It takes a fresh perspective to bring retailers a product that's spot-on for today's consumer. This one hails from the outback courtesy of Kate Harker, an Australia native who launched Styla-Mount last July. What sets Styla-Mount apart is a one-two punch of modern style and affordability?the company gives retailers and photographers the ability to offer custom mounting less expensively than canvas wrap or framing.
"I first noticed a need while working with my twin sister Dianna, an award-winning photographer. In Australia, the wide-format and the crisp look of mounted art are extremely popular and we had access to affordable resources. When we moved to the US, we saw the opportunity for a comparable product. Mounted art and photography is growing in US popularity and we're ready to meet the demand," said Harker.
Quality, customization and attractive pricing clearly set Styla-Mount apart from the pack. While conventional mounting can be very expensive or limited to .75- or 1.25-inch plastic wrap, Styla-Mount delivers a premium, made-to-order look without the high price tag. A wide array of sizes and 15 wood edging styles complement each piece or décor. Fine photographic paper and lamination complete the quality equation, showcasing and protecting images for years to come.
Styla-Mount has already garnered the support of more than 50 photographers. "Mounting is a great boost a photographer's revenue stream and make the most of their showings," said Harker. "Mounting lets the photo be the hero and customers love the mounting option for family portraits and wedding pictures."
Styla-Mount provides retailers and office design consultants with a profitable, value-added opportunity to boost their art, framing or photography business. With today's economy, custom framing can be cost-prohibitive and consumers crave inexpensive ways to complement their décor.
"We've seen similar products retailing for almost twice as much and we're talking about the same, if not better, quality," said Harker. "Our sourcing, low overhead and production methodology lets us produce at a lower price. Free samples of Styla-Mount products are available by request, along with incentives for retail partners."