DURHAM CITY STUDIOS

89 CLAYPATH, DURHAM DH1 1RG

0191 386 4486

MONDAY - FRIDAY 08.30 - 16.30
SAT 08.30 -14.00
SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY





PICTURE FRAMING - PRINTING - PRINT SALES - PASSPORT & VISA PHOTOS - PHOTOGRAPHY

Email: bt@durhamcitystudios.com










Now that overseas travel may be opening up don't get caught without a passport or visa and remember for the EU you will now need the minimum of six months left on your passport on your return date.


PASSPORT & VISA

We can supply passport and visa photographs for any country in the world.
We have the dimensions of every single one available through our specialist software which is checked on a daily basis for changes made by varios government departments.

No need for an appointment either just pop into our shop at 89 Claypath in Durham and we will have your passport or visa photograph completed within a few minutes.



BABIES & CHILDRENS PASSPORT PHOTOS

With us a baby or child passport takes about the same time as an adult passport photo with no drama involved. We have been doing this for a long time and know the best way to get the image you need. There are different rules for babies and children as far as the image is concerned, we know them all so there is no risk of having your images rejected by the passport office.






ELECTRONIC passport PHOTOS WITH A CODE


For anyone wishing to renew a passport on line using the government portal we can take your photograph and supply you with a unique code to use when making the application.

Your photograph is stored on a secure server for up to six months and all you need to do is insert the code we give you and your picture will be transferred to the UK passport office in a couple of seconds.

We also check that your photograph will pass the passport photo rules by connecting directly to the Government passport office checking system, this eliminates the worry that your picture will be accepted.

As well as the code we also supply you with four images 35mm x 45mm

STANDARD UK PASSPORT

£8.00

CORRECT SIZE

CORRECT LIGHTING

FREE DIGITAL VERSION

NO WAITING

100% GUARANTEED

US - INDIAN - CANADIAN

£10.00

CORRECT SIZE

CORRECT LIGHTING

FREE DIGITAL VERSION

NO WAITING

100% GUARANTEED

SCHENGEN VISA PHOTOS

£8.00

CORRECT SIZE

CORRECT LIGHTING

FREE DIGITAL VERSION

NO WAITING

100% GUARANTEED





Professional picture framing carried out on our premises in the City of Durham

  • Hundereds of mouldings to choose from
  • Mount Board cut to any size
  • Standard glass, non-reflective or specialist UV protected glass,
    all in stock.
  • Picture fame tape & sundries available.
Morso Moulding Cutter

CUSTOM MADE MOUNTS USING THE LATEST VALIANI NEXUS 150 COMPUTERISED MOUNT CUTTER

All our mounts are made on our state of the art computerised mount cutter making each and every one perfect time after time

  • Lots of colours to choose from
  • Single or multi aperture
  • Various depth mount board
  • Jumbo sizes if required.
Valiani Nexus 150



Quality mount board from Daler




  Whether you require paintings, photographs, Sports shirts, 3D items or needlework framing you'll get the best advice and prices around. We have years of experience in the industry and can guarantee the very highest standard of workmanship for your valued work or item. We deal with the major manufacturers and suppliers of mouldings so can generally supply any moulding you require.







SPECIALIST GLASS AVAILABLE


Artglass AR 70 with low-iron glass substrate guarantees true colors, while the invisible magnetron sputtered coating virtually eliminates reflection. Artglass AR 70 is an effective solution for invisible displays where exposure to UV is minimal. With its elegant green reflection color, we recommend this product for photography and print glazing










SOME OF OUR FRAMING CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • DURHAM UNIVERSITY
  • BANK OF ENGLAND
  • DURHAM CATHEDRAL
  • HITACHI
  • THE BRITISH ARMY
  • ELVET ESTATES
  • DURHAM COUNTY COUNCIL
  • DURHAM CONSTABULARY
  • CLEVELAND CONSTABULARY
plus many more.



We stock wood moulding such as ash, oak, beech, pine, obeche and maple.



Composite moulding always in stock in all shapes, sizes and colours, if we don't have it we can usually get it from our wholesaler within a couple of days.





Lucy Pittaway

Probably our most poular prints are by Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway. We even had one customer who came into the shop and purchased eight in one go for Christmas presents for all the family.

These prints all come in double mounts and can be framed by us if required at an extra cost.

Priced at £54 each including VAT






Ian Squire


Ian is an amazing local photographer whos images are available to us as digital versions, mounted prints or mounted and framed prints.







John Erwin


John is a good friend of ours and we are more than happy to sell his excellent work through our shop in Claypath, Durham. There are some amazing images of the North East including Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria all done in John's unique style of photography and editing.
John's prints are all mounted and can be framed by us if requred. 





Sam Toft


Sam Toft has worked with her imaginary friend Mr Mustard for nearly 20 years. In the wonderful world they have created, Ernest Hemmingway Mustard, professional tuneless hummer and part-time hurricane predictor lives in a not-so-damp basement flat with his dear lady wife Violet and Doris their grumpy and rather portly Jack Russell Terrier.

Sam follows their adventures along the Prom and across the globe. She works from her seaside studio using oil pastels, coloured inks, steel pen nibs, pencil dust, old tooth brushes as well as her innovative fingers and thumbs technique.




Scott Naismith


Scott was born in Glasgow in 1978 and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design full time from 1996 – 2000, with the ambition of becoming an artist.

