DigitalCustom Signs Deal With FujiColor West To Bring Digital Photo Editing to Western Japan

Jun 11, 2002, 01:00 ET from DigitalCustom Group, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- DigitalCustom Group, Inc. today
 announced that it has signed an agreement with FujiColor West Japan to offer
 comprehensive custom digital editing services in Western Japan.  Under the
 agreement, FujiColor West will roll out photo restoration, skin repair,
 glamourization and a host of other custom photo editing services through its
 more than 20,000 retail photo collection facilities, which are primarily on
 the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu in Western Japan.
     DigitalCustom will provide all custom digital editing fulfillment
 services.  The products are expected to be rolled out during the next year,
 after a five-month testing period.  FujiColor West will handle all printing
 for custom editing orders, and will offer a variety of frame and other display
     DigitalCustom's President, Jeff Makoff, said, "Our relationship with
 FujiColor West will give tens of millions of Japanese consumers access to
 services that were largely unavailable in Japan.  Custom digital editing is a
 core service of digital photography.  Due to the long history of photography
 in Japan, there is a significant market for high quality photo restorations.
 Japanese consumers also have led the way in adopting digital photo technology.
 This agreement marks the end of 'You're Stuck With It' photography in Western
     Koichi Takeuchi, President of FujiColor West said, "There is an untapped
 market for custom digital editing services in Japan.  By next year, consumers
 who live in Western Japan will be able to have defects in an image
 professionally restored.  This will change the consumers' perception of what
 can be done with an image.  We are impressed with DigitalCustom's ability to
 produce the high quality our customers will require."
     About DigitalCustom
     DigitalCustom Group offers custom digital photo editing services to photo
 retailers, marketing agencies, media companies, photographers, in-house
 corporate creative departments and consumers (through "DigitalCustom" and
 "Image-Edit & Art").  DigitalCustom's corporate offices are in San Francisco,
 California and its worldwide customer service facility is in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 More information about DigitalCustom Group is available on the company's
 corporate/professional Web site at and its
 consumer site at  DigitalCustom is represented in
 Japan by Mr. Tomo Nakagawa, Japan Business Development Representative
      Agency Contact:
      Karen Thomas Thomas PR
      Company Contact:
      Jeffrey Makoff, President
      DigitalCustom Group
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