• DNP's DS620A Photo Printer Now in Media Booth Pro

     
    POSTED July 10, 2017
     

Eric Barry, a past equity trader and current event photographer created his own photobooth called Media Booth Pro about five years ago. Barry created his own brand focused on easy transport, assembly and versatility after being frustrated about not being able to find a booth suitable for his wedding photography work.

"There are some things I wanted out of a photo booth that no one was doing," says Barry, founder and CEO of Media Booth Pro. "As soon as I got home, believe it or not, I booked a trade show booth for the following WPPI without even having an idea of what our booth was going to look like."

His design resulted in a hybrid booth with a minimalistic design with LED lighting, an easy-to-use touch screen interface, and choice of DSLR camera.

The majority of Eric’s customers are a mix of photographers, DJs and videographers.

“For them, a printer that is small, portable and easy to set up is crucial because their focus is on their main job, but they also want to offer a photo booth as part of a broader package,” said Eric. “We want a wedding photographer to be able to show up, set up the booth in five minutes and go take the formal photographs. You just can’t do that with a big booth or an intricate booth or a large printer, so from day one we’ve always used DNP printers.”

DNP's DS620A is a perfect fit for the Media Booth Pro because of its compact size, speed, and versatility. Its compact size of 10.8 inches wide, 14.4 inches deep, and 6.7 inches high makes the printer a perfect choice for Barry's compact booth, as well as its speed, in which 4"x6" pictures are printed in less than 9 seconds, and 5"x7"s are printed in about 15 seconds. Finally, the print size choices are endless, including 2x4" (2-up) photo strips, 2x6" (4-up) photo strips, 5x5"s, 6x6"s, 6x14"s, and 6x20"s. On top of all of these print size choices, individuals can pick from luster, glossy, and matte finishes.

“It’s really caught on with corporations,”says Barry. “Some of our biggest clients are the marketing departments for breweries who put their logo and contact information right on the print. Because it’s a picture of the user, the user doesn’t want to throw it away. They put it up on their fridge and everyone that comes into their kitchen is going to see, in this case, Angel City Brewery or Coney Island Brewery, along with their pictures. We’ve definitely seen it take on a marketing life of itself as well.”

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