I just love getting photos printed, being a photographer I have a professional printer that I use and love but sometimes I need to use a quick cheaper service and have often found that the quality can be almost as good as the professionals. When CanvasChamp got in touch to see if I would like to review for them I was very intrigued to see how their products match up seeing as they are incredibly cheap! I was offered a 12×12″ photo cushion and a 16×20″ canvas print to review.
Ordering the products was very quick and simple. The website is very straight forward and the hardest part came down to choosing which photos to use. I decided that I would use the opportunity to get gifts for my daughter’s upcoming birthday and the photos that I wanted to use were just photos from my iPhone. I wasn’t too worried about this as I have printed phone photos out to a huge size before and have had incredible results.
Firstly the canvas, this is size 16″ x 20″ which is a really lovely size, currently it is on the website priced at £21.94. The canvas was delivered in about 3 days so I didn’t have too long to wait at all. I love this photo of my family and know that Boo will just love this in her bedroom. The colours of the photo are absolutely spot on but the quality of the printing really does let it down. From a distance it is OK but close up it is blurred and there is ghosting around the edges of the people. Had I purchased this I would not be happy with the printing.
The back of the canvas it tidy, it is pull nice and tight and it comes with hanging hooks in place so all you need to do is hammer in a couple of nails and place it on the wall. Everything about the canvas is perfect just not the printing. The quality is great, actually better than I would expect from such a low priced canvas. I’m not sure what happened with my photo as it just doesn’t match up to the otherwise great product.
Now the printing of the cushion is totally different, it is just lovely. This is Boo and her big brother who she adores and she doesn’t see him very often as he is busy with university so this will be a perfect gift for her. This photo cushion is size 12″ x 12″ and are currently priced at £8.75 on the website. Which I think is a bargain. I would definitely use CanvasChamp to order more of these as gifts but I would definitely go for a bit bigger next time
The cushion has a lovely soft silky feel to it, the only thing I am not keen on it the white bar next to the zip with the description on. I opted for a black backed cushion so I guess it stands out more against that than it would do a different colour but it would be good if that could be removed and placed inside the cushion case maybe. The cushion doesn’t come with any washing instructions but the cover is removable and it says on the website that you can wash them so I am sure it would be fine on a hand wash or similar washing program. These photo cushion make a wonderful present for loved ones at Christmas. Delivery from CanvasChamp is £4.99 but it is free over £40.00.
* We were sent these products free of charge in exchange for a completely honest review.