Pixel & Ink expands, opens on Prince Avenue
Today's story in the Athens Banner-Herald:
Pixel & Ink Studio is moving and expanding as the shop nears its one-year anniversary.
The photo restoration and printing outfit is adding a third partner who will work in fabric design.
Also, its new location on Prince Avenue in the Bottleworks opened Monday.
Amelia Johnson, a fabric designer, has joined Carolyn Crist and Laulea Taylor at the shop.
Crist and Taylor work in photography, printing and restoration.
Johnson’s work, as a designer who prints her drawings on fabrics, will expand the business.
“We’re thinking custom dresses would really sell, but we haven’t explored everything we could do yet,” Crist said.
The fabric-printing side of the business will be aimed at selling on a national level, but custom work for local customers and businesses is possible as well.
Johnson’s designs could go on drapes, carpets, clothing and other upholstered items.
“We’re going to be experimenting with printing on different types of materials,” Taylor said.
The business is now in one of the upstairs suites of the Bottleworks buildings, near Siri Thai.
Pixel & Ink was previously located in the Chase Street warehouse complex, and Crist and Taylor intended to move into the Leathers Building on Pulaski Street to share the space where Smokey Road Press is located.
However, they soon realized there wasn’t enough space for both businesses and made the quick move to Prince Avenue.
Crist and Taylor said they also changed the last word in the store’s name from photo to studio to coincide with the expansion of the shop.
Pixel & Ink celebrates its first anniversary on Aug. 17 at Hendershot’s in the Bottleworks with live music at 7:30 p.m. by Four Eyes, Los Cantares and Tabloid.