Desmond Tripp Limited was founded by the respected photographer Desmond Tripp in 1947. Over the years, the business expanded with launching of shops in a number of towns around the UK, selling processing films and photographic goods in on-site labs. Due to the hard hitting recession in the 1980s, many of the retail outlets carrying the Tripps name have been sold.
With cameras and on-site mini labs, Tripps of Keynsham carried on the photographic tradition of its predecessors. As the photo market digitized so did we, through many traditional silver halide-based machines to the current state-of-the-art Kodak Apex ‘Dry Lab’ and Epson wide format printers we now operate. Linked to customer interface kiosks, we can now provide prints in sizes that fit in your wallet, right up to prints that are two feet wide. We can create your prints in a matter of minutes.
We have been members of the Kodak Express network since 1992.
In 1992, we diversified into picture framing and art sales. The art sales and picture framing continue to grow year on year. With our first-floor framing workshop and gallery, we offer 700 styles of frame moulding with over 100 mount colours to choose from. We cater for all tastes and budgets. In 2010, we reached the milestone of having framed 50,000 handmade frames.
The number of prints we have produced for our customers run into the millions. Whether you need prints or custom-made photo frames
, we feel confident in saying that you can rely on us.