ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Jondo-USA, the market leader in high-quality personalized photo and décor products, today launched its new SnapBox™ (www.snapboxprints.com) family of framed prints and its EZWay™ software platform, making it easy and affordable for consumers to create and order high-quality framed prints instantly from their smartphone and digital camera photos. SnapBox products will be available for pick-up and pay at 12,000 retail locations, including CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Bartell Drugs, with free shipping to those locations.
With SnapBox, smartphone users for the first time can quickly transform their on-the-go photos into museum-quality works of art for their homes and offices or share memorable gifts with friends and family. With the fast-growing adoption of smartphones, consumers are capturing billions of spontaneous photos and now they can go one step further by instantly creating and ordering personalized photo décor using those images. SnapBox framed prints start at less than $10 for a 5x5 or 5x7 print on stretched gallery-wrapped canvas. The new EZWay ordering service can be used with any iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone, or from any connected PC, tablet or camera.
"Our twenty-five year background in fine art reproductions for galleries and publishers is now available to smartphone users who want the same high quality for their own photo artwork in their homes and offices. The SnapBox print is a true photo giclée museum-quality wrapped print," said John Doe, CEO of Jondo. "With the broad use of smartphones and Instagram today, we are empowering these mobile users to quickly and easily transform their life moments into stunning works of art and enabling them to create personalized galleries or themes of images in their homes."
SnapBox framed prints for smartphone photos will be available for ordering on October 16, 2012. Consumers will have the choice of multiple sizes at special 2012 holiday prices ranging from $9.79 to $24.49. The sizes include a 5x5, 5x7, 8x10, 10x13, 9x9, with the 5x5 and 9x9 square SnapBox prints ideal for Instagram photos. The personalized SnapBox framed prints can be shipped to home, sent as a gift, or, coming in early November, the option to pick up and pay for SnapBox prints at 12,000 participating retail locations.
SnapBox framed prints optimize smartphone photos for the best quality image. Delivering the highest quality framed prints, SnapBox uses Jondo's state-of-the-art 'droplet on demand' archival pigmented ink, capable of reproducing more than 36 million unique possible colors. All images are printed on stretched canvas -- a high-quality poly cotton blend made exclusively for Jondo. The finished product has a perfect gloss finish that protects against moisture, harmful UV rays, and fading. The stretched canvas print is complete with a 100% kiln-dried wood frame, made from certified renewable forests in Argentina, with a black enamel finish and is ready for desktop or wall display.
To order a SnapBox framed print, consumers simply email their selected photo to email@example.com. A response email arrives in minutes allowing consumers to preview their SnapBox photo, select and order different sizes. Customers can opt to pay right then for the mail to home option, or select free delivery to pick-up and pay at one of its participating retail locations, available in early November.
SnapBox framed print orders are completed and delivered in a few days from one of Jondo's state-of-the-art production facilities in Anaheim, Seattle or Albany, NY.
With decades of experience in fine art reproduction, proprietary digital workflow, and ongoing investments in lean manufacturing practices, Jondo-USA is a market leader in providing both superior product quality and exceptional price value. Jondo began in 1989 as Harvest Productions, utilizing state of the art IRIS technology to reproduce artists' watercolor paintings. The business grew, based on innovations in print technology, and the company is recognized as an early developer of high resolution input, edit, and output workflows. Jondo-USA is extending its product offerings to consumers with the goal of enhancing the consumer experience through unique and affordable photo décor products, easy online access, and quick regional manufacturing/fulfillment centers.