Express Imaging Systems, LLC (EIS) manufacturer of the award winning Europa family of high speed digital printers, announces the Express Photobook Mini System, a combination of the new Express Mini Photobook Maker with an Europa printer. The Express Photobook Mini System produces up to thirty silver halide “mini” photobooks per hour.
The Express Mini Photobook Maker is a fully automatic assembly machine that uses an adhesive substrate and does not require specialized ventilation. In an arrangement made with Astech SNC, the manufacturer of the Mini Photobook Maker, EIS will be the exclusive North American sales representative, while PhotoIntel Group, UK will oversee the European market.
The robotic Mini Photobook Maker retrieves prints from a collated stack, folds each print and adheres it to the back of the previous print or cover until the entire book has been assembled. The Express Mini Photobook Maker uses compressed air. Pair the Express Mini Photobook Maker with the 10,000 pph Europa 10 to produce 5 x 7 HD Print (450 ppi) albums, or with the Europa Photosix to produce albums ranging from 5 x 7 to 6 x 8 inch.
“This is a great system for a photo lab looking to create a unique and profitable photobook product,” says Keith Miller, President and CEO of EIS. “Smaller than the typical wedding album format sold by pro photographers, or the emerging coffee table books, the Express Minibook is a durable, heirloom quality silver halide product that anyone can design with a recommended price point low enough to allow for multiple and repeat orders.”
The Express Photobook Mini System includes book creation software, lab workflow software, and image enhancement if desired. The Europa family of high speed digital printers were designed with an open architecture making them simple to integrate into most pre-existing workflows, including PfDF. Evolving from the easy integration of the Europa into the Agfa dWS, EIS recently released eGate an XML based digital fulfillment workflow system.
Interested parties are invited to visit booth C256 at PMA, Las Vegas, January 31 through February 2, 2008.
About Express Imaging Systems
Express Imaging Systems enjoys a reputation as a manufacturer of innovative high speed digital printers, digital film scanners and software for photofinishing operations. Our 150 years of collective experience in photofinishing provides reliable throughput and un-paralleled image quality.