REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (August 1, 2000) Shutterfly, the leading online photo service that makes it fun and convenient to print, share and personalize photos, announced today the opening of the largest digital image processing facility in the industry. Shutterfly’s new 36,000 square foot photo-processing lab in Hayward, California, is the largest fully automated facility servicing the digital photography industry. The opening of the lab demonstrates Shutterfly’s explosive growth and it will enable the company to continue to deliver a 24-hour turnaround time for printing digital images to its customers worldwide. The facility’s cutting-edge technology enables Shutterfly to offer its users a variety of features unique to the industry, including prints with custom-designed borders and effects, personalized messaging on the back of the prints and multi-recipient distribution.
“We made a commitment at Shutterfly from day one to provide our customers with the highest quality prints and latest technology available, and our new facility in Hayward delivers on that promise,” said Jim Healey, Shutterfly’s Vice-President of Operations. “This new facility gives us a significant edge over our competition. We custom-designed this lab to meet our customers’ demands for quality and convenience. The facility’s technical sophistication, scalability and automation are unrivaled in the photography industry.”
With the opening of the Hayward facility, Shutterfly can continue to process the highest quality prints in the industry within 24-hours of receiving an order, guaranteed, making it the only online photo service to deliver such a fast turnaround time. The lab’s automated systems allow Shutterfly to process customer orders efficiently and use Shutterfly’s proprietary VividPics® technology to automatically enhance the color and clarity of all prints. The opening of this new facility, together with the recent introduction of international shipping and ordering, have secured Shutterfly’s position as the leading provider of digital prints in the industry. For further details, visit www.shutterfly.com.
Shutterfly is a new kind of photo service that makes it simple, convenient and fun for people to take and give pictures. With only the Internet and a camera, Shutterfly users can easily enhance, personalize, store and share photos. Most importantly, they can transform their digital pictures into 35mm-quality prints and have them mailed to friends and family, all over the world. Shutterfly services are available at www.shutterfly.com and through partners including Yahoo!, Adobe and PhotoPoint. The privately held company is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California and is backed by Jim Clark, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Adobe Ventures and Tom Jermoluk. For more information about the company, visit www.shutterfly.com
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