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CANVAS POP

For almost 10 years, Canvas Pop has been an innovator in the canvas prints market. They were the first canvas printing service to offer Instagram and Facebook photo printing - which has now become a hallmark of most top-rated print companies.

You'll find them mentioned in the New York Times, on Good Morning America, and many other places. Here's why:

  • "100% Absolute Love Guarantee" - no time limit, no fine print. If you don't love your print, they'll either send you a replacement or give you a full refund.
  • Free digital proofs - see exactly how your print is going to look before it goes into production.
  • Free retouching
  • Any resolution image, any size - their experts will help you make it look great.
  • Commitment to gallery-quality canvas printing, with every project handcrafted in the US.

What about the actual process of designing and ordering a canvas print? It doesn't get easier: select a saved image on your device, or choose one from IG or FB. Ours loaded very quickly from our laptop. Once you choose the size, you'll need to select your frame and edge options. We loved how Canvas Pop shows photos of what each option looks like, making it so much easier to visualize our project. Rolled canvas is the default; if you want a frame, it'll add from $21 to $46, depending on the depth and color you want. Or, if you want a black border, white border, or photo wrap, those are available at no extra charge. Add a digital proof for free by entering the desired email address for its delivery.

Finally, if you want any filters/effects or advanced design services, make sure to expand the Advanced Options section. You do have to pay extra for things like whitening teeth or removing people from a photo; prices range from $9.95 to $49.95, depending on the level of services you're requesting.

Pricing was affordable. For our image, we were given 4 suggested sizes ranging from 8x10 to 30x40, at costs from $33 to $169. As we browsed the Canvas Pop site, we got a pop-up offer of a 45% discount. Unlike most website pop-ups, this one didn't require an email address and/or newsletter subscription to get the discount. Instead, we were taken to Canvas Pop's Coupons and Deals page where we found the coupon code for our discount. We liked that! Plus, if you happen to be a designer, photographer, or artist, get in touch with their support team for additional savings, because Canvas Pop "loves supporting great art and design".

There are two shipping options: $14.00 for standard shipping and $39.00 for rush shipping. Standard has a production time of 5-7 days, plus 3-7 business days for delivery, while rush comes with a 3-day production time and 4 business day delivery window.

What do people have to say about Canvas Pop? Check out social media for yourself: you'll find lots of glowing comments on their Facebook and Twitter feeds. Everywhere we looked, their reputation was fantastic. This reputation would be even better if, in the future, Canvas Pop can also secure a rating and/or accreditation with the Better Business Bureau; they had no rating (positive or negative) at the time of our review.

Canvas Pop is a company that genuinely cares about the quality of the products they sell and about their customers. We're sure you'll enjoy your experience if you select their services for your canvas prints.

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CANVAS PRESS

Based in Texas, Canvas Press has been offering paper, metal, and canvas prints since opening in 2006. Their prints are all made in and shipped from the USA, allowing for faster delivery and higher-quality prints than services who make and ship canvas prints overseas.

One perk that Canvas Press offers that we didn't see with all of the companies in our review is a free image consultation. When you click the "help" button on the navigation bar, you'll find the link to the form to fill out and to upload your photo. You'll be contacted by a Canvas Press representative who will get any extra information needed and answer your questions prior to placing your order.

You'll find an appealing variety of canvas sizes with this company:

  • 8x8
  • 8x10
  • 11x14
  • 16x20
  • 16x24
  • 18x24
  • 20x30
  • 24x30
  • 24x36
  • 30x40
  • 36x48
  • Custom sizes of your choosing

You'll also get four different mounting/border options: 0.75", 1.5", 2", and non-stretched canvas. If you opt for one of the wrapped styles, you can select a mirror, image, or color wrap. Canvas options range from standard with a satin finish, museum matte, or museum glossy.

Everyday pricing is higher than most, starting at $41.33 for an 8x8, 0.75" canvas print. But, when we went to place an order, there was a seasonal promotion in placed offering a discount of 50% on canvas prints up to the 36x48 size.

To get started, you can click on the bright pink/red Create a Canvas Print button at the top of the page. You'll need to know the thickness you want right away, since it's the first selection you have to make. We didn't love that we either had to upload an image or get it from Flickr; we would love to see social media upload options like Instagram or Facebook as well. It took a long time to upload our selected image from our laptop; competitor sites had it ready to go in a second or two, while we waited more than a minute for it to appear on the Canvas Press Design Tool. It never did. We refreshed the screen and tried uploading again, to no avail. That was a definite frustration and disadvantage; most customers would probably walk away at that point, no matter how good the service is otherwise.

Shipping is much more expensive at Canvas Press than with most of their competitors. Ground Shipping starts at $20 for a package less than 17" and goes all the way up to $50 for packages measuring more than 40". If you need 3-day express/overnight delivery, you're looking at a range of $35/$55 to $95/$120.

On a positive note, customers have great things to say about the quality of the canvas prints received from Canvas Press. Fast delivery, excellent image reproduction, and better-than-average materials are some of the compliments the business receives on a regular basis. Better yet, Canvas Press offers a 30-day replacement policy and a lifetime guarantee on workmanship and materials.

If you can get the uploading tool to work for you, Canvas Press is a good choice for higher-quality canvas prints that are printed in and shipped from the US. Just be prepared for it to cost a little extra for both the print itself as well as the shipping.

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Best Canvas Prints

To help you find the Best Canvas Prints, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of Canvas Pop and Canvas Press.

