Michael Willems Photo
Michael's mission is to enable you to be a great photographer, and to print your photos, use them on social media, and create or buy wall art to enrich your life.
Your photos should be prints–not just files on your phone. Hanging a picture on a wall, or putting it into an album, is infinitely better than just having them in a place where only you can see them, and where they can easily get lost. Our fine art giclée photos are to stay forever. And we will help you print your photos - including any needed finishing - so you have permanent memories!
Printed pictures look great. Come into the store to see all the options. Print your pictures yourself on our kiosks, or have us assist you. Acquire immaculate prints instead of just files on a social media site or on your phone.
Your photos also look fabulous on your walls!
DID YOU KNOW? We will help you print your pictures. We'll help you operate the machine, decide on cropping and editing, and make sure your prints are good.
DID YOU KNOW? We can even edit your pictures for you, or restore old pictures, using professional software and techniques. For $95/hour you get a pro!
DID YOU KNOW? We can provide many types of picture frame. Some are even in stock in the store! Others will be ready in 1-2 weeks - you'll love them!
When we make prints for you, we do it right. Our 13x19" prints are handmade "Giclée" prints, made with pigments, not dyes, on archival photo paper. Pigments are stable and will not fade. Paper is professional photo or museum quality paper. Printers used are high resolution printers with multiple pigment colours - 10, not 3 or 4!
Large prints are made in many ways. We print according to your individual needs: on paper or metallic paper mounted on softcore, or on canvas, on metal, or acrylic-coated. Many types of frame are available. Prints covered in glass can use standard or special "zero reflection" coated glass. Come into the store to see the options!
ACRYLIC PRINTS: The first thing you notice when you enter the room, and the last thing you remember when you leave! Our acrylic photomounts will leave a lasting impression on those who see them. This product is 100% archival and will last a lifetime without any fading. We print your image on professional photo paper first, then mount it between framing grade acrylic and your choice of backing. Other labs merely print the image using a UV printer, which simply cannot match current professional photographic standards.
CANVAS WRAPS: Our beautiful canvas gallery wraps are the perfect way of displaying wedding photographs, new-born baby’s photos, beautiful sceneries or a family portrait. Our canvas printing is done on high quality professional canvas media and will ensure 100% acid-free archival properties. Whether you are looking to display your canvas print in a museum for the next 100 years or merely hang it on your living room wall, we'll ensure that your canvas is made to last a lifetime.
All canvas printing and wraps are hand-made on a fine wooden stretcher. All canvases are laminated with UV coating for surface protection and to prevent scuffing and stretching. Lamination is available in Matte or Satinex (glossy, glimmering). Available in 3/4” wrap thickness or 1 3/4” wrap thickness. Media: - OBA Free Breathing Color Lyve canvas (archival matte canvas with white base) up to 60” width.
METAL PRINTS: Turn your images into a beautiful, high definition dye sublimated aluminum metal photo panel. Our dye-sublimated metal prints are extraordinarily vibrant and retain a deep depth of highlight and shadow details on the metal panels. While others choose to use UV-cured inks printed directly onto the material, this type of printing is not yet able to retain professional sharpness and smooth gradient transitions in colour. We print our images with the highest quality inkjet printers onto transfer paper which then undergoes a dye sublimated super high temperature process.