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2023 Wrapped

Welcome to our first-ever behind-the-scenes look at what we did last year.

2023 was our 20th year printing, and we produced and sent over 72,000 prints; in our busiest month, November, we printed and sent nearly 9,000 prints!

We received orders from over 1600 artists and photographers this year, and in December, we worked with our 10,000th customer. Our customers are from all corners of the world, 30 countries to be exact, from nearby France and The Netherlands to as far away as Argentina, Columbia, Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Paper is the beginning and end of our process; we currently stock and print on 13 different papers from four different manufacturers. Last year, we used over 16km of paper, equivalent to 10,000 square meters of prints or three football pitches.

Our most popular paper was Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm, with Somerset Enhanced Velvet 330gsm and Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 310gsm in second and third place, respectively. It was great to see our Eco Fine Art papers continue to gain popularity this year, with Hahnemühle Hemp 290gsm as our most used sustainable paper. From our premium fine art paper range featuring Hahnemühle papers, Photo Rag 308gsm was our most popular choice.

Most of our orders are completed without Finishing options, nearly 9 out of 10 orders. However, for the remaining prints and orders, our experienced finishing team produces a range of Conservation Quality Frames, bespoke cut Window Mounts, Stretched Canvas Prints and our most recent Finishing option, Substrate Mounting on card, foamboard and dibond.

The top three finishes selected for your prints this year were;

1. Bespoke Framing
2. Flat Wrapping
3. Window Mounting

Our Hand-Ripped Deckle Edges were also popular last year, with many customers opting for a deckled edge when ordering on our fine art papers.

In 2023, we dispatched orders to 61 countries, from Australia and Austria to Thailand, the UAE and the USA. The UK was the most popular destination for your orders, but outside of the UK, our top five destinations were;

1. USA
2. Germany
3. France
4. Australia
5. Ireland

2023 was another fantastic year for us in the studio. However, we could only have done this with our fantastic and loyal customers. We truly appreciate every order placed with us, and we’re looking forward to another year with your incredible artwork filling our studio every day.