As you may know, Bud graduated from high school in June. Of course, I am a very proud mama, but also poor and frugal, and Bud is very self-conscious, so between the two of us, we really procrastinated getting his senior portraits taken. Our photographer Lissa McKee, met us at a nearby park and she did such a great job making Bud feel comfortable. She gave me the photos on DVD and said we could do whatever we wanted with them. That way I was able to email family and friends and let them pick which photos they wanted and what sizes before I print them. All for a reasonable price!!
Here’s Bud’s favorite photo:
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by EasyCanvasPrints.com to see if I would like to review their business. I jumped at the chance to have Bud’s photo transferred to archival quality canvas that will last for decades.
The process was so easy!! I just created an account at EasyCanvasPrints.com and chose the size canvas I wanted (8″x10″) and the thickness of the wrap around the frame (.75″ is perfect if you want to frame your canvas, 1.5″ if you want the canvas to “stand out” from the wall, or you can pay to have it framed for you). Next, I uploaded the photo via Facebook (you can also upload an Instagram photo or one you have saved on your computer). The website will let you know if your photo is of high enough quality to reproduce well. Next I chose a wall hanger versus a canvas stand (this option lets you display your canvas on a table or other flat surface without a frame). I chose the mirror image border (other options are image wrap or a colored border).
Finally, to complete your order you can choose to convert your photo black and white or sepia tone for an additional fee. You can also pay extra to have your photo retouched.
The photos on canvas are giclees made from archival inks. A giclee is made from a special process of ink printing used to reproduce works of fine art as it has the ability to mimic the hue and tone of an original. If you don’t have a photo you want reproduced, you can choose from millions of stock images on the website to create a work of art you can hang on your wall with pride.
The turnaround time on my canvas print was very quick, just about a week. And it looks great:
The photo above doesn’t do the print justice. The colors are very clear and crisp and it is so beautiful!! I’m so happy that we will be able to remember this moment in time for years to come!!
The fine folks at EasyCanvasPrints.com are offering one of my readers the opportunity to win an 8″x10″ canvas print of their own!! (open to US residents age 18 and older only, excludes Alaska and Hawaii, giveaway ends 7/21/12 at 11:59 p.m. ET) Enter here.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from EasyCanvasPrints.com, a division of BuildaSign (create custom signs within minutes). Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.