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All About PixSavers!
No other photo restorer offers so much, for so little, offering a much lower price, offering only the best photos.
As photo artists, we have a meticulous keen eye on every photo detail, trying to produce the best photographs.
Our entire team inspects each photo before delivery. Your photo is restored without changing its main theme.
Steve Lehman began PixSavers with the goal to lower pricing, re-establishing new industry pricing standards.
We bypassed the retail setting, saving 40% that lowered pricing, a savings that was passed to our customers.
PixSavers has a direct-sales operation with free pickup and delivery, assuring the best of customer service.
We specialize in saving photos, preserving your legacy, fulfilling a genealogy, bringing ancestors back to life.
Before we came, restorers thought antique photos were from 1920. Our antique Tintypes come from 1836.
We were first to specialize in antique tintype photo restoration. Tintypes are sent to us from every single State.
As tintype photo historians, we can place a year in a range for tintype photos, knowing era's from 1836 to 1917.
Beginning in 1999, PixSavers quickly became Seattle's #1 restorer and the only tintype specialist in the USA.
Although our owner is Microsoft engineer, we never raise pricing for having an engineer-photo artist on-staff.
Steve Lehman is a photo artist, owns the company, giving technical training to our photo artists for top results.
Be assured, we have the tools, knowledge, techniques, as we provide only the best restoration for an archive.
PixSavers leads in service excellence by anticipating, listening well, and by responding to all customer wishes.
Our vision is large, based on standards measured by positive reviews, in hopes to become an industry model.
We are committed to advancements, production, support, of new digital tools that make this easy.
According to our plan, our goal is to broaden efforts and introduce services as unique as our first.
We increase our knowledge, to learn more with practice, to pass on our experiences and wisdom.
Made by a graphic designer in colors, our logo has a sense of flow, movement through its layers.
Colors are drawn with precision, each in its own exact dimension related to size, length, spacing.
It appears to be a rainbow, but is really depicting our photo artistic imaging processes in layers.
On the right is an example of how photo art and graphics are made in layers, to flattened object.
Each layer is dissected, manipulated, saved, reassembled, reused, then blended to each other.
Art colleges study our logo and have copied it to many companies, attached to the first letter.
So, students have used the PixSavers logo as a model for future logo design illustrations.
No Magic Buttons
Those "magic buttons" in software is useless because, professionals won't use them.
Digital photo tools are all manual. If we use a "magic" tool we make another problem.
The magic is in the photo artist. It's all tedious talent, with genuine artistic brain-power.
Artistically, we use color design, real art tools, digital programming and our knowledge.
It's team-planned, scanned, worked, team inspected, re-worked, then inspected again.
At the end of our day, we will marvel at our art work, as if it's a 'Van Gogh'.
Conceptual Advertising Art
The owner of PixSavers is a former a Vice President of an advertising firm.
Steve Lehman produced his own artistic concepts for his client ad display.
His humor was his best ingredient in a long successful advertising career.
When creating a Brand, funny graphics are recognized and remembered.
Steve created our 'Want Talent' ads that ran 2005 to 2007 with a 6% ROI.
Its humor was designed for spontaneous product recognition and brand.
At age 13 Steve was self-taught in electronics engineering with his first successful repair of his father's B&W TV.
His hobbies in photography and electronics excelled with his FCC Class-E electronics engineering license at 18.
Later in his career, he went back into school to earn his degree in technology and computer software engineering.
Steve career began at the Seattle Times which included photography, graphic artistry and district management.
Hard working from 16, he was promoted to 3 levels into executive management to age 20, with good references.
He left the newspaper for a business opportunity that would give a greater income with growth in management.
In a construction company, he learned construction sales and rose to general manager in just 11 short years.
After that, he managed his own construction company, with 19 employees, and was his own advertising artist.
At 32, he shifted gears to a new business which would market Accountants to small and medium size business.
With a partner, they hired 14 employees, as Steve created advertising graphics to bring in business customers.
Now in his 40's, Steve was hired as Vice President of an advertising firm. He showed his graphic arts ability.
A sense of humor was a prerequisite. He was required to manage staff and design his advertising for clients.
He calls this his "fun years" with lots of humor in his advertising graphics, selling to all of Seattle's businesses.
Sometimes he would agree with a company to do their advertising in return for their services to his ad company.
In one case, he decided to take his entire advertising staff on a night club boat, and to sail around Puget Sound.
He took his 42 employees on that boat for a live band and dancing as it sailed around Puget Sound into a night.
Steve had a stipulation: Like a prom, employees had to dress in formal tux and gowns WITH cowboy boots, too.
This was their company sense of humor. All employees wildly danced to country western music in formal wear.
At 52, Steve went back to school. His FCC Class-E in electronic engineering qualified him for technology school.
At his mid-level age, technology school was a hard nut to crack but he went through his 4 years to get his degree.
Steve had a 4 year B-tech at the University and his MCSE in software engineering and 8 engineering certifications.
Then at Microsoft, Steve was a photo software test-engineer, utilizing his many years of photos and graphics.
Steve moved around Microsoft from test-engineering to marketing where he was assigned to teach technology.
Self taught in photo restoration, he was already restoring photos for employees in his last years, then he quit.
Steve left Microsoft in 1999 as he had reached his highest threshold in technology management at Microsoft.
No more corner office. Steve was seeking a place where he could work at his own pace with independence.
In 1999, he founded PixSavers to provide a more efficient photo restoration for Seattle in a serious business.
Steve saw a need in the photo restoration industry in Seattle as other restorers lacked in photo experiences.
As a software engineer, Steve could utilize his technology experience and combine that with his photography.
As a technical engineer, he taught photo restoration at PixSavers and was first to coin the phrase "Photo Artists".
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, and all other conventional photos, from 1917 to today's photos.
Also, other photo restorers didn't have a pricing standard, as pricing varied from $120 to $140 per hour or more.
Steve re-established a whole new pricing standard which was 40% lesser, persuading others to take his pricing.
After 2005, Steve's pricing became the gold standard around the country as Steve was leading the entire industry.
PixSavers appears as a large corporation. Our title for staff, Photo Artists, became popular and nationally known.
Steve's first advertising marketing campaign was so big it was felt across Seattle as it reverberated competitors.
Over 55% of our business were tintype photographs being mailed to us from almost every State in the country.
With PixSavers motto: "only the best will do" our team inspected every restored photo.
With hard work, PixSavers has become Seattle's most popular photo restoration lab.
Customer service follow up for satisfaction was the key to our business success.
Steve knows more about digital camera technology, memory, resolution, film and cams.
PixSavers can answer technical questions as a qualified Microsoft Certified Engineer.
Among the technical questions are photo format and understand photo resolution as
students near and far call to get Steve to help them with technical software knowledge.
Steve gets up in the morning with a genuine desire to serve his customers in kind.
His best advice for upcoming entrepreneurs is, be a self-starter, dedicated, confident.
PixSavers has expanded twice. We have plans to expand the business again, but,
we can't say how, its direction or any part it, as we remain quiet to our competitors.
|206-337-2020 in Seattle
|Steve Lehman, founder
MCSE, Photo Artist, Tech
All about PixSavers!
No Magic Buttons