Canvas prints is seen as a process of a combination of raw materials i.e. canvas and stretcher bars frames and a mixture of photography and printing techniques. If you was to take an original photograph and go to a printer and asked them to print your photo on canvas I think you would be amazed at what quality could be produced from your image, and not only this but having a canvas print hung on your wall is also a very good decretive item to have in your home.
If your are thinking of having a photo printed to canvas then I would recommend to have a brilliant photograph to begin with so that when you are in receipt of your canvas print your expectations will definitely be exceeded.
Starting with the photo itself. Try to make sure that all the people you want on the face of the canvas to be away from the edges as this will save you loosing important parts of the photo to the frame of the canvas. Also if you have an image from a camera its normally better to send your image to a printer via email or through an upload facility through a website to save on the quality, you could always take the option to send the photo in the post and for it to be scanned in and printed from that way but having an image on disc or sent via email is always going to keep the quality for printing with. Especially if you have a photo image from a photographer as the quality will be amazing.
A print is more know as an artwork piece and even having your photo process and printed to canvas is also labelled as a really modern way to show off your photos and also has a really good arty feel to it too.
When you have a photo processed onto canvas it is also known as canvas printing. This is when your photo it edited through a program like photo shop or another photo editing software then is printed through a large format printer onto the canvas material ready to be framed over professional stretcher bar frames.