IN THE BEGINNING OF ARTISAN HISTORY

Company founders Doug, Joe, and John draw up company concept after hours at a local watering hole.

APR 2, 1998

Artisan Colour was officially founded, providing catalog services to national brands. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Four original hires plus co-owners: Joe, John, and Doug.

The company started its journey as a catalog production company in the year of 1998 and began establishing their reputation within the first five years as one of the top print catalog production and color management companies in the nation. Winning over retail catalog clients such as Neiman Marcus, Patagonia, Chico’s and Sundance. Soon after, adding other nationally well-known brands including Pottery Barn, PrAna, White House/Black Market and Bergdorf Goodman.

Artisan History: 1998 Artisan Colour Owners First Day

1998

Artisan Colours first corporate catalog account—The Territory Ahead. A retail company that offers high-quality, casual travel wear and shoes for men.

The Territory Ahead Catalog

1998

Sundance Catalog was Artisan Colour’s first big win as a newly founded company. Sundance Catalog caters to men and women–offering unique clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. To this day, Sundance Catalog is our longest running national account. Learn more about our work for Sundance.

Fall 1998 Sundance Jewelry Catalog

2000

As the company continued to grow, they were in need of a much bigger space. In 2000, Artisan moved from their original startup office into their second building location, which was located in the Scottsdale Airpark.

Artisan History: Artisan Colour Second Location Building Front

2000

Launched photo studio—Artisan Captures. Today, Artisan’s professional Photo Studio is utilized for Fashion, Products, Jewelry, Food & Beverage, Catalog Imagery and much more.

Artisan Captures Photo Studio

2005

In 2005, as growth continued, Artisan Colour built and moved into their third location which would also remain their current to date. A 36,000 square foot building in North Scottsdale, Arizona.

Artisan History: Future Home of Artisan Colour Sign

2009

Purchased Mighty Imaging, a large format printing shop, and began evolving into Artisan Colour Printing & Graphics.

Artisan Colour Printing & Graphics

2011

Founded ArtisanHD—our first dot com e-commerce website. A professional fine art printing service that offers high-quality printing for photographers and art enthusiasts. ArtisanHD offers unique custom printing materials and mounting options such as HD Acrylic, Brushed Metal, Canvas, and much more.

ArtisanHD by Artisan Colour

2016

The Artisan brand gets a facelift. Rebranded Logo Design. Artisan Colour: Modern Colour + Print

Artisan Colour: Modern Colour + Print

2017

Launched new version of ArtisanHD e-commerce website, offering more custom fine art and photographic printing options. Our best in class photographic and printing equipment allows the recreational artist access to the same tools, materials, and craftsmanship that professional photographers utilize to make stunning museum quality masterpieces.

Launched New ArtisanHD E-Commerce Website

2018

Artisan Colour celebrated its 20 year anniversary! Read more about our history of perfect color.

Artisan Colour Celebrates 20 Years of Perfect Color Commercial Print Solutions in Scottsdale, Arizona

2021

In 2021, Artisan Colour is the first in Arizona to acquire the HP Indigo 7K press. The printer opens the door to a wide variety of specialty inks for businesses big and small. It’s also manufactured using renewable energy and is the first generation of HP Indigo printers to be certified carbon neutral. Read more about this printer here.

Artisan Colour Owners with new special inks HP Indigo 7K Press

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