Published 12/03/18

CITIZEN PHOTO Announce New Photo Partnership with Retail Distribution Experts: PhotoXport

CITIZEN's photo division, manufacturers of industry-leading photographic Dye-Sub printing products reveal the latest Official Photo Partner as the recently announced Official Photo Partner programme continues to roll out into 2018.


As announced in December 2017, the brand-new program has been devised specifically as the premium photo brand broadens its industry reach in 2018 by partnering with specially selected partners, each with a specific focus across the photographic trade.

PhotoXport is a UK-based, specialist distribution company, which has been operating in the photo-retail sector for more than 35 years and now supplies and exports equipment to more than 38 countries worldwide. Having overseen and adapted to the many changes in the industry in that time, PhotoXport has strived to source and introduce new and innovative products in order to stay at the forefront of the photo/imaging sector.

Introducing SnapFoto
Evidence of PhotoXport's thirst for product innovation comes in the shape of their brand-new photo-retail solution, SnapFoto. The SnapFoto solution has been designed exclusively around the compact Citizen CX-02 dye-sub photo printer that will appeal to a broad spectrum of retail outlets.

With the SnapFoto solution sitting on a footprint of just 275mm x 366mm, (the exact dimensions of the Citizen CX-02 dye-sub photo printer) it is an excellent choice for retailers who are looking to extend their range of photo-printing solutions, or indeed for those with limited available space or operating in lateral markets, such as grocery stores, Post Offices, pharmacies, dry cleaners, etc.

Cutting Edge User Interface
The powerful software driving the new SnapFoto solution from PhotoXport has been freshly developed, from scratch, and doesn't rely on any form of dedicated mobile app to communicate with and transfer images between mobile devices and the unit.

Instead, the simple, multi-language, user-friendly user interface (UI) broadcasts its own dedicated SSID signal, making for simple Wi-Fi connectivity and giving a familiar, secure and seamless experience for the end user.

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With the new SnapFoto solution having been designed from the ground up around the compact and reliable Citizen CX-02 dye-sub photo-printer, each and every SnapFoto carries the reassuring, ‘Powered by Citizen' message. This means that any business opting for this unique photo solution can be assured, not only of consistent hassle-free operation but of excellent print results, every time.

Derek Fieldhouse, Managing Director, PhotoXport, said: ''We are hugely excited to be announcing both the SnapFoto Solution and the new Official Photo Partnership with Citizen, as they represent a significant step for PhotoXport and our extensive customer base.''

Derek continued: ''The Beauty of the SnapFoto solution is in its simplicity. All you need is a Citizen CX-02 photo-printer, the SnapFoto tablet and a connection. With these three simple elements, essentially you're ready to go. This simplicity allows us to ship directly to the end user, walk them through the (extremely) simple set up, and have them ready to go live with the product in just a couple of hours. The end user will then have an efficient, easy photo kiosk and printer solution, (at a low cost) which will give their retail customers quality prints, produced in seconds ''.

Gary Andrews, EMEA Business Manager, Photo Printers Citizen Systems Europe GmbH, said: ''I'm delighted that PhotoXport has become an Official Citizen Photo Partner. They have extensive knowledge and experience in retail photofinishing and have a global reach. SnapFoto is a neat product, the user interface is modern, and it is very simple to operate. The ability to transfer images from smartphones without the need to download a dedicated APP is something I have not seen before. Almost any language can be supported so SnapFoto can be sold and used in many countries.''

SnapFoto Pricing and Availability
Pricing for the SnapFoto Print Solution is TBC. Hands-on opportunities with pre-production unit and pre-orders will be available for the first time during the product's global launch on stand A31 at the 2018 Photography Show, which takes place between the 17-20th March at the Birmingham NEC.

1st Published 12 March 2018 10:07 Posted by Ben Jones
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