We’ve all been there – you need a good gift that will impress, and you need it fast – so fast, that you can’t wait for it to be delivered. Kodak’s new PYNK Smart Print system which will be available at PYNK Ready KODAK Picture Kiosks around the country including CVS, lets you create, print, and frame, professional looking photo collages on the spot. All you have to do is pick out the frame and collage layout, choose the pictures you want to use, and the PYNK system goes to work arranging and printing the collage for you. You don’t have to worry about cropping, cutting or doing any layering, since PYNK takes care of all of that for you. At the kiosk you can pull photos from your email, from online or via a USB key, memory card or CD. I used some photos that were taken on my cell phone. Within a few minutes my masterpiece college had printed out and I was able to slide it into the PYNK matted frame.
I was pretty much wowed by the concept of having created my own photo frame collage on the spot, but I couldn’t help but feel like I might have wasted the collage on not so great quality photos, since they came from my cell phone. Fortunately, PYNK makes it easy to come back and print a new collage to use in your PYNK frame. Each PYNK product comes with a unique Product ID card. That way, when you’re ready to create a new collage, you just have to come back and input that Product ID into the PYNK Kiosk and the PYNK Kiosk will recognize what frame or mat you have, and it will automatically layout and print your new photos to match the layout of your original frame. So there is no need to buy a new frame and or mat! I especially appreciate that you don’t have to be stuck with the same photos forever, and that it doesn’t cost much to change them each time.
Overall, PYNK Smart Print framed collages have the potential to be a great gift for the holidays. You’ll easily impress someone with one, and chances are that the gift-receiver will think that you went to great lengths to procure this framed college.
The Good: Takes just a few minutes for the whole project, easy to use, finished product is very impressive, you can print out new collages without having to buy a new frame.
The Bad: Limited choice of frames and matte choices at the moment, but there should be more on the way.