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Aug 20, 2011 19:02 |  #1

I was thinking about having a couple of my pics put to canvas stretch wrapped at Costco. Anyone have experience with their canvas products?

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Aug 20, 2011 23:40 |  #2

Someone I'm working with is selling some photo's at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, and had Costco do the canvas prints - they show well and hold up great (Sawdust Festival booths tend to get a little dew at night, and much of the art is indirectly exposed - for pieces that don't sell quickly, it can be a bit of exposure after awhile).

If I decide to have some printed on canvas, I'm probably going with Costco due to quality and price.


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Aug 21, 2011 03:12 |  #3

If they look good when displayed, the only consideration that I hear is about applying some finish after the print is done. But, I have no experience with this, only what I've read here. Check with Costco -- do they apply a good weatherproof finish? If not there are ones that can get and apply both gloss and "satin" finishes yourself...But I don't have the details, others will have to:)!


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Aug 21, 2011 08:19 |  #4

Okay... so I will let you know that I have printed with both Costco and Canvas on Demand. First off I would say that Costco's prints are very reasonable price wise and quality is great too. That being said, the build quality that the canvas is wrapped on is much greater on C.o.D.'s. The only time I have used C.o.D. is when I have a groupon discount making the price = to Costco. Honestly I would try to get customers the C.o.D.'s canvas over Costco, but a typical personal really wont notice the difference unless you had them side by side in my opinion. Plus---canvas on demand lets you have more sizes that Costco does not---which is really nice.


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Aug 21, 2011 08:46 |  #5

I've used Photofiddle/my brother used COD, and they are both great.
I've never gotten a Costco canvas to compare.




  
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Sep 24, 2012 13:16 |  #6

I've heard that Costco changed the company that they outsource there canvasses to.
Anyone have any experience with canvasses from Costco vs the popular canvas printers?


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Sep 28, 2012 11:18 |  #7

tonylong wrote in post #12971246 (external link)
If they look good when displayed, the only consideration that I hear is about applying some finish after the print is done. But, I have no experience with this, only what I've read here. Check with Costco -- do they apply a good weatherproof finish? If not there are ones that can get and apply both gloss and "satin" finishes yourself...But I don't have the details, others will have to:)!

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Sep 29, 2012 10:55 |  #8

I was looking into this myself for the Tattoo shop that I did a project with. They wanted a low cost option and I had suggested Costco. Glad to see there are a few good reviews


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