Framing Shop & THE BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN EPSON EQUIPMENT CONTINUE TO MOUNT FOR THE PICTURE GALLERY
After successfully switching their wet lab to the Epson SureLab D3000 business owners Graham and Joy continue to upgrade their photo printing equipment with help from Tetenal
The Picture Gallery & Framing Centre in Bedford is a family run business established 30 years ago by Joy and Graham Brealey who have diversified their business over the years.
Initially starting with a picture framing and mount cutting service established in their factory in Bedford, Graham and Joy also run a retail shop where they fi rst took on photo processing with a wet lab. After about ten years of running the wet lab they evaluated the latest photo printing equipment on the market and decided to commit to a dry lab - the Epson SureLab D3000.
From ‘wet to dry’
Business owner Joy explains why the conversion to a dry lab has been the right decision for the business: ”Our new Epson D3000 is much more reliable than the previous wet lab we had, it’s also
easier to maintain and very user-friendly. We had the machine installed by Tetenal in 2015 and it’s been running smoothly since then with minor issues easily solved.”
Full range of services
In addition to the Epson D3000 Joy and Graham have three Kodak Kiosks for instant printing in their shop, as well as a large format printer for canvas and poster prints. The first floor of the retail premises contains a photo studio which also contributes to the Picture Gallery’s business as customers coming for a photo shoot walk through the shop. Joy confi rms the wide range of services at The Picture Gallery: “We really are a one-stop shop for our customers as we can offer anything from photo printing to bespoke framing, photo gifts as well as ID and passport prints and an in-house photo studio. In addition to the store our website is very popular and even attracts customers from across the country for our framing services."
Help From Tetenal
After a very successful Christmas season and a sales record beating the previous year, Joy and Graham continuously aim to further improve their business. They are currently planning to upgrade two of their kiosks and use the opportunity to partly change the shop layout. “We are working together with Tetenal to develop a dedicated instant printing area in our store where customers can print their pictures in a relaxed, modern atmosphere and be inspired by different product samples.”
The Picture Gallery is a perfect example of how Tetenal, as a multi brand photo hardware solutions provider, can help new or existing businesses decide on the right mix of equipment as Marketing Manager Craig Bird explains
"Rather than push our customers down the route of one particular Hardware brand, we look at what will
work best for the indivudal business. In this case the combination of Kodak Instant Print Kiosks and Epson Printers helps The Picture Gallery maintain and build on their customer base"
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