The last pack of prints goes on the courier this morning. It has been a huge year this for me so I would like thank all those photographers who trusted Evoke with their IRIS prints. Mixing in a couple of Q sets we started printing IRIS work in May. Since then 370 prints have been delivered and 180 matted. The framer was working double shifts in the last week to get them all through.
As always, things don’t often go exactly to plan. The logistics managing and delivering so many prints is a challenge. We are a fine art print shop and care and quality are what we work on. So volumes like this test the systems to the max. But I think all the prints went to the correct homes? There are a couple still in transit as I write this.
Thank you to those patient people who suffered from the matt board disaster. The distributor finally admitted that a batch of foam core used as the backing board was faulty, and some had been shipped out to our framer. Of course they have no idea which ones. This caused a week of excitement as matts were falling of the back!!! If anyone still has one of these it is not difficult to stick them down but we can only apologize for the hassles it has caused. Russian Roulette! I am bringing a tape gun with me to Rotorua “just in case”.
The good news is that there are hundreds of amazing prints to see at the IRIS awards next week. I am lucky enough to see a lot of them up close ahead of time and it is such a thrill to be the one taking them off the printed. Thank you to those people. And good luck!
Say hi if you see me there, especially if we have not met. My memory for names is atrocious but it’s nice to log away faces.
And a big thanks to the team at Papakura Picture Framers.