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No other photo restorer offers so much, for so little, as we offer the best photo restoration and photo services.
As photo artists, we have a meticulous keen eye on detail, well-versed, always better than others, at low price.
PixSavers is the greatest source of photo artists - expert photo technicians - for only the best will do their job.
With restoration, a photo artist is like a conceptual artist - its not about abstracts - its about recovering photos.
Imagine your photo, dull, damaged. Making changes can renew a photo to brilliance, impressing your family.
A photo-artist works with photo damage to its finish, retaining its original aspect to get back photo excellence.
Beginning in 1999 we were first to restore 1836-1917 tintype photos. Others thought old photos were, too old.
Our tintype photo restorer is an expert-historian who can give an approximate year of an antique tintype photo.
We handle photos with care - as if they were our own. You'll get back photographs in the same way you saw.
We restore photos for legacy, if its for an ancestor, or for a high-res genealogy copy, we'll retain your original.
PixSavers established new, low pricing standards, becoming an industry leader, as other restorers followed.
For a few years we lead our industry in pricing while PixSavers marketed strongly, directly, persistently tough.
We lowered pricing 40% with persistence, only to keep pricing low as other restorers nationwide kept in step.
We don't increase pricing for having a Microsoft engineer on-staff who teaches technology to our photo artists.
Our owner, Steve Lehman is a former Microsoft engineer turned photo artist and tintype photo expert, historian.
PixSavers photo artists are the best as their technique comes from software engineer training on the software.
Aside from restoring, we'll archive your entire photo collection. It's best to rescue your photos before it's too late.
They will fade if photos are kept in damp areas, dusty shoe boxes, in plastic sticky-albums. They will fade away.
We'll take good care of your photos, preserve your legacy, as we digitize them on archival discs for future family.
This Company's Mission Statement
Measured in positive reviews, PixSavers wants to maintain its status as a national photographic industry leader.
PixSavers leads in service excellence by anticipating, listening well, and by responding to a client photo request.
We are committed to advancement, production, support, photo artists and their extensive training.
We'll increase our knowledge to increase our practice. Experiences are sustained for every level.
According to plan, our goal is to broaden our services in an effort that will propel us into our future.
PixSavers' Company Logo is Layered
Made by a graphic designer in color, our logo is a simple continuous movement of flowing layers.
Colors are drawn with precision, relating to an exact dimension in size, length, spacing and flow.
What appears to be a rainbow is a color wheel which illustrates photo artistic imaging processes.
On the right is an example of how photo art and graphics are made in layers to a flattened object.
Each layer is dissected, manipulated, saved, reassembled, reused, blended, stacked, collapsed.
This same layering process is what we utilize in our digital photo restoration process to a finish.
Our logo, layered "rainbow" in a color wheel is an example of our photo work progress.
Art colleges have studied our logo, as students copy our format to develop new logos.
No 'Magic Buttons' in Photo Software
Our professionals don't use magic buttons in software, as we restore photo with work.
Professional digital tools are manual. Art tools as "magic" produces more problems.
The magic is in the photo artist in tedious creative movements, consistent intelligence.
Artistically, we use real art tools. Digitally, our art tools work the same as manual tools.
All photos are planned, worked through, team-inspected, re-worked, inspected again.
When a photo artist finishes, satisfaction abounds, like Van Gogh artistry.
Our Conceptual Advertising Graphics
Our own advertising and our sense of humor is the best ingredient for ads.
Humor is his most successful advertising addition in an investment in ROI.
When creating an ad, we focus on remembrance with a brand recognition.
We created our 'Want Talent' ads that ran 2005 to 2010 with huge success.
As a result, our brand is big locally and well known nationwide.
We can do this for you. Call us today for Web and ad graphics.
PixSavers Founded, Developed
In 1999, Steve Lehman founded PixSavers to increase efficiency in the professional photo restoration industry.
Seattle needed an honest, influential character, a software engineer, to make this business more professional.
As a software engineer, Steve utilized his technology experience in a combination between photos and software.
He taught photo restoration to new Photo Artists as this new title, "Photo Artist", was copied across our country.
Steve specialized in tintype photos because other photo restorer's thought antique photos began in the 1920's.
So Steve restored tintypes from 1836 to 1917 plus other conventional snap-photos, school, portraits, paintings.
Competing photo restorers had high pricing, all in a mismatch, appearing uncertain in their photo businesses.
PixSavers advocated for lower pricing for an industry standard. The industry adopted PixSavers' price, nationally.
PixSavers' first ad campaign was like white lightening, as competitor's throughout Seattle felt its ground shaking.
Persistence in advertising made PixSavers so recognized nationally, PixSavers has calls from every single State.
Chronological PixSavers' Events:
In 1999 PixSavers began as Photo Savers as licensed but customers liked PixSavers better and it's licensed.
In 2002 PixSavers established a lab format for photo restoring, archiving, photography, an all-digital photo lab.
In 2005 PixSavers invented a lower pricing standard as was accepted by the entire photo restoration industry.
In 2005 PixSavers hired 4 more photo technicians who originated the title 'Photo Artists' describing their work.
In 2008 PixSavers signed up with the Better Business Bureau and accredited us with an A+ rating in their file.
In 2010-11 PixSavers reduced pricing then made it a standard price, but was too low for other local restorers.
In 2011 competitors reduced pricing to meet our pricing but later raised pricing to compete. We stayed low.
PixSavers' Founder, Background
Early on, Steve was into radio electronics passing his FCC Class-E license exam for electronics engineering.
At the same time, he began a career with the newspaper, pushing for promotions up 2 levels in management.
Then he changed salary for higher management, he went to work for a home improvement general contractor.
Then, Steve created his own business, self employed in a service, matching accountants with local business.
He was in charge of 11 employees, managed advertising and graphics, made profits for 2 years, and sold it.
Then, Steve was employed as Vice President of an advertising firm with his ability to create advertising graphics.
His prerequisites were knowledge of business, advertising, managed a staff, and have a good sense of humor.
Steve swapped ad-services, with a client's cruise service, to take his staff of 43 in a cruise around Puget Sound.
His staff had an idea of formal wear with cowboy boots and the 40+ staff could party like its a high school prom.
Steve paid the staff an extra bonus salary for the night and reimbursed their formal rentals.
In 1989, as an electronics engineer, Steve went back to school to learn digital technology.
He earned a 4 year degree in technology and his MCSE software engineering certification.
Steve worked at Microsoft 6 years, but left in 1999, to go back to an independent business.
PixSavers was it. He made PixSavers "Seattle's most popular photo restoration service".
Steve's business plans worked. He's happy in business. He has another plan for 2020.