Review: Canvas Prints from CanvasPop.com

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I discovered CanvasPop earlier this year. I wanted to start printing my photos, and I liked what I was seeing online  (on their website and through other recommendations) so I wanted to try it out. I also like having my photos on canvas … it looks a bit more elegant, and there’s no shiny glass to add glare to the photo. Plus, canvas prints tend to be very lightweight, and since I’m almost always in a rental apartment I’m cautious of how many holes I poke into the walls.

So, I went to CanvasPop.com and ordered a print. Then, I ordered another … and another. And my latest print is a beautiful three-panel (triptych) of one of my newest favorite photographs above my bed. It’s absolutely stunning, and it makes me wish I had more wall-space to fill in my tiny apartment where I could display more canvas prints.

The things I love about CanvasPop:

  • First, the print quality is gorgeous. It’s bright, vibrant and pretty true to what I see on my monitor. I usually submit my images at 300dpi and sRGB for my color profile, and they print beautifully. (I also calibrate my monitor regularly—I use a Spyder 3—which I would recommend to any photographer in general.)
  • I LOVE the frame options. You can have your image set into a nice wooden frame (black, white or a gorgeous espresso-brown color) and it adds a very nice touch to the image. I like this because it adds an extra “professional” feel to the canvas, but another thing that is great about it is that it doesn’t wrap the photo around before it’s framed, so you don’t lose any of the edge of the print like you normally do when you have a photo gallery-wrapped.
  • The multiple panel options is so easy to order and I think it adds a uniqueness to a photo that makes them stand out. They basically do the work for you … just choose the option (“diptych”, “triptych”, or “quad”) when ordering your print and upload your normal-sized file and they will break it apart so it fits perfectly on your wall. They also set up the hardware on the back perfectly so that you can align your nails and they are leveled when you hang them up. I think it took me about 10 minutes (tops) to get these prints out of the box and up on my wall.
  • You can review a proof of your image before they mail it to you. This works well for the paneled option, just to make sure that your photo actually does work well separated into two or more side-by-side prints. They send an email to you of the proof, and you have to approve it before they continue with the printing. This does add a few extra days to your order, but it can be worth it if you want to ensure the composition works well with your photo.

It took me a while to get to the point where I didn’t just look at my photos on my computer, but I actually started printing them to hang on my wall. And now that I’m printing my photos I’m really glad that I found a great canvas printer to do this with. I give CanvasPop a HUGE thumbs-up.

Disclosure: CanvasPop gave me some credit in my account to go towards the print you see in the photo above, but all that did was just push me to getting the print I’ve been wanting for a while. I would never, ever say nice things about a product that I didn’t believe in or plan to use on my own … I love CanvasPop and will continue to get my canvas prints from them in the future.

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:09+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|20 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Nicole and I'm a photographer, author, & educator living in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. When I'm not making photos I'm writing books and tutorials for my online store, Learn more about me and my story here.

20 Comments

  1. Arthur November 3, 2011 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Hello!

    I absolutely love your food photography book, and it brought me here to your blog! This photo is beautiful, but how could you print it so large? Did you take the photo with a medium format camera? Did you stitch photos together? Did you print it at less than 300 dpi resolution?

    Many thanks,
    Arthur

  2. David Langdon November 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve always loved that photo of yours, and it works great as a triptych.

  3. Kelly @ JAX does design November 4, 2011 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Your triptych is beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing your CanvasPop experience. I’m thinking of having one of my photos made into a canvas to hang above the fireplace, and CanvasPop is one of the companies I’m considering.

  4. Gregory T. November 4, 2011 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Wow — the perfect photo for an amazing triptych. We have been looking for someone to print with. Maybe CanvasPop will give your followers a temporary discount code? ;)

    • Nicole November 10, 2011 at 1:04 am - Reply

      There’s a code you can use thru December 12th: NICOLESY15 will get you 15% off your order :)

      • Gregory T. November 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm - Reply

        Thanks Nicole!

