From scrap to art-A A +A
Saturday, June 9, 2012
IF YOU are in tight resources but wants to have quality prints and creative works or if you just want to satisfy your artistic minds, count on PrintPage Print-for-Less shop to provide your needs that fits your budget.
PrintPage, located at Door B2 Gym Arcade of Liceo de Cagayan University Building along Kauswagan, is indeed a God-sent shop to satisfy every student’s project requirement.
Owned and managed by Marie Claire Bince, PrintPage provides not only value for money but it also explores the creative minds of its clients.
Bince says PrintPage is an extension of Print for Less located along Pabayo-Chavez Sts. and offers such services as document printing and scanning, photo printing, rush I.D. and lamination.
She says the idea of opening another branch is to cater to the growing demand of their clients, especially students.
“As low as one peso, clients can already avail of our short black text quality print service that no other print service can provide,” Bince says.
Aside from quality prints, she claims that their clients prefer PrintPage since they give fast service with a personal touch from their IT specialists.
“Our clients will never leave our shop unsatisfied,” Bince adds.
What’s unique about PrintPage, she says, is they also provide imported scrapbook embellishments in 100 designs for clients to choose from.
And it is quite interesting to note that PrintPage was born out of Bince’s love of making scrapbook.
Bince, a born artist, takes pride of collating and compiling scrapbooks and bringing alive the hobby of making something out of other resources.
She recalls that when she was a teenager, she got obsessed on making scrapbooks or slum books.
She claims that since embellishments are quite scarce at that time, she makes use of cut-out materials from glossy magazines and combines it with pictures, words and wealth of personal ephemera to make her own scrapbooks.
Bince says all her precious moments are captured in her scrapbook.
“At that time, my scrapbooks were very unique and often a quirky form of expression. I gathered and arranged meaningful materials to create a personal narrative, which caught the attention of my friends,” she recalls.
Through her creative ability to make exceptional scrapbooks, she says her collections reached more than a hundred, which later became a business.
Bince says a friend asked her to make a scrapbook and paid her P500. That was her first earning.
Later, her talent in scrapbook-making spread to her friends through word of mouth.
Bince says she never stopped doing what she liked and keeps on searching for materials to improve her craft.
She says by the time she had her first job, her scrapbook hobby still persists. Wanting to improve more, she browsed through the internet and found what she wanted.
And the rest is history. Her shop was born.
Now, she has everything that a collector or artist wants as source for creative ways to organize, display and preserve their memories.
Bince’s store is also filled with creative supplies, fresh ideas to inspire, cool solutions and savvy ways to make every masterpiece a come-on, from A to Z letters, animals, frames, to imported papers and other embellishments that can make a beautiful scrapbook or projects that are very much affordable on the wallet.
She also bought her own machines to make unique embellishments, pop-up invitations and personal scrapbooks and made-to-order projects.
“What you see in my shop is a reflection of me. This is what I love and this is what I am. Growing up does not mean letting go of activities that we once enjoyed as a child. My hobby as a child eventually became my business that is why PrintPage is also loved by many,” Bince says.
At present, she claims she enjoys what she is doing and loves to offer suggestions whenever clients come and ask for advice on how to make beautiful scrapbooks and projects.
But Bince says she also encourages her clients to use their creative minds to come up with a beautiful work of art.
“Good quality service and loving what you like makes a good business,” Bince says of her success.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on June 10, 2012.