My Review of Easy Canvas Prints: EasyCanvasPrints.com is one of the up and coming names in the crowded, and hugely-competitive canvas-printing space. In case you didn’t notice, there are dozens of companies trying to print your photos better and cheaper on canvas, and the stiff competition is forcing these printing sites to excel or die.
So, how does Easy Canvas Prints stack up? First, here’s what customer reviews and ratings say, and then my own review.
Easy Canvas Prints: Customer Reviews
The reviews for EasyCanvasPrints.com are overwhelmingly positive online. How good? Here’s a chart from Google Customer Reviews to illustrate what I’m talking about:
What Customers Say:
Good Reviews: In their reviews customers use words like, “beautiful, stunning, awesome, love, affordable, unbelievable professional, fantastic, easy, and quality.”
That’s why 95% of customers leave a good review, and probably why they have a quarter-million Facebook followers.
“Very affordable and the quality is great! already ordering for my 3rd time. It also arrived when expected and was very well protected in the packaging. No complaints!”
Negative Reviews: I had to scroll through a lot of reviews to find any bad ones, but the top complaint was about the “slow and expensive shipping.”
“My order was processed and shipped quickly. The shipping costs were quite high and I will probably find another vendor for future purchases that has more reasonable shipping costs.”
OK, we’re off to a pretty good start, but I want to try out Easy Canvas Prints myself. Here goes!
Now, My Review:
First, I clicked their best promotion:
The “retail” prices on their site are inflated, so you’re cray not to use a coupon. Here’s the best deal for an amazing 85% off:
Next, I chose a photo from my phone
My son, Connor, took a brilliant photo at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (with my iPhone 7) that’s perfect for this review:
Make sure your photo is as high-resolution to avoid pixelation or low-quality after it’s enlarged. This means you’ll need your the original or biggest size possible. If you notice that the file size is under 2 MB, it might not be big enough for the larger canvas sizes.
OK, now it’s time to print my photo on canvas.
Designing a Canvas Is Really Easy
If asked to imagine a descriptive 3-word name for a company that provides the simple, high-quality printing of photos onto canvas it would probably be pretty close to “Easy Canvas Prints.” I mean, it’s all there in the name, but do they actually deliver?
Normally the idea of being treated like a child might be insulting, but not when it comes to technology and the internet. I like things that are simple and obvious when I order a burrito or design a canvas, and that’s what you get with EasyCanvasPrints. (minus the burrito)
Basically you choose a canvas size, upload your photo, get a preview. There are minimal, obvious design tools like “rotate” and “crop,” but that’s it. No filters or templates or text, just your photo.
Ok, that’s it, on to the next step.
Once again, this is very simple. You’ll have two canvas depth options:
- Standard Wrap: A thin 3/4 inch wrap that is all you’ll need if you are framing your canvas
- Gallery wrap: At 1.5″ it’s twice the depth of the “Standard” wrap, and looks more substantial on the wall if you are not going to frame your canvas. This is the more popular option, but it costs more
• Framing Options: By default no frame is included, but you can choose from a few “classic” (thick and plain) or modern (stepped for a floating effect), or Brazillian Barn wood which looks like reclaimed wood.
I really like the classic black frame, so I’ll choose that to make this photo pop.
• Display Options: By default there’s no cover on the back of the framed canvas, but for $5+ more you can get a more professional, clean, cover that should make your canvas last longer.
• Image Border: Important: By default the area that wraps around the sides is a mirror image of your photo. Here’s a sample of this “mirror wrap” (see photo)
This is great for some photos, but not others. Pay close attention to the preview, which you can click on and move around to see what your canvas edges will look like.
If you don’t like this “reflection” on the sides, you can choose a black, grey, or white border.
• Color Effects: Easy Canvas Prints can make your photo either Black & White or Sepia if you’d like. It’s worth previewing, but I skipped it and chose, “no thanks.”
• Hanging Options: Choose a standard wall mount (which I did) for $1.49, or a fancier wall-hanging system that can hold more weight for $4.99.
Review Order, Use a Promo Code
If you clicked over to EasyCanvasPrints.com from a promotional link, you might already have a coupon applied. If not, this is your chance. Don’t ever pay their inflated “retail price,” as promo codes can save you up to 85%! (Apply this coupon)
After you’ve applied a coupon, just fill out your shipping info, choose to pay via credit card or PayPal, and you’re done!
Shipping is an important consideration with Easy Canvas Prints for two reasons: shipping is expensive, and it can take a long time.
For my order I got a really good price on the actual canvas, but they must make their profit on the shipping fees, as my shipping cost over $16!
*If you don’t use a coupon, the shipping price seems to cost less, as shipping was listed as $10.99 before the coupon was applied. The $89 savings from the coupon more than made up for the extra $5 shipping cost though!
Well, it’s still only $56 total for a framed canvas print including deliver, so even with the salty shipping cost it’s still a good deal if it ends up looking great.
Shipping Time: On EasyCanvasPrints.com they say that shipping can take 2-15 days but will vary based on the size of your order and what you ordered.”
My canvas took a long time in production, (because it was framed?) and after 7 business days I got an email with shipping confirmation and tracking. 4 business days later, (11 total business days for production and shipping) it arrived. Let’s see if it was worth the wait.
Here’s My Canvas Print:
The big day just arrived. FedEx rang my doorbell and I got a big, sturdy box with my canvas inside!
My Review of Easy Canvas Prints:
OMG! My framed 12×12″ canvas print is gorgeous, and check out that detail from an iPhone 7 picture! The color is vibrant, and I love the thick “Classic” black frame. I’m glad I paid $6 extra for the cover on the back, as it really looks professional.
The framed canvas is really heavy, and feels sturdy. The frame seems to have cropped off about 1/4 inch on every side, which is to be expected. (Don’t allow important parts of your photo to get too close to the edge)
The total price for my framed 12×12″ canvas print was $56 including shipping which is less than Shutterfly’s similar product (thinner frame) which comes in a total cost of about $70 (after using a 50% off coupon).
What can I say, I’m really happy with my framed canvas print! Looks like I’ll be one of the 95% percent of customers who write a good online review for Easy Canvas Prints.
Have you ordered something from EasyCanvasPrints.com? Please let us know with your own review below: