Sony UK, PhotoBox Launch New 'Sony Print Service'

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Sony Print Service offers digital photo printing service, online photo hosting and photo gifts.

We are delighted to join forces with Sony UK and look forward to providing its customers with a solution to make the most of their digital photos. Sony customers expect the best digital imaging quality and we can guarantee that by using the PhotoBox service to print their photographs, they will not be disappointed.

Sony UK Limited joins forces with leading UK online digital photo printing service PhotoBox to provide the 'Sony Print Service'.

To celebrate the launch of 'Sony Print Service' an offer of 10 free prints and 200MB online photo hosting will be available at registration.

Sony Print Service gives new and existing Sony customers a convenient and user-friendly way to store, print and share their images online.

The Sony Print Service offers many options including online photo albums that can be shared with friends and family.

As a digital photo printing service the Sony Print Service offers a wide range of photographic prints from standard 6x4 inches up to massive 30x20 inch posters.

As well as online digital photo printing, Sony Print Service users can print their photos onto cushions, mugs and shopping bags or canvas prints, ideal for gifts or for keeping memories alive.

A new addition to the Sony Print Service is the introduction of PhotoBooks - images can be selected from online photo albums and printed with captions in a hardback Photobook.

"We are pleased to offer an online storage and print service to existing and new Sony customers purchasing Sony Digital Still Cameras," said Jo Vertigan, Partnership Development Manager, Sony UK Limited. "The Sony Print Service enriches the experience of using a Sony digital camera by giving our consumers the opportunity to easily store, share and print their memories."

Sony looks forward to working alongside PhotoBox in developing innovative new products and services which will enhance the consumer's experience of Sony Digital Imaging products."

Graham Hobson, CEO of PhotoBox Ltd said, "We are delighted to join forces with Sony UK and look forward to providing its customers with a solution to make the most of their digital photos. Sony customers expect the best digital imaging quality and we can guarantee that by using the PhotoBox service to print their photographs, they will not be disappointed."

About Sony:

Sony manufactures audio, video, communications and information technology products for the global consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be one of the World's Leading Consumer Brands. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 53.43 billion (yen 7,160 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005 and it employs approximately 151,400 people worldwide.

In Europe, Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of EUR 12.03 billion (yen 1,613 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, based on an average market exchange rate for the same period of yen 134 to the EUR. Sony Europe, headquartered at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, is responsible for the company's European electronics business and registered consolidated sales of EUR 8.87 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

For more information on Sony Europe, please visit http://www.sony-europe.com and http://www.sony-europe.com/presscenter

About PhotoBox

PhotoBox is the UK's first online digital photographic company and the market leader in its field according to independent research by Understanding and Solutions 2004. Utilising award-winning, and state-of-the-art facilities PhotoBox has become the destination site for both professional and amateur digital photographers.

PhotoBox, which is privately owned and funded, was the brainchild of CEO Graham Hobson and Managing Director Mark Chapman. The company is chaired by Colin Glass, who brings a wealth of retail experience to the business.

PhotoBox services are available across different platforms, on your PC, using your mobile phone to upload images, through media centre PC's running Microsoft's Windows Media Centre 2005 and on ntl's Interactive Digital TV service.

PhotoBox customers can order photographic prints in wide range of sizes up to 30"x20" posters. A wide range of gifts including greeting cards, mugs and calendars featuring the customers own digital images are also available. Standard sized prints ordered before 4pm Monday-Friday are posted same day. Each customer is given unlimited space for photo printing and free space for photo sharing. PhotoBox also offers a number of mobile features for customers on the go including a free send-to-mobile photo service.

PhotoBox Awards

  • Top 50 Online sites The Independent Oct 2005
  • Computer Buyer Best Buy Award Oct 2005
  • What Digital Camera Choice Award Online Photo printing Sep 2005
  • Revolution Awards Best Online Retailer 2005
  • Best of breed 2005 awards from Broadband & Internet Advisor and Digital Photo
  • Daily Express, 100 sites you can't live without
  • Winner of the 2004 E-Commerce Awards, London Region E-Trading category
  • Best of breed 2004 awards from What Digital Camera, Web User, Internet User, Broadband & Internet Advisor, Which Digital Camera? and Photography Monthly
  • Commended for Best Online Retailer, Revolution Awards 2004
  • Best of breed 2003 awards from Digital Photography Buyer and User, Digital Camera Magazine, PC Pro, What Digital Camera and Web User
  • Amateur Photographer Online Digital Lab of the Year 2003
  • Sunday Times top 10 best websites of 2002

For further information on Sony Print Service please contact Nicole Littlewood or Vicki Daly at Kazoo Communications at 0207 479 4300. Or Aimee Lake or Tory Holmes of Sony at 01932 816000.

For further information on PhotoBox please contact Vaneetha Balasubramaniam at 020 7420 5064

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