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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Great Gift Idea! Photo to Canvas ~ Review

As many of you already know, I'm a photographer and I love sharing great ideas and products when I come across them. I've found a company that does beautiful canvas prints (also known as Gallery Wraps) for a fraction of the cost!! There are so many great photo gift ideas that truly make a personal and thoughtful gift for your loved ones. The great thing about canvas prints such as this is the high quality, classy texture and no need for an expensive frame!!

This is a photo I took a few years ago of the LDS Salt Lake City Temple in November, when the beautiful Autumn colors surrounded the Square. It was so picturesque and I loved how this tree partially obstructed the edifice. It made for a unique angle! This tree isn't even there, anymore. I wanted to showcase this image in a special way. What better way than a posh canvas print? The image is it's own frame and is akin to the type of prints you would find displayed in a gallery. 
I recently received my 16x20 canvas print from ZAZA GALLERY and it is GORGEOUS!! It is just as high quality as the other labs I've used and anyone can order through them for LESS! Check out the quality! Go ahead! Click on the image to open it larger. You can actually SEE the texture in the canvas! They use archival  premium canvas on their products!
I shot this image at an angle so you could see how the canvas is wrapped around the inner framing. They give you a choice of edges, too. This one is the blur edge. Here are all the options available:
You also get a choice a thickness!
3/4" or 1 1/2"
I took a shot of the back so you could also see the construction quality.
This now hangs proudly in my front room for all to see. 
This opportunity has been a privilege and I am happy 
to recommend this product to everyone!!

I've been comparing the different labs  and this one DEFINITELY WINS the PRIZE for quality and VALUE!! I'm going to do a comparison with other quality labs I've used in the past. I will mark the other 3 as A, B, & C. 
What I have shown here is a 16X20 so we will first compare the starting prices for this size:
A: $99.99     B: $90     C: $89.99     ZAZA: $68
NOW, let's say you have a beautiful portrait of your children that you just KNOW would make an ideal gift for the grandparents! You may not want to go so large and the ideal size is an 11X14:
A: $69.99     B: $70     C: $49.99     ZAZA: $48
Still big difference from the first 2!
Say you want an 8X10:
A: NA     B: $55     C: $24.99     ZAZA: $25
OK, that size isn't even offered with the first lab! The 2nd is more than DOUBLE! And ZAZA is the same as the 3rd... In all honesty, comparing the two I would definitely choose the quality and convenience of ZAZA over lab C. The colors are vibrant and construction is sound. They also have a great turn around time, shipping in 2-4 business days! I was impressed enough that their link is posted on my sidebar for recommended reference to all showing my personal stamp of approval.  ;D

If this is something you'd love to give as a perfect gift for a loved one, this is the perfect time to start the process! If you're not quite ready to submit your image or would like the individual to choose the image themselves, gift certificates are also available.

I hope you've found this informative and helpful in
your search for the perfect gift this holiday season!!
berries leaves greenish christmas pictures, backgrounds and images
Disclaimer: I was given the opportunity to review this product at no charge. I received no monetary gain for this review and it is my honest opinion. I will only endorse (give my "stamp of approval" on) a product that I personally find of exceptional quality and value. Others I will give honest pros and cons and allow the reader to decide what is best for them. ~Thank you.  ;D
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SalemMomma said...

I love your photo! I've always wanted to get a canvas print, but none of my photos are good enough. Time to take a class I guess! Happy Tuesday!

Kristina P. said...

It's so pretty, Holly!

♥Cari♥ said...

Thanks for linking up with the train!

Cheeseboy said...

Pretty sweet.

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Lori said...

What beautiful work. I bookmarked ZAZA GALLERY so I have it handy.

I see they do black and white too. I actually have some photos that I have saved from my genealogy research that I'd love to canvas. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Beautiful photo & gift idea!

I'm a new follower (GFC & Facebook) from the Tuesday Train.

You're invited to drop by our blog & say, "Hi!" sometime.

Happy Holidays to you & yours!

Kristin said...

Hi! Stopping by from Tuesday Train...I follow you already!

Kristin :)
Keenly Kristin

Frugal Invitation said...

I'm a new follower from Totally Tuesday! Would love for you to visit my page and follow back!
I was featured as a guest post on Sears' blog today for my favorite holiday cookies!!

Frugal Invitation

Just Married with Coupons said...

Hello!!! We are your newest followers! We hope you will follow us back at Just Married with Coupons! Also, come join our Global Blog Hop too, "Where in the World are you Wednesday" opens tonight at 10 P.M. EST for six days! Have a great day and hope to see you there! =)

Survey Junkie said...

Hi Holly,
Sorry about the FMBT link not working yesterday morning and thank you for still participating, we appreciate it.
I am now following you on GFC.
Happy Holiday's,
Survey Junkie

Boobies said...

Hey Doll!

LOVE this as a gift idea...fantastic.

Like Stacy said...so sorry for the confusion yesterday..thanks for playing along with us!

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