Basepoint Licensee Pollittbureau Art Print!
We asked one of our clients Pollittbureau Art Print to give us a detailed insight into what they do
Tell us about the company?
Pollittbureau Art Print provides a quality and competitive range of services for Artists and Photographers. That includes Giclée Fine Art printing on archival papers or canvas, mounted prints and framed prints to printing merchandise items for artists.
We are professional and friendly and will help you get the best results whatever your needs.
Wide range of services including:
• Scanning, proofing and artwork preparation
• Giclée Printing – print and frame
• Mounted prints and certificates of Authenticity
• Printed and stretched bespoke sized Canvases
• Bespoke Picture Framing
• Ceramic and Polymer Mug printing
• Coaster and Placemat printing
• Contemporary glossy Keyring holders
• Small black edged wood Plaques
• Fridge Magnet printing
• Drum Lampshade fireproof fabric wrap printing
• Graphic Design and commercial print management – magazines, brochures and leaflets
Tell us a little more about your business………
How was the business born?
I’m Barry Pollitt, my background is printing sales and management and graphic design. I have always wanted to run my own business and so for a couple of years worked in the evenings and weekends framing and working on adding the printing with small giclée printers and also scanning. Finally in June 2003 I left the print company in Lymington I was working at and set up with a large format fine art printer working from home in a small studio with the framing workshop in garage.
What do you do?
I work on the graphic design, scanning, artwork and the printing side and my colleague Paul, currently working part time, on framing and canvas stretching. After the printing we both handle the dyesublimation which involves a heat process to transfer the ink from a paper carrier to items such as mugs, coasters, placemats, keyring hangers and small plaques.
Who are your target market/s?
For our wide format giclée print work and framing, we work with designers, artists and photographers. On the commercial design and print side we work for some companies in the oil industry, art galleries and some other smaller businesses and clubs where we have produced calendars, magazines, art catalogues, brochures and leaflets.
What news do you have about the business (think new staff, charity involvement, PR activities, new business contracts won)?
Our news is really making this move to Basepoint Business Centre. It is wonderful to gain space and layout the premises in a professional manor which is efficient so we can work more effectively.
What future plans do you have for the company – growth?
Our plan is to expand our sales into the web. We currently do most of our giclee print and framing business with fairly local customers and for the commercial work further afield. We are looking at selling on behalf of our artists and photographers so currently researching various ways to achieve that goal. We plan to increase our sales and turnover and invest in more equipment.
Plans for recruitment?
Our plan is to work toward my colleague Paul working more days and also one other employee to work with us in the near future.
Release of new products/services?
We are always looking at new ways of doing things better to improve our product or for efficiency in our processes. Also our customers are also after new merchandise printed products so I usually have an new product on a trial. At the moment it’s a miniature canvas print block. I am also looking at a photo print processor at then end of this year and a computer mount cutter.
New business contracts?
Recently worked Lynk Photography and Colten Homes on a fairly large print and framing job.
Thinking of expansion to new locations?
Not at this time but for the distant future it may be possible.
How can we contact you to find out more?
Contact names: Barry Pollitt
Phone numbers: 01202 287 002 or 07771 69 37 32