NEWS POST 18 – “YouFrame” announce launch of “Aqua Canvas”

You Frame - Aqua Canvas, 100% waterproof canvas. Great for bathrooms, kitchens, gardens, hospitals as you can clean it. It can even go underwater!

You Frame – Aqua Canvas, 100% waterproof canvas. Great for bathrooms, kitchens, gardens, hospitals as you can clean it. It can even go underwater!

Award-winning YouFrame launch new product allowing photographers to open up their market and sell images to customers for showers, wet rooms, bathrooms, outside in the garden, ideal for corporate promotional images, events, gyms, swimming pools, kitchens, hospitals (as you can clean them).

Household-name printing specialists YouFrame continue to be pioneers in progressive and affordable product development for printed artwork for the home and office with the launch of this new “AQUA CANVAS” which brings together state of the art printing with state of the art YouFrame technology.

“100% waterproof. You can display your canvas anywhere. Inside or outside. Even under water! You can’t do that with a wooden frame,” said Andrew Ainge, Managing Director of YouFrame International.

Aqua Canvas from YouFrame 100% Waterproof, perfect for bathrooms, shower and wet rooms, kitchens, hospitals, gyms, even under water.

Aqua Canvas from YouFrame 100% Waterproof, perfect for bathrooms, shower and wet rooms, kitchens, hospitals, gyms, even under water.

  • AQUA CANVAS uses the YouFrame Patented frame system
  • 1.5″ deep frame, the canvas is printed using Epson Lightfast Inks
  • Then a matt film is baked onto the surface of the canvas creating a stylish antiglare finish that is scratch resistant and enhances the colours
  • 100% Waterproof
  • 75 year guarantee

The YouFrame AQUA CANVAS is used to decorate bathrooms, shower-rooms, porches, gardens, even under water. Totally unique. Consumers will be happy that prices start at just £44 and newsletter subscribers often receive loyalty discounts too.

“YouFrame” is a totally unique and award winning system, which uses metal ensuring the frames are very strong, waterproof and never warp. How it works. Consumers log on to the “YouFrame” site, upload their image, select the size and purchase. All “YouFrame” prints are printed on quality canvas using Epson Giclée printers using inks which are lightfast for 75 years.

What makes “YouFrame” unique? “YouFrame” print the canvases and then pack them in cartons with the patented “YouFrame” bars and “You” complete the framing, taking less than 3 minutes to assemble.  The “YouFrame” corner system creates the perfect corner fold everytime. No experience is required to build these frames.

YouFrame Logo

YouFrame Logo

“YouFrame” have gone from strength to strength since their inception in 2007, winning awards including the Innovation of the Year award at the National Business Awards 2008. “YouFrame” is a global company with distribution across Europe and the USA. Products are also sold in the majors and high street retail.


NEWS POST 17 – Creativity Backgrounds launch “PhotoDrape” and “PolySilk”

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds logo

Creativity Backgrounds announce launch of two new exclusive Backdrops “PhotoDrape” and “PolySilk”

Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrape Crushed Dye Berry

Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrape Crushed Dye Berry

PhotoDrape – Through intensive dying processes photographers benefit from the unique patterns on these high quality fabric backgrounds certain to enhance their portrait photography. These Creativity Backgrounds PhotoDrapes are packed in a sturdy carry bag, dyed to the same patterns as the PhotoDrape itself. They come with a 6″ pocket on the end, along with metal grommets for easy hanging.

PhotoDrape is available in 11 colours across three Dye processes which add elegance, gothic flavour or classic beauty to portraits depending on the colour the photographer chooses.

The Three Dye Processes – Wash, Crush and Tie Dyes. Colours available –

  • Wash Dye – Steel Grey, Dark Grey, Wash Blue.
  • Crush Dye – Sandstorm, Chestnut, Berry, Grey Cloud, Charcoal, Moss
  • Tie Dye – Storm Grey
  • Price – £144 inc vat (£120 ex vat)   
  • Size – 3m x 3.6m (10ft x 12ft)
Creativity Backgrounds Polysilk Grey

Creativity Backgrounds Polysilk Grey

PolySilk – Creativity Backgrounds PolySilk can be folded and is easily transportable, ideal for photographers on the move. They are washable, it does not matter if they get wet or damp so they be used outdoors.

