What can I say? I’m always looking for ways to offer quality at an affordable price. I’ve tried canvas wraps from many, many other labs and I do markup my prices for products with my clients. I want my products to also be affordable though. I don’t think a 16×20 canvas wrap should be unattainable for a client on a budget and that’s where CGProprints comes in. I also don’t want to charge a client a price that I would never pay for a canvas for myself. These guys sell a 16×20 Canvas Wrap for $22.99 and you really cannot beat that price!
I had the opportunity to get some sample canvases for myself and review them. Honestly, even as a photographer I only have one or two small canvases in my house that have been around for awhile. These ones were a lovely set, so they had to be of our most prized possessions, Opal, Lily, and Rufus – of course!
First of all, canvases are so much easier to hang than framed photos! CGProprints canvases come with a small hanger on the back of each canvas so all I had to do was put some pushpins in the wall, straighten and voila. If you see the photos of below you’ll have to ignore my lack of straightening on the basset hound on the end. They are hanging above the couch and I wanted to straighten them for a photo, but my boys were asleep underneath.
One of the features that I think rocks about these guys is that every canvas comes with a backing. I’ve paid a lot more for canvases that have no backing on them and then if you ever have them off the wall and lean them against something that shape can bend and distort the canvas on the front. I studied painting in college and that was something that drove me crazy about transporting my canvases back and forth from school to home. I had to be so careful with them. CGProprints makes this easy and it’s something I have to worry about even less.
The canvases arrived at my door, each one individually packaged, but they shipped together and shipped quickly! It might be that they got here so quickly because I live only 30 minutes away from Longmont, CO where they are made. I love supporting local businesses and CGProprints is a local business for me so I doubt I will ever buy canvas anywhere else. Perhaps sometime in the future I’ll get the opportunity to take a tour of their lab and see how everything is done and maybe I’ll be able to report that back here.
My canvases shipped without a receipt which is a plus if you want to drop ship them to clients. I have been sending out 16×20 canvases to my clients as a gift because CGProprints makes this so cheap. After every session, I surprise my clients with a little canvas gift of their favorite image. It’s so easy and clients are so appreciative. The plus side? Usually after they get a free one they want another one to match!
Finally, the canvases look great and the colors are true to my original images. The images themselves are thickly coated for protection on the top.
1. Customer Service: 5/5 This company is easy to work with and easy to contact if you have a problem. If you are ever unhappy with your canvas they offer a 100% guarantee. They will replace it or refund you. Not all labs that produce canvas are so generous.
2. Product Quality: 5/5 I’ve been impressed with the canvases I’ve ordered for myself and my clients have been absolutely thrilled.
3. Ease of Use/Ordering: 5/5 It’s very easy and all you have to do is visit their website to order. There are no special software downloads or ROES systems.
4. Delivery Speed: 5/5 Fast!
5. Product Packaging: 5/5 I was confident that my products would arrive safe and sound. Each one is packaged in an individual box.
If you’re a photographer looking to add canvases to your list of products for clients give CGProprints.com a try!