Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pictures To Canvas: Easy Canvas Prints

A while back, I was contacted by the folks at Easy Canvas Prints and asked if I would be interested in receiving a canvas of one of my photos in exchange for reviewing the canvas. I took a look at their website just to assure myself it wasn't some sham deal. Once I was satisfied the company was legit, I agreed to their offer. If you know me at all, you know I call things the way I seem them. Yes, Easy Canvas Prints sent me a free canvas for review purposes. No, they did not see my review ahead of time. Just because something is free doesn't mean I will recommend it. Free crap is still crap, it's just free.

Fortunately, the canvas I received from Easy Canvas Prints was about as far from being crap as something can get! I was very impressed and pleased with the canvas and everyone I have shown it to has also been impressed. My initial thought was to use one of my hunting or fishing photos. At the last minute, I changed my mind and decided to use a picture of my brothers and I with our late grandfather. This was a fun picture to take and there was a lot of laughing going on between shots.

Getting a canvas made from one of your photos is very easy. You simply go to Easy Canvas Prints and upload your picture. It will even let you know if the photo is of sufficient resolution. Once the picture is uploaded, you can size it to fit within the frame size you have chosen and then pick from a variety of options. You can choose from a 0.75" or 1.5" border wrap. Border options include image wrap, mirror wrap, or a colored border. I chose the mirror wrap option on mine. As you can see from this next photo, the border mirrors everything adjacent to it.

Other options include color effects and retouching. Sizes range from 8x8 up to 30x40. You can see a complete list of sizes, prices, and options on the Pricing and Options page.

The canvas is well made and securely attached to the frame. The frame has no play in it whatsoever. The canvas itself has no wrinkles or loose spots. I've never had a canvas print before and I like the fact you can see the texture of the canvas up close, but when you step back, it looks just like a regular photo.

Overall, I am very happy with this product! I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, but the folks at Easy Canvas Prints did a wonderful job! I'm glad I chose this particular photo because now I have another great reminder of my grandfather.

Despite the fact I received this canvas for free, if it had been substandard, I would not recommend it. I won't associate my name with garbage, free or not. However, I have no problem recommending this company if you are looking to have something like this done with your photos. I am very satisfied with their work.


TexWisGirl said...

your granddad was the cutest thing ever... :) and without a hat, i wouldn't have recognized you.

i've looked at this company's site before and considered it. thanks for the recommend...

Dawn said...

What a neat idea! I have plenty of things I would think would look good "canvassed":)
That is one awesome picture there!!!!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

That is an ornery looking bunch there!

I'm going to check the site out. This may be what everyone is getting for Christams this year! Great idea

Bill said...

You know I've been looking at some things like this. Thanks for the review, it's really helpful.

darlin said...

I love this concept and your photo is a fantastic choice. Thanks for the review, I've had it in the back of my mind to have some shots done on canvas and didn't know which company to use, now when I'm ready to do this I'll give this company a try.

Sall's Country Life said...

I've been wanting to try this for a long time, but always chicken out when it comes to deciding on a photo.
Love your choice of prints! What a nice memory to display! I'm going over to check out the site next!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I've seen the ads for this product, Brian, but didn't know if it would be worth trying. Now that you have put your seal of approval on it, I know it must be good. Great review and I love the photo. :)