Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
 
 
 
From all of us here at USAOnCanvas, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! May you be surrounded by your loved ones and filled up with the best of food!
 

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KeenArt Media is a family-owned printing company specializing in fine art prints, framing, canvas and  dye sublimation (onto metal or wood!) printing. Whether it's for the home or for the gallery, we have you covered.  Inquire today!

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-88-533-6278
Working Hours:
8:30 AM to 5:00PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00PM Friday

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Product - Fabric Printing is Available!

It's finally here!


You've asked, we listened, and now we finally have it: dye-sublimated fabric printing is now available!

Using our Epson SureColor, we can now print your graphics and images in stunning, vivid color, and sublimate them onto your choice of 5 different kinds of fabric. Through heat and pressure, the inks are absorbed into the very threads of the synthetic fibres, dye-ing them directly. This ensures that the printed graphic will not flake off, as the colors have been infused into the fabric itself. Perfect for branding T-Shirts, athletic wear, patterned quilts and dresses, pillows, and banners!






Available Fabric Types:

Fabric Type
Composition
Weight
Properties
Applications

Brushed Poly/Spandex
86% polyester, 14% spandex
200 gsm
wicking yarn, brushed back, very soft hand
athletic wear – zip-up jackets, leggings and yoga pants

ChitoSante Extreme
92% polyester, 8% spandex
255 gsm
antibacterial, wicking yarn, UPF protection
yoga pants, leggings, polo shirts, dresses, long sleeve shirts, zip-up jackets, shorts, dancewear

ChitoSante Interlock
100% polyester
145 gsm
antibacterial, wicking yarn, UPF protection
tank-tops, t-shirts, skirts, dresses, tablecloths, lining, baby wraps

Microfibre Fine Twill
100% polyester
115 gsm
water resistant, peached face, soft hand
shirts, dresses, skirts, bags, banners, flags, tablecloths

Polyester Twill
100% polyester
220 gsm
no special properties
bags, banners, shorts, pants and tablecloth
Please note that we do not print on cotton materials (or any third party supplied material), as the dye-sublimation process can only work on synthetic polyester. This is due to the lack of pores found in natural materials such as cotton; without the pores, the inks would not be able to saturate into the fabric.

Please also note that the cartridges do not use white ink, and that any white in the original image will be the colour of the substrate onto which the dye ink is transferred.

For more information, visit our website today!

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KeenArt Media Ltd. 604-421-8000 (KeenART)
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

StockPhotoSet Wednesday - Ombre Autumn #4

Drizzle can get such a bad rap. But a sprinkle of rain can be extremely therapeutic. Here are our favourite photos of moody autumn showers (we recommend printing them on high gloss or clear gloss metal for a super touchable appearance)!








To download these files to print onto canvas, metal or fine art paper, click here!

Every second week, we scour free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favorites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

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What's autumn to you? Comment below and send us suggestions on what brings you summer joy and we'll try to find it for our next Stock Photo Set!




KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

StockPhotoSet Wednesday - Ombre Autumn #3

Another StockPhotoSet Wednesday is here! We can't get over finding these beautiful photographs of the autumn landscape. Their vibrancy and saturation reminds me of colors of a freshly printed canvas, so deep and rich. Enrich yourself with these shades of gold and auburn below!












To download these files to print onto canvas, metal or fine art paper, click here!

Every second week, we scour free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favorites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

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What's autumn to you? Comment below and send us suggestions on what brings you summer joy and we'll try to find it for our next Stock Photo Set!




KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Explosive with Feeling: A Watercolor Artists Feature

Happy Wednesday everyone!

It's been a while since we've featured some art on our blog. We know right now one of the biggest art trend is the whole expressive, explosive, and super colorful watercolor art. It's not too much of a stretch to imagine why this particular art style has taken the world by storm - it's individualistic, freeing, and embraces mistakes and instinct. As writer Miriam Harris wrote on digitalartsonline:

"Society is craving raw emotion, unfiltered imperfection, individuality and non-manufactured...visual trends"

Given how tumultuous, mediated, instantaneous and hi-tech the world currently is, it makes sense that art that captures inhibition and unapologetic acceptance is here to stay. And since watercolor is especially hard to fix or edit, no other medium can properly capture this sentiment in quite the same way. So here are some of our favourite watercolor pieces and artists we'd love to recommend:


CocoBee
Main Website Gallery / Youtube 

CocoBee is a Canadian artist and aspiring doctor. Having used watercolors in art therapy  as a means of recovery, she knows first-hand how powerful watercolors are as a medium to self healing. Her work, mixed in with videography and music, encourage freedom, gentle relaxation, and inspiration for mental health. Below are a few of her most recent watercolor abstract pieces:

 



Embrace Formlessness, by CocoBee

Mindful Expressions, by CocoBee

Only The Beginning, by CocoBee


To buy her prints, please visit her website at www.cocobeeart.com.