  • Available in three colours: Grey, White and Chroma Green
  • Price – £95 inc vat  (£79.17 ex vat)
  • Size – 2.72m x 3m

Only £6 delivery inc vat (£5 ex vat)

Creativity Backgrounds are the suppliers of Superior Seamless paper backgrounds, used by Professional Photographers for over 30 years. Guaranteed hotspot free, there are over 50 colours of Creativity Paper Backgrounds and new fabric and pattered designed ranges continue to expand the business. Creativity Backgrounds continue to gain good market share of loyal and growing business from leading award-winning fashion, product and portrait photographers as well as national institutions, agencies, film companies and fashion houses.

Creativity Backgrounds are Patrons of the Royal Photographic Society

Creativity Backgrounds host an online gallery to support and inspire photographers. New submissions are always welcome, low res 100 dpi jpgs to be sent along with website and 50 word bio to in the first instance.

Creativity Backgrounds is part of the parent company Creativity International, which is celebrating 20 years in business this year. Creativity International is one, if not the, leading suppliers of paper, educational and art products in the UK across schools, high street retailers, grocers and worldwide.

NEWS POST 16 – EIZO launches in animation – The Devil in the Detail

EIZO, the specialist monitor manufacturer is taking on the world of animation, has just commissioned one of Selfridges “Bright Young Things”, animation designer Katy Beveridge to work on a new piece of animation to help promote its ColorEdge range of monitors.

EIZO logo

EIZO logo

Colin Woodley, Business Manager of EIZO Limited, “At EIZO we are extremely fortunate to meet some amazing people in the professional graphics industry.   For the last five years we have had great pleasure sponsoring the Central Saint Martin’s end of year show for its BA Graphic Design course, where in 2012 we met Katy.  As a team we were blown away by her imagination, creativity and ideas.  Her input and spark has helped us relaunch our marketing campaigns and I am looking forward to debuting the finished piece, due Autumn 2013”

Katy Beveridge, animator

Katy Beveridge, animator

Katy Beveridge graduated with a first class honours from Central Saint Martin’s only last year and already her animation work has received the YCN Graduate Award, and been picked as one of Selfridges “Bright Young Things” championing the “most exciting young creators”. Her work has been exhibited internationally at film and Animation festivals such as Klik Amsterdam and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her graduate film “The Bicycle Animation” which used a bicycle wheel to create animated loops in real time went totally viral receiving over 1.5 million views and was featured on The Discovery Channel, The Huffington Post and The Atlantic.  Katy’s work aims to challenge the conventional notion of animation, focusing on the process behind the animation above the narrative.

Targeting serious photographers and graphics professionals, the plans are secretly under way, with the expected launch due Autumn 2013.  All that can be said today is EIZO Limited is delighted to be working on the new project as part of its evolving campaigns with its extensive range of ColorEdge monitors. Watch this space!

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NEWS POST 15 – Themes announced for 5th London Photo Festival

The founders of the London Photo Festival are pleased to announce the two themes “Black and White”  and “Night Photography” for the 5th London Photo Festival which takes place in October

Image by Natasha Semmence "DXB"

Image by Natasha Semmence “DXB”

Call for entries: photographers are invited to submit their work now.

“We created the London Photo Festival in 2011 to showcase up and coming talent and to provide new and emerging photographers with an opportunity to exhibit their work, have it professionally appraised and sell their work to the public.  We will be holding our 5th Festival in October and we hope to continue to grow and promote photographers from around the globe,”  said Emma Mapp and Kit Shah, Co-founders of the London Photo Festival.

The judge this year is Zoe Whishaw, commercial photographer, editor and art director, formerly of Getty Images She will also be doing portfolio reviews. 

The London Photo Festival continues to help, support and launch the careers of photographers:

“I joined the London Photo Festival for the first time in October 2012, and then again in May 2013. The London Photo Festival has given me the confidence I was missing to start my own business. I’ve been working freelance since then on a regular basis. If you love photography, whatever your level is, this is something you don’t want to miss! ” said Chiara Gerevasi, exhibiting photographer.

When: 2nd October: Private View (6.00pm-8.00pm)

3rd – 5th October: Festival

Where: The Crypt (St George the Martyr Church), Borough High Street, London SE1 1JA

For more information, interviews and images please contact Emma Mapp or Kit Shah direct on   FB: London Photo Festival   Twitter: @londonphotofest


Review of previous 4th London Photo Festival

Image from 4th London Photo Festival

Image from 4th London Photo Festival