Review: Photobox Canvas

19 11 2011

Initial thoughts: When I was contacted by Photobox asking if I would like to review a canvas I immediately thought it would be a nice idea to get a picture of Kate and Piran as a Christmas present for my inlaws. I was trying to get the perfect picture (it is impossible to get a picture of the two of them looking at the camera and vaguely normal) but hadn’t found the right one yet. Then I had a sudden flash of inspiration and decided instead to make something special to decorate the smallest room in my house which is dull and not pretty enough. So I made this collage on Instagram pictures from the last six months.

I liked: I was so nervous when this arrived it took me a few hours to pluck up courage to open it. However once I did I was totally and utterly in love. The picture is fabulous and the print quality is brilliant. The canvas was well packaged and I thought delivery was quick (I ordered Thursday night, I received Tuesday first thing). It was very easy to upload the picture and create the canvas and the website tells you whether the picture quality is adequate.

I didn’t like: My only issue was when the canvas was delivered the extra polystyrene padding for the corners had made a dent on each corner of the canvas. However a few taps to stretch the canvas on the frame and being left overnight seems to have done the trick.

Overall: Canvas prints are not cheap but I do think that they make lovely presents. This one is 40.6cm x 40.6cm and costs £41.99. However Photobox always have good offers on and they now also do a new Lite Canvas which have a thinner frame and are cheaper.

Here is my canvas. What do you think? I can spend hours pouring over all the pictures and talking about all the memories.

Further information: Check out Photobox’s website for loads of gift ideas. Great for Christmas presents. Personally I want one of these iPhone 4 covers but I am really going to have to think hard about which photo to use.

Disclosure: I received a credit into my Photobox account to cover most of the cost of this canvas for the purpose of this review.

{If anyone is interested all the pictures were taken on my iPhone and edited and posted in Instagram. I then made a collage of 81 pictures in Picasa and saved it as a jpeg. This is what I uploaded and created my canvas from.}

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