31 October 2013

Artsy Couture Review

Artsy Couture is a professional printing lab that I heard of about a year ago.  I finally decided to get a 16x20 photo on canvas and I must say I am in LOVE!  I wanted to compare my Artsy Couture canvas to the canvas of another printing company--who I believe is NOT a professional printing lab, just to show you how awesome their printing and canvas product really is!

These first two photos are from Artsy Couture.  When I compare the print to my photo on my computer, the coloring is spot on.  I also love how tight the wrap is, and that the back is covered with a strong black board.  It has a metal hanging device as well.  The product is beautiful!

Compare Artsy Couture's canvas wrap to this other company's canvas wrap.  What is visible, probably, to your eyes is simply that the back is not as nice.  But I can tell you that the wrap is not nearly as tight! It's actually a little waffly and loose, kind of annoying.  Also the coloring is more saturated and orangey than my original photo from my computer.  Bleh.

Now getting more detailed.  The first photo is from Artsy couture.  The side is perfectly flat and tight.  Beautiful!  The second is the other printer.  You can see where the canvas was folded down, leaving a protrusion and shadow.  Not pretty.

Looking even closer, the edges speak for themselves!  Sheesh!

This edge is perfect.

These edges stick out, the wrap is not great quality and it's totally visible.

Another great bonus to ordering from Artsy Couture is they give you bumpers for the back of your canvas, should you want to use them!

I'm sure I could have figured it out, but the directions are perfect so I have do doubt that I'm putting them on correctly.

I will continue to order my prints and canvases from Artsy Couture.  The ordering was super easy through their ROES system and I got the canvas in a few short days.  Not to mention, their customer service I found was great, their canvases seem absolutely perfect, AND they have the cutest company name.  ;)

The one piece of advice I would offer about ordering canvases is order larger than you think you want! I ordered my family canvas in a 16x20.  Because canvases do not have frames, the canvas is too small for the wall I wanted it on.  I would order a family photo larger, then the individual ones of the children in the16x20 size.

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