Riot was a studio that specialised in family portraits in 2007. To provide good quality print products along with the service a large format printer was purchased. This was followed by a professional colour profiling system to get accurate colour and a substantial range of media and a canvas-stretching system for the prints. The product line up soon expanded and soon we were investing not only in machines but professional training for better results.
The learning was fun and in a couple of years we understood a lot about colour printing and profiling. It was not long before the print quality got noticed and requests came in from photographers, artists and showrooms for prints.
With the number of photographers growing in the market, it felt sensible to change focus from being a great studio to being an excellent print services provider instead. Riots journey into the world of printing began with a photographers view point - a passion for accurate colour, contrast, tonal range and beautifully finish. Riot still has the core start-up staff to this day – it would be fair to admit that there are times when we are more excited than our clients to see improvements!
In 2009 we decided to add more products like photo books and wedding albums, and offer the services through the web. It was a substantial investment in both time and money. It took us two years of hard work to launch, but finally, on January 11, 2011, RiotPhotoBooks.com went live.
Many changes have happened since the first orders started trickling through: we have improved, redesigned and launched several versions and products. Riot now has a desktop software that supports sophisticated templates and also has an online photo print service which works on all smart phones, tablets and computers.
We continue to improve and enjoy the challenges, but most of all we are having fun doing it.