Adrian Salamunovic, Chris Rayburn and fast growing CanvasPop.com came to our rescue and processed some substandard images for us for my new novel, Quantum Entity, We Are All One.
They can take the poorest resolution images you have ever seen and create beautiful wall art out of them on their 100-year (guaranteed!) canvases.
Here is an example of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ processing of an image of Roman ruler, Constantine I’s hand (which I refer to as the ‘We Are All One’ hand signal in the novel). They made it into something that could be published.
Canvas Pop’s biz model is seemingly straight forward– take photos and transfer them to canvas that you can hang in your office or at home. But taking poor quality images posted to, say, Facebook and blowing them up into wall size art is non-trivial. They sell direct to customers but are also working on a reseller model– letting architects, interior designers and others buy from them at wholesale prices and resell to their clients.
They have grown from zero to millions in sales in just three years with operations in both Canada and the US– in Ottawa and Las Vegas, joining companies like Zappos.com there in a fast growing new industry for Nevada– fulfillment. Turns out LV is not only located in a place which is reasonably central, it (now) has cheap real estate (both commercial and residential), a willing workforce and huge capacity for shipping via air cargo. They have just completed refitting a 20,000 square foot warehouse there.
Many thanks to all the staff at Canvas Pop.
After (this is not a full resolution image yet you can see marked improvement):