Its coming into The Christmas ‘Present Frenzy’ season , when all of us get stressed out about what to buy a loved one who has probably got everything anyway. I don’t know about you, but a really personal gift of a Photo on canvas is relatively inexpensive , but shows alot of thought and effort. It could be a canvas of a family picture for a grandparent, a cherished pet or boyfriend! or girlfriend for that matter. Or even a favourite holiday snap captured on canvas to remind you of that fantastic holiday. Here are some examples ‘hot’ off the press that we have done for some customers at The Canvas Print Shop
The Canvas Print Shop teamed up with Paul Worpole - local Knutsford celebrity photographer to produce some very modern ‘state of art ‘ prints of our beautiful Knutsford town for The Knutsford Heritage Centre.
It was not only an opportunity to advertise our amazing canvas prints, but also support the local heritage centre in its bid to launch the new Musgrave Gallery. We selected the best prints of Knutsford to produce as 24 x 24 inch canvas prints which were exhibited in the Heritage Centre for the whole of October. All the images of Knutsford (courtesy of Paul Worple) can be purchased on The Canvas Print Shop website. Alternatively , if customers would prefer them as satin photo prints or gloss photo prints at any size, just get in touch with us at The Canvas Print Shop
The Canvas Print Shop is really excited to announce the addition of some unique NEW Canvas Prints of Knutsford. We have teamed up with an eminently talented Local Photographer Paul Worpole who was commissioned by Knutsford Heritage Centre to capture some images of Knutsford for its new website . His amazing photographs depict our historical town in a refreshingly modern way , which is why we decided to work in conjunction with Paul and The Knutsford Heritage Centre to make these images of Knutsford freely available as beautiful canvas prints. Anyone who has visited Knutsford or even lives in Knutsford would love thes prints. The images are printed at the highest resolution using the latest technology fade resistant Vivera HP inks and printed onto scratch resistant canvas, creating a beautiful piece of Canvas Wall Art . The images will be freely available to buy through The Canvas Print Shop as canvas prints in various sizes to suit most homes or offices. Watch this space and blog for when these will be available !! But in the meantime , here is Paul himself talking about his photographs and himself!
A big thank you to all our customers who came and celebrated our 30 years in business on Friday. Lots of ‘Fizz’ and cake were consumed as well as people showing an interest in our Poster prints on the wall of Techno Type through the ages. All our customers showed a great deal of interest in our new photos on canvas and some canvas prints we had produced by one of our local artists, all of which are available though our new canvas print shop website. Customers also enjoyed playing our ‘sticking Mr Pritt stick’ game on a giant target board A0 poster print. We also received some great well wishes via e mail from some of our account customers. Even though office supplies, stationery and plan printing can be a little dull, it didn’t seem like that on Friday!!
With all the doom and gloom of the double-dip recession and businesses and shops closing down in Knutsford, at last there is something to celebrate!
Techno Type is one of the most established and longest serving businesses in town, and in June the team are celebrating 30 years of serving the community.
Our office supplies business over recent years has diversified massively into wide format printing and canvas printing, mainly driven by customer demand within our small retail shop in Knutsford.
We had always provided a black wide format copying service which did very well as we were surrounded by interior designers, architects, building firms and kitchen designers , all of which needed plans printing. Increasingly we were asked for colour prints. So, we invested heavily in a state of the art printer which produces the highest quality Graphic poster prints with 100year guaranteed Vivera colour fast inks, ideal for advertising posters and exhibitions. Equally it will produce colour CAD plan prints. Then, our customers stared complaining that their prints were getting wet whilst on site (due to the lovely English weather we have). So, listening to our customers , we went ahead and bought a wide format laminator , which has paid for iteself within 6 months! and made all our building and garden designers very happy – no more soggy plans
But, the other surprising transition was the production of amazing high quality Canvas prints from customer photographs, sales of which have taken off exponentially, just from advertising locally in our Retail shop window. On May 22nd we are are launching our on line website, offering all these services and hope, through careful social media marketing, blogging and other web optimisation, this spin off firm : www.thecanvasprintshop.co.uk will take off. So watch this space!!
In the current economic climate with over 60% of sales occuring on line – it seemed to be a no brainer. Your products have to be on line these days and who knows , within 12 months , I may need to invest in more equipment and more staff and maybe even new premises (here’s hoping).