Spectra launches co-branded photo-sharing website with HP

13 Oct 2009

Irish imaging company Spectra has joined forces with HP to launch a new co-branded website that allows free online photo sharing, editing, storage and low-cost photo prints.

The new service will allow users to get low-cost photo prints from 14 cent.

The new service offers 20 free 6×4-inch prints, free online photo sharing with friends and family, free unlimited photo storage online and free photo-editing tools and software.

“This is an extremely important announcement for Snapfish and Spectra in an increasingly competitive market,” Snapfish representative Nicola Anderson explained.

“Spectra have provided an unrivalled service in Ireland for over 30 years, with 1,500 agents around the country. Snapfish now aims to provide Ireland’s leading online photo service for new and existing customers,” Anderson said.

Spectra launched its online photo service in 2002, offering high-quality digital-camera prints and photo CDs available for in-store pickup at Spectra stores or by mail direct to the doorstep.

Spectra Online customers will continue to enjoy the same benefits along with new features and services from HP’s Snapfish array of digital-photography solutions.

“As Ireland’s market leader in photographic processing, Spectra continuously strive towards advancement, with a specific focus on digital printing,” said Donal Lucey, director of Spectra Group.

“The alliance with Snapfish by HP provides us with the opportunity to expand our service offering further, allowing our customers to preserve, enjoy, and make the most of their memories,” Lucey added.

By John Kennedy

Photo: Spectra’s homepage.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years