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KONICA MINOLTA PHOTOBOOKS Category

Web-to-Print

Characteristics – Online job submission – Online payment – Online status tracking – Photo book creation – Hosted

APPLICATIONS KONICA MINOLTA PHOTOBOOKS


DATASHEET KONICA MINOLTA PHOTOBOOKS

EASY CREATION & PRODUCTION OF SOPHISTICATED PHOTO BOOKS Today, photo book printing gives attractive diversification opportunities for commercial and digital printers as well as print providers. The functionality is of similar interest to photo labs and photographic retailers who can easily outsource the print production.

Konica Minolta Photobooks, powered by Taopix, is the perfect software to create, control and organise photo books that can be produced economically and in superb quality on all Konica Minolta bizhub colour printers. The comprehensive photo book software covers everything from the business front-end, including online photo book submission and online payment, to the back-end. With the three versions “Entry”, “Mid” and “High”, the Konica Minolta Photobooks software enables print providers and retailers to offer their customers a varying

number of 5, 10 or 15 photo book formats. Konica Minolta Photobooks gives printing and other companies a complete solution for photo book production from a single source, including the hardware, software and support. Implementation is simple, rapid and affordable. Konica Minolta Photobooks includes the individual creation of sophisticated photo books as well as online submission and payment of the resulting print job. As the application includes hosting by Konica Minolta, no server technology is needed by the provider.


DATASHEET KONICA MINOLTA PHOTOBOOKS

KEY FEATURES Photo book creation – Clearly laid out user interface: End customers find the application easy to use, thanks to the logically designed, straightforward user interface. – Templates: Templates for page layouts, frames, clip arts and the like facilitate photo book creation. – Quality tools: Tools such as Rotate, Crop, Scale and others help users improve the picture quality and position. Various text tools are also available. – Pre-flighting: The application instantly checks for the customer whether the photos have the right resolution and colour space.

Online payment – Online payment: Secure payment options like Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, etc. are available to customers to pay for their photo book order online. – Voucher functionality: Print providers can create vouchers, promotions and gift cards and can individually design special offers, such as two photo books for the price of one.

Online job submission – Convenient online ordering: Customers can comfortably design and compile their photo book, for example at home, then submit their job online and order the desired number of printed photo books. – Instant online quotation: Before completing the order process, customers are provided with a price per printed photo book and can decide if they want to go ahead with the print process. – Facebook connection: This lets customers upload a virtual version of the finished photo book design to their Facebook page, where it can be reviewed and ordered by friends.

Hosted – No server technology needed: Print providers need no special IT know-how or a dedicated server environment to offer photo book creation via Konica Minolta Photobooks. – Extensive server availability: Konica Minolta ensures 99.7% server availability as well as fire protection and permanent backup. This also guarantees a high-speed Internet connection and unlimited network traffic. – Fully customised: The photo book software can be customised and individually configured for the requirements of different print providers.


DATASHEET KONICA MINOLTA PHOTOBOOKS

WORKFLOW CUSTOMER

KONICA MINOLTA SERVER

â‚Ź Design a photo book with the Photobook Designer Application

Place an order and fill out the job ticket via the internet browser

Submit the photo book to the print provider via the internet

Pay for the photo book online

Download the photo book from the Konica Minolta Server

PRINT ROOM SIDE PRINT ROOM

Print the photo book

Adjust printer driver settings depending on the job ticket settings

Colour Management

Web-to-Print

Variable Data Printing

Print Automation

Make-Ready

Document Capture & Management

Security

Connectivity

User & Cost Management

Output Management

Device Management

Cloud & Mobile Printing

Review the photo book and the job ticket

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH Europaallee 17 30855 Langenhagen Germany www.konicaminolta.eu

02/2013

Prepare delivery of the printed photo book(s)


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