A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints asking if I’d like to review their product in exchange for using their service to order one free print. As you may have noticed, I rarely do reviews on Budgeting in the Fun Stuff since they are more time consuming than my normal posts and I usually don’t want whatever item I am being asked to review. But I had already seen an ad or two for Easy Canvas Prints and was intrigued. Here is my honest review of their website service and product.
As you will see below, I selected an image of a flower bouquet that Mr. BFS surprised me with a few years ago. He pops up with flowers once or twice a year for no reason at all, which is fantastic to me, but this bouquet was by far my favorite ever. I love whatever type of Lily that is! It’s just gorgeous!
Ordering the Print
As I was saying, ordering the print was extremely easy in my opinion, which is the most important aspect of any site for me. Once I downloaded the photo, selected what size of canvas I wanted, selected the edge option, and selected the depth of the frame, I adjusted the placement of the image and added it to my cart. It was a very simple process that the software walks you through step-by-step.
I personally liked how interactive it was – as I was choosing what part of my picture to zoom in on, the program would automatically recreate the image so I could see how it would look. It seemed a little too hair-trigger, but it ended up helping me figure out exactly how to center my picture and how much I should zoom in to get the best out of the colors.
Three days after I ordered it, it came VERY well packaged to my door. I was impressed with how they protect their canvases! Only truly horrific delivery circumstances would ever be able to damage the prints since they are packed dead-center of a bigger box. No part of the canvas touched a part of the box that could be damaged. When you are talking about paying good money for what amounts to art, I appreciate it when packaging is taken into account.
As you can see below, my picture was turned into a very nice canvas print. Mr. BFS was kind enough to hang it above my new blogging desk while I was still at work, so it was a surprise when I walked in! A very pretty surprise at that! Here’s how it looks on my wall:
Price-wise, it looked like Easy Canvas Prints would be an affordable way to create a really great gift or artwork set for your home, but I personally will not be able to splurge on them more than once or twice a year. The one I ordered, a 16″ x 20″ with a 1.5″ black edge, is currently running about $90 total and the 8″ x 10″ ones with 3/4 inch edges are about $35. Keep in mind that they seem to be having a 25% off sale right now, so those prices may be higher in the future.
Overall, I am impressed and would honestly suggest this site to family and friends like you as a once in a while indulgence. I may be ordering two additional 8″ x 10″ ones with more bright colors soon just to finish off the wall above my desk…
What do you think? Have you ever considered having a photo turned into a print?