CanvasPop framed print review

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Almost five years ago I reviewed a wrapped canvas print from CanvasPop. That review inspired several others resulting in a lot of original framed images on my walls. Recently the people at CanvasPop contacted me to ask if I might like to do a new review. At first I didn’t see the point but then they informed me that they are now offering professionally matted photo prints. Here’s what they had to say about their new offering.

Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size.

You reviewed one of our canvas prints with a gallery wrap. Our new framed prints include your image on fine-art photo paper, which is then framed behind glass instead. No canvas materials, no gallery stretch, and a completely different style of frame. Printing the image on photo paper also creates completely different image results.

It sounded interesting enough for me to say ok. The next step was to find an image worth of framing. I browsed through my photos but nothing really stuck out to me as something I’d like to frame and put on my wall. Then one day when I parked my car at the end of the road to get the mail, I looked up and saw this view:

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I liked the way the sun was hazy behind the tree and snapped a 3120 x 4160 resolution image with my LG G3. I didn’t crop or touch up the image in any way. When I got back to the house, I logged in to the CanvasPop site and went through the steps to order a print.

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The ordering process is pretty straight forward and really hasn’t changed much since my last experience. You start out by choosing between a canvas print or a framed paper print. I picked the framed paper print. Next you choose the size. I was offered a free 16 x 20 inch sized print. I then chose a black wood frame and the 2.5″ mat option.

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Then I uploaded the image that I had downloaded from my smartphone.

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Canvas pop will let you apply various filters to the image to give them a different appearance. I wanted to keep the original image as is, so I didn’t apply any of the special filters. I did apply their free Picture Perfect option though which makes sure the image is optimized and sharp.

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There are also options for more advanced image touch ups, enhancement and even full image restoration. I didn’t do any of these options with my image. I submitted my order and received a digital proof via email. The proof is just a screenshot of what the framed print will look like. After I approved the proof, the print was delivered about a week later in a well packed box.

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What do you think? I think it turned out great considering the original image was from my phone and not a DSLR. The image is printed on 345gsm semi-gloss baryta fine art paper.

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The handmade wood frame and mat both look professionally assembled down to the bevel edge on the mat. The image and mat are protected with a crystal clear, low-glare plexiglass insert. I could find no defects in any of the materials.

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The back of the print is covered in brown craft paper, with a sturdy hanging wire installed on the back of the print.

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The multi-strand copper hanging wire is attached securely to the frame.

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CanvasPop even includes the hanger and nail for the wall, as well as a $30 gift card that you can use for your next order.

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At the bottom of the print is a sticker that has been hand signed by the person who assembled the print. I thought that was a nice touch.

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Hanging the print was as easy as nailing a nail in the wall with the included hanger. It looks great on our wall and adds nicely to the tree theme we have going on in that room. I really love that all the artwork on our walls in the basement is from original images that we’ve taken ourselves. Every time I look at one of the framed prints on the wall, I remember where we were when we snapped that image. It makes me happy 🙂

When it comes to ordering ease, quick delivery and professional looking results, I highly recommend CanvasPop for their canvas and framed prints. I plan to use them again soon to fill out a few empty spots still left on my walls.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by CanvasPop. Please visit their site for more info.

 

Product Information

Price: $200 as reviewed, but price depends on size and options
Manufacturer:CanvasPop
Pros:
  • Professional matted image
  • Includes hanging hardware
  • Digitally proof image before printing
  • Image customization options
Cons:
  • None
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  • Mark Rosengarten April 20, 2015, 6:16 pm

    How’s the color reproduction? This is the issue I run into most often when I shop my print jobs out.

  • Sandee Cohen April 21, 2015, 7:12 am

    @Julie
    Color reproduction isn’t a question of how many colors, but how faithful the ones that are there.
    Those blues are actually hard to capture correctly. Compare the two images side by side. Did the print shift colors to the red making the image more purple? That’s the most common shift.
    Or did it shift to the yellow making it more green?
    Also, is it more saturated with more intense blue colors or slightly faded.

    But the irony is that often a person in a darkroom doing a custom print for themselves might shift the colors for their own personal preference.

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