What customers have to say about our Fleece Photo Blankets
October 18, 2013Another Satisfied Fleece Blanket Customer
"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.
- 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!)
- 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.
- 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.
- BTW, when I came online to write this review, I found out that the same blankets I bought last week were now on sale "
March 8, 2014Fleece Photo Blankets
"My wife and I just received 2 different Fleece Photo Blankets on March 7, 2014 and we are VERY pleased with the HIGH quality of both blankets. The picture images are very clear, and carefully centered on the blankets. Our first order with Shutterfly (also a Fleece Photo Blanket) was approx. 1 year ago and it was also EXCELLENT quality. Thank you Shutterfly."
September 11, 2014Great gift idea
"I bought this is as a Christmas gift for my mother in law. It is still a few months away but I know she will love it. I used beach pics of our family mainly of the grand kids. Great quality and extremely soft fleece. I would recommend this and order again"
March 3, 2014Wonderful gift item
"Based on reviews I ordered two fleece blankets and hoped for the best. I was delighted to find that the actual product not only met expectations, but met the descriptions of other reviewers. Excellent! Also, they came in about a week! (I did order AFTER a holiday, not before)
The quality of the photos is really wonderful, and some of mine were old prints that I had scanned into my computer, not current digital photos. The color is true, the edges crisp, the placement even. I am really very happy with the results.
The only comment I will echo from other reviewers is that the fleece is not what you think of with regards to a "fleece blanket". It is a very flat surface, not as pliable as a regular fleece blanket. I don't know if it will provide much warmth, but that said...in order to print a clear photo you would have to have a flat surface.
My comment to Shutterfly would be to make the back side of these blankets the same color as the background color selected. Why it must remain white is unclear, but it is not as attractive as it could be.
However, I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone to order this product. It makes a very clever/fun gift when you personalize it with your own photos. I made two with pet pictures for my kids. They are really fun!"
January 19, 2014fleece photo blanket
"the photo blanket looks so real the colors are so vivid
and life like"
About: Fleece Photo Blankets
Cozy up to your favorite memories with a Fleece Photo Blanket featuring from one to eight photos. Photos appear clear and bright, and you can choose a fun background color to make them pop. Fleece Photo Blankets are the perfect accompaniment for the bed or sofa, or as a picnic blanket. Plus, they make great gifts. You might also like our Photo Quilts.