Smugmug and EZ Prints Announce Strategic Partnership; 200% Growth in Professional Print Orders for Q1 2004

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Strategic Partnership provides exceptional online and output solutions to both professionals and consumers alike

said Jamie Bardin, President and CEO of EZ Prints.

ATLANTA, GA; MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (PRWEB) May 19, 2004 – Smugmug today publicly announced a strategic partnership with EZ Prints of Georgia as its main print supplier. EZ Prints initially fulfilled print orders for Smugmug’s professional photographer customers and their clients but the relationship has grown to generate surprising benefits for all of Smugmug members, including everyday photographers.

After a lengthy evaluation process, Smugmug selected EZ Prints for the company’s superior quality, dedication to quality, color management, and ICC profiling. EZ Prints’ product line is also tailored for the professional photographer, offering popular sizes including 9x12 and square prints – 5x5, 8x8 and 10x10.

“Smugmug users and visitors have quickly embraced our new print services and the excitement has quickly spread throughout the entire community,” said Chris MacAskill, CEO of Smugmug. “Whether they know it or not, all of Smugmug’s customers benefit from EZ Prints’ wonderful color management, top quality, and brilliant clarity, allowing them to share their favorite memories with friends and family online or in print.”

“Chris MacAskill and the Smugmug team have done a terrific job creating an award winning photo sharing experience," said Jamie Bardin, President and CEO of EZ Prints. "Through very methodical and objective testing, professional photographer focus groups, and exhaustive industry research Chris' team was able to create a solution that professionals absolutely rave about."

A selection of available prints and prices is available at is an award-winning and fast-growing new online photo community. Unlike traditional photo sites that are focused on selling prints and which provide limited photo sharing, Smugmug’s center of gravity is great sharing. Its photo galleries are free from ads, spam and pop-ups. Users can customize their own look and navigation, and they have options that no print-focused sites offer, such as the ability to download high-resolution photos for printing on their own printers. Smugmug makes it easy to arrange, caption, crop and customize. One click is all it takes to view photos the right size for user’s monitors in albums renowned for simplicity and style.


About Smugmug

Smugmug,, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and was founded in November 2002 by the very determined father and son team of Chris and Don MacAskill, each known for their success on the Internet. Chris founded, which was sold to Barnes and Noble in 2000 and Don was the first non-founding employee at Best Internet, where he built the network used by Hotmail and eBay. Their love of photography and the Internet grew into a business called Smugmug.

Smugmug is located at 248 Walker Drive, Suite #8 in Mountain View, Calif. 94043.

About EZ Prints

Atlanta-based EZ Prints Inc. is a leading provider of private-label digital image fulfillment solutions. The company offers a variety of products and services that can be delivered in a branded, co-branded, or private label fashion. Products include photographic prints up to 20” x 30” on three surfaces, prints for professional applications, a wide selection of personal creations, greeting cards, and calendars.

For more information on becoming a partner visit

EZ Prints investors include Pennsylvania Early Stage Partners, The Cairnwood Group, Starlight Digital Technologies, The Momentum Fund, The LORE Group, individual private investors, and management. For more information, visit

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Jamie Bardin, President & CEO


EZ Prints, Inc.

1890 Beaver Ridge Circle Suite A

Norcross, GA 30071

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