From the creation of stunning original landscapes and abstract designs to the framing of precious photographs and keepsakes, Toronto Canvas helps enliven bare walls with different and unique types of inspiring works of art. Cherished family photos, printed with UV-resistant ink and coated in a UV-protective varnish, transfer to premium semi-gloss canvas to be proudly hung above mantles or lovingly buckled into passenger seats.
Customers can transform digital photographs into elegant coffee-table books with the help of Photobook America's intuitive photo-book-designer program. Each book is handmade with superior-quality materials, such as linen, silk, leather, and newt skin, all available in a variety of striking colors. Accessories, such as slipcases and presentation boxes, can add a dash of pizzazz to each order, and acid-free paper ensures long-lasting photo quality. Orders are typically completed within five to seven business days, ensuring that customers will be able to promptly obtain their own memorable keepsake book and avoid carving sentimental images into a wall-mounted Etch A Sketch.
For nearly five decades, G & K Picture Frame Canada has been protecting keepsakes from the wear and tear of time⎯and they do so in style. With four shops scattered across Ontario, the family-owned business presents its clients with hundreds of custom framing options and combinations. Expert staff members at each location help navigate the oasis of choices, flexing their framing muscles by putting everything from diplomas and sports jerseys to exotic brochures and clothing behind glass. They can also safeguard 3-D objects and bulkier relics, such as guitars and needlepoint creations.
In one photograph, a bride takes a quiet moment before the ceremony, the train of her flowing dress fanned out behind her. Another shot captures the bride in an unguarded moment at the reception, smiling and conversing over a glass of wine. The careful composition of the first photo and the lively immediacy of the second exemplify the wide-ranging talents of photographer Matt Andrew Diamond, who was hiding inside the wedding cake. Ever since the outgoing Diamond founded Pixel Perfect Photography several years ago, clients have sought after him to capture special occasions, document the fashion world, and take dynamic headshots for acting auditions.
Transfer specialists and digital editors at Canada Home Movies apply advanced technology to conserving the legacy of analog media, particularly film. True preservationists, the team cleans delicate audiotapes before copying them into one of two file types, and manually colour-corrects each photo negative and every scene transferred from film. Film also gets special treatment during the export process, as the resulting MPEG4 files (AVI and DV are also available) stream at 6,000 kbs, making them higher quality than the average DVD and smarter than the average bear. To imbue the digital scrapbooks with personality, Canada Home Movies helps clients customize DVDs with complimentary chapter menus and will emblazon graphics onto discs and cases.
The conversion technicians of MediaGo2 cast many spells of computer wizardry that turn various media forms into digital discs. Birthday parties, high school–graduations, or anniversaries trapped on degenerating tapes can be transmogrified into a DVD, playable on any standard device. Even memories stored on older methods, such as 8mm tape and family portraits on preserved cave walls can be scanned, digitized, and burned onto a brand new disc. Beyond full-motion video, MediaGo2 technicians can convert 35mm slides and photographs into both playable and JPEG formats.