Peleman Industries, manufacturer of Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation products, announced today that it has partnered with Eastman Kodak Company to offer professional quality, lay-flat photobooks and calendars to customers nationwide.
Through the Kodak/Unibind agreement, retailers are offering Kodak-approved, lay-flat photobooks and calendars in-store from their digital photographic prints using the latest Kodak Picture Kiosks, Kodak software, and Unibind binding technology. The photo albums are composed of materials screened for use with photographic media and are offered as both hard and soft covers, with hardcovers finished in black linen. The service went live at kiosks around the United States in December 2007.
“We are proud of our relationship with Kodak,” said Rusty Redecker, Vice President of Photo for Unibind North America. “These books are a combination of Unibind’s binding technologies and Kodak’s commitment to image preservation. The books can be made in retail using any type of photographic print. Books lay flat, are easy to assemble, and are high-quality in appearance.”
The collaboration between Unibind and Kodak is an example of how photo-industry firms are responding to the digital-imaging revolution and its impact on the retail photo industry. Technologies, such as Kodak’s kiosk software and Unibind’s binding capabilities drive print traffic in stores, increasing margins and offering more options for the consumer.
For more information, please visit the Unibind website.