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shopchrisandmary.com is one of the most informative printer blogs still online today.

It was first founded by Chris & Mary. They met in April 2015. They were each pulled by friends out to dinner. They sat across from one other, started a witty banter, and spent the next 270 days together. So they started shopcrisandmary.com as a place for them to showcase some creative products. That includes printed cards, colorful papers, screen printing clothing, stationery & office products, crafts items, ceramic and candles, etc. In February 2021, shopchrisandmary.com changed its strategy! We now want to add more value for our users, keeping them up to date through gathering the latest valuable and useful information that benefits our readers. We come with more depth and details information after doing intensive research.

You will find everything you need to know about printers and printing. We include not only printer reviews but printer guides, how-to’s, general articles, and even printer troubleshoot. If you are looking for a great new printer or accessories, you’ll find valuable information on this website!

When our readers are benefited from our blog, we believe our effort becomes worthy.

Most Ink Efficient Inkjet Printers with Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Most Ink Efficient Inkjet Printers with Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

You have the most ink efficient inkjet printers and you save money over several years – it really is as simple as that. While you may be tempted by a $40, you should know that the ink costs could be as much as four times higher than the printers that come... [read more]

Best Eco Solvent Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Best Eco Solvent Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Solvent ink printers produce beautiful photos and colorful pictures that catch our eye. However, this beauty comes at a cost. The chemicals involved with solvent printing, like toluene and toxic cyclohexane, are dangerously injurious to our health. These ... [read more]

Best Plotter Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Best Plotter Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Plotters are best known for their superior quality imaging and highly sophisticated detailing in drawings. This makes them the ultimate choice for architects and engineers who use them for publishing architectural designs, maps, and engineering designs. W... [read more]

Best Color Laser Printer For Photos: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Best Color Laser Printer For Photos: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Whether it is at home or in the office, an outstanding printer always comes in handy. If you are looking to cut down the time and cost of printing, laser printers are superior in producing a larger number of prints in less time. Additionally, color laser ... [read more]

Best Color Laser Printer for Mac: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Best Color Laser Printer for Mac: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Macs are a popular choice with professionals and businesses. Why? It’s because the number of applications they run is far more than PC, the security of the Mac is considered far superior, and the overall life of a Mac is generally longer, especially in te... [read more]

Best Book Scanners: Reviews, Buying Guide, and FAQs 2022

Best Book Scanners: Reviews, Buying Guide, and FAQs 2022

E-books are increasingly popular nowadays thanks to the many tech gadgets that make them so. A poll to show whether or not people prefer eBooks to real paperback books would probably see a wider audience go for... [read more]

Best 8x10 Photo Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Best 8x10 Photo Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and FAQs 2022

Today we’re looking at the best 8 x 10 photo printer so that you photo enthusiasts can get the best value for money while ensuring a quality photo print. We’ll be taking a close look and passing judgment on three printers, each with varying attributes, so... [read more]

Best 13x19 Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and Faqs 2022

Best 13x19 Printer: Reviews, Buying Guide and Faqs 2022

Not everyone is working with standard-sized pages, and those who work supersized need a printer that can handle all that extra surface area. Whether you need a wide format printer for simple line drawing or something created through intense labor with no ... [read more]

How to Print Double Sided on Mac

How to Print Double Sided on Mac

Do you print a lot of documents? If you're like me, you probably want to save on paper and ink. That's why printing double-sided is so popular - it cuts your paper use in half! But what if you don't have a prin... [read more]

Best Printer For Wedding Invitations 2022 – Expert Buying Guide and FAQs

Best Printer For Wedding Invitations 2022 – Expert Buying Guide and FAQs

Planning for your big day? Thrilling it is, for sure. But the expenses for the grand affair quickly pile up, don’t they? While paying for a wedding can cost a fortune, cutting down on the smaller costs can save you valuable bucks. Besides, making your inv... [read more]

Where Were We in 2016?

As you can see, a lot has changed. Shopchrisandmary was one of the pioneers in the crafting industry. It covered arts, baby & kid’s items, books, candles, card & stationery, ceramics, clothing, furniture, home goods, jewelry, and much more.

Gift Guide: Some beautiful gift items for gents and ladies were featured in this section. The price range of those products was from under 50 to more. It was very popular back then.

Shops: The shop section covered most of the craft products we describe above from arts to cloth.

Events: One of the most amazing things was Chris and Marry arrange events. One of the events that held on Thursday, December 7th from 6-9 PM and it said:

Join us for our 2nd annual Handmade Holiday Party! Come meet local makers & designers from Lucy & Jo, Hanna. La Handmade, Avesha Michael, Denise Bell of 1/2 Full LA, and more! Shop their full collections while sipping some mulled wine and nibbling on treats. Ugly sweaters encouraged. Also, feel free to bring a Toys for Tots donation to spread some holiday cheer to a child in need. Ho Ho Hope to see you guys there!
XO,
C + M

Press coverage: It got the attention of many bloggers and craft enthusiasts. So they featured it on their website.

Product Submission: Anybody can submit their products in shopchrisandmary by following a strict guideline.

Submission guidelines were:

Thank you so much for your interest in being a part of our shop!   Our whole philosophy is built around community and the discovery of new brands that fit our mission of handmade, ethically sound, and sweatshop-free goods.

As you can imagine, we receive many submissions per week. We are very respectful of how personal this is for you and want to give your product its due consideration. Please follow these guidelines to submit your product or brand:

1.  We review submissions in bulk, twice a month.  Not on a case-by-case basis when submitted.  Depending on when you submit, it could be up to two weeks before you hear from us.

2.  We will notify you via email upon review with a yes, no, or not currently at this time.  While we understand your excitement in receiving your response, please do not contact us following your submission.  If you do, this will, unfortunately, result in a firm “no.”

3.  You must be able to provide high-quality lifestyle and product photos for marketing and sales purposes.  You must also have a current website, Instagram, Facebook, or Etsy.

4.  If you are submitting a jewelry line, please note that we offer a consignment agreement only for jewelry, at a 50/50 split, paid monthly.  

Thank you so much for following our guidelines.  We can’t wait to see your brand!

Old Contact Address:

The old contact address was right across the street from Virginia Ave. Park.  There was an amazing Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 9 am-1 pm.  Lo/Cal Coffee Shop is just a few shops down and Lazy Daisy & Whole Foods 365 are on the corner!   

Old Address:2204 1/2 Pico Blvd.Santa Monica, CA 90405 

If you’d like to send us a message, feel free to do so below or email us.

 XO, C+M

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