As a professional lab, we want a luxury environment for our clients. With the imminent arrival of our new Frontier 570 digital printer back in 2006, we decided to revamp our entire reception area. By installing this new fast printer, we felt we could introduce a service where customers could wait for their prints. Sure, many labs offer this serivce but as a pro lab, we were going to take it a step further. We installed a professional espresso machine, three tables, a total of 15 leather restaurant chairs and four Photoshop workstations in our reception area. Any other lab would have to rely on their clients walking through a mall to other stores. Pro labs in malls are in reality not possible.
It is not our intention to run a coffee shop with cakes and snacks, we offer espresso drinks exclusively – Cappuccino’s, Latte’s and our popular Chococcino with rich dutch chocolate. The past two years have shown a very positive response with regular Clique customers and their favorite drinks.
Our table combination has been a great success allowing space for many photographers to meet with their clients, attend to image processing on their laptops, surf the net while waiting for prints or finishing and packing their orders for delivery. We offer free Wi-Fi internet throughout the store and free internet access on our workstations in reception.
We introduced picture framing in our business as far back as 1988 when the business was still a photographic studio. Our high quality custom framing took on a life of its own and grew into a successful business within Studio22.