As you might recall, back in September I wrote about how badly I wanted to print my feather photographs on an enormous loose canvas. Well, as luck would have it, 10 days ago I was approached by Easy Canvas Prints, asking if I would like to review their product. Um, yes!
Full disclosure: I was provided with a free canvas as part of the review process. Rest assured that my review will be completely honest.
Exactly a week ago, I placed my order for a custom sized 26"x40" inch stretched canvas. Today, a rather large and exciting package was delivered to my door.
The box contained a 24"x36" stretched canvas print of my new feather photographs. Yeah, not a 26"x40"... I suspect that since this was a "freebie", I was supposed to stick to standard sizes. It's important for you to know that rather than placing an order for the exact item in my cart, I gave the details to my contact at Easy Canvas Prints and she finalized the order. I suspect the change in size occurred then. I would have liked a heads up, but aside from this my contact was quite helpful and responsive.
Easy Canvas Prints does not currently offer a loose canvas option (which I would have loved) but they did do a nice job with the wrap. You can get a sense for the texture of the canvas, the wrap, and the sawtooth hangers in the photos above. The piece is surprisingly light for it's size, which is a nice change considering I usually mount my photos on plywood. The archival coating does give the fabric a slight "plasticky" sheen, but that comes with the territory with any archival canvas. Compared to other canvases I've seen, that glossiness is pretty subtle. And, let's face it, I'll take archival over perfectly matte any day.
Ta da! (Don't you love the new floating shelf my hubby installed in our living room?) Overall I am quite pleased with this print. I'm so happy to be able to see my feathers on canvas, as I have been wishing to do. The earthy colors and contrast came out perfectly. Also, it was great to be able to choose a custom wrap color (I picked ivory) based on the colors in my photograph. It makes the piece look a lot more polished than only being able to choose white or black.
So what do you think? Would you ever print your images on canvas?
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