History of MyARTideas
Current MyARTideas.com Companies: d3graphics.com, Printistry.com, PhotosWithBenefits.com
Adam Gongwer, Owner
MyARTideas.com began as a print brokerage firm in 1994 under the moniker: Vyne Arts, a subdivision of Blue IMAGE. A combination of two brothers and their wives. We did some graphic design using Photoshop and Illustrator, but mostly we were brokers for thermographed (raised printing) Business Card and Letterheads / Envelopes. (See 1983 Newspaper photo here about Adam’s early tech interests at age 10.)
We started on the 2nd floor of an old house in Lexington, OH converted into two apartments (upper and lower), eventually moving to the first floor (foreshadowing what was to come at the next location on E Main St.?)
Top Floor, one room store.
First floor, three rooms (main room & front door pictured).
We changed/registered our name to Digital Dream to represent our diverse product offering.
During our downtime, we sold new and used CD’s, DVD’s, Laserdiscs, digital home audio equipment including new DISH satellite receivers, and electronics, typically Pioneer brand.
As the 2000’s began (surviving Y2K), we introduced computer consulting and training into our digital services portfolio. Since 2001, we also offer businesses & individuals an “equipment liquidation” service by helping them list their unwanted items of value on various internet auction and retail sites. (Front and Back of business card shown to left).
In January 2004, we purchased a computer aided plotter/cutter for making vinyl signs and lettering. We also purchased a heat press for making custom impressions on T-Shirts.
Who knows what this “hobby gone crazy” will lead to next,
but we are sure it will involve digital technology in one way or another!