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Press Release: EZ Prints and Digital Camera Network Announce Strategic Partnership, EZ Prints announced today that it has been selected by Digital Camera Network (DCN) to provide e-photofinishing services for DCN customers as part of DCN's recently announced "PC-free,'' "Shoot-2-Print(TM) Solution
EZ Prints announced today that it has been selected by Digital Camera Network (DCN) to provide e-photofinishing services for DCN customers as part of DCN's recently announced ``PC-free,'' ``Shoot-2-Print(TM) Solution. This e-photofinishing service will fully integrate with the ''Shoot-2-Print`` Solution so customers of DCN can easily and conveniently order photographic prints to be processed within 24 hours and delivered directly to their home or office.
EZ Prints will utilize its state-of-the-art photographic systems to provide a range of print options to customers of DCN. Customers of DCN can select from a range of print sizes (4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8x10); novelty items (mouse pads, photo mugs, photo puzzles, T-shirts) and photo greeting cards (holiday cards, birth, wedding etc). Any photographic product selected comes with EZ Prints' guarantee of 24-hour turnaround, unsurpassed quality and commitment to customer service.
``We are pleased to have EZ Prints as an e-photofinishing partner in the launch of our print services for `Shoot-2-Print,''' said Mark Van Buskirk, President of Digital Camera Network. ``It is essential for the success of DCN to have partners like EZ Prints that share our vision, passion and commitment for creating an easy and enjoyable digital photographic experience for consumers.''
Growth of Digital Products Drives Need for Partnerships
The consumer digital camera market is experiencing phenomenal growth. According to a new report from Imerge Consulting Group, in Belmont California, digital camera manufacturers sold more than 2 million units in the US (not including toy cameras) in 1999. According to surveys conducted by Lyra Research, Inc., worldwide revenue from the sale of digital products and services will grow to $4.6 billion in 2002.
``As consumers use these digital cameras, the focus of consumer photography will change from `taking the picture' as we've known it for the last 100 years to `using the picture' in new, creative ways. Companies such as DCN and EZ Prints are building the infrastructure for the digital consumer,'' said Bob Miller, CEO of EZ Prints.
``Companies will succeed by constantly innovating and designing value-added features and services to increase the recreational and business functionality of digital photography,'' said Kevin Kane, analyst with IDC. ``Partnerships will be an important success factor in order to satisfy ever more demanding customers.''
The EZ Prints' e-photofinishing service through DCN will be available early in Q2 C2000 as DCN launches its Shoot-2-Print service. Specific pricing is available through DCN. More information about the EZ Prints Partnership Program is available at www.ezprints.com. Interested partners can also call 1-888-252-9575 or visit the EZ Prints booth, R93, at PMA 2000 in Las Vegas.