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Blanchard Systems appointed distributor for Taopix Photobook Software

Press release from the issuing company

New Orleans, LA – Blanchard Systems, the systems integration and software company focused on the graphic communications industry, is pleased to announce it has been appointed the distributor of TAOPIX Photobook Software. TAOPIX, the leading photo book solution in Europe and Asia, has entered the US market and selected Blanchard Systems to provide sales, marketing, integration, training and on-going support for the eastern and central United States.

TAOPIX is an integrated solution that provides digital printers and photo labs with all the tools needed to enter the photo book market. The TAOPIX integrated solution includes:
- Fully customizable TAOPIX Designer photo book creation software for unlimited distribution, that can be installed on Mac or PC to design a photo book or photo gift products.
- A built-in shopping cart to handle payment and the submission of print-ready photo book files to a production facility.
- TAOPIX Production back-end application to create job tickets, manage print output, tracking of finishing, and final customer delivery.

Gadi Kovarsky, TAOPIX VP Americas says, "Blanchard Systems will be a key distributor for TAOPIX in the US. They will give us the geographical coverage we need, in both sales and support, in the east and mid west states. With over 15 years experience in the industry, their ability to deliver innovative products into the graphic arts market is unrivalled and we believe our photo book solution will prove to be a successful addition to their impressive portfolio of products."

There is a major opportunity for a dynamic, genuine end-to-end photo book solution with mid-size to large print service providers, especially in North America who have large, established customer bases, good IT capabilities and are looking for real, unique added value services for their customers. I am confident Blanchard's experience in the area will enable them to rapidly build the presence and recognition of the TAOPIX brand in this key region."

Charles Blanchard, CEO of Blanchard Systems commenting on TAOPIX and the photo book market stated, "The photo book market is the fastest growing segment of the digital print market. TAOPIX Photobook software is the leading solution for designing and producing photo books. When we decided to offer a photo book solution, we researched a number of products and felt TAOPIX was the best of class. In particular we liked the intuitiveness of the user interface as well as the powerful functions all from a small, easily downloadable application.

As a systems integration and software company, Blanchard Systems can provide a total solution to digital printers and photo labs including workflow consultation, installation, training, and hardware and storage systems. We have more than 15 years experience offering workflow automaton solutions to the leading printers and publishers in North America. We are enthusiastic about bringing our expertise to this fast growing digital market and are pleased to be adding TAOPIX to our product offering."