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KIS PhotoBookPro photo album maker

Ralf Jurrien
PMA 2010 Report
Monday 12th, March 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

The PhotoBookPro photo album creation system, introduced last fall at the photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, makes its U.S. debut at the Photo Marketing Association trade show here, where it is the centerpiece of the KIS Photo-Me Group exhibit booth. An open-architecture production system that works very well with the company’s “Generation 2 & 3” DKS minilabs and is powered by a variant of its My Creativ’ Album software, PhotoBookPro automatically scores, joins, folds and binds picture pages into quality photo books up to 12x8 inches in size. Our new PhotoBookPro simplifies and accelerates the on-site production of picture books, calendars, greeting cards and other photo-based keepsakes.

KIS PhotoBookPro

KIS Photo Book maker
“Anyone with My Creativ’ Album software - the retailer with a minilab, or a consumer at a networked kiosk or even at home on a PC - can design a 30-page, 5x7-inch photo book with soft or hard cover and have it assembled in about three minutes for a very affordable price.” The advantages of the PhotoBookPro are numerous, the company said. Compared to other options that usually take days, the entire process - from order and design to binding and delivery - is very fast, so consumers can shop or run errands while their photo book is being produced.

KIS photo album maker - Production
Photo products are produced on real photo paper, not inkjet images on paper stock. All of the background themes, layout templates, text and graphic treatments, editing and other digital embellishments found in My Creativ’ Album are available when using the PhotoBookPro, KIS Photo-Me said. Photo books, from 3.5x5 inches to 12x8 inches in size, can include up to 15 two-sided sheets displaying up to eight images per sheet - or up to 120 pictures, the company said. They are produced automatically, while other available offerings, such as calendars and greeting cards, are created in a non-cumbersome semi-automatic production process.

KIS PhotoBookPro photo album maker - Availability
The PhotoBookPro is compact, requiring less than 5.5 square feet of space. With its open-architecture design, its helps increase the use and productivity of the DKS minilab or any other minilab being utilized, allowing retailers to get the most from their capital investment, KIS Photo-Me said. The PhotoBookPro is available for immediate delivery.

About Photo-Me International and KIS
Photo-Me International plc is a specialized digital imaging company focused on professional laboratories and end-consumer vending solutions. PMI has developed a unique range of digital professional processing laboratories - minilabs and central labs - and a suite of consumer vending digital imaging solutions. PMI’s minilabs have been developed through its KIS subsidiary in Grenoble, France. A worldwide enterprise with headquarters in the United Kingdom, the company operates subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, Japan and China. KIS manufactures and markets award-winning DKS minilabs, as well as innovative digital photo kiosks, photo booths and other equipment for retail photo businesses.

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The PMA show, or Photo Marketing Association, continues its yearly tradition of maintaining a network of photo imaging as well as the experience and know-how of the industry. The PMA represents 20,000 members from over 100 countries, who are all active within the imaging industry. As a reflection of the changes in the market, the PMA organization has also changed and has become more diverse. Nowadays, the member group consists of representatives coming from photo retail, manufacturers, commercial photo labs, professional sports and news photography, in addition to small album print suppliers and photo processing centers. The PMA 2012 Trade show focuses on an industry which is heavily affected by the unstable situation of the global financial economy. However, whether the latter will also stand in the way of the innovation and product introductions, remains to be revealed by the PMA International Convention & Trade Show in Anaheim Convention Center (California, US).