31 March 2020
Your photo book print orders during the Corona pandemic
The FotoInsight team wishes all customers and contacts good health and defences to get through the current epidemic.
We would like to inform you that we are still here for you. Designing your photo book now – perhaps to remember the good times or the last holidays – can provide a positive distraction and a little ray of hope. Design your photo products as usual and we will deliver your prints by post.
In light of the CoVid-19 pandemic, extensive measures have been taken in the printing plants to protect all employees in the best possible way and to maintain health and the availability of our photo print products. Even while shops are closed, all photo products can still be ordered from http://FotoInsight.co.uk (UK) and http://fotoinsight.ie/ (Ireland). The delivery takes place as usual directly to your home. Order now for delivery before Easter.
FotoInsight wishes you the best possible Passover and Easter holidays.
Your FotoInsight team
Labels: Corona, CoVid-19, photo book, photo printing, photobooks
posted by Geruman @ 3:34 pm
02 October 2019
Selected Christmas Gift Ideas – Which are Truly Unique
has become the feast of the gift trinity: Give, Take, Return
during Advent the smell of cinnamon cookies reaches our nose, it
becomes clear that it is time to think about Christmas presents.
Giving is a way of expressing love, compassion and appreciation.
Giving also makes a statement like "I love you" or
"I am thinking of you".
time instead of money
find a good gift
says the sociologist Dr. Holger Schwaiger (Erlangen and Aberdeen),
have to empathise with the other, and to feel their feelings and
needs by constantly fine-tuning your understanding of the other’s
personality. To perceive these signals, you usually have a full
year’s time. If you do, you can forgo the lazy option of giving
The style consultant Ann Green adds, "with
a well-chosen gift, the recipient won’t think about the price.
makes a bad present
we buy gifts, we remove the price tag, to make it clear, that
friendship has no price. Gifts of money are the opposite,” so
the sociologist Schwaiger, because “they
social relationship an economic value.”
|Photo Calendars are a popular gift at Christmas|
you have spent time with a person, you may want to preserve the
memories of common experiences in a photo gift. With pictures of
celebrations, holidays and other special events, you can make
beautiful, personal photo books, photo calendars or Advent
- ideal gift ideas to celebrate the most cherished moments of the
you have at least twelve images that you want to show throughout the
course of a year, a wall calendar is a great option and can be
created easily in just a few steps. You will find more hints &
tips in the article Create
a wall calendar.
Advent, there are photo Advent calendars with own pictures and
optionally filled with chocolate from Ferrero® or kinder® or
– sugar free – with 24 pictures. In addition, some online
services print "craft
photo advent calendars for self-filling"
with your individual image.
you have more pictures - for example of a joint trip - it’s a good
starting point to create a holiday photo
to give as a present. The article "My
holiday photo album - how to start?"
provides practical tips and examples to help your photo book project
succeed and to bring joy for many years to come.
photo gift is the opposite of a money gift.
achieved pictures deserve a special place at home, for example as a
large format print. Such enlargements work particularly well as a
photo canvas print, a gallery poster or a multi-panel. The CEWE®
and wall-art range expanded again this year, with the addition of the
innovative Hexxas® system. Hexxas®
are hexagonal photo tiles (18 x 15.6 cm or 27 x 23.4 cm in size) that
can be arranged flexibly due to their magnetic suspension system.
gifts to unwrap, touch and see
managed web shops from A like Amazon®
through F like FotoInsight®
to Z like Zara®
offer - at a supplement - a gift wrapping service. This ensures that
the unwrapping helps to create a positive surprise. Only things that
can be touched and felt are real presents!
at your fingertips: Art Prints "Square"
Instagram-friendly trend of the year are square prints, bringing the
colourful world of digitally recorded experiences into your home.
They can be enhanced with frames and effects. As a box set, the
square prints (with a 5 inch side length) are a great gift idea.