Who has the best Canvas Prints? Gone are the days where the best way to display a treasured photograph was in a traditional frame. Most home decoration TV shows, magazines, and websites feature canvas prints as the most modern-yet-elegant format for showing off your children, favorite scenic shots from a vacation, or even spotlighting your four-legged family members.

Using a canvas print takes your images from a flat, two-dimensional aspect and pops them out as a 3-D work of art. Whether you're buying a canvas print for yourself or as a gift to commemorate a special occasion, ordering it online can save you time and money while still resulting in the pixel-perfect quality you'd expect if you entrusted the project to a local photographer and print shop.

When working with an online supplier of canvas prints, you'll find that the best websites will walk you through everything you need to know - from how to select an ideal image, the best canvas size for your selected photograph, which framing to use, and which touch-up services like fixing color balance or adding text elements might give it a special touch.

How can you tell which canvas print company you should use for your next project? Services vary widely, so as you decide which one would meet your needs, keep these factors in mind:

  • Pricing. How much will you pay for the print size you want? Does the company offer any discounts, free or reduced-cost shipping, or other perks that can make it even more affordable? How much will you pay for upgrades like contrast balancing or other features?
  • Reputation. What do previous customers have to say about the quality of the canvas prints they purchased? Does the company have a rating with the BBB?
  • Simplicity. Does the company's website make it as frustration-free as possible to upload your photos and get your canvas print ordered quickly? Is it easy to make changes, add customization, or fix flaws in the photo?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Canvas Print stores available today. We hope this information helps you design the right canvas print for your home, office, or gift-giving needs!



Types of Pictures That Make Good Canvas Prints

We've all had a "Kodak" moment. Maybe it was the first time you saw a baby fawn taking its first steps in a field. Maybe it was that fantastic waterfall you encountered at the end of a hike in the wilderness. Or maybe it was just your grandma, sitting on her rocking chair on the front porch of her hundred-year-old home. Whatever the moment, we've all had one where we just knew it would make a memorable photo.

Photos that can only be classified as "Kodak" moments definitely are the kinds that make excellent canvas art.

But what, exactly, is canvas art?

Canvas art is created through a specialized printer which requires special eight to 12 color inkjet printers containing UV-resistant ink. You want to use UV-resistant ink because if the canvas will be hung on a wall, it most likely will at some point be exposed to sunlight, which can cause it to fade. UV-resistant ink helps to slow the fading process. The printer is designed to accommodate canvas, which is heavier than most of the kinds of paper we use in our home and office printers.

A high-resolution photo or digital image is then taken, scanned into a computer, and printed onto the canvas with the special printer.

Once you understand the process, it is much easier to choose photos or digital images which would lend themselves to the creation of a good canvas piece.

The first step in choosing a picture that would make a good canvas print is to make sure the image being used is of a high resolution. Most new cameras are capable of 8 to 12 megapixel images, with more expensive digital SLR cameras able to produce even higher resolutions. The general rule of thumb is if the image isn't at least 350 dpi (dots per inch), it will not reproduce well onto canvas. If you are unsure whether your photo or digital image is of good enough quality for printing onto canvas, consider consulting a professional photographer or canvas art business before placing an order. They should be able to review the image or print photo and tell you if it will reproduce well.

If the quality of the photo is acceptable, you also may want to ask the printing company if they are able to edit or "brush up" the photo for you. Issues like red eye, smears and even dust on the lens of the camera can transfer to your canvas art. These are all things that with the right photo-editing equipment - such as Photoshop - can be altered to create a better-looking image.

Among some of the images which have found their way onto canvas include:

  • Family portraits
  • Portraits of pets
  • Skyline photos, particularly at sunset or sunrise
  • Landscape photos
  • Waterfalls, lakes or the ocean
  • Wildlife

The list of what can be transferred to canvas is endless and truly depends on the taste of the individual who is ordering the piece.

 



Canvas Prints In The News

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Published:  Sun, 14 Oct 2018 09:26:00 GMT



A print sold for $1.4 million at auction, then shredded itself

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Published:  Sat, 06 Oct 2018 19:16:00 GMT



Social media mocks White House painting of Trump drinking Diet Coke with Lincoln

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Published:  Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:28:00 GMT



Police Canvas Neighborhood Where Burglar Took Nude Photos, Left Alarming Note

Detectives said they gathered additional prints Tuesday. They've also gathered DNA left behind. "The guy is sick. Yeah, that's bad," said neighbor Joe Melton. "Somebody left something like that, you d...

Published:  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:20:00 GMT



Review: WhiteWall Acrylic Mini Prints (A Pretty Unique Way of Showcasing Your Work)

The WhiteWall Acrylic Mini prints have punch to them, are durable, and look nice. Part of this is due to the reflective properties of them; and I genuinely wish that they had a matte finish. Most of t...

Published:  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 03:00:00 GMT



These Vans Sneakers Are All About an Unexpected Animal Print

The cow print gets dressed up and applied to two classic Vans shoes: the Slip-On and the Authentic. Both sneakers feature that unmistakable black-and-white spotted pattern on a canvas upper and are ro...

Published:  Wed, 03 Oct 2018 08:36:00 GMT



Exclusive: Alex Ross unveils four more superhero fine art prints for NYCC 2018

As a primer for this Big Apple pageantry parading into the Javits Center October 4-7, Alex Ross Art and SYFY WIRE are teaming up to keep you informed of every limited-edition canvas, fine art print, a...

Published:  Tue, 09 Oct 2018 05:15:00 GMT




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