Just before the holidays it´s a crazy time for us – hundreds of customers calling and mailing regarding their precious gifts.
The printing plant in Germany producing our digitally printed „Pixopolis“ books and calendars for the consumer market is doing a splendid job working in three shifts!
A short statement from the fair in Stockholm where we emphasized on reaching the professional photographer. Success!
We had visitors in our booth all the time and everyone appreciated the idea of designing books in a bigger square format without being locked to one or two manufacturers.
We where able to display a wide variety of very different books from our partners and got very positive feedback.
One of the manufacturers -Markus Schmuck- booked a flight from Munich to personally hand over the Benny Ottosson edition book to Benny.
Markus was sharing his valuable experience as a manufacturer of high end photobooks with us and our customers for the next two days.
In January we will start working on implementing the manufacturers we team up with so that the photographers using Spreadbook can order their books directly within the application.
Kjell Post is working hard to make it super-easy to resize the „standard album“ to the exact specifications of the different manufacturers and we will benefit from his experience when we built a similar function into spreadbook.
I highly recommend Kjells book-designer which is based on smart-objects to all of you who are struggling with designing books for your customers.
Have a look at this powerful, time saving and smart Photoshop plugin. You will become more productive and design misses are easy to avoid!
To sum it up… I am very happy with the progress we made in 2010 and surely the year 2011 will be exiting.