

Good luck to all participating.

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