FotoInsight has been offering photo processing and a range of gift items to consumers and businesses in Britain through its website since November 2003. Now the company announced the start of its French service. Over the its first three years the business has expanded, selling photographic paper prints in the UK and 30 European countries in five languages. The Cambridge company started a German operation in June 2005, Italian in October 2005 and Spanish in February 2006, apart from its original English language services. The FotoInsight photo processing service is backed by 19 production sites, strategically located throughout Europe. Customers can take advantage of the same delivery charge to all 32 European destinations. Managing Director Klaas Brumann says: “The French photo processing market is very mature. Some of our closest competitors are active and one has merged into a French company. Our market analysis shows that FotoInsight’s high quality standards and superior photo books should stand a great chance in France. We think that French consumers and business users will appreciate our ability to supply photo prints across 32 European countries.”
"Apart from processing digital images onto real photographic paper and a range of photo gifts and printing products like calendars, jigsaw puzzles and photo pairs, FotoInsight is offering a range of high value, photo crystal gift items like a crystal photo heart, photo key ring and other items, where the image is engraved in the crystal through patented laser technology. According to Brumann, record sales of FotoInsight’s photographic gift items exploded at times like Christmas or father’s day”.
According to the FotoInsight management, the online service stands out for the many conveniences it provides to its customers, who can upload most digital image formats and even entire ZIP and RAR compressed folders through an Active-X site for photographic calendars and printed photo books. In addition, FotoInsight caters for all mayor operating systems, including Macintosh as well as Firefox and Netscape browser users with special upload facilities with no need for additional software. From Cambridge Brumann comments: “Photographic memories must never fade. FotoInsight is proud to provide the infrastructure and conveniences to preserve memories in vivid colours.”