In COLORFOTO, we strive to continue the history.
COLORFOTO was born in 1983, founded by the brothers Carlos Silva and José Manuel Silva.
The first store opens in the Areeiro Mall (now gone), a space wich dimensions did not exceed the 12m ², and despite the limited space quickly became a place as a must for professionals. The destiny was traced.
In 1988, COLORFOTO moved to Alvalade and occupies a bigger and more modern space.
The professional aspect becomes stronger and the range of customers and demand for specialty items increases, making the company to use direct imports of articles that have been non-existent in our country.
In 1990, the store opens COLORFOTO Visconde Santarém, with over 200m², at the time was regarded as disproportionate to the branch, but the space was took superior advantage of it, and directed especially for professional customers.
In November 2005, COLORFOTO live the joy of completing the opening of its store in Oporto, but that same month, lives the greatest sorrow of all his history, our Carlos Silva dies at age 51, victim of disease. Irreparable loss for the entire community of photography in Portugal and felt to this day.
COLORFOTO currently has 3 stores: 2 in Lisbon Alvalade and Visconde Santarém and 1 in Oporto Rua Sá da Bandeira, 26 employees are operating the company.
COLORFOTO is still an active participant of one of the leading importers and distributors of photographic equipment in our country.
COLORFOTO probably sell the widest range of items that can be found in our country. Since the chemicals almost disappeared to the most sophisticated digital equipment, all can be found here. And as we are already known, believe that what we do not have we "get it".
Laboratory - In COLORFOTO, you can perform all of the photo-finishing work, most of which are performed in our laboratories, with a team of 5 printing technicians, certified by Kodak, Fuji and EPSON professional training courses.
We also have modern equipment, which include:
3 FUJI FRONTIER DIGITAL Minilabs, for printing from any digital or analog support.
1 NORITZU E.6 processing (slides).135mm e 120mm 135mm and 120mm.
3 Digital treatment stations.
1 High production station "Powered by MAC".
2 EPSON GEMINI 3 equipments for Inkjet outputs
1 EPSON 11880 for outputs up to 1.60 m wide.
1 Hasselblad X5 Scanner
These and still other equipment, ensure high quality, diversity and speed of our services.
DISTINCTION - COLORFOTO laboratories for quality bearing certificates of international quality: Q. LAB SERVICE by Kodak and DIGIGRAPHIE by Epson.
Planning and installation of studios,
It is possible to use our services for the installation of your photo studio. We will provide a full budget, encompassing design of lighting and equipment for making digital/analog views.
Our repair contractors work in collaboration with the brands represented, ensuring as far as possible an effective after-sales service.
COLORFOTO is proud to have an enviable portfolio of clients, ranging from the beginner to the most demanding professional, through such diverse areas as scientific research, TV, Press, Industry and Education, this last one deserving a special attention and investment.
COLORFOTO, is a dynamic and innovative company, so it is constantly approached to collaborate on various activities and events ranging from:
-Release of books and exhibitions
-Participation in movies, TV series and sports.
-We also highlight the regular participation in the Estoril Open, where "we play" every year a big match that ensures the success of professional photographers covering the event.
In COLORFOTO we like a lot of our work and try to meet the needs of our customers. COLORFOTO The team consists of qualified professionals who will be happy to help.
We are very pleased to participate in training workshops, we give advice, equipment and technical means to achieve them.
For us, photography is still seen as before, is an art form that requires artists and those who share their experiences and lessons with others.Do not be fooled, the art of photography with more than one hundred years of history can not be forgotten or replaced.