When Presto Photo got in contact with me asking if I was interested in reviewing one of their products my ears perked up. I noticed they offered a range of photo products including photobooks, wall art, calendars and so forth. I have yet to try my hand at printing wall art for the home so I was keen to check out their products and try out their online ordering system. This is my impressions and review of the their canvas print and ultra gloss metal print.
Disclaimer: Many thanks to Presto Photo for providing me both products as part of a collaboration. This review isn’t a sponsored post and all opinions are my own. This is intended to be my personal experience of their products and my thought process around how I approach printing my first wall art.
Presto Photo was found in 2005, so they’ve certainly been around the block! Starting off as a travel information company, they moved into printing photo books and then naturally moved into printing other photographic products such as wall art, calendars, cards and other photo gifts.
Selecting the product and images
Before deciding on what to wall art to print and the size of the wall art. I first thought about the space that I thought would suit having some prints on the wall. The entrance way was an obvious choice. I wanted there to be something impactful on the wall when we entered our home. As it was quite a large white wall, I decided to go with a relatively large landscape 30″ x 20″ ultra gloss metal print of the Perth city skyline. It’s a very classic shot, one that I took a couple of years ago and it’s still one of my favourite images.
For the second wall art, I was keen to see what a classic canvas print looked liked. I had a few location options that came to mind when I was thinking about the layout and wall spaces around the house. This included the hall way to the bedrooms, the stairwell and the shared home office. Ultimately I felt having a 16″x24″ vertical canvas print in the home office was the right choice as it was a space that we do spend a reasonable amount of time in in our day to day lives. For the canvas print I decided on something a bit more architectural to compliment the textured feel and matted look of a canvas print.
Melbourne city is one of our favourite cities to visit and has some sentimental meaning for us. I decided to print the famous Shot Tower in Melbourne Central. For those who are unfamiliar with Melbourne, the Shot Tower is located within a shopping central called Melbourne Central in Melbourne city itself. It used to be a bullet making factory back in the 1800s. It’s now heritage listed and is one of the most significant buildings from Australia’s industrial age.
For me and this particular project, I was keen to select photographs that I’ve taken myself that had some meaning to us. Picking iconic photos of Perth and Melbourne was a no brainer for me.
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