A few weeks back I was approached by Canvasdiscount.com with an offer to review their product. It's not very often I print my work for my own enjoyment, especially in canvas form, so I was grateful for the opportunity to have a few pieces printed. Upon reviewing their website, I was impressed with the vast variety of sizes to suit my needs as well as the ease of check out on their website. I ordered three canvases, two in the landscape size 16 x 30 and one 16 x 24. The prices were also fairly reasonable especially given the printing quality.
My package was promptly received within three days of ordering and shipped safely in cardboard and bubble wrap. If you know my work you know I am a color fiend often spending hours tweaking the tones to get them just so. To open a box of prints and have the color match exactly on the first try is every photographers dream. The prints were sharp and colorful revealing every minute detail, just the way I like them. After doing some reading on the printing process, I was delighting to learn they also provide UV protection on the prints to help aid in the lasting power of the art.
I didn't have much intent to frame them so I opted for the wrapped look as I appreciate the fluidity of the edges so as not to distract from the pieces themselves. Since there was such a wide variety of sizes, there wasn't much loss in the edges of the photo from the wrapping, only about an inch or so. The canvases were perfectly stretched and taut over the wooden bars.
Overall I was incredibly impressed by the quality. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was the fabric cord to hang which felt a bit like a shoelace. In another lifetime I was a professional framer and I always preferred the sturdiness of a wire cord pulled tightly between the metal hardware and wrapped cleanly around itself. But that's an easy enough exchange.