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CanvasDiscount Photo Canvas Review

Ready for another installment of our series on the best and brightest on-demand photo canvas distributors?

Today, we’ll be taking a look at CanvasDiscount, an American company that claims to have the “lowest prices on the web“.

But can the shop live up to their promise? Furthermore, can they retain the quality to compete while simultaneously slashing prices?

Breaking down everything from their web presence to the canvas construction, we’ll just where the CanvasDiscount photo canvas stacks up.

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What we loved:

  • 110% Low Price GuaranteeOne of CanvasDiscount’s biggest selling points is its guarantee of low prices. In fact, the site promises that they’ll match lower prices from competitors and offer a 10% gift voucher. Even skeptics will have a hard time passing up the offer.
  • Quick to shipFor US customers, CanvasDiscount promises that orders can be ready to ship within twenty-four hours of placing an order. In fact, if there’s any sort of delay, the site will offer your money back. In addition, shipping is entirely free for orders over $70.
  • Plenty of products to choose from. Canvas isn’t the only thing that you can find at CanvasDiscount. If you’re looking to get something a little bit different, they’ll print your photographs in acrylic, metal, and PVC forex. You can even get personal pictures printed onto blankets, pillows, mugs, and even jigsaw puzzles!
  • The customer’s always right. CanvasDiscount takes on large commercial clients as well as personal on-demand orders from individual artists.

What could improve:

  • Information is scarce. While the site always has its latest sale prominently displayed for any customer to see, it’s hard to actually find information on the company itself. It’s unclear what sort of materials the canvases use or where CanvasDiscount itself is headquartered.
  • Lack of following. CanvasDiscount could work on their online presence and building a firmer connection with their clientele. There’s a lack of buzz on what customers think or feel about CanvasDiscount products, and their activity on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook is surprisingly scarce.
  • Prices in flux. While CanvasDiscount promises low prices, those prices only stay low due to deeply discounted sales. While this doesn’t sound like a bad thing on the surface level, I’ve noticed that other canvas providers use similar techniques to frequently change the price of their product, making it hard to come up with an accurate estimate ahead of time.
  • Website woes. There are a few improvements that could be made to the website. Specifically, I ran into slow image upload times that proved to be slightly frustrating.

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What I received:

I’ll admit it – I didn’t really know what to expect from CanvasDiscount when I first submitted my order. As I mentioned above, their poor web layout didn’t leave the best first impression. Furthermore, I ran into some trouble finding past customer reviews from third party sources.

However, I have to say that the final product that arrived at my doorstep far exceeded my expectations.

An actual CanvasDiscount.com test print I received in the mail.
My test order from CanvasDiscount: overall a positive experience 🙂

One of the things that particularly impressed me right off the bat was the site’s range of sizes. Most providers offer about 6-10 different sizing options off the bat, allowing you to crop the image to fit their existing templates.

CanvasDiscount, on the other hand, will generate sizes compatible with the quality of the image you upload. Of course, high res photos yield the widest array of options. But no matter what it is you have to work with, CanvasDiscount goes the extra mile to ensure that you won’t end up with the pixelated prints that result from stretching a small file out too wide.

print quality was superb

On that note, the print quality was superb. Everything is clear and defined, an aspect that many other on-demand canvas printers seem to struggle with. I’m not sure if CanvasDiscount uses unconventional materials or employs a different print technique altogether, but the texture of the canvas did not overpower the details of the image in the least.

CanvasDiscount review: Close-up of my canvas print received from CanvasDiscount. The print quality is superb.
Surprisingly (considering the low price), the print quality of CanvasDiscount.com was superb.

The colors in my print also came out beautifully.

My test print wasn’t a true black and white, and I purposely left some blue and purple tints in the file. Some printers have a tendency to bump up saturation, and I was happy to see that the subtle shades weren’t overpowering the piece or entirely washed out in the print process.

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The CanvasDicount Flaws

That’s not to say that my order was without any flaws. The wrapping was passable, but I would have preferred if it were stretched just a bit tighter along the frame.

I also have to take a few points off for CanvasDiscount’s lack of hanging materials.

Although there are plenty of other services that don’t include nails, wire, or hangers with their canvases, it’s a pet peeve of mine simply because it’s such an effortless, inexpensive addition that makes the hanging process infinitely easier.

CanvasDiscount canvas review: wooden frame. Product photo.
Unfortunately, CanvasDiscount canvases come without the wall hanging material.

