Photo Booths for Christmas Parties

At PhotoboothMe we think it’s time to start planning your work Christmas function! Now here are some useful tips and ensure that everyone is happy, having fun and doesn't want to leave at the end of the night. 

There are of course the obvious components you need to make sure your party planning skills are a hit with your colleagues - fantastic venue, delicious food and drinks. This will all help everyone escape the reality of work and end the year with a bang.

It feels like something is still missing… What could it be? Oh yes, a Photobooth from PhotoboothMe! Everyone will love getting their photo taken with or without props providing some great laughs on the night and for the year to come with photostrips taking prime position at everyones desk. 

Now you don't need to go much further, once you have the food, drinks and Photo Booth you’re ready for a hit event! Give us a call at 0401 193 231 or email info@musiq.com.au to get a quote and lock in one of our awesome Photobooths before it is too late and you miss out.

Why you NEED a Photobooth at your Wedding

As an engaged couple I am sure you have been discussing the needs and wants for your Big Day - and how could a Photobooth not have come up. There are many pros to including a Photobooth in your wedding day entertainment and we’re hear to help you outwith the decision.

The number one reason for hiring a Photobooth for your reception would be the entertainment it brings to you all your guests. There is always a queue to get in with loads of smiles and laughter being had by those taking the photo and those watching them being silly - It is always something that gets remembered as one of the highlights. You may think that the only people in there all night would be young girls wanting the perfect picture but I’m afraid to say you are wrong. The Photo Booth is a hit with all ages and even the boys like to get in on the action. You will find the grandparents in the booth with the youngest kiddies at your wedding getting in on the action - providing you with some great shots at the end of the night.

There is a special nostalgia about an instant Photo that you can take home and stick on your fridge or in a frame. It breaks away from you just having everyone taking selfies at your wedding, they can have a lot more fun (especially with the props). It is something your guests can take home with them to remember the night which gives you another good reason - they make fabulous favours. The great thing about Photobooths is that the photos are instant and that means not only do your guests get a copy but you get a share of the love. At the end of the night you get a digital high res copy of all the photos to upload to Facebook for all your guests to comment, like and share. They are a great distraction until your professional photos are ready. 

The final and maybe deciding factor in why to have a Photo Booth at your wedding is the premium guest book. Your attendant is not only looking after your guests but is also ensuring everyone sticks in a picture and writes you a message. It gives the traditional guest book a twist but is also easy to just flick through when you want a good laugh and smile. 

 

Instagram Printing Sizing and Options

Hi Folks,

Just a quick blog post to help people who have booked our hashtagME Instagram Printer for their reception customise their print outs.

We typically have two ways that people like to go with their photo print outs. The most popular being the " Straight from your Instagram feed" style with the "Fully Customised" style gaining popularity lately. Here's some examples of both;

If you're after the full instagram feed style then that's pretty simple. You have about 1200w x 200h pixels of space at the bottom to put some customisation like a logo (corporate event) or your names and date (wedding). We can use up to 300 pixels of height but that might bleed into some longer tags, comments on the photos or we can delete/limit them to just 2 lines. If you've got artwork for this please send it through to info@musiq.com.au. If you'd like us to create something simple for you choose a font(s) from here and send us a clear description of what you'd like and we will mock it up for your approval.

To go custom you'll need to choose what elements you want on the print out. The photo below show's what is available.

Anatomy of a hashtagME print out.

For the designers out there the total printed area is 1200w x 1800h pixels with the designated photo area being 1115 x 1115 pixels (but you can make it a square of any size and place it anywhere you like). Then the rest of the print out section is yours to customise accordingly. You can even have part of the artwork overlay the photo itself if you like. Send us a .png file with the cutout for the photo transparent and we will just upload it. Let us know if you'd like the profile photo, profile name, date and users comments added somewhere and we can do that for you.

We look forward to your print outs looking great. Don't forget to read how to maximise the potential of your hire

Happy Boothing (or Instagramming in this case),

Team photoboothME

 

How to get the most out of the Instagram Kiosk with HashtagME!

Do you want to instantly see your friends photos from your wedding all in one place? What better way than to encourage your friends to put their phones to good use and upload those fabulous shots from your ceremony as well as throughout the night at the reception to Instagram.

The first step is to choose your #Hashtag! You should pick something creative and specific to you as a couple. p.s. It is best to check it hasn't been used before. This means all the photos will be in one place for you, family and friends to view. 

Now you need to spread the word to your wedding guests as well as those that couldn't make it. Depending on how prepared you are - you can include the hashtag with your invitations so your guests can Instagram their pre wedding excitement! When hiring HashtagMe you get a great light up sign included to ensure everyone at your reception knows what they need to include when posting! 

We know a lot of people have private profiles to avoid those sneaky stalkers! No fear they won't miss out on using the Instagram Kiosk and getting a great print out of their photo! The trick is to switch to a public profile until the photo appears and the switch back and no one will miss out on seeing the beauty!

