Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Canvas Prints

Today I'm reviewing a canvas print I got recently from

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1. Ordering
The ordering and upload process was easy and straight-forward. You start by selecting a canvas size, then upload a photo (or choose from their stock images), pick some canvas options, and you're done.

2. Shipping & Packaging
The canvas print was wrapped in plastic and protective shipping paper and boxed. Packaging could have used some bubble wrap for extra protection, but the box was not damaged in shipping, so all was good. The canvas was quickly delivered by UPS.

3. Canvas Print Quality
Overall I'm satisfied with the canvas. I chose one of my fine art images to print, a Chive Blossom macro. The original canvas that I received actually had a problem, but they quickly reprinted it and sent me a replacement, which was much better.

The canvas has a nice texture with good color and finish, though isn't quite as saturated/contrasty as others I've seen. The finish is on the satin side, which is good for keeping reflected light to a minimum, while not making it look dull. The more muted color would be great for subtle fine art prints or portraits, but might take away from really bold images.
4. Canvas Build Quality
Stretching and framing on this canvas is pretty standard, the canvas is firm and attached well to the frame with staples. It's fitted with a saw-tooth hanger, ready to hang on the wall. I would have liked to see an option for wire hanging hardware, since that is what is required at many galleries, but for home use this is more than sufficient. Rubber feet (bumpers) on the bottom would be great, and a really nice touch would be a dust cover on the back. However, these features would raise the attractive price point of this product.

5. Conclusion
Would I recommend If you're looking for canvas prints of family or subtle colored fine art for your home or office, I think it's a good value. If you're looking for gallery quality art prints, check my portfolio site -

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