Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

While I was in Bangalore, I had a chance to visit the office & production facility of one of my favorite companies in India currently : Canvera. Dhiraj & Peeyush gave me a tour of the place and while Canvera is strict with its customers’ privacy [ Dhiraj mentioned no images with photos from albums would be allowed ], they were gracious enough to let me make photographs of some of the processes. Of course, I showed each image to Dhiraj to get his approval. If he said, no, I deleted it. Very pleased to know they take privacy issues this seriously.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

The color calibration machine on the left.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

The Canvera value statement above.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

The two printing machines.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Sometimes the prints have issues and there’s a section dedicated to that. Canvera requires it’s workers to wear hair caps to prevent the problem of hair or other material getting trapped in the lamination.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

The machine with a face on the left is the one that makes my favorite flushmount albums! I’ve blogged about them earlier here : one for my wedding photography studio portfolio and one for my commercial photography studio portfolio. Excellent stuff. Love at first sight.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Above : The “guillotine” or the cutting machine that gives the album pages the final finish on the edges.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Canvera album boxes on the left and the scrap heap on the right. The scrap is from all the sheets of printed waste that are rejected at the quality inspection [ there are four stages of quality inspection ]. No printed sheet of paper is allowed to leave the Canvera offices as it would be a breach of privacy for the photographer and for the client who was photographed. Imagine celebrity weddings and you know what I’m talking about.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

The leather section where leather-covered Canvera albums and boxes are hand-crafted.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Above : Dhiraj giving me a tour of their product called “Vivyo“, which enables photographers to set up their portfolio websites or client wedding album websites and even eCommerce websites to sell their prints. There are custom templates that are available and for a nominal amount you can also have the Canvera designers custom-build your website for you.

Bangalore city Day 08 Walls on Roads, Streets. Photography by professional Indian lifestyle photographer Naina Redhu of Naina.co

Dhiraj Kacker @dhirajkacker on the left and Peeyush Rai @peeyushrai on the right. They have lots of new things coming up for photographers in India and I am VERY EXCITEDLY looking forward to the launches. Although, now that I know about the plans, I just want them to hurry up!

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  1. hi Naina ….I work wid Canvera in Jaipur…Thanks For Sharing such lettered Info.

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