Anyone who visits Hitchin regularly will have noticed that there’s a new Photo Printing shop opened up in Church Yard walk just opposite Symmonds Bakers called RedArt. I needed to get a canvas printed for a customer, so thought I would try them out and have say I was very impressed.
The guy in the shop was knowledgeable about his products, as you would expect, however he also had a really good understanding of PhotoShop and was able to make a number of adjustments there and then to the original image to ensure a good result. This included duplicating a section of the image to allow it to completely fit the canvas and wrap around without loosing any of the image itself, and adjusting the brightness to ensure an accurate print.
I ordered a 60 cm X 40 cm canvas which came in at a very reasonable £30, and was ready to collect within the hour. Apparently the canvases are coated to make them resistant to marking and cleanable. RedArt do a range of items including amongst other things; Canvas prints (up to 100 cm X 80 cm), Acrylic panels, Mugs, T-shirts, cushion covers and even baby-grows, and have a wide range of ready to buy gifts.
It’s worth noting there are 2 RedArt shops with the other being in Camden Town, London. If you’d like to know more you can visit their website www.redart.co.uk.