chromaco art

Dear Hawai'i art community,

Last month we emailed recent Chromaco customers announcing that we will be closing after 23 years of service to the local Hawaii art community.  Our current business is still on track to close shortly, however I wanted to reach out personally to inform you of an important positive update regarding our art printing business. Please read the following release, and then there are more details afterwards to explain the transition.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   (May 24, 2024)

Pictures Plus Acquires Chromaco Fine Art Services: Continuing a Legacy of Excellence in Scanning and Printing

Kakaako, HI — We are thrilled to announce that Pictures Plus has acquired the assets and employees of Chromaco Fine Art Services, a revered name in the art community for over 23 years. As the owners of Chromaco Fine Art Services, we are delighted to share this exciting news, and see Chromaco continue its tradition as a respected brand and fine art division of Pictures Plus.

Our long-standing relationship with Pictures Plus as both a supplier and customer has made this transition seamless and natural. Chromaco has set the benchmark for quality in fine art scanning and printing in Hawaii, and we are honored to have Pictures Plus carry this legacy forward. By utilizing the same top-notch scanning and printing equipment, and retaining the skilled employees who have been the backbone of Chromaco’s success, there will be continuity and excellence in the services and products you have trusted over the years.

This acquisition not only preserves key art jobs in Hawaii, but also enhances Chromaco’s ability to serve the artist community. With Chromaco’s color expertise and Pictures Plus’s expansive manufacturing resources, the new division will offer a broader product line, delivering even greater value to all customers.  Chromaco will maintain the high standards of quality, service, and reliability that artists and photographers in Hawaii have come to expect over the years.

The new division will be conveniently located in Kakaako, making it easily accessible for customers. Whether you need high-quality scans, exquisite giclee prints, or any of our other comprehensive services, you can expect the same exceptional experience you’ve always enjoyed. We are excited about the opportunities this merger brings, and look forward to serving you with an even wider array of products and services, stay tuned for more updates shortly.

Thank you for your continued support and trust. We are eager to embark on this new chapter together, strengthening the vibrant art community in Hawaii.

Warm regards,

Larry McCarthy & Todd Georgopapadakos

Owners, Chromaco Fine Art Services

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Chromaco will therefore become a new, separately branded division of Pictures Plus, retaining its recognized name, core art products and services, and key employees.

How will this transition happen?

  1. Chromaco and Pictures Plus are now starting transition planning to relocate scanning and printing equipment and staff to a convenient Kakaako location, the actual address will be announced shortly.
  2. Chromaco production staff will be joining Pictures Plus, which will ensure continuity of our skills and experience handling your art and delivering color-accurate results.
  3. Customer scan and print files will also be saved for future orders.

When will this happen?

  1. The current Chromaco location on Iwilei Road will be closed during June, and any remaining misc materials and equipment not relocated will be sold via an upcoming warehouse sale in later June (stay tuned).
  2. The public relaunch of Chromaco at its new location is expected to occur in July, an exact date will be released later.
  3. Are new orders being accepted?
    1. We previously published a final date of May 24 (today) to stop receiving any new orders;
    2. We are now closed for any new “canvas” or “metal” orders;
    3. We will continue to accept "scans" and “paper” orders thru next week Friday, May 31;
    4. All orders we accept will be completed, even if the completion date ends up being a little past May 31;
    5. A reminder that Monday May 27 is Memorial Day, and we will be closed.

Questions?

Further information will be shared via email as the transition plan solidifies, but rest assured the goal is to provide customers with the same Chromaco quality products and customer service as we’ve delivered over the last 23 years.  Please feel free to contact us at Support@Chromaco.com or give us a call at (808) 545-5511.

Scan Files

If you have previously scanned artwork with us, feel free to send a request to support@chromaco.com for a copy of your files (recipients will be verified).  Include your name, phone #, email and what files you would like.

Schedule

  • Scanning - accepting orders through May 31
  • Canvas Prints - no longer accepting orders
  • Metal Prints - no longer accepting orders
  • Paper Prints - accepting orders through May 31
  • Shipping - accepting requests through May 31

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  • June (date TBD) - Warehouse Sale (inventory & materials)
  • July (date TBD) - relaunch at new Kakaako location