Amsterdam, November 7, 2011 - Peecho, the print button of the internet, announces a cooperation with CEWE COLOR. As a result, the Peecho print button will be directly connected to 12 production plants of CEWE COLOR in Europe.
Peecho is a free service to sell professionally printed products from an application or website, making a profit with every sale. It's as simple as a Facebook Like: sign up, get your print button code and embed it in your website. Now, your visitors can buy your digital documents or images as photo books, magazines, canvas prints and more. Peecho operates as the intermediary between many applications and the best production facilities in the world. It facilitates ordering, conversion of user-generated data to print-ready files, production and shipping.
Martijn Groot, co-founder of Peecho, says: “The Peecho print button provides a new revenue model for websites and applications. Next to that, our global cloud print network allows more traditional companies to save a lot of money by offering their publications printed on demand. To preserve the environment, Peecho's philosophy is to facilitate global ordering, but to aim for local production - in only the best facilities, like those of CEWE COLOR.”
CEWE COLOR is a “first mover” in the introduction of new digital technologies and products. Christian Goemann, CEWE COLOR, adds: “Peecho offers customers an innovative tool to create real products from online content. The company bridges online media and production facilities. This expertise can significantly extend our existing business. We are looking forward to explore the possibilities.”
Until the end of 2009, the founders of Peecho were involved in the success of AlbumPrinter, one of the largest photo product providers in Europe. By winning the "Deloitte Fast 50" for the fastest growing technology company in 2008 and 2009, it proved the value of turning digital photos into physical products.
However, there was a bigger fish to catch. The staggering numbers of digital photos and publications stored across the web are a huge, but untapped potential. At that point, there was no simple way to convert this huge amount of digital content to physical products. Peecho was launched to provide that service, opening a giant new market for print on demand. As a result, the Amsterdam-based company won the award for Best Business Model at TheNextWeb conference in April 2010.
In 2011, Peecho launched the ultimate way to sell physical products from digital publications: a simple print button. At peecho.com, it takes only a few minutes to create a button that connects your website or application to a network of the best production facilities in the world. Peecho handles payment, data conversion, production and distribution. There is no minimum order volume or investment required. You can set your own price and the profit is yours.
About CEWE COLOR
With 12 technologically advanced production plants and a staff of around 2,700 employees in 24 European countries, photo service company CEWE COLOR is both market and technological leader. In 2010, CEWE COLOR delivered around 2.5 billion prints, more than 4.3 million photo books and photo gift articles to more than 45,000 retail partners. It generated a consolidated turnover of EUR 446.8 million.
CEWE COLOR is celebrating its 50th company anniversary in 2011. In 1961 CEWE COLOR was founded by Senator h.c. Heinz Neumüller. The company went public under the leadership of Hubert Rothärmel in 1993. CEWE COLOR Holding AG is listed on the SDAX.