As the header suggests this new idea was created by Patrick Ryan which enables users to Print mobile,camera and Instagram photos on canvas and now there is an app to boot and Patrick from thecanvasworks.ie tells us more below..
My name is Patrick Ryan and I’m the founder of The Canvas Works. We are one of Ireland’s leading photo to canvas and photo printing retailers and we’re based in Kinsale, Cork. I spent ten years working in the advertising industry before setting up the business back in 2006.
We aim to be the easiest way to transform your mobile and camera photos into beautiful canvas and framed prints. Nowdays, with the advent of powerful mobile phone cameras and the explosion in the growth of photo sharing social media sites like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, people are taking and sharing photos like never before.
But the best photos often sit in the phone or lie up in the cloud somewhere, looked at only via a screen. The Canvas Works is all about getting your photos off your phone and onto your wall. We think photos mean more when they’re printed and believe that if you make it easy, affordable and convenient to print photos, customers will do it. There’s still nothing like seeing your photos printed in the real world.
Our site was rebuilt from the ground up about 18 months ago on the Shopify platform. They’re a Canadian ecommerce platform aimed as SME’s all over the world. Since launching on the site, we’ve doubled our business and have been a featured “Shopify Success Story” https://www.shopify.com/success-stories/the-canvas-works
When it came to developing our app, we were also keen to leverage the power of the Shopify platform. This meant we could build the app natively but run the checkout through Shopify, thus allowing us to manage sales, CRM, marketing and administration centrally through our Shopify admin panel.
Customers using the app can choose from canvas prints, framed prints, wood mounts or photo prints. We offer a full range of sizes as well as collage prints using multi shot selections. We’ve worked very hard on simplfying image selection, cropping and filtering. The app uses the Adobe Creative Cloud SDK for image editing – one of the world’s most powerful and feature-rich editing components. Once the customer is happy with their editing choices, they’ll see a real life render of their image as a canvas or framed print – thus avoiding any confusion over sizes.
Our focus now is on refining the app, adding new products and rolling out on Android in the coming months. We’re offering free shipping on all orders in Ireland and worldwide on orders over €50.