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30 Minute Photos Etc. Redesigns with Lucidiom Photo Kiosks
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VIENNA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2006--30 Minute Photos Etc. redesigned its Irvine, Calif. photofinishing store with new Lucidiom Automated Photo Machines (APMs) and fixtures to encourage customers to stay and play with their digital images.

The new store design creates a destination experience for customers, especially for female shoppers. In particular, the store now carries a Luci creative kiosk from Lucidiom, as well as four other Lucidiom APMs. The Luci kiosk prints in a range of sizes from 4x6 inches to as large as 12x12 inches and can scan complete scrapbook pages or kids' artwork for safe-keeping or duplication. More importantly, the Luci kiosk features scrapbook page templates and borders, which are custom-designed for scrapbookers.

With 30 Minute Photo Etc.'s shoe box scanning service, customers can convert a box of treasured photo memories into archived 300dpi digital images for just $49.95 (per 1,000 images). And now, customers can go directly to the APMs to view and recreate their newly digitized favorite family memories. Customers can eliminate red eyes, enhance color, crop and add text to their photos printed through Lucidiom's APMs, so that they get exactly the photo, enlargement or scrapbook page they want.

"Our store services bring together the analog and digital photo worlds - from our custom portraits and restoration services to our photo scanning and scrapbook kiosk - so that the customer always can get great pictures, CDs and gifts quickly and easily," noted Mitch Goldstone, president of 30 Minute Photos Etc.

With the Starbucks environment in mind, 30 Minute Photos Etc. created a relaxed, clean and comfortable atmosphere that allows customers to take time to peruse their photos. "The evolution and texture of a traditional photo lab has changed," said Goldstone. "Our new model built around Lucidiom's APMs reflects a modern template of services, encouraging people to stay longer and have more fun with their pictures."

With photo bar and scrapbooking product display fixtures also from Lucidiom, customers feel at home in this seamless environment designed for their comfort. As an added bonus, 30 Minute Photos Etc. is nourishing each APM customer with a bottle of water and a granola bar while they create their photo memories.

Beyond its new design and services, the store now has smart business management capabilities. With all its APMs linked together through the Lucidiom APM Network, 30 Minute Photos Etc. can tailor product inventory and marketing to best suit customers. Lucidiom's APMs also are self-service, allowing retail staff to focus on customers, not the APMs, thus 30 Minute Photos Etc. customers can get more personal attention.

"30 Minute Photos Etc. is a leader in the retail industry for digital photo processing - always bringing in new services and concepts as the photography market evolves from analog to digital," said Lucidiom President Steve Giordano, Jr. "Now with its new store design, 30 Minute Photos takes its industry leadership to the next level."

Note to media: High-res photos of the new store design and the Lucidiom APMs are available for editorial use. Contact Lisa Fasold,

About Lucidiom

Based in Vienna, Va., Lucidiom Inc. is the worldwide provider of more than 15,000 intelligent, networked digital photo solutions and creator of the original Automated Photo Machine (APM) - a self-service digital photofinishing kiosk. Lucidiom's advanced APM Network(TM) equips retailers with flexible, customizable photo category products and services that allow individual business visions to become profitable consumer realities. Businesses large and small, Fortune 100 companies and independent photofinishers, rely on Lucidiom for APM Network data and millions of prints each month. More information about how Lucidiom is bringing business into focus is available online at

About 30 Minute Photos Etc.

Since 1990, 30 Minute Photos Etc. based in Irvine, Calif. has serviced amateur and professional film and digital imaging clients nationwide with its 100-percent, Kodak-quality, photographic processing guarantee. Customers conveniently can order pictures, enlargements and CDs. Its custom portrait studio provides professional publicity headshots and passport photos in just 30 minutes. Favorite family photo heirlooms, even if they are damaged or discolored, can be restored with digital restoration services. Shoe boxes of treasured photo memories can be into archived 300dpi digital images in minutes. For more information about how 30 Minute Photos Etc. is the leading the retail industry in digital photo processing, visit


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