PlanetArt

Leading the Way in Personal Digital Creation

With decades of experience in home graphics software for PCs, Avanquest has taken its digital creation tools online with a network of five successful Web-to-print brands in multiple geographies, all under the PlanetArt umbrella.

  • Simply to impress provides high-style card and stationery products, easily customizable with text and photos.
  • PhotoAffections is a single destination for a wide variety of personalized photo products.
  • CanvasWorld lets you turn your photos into canvas wall art with more features and flexibility than any site in its class.
  • MyCustomCase offers personalized cases for mobile phones, tablets and other devices.
  • Clairebella.com provides personalized gifts for stylish living.

Mobile-to-print

Avanquest has also anticipated the mobile revolution in the personalized products space by effectively inventing the mobile-to-print channel with FreePrints

FreePrints is an app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 that gives users free 4x6 prints, plus enlargements for very low prices. Users pay only a nominal shipping and handling charge. Photos can be selected from the handheld device or from Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Flickr or Dropbox and then easily cropped. With just a few taps photo prints are on their way to your door!


For years it's been assumed that the photo printing industry has declined because photo sharing went digital - through the likes of Facebook and Instagram," notes PlanetArt CEO Roger Bloxberg. "In fact, this is only a partial truth. Our FreePrints business proves that a healthy demand for printed photos still exists among consumers. The problem has been one of convenience. Today's most important memories reside on smartphones, and getting those photos printed has been a real challenge.

FreePrints solves for this lack of convenience and addresses a real consumer need that has long been ignored. Equally importantly, FreePrints uniquely positions Avanquest at the intersection of three burgeoning spaces: mobile computing, photo sharing and personalized products.