Vista Color is Closed!

To all Vista Color Lab Customers:

Vista Photo Lab Inc. has been serving the photography trade since 1972, approximately 45 years. It has been our pleasure to have provided photo printing for some of the best professional photographers in the USA. During our time in business we have seen many changes in the photo industry. Most of the changes were positive and benefited photographers and labs; however, one technical advance saw a decline in the lab business. The advent of digital photography saw the demise of film processing & photo printing.

Film sales & film processing along with proofing was a large percentage of a photo lab profit. About seven years ago, this profit area of business disappeared due to digital cameras. Also with digital images, photo consumers no longer required paper prints. The image could be seen on their monitor & shared with friends & families via internet or smart phones. These methods also decreased sales for photographers & labs.

During the last seven years, Vista has seen our lab business decrease each and every year. The last three years, Vista has lost money, but stayed open hoping for a turnaround in business. The turnaround never happened and unfortunately, we cannot continue to sustain losses year after year. It is with sadness and deep sorrow that Vista will be closing its doors as a color lab on March 31st, 2018 or earlier depending on the final business volume during these three months.

I consider all of our clients as personal friends and will miss everyone. I thank everyone who has been a loyal customer of Vista Photography Inc. over our 45 years of business. Fastsigns will remain open as a business, so if you’re ever in the area, stop in and say hello.

With great sadness,
Jim and Marge Miller
And all of Vista’s staff