Prints "Retro" - reminding former Polaroids®
prints are sets of quality prints on solid 300 g/m² paper in size
5”x4” (10.2 x 12.7 cm). Retro prints can be edited and decorated
with frames and filters. In keeping with the vintage style of former
the print area is 9x9 cm (3 ½” square) in size and has a
high-quality layer-effect vanish. As a set of 16, 24 or 32 prints in
a pretty storage box, the Retro prints make a joyful surprise.
own picture as a fine art print
prints from own photographs make a very personal present. In its Art
Prints range, FotoInsight offers high-quality prints on matt fine art
paper in the sizes 13x18, 20x20 and 20x30 cm (approx. A4), starting
from just £5.
picture pairs game with your own pictures: the Photo Memo®
the Christmas spice
mentioned earlier, the aroma of cinnamon is part of the Christmas
season, just like the Christmas tree, candle light and gifts.
invigorates the senses and stimulates our well-being, especially
during the dark winter days. Cinnamon has a positive effect on the
blood sugar level and can help to reduce belly fat and obesity. Since
most households do not own a cinnamon grater, cinnamon is sold mostly
in powder form. When ground, the Cinnamon
quickly loses many of its essential oils, its stimulating effect and
part of its aroma. Maybe Christmas
is a good opportunity to give a special cinnamon grater, so cinnamon
can always be freshly grated to match the quality of rolled Ceylon
cinnamon sticks. Cinnamon
are available from Cinnamon
as a grater starter set, which includes one rod of Saigon and Ceylon
cinnamon each from just £25 or €30. For more information on Cinnamon graters: https://iitm.be/CinnamonGrater
well-being and friendship come to the fore, the expectations for
gifts change. A list of Christmas gift ideas from various online
providers are published in the article "Christmas
gift? practical, useful and personal"
by the style consultant Ann Green.
Labels: Advent Calendars, Ceylon, Christmas, Cinnamon Cinnamon grater, Cinnamon Hill, gift idea, Money Gift, photo book, Photo calendar, photo gift, photobooks, Polaroids, Square Prints
posted by Geruman @ 11:27 am
10 October 2018
Ferrero® and kinder® chocolate Advent calendars with own photographs
FotoInsight® now offers the popular photo Advent calendars in portrait format, too, as most mobile phone pictures are taken in portrait format. The photo Advent calendar is the ideal place for the year’s most beautiful photographic memories and a perfect gift.
The creative Advent calendar idea
UK retailers stock many different and ever more expensive Advent calendars on a variety of topics, like chocolate, spices, beauty products or sex toys. But why should one spend so much money for an uninspired, off-the-shelf Advent calendar, if designing a truly personal Advent calendar at a similar or lower cost is easy?
The pre-Christmas period is ideal for a review of the passing year. With FotoInsight's photo calendars for Advent, personal memories and experiences can be celebrated. The templates available online give the calendars a festive look. One can hardly prepare a greater joy.
Photo calendars and Advent calendars from FotoInsight®
Ferrero® Photo Advent Calendars from £19.99 / €24,99 with a selection of chocolates Ferrero Küsschen®, Ferrero Rocher® and Raffaello® in sizes A4 and XXL in portrait or landscape format.
kinder® Photo Advent Calendars from £18.99 / €19.99, with chocolate surprises kinder chocolate®, kinder Country®, kinder Bueno® and kinder chocolate Bons® in sizes A4 and XXL in portrait or landscape format.
Self-filling photo Advent calendars in XXL size 48 × 36 × 3.5 cm, in portrait or landscape format.
Chocolate Advent calendar with own photograph in landscape format, from £9.99 / €12,99.
Chocolate Free Photo Advent Calendar from £7.49 / €8,99, with 25 landscape images in sizes A4 (35 x 24 cm) and A3 (42 x 29.7 cm) in portrait or landscape format.
Labels: Ferrero Photo Advent Calendars, kinder Advent Calendar, own pictures, photo Advent Calendars, print, self-filling photo Advent calendars, with photo
posted by Geruman @ 4:07 pm
28 October 2017
FYO photo Advent calendar with truly personal treats for a loved one
More filler ideas - than just chocolate - for your loved one’s
calendars help to embellish the run-up time to Christmas. The Advent
calendar has changed dramatically in its 500-year history: for some
years now, the online photo service FotoInsight has been printing
bespoke Advent calendars with customer’s own pictures. Previously,
service has offered customers to personalise their calendars with
images and graphic design, but not with chocolates. FotoInsight is
changing that now:
The Advent Calendar to be filled with 24 individual surprises
For those who want to personally fill their
photo Advent calendar, FotoInsight now offers the option to upload
the desired picture and print a photo Advent calendar for
self-stocking. The custom printed Advent photo calendar contains a
tray, which which can be taken out from one side for filling. Of
course, the tray fits not only chocolates, but many little personal
treats, to really cheer-up the recipient.