He graduated with a BDes (Hons) in Illustration and Printmaking. Since graduating Scott has been a full time artist, working from his studio in Glasgow.

Scott’s approach to painting draws upon a tremendous energy and positivity, which is reflected in the themes of hope and optimism that infuse his work.

We stock quite a few of Scott's images which can be bought as they are (prints onl ) or framed by us in a moulding of your choice.

Images only available from £10









Thomas Joseph



Welcome to the Whimsical World of Thomas Joseph, home of the iconic Celtic gift range.

For over 18 years, the silly sheep have been migrating from their green pastures in Ireland, to the far corners of the world, taking with them a simple Irish charm.

The endearing paintings are heavily influenced by the mountainous landscapes of Ireland and Scotland, and the activities of the local farm life.

We stock a large range of mounted Thomas Joseph prints from only £20.00









Ray Etchells Photography



Ray is a local photographer with years of experience and a special talent to capture landscape images from all over the UK and beyond.

We stock a large number of Rays ready mounted images which can be framed by us if required.

Prices start at only £20 for a
mounted 16" x 12" print

 



As well as the artist and photographers listed above we stock lot's more images from various
sources, all of which are pre-mounted or framed.




PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY




A thirty minute professional headshot session is only £40 plus VAT. You will receive up to ten edited electronic images to use however you wish.

This is perfect for web site profiles, Corporate identity, Linkedin or job applications.

All images are supplied as jpg's which is the standard for all web sites.

Prints are available at an extra cost if required.








When it comes to printing there is no need to look elswhere.

We can supply just about everything associated with printing from a business card to a banner using the latest in digital printing technology and software.

Our printing products.....................





Flyers available sizes A6 to A4


Flyers are a popular choice among businesses and organisations as they are completely customisable at a relatively low cost.

Choose from our huge range of paper stocks, sizes and finishes to fit your printing specifications, they can be flat or folded, single or double sided and of different paper weights and can be laminated to produce different finishes and feel.

We offer a design service if required at a reasonable cost to ensure your flyer sizes and message is portrayed in the best way possible.

Flyers



Business Cards


As part of our business card printing service, we are happy to offer premium business cards for professionals.
If you’re looking to make your brand stand out against competitors, look no further than this wallet essential which can be handed out at every networking event you attend. Completely customisable to suit the tone of your business or brand, our premium business cards will help you to attract the right kind of attention and keep you at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

With 15 different paper types to choose from, including Kraft and Tintoretto Gesso, you truly are spoilt for choice. Our sizes include both 55mm x 85mm and 55mm x 55mm so you can find the right one to suit your requirements.






Order of Service

Pay your respects to your loved ones with the ultimate tribute and celebration of their life in a funeral order of service booklet that will be cherished and kept forever.

Whether you opt for the pocket-sized A5 order of service booklet, or the more spacious A4 alternative if you wish to add more detail.

Both sizes come with a choice of considered un-laminated finishes as well as in a range of printed pages.




DISSERTATION PRINTING & BINDING
(Single or Double Sided)




A4 Black & White 0.15p per side
A4 Colour 0.60p per side
All paper used is quality 100gsm
Binding £5.00 per copy


We can print and bind your dissertation or thesis in a matter of minutes to callers into our shop in Claypath or you can send it to us by email and we can have it ready for you to collect when suitable. We also have an alternative upload system available by clicking here.

If you use our upload system please call us or email your requirements.




Roller Banners

from only £60.00



Durable, long lasting and high quality, our roller banners are designed and made to last.
Each includes a lightweight carry case, which is perfect for transporting your branding or promotion to and from events, trade show displays or from office to office.

No matter what you’re pop up banner says, their easy-to-set-up design and sturdy cassette means that wherever you’re promoting your business, your potential future clients will be impressed.

Whether you choose a single-sided or double-sided roller banner design for extra impact, your messaging will be loud and clear, attracting attention for all the right reasons.




Get your notification seen with our pvc banners that are totally waterproof and will last for years.



A few of the printers at our shop in Claypath

LARGE FORMAT PRINTING USING THE LATEST HP Z9 PRINTER

This is our newest machine which is one of the latest printers from HP producing exceptional quality graphics.

Capable of fine art prints up to 44 inches wide and almost any length.

HP Z5400 POSTER & CANVAS PRINTER


This is our poster printer with amazing quality results. Ideal for academic illustrations as well as everyday graphics. This machine is in constant demand and can print an A3 print in only a few minutes and not much more for an A0 print. It is also capable of printing canvases as well as onto self adhesive vinyl.

From A3 to A0

SELF ADHESIVE VINYL PRINTING

Our Roland printer can print and cut out almost any shape on this amazing machine. Anything from a jam pot label to a shop window sign it's all in a days work.

Files for this printer must be in eps format and include a .25 pixel stroke for the cutter. For any advice we are just a phone call away and will help in any way we can.


PLAN PRINTING

We can scan and print drawings in full colour or black and white up to size A0 using our HP T830 Plan Printer. This four colour printer produces crisp perfect images each and every time using genuine light fast HP inks.




INSTANT PHOTOCOPIES
SINGLE OR DOUBLE SIDED COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE ON 80GSM PAPER

A4 B&W 0.20p per side

A4 COLOUR 75p per side

A3 B&W £0.40p per side

A3 COLOUR £1.50 per side