August 29, 2011

A New Way To Display Photos: Easy Canvas Prints

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My grandma’s 91st birthday is coming up soon. She difficult to buy for because, well, she’s 91 and has pretty much everything she needs or wants. I’ve tried buying her things and while she’s appreciative and grateful, stuff is just stuff. What she really loves are the photo books and unique photo items. And I hit a home run if BabyGirl is front and center.

I’ve been seeing ads for these canvas prints but I kept wondering if these are a 1970s throwback. So when Easy Canvas Prints offered me the opportunity to create a gift for Bubbe’s upcoming birthday I jumped at the chance. Not only would I get to see one of these up close and personal, if it was really nice I would be able to give a truly unique gift.

It took me about 15 minutes to order my 8 x 10 canvas print. I knew exactly which image I wanted to use so I uploaded it, chose my size and a few clicks later I was on my way to seeing one of these up close and personal. Seriously, it was so easy to order. The website has a very user friendly interface and you’re not overwhelmed with options.

When I received my print it was as beautiful as I anticipated. I love the texture and depth the canvas gives. I have the gallery-wrapped print and it really gives it a professional look. I was worried that the color might not come out right because the background was a burnt orange. But it came out very true to the image.

As you know, I don’t include photos of BabyGirl on my blog. And that makes it a bit challenging do a review of a photo product. But that’s where the uniqueness of this canvas photo print comes in. From this picture you see the gallery wrap. And it doesn’t just stop at the bottom edge, it actually wraps around the back so when it’s hanging on the wall, or in this case on a photo ledge, it’s very seamless.

The canvas wrap is stapled on to a sturdy wood frame. It’s not pulled too tight that the image is distorted or you worry it’s going to stress the fabric. There’s just enough give in it to actually let the light bounce off of it to give it more depth and dimension.

Even the back is so well done. It even comes with the hanger already attached. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be trying to figure out where the center is on this and then pounding anything into it.

I was concerned that the back would be a messy jumble of excess canvas. But my fears were put at east when I saw how clean and flat it was. For an image that will likely hang on the wall I want it to be flush with the wall. For a canvas gallery-wrapped print the back is crucial. If it doesn’t sit flush against the wall some of the drama and glamour is lost.

Easy Canvas Prints did not disappoint. And for about $30 for such a unique gift it’s definitely worth it. I could easily become addicted to buying these. My grandmother’s home is filled with photos. She is so proud to be a great-grandmother and I know this will be a showcase piece in her home. It’s not too big that she can’t put it up herself, nor is it too small to see.

While I didn’t know what to expect, I had high hopes. This far exceeded my expectations. I’m sure there are drawbacks but my experience was virtually flawless. The image I used was simple and there wasn’t a lot going on. I didn’t use any of the special techniques. All I did was upload my photo, center it a bit and order. I wanted to see how easy it really was.

And because I can’t wait until October for Bubbe’s birthday, she should have her new picture of BabyGirl in just a few days. Only now I have to figure out something for her birthday gift again. Maybe she’ll get another canvas print. Bubbe’s can’t have enough pictures of their great-grandkids can they?

If you’ve been thinking of getting one, head over to the Easy Canvas Prints page and when you “Like” their page you’ll get a link for a 50% off your order AND free shipping. Seriously, this is a great deal and you’ll be pleased with your purchase. Turn any ordinary photo into a real work of art. Honestly, these would be great if your child has a great art project – just take a picture and put it on to a canvas print!

 

Disclosure: I received a complementary product to facilitate my review. I receive no monetary compensation for my participation. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

{ 2 comments }

Ara April 23, 2013 at 10:19 am

Very Nice!, Rather happy i came accross this.

Canvas Art Printing Cheap April 23, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Aside from that, excellent blog!

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