Post # 17
Hi 2dBride – I haven’t had any experience with that specific printer. I did check out the reviews and it looks like a high-quality printer, but the cost per print is pretty high. I read they were averaging 20-30 prints per ink cartridge although the ink box says it will print 150 per cartridge. Our booths usually take 600-800 pictures per event, and with 4 pictures on each print, that’s 150-200 prints per event.
Because of the high usage we’re using commercial printers. They take rolls of paper instead of individual sheets. This minimizes the down-time of the booth and makes for smoother operation. We get around 600 prints per roll of paper/ink.
Post # 18
my friends had a great homemade photo-booth that worked like a charm – here’s the link to her blog post about how they made it – http://www.promtoaltar.net/2009/01/answers-and-updates.html
Post # 19
Chirico, that is such a great link! Thanks for sharing, I love it! My wedding is on Saturday, I wonder if I could pull it together….hummmm
Post # 20
if you’ve got a mac laptop, check out this DIY photo booth, created for my sister’s wedding this past august:
DIY: Wedding Photo Booth
you can download the application i wrote via my site
Post # 21
I provide a photo booth service in my business. We made the ring light out of PVD pipe. We haven’t had a chance to paint it yet, but it does the trick! Then we just print using a mini printer. Works great. Check out the video below.
Post # 22
I’m most likely doing the Polaroid route. The best deal I can find is actually not on a polaroid, it’s on the fuji instax mini. Every so often I find a good deal on ebay, however the last awesome deal I saw on ebay I got outbid on (bummer). Otherwise a great place I found is B&H photo. The pricing is even better than ebay in most cases!
For the first round of shots, I’m having guests post their photos in my guestbook and write a little note.
Also, I want all my photos in digital format. I’m setting up my digital camera with a remote, so the person taking the “polaroids” will have to press teh button for the remote at the same time. That way the guests can keep the “polaroids” and I get a copy of the digitals!