Local framer fills void left by camera store closings
Lending a helping hand: Stephanie Colbert works with interior designer Jeanette Pierce to digitally alter and colorize an image for her client. | Supplied photo
Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing
Location: Market Meadows Plaza at 75th Street and Naper Boulevard
Phone: (630) 717-1448
The giclée art printers are busy these days at Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing. The company has been poised for years to fill the void left by area camera stores — like Wolf and Ritz — that have gone out of business due to the collapse of the film market in favor of digital images and smart phone cameras.
“People call and stop in more and more often asking where they can get photo enlargements and canvas prints made now that the local camera stores are gone,” said owner Kevin Colbert. “We are pleased to tell them that we do it all right here!”
Since 2006 the Colberts have offered art printing (including large format) and related services such as Photoshop alterations, digital photo restoration, custom collages, photo mosaics, pop art, and many other creative ideas and solutions as well as Photoshop workshops. Customers can choose from a variety of mediums, including photo chrome, double weight matte, poster paper, and canvas. The resulting art prints are made using archival, fade-resistant pigments for images that last a lifetime.
“Customers appreciate having a local source for quality, cost-effective printing,” Sue Colbert said. “Our new slogan is, ‘We print it, we frame it, you love it!’”
Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing is located in Market Meadows Plaza at 75th Street and Naper Boulevard. The website is www.ColbertCustomFraming.com.
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