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Monthly Archives: March 2016

    • A Successful Collaboration Between Art and Print Products

      A successful Collaboration Between Art and Print Products



      Kris Rozelle, Owner of Kris-A-Lis Designs, is a self-taught artist from the age of 5. She established the company 4 years ago and specialises as a mixed media artist.

      As an Artist, she was looking to share her artwork in a more practical way besides just wall art. While looking at a local retailer in the US, Kris discovered the Adventa Black Glass Coasters.

      Kris comments ‘I thought that the black coasters would be a great product addition to insert my artwork in and sell them on my website where customers could collect many paintings all at once. It was the black coaster that sold Adventa to me, but also the wonderful customer service I received when I sought Adventa out on the internet after that’. 

      The heat and cold resistant safety glass that the Coasters use also was a feature that she highly valued as her customers could place them anywhere and enjoy them in their home with her artwork and view it as they sip from their favourite drink.

      She also valued the black border around the edges of the glass which allows the paintings to be highlighted and stand out from the coaster.

      Thirdly she found that the price for the value of this product is effective too.

      Lastly, the Adventa coater size of 4 X 4 means that the opening is larger than other designs on the market, allowing for any artwork or picture you place in the coaster to really stand out.

      These highly respected features have meant the coasters have been very successful for Kris and her work, because her beautiful artwork is now coupled with a well-priced, practical, useable and very strong quality black coaster.




      This outcome is reflected in her sales, which have doubled since the day she placed the products on her website, with 25 being sold in one week.

      The end result is a durable solution and a new way of bringing life to art.

      The feedback has been positive, and they are now a customer favourite due to the versatility and quality of these products. She has seen customers buy multiple sets for loved ones as personalised gifts too! Customers enjoy the safety of saving their table tops by utilising these quality heat and cold resistant anti slipping coasters. They can enjoy a quality product, with quality art in their very own home.



      Her artwork can be viewed online via &
       (C) Kris A Lis Designs

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    • Top 10 Best Canvas Print Websites

      Here at Adventa we strive for perfection. We aim to innovate and not just simply follow the crowd, delivering the best possible solutions for our clients./

      So as I am sure you understand we do a lot of research and thought it would be good to let you know about the top 10 Canvas Print Websites. These have been judged on a number of factors with a focus on the ease of use of the websites.

      If you are setting up as a Canvas Print company, especially with an online presence, it is essential that you do a great deal of competitor analysis and research.

      Learn from the industry leaders, what works, what draws customers, what is easy to use. Take notes of their mistakes and any attention to detail that has been missed. Consumer testing is essential as the customer must be able to easily navigate, use and order on the website.

      Let’s take a look at some of the biggest, most popular sites in the industry and see what we can learn and observe;


      Probably one of the biggest in the market and due to this they deliver what you would expect. The website is slick, very easy to use with clear pricing and instruction along with some very obvious discount codes, again allowing you to get a good price.

      All products within the canvas range have tabbed options for Size, Depth and Shape - offering Panoramic, Square and Rectangular options, there is a simple and quick image upload allowing you to view a digital version of your canvas, again with the option of having your image wrapped right around the frame or the option of a white border (No wrap).

      They really have covered all of the bases. In summary, Photobox have delivered a nice looking and easy to use website, with a wide range of options allowing you to get the product that you are looking for.



      Again, Hello Canvas have a nice website, that leads you into a Canvas Print page that gives you all of the prices and options available again with Square, rectangular and panoramic options delivered in a clear and concise manor. The image upload is quick and simple to use again with the option of having the image wrapped or not, however they do have the option of adding a floating frame that adds a nice effect to your image.

      As a nice touch to the site they also have an explanation of how to use there simple to use hanging kit that comes free with all canvas orders.



      Your Canvas print is next, and I like this site. I feel that it delivers everything that you may want in different sizes, but adding the split panel canvas as an option. However, the site feels slightly busy with a floral background distracting me from what I am actually trying to find. (This is my own personal preference and I am sure that some will love this little quirk)

      The site feels slightly less intuitive than the previous two, with bright colours everywhere, except for where the “start creating” button is. This is slightly obscured by a mobile friendly message and once you click through it takes you off to a separate website (Dakis), that, as stated earlier was not very intuitive, and you were never sure if you were previewing or actually placing an order.