However, the biggest flaw that I found in my ordering experience didn’t have to do with the canvas at all. Rather, there was very little packaging to protect my canvas. As a result, one of the corners of my order got dinged in transit.

It’s just a superficial scar, and it certainly didn’t stop me from hanging my piece up. However, a few packing peanuts or foam inserts could have completely prevented the issue from happening.

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A photo of the corner of my canvas print from CanvasDiscount (actual review).
Very little packaging to protect my canvas which resulted in a small scar on the corner of the canvas print.

Our verdict

one of the most promising low price canvas print choices

CanvasDiscount is likely one of the most promising choices available for its low price bracket. Despite costing less than most competitors, it yields high-quality results that just about anyone would be happy to display in their home.

The detail and handling of color in their pieces surpasses the work of printers that charge significantly more.

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The company doesn’t have any major hurdles to overcome. Rather, there’s a series of small bumps that stand in their way to the top.

Primarily, their issues lie in their lack of name recognition and customer service. While CanvasDiscount doesn’t cut corners on their prints, add-ons such as extra packaging and hanging materials show consideration for their customers.

The silver lining is that these issues are easy to rectify as the business continues. CanvasDiscount is worth keeping a close eye on as they work through growing pains. Without sacrificing appearances, they manage to stretch budgets and produce products easy to take pride in.

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Summary

CanvasDiscount.com is one of one of the most promising low price canvas print choices. Their prints look fantastic, and their prices are affordable. However, prospective customers should beware – their site is not exactly user friendly, and their haphazard delivery may leave you with a product you’ll be less than impressed with.

Overall
4.4
  • Quality of Print
  • Speed of Delivery
  • Packaging
  • Usability and Customer Service
  • Price

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9 thoughts on “CanvasDiscount Photo Canvas Review”

  1. I am very happy I read your article on CanvasDiscount. I placed a large order with them a few days ago. This morning I started reading some reviews about the company and there are many more negative than good comments. I hope I will be as happy with my prints as you are.

  2. If I could give 0 stars I would. I recently placed an order, I was told it would take 4-6 business days for delivery. It has been three weeks and still nothing. I have dealt with customer service. They responded with an excuse that they had a PO address listed and the shipment was sent back to them because they can’t deliver to a PO. There has never been a PO, my confirmation clearly shows my shipping and billing address as a residence and the same. I have pointed this out to them, No word back, no apologies, no taking responsibility.
    I would never deal with them again. Why would anyone deal with a company that would straight up lie and make excuses for their failure. There are too many other companies with the same type of products to ever waste time with one that is dishonest.

  3. Thanks for this review. I’ve recently ordered prints of my original paintings made, and the quality was also superb.
    The first time I ordered, everything was packaged neatly in thin foam layers and snug in their box. The canvases were wrapped tightly and neatly and it looked amazing.
    The second time I ordered, though, I ordered much smaller canvases and the corners were wrapped slightly unevenly , with small bulges. The only sort of protection was thin shrink wrap around each canvas. And even though the website advertises this as a USA Made company, the box was labeled as a German export, clearly shipped from somewhere in Germany, and even the packaging slip was in German! A little puzzling, to be sure…

    1. Editorial Team

      Hi Colleen, this time around CanvasDiscount may have shipped the prints from Germany where I believe they have a print production too. Normally printers and inks used in Germany are as good as in the US. This different packaging and origin of the prints could have been caused by the current lockdowns. In case you are not happy with the prints you should get in touch with the CanvasDiscount support team at info@canvasdiscount.com or call their customer service team toll free number +1-305-507-8430 (Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm EST).

  4. They have ZERO customer service.
    They do not deliver on-time – even with their “COVID-19” excuse for longer delivery times – 5 weeks for part of one order and STILL waiting.
    Their Acrylic prints are TOO LIGHT and washed out. Defeats the purpose of getting an Acrylic print. And too expensive to just “live with”…they either need to be reprinted, properly, or I should get a refund. Neither of which I have been able to communicate about with anyone there.
    Yet, you cannot reach them by phone or eMail. Phone will keep you on hold 20-40 minutes and then tell you they’re too busy to answer!
    Email will get you a canned response that says they’ll respond in 1-2 business days… It’s been 28 days since my first email to them.
    I do not understand how they get so many positive, even glowing reviews.
    I do not recommend them.

  5. I ordered 3 large canvas prints, 30×40 of my own high quality photo’s 6-8 mb. each. This was my first order but certainly not my last as I was totally impressed with the prices and quality. The order came together and was undamaged and wrapped well, took less than 2 weeks.

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