Canvas HQ (https://canvashq.com) is a US-based canvas photo printing company. Unlike other companies in the industry, they’re family owned and operated, which allows them to retain the same values and high-quality products that they’ve been creating since they first launched their company and they have no intention of changing their operations.
Canvas HQ started as a small operation, creating their first order for Aloft Hotel, located in Rogers, Arkansas. With the success of that project, they launched their website, the word of their high-quality products spread, and from there, the rest is history. Today, Canvas HQ is regarded as one of the leading canvas printing companies in the world.
Why Canvas HQ?
As mentioned, Canvas HQ is a family owned and operated company, and that makes a big difference in the quality of the products that they produce. They’re truly committed to providing exceptional craftsmanship and it shows in the prints that they deliver. According to their website, the founding principles of Canvas HQ include:
- High-quality canvas artwork
- Authentic and caring customer service
- Quick turnaround times
Canvas HQ uses the highest quality ingredients for all of the prints that they produce. Their inks are moisture- and UV-resistant, so they won’t fade and can withstand exposure to the elements, meaning that you can use your prints both indoors and outdoors without having to worry about the quality being diminished; in fact, they claim that their inks can last a lifetime. They also use six different colors – cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan, and light magenta – to perfect recreate the colors in the images they print.
In addition to high-quality inks, their canvas is top-notch, too. The company explored various types of canvas until they found the perfect option: “Chromata White”, which features optical brightener, additive-free, and Fluorescent Whitening agent-free technology; a cutting-edge technology in the printing world. This canvas provides a super stable background for your photographs and further ensures that they retain their vibrancy for the long haul.
Canvas HQ is so committed to customer satisfaction that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If, for any reason, you aren’t completely satisfied with your print, they will remake it for you or provide you with a full refund, no questions asked (you do have to make the request within 30 days of receiving your order).
At the time of writing this review, the current turn-around time for product was 2 days, and the production time is automatically updated on a daily basis. The company uses FedEx shipping and provides tracking information on all orders.
While Canvas HQ does offer great quality products, there were a few downsides that I noted. First, it’s true that their inks are great, but their color selection isn’t as large as other companies. Second, though they claim shipping time is fast, I found that it actually takes longer than they state; about 2 weeks for local US to US shipping, which is pretty long.
Overall, I’d say that Canvas HQ is a reputable canvas printing company that does offer high-quality, affordable products. If you do decide to work with them, just make sure you allow for enough time to receive you order, as you might be waiting a while.