On of my favorite pass times is capturing Goose’s childhood through photos. I have personally taken THOUSANDS of pictures of her. I have so many now that I’ve started to search for ways of displaying a select few in actual print.
A few months ago, I was contacted by FulcrumGallery.com about doing a review. I immediately went to their site to see what kinds of things they do. I saw some of the most beautiful prints of paintings and photos. Normally, those are not really my thing, and I was about to decline, but then I saw that they would do custom photo prints!!! I was extremely excited.
So I set off to deciding which picture I wanted from the THOUSANDS of photos I have of Goose. Let me tell you it was not an easy decision!
There were so many choices to make. First I had to decide which photo I wanted. I decided on a picture I took of Goose using my Samsung point and shoot camera. I figured it would show me how good a quality the print is when it gets here since this camera is far from anything fancy.
Then I had to choose what style I wanted.
FulcrumGallery.com has plain canvas prints with not a lot of other options.
Museum wrap canvas with quite a few choices to make
Gallery wrap canvas with only a couple of options
Framed Canvas with lots and lots of frame styles to choose from
That’s not including all the mat and glazing options you can choose from.
So after a few hours (yes I am one of those indecisive people who spend hours trying to make one decision that should be super simple…you should see how long it actually takes me to write one blog post haha). I decided on the 20.88 x 16.88 inches Framed Photo Print, Tuscan Rustic Walnut frame, Top Mat Haze, and Non-Glare Acrylic Plexiglass.
When I got my tracking number, I was doing my own little happy dance. I checked the number severl times a day to see where my package was. It was so frustrating to have to wait. This is where I have to say I was very disappointed, not in FulcrumGallery.com, but in UPS and USPS. The package was sent “Smart Post” so once it arrived in my city, it was transfered to my local post office for delivery. Somewhere between UPS and USPS, my beautiful photo was misplaced!! I was so upset. FulcrumGallery.com made it right though. I was impressed with their customer service reps, and how quickly they responded to my emails about the shipping. In no time, another print was on it’s way to my house.
Last week, my framed photo print finally made it’s appearance. It was obvious that FulcrumGallery.com takes pride in their work. My order was packaged perfectly and safely. It actually took quite a bit of effort for Goose and I to unpackage it. It was like Christmas morning for Goose and I, we could not get the print out fast enough.
Upon getting all the packing material off I was very very impressed with how close to what I ordered my actual print was. The only noticeable difference to me was the color of the mat. The mat on what I ordered was a tad bit darker, but again that may just be my computer screen resolution. I am very happy with the matting, and it turns out to be the perfect color.
I am very impressed with FulcrumGallery.com’s work. The frame is beautiful. To me, it is very obvious that this is NOT a cheap frame. It is a nice thick piece, and feels very solid.
When I turned over the print, I noticed that even the custom framers stand behind behind their work by signing the back of each framed print they do. Out of all the prints I’ve had made, this is the first time I’ve seen the framers stand behind their work.
I have to say that I was very worried about how clear the photo itself would be. Like I said before, I just used a regular point and shoot camera. It is 14 megapixels, but that in no way put my mind at ease. If you look really really close, you can kind of see that the image is not 100% clear, but truthfully, no one is going to be looking that close to that photo. If I had used a DSLR or a more professional camera, I would have expected more. However, that was not the case, and the photo quality is really what I expected.
Overall, I am very impressed with FulcrumGallery.com’s work and professionalism. I was very happy that I was able to experience their customer service first hand, because they were just plain awesome. I will be proud to display their work in my home for years to come.
If you would like to purchase your very own custom print from FulcrumGallery.com, head on over to http://www.fulcrumgallery.com. They have high quality designs that would fit in anyone’s home. The framed photo I received would have cost around $60, but believe me, when I say I am not a bit disappointed in the craftsmanship.
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