In this day and age of franchises and multinationals it's so refreshing to meet a young couple like Chris and Leslie Atack who own and operate Momentz The Artists Framer situated at 146 Lake Rd, on the corner of Blackbutt road. As owner operators of the business, they are passionate about their product and care about their customers.

Chris was raised in Port Macquarie from the age of two and when he and Leslie married in 2004, Leslie made Australia her home after growing up in beautiful Alberta, Canada. In 2005, Chris and Leslie purchased 'The Artist's Framer', a small framing business that had been established for quite a number of years. Almost immediately, the young couple expanded the business to include photo printing, both on paper and canvas.

The marriage of photo canvas printing with framing was a natural one for Chris. "I have been around cameras and photography all my life", says Chris, "Dad was trained in photography in England and managed camera stores in Sydney so I guess his knowledge rubbed off."

Momentz canvas prints are becoming renowned in the industry for quality. Being professional framers the finished product is beautiful. "We pay very close attention to adequate stretching of the canvas and take pride in making even the back neat  and ready to hang and because we are framers, each frame is custom  made with purpose produced 'stretcher bar', so in theory any size is possible. Other printers we've heard of use discount store artists canvases and wrap over that" says Leslie.

Adding to the quality canvas product result is the museum grade industry standard lacquer with which Momentz canvas prints are finished. This finish ensures your canvas print will last a lifetime.

"We also sit down with the customer and will help them edit their photo, perhaps crop, lighten or darken and even add a special effect to make sure the end result is everything they imagined it would be. Sometimes the image may need a border so we do that " says Leslie. "Canvas prints ordered at a machine in a department store can't give you that personal service and our prices are every bit as competitive."

"Our canvas prints are sent all over Australia through our website, www.momentz.com.au and we offer this same service to our online customers. We are proud to be one of the top three canvas print suppliers , on the first page of the major search engines in Australia when searching for photos on canvas " says Chris.

When it comes to custom picture framing, Chris and Leslie have the same commitment to customer satisfaction and a quality result. At Momentz, they refuse to cut corners  (no pun intended) as some others do. "In picture framing you get what you pay for" says Chris, "the struggling artist may be tempted to go for a 'cheap' price but honestly, we've had to redo some jobs from other framers and seen that inferior backing boards have been used that aren't acid free. It's just not worth the damage this can cause to your art down the track. We like to use true timber frames also. The end result will sell the picture. I have to say that many comment on Leslie's flair for putting the right matt and frame on the picture, I guess it's experience that's made her an absolute genius at it!" laughs Chris proudly.

Momentz provide framing and photo printing services to many professional artists and photographers and are happy to discuss quantity discounts for wholesalers.

Chris and Leslie would like to invite you to visit their store in Lake Road and whether you would like to have a picture framed or a photo printed on paper or canvas, discuss your needs, they are only too happy to help. They guarantee you will be thrilled with the result!

Momentz-The Artists Framer, 146 Lake Rd., Port Macquarie. (Parking at the door, in the same car park as Doors Plus) Ph 02 65812666.