191 Main Street, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand sales@chaplows.co.nz
(0800) 423 726 / Freephone NZ only   Overseas callers  64(4) 528 8082 


Canvas Photo Printing

We use a wide format printer that is capable of printing photos and other images on canvas up to a size of 1600mm (1.6 metres) in width and up to 25metres in length. The canvas we use is a high quality cotton polyester blended product made in Belgium specifically for this purpose.

High quality premium pigmented vibrant (fully solvent inks) that are UV resistant are used. Dye based inks, which are a cheaper alternative are used by some providers who print on vinyl. The main difference with using pigmented inks is that they penetrate the weave of the canvas polyester canvas and are durable and long lasting, whereas dye based inks used on vinyl are float printed on the surface area. Should the surface area get wet or be wiped with a damp cloth the colour will run as the inks are not colour fast.

To enhance the quality of the canvas print and provide both abrasion resistance and UV protection, we overcoat the image with a clear UV protective coating prior to stretching or framing.

Restretching of Canvas 

If you have come back from an overseas holiday and have canvas or linen that you purchased overseas that needs putting back on to a canvas stretcher frame please come and see us. We have the equipment and options to meet your every need and will reinstate your canvas, offering a museum or gallery wrap finish depending on the canvas presented.  

Steps to Produce a Photo or Image on Canvas

To produce a photo or image printed on canvas you may send it to us via drop box or send it in by courier. Alternatively you are most welcome to visit our premises for a personal consultation. Please be aware that we do not copy or print images that are subject to copyright © by the original owner, unless we receive written permission or a written indemnity from the owner of the work.


High resolution scanning up to A4 size is included in our published prices. Sizes greater than A4 will incur an additional charge which would be advised prior to undertaking the work for you.

Media Formats

Negatives, (including slides), photographs, USB Flash Drives, CD or DVD. Alternatively you may email us or use Drop Box® . A request should you choose to use this option; please do not compress the images files.

Restoration and Retouching 

Using Adobe Photoshop, we can restore your photographs or images by cleaning them up for a prescribed fee, advised before we undertake your work. 


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Shop Hours

Monday  9.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wed.      9.00am - 5.00pm
Thurs.    9.00am - 5.00pm
Frid.       9.00am - 5.00pm 
Sat.      10.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

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191 Main Street,
Upper Hutt

New Zealand

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0800 423 726 FREEPHONE NZ 

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