A look back at 2015 in Printbox

January 8, 2016

To give you a glimpse into our milestones and achievements, I’m excited to share 2015 year in review, a celebration of the growth of our business, our team, and our customers.

Mobile App to sell photo books (iOS and Android)

We have launched a native mobile application for Android and iOS that allows users to quickly create custom photobooks. From now on, your end customers can make their photos come alive with the touch of a finger with the Printbox Mobile App.
The app itself contains a demo version which simulates major functionalities without a connection to a production module. It means that you can test the app on your mobile devices, create your personalized photo products, but it won’t be printed and shipped to you. Printbox App is available in demo version to show what the app can really do for your customers. The full version can be launched for you with your branding to cover photo product sales on mobile devices.
Try it on Android!
Try it on iOS!


HTML5 editor for prints

The HTML5 editor lets your end customers experience a whole new way of editing prints. It’s faster than existing technologies and offers exceptional functionalities. The editor for prints is fully responsive and has been designed for smaller devices so that end customers can conveniently use it to order prints. The editor can be operated with gestures, especially on mobile devices. You can swipe images while editing.
Try our HTML5 editor!


Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

We have taken the next step towards providing you with the best possible service by moving to a new web hosting services. We have decided to host our customer’s sites with Amazon Web Services. By shifting to these services, we can bring up new servers in minutes, which means shorter downtimes, increased global reach, improved high traffic handling and safety.


New products and template packages

The previous year has brought some new product releases. Now your end customers can create prints (in HTML5) and greeting cards in 3 formats (one-sided, double-sided and folded). This way the array of products you can offer is even bigger. New templates for many products are also available in a many different packages – thematic or product-oriented, regarding what you actually need. Feel free to browse!


New, improved renderer for every product

With our Python-based Renderer your customers can create photoproducts with all the embellishments they want to, so designing in Printbox Online Editor is even more creative than it has been so far. Now you can set any template you wish – we will prepare high-quality file for you to print.


Social media integration

Following user feedback, Printbox has developed a new photo upload method based on integration with social services. This way we can give users the opportunity to add photos to their projects directly from their Facebook, Instagram and Flickr albums.


Fespa, 18-22.05.2015, Cologne, Germany

In 2015, we had the pleasure to exhibit at the world’s largest focused event for wide format digital, screen and textile print technology. This was the first time that we’ve exhibited at FESPA and we are so glad of this decision. This event proved itself to be a great platform to meet new clients and leads. We’ve had very positive feedback from visitors excited about the opportunities of the Printbox Photo Products Online Software System. This year will bring even more excitement for us – we are exhibiting at Drupa 2016!


Blog 2.0

To share helpful content with you, we have launched our Blog 2.0. With the new looks, we’ve got some new blog topics that we’re excited to start sharing with you. These will give you some unique behind-the-scenes insight into the photo products business and the development of software. We hope you’re all as excited as we are! We look forward to continuing with providing you great content.


We are growing

During the last year, eight new people have joined Printbox team. A warm welcome to our new team members: Sandra, Hubert, Radek, Michał, Tomo, Wysek, Mateusz and Krzysiek. Welcome on board! So for now, we are 25, including management and support. And we are still expanding: we are looking for the new colleagues, please check our actual vacancies here.

Our family of partner companies also is getting bigger. We’ve got 20 customers with 38 stores in 17 countries on 4 continents.

Not only is our team growing fast, but also our customer’s sales! There have been 305 000 photoproducts sold via Printbox system in December only (and many, many more during the whole year)!


Thank you for making 2015 a great year

We wouldn’t be here today without you. From everyone at Printbox, we’d like to say thank you, and invite you in for an even better 2016. We have a lot of exciting things prepared for you and can’t wait to work with you for years to come.

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