Saturday, November 3, 2012

Printer Pix Canvas Review & a $100 Website Credit Giveaway!

Many of you already know how big of a passion I have for photography, it is one of my many interests but it tops the list! I am a Canon user, a have a lovely 50D camera body, and own several lenses.   I'm mostly a natural light photographer but I do enjoy using my 580EXII flash when needed.

Because of this passion, I'm always on the look out for reputable companies to purchase my photography prints/gifts from.  I am picky about where I go to get my prints done as color accuracy is important to me. My computer monitor is calibrated so that what I see on screen is what I get on print, simple as that.

I had the pleasure to review a 36"x24"canvas by a company called Printerpix !  They have a wide selection of Photo Canvas sizes and shapes (landscapes, squares, portraits, and panoramic). Prices start as low as $49.99 for a 8x10 and go up from there.

This is my first experience ordering a canvas for my personal use.  I never had the room or space to put a large canvas, but now that we have a new home with plenty of bare walls, I can finally invest in some quality canvases to display throughout my home.

Ordering the canvas was super easy with Printerpix, you just need to follow the easy steps.   You start by choosing the type and size of canvas you want, choose and upload your photo and you are ready to start editing! My favorite part was how it shows you exactly where your wrap canvas border will be, this way, you see what areas it is affecting.

The standard thickness is 3/4" but you can double that thickness if you prefer (which I highly recommend if printing a large canvas), you can choose between standard canvas or a thicker and higher quality canvas (I went with the better quality canvas), standard color or 9-color giclee (I went with the 9-color since it has a broader color spectrum, therefore enhancing the colors of your image!).    You can also add gloss finish or keep it standard (again, I went with gloss has it is a additional layer of protective finish to your image).

I followed their advice of keeping the DPI above 100dpi (dots per inch).  My dpi was roughly at 115dpi! If you are a photographer, you know that is a uncomfortably low dpi number that normally results in poor quality prints (for the highest quality prints, you want to be as close to 300dpi as possible).  With a canvas, it's different, you can stretch out that dpi a bit more and still get a very nice canvas! Let me tell you folks, I have a 15.1 MP camera and only did a little bit of cropping to my image. This being said, I doubt that I will ever want a canvas larger then 36"x24", unless I upgrade to a bigger/better MP camera.  I was pleasantly surprised when I got the canvas, I didn't expect for it to look that great !  It is amazing! I was very happy with it, especially since the resolution was so low at 115dpi!

Based on the canvas received, I highly recommend for your printing needs!

The photo is the very first thing you see coming into my home, it an eye catcher and I have received many compliments!  The video/photo provided in this review doesn't do justice to this canvas, it is so much better in person!

One lucky winner will get $100 Printerpix Credit!
USA, 18+
ends November 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST

Disclosure: The product mentioned was provided to No Frill Reviews free of charge for the facilitation of this review. All opinions are of my own and others experiences may differ then mine.  No Frill Reviews and Giveaways is not responsible for prize shipment


  1. I like the canvases with the right photo. I also like the photo books but I just ordered one so Ithink I would go with the canvas to try something different and unique.

  2. I'd love to get a few of these.

  3. I love the Photo canvas! I have a favorite picture of my grandson that I would love to have put on that to hang on the wall!

  4. Love the christmas ornaments!
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  5. I like the Photo Calendars

  6. I would love a Canvas!

  7. A framed photo print and/or maybe a couple calendars to give as gifts.

  8. i like the water bottles and the poster size prints

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