"I ordered two (2) Fleece Photo Blankets recently as Christmas presents for my nieces. They came out BEAUTIFULLY. I had my doubts, especially since the photos I used were not (initially) of the highest resolution, but they came out looking great. Here are a few more observations and tips: What I ordered: - Two (2) 60x80 Fleece Photo Blankets with 8 images on each. - I chose the color black, with a white monogram initial in the center of each. PROS - Excellent photo fidelity. - Beautiful vibrant colors. - Extremely fast turnaround (it took less than a week from the time I placed my order to when they arrived via FedEx!) - CONS - The blankets themselves are fine... but not anything you would buy without the photos on them. The fleece is not the type you normally wear as outerwear, i.e., it has no "tufts", but this is of course so the photos themselves will print better, i.e., they obviously need a flat surface. - The color you choose is only on the photo side of the blanket. The other side is white. TIPS - If you're worried about photo resolution, here are a few things to know. I literally used a few wallet-sized printed photos, and they came out fine. The trick is to "up" the resolution, either via the scanning process (to make them digital) or via a photo manipulation program like Photoshop Elements (which is what I used). You would think that turning a 300K photo into a 10M photo wouldn't work... but it did. The photos of my nieces turned out very nice indeed when "blanket-sized". - Of course, photos taken with a digital camera with a decent number of megapixels will already be of high enough resolution, so you'll be good to go. - When you upload the photos and insert them into the blanket template of your choosing, Shutterfly will let you know if the resolution is big enough. If it's not, there will be a red "X" on the photo. Bonus: - BTW, when I came online to write this review, I found out that the same blankets I bought last week were now on sale "
"I've had six fleece blankets made for Christmas gifts and am ready to order five more. They are each quite beautiful. I was pleased with the great quality of the fleece and the vividness of the images. I'm sure the recipients of these blankets are going to be beyond thrilled to receive them."
"Very happy with the photo blanket and level of service Shutterfly provides!"
"I had several blankets made for my customers and they are perfect gifts!! The fabric is great quality and the photos turn out extremely crisp and clear. I would recommend this product to everyone. Service has been incredibly fast,too. I have been getting them in a week. I am ordering more before the holidays."
"This turquoise blanket with photos of my family is my gift to me. I'm redecorating my bedroom in turquoise and this blanket looks great. It turned out perfectly."