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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Printcopia Review / Giveaway

I received this product for the purpose of this review. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours.
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Every online photo printing place seems to be advertising photos on canvas these days. It seems all the rave. I recently had the opportunity to try out the service from Printcopia and thought I'd surprise someone with one of their photographs on canvas.
Photo of Bridge on Canvas
Ordering a photo on canvas is very simple. Just upload a photo of the appropriate resolution, pick a size and how you want the image to wrap over the borders, and you're pretty much done, besides payment. The wrapping options are a solid color for the border, the picture fully wrapping the border, and mirror imaging the edges over the frame. For large enough photos, where you don't mind losing the edges of the picture, I like the full wrapping option. More typically though, you'll use the other two as they don't lose the edges of the picture.

Shortly after ordering, the photo arrives, ready to hang, with a hangar attached to the back of the wood holding the canvas. Printcopia will even throw in the part to attach to the wall for a couple bucks more so you'll have everything to hang your canvas.

It is nice seeing the photo on canvas. I went not for a portrait, but instead for a fall scene. The colors aren't quite as sharp as if printed on paper, but I believe that is a result of printing to canvas. You're just not going to get the brightness of a high gloss paper. I was impressed with the look.


Photos can be uploaded directly from your local computer, or pulled in from Instagram or Facebook. Each very easily.

The price for printing to canvas starts at $42.58 for an 8x10 or $85.16 for a 16x20, with other sizes available, too, and options like sepia color finishing.

Would I use the service again? I think it would make a great gift for someone, like a grandparent. Personally, while the picture looks perfectly fine, I'm not sure if I'm so keen on printing pictures to canvas. Perhaps a collage on a canvas, but I'm just not so sure. And that isn't a negative on Printcopia, just the whole concept of printing to canvas.

Want to try one for yourself? We have a giveaway of an 8"x10" canvas print from Printcopia. It is 18+ for US/Canada only and runs until 8/25 at 11:59pm EDT.
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DisclosureI received the above mentioned product for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. 

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