Thursday, November 14, 2013

BuildASign and Easy Canvas Prints Review - Great Gift Items

*This post contains affiliate links. Please see my Disclosure Page for details. is a leading online custom printing provider that is privately owned and based out of Austin, TX. Since 2005 the company has been helping customers create custom signage and home decor products using the BuildASign custom web-based technology. Each piece is guaranteed to be high quality and arrive at your door in with industry-leading speed. also owns Easy Canvas Prints. Through the Giving Program, the company has contributed more than $600,000 to over 500 local and national nonprofits. And they have received national recognition for their donation of more than 275,000 Welcome Home banners to friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.

A moms review:
I received a $50 coupon code to order whatever I wished from, 250 business cards and a 8x10 canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints Below I will provide a breakdown of the creating, ordering and shipping process as well as my thoughts on each item I chose.

If you are in need of advertising materials for your business or product, or perhaps something fun and unique for your home decorating or car personalization needs BuildASign has you covered!

Just decide what you want to order and create your own customized product in a few short, simple steps.

They also have vinyl letters, window clings, flags and more!

After you decide on the exact product you'd like to create  (many products have multiple options such as size, layout, etc) you will be walked through each remaining step.

Next comes the fun part customization. You will have an option to choose a pre-done design which you can then customize or you can choose to start from scratch. I used both of these features. Everything is 100% customizable including text, images, colors, and can even upload your own designs.

This is probably one of the easiest online customization tools I have ever used for building business cards and signs. Everything is pretty self explanatory and easy to figure out! I had lots of fun with this part. There are also options to save your design, email it to a friend or share the design.

And finally you will be able to preview your design and finalize any special ordering options such as materials, sizes, double sided printing, etc. You can also select your quantity. BuildASign offers discounts for bulk orders!

Then simply add your item to your cart and you are finished. Standard shipping is FREE on many products and options for express delivery are available. Turn around time does depend on your order but I was very pleased with how quickly my order took to get process and shipped. Within 16 days I had my beautiful creations in my hands! And I was very pleased with their quality! They turned out exactly as I had designed them!

So here are more details on each of the items I chose as well as some photos!

Novelty Signs:
I ordered two very awesome novelty signs. One I ordered for our living room where we are creating a back alley look in one corner. I thought a street sign that said, "Balman Alley" would be an awesome addition.

The other item I made was for my daughter bedroom. I cannot tell you her thought on it because I am saving it for a Christmas present. But we made it pink her favorite color, add some awesome horse clip art images and wrote, "Gwyns Stall." I am sure she is going to love it.

These signs are awesome! I decided on the 5x18 aluminum signs and was glad I did! They are so durable and the printing looks fabulous! These custom street signs are $17.60 and make a fabulous gift item! Think about the possibilities....favorite sports team signs, vanity signs, dog house signs and more!

License Plate:
I of course just had to order my dream vanity license plate that says. "The World Is Our Classroom." I also ordered this in the aluminum. The licence plate is 6x12 and even has the cut outs for the screws (not included).

These custom license plates are $15.60 or less!

Business Cards:
What blogger doesn't love new business cards right? I was very excited to get 250 more business cards because I can always use more! I have ordered cards elsewhere online before and I have also printed my own at home. I must say for $13.99 I was extremely please with the quality of the business cards. I ordered 12 pt, single sided, full color, smooth matte cards. They are so nice and sturdy not at all flimsy like my others. The colors on my logo (that I uploaded) turned out great. I will definitely be ordering more cards again from

I whited out my phone number so that is what the weird spot is in the middle.

8x10 Canvas Print:
This is another item that I ordered to give to my daughter for Christmas, shhhh please keep all of this a secret! Easy Canvas Prints is a division of BuildASign. Turn your special memories into a beautiful work of art to proudly display on your walls for years to come! I opted for an 8x10, standard wrapped canvas print of my daughter and her favorite horse from the horse rescue we volunteer at. My husband did the photo editing before uploading. Canvas prints start at $39.99!

The entire process was the same  as the signs and business cards with the exception of needing to upload a picture. Simply select your size and canvas thickness, upload your image (you can also use Instagram and Facebook to upload). If there is an issue with your photo quality the system will alert you on the little bar to the left. You can also adjust the photos position and zoom in as well!

Next finalize the process by choosing whether you want the standard (FREE) hanger or stand (extra fee). I really love that a hanger is included...that means all you need is a nail and you can get your canvas print hung up immediately! Well maybe if your husband is home...I don't do the hanging of things on the walls! You can also select your boarder options too. I went with and image wrap! You can also make any final adjustments such as zooming and photo position.

The final step before placing your order is adding any color finishing or retouching.

The ordering and shipping process was also very quick and easy. In just 10 days I had the package in my hands! The canvas is sturdy and very high quality. And the quality of the photo was magnificent! The colors turned out amazing and were not washed out or too dark (which tends to happen sometimes when ordering photo gift products).

With the holidays quickly approaching consider creating a one of a kind Christmas gift from or Easy Canvas Prints.

Links to follow:
-BuildASign Website
-BuildASign Facebook page
-BuildASign Twitter page

-Easy Canvas Prints Website
-Easy Canvas Prints Facebook page 

Where to buy:
Prices vary on products visit or Easy Canvas Prints for more details! Be sure to sign up for the company newsletters because both offer great specials from time to time. Right now Easy Canvas Prints is offering 25% off and FREE Shipping!

*prices indicated in post are subject to change

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