If there’s one thing I’m useless at, it’s displaying photos I’ve taken. With over 5000 photos taken in the past year, it’s safe to say I’ve accumulated a lot of memories. So when Photowall contacted me to review a Photowall photo canvas, it was the kick up the bottom I needed to finally take steps to get these memories on our wall.
Photowall is a Swedish company who provide environmentally friendly wall murals and canvases. They offer an extensive choice of designer prints or you can opt to personalise your own print by uploading a good quality photo. The latter is what I decided to do.
Ordering a Personalised Photowall Photo Canvas
The process for ordering a custom print is extremely straight forward and is completed via the website. Once you’ve selected and uploaded your image, you are given options to alter the photo and choose the look of your canvas (edge type, dimensions, optional frame). One thing I really liked about Photowall is that you can customise the canvas to what suits you, rather than bog standard sizes.
Arrival of the Canvas
When the Photowall canvas arrived, it was packed in a tall, narrow box which had me questioning how on earth they got such a huge canvas in there! With careful packing, the box was able to hold a rolled up canvas, a dismantled wooden frame and the accessories that were needed to create your customised canvas.
I have to admit that I was quite anxious unrolling the canvas but I needn’t have worried as it was in perfect condition.
Putting the Canvas Together
To begin, place the canvas on a clean surface, face down. Then one by one, you take off the paper on each piece of the frame to reveal the adhesive. These pieces are then attached to edges of the canvas and the frame is rolled inward.
A problem I encountered is that the cuttings in the canvas did not sit quite right so it helps to put your frame into position first before removing the tape. It would also have been useful to have a little extra canvas so that it folded over the wooden frame rather than sitting at the edge. But this is just my personal preference.
Once each of the pieces are in place, you can begin to screw the metal bracket to the wooden frame to keep it secure. I liked that the screws could be turned by hand which is useful as you don’t need a screw driver. Although, you do need some muscle to screw it in tight!
And that’s it. The process is really quite simple!
I think that the concept is great. Not only is it customised to your specifications (unlike other companies who offer generic standard sizes), but I also found it extremely easy to do. I love that there are lots of options available. The self-construction of the wooden frame means that there is no risk of ruining the canvas in transit. Photowall seem to have considered the construction carefully with the fact that it can be made without a screwdriver. Plus, it took me just 10 minutes to make.
The photo itself is very good quality when you use a high resolution photograph. If you are unsure of what constitutes as high resolution, they have a handy page to help you!). The colours are vibrant and the picture is detailed.
(Husband’s face has been blurred out at his request)
Overall, the experience was straightforward and the Photowall photo canvas lived upto expectations.
Get your 20% off!
Photowall have kindly offered a 20% discount to my readers. So, if you’re procrastinating on getting your photos printed, now is the time!
Choose your own personalised or pre-printed canvas or wall murals.
Use code TIBMCampaign2018 on http://www.photowall.co.uk to benefit from the 20% off. Valid until 28th February 2018.
** Disclaimer: I received the Photowall photo canvas in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thank you for the useful review. I have been thinking about getting one of these for ages and you have given me a welcome nudge.