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Parrot Print Custom & Personalised Canvas Print Review

We're putting Parrot Print's canvas creation service to the test to find out if they can turn one of our photos into a product that's worthy of hanging on the wall.


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Parrot Print Canvas
 

Quick Verdict

parrotprint.com canvases are of good quality and delivery is next day, plus the canvases come ready to hang meaning you can take them out of their packaging and put them straight on the wall. Easy to create, good quality and fast delivery - you can't really get better than that. 

+ Pros

  • Super easy to order
  • No app required
  • Great print quality
  • Fast next working day delivery 
  • Easy to hang on a wall

- Cons

  • Canvas prints are the only print product available
 

 

parrotprint.com is an online store that sells canvas prints in several sizes and formats you can personalise with your photos. Prices start from under £10, which is very reasonable, and as they offer next-day delivery for everyone, what they have to offer sounds even better, but what type of service do they offer and are the products worthy of a place on your wall? Let's find out as we put them to the test. 

 

parrotprint.com canvas features

Parrot Print

parrotprint.com turn your digital photos into canvases. With various sizes and formats available, they have products perfect for showcasing your landscapes, or you could gift a shot of family members to grandparents.

Other features include assistance with making your image look its best before printing. This digital printing service uses 100-year+ fade-resistant pigment inks, European pine used to create canvas frames that feature premium canvas and no-hassle returns. 

For those who like to know the specifics, parrotprint.com say they use a heavyweight archival grade textured bright white poly-cotton blend canvas with a robust and tight weave that contains no additives or agents. They also use solid pine artist gallery stretcher bars, and each frame is made to order. HP Vivera inks and a class-leading 12 colour print process that create over 72 million vibrant colours are used to create your print which is then manually finished with a protective varnish.

Canvas Features: 

  • Money-back guarantee
  • State-of-the-art digital printing
  • Strong frame materials
  • Premium, archival-grade canvas
  • 100 year+ fade-resistant pigment inks
  • Professional image enhancement
     

 

parrotprint.com canvas handling & performance 

We have to say that placing an order couldn't be any easier unless someone from parrotprint.com did it for you! In all honesty, it's the most effortless process we've walked through when creating a personalised print, and we reckon anyone could do it (even those who are a little less tech-savvy). In a nutshell, you upload your photo, choose the canvas size/shape, customise your print and place your order.

Parrot Print
 

The website is intuitive and doesn't overcomplicate the process with easy-to-follow steps that are well explained and are simple to work through. You don't need to download an app or separate software either, making the process much quicker. Plus, the website is mobile-friendly so that you can create canvases directly from any device. 

You have two formats to choose from then once you click on one, the next option automatically opens up, which is size. You can go back to a previous step if you change your mind about anything, too. 

We selected an 18x12" (45.7x30.5cm) rectangular canvas, which, when we popped it on the wall, seemed to be a perfect size for a standard living room, but even the next size up wouldn't look overly big. 

After uploading your chosen photo, the website will give your image a rating, so you know if it's good enough quality for printing (our image size was 19MB and had a 3-star, high-quality rating). The minimum size recommendation is 1MB, and the software uses a calculation that compares the size of your image against your selected canvas size to determine the overall quality of the final print. JPEG, TIFF, PNG, HEIC, and HEIF image file types can be uploaded with the website supporting up to 30MB file sizes. For those colour managing photos during editing and before upload, parrotprint.com recommends you use Adobe RGB 1998.

 

Parrot Print
 

A crop will show you how much of your image will feature on your canvas. You can adjust the canvas crop as many times as you like, but changing the crop could reduce the star quality rating, so do keep an eye on this as if it drops to the poor, you might want to consider purchasing a smaller canvas size. For comparison, our image was captured on an iPhone 8 Plus, and it looks great on the 18x12" canvas size.

 

Parrot Print
 

The final step of the personalisation process is choosing a border style, and you have image wrap, white or black, to choose from. We opted for image wrap as we like the finished look, but this is totally down to personal preference. 

Then, all you have to do is add your canvas to your basket and pay for it - easy as 1,2,3. 

parrotprint.com is true to their word, and our canvas arrived the next working day after ordering it, which we still couldn't quite believe when it arrived. We were asked for our name when the parcel was delivered as proof of postage is required, which is a reassuring step as you know your canvas won't just be left somewhere it could get damaged. We were also kept up-to-date on the order process via regular emails, and parcel tracking is available. 

The canvas print arrived packaged securely in strong cardboard and was protected by a plastic film/wallet. parrotprint.com use pine for their canvas frames, and it does feel solid and well constructed. The canvas is stretched and stapled in place, corners are smart, and the mirrored image wrap looks lovely. It does look a little untidy on the back where the staples aren't going through the canvas, but it looks similar to other manufacturers who offer canvas prints at a similar price point. Plus, the back will be hidden against a wall anyway.

 

Parrot Print Canvas

 

The in-expensive prices offered by parrotprint.com might put some off purchasing as you may think the print quality won't be that high, but you'll be pleasantly surprised as even our image captured on a smartphone looks great on a canvas. The colours are accurate, and there's no loss in detail when compared with the original image. The canvas is also laminated to protect it from UV light and also to help enhance the colours.

 

Parrot Print Canvas

 

Parrot Print Canvas
 

Parrot Print Canvas
 

Parrot Print Canvas

Overall, the canvas frame is strong, well built, and the print is pulled tight across the frame. Colour reproduction is good, and it's a really lovely canvas that looks great on the wall. A hanger also comes fitted on the frame, which means you can hang it as soon as it arrives, and you don't have to pay extra for a hanging set (as you do with some other print manufacturers). 

 

Value For Money

parrotprint.com canvas prices start under £10 with prices topping out at £44 which is similar to other canvas manufacturers. However, the advantage of parrotprint.com is that you can have your canvas delivered the next day for £6 which is a smaller figure than some other companies offer for standard shipping. A hanger also comes ready-fitted to the canvas, so there are no hidden extra costs. 

Other manufacturers creating wall art at a similar quality include Pixum and My-Picture, but do a quick Google, and you will find plenty more.

 

parrotprint.com canvas verdict

parrotprint.com makes creating a canvas for your wall or as a gift for a loved one a straightforward process that's also inexpensive and quick. For products with such low prices, quality is excellent, sturdy frames, and colour reproduction is good. A good amount of size options are available in square or rectangular formats, but they only offer canvas prints. In contrast, other printing companies offer acrylics, glossy box prints, aluminium prints etc., so they're not a 'one-stop-shop for all of your print types. However, if you're producing one type of product well, why confuse people with more choices? The canvases are of good quality and delivery is next day, plus the canvases come ready to hang meaning you can take them out of their packaging and put them straight on the wall. Easy to create, good quality and fast delivery - you can't get better than that.

 

parrotprint.com canvas pros

  • Super easy to order
  • No app required
  • Great print quality
  • Fast next working day delivery 
  • Easy to hang on a wall

 

parrotprint.com canvas cons

  • Canvas prints are the only print product available

Features4/5
Handling5/5
Performance5/5
Value5/5
Overall Verdict

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JJGEE 16 8.0k 18 England
1 Nov 2021 12:16PM

Quote: Canvas prints are the only print product available


That is what the company does so why is it labelled as a " con " in context of " Pros & Cons " in your verdict ?

1 Nov 2021 3:52PM

Quote:That is what the company does so why is it labelled as a " con " in context of " Pros & Cons " in your verdict ?


Because similar companies produce a wider range of printed products.

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