We're Passionate About Art Because WE ARE Artists!
ChromaZone Ink’s founder, Brian Abrahamson, got started in the giclée printing business when that technology began in the late 1980’s. He has been a professional photographer & graphic artist his entire adult life. He began his career in film photo “wet labs”, managing color and producing fine photography prints before digital photography became commonplace. Always on the cutting edge of imaging technology, Brian was actually in the very first Epson “Giclée Printing Certification” program back when Epson even offered them.
Assisting at the helm is Brian’s wife, Angela, who has been in the software support business since 1996. Currently, she is a multimedia senior project manager for a global tech giant. She holds her undergrad degree in fine art, with a masters in computer resource management. Angela has a few awards under her belt too, as evidenced by a giant ribbon in the showcase. These people know their art, printing and technology! Angela oversees the art department that includes a good bit of the color matching & paint embellishing.
It Was Fate!
The couple met in the mid-2000s when Brian was free-lancing for “Spaces” magazine. He was assigned to shoot a feature spread about Angela’s then-new Downtown Melbourne art gallery. When this finicky gallery owner learned he was also a giclée printer she decided to test his product. She received her “test” giclée and was thrilled that she couldn’t peel the ink off, and that this man actually knew the proper way to stretch the corners of canvases, and the rest is history! Together they began teaching “Going Digital for Artists” & “Art Marketing” workshops, and several years later they were saying “I Do” at a lodge in California wine country!
Brian & Angela also share another little-known hobby together too: Well, it’s mostly Brian’s hobby, but sssssssssurprisingly, Angela has grown pretty fond of it too! You can see these influences in her current body of artwork.
Their Core Mission: To make your images matter!
Artists, photographers and even many “healers” these days, all have the common goal of promoting the importance of creative imagery. As the home page indicates, “We’re more than fine art printers, we’re your Business Partners….” The ChromaZone Ink founders know that if they don’t make you look phenomenal to your clients, no one benefits. These long-time business people emphasize a partnership because ChromaZone goes beyond just offering the latest technology in color fidelity. The principals, Brian & Angela, are passionate about making YOUR business and creations look more professional and impressive to your collectors, clients and students. That is why they work diligently on the “FAQ” page, exposing techniques, processes and even tips on how to embellish fine art. This is so that YOU will have more sales knowledge to sell your products.
In addition to their main business mission, Brian & Angela have a personal mission around creating positive imagery. You can read about their secondary mission: The “PIPPA” project here. They are passionate about preserving your celebration of life by printing museum-quality artwork that will last for generations in your home, office or gallery. They specialize in creating custom sizes from the manufacturing facility and showroom in West Melbourne, Florida. You will be able to order your giclée printing from any location, at any time on any device!
No “B.S.” Marketing
A lot of giclée printing companies will tell you all about their superior “patented” or “secret” printing technology. Some companies will claim multi-decade experience in fine art and fine art printing. Few, however, actually have the credentials that Brian and Angela have to support the amazing quality of ChromaZone Ink fine art giclée printing. “We always have to chuckle a little when we hear about “patented technology” or “secret” or “proprietary” processes because we all use “patented” technology. Every printer in our shop is patented, as are the inks and coatings. And the “secret” or “proprietary” part usually indicates a special mix of coatings for various reasons. We do it too, we just don’t pretend it’s something extraordinary. Having been in the industry as long as we have, we know that in reality, if you’re a serious vendor of giclée printing and you’ve done your homework or as much testing & canvas printing as we have, that we’re all using pretty much the same equipment and processes.”
At ChromaZone Ink Canvas Prints, we won’t insult your intelligence with "secrets" or with artificial discounts. Those “80%” off deals only lead you to the “Level One” econo-product line (Do you think a company could actually survive long at 80% off of their full product line all the time?). Once there you are offered options like hanging hardware, (which we automatically include) where other offers nickel and dime you up to the “premium” options. The REAL difference boils down to the trustworthiness of the people serving you, their mission and the service you’re offered.
If Technology & Experience Turn You On:
…Then we invite you to come and take a tour of our facility. As you enter the showroom, you’ll be greeted by a showcase filled with cameras and equipment of past eras. Our founder, Brian used most of these relics throughout the decades with a talent that earned him awards. Inside the showcase are a couple “Addy Awards” for his magazine cover work; a dead giveaway as to Brian’s photo-lab tenure and artful eye! To the right of the showroom is Angela’s office and art studio where our embellishing is done. Angela is a formally trained artist with a degree in fine art and a few awards of her own. Step through the showroom, past the printer room where usually there will be at least one Canon and one Epson large format printer. We’re known to alternate depending on “how they behave” since each brand has its own pros & cons. Keep going toward the warehouse and you’ll see the image capture “clean room”, where art is scanned using either a super-high resolution digital camera or a Betterlight digital-back scanner. Finally, you’ll visit the warehouse where we custom-cut our premium quality, solid wood stretcher bars, spray our UV coatings and stretch the canvases. We have nothing to hide, so whatever you want to know, we offer you full transparency.
ChromaZone Ink Canvas Prints would love to be your giclée printing company, call us at 321-312-4800 | 800-501-2901.
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