19 February 2009

How to give personal memories as a Mother's Day Present 

Photo presents like photo books and canvas prints are popular for preserving personal memories in style. At popular occasions like Mother's Day or a birthday photo gifts are a present as personal as the relationship.

London. 19 February 2009. Mother's Day is a day honoring mothers, celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent (three weeks before Easter Sunday). Mothering Sunday is believed to have originated from the 16th century Christian practice of visiting one's mother church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day. Most historians believe that young apprentices and young women in servitude were released by their masters that weekend in order to visit their families. As a result of secularisation, it is now principally used to show appreciation to one's mother, although it is still recognised in the historical sense by some churches, with attention paid to Mary the mother of Jesus Christ as well as the traditional concept 'Mother Church'.

In the United States, Mother's Day was inspired by the British day after the American Civil War. However, it was intended by social activists as a call to unite women against war in a Mother's Day for Peace. From there it took only very few years to turn Mother's Day into one of the commercially most important events of the year and to spread around the world the idea of giving presents as a sign of attention and respect to one's mother. The ideal mother's day gift should be as personal as the relationship. Photo memory gifts often combine the useful or pleasant with personalisation. The online digital photo service Printing-1 drops the delivery charge in time for Mother's day for its photo book and photo canvas printing service. Photo book and canvas print orders placed between the 2nd and 15th of March will be free of delivery and processing charges, saving £4.90 per order.

The Printing-1 Photobook Software for Windows PC and Apple MacOS

According to Printing-1 during the photobook software development special emphasis was laid on flexibility and user comfort. The page numbering style can be chosen for each individual page. Instead of a limiting automatic layout assistant the application provides templates to position images precisely easily. Printing-1 also offers silk matt and glossy paper and its software allows switching between different types of binding and book formats at any time during the design process.

Not only printed photo albums but also online photo sharing

Individual photobooks can be saved online as projects. Before placing a print order, the photo book layout file is uploaded to Printing-1 first. There the photo book can be shared free of charge with friends and family before ordering prints; which is particularly practical when after a party or family event others pay for their own copy. Sending printed memory books directly to friends and family abroad (Europe or the USA) also makes a very personal gift and saves postage.

Flexible and convenient

Printing-1 offers a Windows and Mac OS compatible, online photo service, which can be used with photos from any digital camera or camera phone. Printing-1 specialises in photo books and photo canvas printing only.  The digital photo service Printing-1 delivers in the UK and most European countries as well as the USA within two weeks of ordering online. Photo books professionally printed from own digital photographs are on their way to replace the traditional photo album. Apart from the Pocket and the Maxi format Printing-1 is offering three further intermediate sizes.

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Printing-1 UK – http://www.printing-1.co.uk

Printing-1 Deutschland – http://www.printing-1.de

Printing-1 France - http://www.printing-1.fr

Printing-1 España - http://www.printing-1.es

Printing-1 Italia - http://www.printing-1.it

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Printing-1 Background

Printing-1 started in October 2006 in Cambridge as a British-German joint-venture. The Internet-Service is specialising in high quality, modern photo print products like photo books and photo canvas.

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International IT Marketing Limited,

Catalina Martinez, Head of Communication, printing-1

London, UK

Email: pr (at) printing-1.com

Tel. +44 (0)20 7617 7469

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13 February 2009

Multi-touch comes to photo services 

Internet specialist ECCE TERRAM exhibits ground breaking innovative software solutions at PMA in Las Vegas – Booth # Q176-4

San Francisco, CA and Oldenburg, Germany. February 13, 2009. - ECCE TERRAM – the innovator and provider of solutions for the digital photo market – will be showcasing its expanded software solution for photo laboratories in the area of ordering programs at the PMA 2009; Along with the 2.0 version of the “iPhone Photo Order Client,” the first Offline Client solution for PC with multi-touch capability is being presented among other things. The company thus again raises the claim of presenting technically sophisticated and innovative solutions.

In many laboratories, online photo orders in which digital images are printed on traditional photographic paper exceeded the volume of analogue photos in 2008. Digital image processing continues to be a vigorously growing industry. Numbers from the 2008 Holiday Season retail trade in many places show that the economic crisis ihas n no way dampened the pleasure provided by digital images. Consumers’ desire for unique moments or very personal photo gifts remains strong. Very few software developers have the experience and knowledge to create a complete solution – from consumer to production, for wholesale laboratories and photo services in the online and in-store market. ECCE TERRAM’s experience uniquely serves these end to end requirements.

