The increasing popularity of putting photos on large canvas prints also is increasing competition for companies in the business, including Raleigh-based Canvas on Demand, USA Today reports.
There are now dozens of options for customers who want to upload their images and have them reproduced onto stretched canvas.
The article in the nation's largest newspaper gives a plug to Canvas on Demand, calling it "one of the Web's most popular canvas retailers."
Despite the increased competition, co-founder Joe Schmidt said that his company expanded 20 percent in 2009 and has made more than 350,000 canvas prints to date. "We ship out thousands of day," he said.
Schmidt started in business seven years ago at a time when "There were just two of us out there, just us and a guy out of his garage. Those were good days."
Now other rivals continue to spring up, including Your Photo on Canvas, CanvasPop and more. The standard cost is about $90 for a 16-by-20 canvas.
Read the full USA Today story here.