      That being said, this company does offer all of the options that the others do and a few more. With some slight design changes and interface enhancement this site could easily stand up as one of the best online.



      Well as you would expect delivers a nice clean (Slightly basic looking) Website. It appears to lack some of the options offered on the dedicated canvas print sites, but makes up for it in other areas, for example with its options on finishes and borders.

      It is very easy to use, with an intuitive image upload and editing suite. Great site, like it!



      Tesco deliver a great site offering all of the options you could dream of; panoramic, square, rectangle, multi-panel and collage canvas print.

      There is a downside here; you need plenty of clicks to get anywhere, and when you get there the tool they have for getting your image onto the canvas is not as easy to use as it could be.

      Again there are lots of tools to allow you to edit, rotate, add effects and that is great, but I would also like to see an option to have it automatically fit to frame.

      In conclusion with this site if you have a more technical familiarity then I am sure you will find this tool great, but if you are not so, then maybe visit one of the other websites previously mentioned.



      This website goes back to the dedicated print on canvas site. The homepage is slightly confusing with no real explanation, but with a very clear call to action of upload photo.

      At that point, if the photo/image you are trying to upload is not of sufficient quality then it will not let you upload, which is good as it ensures that the canvas you receive will be of good quality.

      However, you do then get taken off to a page saying upload failed but then does not explain what size image you should upload, or how to get back to the upload image page, you are left a little stranded.

      Once you have your image in, the tool is quite nice, allowing you to swap between products, sizes etc, with a nice editing and effects tool.

      So if you can get passed the slightly confused homepage, then has a nice natural website for you to use.



      As the name suggests this is also a dedicated canvas print site and behaves as such. Nice and easy to use, a fantastic editing suite, lots of options and very clean professional look.

      The only real issue I found with this site is a slightly obscure issue, if your image name is too long then the next button disappears off the side of the screen, making it impossible to continue. As I say this may be reasonably unique to me as the image I chose did have an extremely long name, but just something to be aware of.

      I make this point to illustrate the importance of extensive user testing when launching your canvas print website.

      I would say one of the nicer looking easier to use Canvas sites.



      I really like this site, nice and clean, very straightforward, and something a lot of the others don’t have, a nice concise description of exactly what you are getting directly on the home page.

      Once you have uploaded your image the editing suite is beautifully set out with icons and text, and each time you update your selection the price automatically readjusts. With little touches like a simple Inch – Cm chart visible and a clear button for help with any technical questions such as “what is a bleed” and if that doesn’t answer your questions you have a clear live chat available at all times.

      I really like the look feel and usability of this site, they have really thought of the user journey and process here, well done



      Much like the site, Albelli has a nice clean and concise introductory page with fantastic descriptions of what they offer along with all of the options available on their Canvas Print, laid out in a clear and easy to follow manor. I do like this as there is no confusion moving forward on what or how to order.

      The editing tools are nice, and there is a fun little smiley or sad face to indicate whether the resolution is correct or not.

      All around the has a nice system that makes editing and buying your canvas nice and straight forward.



      Ok finally but by no means last has the cleanest of all the designs and the same upload and editing suite as, in fact there a many similarities between the two sites, but both are easy to use and look good with that clear and concise journey for the user.

      Maybe they are related; maybe they are not either way both sites deliver a great experience for the end user, who will be able to get the exact canvas they are looking for using this simple solution.

      In SummaryCanvas

      These are our top 10 of canvas printing websites. I hope you have had chance to read through and visit the sites that interest you the most of all.

      Remember to always take note of what impresses you as a user and facilitates a simple and easy experience.

      If you are running or looking to set up your own canvas printing website, we have a great deal of articles and resources that can help. To view these, take a look through our complete news section found here.

      We also recommend exploring our QuickPro ArtWrap Canvas, one of the latest, most ground-breaking products to be introduced to the canvas print industry.

      This unique product has proven to substantially improve efficiency without compromising on quality, and well worth a look.

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