18 September 2007

New Glass Mug with Photo 

FotoInsight prints digital images onto customised mugs and other well inspired gift ideas

A novelty mug made of frosted glass with a coloured photo imprint broadens FotoInsight’s range of personalised photo mugs. Online photo services like FotoInsight turn a digital image into a personal gift, which preserves memories in colour for many years. As a gift mug it can be a personal present or a funny present.

The frosted glass mug can be edited with a photo and text, allowing to further customize a ‘name mug’ with a photo print. Photo mugs are well suited for coffee, tea, milk and other non-translucent drinks which shine through the frosted glass and change the photo background colour. The new glass mug and other photo crystal items can be edited directly online at FotoInsight or through the FotoInsight Designer software client, which is available as a free download.

The coating and heating of glass mugs is a technically much more demanding process than with traditional china mugs. In a special process the coating is treated with heat whereby it binds to the glass’ surface. Instead of a rubber like surface this new printed mug photo is as smooth and shiny as silk and also longer lasting than with other processes.

The Cambridge company FotoInsight is known as an online photo print service and for its poster, photo calendar and photo book printing as well as for its large range of photographic gift items, in which the glass mug is a new addition. The range of picture mugs also includes a ceramic coffee mug and a large traditional beer mug. The new glass photo mug is dishwasher resistant, 9.5 cm tall with a diameter of 8.2 cm and costs £5.99 (p&p £2.99) to anywhere in the UK, Ireland or Europe.

Convenience and flexibility

FotoInsight offers an independent online photo service, fully flexible to be used with images from any digital camera or camera phone. According to FotoInsight’s management the online service offers superior quality at lower costs when compared to inkjet printing. FotoInsight offers an extensive array of award-winning photo print and photographic gift items for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. From Cambridge, FotoInsight’s Managing Director Klaas Brumann comments: “Photographic memories must never fade. Our technology is smarter, providing long lasting photo gifts in superior quality.”

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About FotoInsight Limited

FotoInsight Ltd was founded in 2003 in Cambridge and runs an easy to use digital photo processing service, offering an extensive array of award-winning photographic print and photo gift items as well as the photobook, photo posters, photo calendars and photos canvas prints and mug printing. Customers benefit from patented development processes and the experience of Europe’s largest independent photo lab with an installed capacity of 18 million prints per day. Photos ordered through FotoInsight are developed in one of 19 strategically located, state of the art photo labs, employing 3000 staff, with an output of over 3 billion prints per year.

Contact information

FotoInsight Ltd.
Skype fotoinside
Tel. +44 8700 114911
Email pr (at) fotoinsight.co.uk

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