Saratoga business saying goodbye to Broadway, continuing without rent expense
However, the digital media business will continue to provide a drop-off location at Timberline Printing & Signs at 75 Weibel Avenue in the city.
Lazer Pix started as a photo imprinting business in a place called the Saratoga Mall in 1992 with a strange new device called a photo scanner and a new kind of software called PhotoShop version 1.0. In 1994 Lazer Pix also had the first color copier in the city and reproduced photos and artwork for the general public.Lazer Pix founder and president Tim Welch said that "The original purpose for the shop was to help pay the salary of a graphic designer for my public relations firm Welch Public Communications. I never suspected that it would evolve into a self-sustaining retail business." Welch said the business has evolved into a digital media center where services range from web site development to customized DVD presentations.Welch said that much of those services will continue through the LazerPix.com website.
For the past 10 years Welch has been a full time lecturer in Mass Media Communications at SUNY Oneonta. He will continue to teach, perform public relations services, record audio books for Audible.com and create customized videos for online training firms. None of this requires the overhead expense of a retail store.Lazer Pix will continue to provide select media transfer services including the digitizing of slides, video tapes and film. But now, customers can drop off and pick up those projects at Timberline Printing & Signs on Weibel Avenue. Timberline is a full service printing center specializing in signs, banners and business forms.Lazer Pix will retain the same phone number (584-9080) and web address at Lazerpix.com.