A few weeks ago, I was approached by Brendan at Easy Canvas Prints asking if I would like to have my Chincoteague Sunrise image printed and mounted on canvas for free. I really like that image and it is one of my favorites from our vacation in Chincoteague this past August, so I was definitely interested in hearing more. Brendan was offering to turn my photo-to-canvas in exchange for a blog post about my experience. I told him that I would be interested, but the blog post had to be in my own words without any editing or comments from the company. If I’m going to write an endorsement about a product, then I would want to do so in my own words. He agreed with me that they wanted the post to be in my own words.
So once we agreed on how this would proceed, I began the process to turn my Chincoteague Sunrise into a canvas. The process to convert your photos-to-canvas is very simple. They offer a choice of sizes and a choice of Standard Wrap or Gallery Wrap. Next you upload your image and then proceed through the checkout process. It is very quick and easy to get your beautiful images on their way to you. I got an email 2 days later saying that my canvas had shipped and UPS delivered the canvas about 3 days later. Here is a picture of the finished canvas.
I found the quality of the canvas to be very good. The frame was assembled from quality hardwoods and the canvas was properly stretched and fastened to the frame. They even include the hanger on the back of the image so it’s ready to hang right out of the box. I choose the Standard Wrap for my image as I think that will be a better look where we ultimately plan to hang the canvas. Here is a photo of the back of the canvas showing the frame, canvas fastening and mounting hardware.
I had the opportunity to work with Samantha in their Customer Love Team during this process. When my canvas initially arrived, I wasn’t happy with the colors. The canvas was much darker than what I had expected from the image I had posted to Flickr, my blog and my website. I called and explained my concern and there was no hesitation in what was going to happen. They were willing to reprint the canvas and make it right. I’m not sure if I should have used a different color profile in Photoshop or if it was a production problem on their end. Samantha asked me to send a photo of the canvas and a new JPEG and they would have their art department make sure the canvas is perfect. I lightened the image in Photoshop first, and the resulting canvas I received earlier this week was beautiful. The colors are perfect, the sky has the right tones in it and I am very pleased with the results.