Friday, September 13, 2013

Easy Canvas Prints Review

I'm back! I didn't do any blogging while I was in California for the summer (sorry!), but I did get an invitation to review a product from during my time off. I was really excited because I've been meaning to try them out, and they actually contacted me after I entered a contest on another blog to win a free print. (I'd love to share that blog with you, but honestly, I can't remember which one it was..)

The ordering process was very simple. Sometimes when ordering pictures, I feel that sites make it completely too involved. I want options, but I don't want to be overwhelmed. In this situation, it was just a few steps. 'Easy' definitely was the right word choice. After you order, they give you several options for sharing to earn a free print or money off a future order. I like that there are perks for utilizing your social media influence.

I chose a high-quality photo to blow up because I was worried that anything less might come out pixelated. Since like I mentioned before, I had just got back from Los Angeles and was still in a California state of mind. I wanted to choose a picture that reminded me of someone Cali-related. I picked a photo of my good friend, Producer Jessica 'Imoto' Harney and I from the 2012 Atlanta Film Fest. No, it wasn't a west coast photograph - but we did just spend a good chunk of our summer together in LA, so it was the right sentiment. Plus, it was a great red carpet pic of us, and it was metaphorically gathering dust on my hard drive.

Anyways, I ordered my 16 x 20 print on Sunday of a holiday weekend, it shipped that Tuesday, and arrived on Friday. That seems like a pretty quick turnaround to me. I expected at least a few more days tacked on to the end of that time frame.

The box it came in was the right size, so there was no room for it to jiggle, or wobble, or any unfriendly term associated with getting damaged. It came in just a thin plastic wrap instead of any bubble wrap, which concerned me slightly because things in the mail have been known to not always be handled in the most gentle of waya. This didn't seem to be an issue though, since the picture came in perfect condition. I was really happy with how it turned out, and unless you look really closely you can't see anything wrong with the image - and even at closer look, it just looks slightly distorted, which probably wouldn't be the case if I had gotten a smaller size (btw - I didn't choose the size).

For now, the canvas is living in the box while I house hunt. I stuck it on a wall to take the above photo, and can't wait to have a spot to display it. I can easily say that I would order from again.

Disclosure: I received a canvas print in exchange for a review.  All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way.