#CanvasHQ Custom Canvas Print Review & #Giveaway (ends 8/14)

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I’ve always enjoyed amateur photography (and I’m very amateur, but that doesn’t make it any less fun). One of my favorite free-time activities is to hop in the car and head out to the back roads to find good photo ops. I have hundreds if not thousands of photos saved on my computer, everything from nature scenes to abandoned buildings, and of course lots of pictures of my kids and their artwork. But I’d never had any of my pictures printed on canvas before, and when I learned about CanvasHQ, I was interested to see what one of my photographs would look like on canvas.

Canvas prints

Why should you use CanvasHQ for your canvas prints? There are lots of reasons!

  • 20140801_193221Canvas HQ uses artisan-quality canvas and lifelong UV- and water-resistant inks.
  • They use solvent-based ink, because, just like oil paint, it stands up to moisture and resists fading. (The other guys use a water-based ink, just like your inkjet printer, that bleeds when moist).
  • CanvasHQ is the only place to offer a choice of glossy, semi-gloss, and matte finish for your art. They also give you a choice in frame depths – .75″, 1.5″, or 2.5″.
  • Fast and free digital proofs – if you select an image effect and don’t like the way it looks, they’ll tweak it or remove it. They also provide minor editing services such as red-eye reduction – just let them know when you place your order.
  • Your order will be ready to ship in just two to three days from the day you place your order (or from when you approve your digital proof).
  • Customer service: CanvasHQ is available by phone 24 hours a day and also offer a live chat feature.
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee: If you’re not happy with your purchase, contact them within 30 days and they’ll either remake your artwork or refund your money. And all of their artwork has a lifetime guarantee that it will not fade, crack, or bubble.

Photos on canvas

I was really impressed with the entire process of having my picture printed onto canvas. I chose to print one of the favorite photographs I’ve taken – a picture of the sun setting over Lake Cadillac. You may recognize it; it’s the one I’m currently using as my blog background. The website is really easy to use, and I had no problems uploading and adjusting my photo. After submitting my photo, it was sent to their graphic design team to check over and make sure everything looked good for printing. They emailed me a notification when my proof was ready, with an image of what the print would look like pre-mounting.

Proof

You have the option of having your image stop at the edge of the where the frame will be or wrapping around. Since I wasn’t planning on framing mine for a while (if ever), I chose to have my print wrap around.

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My print arrived via FedEx and was carefully wrapped in a plastic sleeve inside of the shipping box. CanvasHQ prints come with the hanging hardware mounted to the back of the frame and even includes a hanging hook so you can mount your canvas without the need for any tools.

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Sadly, the included hanging hook didn’t work for my walls – it went into the wall easily at first, but then hit something inside the wall and wouldn’t go any further. But our house is old and still has lath and plaster walls in many of the rooms, so unless you too have a weird old house, the hanging hook should work just fine for you. I just used a regular old screw to hang my print from and that works fine.

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The frame that the canvas is mounted to is made of kiln-dried super premium pine. (Since I’ve never had a canvas print before, I was curious about how it was put together).

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I knew right where I wanted to hang my print – in my “writing nook,” which is actually just my desk tucked into the ground floor of our house’s turret. I turned it into a cubicle sort of area with a strategically placed bookcase. Yes folks, this is where the blogging magic happens! 😉

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I really love this print, and intend to have more prints made of my photography in the future now that I’ve seen how high quality these prints are. We have quite a lot of wall surface to decorate in our new(ish) house, so there’s plenty of room to hang up my photographs as well as prints of my children’s art! And if we ever get a family picture done, I’d love to have that printed on canvas as well.

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You can learn more about CanvasHQ on their website, Facebook page, and Twitter page.

Win It!

One lucky reader is going to win an 11″ x 14″ Canvas Print (or $53.95 in credit – the value of the 11″ x 14″ Canvas Print – towards a larger print)! This giveaway is open to readers in the US and Canada and will end on August 14th at 11:59pm EST.

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides, Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Dividing by Zero is not responsible for prize fulfillment; the sponsor is responsible for shipping the prizes to the winner’s valid address (no PO Boxes). Your information will not be sold or shared; it is used by the blog owner only and solely for verification/prize fulfillment.

50 thoughts on “#CanvasHQ Custom Canvas Print Review & #Giveaway (ends 8/14)

  1. Something beautiful I have captured in my travels!

  2. It would be a picture or family or friends.

  3. I would print a picture of my little man 🙂
    Thank You for the chance!

  4. We just got our wedding pictures back so I would put one of them on the canvas!

  5. I would print a pic of my little girl on her first bday

  6. I think I would have one of my daughters wedding pics made, and give it to her as a gift.

  7. I would print a picture of my two beautiful grandchildren!

  8. I have a great picture of my daughter at Disney world from this summer that would be the best choice! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  9. I would get a new family picture taken just for this!

  10. I would do our wedding picture

  11. It would be of my two little beautiful grandsons with their two beautiful Mommies.

  12. I have many pictures of lighthouses, along with pictures of my Grand-daughter.

  13. I have this awesome shot of my hubby with our newborn baby girl and son in the hospital that I would love to have on canvas.Would make a great gift!

  14. I would have a picture of my three children together put on this.

  15. I would have my daughters graduation picture printed on the canvas!!

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  17. A family photo that we recently had one.

  18. I would do a family photo from our ocean holiday this summer. We already have a beautiful sunrise in the caribbean picture on canvas

  19. I would love to have a picture of my son printed on canvas.

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  20. my daughters wedding picture

  21. I think I would do an Alaska pic from our honeymoon. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  22. A picture of my newborn son!

  23. I have a picture of our family that was taken about a month before my Dad passed away that I would use.

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  25. I’d print a picture of my nephew and give it as a gift to my sister-in-law.

  26. I would have a picture of my daughter and her family put on canvas for the living room wall

  27. I would love to have a picture of my grandson put on the canvas and hang in my entryway!!!

  28. I would have a landscape image of northern Minnesota.

  29. A family photo!

  30. My guy is a really good photographer, so I’d let him pick, but I have a couple favorite photos of the two of us and the dog.

  31. I think I would have a picture of my kids!!

  32. probably a wedding photo

  33. I would put my favorite photo of my three sons on this and hang it where everyone can see it!

  34. A family photo

  35. A phopt we took of the half dome at yosemite park

  36. A picture of my daughter.

  37. I would have a picture of my 2 dogs, Louie and Dutch, printed on the canvas. I know we all think our dogs are the cutest but we have a Corgi and a Labor doodle and they really are cute together because they are such different breeds but they are both mostly black.

    • Corgis are my husband’s favorite breed (I’m partial to golden retrievers, myself) – we’re hoping to add a dog (or maybe two) to our family in the next year or two.

  38. Engagement shoot photo would be perfect on canvas

  39. I would print a family vacation!

  40. I would like a picture on canvas of My daughter and Husband and there new baby, 3 weeks old

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  42. I would print a picture from my brother’s wedding.

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  44. Family portrait or a relaxing image like the ocean.

  45. I have a great family portrait from our Carribean vacation I would get on canvas

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  47. I would put my daughters graduation picture on the canvas.

  48. I would either choose a family vacation photo or a photo from my parents vow renewal ceremony

  49. I think I would have a landscape or ocean view.

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