Print Shop in Machesney Park

50% Off Custom Canvas Reproductions of Children's Art

Artzy Love

Online Deal

$100 $50

Parents send in their kid's artwork and get beautifully rendered canvasses or artful poster collages

$6.99 for a Customized Framed Canvas from FramedUp.com

FramedUp.com

Online Deal

$74.95 $6.99

Favorite snapshots printed on archival-quality mounted and framed canvas; a wall-ready work of art that can last for more than 75 years

Up to 52% Off Screen-Printed T-Shirts

Ultimate Screen Printing

Mundelein

$110 $55

12 or 25 one-color t-shirts feature a custom screen-printed design

Up to 60% Off DVD Transfers from Film or Video

Universal Video Conversions

Schaumburg

$60 $30

Technophiles with 30 years of experience rescue memories from videotapes and old film formats with DVD-transfer services

65% Off Custom Framing Services

Megan's Custom Framing

Madison

$100 $35

Staff with more than 10 years of framing experience preserves photos or important documents in striking frames

Up to 70% Off Video-to-DVD Conversion

Memories on Media

Online Deal

$99.90 $39.99

Video-duplication experts transfer video onto DVD, updating the medium and making its content more accessible

Up to 73% Off at Grand Frame, Inc.

Grand Frame, Inc.

Arlington Heights

$125 $49

Expansive 8,000 sq. ft. frame showroom houses imported Italian frames, shadow boxes, and environmentally friendly options

Up to 70% Off at The Framers Edge

The Framers Edge

Arlington Heights

$125 $39

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Custom projects encase artwork, photographs, and memorabilia with quality glass and framing materials

Up to 55% Off Tape-to-DVD Transfers

Keepsake Family Tree Video

Riverwoods

$50 $25

A videographer rescues VHS and camcorder-recorded memories from a dusty grave by transferring them to DVD

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Creative, elegant photography and video in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin area. Professionals with over 20 years of experience and a traditional/contemporary blend of images.

5178 Oak Hill Rd
Rockford,
IL
US

As years go by, analog media such as videotape begin to decay, slowly withering away until they finally become unsalvageable. Fortunately, the digitization experts at Reel Pro Video prevent weddings, birthdays, and the series finale of Kojak from fading into oblivion, transferring VHS, Beta, 8mm, and other outdated formats onto DVD. The staff can also digitize slides and pictures, as well as create digital photomontages—complete with background music. Reel Pro Video works with clients throughout the United States; its customers can mail in tapes and pictures.

4215 E State St
Rockford,
IL
US

Established: 2013
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular offering: 14"x17" Custom Poster
Pro Tip: Even if it looks like just a scribble on a scrap of paper, we can turn it into a masterpiece.
Good for Kids: Yes

Q&A with Amy Soto, Owner

What sets your business apart from your competition?
What sets Artzy Love apart from our competitors is that we specialize in taking artwork and turning it into masterpieces. We don't just print and ship. We take our time and design the right piece for our clients using their artwork.

What was the inspiration for starting this business?
As a mother, I have spent countless hours trying to organize the drawings and projects my child colors and paints. It's difficult to part with them, but they clutter up. Like every other parent in the world, I tried the countless organization tips found on Pinterest. Turns out you still end up with a montage of paper everywhere. I wanted a streamlined piece of artwork that contained multiple pieces so I could have just that one large piece to admire. It was then that Artzy Love was born.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I had a grandmother call me up after seeing what I designed for her daughter's four girls. She wanted exact duplicates.

What’s your favorite part about your job?
I have been a graphic designer and illustrator for nearly 20 years. I have worked in various corporations and even the military sector, but designing masterpieces out of children's artwork is my favorite. I feel that instilling a love of art and showcasing a child's work can lead them down a path of confidence and self assurance that can carry them throughout their life with a positive approach.

545 Baintree Rd
Davis,
IL
US

Professional Photography services Local & Destination Weddings, High school Senior Portraits, Family Portraits in Dallas,Ft.Worth and the Chicagoland Area. derrylbarnes.com

1480 Keystone Ct
Elgin,
IL
US

The celluloid specialists at ScanDigital have processed more than 15 million images since 2007, turning grainy 3"x5" photos and dented VHS tapes into dependable digital files that fill the future with images of a warm and wonderful past. To start a safe, digital archive so home videos of first-grade choir solos don't turn into terrifying, chipmunk-attracting warbles, customers go online to fill out a form that generates a shipping label, and then mail their prized materials. Once parcels are received, staffers liberate the images and footage of dust and blemishes, scan them in, then adjust the orientation and color balance of the newly hatched digital files. After four or more weeks, depending on the order, customers get back the original copies along with their new, high-quality clones on DVD, ensuring that significant moments aren't stained and faded by Father Time’s clumsy coffee spills.

600 Villa Street
Elgin,
Illinois
US

The shutterbug instructors at Shoot Like A Pro cement photographic know-how into their clients’ craniums through technical lessons and onsite practice. During workshops and excursions, students first learn to manipulate their own cameras, picking up tips about ISO, f-stop, shutter speed and composition before testing their skills during two hours of shooting time. Shoot Like A Pro’s events lend themselves to all types of digital cameras as well as to beginner photographers and more experienced students looking to refresh their skills.

4051 East Main Street
St. Charles,
IL
US