Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Children's Art Show is pleased to present a Children's Art Show featuring student work from Autistic Services, Inc.

When: Opening Reception: Thursday, December 1st, 2011 5-8pm
Performance by No Words Spoken at 5:30pm

Where: Group
1016 Niagara Falls Blvd
Tonawanda, NY 14150

SHOW RUN: December 1-February 3, 2012

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pictures Make Great Presents

You've spent a lot of time creating beautiful images. You've poured your heart and soul into your work. This holiday season, when you're thinking of all the people you're thankful for, consider giving them a little piece of yourself. Nothing could be better.

Happy Holidays!

the team

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is our very favorite time of year at Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what you have and celebrating your gifts with people you care about.

Whenever we think about the things we're most thankful for, our thoughts always turn to you and your fellow customers. We're really happy that you've chosen to work with us and we look forward to working together for years to come.

At, we aim to provided you with a service that delights you and never takes you for granted. Today, we want to take the time to stop and say, "Thank You". We really appreciate your support.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara, George & the team

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Photo Cards: creative possibilities

The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means greeting cards may be on your mind.

We get a ton of requests for printing folded greeting cards. Unfortunately, printing on card stock is a totally different printing process than photographic or giclee fine art printing, so we can't just print them up anytime we want. We've looked into finding a good partner to offer the services, but haven't found one yet that meets our criteria in terms of quality, turnaround & guarantee. Until we do, we'd be happy to help you make photo cards.

We've got some great ideas (that many of you are already using) that we think can make for some really attractive and high quality cards.

Combining Images and Text:

Using Photographic Paper to make your promo prints, invitations and greeting cards can help you cut through all the clutter and make something that really stands out.

I (Sara) got married this past August. Here are some examples of invitations I sent out for my "Save the Date", engagement party and bridal shower.

All of the images were created by combining a single image with text in PhotoShop. I created 5x7 images, ordered 5x7 prints from those images and then sent the prints to my guests in greeting card envelopes that I picked up from an office supply store. Easy peasy. :)

Because the photo cards are more than just invitations, because they feature actual photographs, people seem to save them. While greeting cards eventually get tossed, photographic prints are put on display.

For information regarding file preparation, please click here.

Premade Photo Mount & Frame Cards:
We have heard from a few different customers that they purchase photographic prints from and then insert them into premade photo frame cards.
You can purchase these types of premade cards from a variety of vendors. Here are two sources that we've heard good things about: Blick Art and RediMat.

DIY Photo Cards:
If you're the creative type (and, we know tons of you are!), you might be interested in a more crafty approach. click here to watch a video that we found on where Rebecca Ludens gives step-by-step instruction for creating your own photo cards.

Best Practices:
We've included sample images in this article to give you some ideas. But, many of you have some great designs that you've been ordering that we would love to share with your fellow customers. We'd like to create a page on the site where people can share their ideas and tips about creating photo cards, invitations and posters combining images and text. If you have a design or tip that you'd like to share, please contact us to let us know.

Happy Creating!!

the team