Monday, June 18, 2012

Canvas4life Stretched Canvas Print Review

I've been wanting to get my 2011 family Christmas photo hung on my wall ever since I got my Christmas cards done up with it. The picture just turned out so well. So when I was approached by Canvas4life I didn't turn them down. They let me get a custom 20"x16" stretched canvas print. It was so simple to order on their website.

All I had to do was upload the photo I wanted to use. They have quality detection software that will automatically detect the resolution and pixel dimensions of your photo and only allow you to choose sizes compatible with your image quality, ensuring top quality canvas prints each and every time. Once my photo was uploaded to their Canvas Builder I could select the canvas layout (single panel, split panel 2, split panel 3), size, print finish (uncoated, matte or satin), depth (.75" or 1.5 deep frame), bleed (bleed, no bleed, mirror bleed or gallery look and/or border/edge color), virtual frames (a number of them to pick from if wanted at all) and if I wanted PhotoPerfect (if checked yes Canvas4life can adjust the photo to help enhance end result). These choices did not cost any extra no matter what selection I chose. I could see every change made by me also done to my photo in real time in the virtual preview.

Then I could also click on the Advanced Editor and fix the image positioning, cropping, depth, bleed choices, photo effects (black & white, sepia, etc.), adjustments (brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, blur), and/or add text.

You can also click the Living Room Viewer and add in furniture, people, pets, etc. then change the color of the walls and floor so you can view your canvas all in a virtual room setting. I kinda wish they had more variety of things you can put in the room because my virtual living room turned out kinda boring and really didn't look anything like my living room. You could also view the canvas in 3d and have it rotate 360 degrees so that you can see how it would look from front to back and all around.

After playing a bit with the settings and getting the canvas exactly how I wanted it I was ready to order. It was fun creating this work of art! Once I received it in the mail I saw that it was expertly packaged so that it would arrive to me safely. Once I opened it up I saw the same exact work I created virtually come to life. The canvas they use is 100% cotton and weighs in at 400gsm and the inks they use for printing are HP Vivera inks which are archival standard guaranteed to last over 75 years. Every canvas from Canvas4life arrives stretched over real artists' stretcher bars and has corner wedges in every corner on the back to ensure the stretch does not sag over time and lasts a lifetime. Also their SuperSaver shipping is absolutely free and they have a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied. When I opened up my canvas print I also found two $10 gift cards for their store and information on how to care for my canvas. Wow! That is great customer service!!

Canvas4life is giving an introductory 10% discount offer to my readers. Try it out, just click on the link to access the site. OR put in PROMO CODE: eclecticwoman25 and get 25% off!

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to Canvas4life for sending me product for free to review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

1 comment:

Mother Smucker said...

What a great idea for a Christmas gift! Thanks for the post!