Friday, October 31, 2008

Hello, everybody!

So we just started this blog yesterday with a few posts about our business, some of our services, and an announcement about our aStore. Today I want to introduce myself as the author of this blog and give you an idea of how we intend to use it.

Basically, I plan to update the blog once or twice a week. I'm going to share stories with you about my experience working at (iPfH), which means I'll post news and updates about our company. But I also plan to share the human side of our company through this blog, because that's what these things are really about anyway, right? We read blogs so that we can connect with other people, share ideas and get inspired.

So let me tell you a little about me. My name is Sara Campos and I've been working for iPfH for almost 3 years now. Even though I've only been on the payroll for the last few years, I've actually been hanging around this company since I was a kid.

My dad, George Campos, started this business about 30 years ago. We began as a darkroom rental lab, servicing artists and professional photographers who wanted to have more control over their printing but didn't want to go to a custom lab, didn't have access to their own darkroom, or maybe didn't have the money to invest in creating their own facilities at home.

The company evolved through the years: we became a custom lab at one point - we made websites, videos and print displays - and we did some consulting. And now, almost 30 years later, we're still basically doing the same thing that we were doing back when the Campos Photography Center first opened its doors.

At, we're still helping artists and professional photographers create excellent reproductions of their work by giving them access to professional systems and technologies that they may not be able to access on their own without paying a hefty fee for the service and/or use of the machines. And the cool thing this time around is that now, with the advent of digital photography, we can help you do it all from the comfort of your home or studio or anywhere you happen to be.

The part I play at this company is actually really fun for me. I manage customer service and work on business development. Doing both of those things simultaneously is really interesting and exciting because I get to hear directly from the customers and then turn around and use that information to make suggestions about what development ideas we should pursue as a business.

In this blog, I plan to let you in on my thinking process and ask you to share your suggestions as you have them. At, we're just people helping people. And the best way to do that is to find out what people need and then figure out how we can deliver it in a way that benefits everyone. That's exactly what we've been doing for the last 30 years and we look forward to continuing the journey with you.

Welcome to our blog. Thanks for taking the time to read our posts. And, please feel free to share your ideas...we'd love to hear what you have to say.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Introducing the aStore!

The aStore just went live yesterday!

At we are focused on servicing Artists and Professional Photographers. While we love helping you make excellent reproductions of your work, we also know that you need a whole host of other products to facilitate your career and make your business work, including Portfolio Supplies, Framing Supplies, and Computer Software and Hardware. Yesterday, we opened an aStore (powered by Amazon) that has all of those things for sale. Click here to check it out.

Also, if you have any suggestions for products we should add, send them our way! The aStore is meant to make life easier for you -- so if you think we're missing anything, please let us know.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Art Show Listing

We are featuring artists from all over the United States in our October 2008 Art Show Listing. Click here to see the Art Show Listing.

Each month we include a listing of Art Shows in which our customers are participating in our monthly eNewsletter. Our eNewsletter is sent to more than 20,000 customers all across the country, most of whom are visual artists and photographers.

If you have a show coming up and would like it listed, please send us the details so that we can include your show. Click here to learn how to submit information for our Art Show Listing.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Intro

At, we are focused on servicing artists and professional photographers. We know how important your images are to you and we take pride in producing excellent reproductions of your work.

• We use professional quality archival materials.
• We won’t second guess you on color and we won’t crop your work unless you ask us to.
• All orders are produced with care and attention to detail and most orders are shipped within 24 hours.
• No set-up fee. No minimum order requirement. Hassle-free ordering.

You’ve come to the right spot. We understand what you’re looking for. Let us help you image your imagination.