Review: CanvasDesign Photo Canvas

Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by CanvasDesign to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.

CanvasDesign logoProduct: CanvasDesign Photo Canvas

Price: from £7.99

Age Range: n/a

Manufacturer’s Description: Upload your pictures to be transformed into beautiful canvas prints by CanvasDesign. We have been in the printing and framing industry since 2004 and we are very passionate about turning our customers cherished photos into ever lasting memories.

We are the leading manufacturers and innovators of high quality stylish canvas prints in the UK, printing hundreds of pictures per week both for retail and trade customers, enabling us to keep our prices competitive. When you order a canvas from us, it comes framed and ready to hang straight out of the box on a chunky pine gallery frame. No home assembly is required.

Rating: (5/5 stars)

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Review: I love to take photos of my girls, and always think that it is a shame that not enough of them get transferred from the screen to print. In the past I have taken advantage of offers from online canvas companies to buy photo canvases at more affordable prices than the more well known print companies. You always get what you pay for, however, and these cheap canvases I have bought in the past, while nice to look at and have on the wall, aren’t really top quality.

When CanvasDesign sent me one of their photo canvases to review, I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the cotton canvas, the clarity and colours of the printing, and the chunky well-built frame. I love my new canvas!

The canvas I received matches the image I sent them perfectly. Here is the photo I sent (click it to view it full size if you like):

Georgie-and-Lydia-Mama-Geek

And here is the canvas I received:

Canvas from CanvasDesign

The printing is just superb, with great quality 100% cotton canvas and fantastic colour matching. You can see all of the detail of the photo – right down to the text in Georgie’s book, the texture on her cotton tights, and even the snot under Lydia’s nose!

Canvas close up

Canvas close up

I measured the canvas they sent me, which is 26″ x 16″. This isn’t one of their standard sizes, as they sent a custom one that suited the image I emailed them best. So, I chose to look at the landscape canvas measuring 4″ bigger in both dimensions to look at the price, and was staggered to see that a 30″ x 20″ canvas is just £29.99!

That is an incredible price for the quality of product. To compare, the price for an equivalent canvas from one of those “well known print companies” is £99.99. That price difference is staggering. CanvasDesign also have a price guarantee so you can be sure you are getting the lowest price.

Corner tension

I compared the canvas to the ones my Dad has bought in various online cheap deals, and the finished product was just so much better. The CanvasDesign canvas has a chunky solid pine frame that feels well constructed, corner wedges to keep the tension, and with the staples holding the canvas onto the frame covered up with thick tape. The bargain deal canvases had much smaller frames, which felt quite flimsy, and nothing covering up the staples.

Canvas

Bleed on edge

Every CanvasDesign photo canvas comes with free UK 48 hour delivery, and a free fixing kit. I am so impressed by this! Usually you get stung with delivery charges, and I am used to waiting weeks for canvases to arrive. With this canvas, it arrived within days of me sending over the image.

Fixing kit

The canvas was very well packaged, with plenty of protective bubble wrap and then multiple layers of corrugated cardboard, all sealed up with fragile tape.

Packaging

I had a play with the online ordering system and it seems very easy to use, with plenty of options and decent explanations of what the technical terms mean. You can do some basic image enhancements like sepia or black & white conversion, but I would probably choose to do those on my own image editing software before uploading, to give me more control over contrast etc.

My Canvas

I will definitely be buying more photo canvases from CanvasDesign in future, and I am truly delighted with the canvas I received. 5 stars!

To receive a 15% discount on orders from CanvasDesign, use code BLOG15 at checkout. Keep an eye out for a canvas giveaway on the blog very soon!

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