We’ve got so much white space on the walls and needed something to break them up. I’d been toying with some of the photos that I’ve taken of our local area blown up and printed out, either as a canvas or a big print for a while. The thing that was stopping me was a lack of confidence in my own photos – were they good enough to hang on a wall, and if they were, would they get distorted blown up to a big size? I’ve had photos printed onto canvas before, but they’ve always been smaller and even then, a lot of the quality was lost.
When Cheerz got in touch as gave me some credit to spend on their site, I decided to go for some large, framed prints. I’d read reviews from other bloggers about Cheerz, and all of them commented on how good the quality is. I chose two of my favourite photos – one of Rhyl Harbour at sunset, and a family one on Felixstowe pier which was actually taken by a friend the day after my brother’s wedding.
I went big – 50×70 cm framed prints (£42 each). The ordering process was so simple – choose the size, upload your photos, choose the orientation and the colour of your fame – black or an oak frame. It warns you if any of your photos are likely to be pixelated once they are printed, so you can choose a different one if you don’t want that to happen. You can also choose different layouts for your photos.
It gives you an option to add Velcro Fasteners by 3M to your order for an extra 34. I chose to add these, as living in a rented house, we want to make sure we minimise any damage to the walls where possible.
It didn’t take very long for my prints to arrive, and they were packaged up perfectly. I was over the moon to see just how good they looked, even at such a big size. In fact, it’s given me a bit of a kick up the bum to look at selling some of my North Wales landscapes photos. They’re not heavy – they’re plastic rather than glass, which I prefer for safety reasons. The velcro fasteners have held them up on the wall without any problem, which shows how light they are.
I think in an age where photos are all digital, many of us never get around to printing them out, but after the summer holidays, I’ll be sitting down, looking through my DropBox and having some of our favourites printed out with Cheerz. After all, what is the point of taking lovely photos if you’re never going to look at them?
*I was given credit to spend on the website for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.