(Closed) DIY Photobooth?

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 19
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24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2021

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
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3 posts
Wannabee

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
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Newbee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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!

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(Closed) DIY Photobooth?

posted 12 years ago in Photos/Videos
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