I was asked to Review CG ProPrints & of course I was happy to…I always like to try anything that pertains to photography and I love to talk shop!
With anything there are pro’s and con’s and so many choices in life, especially with photography! So – let’s talk about CG Pro Prints and the company a bit and then get to the pro’s and con’s. What is CG Pro Prints?
- CG ProPrints specialize in canvas prints for professional photographers and artists.
- They offer amazing prices for their products.
- Company guarantees 100% and will pay for the return shipping.
I received a CG sample kit and was definitely impressed with the quality of the canvas in the kit, but knowing they’re not going to send me a bad canvas, I was curious on how one of my own images would look and feel. So I went online to their website and ordered my favorite anniversary rose (the rose on my website home page). I did enjoy the ease of the site and I liked that they have an area where you can click on to find out how much your tax and shipping will cost before you actually get to the end. Once I ordered my canvas, I received an email confirmation ASAP with my receipt.
These are some images from their site and it true….
The site states that they print all RGB color spaces but I did notice that my image was dark on the sample in the order area (I do have a calibrated Eizo monitor), but I decided to print anyways to see what was going to happen and I was right – the color information was not my ProPhoto RGB. With that said, to be safe use srgb, that is what they recommend and I would go with that.
They do have a limited amount of prints but with the wholesale prices I’m okay with that! They ship within 3 days and you choose the shipping preference.
- Snap shot from CG Pro prices.
Newest addition is the Framed Canvas!
It was easy to order my canvas but I do recommend you size your image before you upload…usually I send my original file to my printing company and they prep for me. But again…the price is amazing and we are all photographers…it’s not hard to re-size your image in Photoshop or Lightroom.
Below are the pros & cons:
- Loving the closed back that’s strong and durable.
- Amazed with the quality print…thumbs up!
- Hardware attached, ready to hang.
- PRICE, wow!
- Limited sizes.
- You must save your image file to the size you want (or close to it) for quality prints.
- Color space issues. (I don’t like jpegs or srgb)
I can say this…Quality with a capital Q! I have paid hundreds of dollars for my 24 x 36 canvases and I only wish those companies would have put the time & effort into their construction. I’m amazed on how beautiful my canvas came out..see below. I LOVE my anniversary rose!
- Getting ready to hang canvas on daughter’s wall!
The company has a limited amount of prints, but I say who cares!! I will definitely be using them for marketing….I’m so excited that I can now afford a beautiful canvas to give to my clients as a thank you gesture.
Many people just don’t have the money to buy expensive Canvas prints. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your work out to the public, it’s great to give a canvas to clients for free if they order a certain amount of $ from you. I bet they will order a canvas from you when they receive your freebee 🙂 With CG Pro Prints guarantee and discount for the professional it doesnt’ hurt to try this company for yourself.
Find me on Google+