Whether you're wrapping a rectangle around your favorite still-shot or hunting for a specific tool or tint, Rainy Day's friendly, enthusiastic staff will happily assist in your artistic endeavors. The shop carries anything from Fun with Rock Painting kits ($9.95) to the Unemployed Philosophers Guild's Obamarama magnetic dress-up playsets ($12.99), as well as essentials for the established or aspiring artist, such as Prismacolor pencils ($19.31 for set of 12) and Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies sets ($21.19). On the custom framing side, the resident framesperts are equipped with a bounty of beautiful and inventive frames for a wide range of sizes. Though the pricing for elements varies just as much as their framed-in contents, framing averages around $15 to $25 per foot and around $145 total, depending on the glass, matting, and other options.
Silver Stitch supplies embroidery, screenprinting, and digital garment printing & sublimation services on items that customers bring in or buy in-store. Make your presence known with a monogrammed shirt, or get your true feelings embroidered on a petite pillow before gifting it to your grade-school nemesis (prices are located under the services tab on the website). The helpful, friendly staff eagerly answers customer questions concerning fonts, colours, and the concept of infinity.
Printhouse's cadre of vivacious designers and programmers craft web and print designs that can manifest into the physical world via digital, offset, and screen printing. In about 20 to 30 minutes, they can design a one-sided, black-and-white business card to particular specifications ($65 an hour), then conjure 250 of them on 12-point card stock ($26.99), sometimes in the same day or within an hour. Prepared projects, such as unpublished novels, need only be submitted via the online upload form, and Printhouse’s digital minions will display them on quaint, old-fashioned media materials such as paper. Broadcast more than 140 characters of logo, opinion, or witty repartee on a T-shirt, button, magnetic decal, or large banner. Printhouse's price list hints at the full possibilities. Call or email for a quote based on a custom project.
Photobook America requires nothing from its clients but their photos and a bit of creativity. The company is the facilitator?it has the software, designs, and professional-grade covers, printers, and binding to turn clients' photos into personalized albums that are carefully constructed and tastefully designed.
The first step is settling on a theme: photo books can document a wedding or family vacation or serve as a portfolio for a business or artist. If customers wish, they can design their book from scratch; otherwise, they can select a template from Photobook America's Readybooks library. The company enables clients to upload their photos, edit them to their liking, and select the type of cover they'd like, with image-wrapped, softcover, or debossed options for the exterior. Their photos and design choices then materialize in the form of a professionally bound, vibrantly colored photo book that preserves their memories in a tasteful and durable volume that would fit right in on the coffee table or beside Uncle Larry's taxidermied Shakespeare busts.
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