Filler ideas for a personal Advent calendar
An Advent calendar personalised with a
photograph is an even bigger surprise when it is filled with truly
personal treats. FotoInsight's new photo Advent calendar for
self-stocking offers 24 nests, each 3.5 cm deep, for creative
surprises such as vouchers for a meal, breakfast in bed, or tokens
for time, experiences and surprises. Skin care cream and perfume
samples or jewellery fit into the box, as well as some hobby
accessories, toys or collectibles. Free concert, theatre or movie
tickets can cheer-up the recipient just as well as jokes and puzzles.
A photograph uploaded by the user can be
made to feel more Christmassy with the optional design templates!
FotoInsight then prints the picture in brilliant colours and with a
silk matte finish on the front of the Advent calendar. The result is
a decorative eye-catcher, providing fitting decoration for the
festive season and shortening the wait for the Christmas holidays,
door for door, with 24 personally selected treats.
Photo and Advent calendars from
Aside from the photo
for self-filling, FotoInsight offers a number of high-quality photo
Advent calendars, for example:
Ferrero® Photo Advent Calendar from
£19.99, with a selection of chocolates Ferrero® Küsschen®,
Ferrero Rocher® and Raffaello® in sizes A4 and XXL.
Photo Advent Calendar
from £18.99, with chocolate surprises kinder® chocolate®, kinder
Country®, kinder Bueno® and kinder chocolate Bons® in sizes A4
Chocolate Advent calendar from £9.99.
Chocolate Free Photo
from £7.49, with 25 landscape images in sizes A4 (35 x 24 cm) and
A3 (42 x 29.7 cm).
FotoInsight Ltd was founded in Cambridge in
2003. The online photo printing service offers an extensive array of
photo and canvas print products as well as photo gifts and
books and photo
Labels: ideas, make Advent calendar, photo Advent calendar, Photo calendar, self-filling, stockings
posted by Geruman @ 5:19 pm
07 January 2016
Home Decoration Takes a new Dimension Online
The resolution of digital cameras is rising constantly. Many digital photographs could impress at home or in an office meeting room, when printed as a laminated poster or a stretched canvas in a floating frame. With the right image it makes a worthy present
FotoInsight, a specialist serving amateur and professional photographers alike, prints canvases in different sizes from 20x30 cm
/ 12”x8” (minimum resolution 800 x 1100 pixel) to 60x80 cm / 32”x24” (2500 x 3300 pixel recommended). FotoInsight states that it uses man made optimised fibres and fade-resistant "archival" inks to guarantee longevity and brilliant colours. The hi-tech inks penetrate deep into the fabric and can therefore be printed and mounted over the edges of the wooden frame. Standardised sizes allow a largely automatic production process. According to FotoInsight this ensures constant quality and long durability at lower prices for the first time
NEW: Laminated and framed poster prints
While a photo canvas print
will be stretched over a wooden frame, FotoInsight can also mount posters onto a "Deco-block“, specially made to hang the laminated and framed posters straight onto a wall. The so called Deco-block was originally developed to hang art prints. It simulates the wood frame used to stretch a canvas. FotoInsight laminates the poster prints onto the block and then seales the surface with a layer of matt UV-protection vanish. The sealed surface warrants a much improved humidity and UV-resistance. The website provides a preview of the poster
to help choose among a range of Nielsen wood frames.
Collage Poster Tool
With the new version of software its “Designer” FotoInsight provides tools to create collage posters. For a collage up to 98 images can be layered to form a single poster print, which optionally can come laminated and framed.
Framed poster and canvas prints
elevate holiday snaps to impressive works of printed art
. The fine structure of a canvas lends an artistic impression and adds depth when stretched over a 1/2“ deep frame. Large, framed photo prints
become a unique pieces of art and are an ideal present, most appropriate to decorate a home or an imposing office space. Photo canvas printing
is also well suited for digital art created with image editing software tools and filters. FotoInsight's Managing Director Klaas Brumann states: "The traditional canvas print has received a completely new importance. At FotoInsight we offer the high print quality for impressive prints.
