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Photo Art Ideas – About Us

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Reproduce your favorite photos and print and frame it, or transfer them onto one of our other fun products.
Choose from one of our 40 design styles and let us help you create a masterpiece!
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Put on your artist's hat! Help us customize your masterpiece by answering a few questions about your design.
Tell us where your order will be shipped and how you would like to pay for it.
After you place your order you will be able to upload your photos, or receive instructions on how to mail them to us.
Your order receipt will be provided to you after you provide us with your photos.
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After you place your order you will be able to upload your photos, or receive instructions on how to mail them to us.

How it Works

It is easy to see, price and order a custom piece of art from your favorite photo(s). To start, click on the green link above to get started. That link will direct you to our shop page. There, you can view all of our designs, print types and sizes, and framing options. See a design you like in the “Designs” column? Just click on it and many variations will pop up to show you that design with many different looks. If you like one, you can click on it and the artist will see it before he or she begins working on your custom design. During the ordering process, you will also see a page in which we ask you questions regarding the design and you can tell the artist anything you like. Also on the Shop page, you will find options to print your design on artist-grade canvas or semi-gloss paper. Lastly, scroll through the framing options to see how we can finish your piece with a frame or simply have us stretch your canvas around either 1” or 2” deep stretcher bars. When you click on a frame option, you will see a few photos that will show you more about that framing option. Usually, within three working days of your placing your order, our artist will have a proof for you to view and will send a notification to your email address. Once you see that, just revisit us and click on the “View Proof” button on this Homepage. There, you can either approve your proof, or request as many changes that you would like at no additional charge. Once you click “Approve, I love it!” on your proof page, your art piece will be at your shipping address within one week. If you need it faster, you can select different shipping options when you checkout at the billing and shipping page. If you have any questions, please click on the “Contact Us” link on the header of this page.

The Original

Sixteen years ago, in 1997, the owner of photowow, Robert Schiff, wanted to decorate a large wall space by combining different photos and images into a big piece of art - without paying a fortune. Not having the benefit of the Internet, he picked up the Los Angeles Yellow Pages and started calling print shops. No shop was interested in creating his artistic idea. But, as luck would have it, he was reading an article in a magazine within a week of his search about companies competing in the brand new large format printing business. The main picture in this article contained the CEO of one of the manufacturers of these printers printing a large print of that company’s President. A light bulb went off and photowow, the original photo into digital art business, was born. The first photowow retail store creating custom classic and pop art from favorite photos was opened on December 4, 1997. That same fun capability became available to anyone in the world with access to the Internet on September 12, 1999.

The Difference

It’s often said that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Over the years, we’ve been very “flattered” by many companies that have attempted to imitate many of our unique design styles and photo products. We always purchase one of their photowow imitations. We’ve yet to find similar design quality, workmanship or customer service which we take a lot of pride in providing to you. We protect our canvas art pieces to last a lifetime without damage from moisture or sunlight, and, over the years, we’ve spent over a quarter of a million dollars in our systems to make sure you receive the look that you are expecting in, if required, as fast as two days. The graphic artist that specializes in the design you request will be assigned to your job. Most of our graphic artists have been employed full time at photowow for over five years and each one has created over a 1,000 unique custom designs. We really do everything we can to have you always think about us when you want to give the most unique and memorable gift that will last a lifetime.

Our Clients

We are very honored to have created photo masterpieces that were either purchased by or given as gifts to some of the biggest celebrity names in the world. Oprah, Meryl Streep, John Travolta, Meg Ryan, Tom Cruise, Katie Couric, Maria Shriver, Ben Affleck, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crystal, Nicole Kidman, Burt Reynolds, Diana Ross, Dustin Hoffman, Barbara Walters, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepard, Shaquille O'Neal, Cindy Crawford, Cher and Dwayne Wade are some of the big names that have purchased or received our art pieces. To see more, please watch some of the videos or read some of the testimonials available for your viewing on this page.

Our Guarantee

You will be able to view a proof of any design you select typically within three days of your order date. Many times, it's completed by the next day. You can easily request changes or approve it. Once approved, your order will be promptly completed and shipped to your doorstep. If you do not receive what you saw on your screen or if your piece is damaged in shipment, we will have our shipper pick up your order when it is convenient for you, and we will promptly send you a replacement. We are very pleased to say, that of all the thousands of art pieces we've created in the last eleven years, less than 2% have been returned. If you fall within that very small percentage, we will do all we can to make you happy. The majority of our business is repeat business. We want to see all of our customers on a regular basis. We take a lot of pride in our customer service to do all we can to make that happen!

We hope you enjoy your photowow experience, We look forward to creating a customized masterpiece for you soon! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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