The Internet specialist ECCE TERRAM is presenting the new versions of its components at the PMA, the the US photo imaging association's international exhibition in Las Vegas on March 3-5, 2009.

Consistently further developing what is tried and tested: iPhone2home 2.0

In February 2008 at PMA 2008, ECCE TERRAM present the first software solution to allow photo products to be ordered from the iPhone. Version 2.0, available in March, 2009, will expand user guidance in several ways. In particular, the order transmission efficiency was optimized through the introduction of the “TRONProxy.” With a protocol optimized to mobile radio, the orders for postcards or mini-photo books (10x15 cm) are conveyed to the “Photo2lab middleware.” Likewise, the iPhone 3G is now supported with its firmware version 2.2. The iPhone2home 2.0 Client is supported by all official iPhone versions and is provided by ECCE TERRAM to photo labs to broaden their range of order method options.


Get in touch with your customers”

With Version 4.6, ECCE TERRAM will present the latest version of its offline client., which includes support for new photo book products, for collages, photo gifts and other merchandise. Among other features, support for “multi-touch PCs” is also being introduced.

Multi touch has recently gained importance, as Microsoft Windows 7 introduces support for multi-touch; and many new PC systems, laptops and netbooks with multi-touch screens have been launched at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. Photo2lab solution's lead in innovation thus once again proves to be confirmed, because since autumn 2008 there has been work on multi-touch support, e.g., for the creation of photo books. The first version is now also being presented at the PMA conference and show on March 3-5, 2009.


More intuitive interface = greater success

The advantage of multi-touch lies in a simpler and more intuitive interface for the end user, leading to a higher rate of succesfully completed orders for photo labs. With iPhone and the Offline Clients, ECCE TERRAM offers the first applications under the logo of “Get in touch with your customer” which will be supplemented in 2009 by a kiosk system with multi-touch capability.

For questions regarding the products presented at the PMA, please visit us at Booth #Q176-4 or contact at 1-408 807-0917.

About Photolab

The Photo2Lab Software Suite offers a complete solution, from ordering to processing in wholesale laboratories. Software applications for Windows, Mac and Linux, Web applications, applications for CD processing or the iPhone are part of what is included. The modern protocol for the connection – TRON – is freely available and is supported by various third-party manufacturers. Among other things, they provide solutions for set-top boxes or kiosk terminals. Along with straight processing of orders, aspects such as payments, promotions and possibilities of adaptation for affiliates and partners are also taken into consideration within the framework of a white brand solution. Products ranging from the image print to genuine photo books can be handled and it thus offers a unique flexibility and openness with the aim of reducing costs and reaching new target groups for the customers of the solution.

In 2008, orders with over 180 million digital photos, 120,000 photo books and 200,000 photo calendars were processed via Photo2lab installations.


ECCE TERRAM was founded in 1996 by Frank Simon. It is specialized in solutions in the area of e-commerce for the photo industry, laboratory control, e-payment and content management. ECCE TERRAM is exhibiting at the PMA 2009 in booth Q176-4 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from the 3rd through the 5th of March 2009.



Frank Simon

An der grossen Wisch 36

26133 Oldenburg


Ph. +49 441 500 120

Fax. +49 441 500 1229


Bill Ezell

425 Market St, Suite 2200

San Francisco, CA 94105

United States

Ph. +1 408 807 0917

Fax. +1 415 397 6309

Press Contact:

IITM is a specialist agency and will be delighted to arrange interviews. IITM will be pleased to provide an image, NFR versions for review and background information.

International IT Marketing Limited

Catalina Martínez

Email: pr (at) IITM.info

Tel. +1 202-470-3242

International IT Marketing is the multi lingual international communications agency for (examples):

FotoInsight UK –Digital photo printing, canvas and poster printing, photobooks, photo gifts

Italia -Stampa foto digitali online,album fotografici, foto regali, calendario, libri fotografici

FotoInsight France - Tirage de cadeaux photo, calendrier, poster, livre photos

The National Geographic Guide to Digital Photography by greenstreet software

printing-1 design photo books, photo album print, Mac photobook software

printing-1 Fotobücher designen, Fotoalbum druck, Mac Fotobuch software

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