Toronto's 500px is partnering with Ottawa's CanvasPop to offer their photo community more high quality printing options at preferred prices.
Both Canadian startups are part of the high growth photo printing sector, which has been increasing by over 20% per year and is projected to be a $1.9 billion industry in 2012.
CanvasPop helps people create their own personalized art in innovative, simple and fun ways. A premium user experience and quality digital printing is built into the company’s DNA in the same way the quality of its online interface is integral to 500px.
"We take our photographers needs seriously," says Oleg Gutsol, CEO, 500px. "We only partner with brands that share our vision and commitment to excellence. With CanvasPop, we’ve found a company whose attention to detail, values and customer service matches the passion we have for photography."
"We worked closely with 500px to create exclusive pricing for their members and providing the highest standard in prints," says Adrian Salamunovic, CEO of CanvasPop. "What we love about 500px is their laser sharp focus on the user experience - they always put their community first."
CanvasPop has reduced shipping costs so photographers can expect to see a 50% higher commission from the photos ordered on 500px and fulfilled through the CanvasPop platform, the companies say. And they’ve increased the range of sizes available to 500px photographers.