7/20/14

CanvasHQ - Unique Canvas Art with your Own Photos: Review and Giveaway!



CanvasHQ creates beautiful hangable canvas artwork from your high-resolution photos! CanvasHQ uses solvent-based inks that are waterproof and fade resistant. They also use artisan-quality canvases that won't warp or break. CanvasHQ canvases last longer than typical canvas art because they do not use watercolors which fade over time and are ruined by moisture. I jumped at the chance of reviewing this product in exchange for one canvas.

There is no reason to worry that your canvas might not be what you expected. CanvasHQ sends you a digital proof to your email that you are able to approve or deny and ask for changes. You are also able to request that they remove any red-eye that may be in your photo! You can be sure that the colors are on point as well! A traditional printer uses 4 colors for colored prints, CanvasHQ uses 8! This means that they are able to create more colors to match the photograph that you have provided them with.

 CanvasHQ takes pride in what they do. If you are not 100% satisfied with your artwork, simply let them know within 30 days and they will remake your canvas or issue you a full refund! If you have any questions about your canvas you are able to talk with a customer service rep from beginning to end! Their friendly customer service representatives are willing to answer any questions you may have. They even have a live chat option available!

What is the ordering process like?
First, you visit their website and click the "start a canvas" button at the top of the page. You will then be able to upload a photo from your computer or from your Facebook account. After you have selected your photo you are able to choose the orientation of your photo. Options here include portrait, square, and landscape. Choosing a size is next. You can use one of their pre-created sizes or create your custom size. Choosing the boarder is next! You can choose to have the photo continue onto the boarder, or make the boarder a color to fit the decor of our room.  The next option, frame depth, allows you to select how thick you want your canvas to be, this is how far it will stick off of the wall. The next option allows you to choose the finish of the photo, here you will select if you want the canvas finish to be matte, semi glossy, or glossy. Next, you are able to choose an effect. These include black and white, sepia, colorful glow, and more. After you have finished these steps you get to name your canvas and tell the company of any special instructions. In the special instructions box you could type "remove red eye" if needed.

This is my original photo, taken at a beach in Maine last summer!

This is how I requested my photo:

As you can see, I requested a landscaped orientation, size 14" x 11", image wrapped, 1.5 frame depth, semi-gloss finish, with no image effects. 

 This is the digital proof they sent me a day later:


It was recommended to me that I use a higher quality image, but I did not have a better one. I really loved this photo and chose to stick with it. I approved the proof them received the canvas within just a few days!

Here is the canvas I received:


I love this canvas because now I am able to display a happy memory right in my home. The quality of the canvas and photo is pretty nice. I wish I could have taken a better photo, but I broke my awesome camera and had to take a photo with my phone. This photo does the canvas no justice. It came out beautifully.  I really like that the canvas came with all of the hardware that would be needed to hang it. 

Interested in learning more about CanvasHQ or ordering your own canvas? Here are some links to some of their sites:

One lucky reader will win a coupon code for a free 11" x 14" Canvas Print or $53.95 in credit towards a bigger print of their choosing! How exciting is that?! This is open to US and Canadian residents who are 18 years or older, unless you have parental permission to enter. Enter using the rafflecopter form below. You must follow instructions on each entry that you do. You do not have to do all of the entries, just the ones you want. The more you do the better chance of winning you have. To see the instructions on an entry hit the +1 (or whichever number that entry has) button. Each entry has a different instruction. Once the giveaway has ended a winner will be emailed, and will have 48 hours to email me back with the requested information. Good Luck!



a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Sound off in the comments: Do you have any special photos that you would show off in your home? Why would you choose that photo? 

41 comments:

  1. I would chose a picture of my kids in a fun background like you did!

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  2. I would choose a wedding photo of my husband and i with a fun background like you did.

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  3. A PHOTO OF JANELLE, THE LITTLE GIRL THAT I BABYSIT.

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  4. I would choose one of my five kids as a gift for my mom.

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  5. I would like to take our engagement photo and put it on a canvas.

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  6. These would be great for so many memories. It would make a great gift for someone with a new baby or newly married.

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  7. I would have to say my kids..that would be really cool to get on canvas.

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  8. I have a picture canvas of my dog as well as my kids and love them both.

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    1. If I were to get another canvas photo it would totally be of my cats and ferrets! Pets are so precious!

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  9. I've heard so much about these pictures onto canvas products. I think they are great! I'm going to share your giveaway with my readers as well :)

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  10. i am due next month with our second girl. so i would LOVE to get a picture of our family done on a canvas :)

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  11. This is an awesome product! I hope I win :)

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  12. Ooooh I love this!! Pictures can transform your whole house, especially canvases. I entered the giveaway. Hopefully I win :)

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  13. Looks good! I haven't done any canvas prints yet but want to at some point in the future. I'll keep this company in mind!

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  15. I have never done a canvas print for myself, but would definitely like to have one.

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  16. Nice picture of you two! I love my canvas with Icarus on it!

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  17. What an awesome picture. I have a canvas print of my daughter and i love the way it came out.

    Michelle F.

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  18. I really love this idea. I have always wanted a family portrait that was a canvas print.

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  19. That photo is just adorable. They have asked me to work with them before and I had no idea the canvasses would look so amazing.

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  20. You and your hub are adorable :) I would definitely do this one photo I love of me next to my dogs. It;s the only time all 3 of us are looking directly at the camera lol.

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  21. I always think that these are so cool when I see them. I would have a tough time getting any of my teens to pose for a photo that I would place on the wall... go figure

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  22. This is really convenient since you can order and customize it online. It's still a great idea to have printed/framed photos at home.

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  23. I love photo canvases! Yours turned out cute

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  24. That's a great looking canvas. I'm all entered, thanks for hosting!

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  25. such a cute one! i always wanted a canvas like this but then i have to wait till I am allowedto hang somthing on the wall haha

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  26. I have always wanted a nice photo of our daughter who passed away.

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  27. What an interesting concept and business model. Thank you for sharing!!! ~ Don Purdum

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  28. Bahaha, what a great photo to choose from. I love canvas photos. We do them for my mom all the time. Hope I win.

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  29. I take so many photos so it's nice to have a way to use and enjoy them. This seems like a cool and easy way. Gotta learn more about it.

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  30. For people who travel a lot and get into the hobby of taking so many pictures, this is a great tool and service to have for them. Capture one moment and let it be framed in a canvas to make it be remembered forever.

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  31. This is awesome!! I love canvas work! It makes your photos pop and look beautiful. I also create designs and get them printed on canvas's. They look amazing!!

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  32. I have a lot of nice photos that I wanted to print on canvas. thanks for sharing this!

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  33. I'd love to try this service out! The canvases look beautiful!

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  34. I love there are so many canvas companies out there now. I just need to have a wall to hang one on.

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  35. These are amazing!!!! Would LOVE for my new place!!!

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  36. I have always wanted a canvas photo print. I would put my wedding picture on it. My wedding picture has to be the most special picture to me because it's the day I gave away my heart.

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  37. I just got married a few months ago so I would have to put one of my wedding photos on a canvas!

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