Whilst many people nowadays use their smartphones, tablets or computer displays for digitally viewing photographs, it’s always nice to have the option to print them out. This can be to share them with others who’re not into the new technology, pass pictures around in a more traditional way or put them into a photo frame for the mantlepiece.
For Ruddingtonians who wish to do this in top quality, Saul Isaac Photography has just launched a brand new photo printing facility. The successful business is run by village residents Michelle and Carl Amess and specialises in school and portrait photography. It originally opened at 39B, Easthorpe Street some 13 years ago. In 2017 those premises were earmarked for redevelopment – prompting their move to 3, Charles Street just over a year ago. Now they employ around ten people all year ’round – but often double that number during busy periods – comprising photographers, editors and administration staff.
Saul Isaac’s latest venture is a brand new photo kiosk at its studio complex – which can be most easily accessed off Parkyns Street. Carl explains: “Quality’s always been really important to me, so we buy the best printers and and do all our pictures on good quality paper. I noticed when you go to some other places the quality of the papers and canvasses aren’t as good – and I know how much it costs to make these things. So I decided we could provide the same high quality we do for everything else at the same prices other high street retailers charge – AND locally, for those in the village.”
The kiosk can connect either wirelessly or using the appropriate lead to access the images on your smartphone or tablet – or take them from a memory card or flash drive. It’s not just standard prints of all shapes and sizes you can produce, either, as your photographs could also end up on canvasses, mouse mats, mugs, key rings, mobile ‘phone covers, on metals and more! There’s also other branded merchandise available via www.ribbink.co.uk.
Saul Isaac’s new, state-of-the-art equipment also has another useful feature: “We’ve always had quite a lot of people coming in asking for passport pictures and had to send them somewhere else” says Carl. “The kiosk has the facility that, if we take a passport photo, it can be checked on the kiosk to make sure it reaches all the usual requirements – to make sure you’re not smiling too much, your head’s filling the right dimensions, and so on. THEN it sends off that picture in real time to the Government website, to make sure it’ll pass the test, and generates a code for it. You can then use that code to get your passport £10 cheaper by doing it all digitally online.”
No appointment is needed. Villagers can just pop in anytime between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to get their printing done – with staff always on hand to help using the kiosk.
A new company website is currently under construction. Meantime you can find out more about Saul Isaac Photography via their Facebook Page and contact them by telephoning 0115 727 0452 or by clicking >>HERE<<.