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Photo Restoration and Photo Art

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by acrompton, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. acrompton

    acrompton MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Do you offer this service?
    Is it a lucrative service for you?
    Do you do it in-house or third party the work?
    What is the average number of Photo Restoration jobs in your shop per month?

    Thanks for the information.
  2. Jay H

    Jay H PFG, Picture Framing God

    Hi Angela! Yea I offer it. It's hit or miss. I make a few dollars here and a few dollars there. It's all in what you put into it. Becuase it's only one small segment of my business I don't push it much. I have a friend and photo restoration and digital graphics is all she does and she stays busy at it. Unlike me she advertises it often and hard.

    I do the work and print myself. I do maybe 2 - 4 a month average. Some months 0 and some months 10.

    Good luck.
  3. acrompton

    acrompton MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Thanks Jay! I appreciate the information.
  4. Beveled

    Beveled SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    We offer photo restoration by a freelancer. Not terribly lucrative, but the service was intended to get us more frame jobs, which very often it does.

    We probably average 1 or 2 per month.
  5. DanGray

    DanGray MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    We offer it here in ouw new location as well as our old location. I was able to do the restoration and print it out and had made some very good money at it. I have had a few jobs that ran over $150 just for the restoration plus the prints.
    We do all the work inhouse.
    Just 2 weeks ago I did a simple job that the print was 11x36 and did not need much restoration on it and the sell price was $75.
  6. CarolUK

    CarolUK Grumbler

    I would be interested to know what programme you are using for the restoration?
  7. Jay H

    Jay H PFG, Picture Framing God

  8. DanGray

    DanGray MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I use Photoshop with some added plug-ins like "rock" "jem" and Nik plug ins
    Also my scanner has digital Ice in it
  9. Dave

    Dave SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Prior to hooking up with Custom Digital I would send anyone with photo restoration work to a local camera store that offered the service and told them to bring them back and we could talk framing.

    I'd never see them again.

    Now that I use the Custom Digital it never leaves my shop and I've picked up a fair amount of framing which is what I was after in the first place. The digital restoration part doesn't make a lot of money by itself but the kept frame jobs make it worth the small amount of effort.

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