A few weeks ago I was contacted by a company called Easy Canvas Prints (a company that turns photos to canvas) to review their product—I've always admired canvas prints I've spied on the walls of homes in blogs I read, but as for this house, we own zero canvas prints (though we do own that big canvas map of the U.S.). I jumped at the opportunity to try it out with my code for a free* 8x10 in hand.
First, the Easy Canvas Prints website is as easy to navigate as the name claims. The process of ordering is broken up into four steps: choose a size (this was the hardest part because I couldn't figure out how to change the orientation at first, but that's because I apparently can't read), upload the image of your choice, choose your border options, and any image/color effects if desired. Once I had settled on my image...
...I was ready to go through the process, which only took about 15 minutes from beginning to end. It would have taken less time if I hadn't wasted so much time trying to figure out how to change the orientation of the canvas to fix the image, but that is no fault but my own (see above). Because I wanted to stay within my budget (free) I didn't upgrade any of the options; I used the standard canvas wrap thickness (3/4 inch) and opted to stick with 8x10.
Within a few days, I received my canvas in the mail. I have to admit, the minute I saw it I knew I'd picked the wrong size for a single purchase—or maybe the size was fine, if only I'd ordered more than one; a hallway lined up with Frontier Days-themed canvas prints of the same size would be very cool, but one? Not enough. I also think that the photograph I chose for the photo-to-canvas transformation was a little busy for a single print, because I forgot to take into consideration the texture of the canvas; next time I would either order a collection from the same theme, or something a lot less busy. I note these observations so if you decide to try out Easy Canvas Prints, you can keep them in mind when you're deciding what to order.
With regard to quality: I don't have anything in my house to compare to, but I was very pleased with the quality; it was packaged to avoid damage, and the wrapping workmanship appears very solid. The colors on the canvas match the colors on my digital image, which is very important to me (I'm talking to you, Walgreens).
1.) It is, in fact, easy to use Easy Canvas Prints!
2.) The print is sturdy, the image is clear, and best of all: the colors are right.
3.) Consider making better image choices than I did: plan a grouping of canvas prints in one of the smaller sizes, or choose a larger single canvas that is much more dramatic. Simple portrait images with minimal distracting details are preferable over busier images when ordering smaller size canvases (in my opinion).
The good news for me: I have hundreds and hundreds of Frontier Days images I can choose from to create a grouping of 8x10 canvas prints to accompany the one I already ordered : ) Now, to figure out where to hang it in the meantime...
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