Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2008
SmugMug today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Imagekind, the online leader in print-on-demand (POD) art and museum quality framing. The partnership will allow SmugMug's community of professional and consumer photographers to easily print and frame their work, choosing from the widest variety of papers, canvases and framing options available online.
"Our mantra is 'Your Photos Look Better Here', so we had to find a partner whose workmanship and service was unrivaled," said Chris MacAskill, SmugMug's co-founder. "After a long period of testing and comparisons, Imagekind's quality, selection, and service swept us away."
Imagekind combines the highest quality materials (including acid-free fine art papers and substrates), superior craft printing processes and technology to produce the highest quality printing and framing possible. This is combined with a customer-first attitude and a "No questions asked" return policy.
"We are proud to have been chosen by SmugMug to offer its members the ability to transform their digital art into dimensional art," said Kevin Saliba, Imagekind's General Manager. "This partnership allows us to prove ourselves to a new audience of serious artists and we're up to the challenge."
Since 2002, snap-shooters, passionate amateurs, and pro photographers have uploaded 400 million photos to SmugMug. Founded by father and son Chris and Don MacAskill, SmugMug was created based on the duo's love for the Internet and digital photography. SmugMug is the largest independent profitable photo-sharing site, one that continues to follow its vision for a destination free from outside pressures. With a great sense of responsibility for the photos storied on the site, SmugMug has become the trustee for the priceless images of amateur and professional photographers all over the world. For more information, point your browser to SmugMug.com.
Founded in 2006, Imagekind is the world's fastest growing online marketplace for art. By offering more than one million high-quality fine art images by more than 50,000 established and emerging artists from all over the world, Imagekind gives consumers limitless options to acquire museum-quality framed giclee(zhee-clay) prints. Imagekind allows the artist to build online galleries, set their own prices, keep profits and even collect commissions. In addition, Imagekind allows anyone to discover their inner artist through the "create path" which lets customers upload their favorite pictures or pieces of child art and turn it into a framed masterpiece or a museum-quality print on canvas. Imagekind is the world's first community to serve as a hybrid online art gallery, photo-sharing and a print-on-demand service. Imagekind has partnered with leading brands such as Walgreens, Snapfish, Flickr, HP, Corel and Costco.com as a testament to their superior printing and framing quality. Based in Seattle, Washington, Imagekind is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cafepress.
Chris MacAskill, SmugMug: (650) 224-0426
Eileen Bettelheim, Imagekind: (215) 275-4081