The same as those older generations attending your wedding that haven't entered into the world of social media! We can include an attendant with an Instagram enabled camera to snap your guests on our account to make sure no one misses out!

Now the great thing is no only can you browse your Hashtag during and after your wedding but with our HashtagMe Kiosk you can add a premium guest book to your package. This means you can have copies of all the photos from your guests along side beautiful messages from them. Both the online and book copies provide you with a different aspects of your wedding.

We can't wait to see your snaps!

If you've managed to read all of this without booking our hashtagME Instagram kiosk then we have some more interesting reading for you here;

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flipbookME Cover Designs

It's about time we did a blog post to help everyone who has booked flipbookME create an awesome design for their flip book covers.

DESIGN YOUR OWN

Our flipbookME covers are fully customisable front, back and spine. The sizes of the front and back covers are 88mm x 50mm with the spine being 16mm by 50mm. Artwork needs to be all in one piece as the diagram below shows. It is recommended that you keep all significant images/characters at least 3mm from the edge of the books and 2mm from the spine/cover fold line. If your cover has a patterned background we also recommend using a 3mm exterior bleed for the artwork. if your background is a solid colour you needen't worry about the bleed.

flipbookME Artwork Guide

flipbookME Artwork Guide

Finally because the covers are printed on site and cut by hand we don't recommend adding any borders that adhere to the exterior of the covers or spine on the book as cut and fold locations might vary slightly.

Please send through any artwork at least a week prior to your event so we can test print and cut it and make sure it looks great on the day.

USE ONE OF OUR TEMPLATES - WEDDINGS ONLY AT THIS STAGE

We have a number of templates for which you can sub your names/text/dates into. Please see below examples. All you need to do is email us the number of the template you have chosen and the details of the text/date changes you need made. 

ASK US TO DESIGN A COVER USING YOUR IDEAS OR ELEMENTS

If you have an idea or you have a logo, image, font etc that you would like used in your cover email us to describe what you are after and we will let you know what we can do. If you have the high resolution images/elements and any font files that we might need we can normally help you out with this. Alternatively you can select any elements from the archive at www.graphickstock.com for us to create a cover with.

Offering the best range of photobooths in Sydney, unparalleled service and unbeatable value, photoboothME is your Sydney expert for photobooth hire services. photoboothME offers wedding photobooth hire and corporate functions photobooth hire, as well as photobooth hire for parties, formals, marketing events and more, so speak to us today about how we can make your special occasion better than ever!

Photobooth Hire Sydney - How to Photobooth 101

Haven't we all wanted to take the coolest photos in the Photo Booth at either your own or someone else’s gathering? But how do you make sure its going to get the fame it deserves. We thought we would help you out with some handy tips to put together the best choreographed photo strip EVER!

Firstly, You need to gather the gang. You need to be selective with who can help you create the most awesome photo… You don't want to be stuck with some distant relative that has no idea what they're doing. Consider the size of the booth and how many people can fit in to maximise the photo (It’s just not going to be right if there are too many people just squished in).

Now here comes the tricky part! You have to plan the poses, it just wouldn't be right with half of the group making the silly faces and the other half just smiling nicely. Keep everyone on the same page! The decision needs to made whether you are acting something out or simply being silly, either way ensure it shows your true personality!

And how could you forget one of the most important components of most Photo Booth fun….The Props! With the limited time of 4 seconds between each shot it is imperative to have your props lined up and ready to go for maximum posing time.

Now here is the most important secret to mastering Photobooths... Are you ready? It is all about having fun, there is no good or bad photos, they all make the night and you and your friends are sure to laugh about all of them for years to come. The key is to just go for it, lose yourself in the moment and the only way to find your way is to test out every Photobooth you see. 

Happy Photobooth Hunting!

P.S. When it comes to photobooths, there is no better option than the team at photoboothME. Visit www.photoboothme.com.au/pricing to see our products and the great deals we have available.

Offering the best range of photobooths in Sydney, unparalleled service and unbeatable value, photoboothME is your Sydney expert for photobooth hire services. photoboothME offers wedding photobooth hire and corporate functions photobooth hire, as well as photobooth hire for parties, formals, marketing events and more, so speak to us today about how we can make your special occasion better than ever!

photoboothME wedding logo templates

photoboothME's photo booths create endless customisation possibilities with the photo strips. To ensure your photo strips look great on your wedding day we have started creating some templates for you. The first nine templates are ready to go. Some of these are just wacky ideas of ours and others are similar to requests and logos we have used in hires in the past. Check back for the next nine templates some time soon.

photoboothME HD wedding logo templates 1 to 9.

Love one of these templates? Send us an email and tell us what text to put in the place of the dummy text on the strip and we will mock it up for you.

Of course if you want to customise your logo in your own way we have a guide here and if you just want to use an image/monogram you already have with or without some custom text we can also do this for you.

As with all of our logo options, these are absolutely free with all photo booth hires.

