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Zazzle pillow review

Updated on January 25, 2015

Zazzle Throw Pillow Lumbar 13" x 21"

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by to read my review of my recent purchase of a customized Zazzle Throw Pillow Lumbar 13" x 21". I hope I can answer most if not all of your questions or concerns before you decide to order a pillow from Zazzle. I will try to address as many aspects of my purchase experience and the actual product so things are easier for you to understand.

General Zazzle pillow product information

Zazzle offers two sizes of pillows 20"x20" (square) and 13"x21" (lumbar) that you can customize with your own photos and text, printed both on the front and back. Price is the same for both one or double-sided print!

The fabric is made from 100% natural cotton fibers, which may result in irregularities.

A synthetic-filled insert is included and it's made in the USA.

Packaging and unboxing:

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This is how the box looked like when it arrived after traveling 5,791 miles from the US to Germany.Box laying flat on the table. Please note that the packaging tape was only applied on the big flaps on the top and bottom of the box and NOT the sides! Since the pillow itself is not wrapped into a protective cover (see next image) and the fact the tTadaaaa. There it is! Surprisingly the pillow was not wrapped in any type of protector (plastic bag or similar). But it had plenty of space in the box and was not squished together! Good job!
This is how the box looked like when it arrived after traveling 5,791 miles from the US to Germany.
This is how the box looked like when it arrived after traveling 5,791 miles from the US to Germany.
Box laying flat on the table. Please note that the packaging tape was only applied on the big flaps on the top and bottom of the box and NOT the sides! Since the pillow itself is not wrapped into a protective cover (see next image) and the fact the t
Box laying flat on the table. Please note that the packaging tape was only applied on the big flaps on the top and bottom of the box and NOT the sides! Since the pillow itself is not wrapped into a protective cover (see next image) and the fact the t
Tadaaaa. There it is! Surprisingly the pillow was not wrapped in any type of protector (plastic bag or similar). But it had plenty of space in the box and was not squished together! Good job!
Tadaaaa. There it is! Surprisingly the pillow was not wrapped in any type of protector (plastic bag or similar). But it had plenty of space in the box and was not squished together! Good job!

Inspection Time

Now I'm going to highlight some details about the material and workmanship itself.

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The stitching of the two printed pieces of fabric is superb. No irregularities and the thread which has been used appears to be very strong and durable. The actual pillow cover material (100% cotton) also seems long lasting and high quality.This is the bottom seam with the included zipper. Both the workmanship and the materials used look very good.The zipper closes nicely and is recessed and won't bother you when resting your head on it :)Here is the view from the side showing very nice seams without snags or irregularities. Awesome!
The stitching of the two printed pieces of fabric is superb. No irregularities and the thread which has been used appears to be very strong and durable. The actual pillow cover material (100% cotton) also seems long lasting and high quality.
The stitching of the two printed pieces of fabric is superb. No irregularities and the thread which has been used appears to be very strong and durable. The actual pillow cover material (100% cotton) also seems long lasting and high quality.
This is the bottom seam with the included zipper. Both the workmanship and the materials used look very good.
This is the bottom seam with the included zipper. Both the workmanship and the materials used look very good.
The zipper closes nicely and is recessed and won't bother you when resting your head on it :)
The zipper closes nicely and is recessed and won't bother you when resting your head on it :)
Here is the view from the side showing very nice seams without snags or irregularities. Awesome!
Here is the view from the side showing very nice seams without snags or irregularities. Awesome!

Print quality evaluation

Comparison between the original deisgn uploaded to Zazzle and the final result on the pillow.
Comparison between the original deisgn uploaded to Zazzle and the final result on the pillow.

You can clearly see that the print comes out lighter than my original. I think this has something to do with it being printed on this specific cotton material.

Very important to mention is that orange and red colors are being enhanced quite strongly. Look closely at the area below the "A" where the buildings get a stronger orange glow on the print, compared to the original.

The sharpness of the print is very good. I don't think I could expect any better on this kind of material as it has its limitations due to the thread size in my opinion. The original image resolution I uploaded to Zazzle was 4296x2759 pixels which is 200 ppi (pixels per inch), recommended by Zazzle for this pillow.

Conclusion

I'm more than happy!

Production time for the pillow was 11 business days. My order wasn’t very time sensitive but if you need yours for a specific event, make sure you order it at least 3 weeks ahead!

The Zazzle pillows are not cheap, BUT they are very well made. Time will tell how this pillow will hold up but from my first impression it's going to be with us for a while.

Delivery was flawless and fast. Product arrived (thankfully) in perfect shape. Production quality was better than expected.

I can highly recommend this customizable product from Zazzle to anyone who toys with the idea of bringing something more creative into their home decorating than simple prints etc.

Zazzle offers thousands of pre-made designs on pillows or you can just create your very own.

Make sure you are using coupon code "ORDERSHIPTEN" to save 10% on your next order at Zazzle.

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      renewedfaith2day 4 years ago

      Cool and comfortable. Good combination.