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Review: Photobox Canvas

2011 November 19
by Kelly

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.}

10 Responses Post a comment
  1. November 20, 2011

    Wow, that look fantastic! What a great idea. I like canvas prints but this looks brilliant.

    • November 20, 2011

      I love that it’s something a little different. We have a canvas of Kate but the added benefit if this is that it includes so many of our friends and family.

  2. November 20, 2011

    Great idea and as one who hates reading matter in the loo, nice of you to give your guests something interseting to look at.

  3. November 20, 2011

    That looks great. I might try this too!

    • November 20, 2011

      It’s hard to do it justice on here. It’s really rather brilliant, and every time I look at it I notice something different.

  4. Somethingblue_2 permalink
    November 20, 2011

    What a great idea, I think it’s the perfect thing to do with all of your Instagram pictures. And I think the toilet is the perfect place for it to go – what else are you going to look at?! xx

  5. Jemina permalink
    November 4, 2012

    beautiful :D

  6. February 2, 2014

    I started designing and printing photo collages about a year ago and then I opened my online store and quit my job. Have a look if you want something similar, I can honestly say my product is of a far superior quality but a bit more expensive. Totally worth it though ;) I hope you don’t mind me mentioning this on your blog, I just need to spread the word.

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