Offering the best range of photobooths in Sydney, unparalleled service and unbeatable value, photoboothME is your Sydney expert for photobooth hire services. photoboothME offers wedding photobooth hire and corporate functions photobooth hire, as well as photobooth hire for parties, formals, marketing events and more, so speak to us today about how we can make your special occasion better than ever!

photoboothME logo design made easy

Help us customise a logo for your photo booth hire.

If you would like a log on your HD photo booths but you haven't got the time, know how or software to design your own logo this is the blog post for you. If you can answer a few questions for us we can go ahead and design your logo.

What colour do you want the background of your strips?

photoboothME photo booth hire background strip colour examples.

photoboothME photo booth hire background strip colour examples.

Most people go with plain white, and most ofthe remainder go with plain black. But if you are Brazilian you are going to go with green and gold aren't you. If you want a custom colour tell us what colour you would like, or better still send us an image/file or even RGB or CMYK values of the colour that your would like.

Where do you want your logo?

Our traditional photo booths always place the logo at the bottom of the strips. I guess it would be a horrible pun to say that traditionally logos end up on the bottom of photo strips but I guess we just did. With the HD booths we can also place the logo at the top of the strips, or in between the 2nd and 3rd photos on the strip.

Did you want your logo to be only text? If so then what did you want to say in your logo?

Most wedding clients would like to just display the bride and grooms name and the wedding date. Most birthdays use the birthday persons name, sometimes adding the date, year or month as well.

Do you have a photo, image or element (e.g heart, flower, monogram) that you want as the logo or part of the logo?

If you answer is yes, send us the file and tell us where. Please note sometimes the image may be too intricate to be displayed clearly in such a small space or the file might be too low quality to print out well. In these cases we will let you know and see if there is an alternative. As a general rule send us the highest resolution that you can get and keep it nice and simple. Your logo usually ends up about 1.5 - 3cm tall and 4 cm wide so it isn't much space for content.

What fon't would you like to use?

We have some examples of popular fonts below, but we are happy to use any font you like. All you need to do if your font isn't in the list is send us the font file (.ttf please) and we will use that to create your logo. Can't choose between two fonts? That's OK just let us know which ones you are tossing between and we can mock both up for you.

Our selection of popular fonts, click to enlarge.

For those asking who Lazlo and Olga are, they are two of our HD photo booths. Yep we give them names.

So how do I tell you guys all this information?

That is simple. Copy and paste from below into an email and send it to Rupert. Obviously with all the answers to your questions and any other information you might want to add. Don't forget to attach any images/fonts or examples.

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Background Colour:

Logo Placement:

Text: (please seperate into lines - usually 2 - 3 lines max):

Any other elements on the logo:

Font:

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Offering the best range of photobooths in Sydney, unparalleled service and unbeatable value, photoboothME is your Sydney expert for photobooth hire services. photoboothME offers wedding photobooth hire and corporate functions photobooth hire, as well as photobooth hire for parties, formals, marketing events and more, so speak to us today about how we can make your special occasion better than ever!

Photo booth logos

As you can see from the photo below just about anything that can be two dimensionally presented is possible in terms of photo strip customisation with our photo booths. We can change add a background, move the photos around, have 1, 2, 3 or 4 photos on each strip, put a message or logo above, below or between the photos.

Some examples of customised photo strips from previous photo booth hires

We know every event is different, and for a lot of people they want their event to be unique which means we don't want everyone to have the same logo on their photo strips. Rather than just give you some templates (which we do also do) we would like to give you some options in designing your own logos, or having us design one for you.

If you have booked a photo booth hire from us then this is where you can decide on how to customise your strips.

Do I even need customise my photo strip?

No you don't - as you can see from the example a few questions below. The photo strips look great without a logo at all.

How big can my logo be?

Honestly, as big as you want. But since the idea of having a photo booth is the photos we recommend keeping to the standard sizes we have outlined below. Please note with the Large and XL logos in the traditional booths we actually trim a little bit off the top and/or bottom of the original photos. If you have another idea fee free to ask us and we will tell you if it is possible.

So what are those sizes?

We thought you would never ask. Check out the examples below. The sizes we quote are for the artwork to fit on the strips. The actual strips themselves are 151 x 51 mm so you will need to do some mathematics or just imagine the final size of the logo on the strip.

Logo sizing, photos taken from previous photo booth hires. Click to enlarge

Who does the designing?

You can design your logo for us, or you can have us design it for you based on your description. If you are happy to take what you have learnt so far and design your own logo then take the sizes from the above photo and go for it. Please send us through a high resolution jpg of the log. If you are after a background colour, pattern or photo please also send details of that through as well. Send them through to info@musiq.com.au and we will mock up a photo strip for you to confirm everything.

If you want us to design your logo, there is a blog post for that. Click here to check it out.

Offering the best range of photobooths in Sydney, unparalleled service and unbeatable value, photoboothME is your Sydney expert for photobooth hire services. photoboothME offers wedding photobooth hire and corporate functions photobooth hire, as well as photobooth hire for parties, formals, marketing events and more, so speak to us today about how we can make your special occasion better than ever!