Albelli is one of the largest European producers of photobooks. Recently they have expanded into producing other photo gifts; calendars, greeting cards, diaries, acrylic prints and canvas prints.
When I was asked if I'd like to try one of their products I jumped at the chance of getting a canvas print made for my mum. Unfortunately I'm a little bit late to the game for Mothers' Day with this as I've only just remembered to order it! However, I have just gone ahead and ordered one which I will give her for Easter instead. As she can't have chocolate, I try to find her alternatives gifts to spoil her and what better than a photo of her youngest grandchild, that she took?
It took me just four, very simple clicks to get from the home page to the point where I had selected my photo for the correct sized canvas, as below.
On this page I had the nifty option to turn my print into a black and white, a sepia or keep it colour. I've kept it saturated as my mum loves the flush of The Boy's cheeks. I also was able to zoom in on the frame, or easily select another size to use.
I've used quite a few canvas facilities now, this is honestly the easiest and has even taken over from my previous favourite photo-processing online store. Just the sheer ease of ordering has amazed me: the entire process took less than four minutes from landing on the homepage to submitting my order and paying. Nothing was difficult to understand, the site is clear, bright and incredibly user-friendly.
The 30x40cm canvas that I have ordered costs £34.95 (excluding P&P) which is an average cost for canvasses these days. When it arrives I'll be able to better judge the quality, but I'm pretty sure that, if present experience is anything to go off, it will be very good quality.
I must just flag up this aspect of the Albelli website. They have an 'Inspiration' tab which takes you to a variety of different ideas for unique aspect photo products. I really like this idea for a photobook and will definitely be remembering it for the future with The Boy's art work!
It will certainly save on all those piles of paper lying around!
I was given a code to purchase a product from Albelli. My opinions of the ordering process is honest and unbiased.