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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:32 PM
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Question Transfering Digital Photos To Material

Anyone ever do this? I'd like to enlarge and transfer several photos on to material that I could stretch over a wooden canvas-type frame. One of them I'd like to be at least 4 feet wide.

Does anyone know of a company who can do something like this?
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:30 PM
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I think the technique you're thinking of is called giclee. Around here, print shops or photography stores will do them (or arrange to have them done for you). I'm sure if you call around, you'll be able to find a company. I've seen some really stunning portraits done that way!
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"Giclee," cool! Off to look that up.

Thank you .
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There's an accent over the first E but I don't know which kind
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Accent "aigue" .

I looked it up and found it's mostly transferring onto canvas (like painters' canvas) which does sound interesting but I was actually looking into transferring onto a cloth type material to stretch over a canvas frame . Something like silkscreening maybe? But really large scale. I don't even know if something like that exists .
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accent "aigue" :d.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 08:58 PM
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Hmmmm...silkscreening might not work for something as intricate as a photo...simpler designs usually work better.

Artists' canvas comes in a variety of weights--I have some medium weight duck in the closet that I stretch over a frame, jesso, and paint on You might want to start with a company that does giclee and ask about lighter weight canvas. If they don't work with the lighter fabric, they may know someone who does. If photo images can be transfered to t-shirts, there must be a way to do it, and someone who has the equipment to handle it!
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