Agnes Cecile
Main Website Gallery / Youtube 

Anges Cecile is an Italian professional and traditional artist. Where Cocobee's arts are vibrant, pulsing and serene, Cecile's portraiture and delicate lines capture rawness, motion, and expressions that penetrate deeply into the soul. With cool tones and transparent blends, Cecile's subjects are impassioned, surreal and temporary: a figment of a pure spirit, before dissipating between into air.

Wake Of Herself by Agnes Cecile

Razza Falena by Agnes Cecile

About A New Place by Agnes Cecile


You can watch her painting time lapses on her Youtube channel here.


ElenaShved
Main Website Gallery

Elena Shved is a hobbyist artist, but her handle on form and shadows is most impressive. Her pieces are colorful and expressive, but also have a gentleness and innocence about them. They are unapologetic and can be powerful, but also shy and delicate. She also does fantastic realistic renderings of horses as her subject, adding to the sense of peace and calm.

7 by Elena Shved

1 by Elena Shved

22 Flying Horse by Elena Shved



And there you have it! Which one of these were your favorites? Do you know of any other watercolorists we should feature? Or perhaps yourself? Send us an email!

If you are a watercolor artist looking to make prints of your work in the US, USAonCanvas can also help you. Our Hahnemuhle German Etching is by far the best paper on the market to capture the realism and authenticity of your watercolor artwork. It is of heavier stock and its lightly textured surface mimics the sort of surface you'd find on a cold-pressed watercolor sheet.

Looking for something more like hot-pressed watercolor? Then we recommend the Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper, which is matte, smooth, and super bright. Both types of paper are also 100% cotton and acid free.

For a list of all our papers and their suitability, visit our resources page.  To see all our different paper types in person, you can also purchase our complete sample pack today.

Have any questions? Email us or call us and one of our consultants would be happy to assist!

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KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

StockPhotoSet Wednesday - Ombre Autumn #2

Orange October is here! Time to bust out the pumpkin smoothies, pies and butternut squash soups. To get you in that nice cozy fall mood, here are our newest picks for our Wednesday Stock Photo Set!





 
 

To download them, as usual, click on the Dropbox link here!
 
Every second week, we scour free stock photography sites such as UnsplashStocksnap.io, and Freestock, to bring your our top 5 favorites for your growing business or office! These ones are all A-OK to print and hang in your commercial space, and are all high enough in DPI to print on large canvas sizes.

Downloaded and ready to print? Some of our recommendations for business decor are canvases and plaque mounts. If you're in an especially modern environment, then our glossy metal or wood prints would also look impressive!

Got your piece and ready to hang it? Snap us a photo, we'd love to see you and business in all its splendor! Post it to our Facebook group!

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What's autumn to you? Comment below and send us suggestions on what brings you summer joy and we'll try to find it for our next Stock Photo Set!





KeenART Media Ltd. www.USAOnCanvas.com
Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
Working hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday

Friday, September 22, 2017

Our New Epson Printer is Here!

Hello all!

Have we got great news here at KeenArt Media, specially for those of your who are monochromatic photographers! We have just bought a brand new printer for all our Giclee needs - and it's the renowned Epson SureColor P20000!





The Epson SureColor is faster, more efficient, and crisper in its precision. Its printer head measure 2.64 inches and prints at resolutions up to 2400x1200 dpi. It is also features the first pigment ink set  with four levels of gray ink, such as Gray, Light Gray, Dark Gray and Black to provide smoother transitions and rich details for monochromatic grayscale prints. This also lessons potential noise and bronzing during output.


Here is the official spec listing from the Epson website below:

The all-new 44” Epson SureColor P10000 and 64” Epson SureColor P20000 are the successors to one of the most widely used fine art printers ever developed – the Epson Stylus® Pro 11880.

Designed for high-production photographic, fine art and indoor display graphics printing, we’ve incorporated newly-developed imaging technologies – including an all-new high-performance 2.6” wide Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP® print head. Along with an all-new Epson UltraChrome PRO nine-color pigmented ink set – including four levels of gray – the all-new SureColor P10000 and SureColor P20000 are the ultimate production tools for the demanding requirements of high-production color and black-and-white fine art printmaking.

Including advanced media handling options from cut sheet to roll, from plain papers to photographic, fine art, and even 1.5 mm thick poster boards, the new Epson SureColor P10000 and SureColor P20000 redefine the state of the art in wide format, high-production photographic imaging applications.



So if you've got a b/w photograph or detailed artpiece in your collection, now's the perfect time to get it printed.  Upload your photo and select from our large collection of canvas and fine art prints to make the most out of our new Epson printer!

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KeenArt Media is an online fine art printing and framing company, specializing in canvas, archival and photographic prints and reproductions. We are proud to serve and support artists from all over the US. 

KeenArt Media Ltd. Toll Free: 1-888-533-6278 (KeenART)
www.USAOnCanvas.com 
Working Hours: Pacific Standard Time
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Friday