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5 Photo Printing Business Success Stories [2023]

5 Photo Printing Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Photo Printing Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a photo printing business:

1. CanvasChamp ($18M/year)

Jainam Shah (from Georgia) started CanvasChamp over 11 years ago.

$1.5M / month
2 founders / 180 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Jainam Shah, and I am one of the founders of CanvasChamp. We make a variety of custom photo products for home decor and gifting purposes, most notably canvas prints, acrylic and metal prints. We have a lot many other products already launched and soon will introduce even more.

We started in March 2012, with just custom canvas prints and now have more than 60+ personalized photo gifts products with revenue of 1.5m$+/mo. We still have a long way to go with the potential of scalability and growth.


2. The Canvas Works ($420K/year)

Patrick Ryan (from Ireland) started The Canvas Works over 16 years ago.

$35K / month
2 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hello! I’m Patrick Ryan and I’m the founder and MD of The Canvas Works. We’re a small, independent photo printing website based out of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland.

For what was always intended to be a lifestyle business, we’ve grown it to a reasonably comfortable monthly income of $35k with peak months hitting $50k but we’ve still got a long way to go and there is great potential for scalability and growth.


Learn more about starting a photo printing business:

Where to start?

-> How to start a photo printing business?
-> How much does it cost to start a photo printing business?
-> Pros and cons of a photo printing business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established photo printing business
-> Marketing ideas for a photo printing business
-> Photo printing business names

Other resources

-> Photo printing business tips

4. CandidShutters ($329K/year)

Pranjal Kumar (from Gurgaon, Haryana, India) started CandidShutters over 4 years ago.

$27.4K / month
2 founders / 22 employees

Case Study

I am Pranjal, co-founder of CandidShutters. Having had a passion for photography and filmmaking since childhood, soon after my MBA in 2012, I embarked on a hugely satisfying creative journey into the field of reality filmmaking in the wedding industry in India.

We are currently catering to close to over a hundred customized albums monthly. All our customers reach us through our strong organic presence and word of mouth. The fact that we can create truly memorable photo books out of the most simple and most exquisite of pictures, is great creative satisfaction and keeps us going.


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