Website Review: UPrinting.com

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I’ve notice that there is a trend for turning your photos into canvas prints lately- but I’ve always wondered if they work. I was approached by UPrinting.com to give it a go….for free…. so how could I turn that down? I’m always a skeptic, and I like to really see for myself if A) the ordering process is relatively pain-free and B) if the finished product holds up.

So since I was specifically evalutating the custom canvas printing feature, I kinda just skimmed past some of the other services and products that UPrinting offers, such as :

  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Business Cards
  • Calendars
  • Canvas Prints
  • Catalogs
  • Counter Cards
  • Door Hangers
  • Envelopes
  • Event Tickets
  • Flyers
  • Folders
  • Gift Certificates
  • Greeting Cards
  • Hang Tags
  • Invitations
  • Labels
  • Letterheads
  • Magnets
  • Menus
  • Nightclub Flyers
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Poster Signs
  • Rack Cards
  • Sales Sheets
  • Stickers
  • Table Tents
  • Vinyl Banners
  • Wall Graphics
  • Window Clings
  • Yard Signs
  • UPage: Custom Printing
  • UV Printing

That’s a doozy of a list! (Window clings? Really?) So anyway I chose the rolled canvas option and went through the process. Really, I just selected the size, uploaded the photo, and filled out the shipping form. And in 4 days I got my canvas. It only took 1 day to create the canvas, and then 3 days for it to get to me. How awesome is that?

Here’s my photo:

Note: I altered my original photo by using the Lo-Mob app on my iPhone.

And here is my finished canvas, which measures 16″X20″.

It’s a nice thick canvas, and the finish on the front is really high-quality- not glossy or “plasticky” at all! I can’t quite decide if I want to frame this piece, or have it stretched.

Which, by the way, if you DO want it stretched on a frame, you can order it that way. Very convenient! And you can choose if you want the image to go all the way to the edge, as I did, or if you’d like a 2-inch border.

I’m so impressed with the way this canvas turned out that I’ve already ordered another one. Father’s day is coming up, and I know that some of these gorgeous canvases will make great gifts!

Lastly, I want to share that I tried a photo-to-canvas service using this same photo with another company….and they contacted me to tell me that they couldn’t guarantee the quality of the print due to my use of a iPhone filter. I’m SO impressed that UPrinting.com was able to use my digitally-altered iPhone photo to make a work of art!

Now stay tuned- we’ve got a giveaway coming up soon so you can perhaps win a rolled canvas print of your own. But honestly, this canvas retails for UNDER $26.00- the shipping was the priciest part, at about $10- so I think it’s an amazing price point for a gift.

Do you like this trend? Would you ever try a service like this?

Disclosure-sample provided for review.

About Jenny

Chief Craft Test Dummy, Craft Evangelist, Founder, Editor, bottle-washer, trouble-maker, and creative whirlwind.

Comments

  1. says

    I recently found your blog. I’m definately interested in this service and am going to go check their site now.

    Darla

  2. says

    I’ve not tried this service but have been thinking about it. Thanks for doing the work! Lynda at bloombakecreate.com

  3. NWFlamingo says

    This is very cool. I would consider a service like this. If only I had more blank wall space!

  4. Cathi says

    I ordered a canvas through another service before I saw your post. When I received the finished product a lot of the subject (my kids) were wrapped around the sides of the canvas. the vendor had a preview function but it didn’t show how much would actually be cut off of my centered photo! the Big Ben image you displayed looks much better, I will have to try Uprinting on the next one!

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