Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday ToolTalk: EasyCanvasPrints.com

Technically, a canvas print isn’t a tool. It is, however, a great way to turn one of your original photos into a piece of art. (Never let it be said that at This D*mn House, we don’t talk about a multitude of ways to decorate your walls.)

I love photos. I love art work. I love Ozzie. So being asked try a free canvas print for a chance to combine all of these loves in a single product was a classic “Godfather” offer – one I couldn’t refuse. Thanks to Brendan at EasyCanvasPrints.com for extending this offer. (You can go to the website OR click on the image icon in the right-hand margin.)

This easy, five-step process moves quickly and offers coaching from beginning to end. The only thing they don’t help you with – and what ended up being the most difficult step for me – was choosing the photo to use. Otherwise, I was done within minutes.

I think it is fabulous – and a wonderful way to immortalize a happy and healthy Ozzie! (This is an 8x10; eerily, it's not that much smaller than real life. The fancy hanging hook is not included, though the print came with a picture hanger mounted to the back.)

The mother was thrilled, too, and is mulling photo options to have one done of Toby eventually.In a nutshell, here’s the process:
Pick your size. (There's a great variety, starting at 8x8, and including 8x10, 11x14 and additional standard and custom sizes.) Then,

  • Load your photo.

  • Make sure all of the image you want to capture fits into the designated box.

  • Choose a border – or not.

  • Put in your payment/shipping info.

Done. Just like that, you’ve created a masterpiece! What a wonderful, personalized piece of art for your home or to use as a gift. (The holidays are coming.)

Here are a few things to consider and/or do before you go to place your order.

  • Think about how you want to display the finished product. Let that location guide your size choice.

  • Easy Canvas Prints accepts PNG, JPG, EPS, BMP and TIF files up to 20MB. Choose the highest resolution version of your image possible. (During the process, the system will analyze your uploaded photo and will let you know whether its quality is good enough to replicate.)

  • If you don’t have an image of your own but could use something new for your walls, they have a gallery of images that you can pick from, too.

So, visit EasyCanvasprints.com. And while you're there, sign up to get great offers by email.

(Full Disclosure: Earlier this year, I accepted an offer from EasyCanvasPrints.com to try a free 8x10 or smaller canvas print or deduct the equivalent value from a larger size. As a result, I received the product described above for evaluation for free. I did not receive any additional compensation for participating in this program.)

1 comment:

MonkeyGirl said...

How cool is that! I've have been contemplating artwork for several spots in my house and I'm a huge fan of the canvases! I will definitely have to check them out and I will let you know how it turns out!

Love ya MEF!