“ Unlike a poster behind a glass frame a canvas print, with its fine structure looks thorough and avoids reflections. "Quality is our priority. All materials we use are subject to extensive testing and are guaranteed by their manufacturers to last 100 years. This guarantee extends to poster printing on real photographic paper as well as to the canvas print", emphasises Dr. Rolf Hollander, CEO of FotoInsight's production partner and Europe's largest photo finisher.
Convenient and flexible
Ordering framed prints in FotoInsight's Deco Shop is as easy as with traditional photographic prints, poster or photo books. A clearly structured overview of formats and costs with their respective recommended resolution come together with a user friendly interface. FotoInsight’s Head of Communications states: “The mounted photo canvas is an ideal present. And the collage poster feature is a great addition for families.” The hi-tech production processes enable FotoInsight to provide the framed laminated poster prints from £17.99 (postage & packaging from £2.80) – prices well below of what used to be expected from framed prints, make it an ideal present.
Cambridge, CB4 1ZP, UK
Tel. +44 208 1449369
pr (at) fotoinsight.co.uk
Labels: canvas, deco block, decoration, digital art, floating frame, laminated poster, mounted canvas photo, photo printing
posted by Geruman @ 3:51 pm
06 November 2015
NEW: Photo Advent Calendar with delicious Ferrero chocolates
new photo Advent calendars stocked with premium Ferrero®
Collection or assorted kinder® chocolate, FotoInsight extends its
market leading range of individually printed photo Advent calendars.
Going back to 19th century customs of counting out
the days leading up to Christmas,
Advent calendars, particularly for children, started to appear in the
early 20th century. Traditionally, Advent calendars were made and
filled at home, nowadays many families use supermarket Advent
calendars with commercial pictures, often displaying children’s
film characters. FotoInsight’s calendar offering is totally
different, their Advent
calendars are unique in combining professional
photo print and premium Continental chocolate and fondant.
your own, unique kinder® or Raffaello® Advent calendar,
without glue or scissors
who do not want to feed their loved once commercial Advent calendars
off the shelf and would rather like to create or design an Advent
calendar with a photograph to remember the best moments of the year,
will find help at FotoInsight. At this online photo print service one
can get own pictures printed onto a real chocolate filled Advent
calendar. The Advent
calendar begins on the first of December. Its 24 little doors
conceal Continental premium chocolates from Ferrero. With a nice
picture for friends or family, it is easy to create an absolutely
unique photo calendar for advent this year.
Advent Calendar web page
about the new photo Advent calendar with Ferrero quality chocolates
special person, deserves a special Advent calendar. The glittering
assortment of Ferrero’s Continental chocolate assortment is
ideal, with three deliciously different, layered delights - something
for everyone to enjoy.
£19.99 +p&p (UK) / €24.99 +p&p (Ireland)
30.5 x 2.1 x 3.5 cm
time: Six working days.
about the photo Advent calendar with kinder® friends chocolate
November FotoInsight is offering a personalised
kinder® chocolate advent calendar with a personal photo
onprint. A picture uploaded over the website is printed on the large
surface of this new, seasonal photo
calendar. 24 little doors conceal assorted kinder chocolate®, kinder Country®, kinder Bueno® and kinder Choco
is perfect as a little treat or snack! Ferrero takes great care in
making sure that only the highest quality
ingredients make it into their products.
£14.99 +p&p (UK) / €17.99 +p&p (Ireland)
23.5 x 180 x 3.1 cm
time: Six working days.
Ltd was founded in Cambridge twelve years ago and runs an easy to use
photo processing service for Windows, Mac OS and Linux users. It
offers an extensive array of award-winning photographic print and
photo gifts as well as photobooks,
and photos printed on canvas. Prints ordered through FotoInsight are
developed at five state-of-the-art photo labs in four countries. The
online photo service has grown year on year faster than the photo
processing industry and has expanded its services in seven European
languages in thirty-two countries.
Labels: bespoke, choco-bons, chocolate Advent calendars, Ferrero Rocher chocolate, kinder, personalized, photo Advent calendar, print, Raffaello Advent Calendars, with your own photo
posted by Geruman @ 6:53 pm
12 May 2015
Let's honour the modern father
Cambridge. 12 May 2015. - The modern day father comes in various forms. Today’s father is no longer always the traditional, married breadwinner and disciplinarian in the family. He may leave the house to go to work or work from home, he can be single or married; gay or straight; a biological, adoptive or step-parent; and a more than capable caregiver to children facing the physical or psychological challenges of growing up.
