Once you decide on your canvas dimensions and wrap thickness, 3/4" is standard but you can also opt for the 1.5" gallery wrap or have it framed, you're ready for the fun part of seeing your images as canvas proofs. You simply choose a photo to upload, they'll tell you if the quality is good, and then you click "proof" to see it in action. When you finally decide which photo to use (I tried about 50 just for the heck of it) you get to play around with the border that will appear on the edges of the canvas. I tried this out with a bunch of different images and found that the mirror image can look a little funky if you are using a close up portrait but can have a great affect if you're going with a landscape shot. The image wrap, which I went with here, can be versatile, but again might look a little strange if you are using a close up portrait. I ordered a smaller canvas recently, one of my little family, and went with the border color in black. I think it's the most classic look and can work with any type of image. Especially if you're nervous about how the image wrap or mirror image will look in person.
They give you the option of changing the color to black and white or sepia for an additional fee, but I'm not sure why you'd choose to do that when you can edit the image beforehand with any number of free programs. They will also retouch the images for you, but at a pretty hefty cost. If your images aren't coming from a professional photographer and you don't choose to make any edits yourself beforehand, this could be a good option for you. I didn't want to fork over extra cash so I've been teaching myself to use a free program called GIMP 2.8. It's similar to Photoshop so there is a learning curve. But once you figure out a couple basic techniques you can dramatically improve the appearance of your images.
The overall process was super easy and the turn-around time was quick. I placed my order on a Friday and it shipped out that following Monday. It arrived in perfect condition and I couldn't be happier with the quality. I wondered if it would be grainy or the colors wouldn't be true since it was such a large canvas. But I couldn't be happier with the outcome. It's absolutely beautiful.
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