‘We’ve had visitors from Perth to New Zealand and everything in between,’ said Starleaton’s Camille Godfrey, in relation to last weekend’s Art & Frame show.
‘As DES, we always supported this event and, along with Epson, introduced framers to digital art reproduction using custom media such as Hahnemüehle, Breathing Colour and Awagami. Now, as Starleaton, that tradition continues and looks set for excellent growth.’
The three-day event held August 11-13 at the Grandstand at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse, also featured workshops from industry experts including Epson’s Derek Mobbs on ‘What’s involved in producing digital images’. Epson has established a leading position in Fine Art and Photo digital reproduction and was principal sponsor for the show.
Starleaton had three working Epson printers on its stand, along with colour-calibrated Eizo monitors, and a Flexa EasyLite laminator. John Bennett was on hand to advise on correct colour management – so vital in the fine art and photo market. He and Camille were joined by account manager Andrew Sala.
‘DES did a great job in building customer loyalty in this challenging market,’ said Starleaton CEO Ben Eaton. ‘This was our first Art & Frame show as Starleaton and we are totally committed to servicing the needs of the Australia-New Zealand framing and art reproduction sector.
‘The interest and leads generated are very encouraging; as a focused show run by Profile’s Frank Filippone who is an industry icon, virtually every visitor to our stand was a business-owning customer. It’s a small show but very worthwhile and we’ll be back in Melbourne for 2019 for sure.’