Well into the nineteenth century, fathers’ roles were primarily to serve as breadwinners and the conveyors of moral values and religious education to their offspring. However, with the advent of industrialisation and urbanisation and as factories emerged as major sources of employment, several generations of fathers became distanced from the household and their families.
Family patterns in the post-industrial society are changing again. With a large proportion of mothers
leaving home - many becoming the main breadwinner- the arrival of the Internet and distant working opportunities, many modern fathers' roles involve them much more in the home.
When celebrating fatherhood, it is time to remember that like any other member of the family, fathers too have their own interests and lives. Despite the changes in the male role, the contemporary debate recognizes men commonly as being competitive and with a greater need to ream. Even many modern
fathers follow sport events in a group of friends. What could the loving football fan enjoy more than his own 'World Cup ware'?
A personalised sport bottle
with own photographs and texts for the gym or a bike ride or a traditional one pint beer mug with photo
on-print are presents for Dads with a difference. Creating a unique supporter shirt, caps or a BBQ apron for a World-Cup-Party at home is fun. For the bread winner who leaves to his office a crystal pen holder
block with a laser engraved photograph will avoid having to leave the family totally back home.
The ideal modern father is the one who parents from his heart and models respect towards his children’s mother, who wears a photo apron
too and can be seen using a mop, a washing machine, or any home appliance that was taboo in past generations, one who thinks his responsibility as a father is more than bread-winning and disciplining, one who cares not just for the physical needs but bonds with his children and supports their emotional needs.
About FotoInsight Limited
FotoInsight Limited was founded in Cambridge in 2003 and runs an easy to use digital photo processing service for Windows, Mac OS and Linux users, offering an extensive array of award-winning photographic print and photo gifts as well as the photo books
, photo poster
and photo canvas printing
. Prints ordered through FotoInsight are developed at five state of the art photo labs in three countries. The online photo service has grown year on year faster than the photo processing industry and has expanded its services in seven European languages in 32 countries.
Labels: cap, Father's day, gift idea, photo mug, print, shirt, sports bottle, water flask
posted by Geruman @ 4:20 pm
22 April 2015
The photo lab that is fishing for Snap dollars
Another bite at Snapfish
‘District Photo’ is about to snap-up online photo storage to print site Snapfish from Hewlett-Packard for an undisclosed sum, reports the Financial Times under the headline “HP throws photo service Snapfish overboard”. Palo Alto, California based HP has been trying for some time to spin off its printing business from the rest for the hardware and service operations. As the news of the Snapfish deal broke, HP shares fell another one percent on the New York stock exchange. ‘District Photo Inc’ of Beltville is associated with Devon based ‘Harrier LLC’ with which it has been operating ‘Truprint’ and is serving the budget end of the British photo printing market.
For ‘District Photo Inc’, a 65 year old company, it’s another bite at Snapfish, which it originally acquired in late 2001, when District Photo was struggling to digest the transition from an analog film-developing lab to a digital lab. According to SiliconNews, HP had acquired Snapfish in 2005 for US$300 million.
Business Insider: After years of trying, HP sells Snapfish
It is worth remembering that HP has used its once deep pockets for acquisitions in the past. In 2011 HP paid a 79% premium to acquire ‘Autonomy Corporation plc’ of Cambridge for £7.4 billion. The Wall Street Journal reports that “H-P” last month agreed to buy ‘Aruba Networks Inc’ for US$2.7 billion.
HP Unhooks Snapfish
Sources familiar with the Snapfish the deal suggest that it covers staff and technology, but will bind ‘District Photo’ to HP printing equipment.
HP acquired Ness Ziona, Israel based ‘Indigo Digital Press’ in 2001 for just $680 million, which is now the dominant film and plate free j-i-t print process, popular with printers of photo books. ‘Indigo’ claims to have 4000 customers for its digital presses worldwide.
Labels: District Photo, HP, Indigo, mergers and acquisitions, photo books, photo printing, Snapfish, Truprint
posted by Geruman @ 3:21 pm