This past Monday was our Birthday. We wanted something special and unique to commemorate our blog being one year old. As luck would have it, we were contacted by EasyCanvasPrints to print and review one of their photos to canvas pieces. We thought this would be the perfect present to ourselves.
You know when you go into a greasy spoon diner and then have their “first dollar” framed on the wall? We kind of felt that way about having a photo to canvas.
I use the photo on the right on our About Page and on our Facebook and Twitter profiles. It has kind of become our signature photo. When you see it you know you are reading about or interacting with YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com. We thought that getting our favorite photo printed on canvas to hang on our wall and remind ourselves where it all started would be cool.
We found the canvas creation process to be a little buggy. The website software kept giving me an error message when I clicked the “upload photo” button. Also, when I moved the cursor on the design page it seemed to “cut out” and flash a little – like visible and then not visible. I do use Firefox though so it could have been a browser issue. I didn’t have any problem in Internet Explorer. Overall, the ordering process was pretty easy.
I was really impressed with the print quality when the canvas arrived. The picture turned out true to color. I have has experiences in the past where the processing made certain colors look different from they did in the original photo. This was definitely not the case here! (any lightness of color seen in the photo is due to poor lighting conditions and the texture of the canvas)
Other people who have ordered photos to canvas from EasyCanvasPrints have felt the same way I did about the quality. One of their Facebook fans printed her favorite beach photos and said, “I literally am crying I am so happy with them! Now I can relive being on these beaches every time I walk into my living room!”
OK…so that is maybe a little over the top for me. There were no tears involved when I got mine but it does show that she thought the prints looked just like her photos.
The canvas is textured but the lines and details of the photo were still very sharp. In fact, the details were almost too clear. When I got it, Chester had a white spot on his nose. I thought maybe it was a printing flaw.
I have been using this photo for my blog for a long time and never noticed it. I looked at the picture again and, sure enough, there it was.
I would suggest that you pay attention to the small details in any photo you choose to get printed. Everything will be magnified. You don’t want your dog’s eye boogie to all of a sudden become the focal point of the print 🙂
I am really happy with how the canvas turned out. I would definitely consider doing it again. Maybe even for a Christmas present. It is a nice alternative to the typical photo in a frame.
EasyCanvasPrints was generous enough to give us an 8 X 10 print to canvas to give away to one lucky reader. Enter using the form below.
The first two are mandatory (both leaving a comment below and liking EasyCanvasPrints on Facebook) to enter but will give you two chances to win. The contest begins today and ends at midnight EST on December 8, 2011. The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 10th.