- About Artbeat Studios
- Artbeat Studios Hours
- Artbeat Studios Products
- Artbeat Studios Promo Code
- Artbeat Studios Return Policy
- Artbeat Studios Reviews
- Artbeat Studios Metal Print Review
It's time for the next installment of our metal print review series. This time, the subject is Artbeat Studios.
If you're unfamiliar, we're doing the 2021 edition of our Metal Print Shootout. Basically, I ordered a bunch of prints from a bunch of companies that offer metal printing, and I'm comparing them head-to-head to see which one is most worthy of your money.
Some of the companies in this year's shootout are new to the game, but others, like Artbeat Studios, have been in the shootout before.
Check out the winner of our 2020 Best Metal Print Company $100 Challenge to see how Artbeat Studios did last year.
In the video below, you can see how Artbeat Studios fared in our 2021 Metal Print Shootout:
Table of Contents
About Artbeat Studios
There are a few foundational principles that Artbeat Studios lives by...
First, they strive to create well-made, beautiful prints for every customer.
Second, they want to provide excellent customer service.
And third, they want to offer their products at reasonable prices.
I've ordered plenty of prints from these guys in the past, and I can speak from experience that they tick all three of these boxes.
Some of the printing companies that I've worked with over the years have been more focused on speed than they are on details. Other printing companies focus on the details, but take forever to create the print. Artbeat Studios manages to focus on the details while also being speedy about it. It's a great combination!
With more than 40 years of experience in the printing business, the folks at Artbeat Studios know what they're doing. They have perfected the printing process and the processes of color matching and color editing as well. Their expertise shines through in each print.
Artbeat Studios Hours
If you’re in the Irvine, California area you can drop by the Artbeat Studios lobby from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time Monday through Friday.
If it’s customer service you need, you can call or text 1-949-250-4117 between the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. You can also reach customer service toll-free at 1-800-248-1240.
Artbeat Studios Products
In looking at Artbeat Studios' product catalog, you'll notice that they offer far fewer products than many of their competitors. I would argue that this is a good thing.
Rather than trying to be everything to everyone, Artbeat Studios focuses only on a few items to ensure that they make those products really, really well.
While it might be nice to have loads of options for printing, at the end of the day, a company that offers metal, canvas, wood, mugs, calendars, t-shirts, and so forth will perhaps not be able to perfect those printing processes as well as a company like Artbeat Studios, which focuses on four products.
You do get a lot of variety in terms of sizing of your prints, though, including custom-sized prints.
Artbeat Studios Promo Code
Artbeat Studios often has at least one promo code or coupon that will help you save money on your order.
For example, at the time of this writing, you get 20% off metal prints and an extra 10% off orders of $250 or more. Additionally, you can get free shipping on orders over $150.
It's important to check the Artbeat Studios website frequently to see what deals they have going on.
Artbeat Studios Return Policy
The Artbeat Studios return policy is very straightforward.
Their 30-day satisfaction guarantee stipulates that if you aren’t satisfied, you can simply return the print within 30 days of when the print was delivered.
Once Artbeat Studios gets the print back, you get a full refund in the form of store credit for future orders or a reprint.
If your print arrives damaged, you need to email [email protected] with pictures of the damage so Artbeat can submit a claim to the shipping provider. Once the pictures are received, a reprint of the image will be made and shipped to you.
Artbeat Studios Reviews
Artbeat Studios reviews are excellent, with a rating of 4.9 of our 5 stars on Google (based on 100 reviews) and of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. Artbeat Studios reviews on Facebook look great as well at 4.7 stars (based on 380 reviews).
Artbeat Studios Metal Print Review
Let's begin the review of this print by examining the quality of the ink.
I have to say, the colors of this print are spot-on with the colors in the image file I sent to Artbeat Studios.
And unlike other prints I examined as part of this year's Metal Print Shootout, this print doesn't have any obvious banding - lines created from the printing machine as it put the ink on the metal.
Instead, this print has beautifully consistent, clean colors throughout. Honestly, it looks like you can reach into the print and grab the tree - it's that realistic!
With regard to the sharpness, this print gets a perfect five out of five. The detail in the print is exactly what I would expect from the image that I submitted.
The mounting frame on the back is made of metal and is very well constructed.
It has metal brackets on each of the four corners to help ensure that the frame stays together. The mounting frame is also perfectly in the center of the print, which might not seem like something worth noting, but since many of the other prints in our shootout had frames that were askew, it's nice to see that Artbeat Studios took the time to add the frame in the center of the print.
My only hangup with the frame is that there aren't any felt or rubber cushions to prevent the print from scratching or damaging the wall. Other than that, the frame is superb.
To go along with the mounting frame on the back of the print is a metal cleat you can use to hang the print on the wall.
The cleat comes with a level to make sure the print is hanging true as well as a couple of drywall screws to attach the cleat to the wall.
This hardware package is yet another way that Artbeat Studios shows their thoughtfulness about the complete customer experience. Other prints in this year's shootout came with decent frames, but in some cases, there wasn't any mounting hardware to hang the print on the wall, which makes no sense!
From a packaging standpoint, it really doesn't get any better than what Artbeat Studios does.
As you can see in the video above, they ship the print in a box that is perfectly sized for the print so there's no chance of the print sliding around inside the box. This is aided by the fact that the print is covered with bubble wrap, wrapped in plastic, and taped to a 1/4-inch piece of wood that's the same size as the shipping box.
In other words, this packaging shows extreme care and an above-and-beyond level effort to ensure the print arrives in tip-top shape. I wish all companies approached packaging like these guys!
Get all the details of this print in the video above, and for our other 2021 metal print reviews, check out our YouTube channel.