Welcome to Our Image Transfer & Canvas Service

Introduction to canvas stretching and framing on-lineComplete Canvas Framing Service

DIYframing offers you a unique service from one entry point.  You can choose where you want to go with canvas work:

The choice is yours.  This page offers information and links for all of those areas.

Download Transfer Form

Guidance on how to upload images

price variations for transfer and print

Canvas framing materials & equipment for sale

Guidance on how to upload images

Top Quality Prints Guaranteed

The printing process we can offer you is a top quality product.  First choose the print media for your print: watercolour paper; photo paper; canvas - with a choice of matt or gloss finish.

When you have placed your order, please make sure accurate contact details are provided. We often need to liaise with the customers to fine tune work: we can help manipulate the images ready for printing, change resolution, file size, enlarge etc.  This is all to ensure you get the best possible, printed image quality.

The following information is to help you with the practical side of the process.

1 Contacts

Image upload, quality & anything technical -

e: info@diyframing.com

Order queries-

e: info@diyframing.co.uk t: 0800801061

2 File Size

The quality of the finished print depends very much on uploading appropriate file sizes for printing. When taking pictures always go for best quality you can manage.  Then on your computer, create the largest file size appropriate for the print you are after.  Upgrade to:

RESOLUTION - 300 dpi (essential)

PRINT SIZE - dimension* appropriate to final print (eg A4 print, longer dimension set to 297 mm)

*if in doubt leave the print size dimension and just upgrade the resolution.  We will contact you if we encounter any problems.

3 Transfer Method

All files must be sent a Jpeg to info@diyframing.com

4 Fitting

Your images will not be cropped.  They will be sized to fit the canvas dimensions chosen: original proportions will be maintained.  "Spare" areas outside standard proportions will remain blank on rolled prints and canvas.  Stretched canvas will be created to fit image size. 

Bear in mind that for canvas wraps, we will need to allow 70mm of image to bleed along all sides of your image.  You might need to consider the next canvas size up in order to keep the image size you want with enough for the wrap around. Any special requirements / arrangements can be discussed through usual contact methods.

5 Scanned Picture Files

If you wish to upload scanned images from a flatbed scanner, make sure it is set to 300 dpi or greater.  Save your file in RGB mode, using JPEG format at the highest quality setting, with low compression.

details of products used in canvas / art print

Reliable Quality

We use quality products in every step of our transfer and print service.

Transfer & Print

Twelve colour giclée printing provides perfect archival, colour gradation with vibrant prints true to the original. Limited edition runs are available on request.


Images are printed on to Breathing Colour, Brilliance Chromata White, archival canvas which is a cotton rag, acid free material with a PH neutral coating excluding optical brighteners and with a lightfast guarantee of 100 years.

Watercolour Textured Paper

Fine art (Giclée) printing at its very best. This heavy, matt, textured paper is 100% cotton rag, acid and optical brightener free with the same archival qualities as our canvas.

Photographic Paper

Gloss or satin finish, archival photo paper for Giclée printing is another very worthwhile option for your fine art prints and limited edition runs


We will normally provide a protective varnish / coating for canvas prints.  If this is not required you will need to cotact the technical staff.

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Price Tables for Multiple Image Transfers


Prices listed apply to all media and finishes.  Please phone through multiple orders.

Remember vat & carriage will be added.

Transfer Multi Orders: Rolled
  single 2 - 10 11 - 20 21 +

























Transfer Multi Orders: Sretcher & Wrap
  single 2 - 10 11 - 20 21 +

























Fine art & photographic print service.

Alternative Print Styles

As well as offering a complete canvas print service, we can create large format prints onto the best quality photographic papers and fine art "watercolour" papers (giclée prints).  This could be just what you need to create works of art and impressive decorative pieces for your home, for exhibition and for sale.  We can even take it further, offering you the option to create your own limited edition runs (please email or phone for details).

For this print service, follow the same, simple steps listed below.  When you place your order all you need do is opt for your preferred medium.

image transfer service: canvas and art paper

Wouldn't it be great to create your own artwork, on canvas, framed and ready to hang?  It is so easy to do with our new service.  Simply follow the steps below, taking your work as far as you want it to go. 

  1. Prepare and save image ready for upload
  2. Choose your print size
  3. Order your chosen medium, quality and style of finish
  4. Save jpeg of image, complete transfer form and email to order@photo-framar.co.uk
  5. Our service is unique because we know some will want to do their own stretching and framing so you can stop at having the image printed and sent to you on a roll.

We offer top quality materials with an easy to understand service to give you the best results.

Upload image for print

Place 1 order for each image and transfer.

Edits, resizing and enhancements of image must be made before starting the process. Read the HELP page. Decide on file size of the image needed in the transfer.

Read through our guidance (shown in the left column): IMAGE UPLOAD

Select the image you wish to have printed

Step 2: Choose size on store page

Use the ORDER icon to visit the store page.  Choose the print size required: a standard size onto which your image fits

eg. order A4 for any image up to 210 mm x 297 mm

For explanation about image size, read the "FITTING" section of: IMAGE UPLOAD.

Download a TRANSFER FORM.  Complete it and email it with a J peg of the image to order@photoframer.co.uk

4 steps to canvas frames

Confirmation of your order will be sent to you, automatically, via email. For any queries or follow up on your order, please use the following contacts.

Technical staff will always contact you if there are any queries about your file or print quality.

Image upload, quality & anything technical -

e: order@photo-framer.co.uk 01494 459545

Order queries-

e: order@photo-framer.co.uk 01494 459545

Step 3: Choose the print medium & finish.

From the drop down menu for the required size, choose the medium: art paper etc (1 of the 6 options listed).

NB a gallery wrap is where the image is seen on the edges of the canvas block.

Prices reflect the choices made.  For multiple orders of 1 image refer to guidance tables. 

These orders must be placed by telephone or email.

Step 4: Option for stretch and mount on frame

On completing your order send your CD ROM containing your image file(s) with a completed transfer form to:


C/O Thames Print Room Ltd,

Unit 1, 8 Portman Road,


RG30 1EA

Make sure the CD is labelled with: your name; contact details; image file name