Sunday, October 7, 2012

#Printcopia 8x10 Canvas Review & #Giveaway Video! Open to US. Ends: 10/22/12, 11:59PM/EST

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose knows how the special moments in our lives make us who we are. Those moments create new relationships, expand our imagination, and give us peace of mind through words or quotes in our times of uncertainty. Recently, I was given the opportunity to capture a special quote that I love, on canvas, by


With Printcopia, you can print your favorite photos on canvas and display them on the walls of your home or office. They can really accentuate any room and give it life and purpose because you design the canvas just the way you like it. So, that's exactly what I set out to do!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose

Selecting and Preparing my Photo for a Printcopia Canvas

First, I decided on the quote in the photo here, for my canvas because I really enjoy motivating quotes and having them up on the walls in my home for inspiration. 

Then, using the step-by-step designer tool on the website, I was able to upload my design from my computer and begin the setup process. They make it very easy for you to upload your favorite photo(s) from Instagram and Facebook too!

After choosing my photo, I was given options for how i would like the edges of my canvas to appear. I chose the 'border color' option in black because it goes very nicely with my furniture. I then chose a display option for my canvas and went with my usual way of hanging things by standard wall hanger. 

(Note: If you feel that your photo needs retouching you can choose one of those options.) 

During the Entire Process I Liked: 

  • that there was a *BACK* button in case I wanted to change my image or any of the settings for my photo 
  • a green bar that shows how good the quality of the photo is before printing
  • provided wall mounts for displaying my canvas
  • a 'proof' of the final product

Lastly, I was on to choosing my shipping. shipping prices are based on the urgency of your delivery and you are provided a date of when it is projected to arrive. I like this format because I can choose my shipping costs based on the urgency of an event, birthday, or if it's a "just because" type purchase for me!

Once my order was complete, I received an email confirmation with my order # and tracking information to print. 

Using Printcopia Customer Service 

A great customer service staff is important to the everyday operations of any company. customer service seeks to improve your photo 'even more' before printing. A service staff contacted me via email to see if I could increase the resolution of my photo a little more and after I did this I uploaded it to the email request and sent it back to them. They immediately resubmitted the image for my order and it continued through the printing process. They were so accessible and easy to work with!

The Day My Photo on Canvas Arrived

I was pretty surprised how fast it arrived. I chose the basic shipping and it came within about 5 business days. I received my canvas via UPS and was SO excited to see what it looked like. It was well wrapped in paper and plastic as shown:

The quality of the canvas was great! It reminded me of a canvas I would paint on with acrylics. The color of the photo, I selected, popped off the canvas and the words were crisp and clear. I loved it So much that I sat it up in my living room next to my red vase . It really seems to love that spot. Now, every time I walk into my living room I look over at my canvas and read that beautiful quote:

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don't.
And believe
that everything happens for a reason...
if you get a chance - take it;
if it changes your life - let it.
Nobody said that it would be easy...
They just promised
it would be worth it."
Get More from Printcopia Sister Sites

Do You Need: Car Magnets, Banners, or Cheap Signs, their sister sites can help you with 

those tasks too. Just click on the item you need to go to their sites. Although, I have not 

worked with them, I believe they will provide you quality service as well.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose
**Watch the Video**

Open to US. Must be 18+. Runs from Oct 8 - 22, 2012, 11:59PM/EST

How to Enter from Blog for 8x10 Photo Canvas Code:
1. LIKE Printcopia on Facebook:
2. FOLLOW Printcopia on Twitter:
3. LIKE Actress Selena Brown on Facebook:

4. Blog Readers BONUS: What would you put on your photo canvas from Printcopia?

PLEASE POST ONE (1) Comment ONLY below this post with your Facebook and Twitter Usernames for verification that you've completed the entries and the Answer to Bonus Question if you want to include it.

Rules and Disclaimer:
The Winner will be selected via on October 23, 2012 and contacted via one of the social media sites. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. No purchase necessary. Printcopia will provide the 8x10 photo canvas code to the winner via email once delivered by Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose.
Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose did not receive any compensation for this review, but did receive a canvas to review from the PR person at


  1. Liked Printopia, Followed On Twitter, Liked your FB Page. I would love to have a picture of our family on the photo canvas.
    FB Name: Blessie Nelson
    Twitter: Bless_Eliz

  2. 1. I like Printcopia as Olivia Rubin on Facebook
    2. I follow Printcopia on twitter as @OliviaAbby
    3. I like actress Selena Brown on Facebook as Olivia Rubin
    4. I would put a picture of my mom and service dog posing so perfectly together.

    Oliviatheservicedog. At hotmail dot com

  3. I liked Printcopia & Selena Brown on fb as Jennifer Johansen; I followed on twitter as @verychary. I would use an old black and white of my father from his toddler days.

  4. fb- lauren becker (liked you both)
    twitter- @shootingstarmag

    bonus: I'd love to use a photo of my mom and her dad, who she lost before I was even born

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

  5. I liked Printcopia and Selena Brown on FB as Kelly G. Rogers and I followed Printcopia on Twitter as KgRogers72. I would use a photo of me and my husband from our wedding day if I won.
    k.g.rogers72 at gmail dot com

  6. I liked Printcopia on Facebook and Twitter - and

  7. facebook: Rae Pavey
    twitter @throuthehaze

    I would use a childhood pic of my sister and I :)

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  8. tamarsw Twitter follows them!
    Tamar Swe is a FB fan of YOU.
    I'd get a pic of my kids!


  9. 1. LIKE Printcopia on Facebook: letessha w
    2. FOLLOW Printcopia on Twitter: @darrenswife1
    3. LIKE Actress Selena Brown on Facebook: letessha w
    4. Blog Readers BONUS: Family picture

  10. 1. Liked as Lani Miley
    2. Followed as mtrhowe85
    3. Liked as Lani Miley
    4. I would do pet pictures, or a scenery shot

  11. 1. Like as Susie Chadwick
    2. follow (swishina)
    3. Like as Susie Chadwick
    4. Something of my kids!

  12. Like as Tanya Bartlett
    Like as Tanya Bartlett
    I would do a beach picture

  13. i like you on facebook - tony l smoaks
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  14. 1. LIKE Printcopia on Facebook as nikki thoresen
    2. FOLLOW Printcopia on Twitter as @valleybronco
    3. LIKE Actress Selena Brown on Facebook as nikki thoresen
    4. Blog Readers BONUS: I would use a family portrait(we just had a baby and new a new picture of us)

    aussiegirl03 at gmail dot com

  15. Facebook name; Beth Palacios
    Twitter Name; @dogcopG2

    I would love to get a pic of my grandmother, mother, myself, and my daughters on cavas. 4 generations of women in our family. :)

  16. did all of the above and now I would love this for a pic of my grandchildren..Just priceless is memories

  17. like on FB as Sarah Elston Yurga
    twitter follow as @SarahYurga
    I would get a pic of my kids with the statement, "All you Need is Love"

  18. facebook is Laurie Michelle
    twitter is laurie_barreca
    If I won, i would put a picture of my dad and brother who were killed when their car was hit by a train in January. Something that I can keep forever and show my children and grandchildren one day

  19. I liked printcopia on facebook as trisha ridinger mckee
    I am following printcopia on twitter as @wordromancer
    I liked selena brown on facebook as trisha ridinger mckee
    I would use a picture of my daughter and stepson

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

  20. I like Printcopia on Facebook - Chris Alejandro
    I follow Printcopia on twitter as @Lieut_crunch27
    I like actress Selena Brown on Facebook- Chris Alejandro
    I would have one of the little sibs and give it to my mom for christmas

    Lieutenantcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com