Review: Zaza Gallery’s Photos on Canvas


This is a review of a pretty interesting product. Hugh Parker, and his Zaza Gallery make photos on canvas. What that is is a photo printed on a certain kind of canvas and wrapped around a wooden frame. The effect this gives, as you can tell from my picture of my Photo on Canvas is a very cool looking piece of art.

The Look

The overall look of the picture when it is stretched across the wood frame is really nice. The picture quality did not decrease at all; I sent Hugh a pretty large, high quality photo that my wife took in Hawaii and it did not decrease in quality whatsoever being blown up slightly and printed on the canvas. I am not quite sure of what method is used to actually print the photo onto the canvas but whatever it was, it looks flawless.

After printing your photo on canvas we seal it with a water resistant sealer…

The seal that was put on the photo gives it a really nice shine. It looks very crisp and clear.

The Feel


The piece actually feels very different than I thought it might, although for the most part it will be hanging on a wall. I don’t intend to carry it around with me 😉

By different, I mean that it feels very sturdy and it actually has some weight to it. I imagined something like this feeling flimsy because of how it is stretched across the wooden frame but it was quite the contrary. It is stretched much tighter than I suspected as well, it even makes a neat sound like a drum when tapped on the front of the canvas. All the corners where the canvas folded over its self are very straight and tight.

The production of your picture on canvas starts with the finest
materials the industry has to offer.From the canvas to the ink all the way down to the sealer.

I have to agree that even the wood that the canvas is stretched across is very smooth, and refined. There are no flaws in the pieces of weed, and the staples used to secure the canvas to the wood are flush and seem heavy duty.

The Effect


I think this creates a great effect for any room. The sealer has a reflective look to it and the way the canvas is strung around the outer edges of the wood so the photo is visible from the side as well makes the piece attract attention immediately. I received the 8″x10″ so it is a bit small for larger rooms but I would say the larger sizes available would be a great addition to a living or dining room.

The end result is a beautiful photo on canvas with a Life expectancy of 100 years under museum conditions.

I am very happy with the piece and the photo I chose to have embodied in the canvas. I hope I can create museum like conditions so this piece can last for 100 years.

Check out the Zaza Gallery’s Photos on Canvas and see pictures of the actual process used to create this great are.

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15 People have left comments on this post

» The BGNo Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 10:03:22 }

Interesting… I agree that it does give it a really nice effect.

» [email protected]No Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 10:03:03 }

Thanks for visiting! Yea I was really impressed when the art arrived. It even shipped fast. This guy is on top of things.

» The BGNo Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 10:03:28 }

I see you installed DISQUS. I really like this platform and their team is top notch… Did you ever get the CSS on the quotes installed?

» [email protected]No Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 10:03:05 }

Yea, I really liked the way it worked on your site and how even without a login, interaction was a breeze. I am actually having trouble with the WP admin panel of it so I am glad to hear their support team is on the ball, I will have to get in touch with them. I actually havent had much of a chance to work on the CSS, I think I will this weekend. I really dont like my layout or theme and have been looking for a suitable alternative. I will work on integrating the quotes at that time too. Thanks for your feedback and interest in what I am doing 😉

» The BGNo Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 10:03:35 }

If you need any help with any of it just shoot me an email and I will be glad to help you.

» [email protected]No Gravatar said: { Mar 12, 2009 - 11:03:17 }

Hey I may hold you to that. I am still learning here and can definitely use the help 😉

» EugeneNo Gravatar said: { Apr 7, 2009 - 11:04:47 }

I was also impressed by the quality of the canvas print I received from Hugh Parker's company, ZaZa Gallery.

In case you or any of your readers are interested, I wrote up a comprehensive review of an 8″x10″ canvas print I received here:

Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar Reply:

Excellent. Thanks for sharing that with us. I am curious to see what type of pictures others have done canvas prints of as I chose a more scenic photo. I actually found yours already and checked it out via searching, small world 😉

» ChristenaNo Gravatar said: { May 23, 2009 - 12:05:59 }

What a great picture! I also came across a tweet by Hugh about the free product and had to check it out as well. I sent him a picture my husband took of a river. I think it needs to be bigger, but was still very impressed by the quality of the canvas. Now to figure out where to hang it??

You can check out my review and pictures at:

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» Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar said: { May 25, 2009 - 10:05:05 }

Hey thanks! You know I am still having that same problem, finding where to hang the picture. It is so unique I want it to be clearly visible to all that enter.

I like the way your picture turned out too. Thanks for sharing!

Jesse Michelsen’s last blog post..I Ditched DISQUS

» Jacob canvas printsNo Gravatar said: { Apr 18, 2010 - 06:04:37 }

From what I can see is that the canvas print has been folded correctly which is a good sign. Cheers jake
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Jesse MichelsenNo Gravatar Reply:

Ya Jacob, I’m still very happy with the canvas print. It hangs in my living room and realy catches the eye. Thanks for stopping by!

» canvas picturesNo Gravatar said: { Jan 24, 2011 - 04:01:00 }

The general appearance of the image when it is stretched over the frame is really nice. The image quality does not diminish at all, I sent Hugh a fairly large, high quality photos that my wife went to Hawaii and it does not diminish the quality even to blow a bit and printed on canvas .

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