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.

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7 Responses to “Website Review: UPrinting.com”

  1. Darla Says:

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

    Darla

  2. Lynda 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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