  5. Mike November 8, 2011 at 8:56 am - Reply

    I’ve been looking for a great place to get some of my shots made into a canvas print. I love your triptych you posted. It’s beautiful. I enjoy reading your posts.

    Thanks,
    Mike

  6. Lynne November 9, 2011 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Your photo is awesome! The canvas treatment is beautiful.

  7. Angie November 10, 2011 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Hey girl! This is BEAUTIFUL! I’ll definitely have to look into this.

  8. Gloria November 14, 2011 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Simply amazing..beautiful and pure.. I would love love love some paintings like those in my livingroom.. :D

  9. tapestryguy November 15, 2011 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Thanks, very nice
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  10. Gonzalo November 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Hey Nicole, It’s an awesome photo. I was wondering what size you choose to print this canvas and if you use some software to upsize your images using 300dpi.

    Thanks,
    Gonzalo

    • Nicole November 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm - Reply

      When you shoot RAW, you can export the image at whatever DPI you want it to be (which is what I do).

  11. red chilli photography November 26, 2011 at 2:54 am - Reply

    It looks awesome, I’ve never found fields of lavendar as this is on my list of shots to get before I hang up the camera!

    Regards

    James

  12. Tim October 30, 2012 at 4:33 am - Reply

    When I need to choose the best canvas print company in US I use http://www.canvasprintsreviews.com

    It’s simple to compare one company to others there.

  13. kevin March 14, 2013 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    I would have to disagree with the positive review above. I found it very hard to work with this company. There was a composition that I was working on which ultimately didn’t work out because my work was judged. Even through eventual discussino with management, nothing was resolved. Website functions are also limited and they do charge extra for features like croping. Would definitely not recommend!

  14. Emily April 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I recently used a company called http://www.customcanv.as. They dont charge extra for cropping, they have pretty good customer service. First time I ordered with them I told them I was an interior designer and was interested in becoming a regular customer they even included 2 extra prints for free.

    I saw this work on their website and requested the exact one for my client. Since my order was over $250 they said they would take care of the editing and everything:
    https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/488220_158361914326161_622057481_n.jpg

    I usually dont comment about companies but these ppl customer service really impressed me.

    • Michelle December 12, 2013 at 8:56 am - Reply

      Hi Emily,

      I just read your post about customcanv.as. Are they still in business and how did you get in touch with them (what was the best method, email vs phone). Thank you!

      Michelle

    • Diana perez August 31, 2014 at 7:05 am - Reply

      CUSTOMCANV.AS : NOT RECOMMENDED

      Once I place the order, I was worried about how the quality of my picture will end on a canvas. I was very concerned because the picture is a close up of my husband wearing sunglasses, I was the one who took the picture, so I was perfectly reflected in the glasses, that was the cool part of the picture and that is why I wanted it in a big canvas.

      I talked to someone (it was very easy to reach a person who can help me, by that time), she told me:

      Hi Diana,

      This photo should be ok to print on 40×20. If there are any other issues the graphics team will let you know.

      Best,

      Meg
      ________

      In the canvas I received you can barely see that there is me reflected in the glasses. The canvas is too dark. The whole idea of the picture was lost!.

      Now I have tried to call and it is impossible to talk to someone. No body answer my emails. I did chat with someone through the website, and he said they are not responsible of the color correction, (which is not the problem) and that to find a color corrector it will cost me hundreds (like saying “you shouldn’t complain because we are cheap”) I told him “Meg” told me they will let me know if something is wrong with the picture, and he ended ignoring me and didn’t answered back.

      I am so disappointed.

      . They should told me that the canvas won´t be what I expected.

      THE WORST PART:
      Nobody has answered my emails or call me back, the guy on the chat ignore me. Nobody cares, they just care when I paid, they sale their product and that´s it.

  15. haber September 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info!.

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