Awesome Merchandise: A4 & A5 Prints Review

Last week I ordered my first batch of prints from Awesome Merchandise. While I love traditional giclée prints and will definitely be ordering a set for special editions, I wanted to find an everyday print service for customers that do not want the heavy weight archival paper. I’ve heard a lot about Awesome Merchandise and have been excited to use them to print my latest piece.


I ordered a set of 10 A4 prints and 10 A5 prints. I chose the smooth white matte paper, but they also offer a recycled white paper with a textured finish which I would like to try in the future. I think it could be nice for adding a watercolour type texture to the prints! The prints are 300 GSM so they’re pretty heavy weight which is great.

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This is how the box looked when it arrived. The prints were packaged in a thick plastic mailbag which nicely protected them from water damage. They are stored inside a cardboard box with some tissue paper for extra padding. It would have been nice to see the prints in some kind of plastic wallet for a little extra protection, but the prints arrived in perfect condition so I don’t have any doubts any them being well-protected.

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My thoughts

Here are the prints! I fell in love with the A5 mini prints - I’ve never ordered them before, but they look so lovely and full of detail even though they are small. The artwork colours were replicated perfectly (which can be difficult to achieve, I have ordered from previously print services who majorly oversaturated the colours!). They are pretty thick and the paper feels nice. It’s matte but it has a slight sheen. Of course, it’s not the same quality as a giclée or a more expensive paper type, but as an affordable option these are absolutely great. I’m looking forward to ordering from this service again!

Much love,

Hannah ✨

Please note that this is a personal review and is in no way sponsored or endorsed.

ReviewsHannah Rose Shaw