When our business got to a size that we thought about moving into larger space, we looked at a lot of places to rent. Every place we considered required a lot of work to be able to do what we do, and it would still be a less than perfect space for us.
We decided to build our own building. That allowed us to have large open areas, and important thing when you are making things as large as we do. As importantly, we are able to control our temperature and humidity for the printing process. We installed high speed computer wiring throughout. Finally, it’s clean, and that’s really important to getting good results.
Since we first built it in 1998 we’ve added on three times, bringing our space up to 17,500 square feet. A lot of companies think they are saving money by being in old grungy factory space. They probably pay less in rent, but we think we are able to do our job better and faster by being where we are. After all, how do you tell people you want to make beautiful large format prints when you put them in an ugly dirty building?