Photo Booth Comparison

Information below details the differences and similarities between our classic and digital photo booths.

Also see the following links for more information
Our inside the classic photo booth page
External article: different types of photo booths
Classic Photo Booth Information Page
Digital Photo Booth Information Page

Have any more questions or does this page not answer your question? Please feel free to e-mail classic photo booth at: info@photoboothca.com

Glossary of Questions Answered

#Question CLASSIC PHOTO BOOTH DIGITAL PHOTO BOOTH
1 How does the photo booth makes the pictures? The camera uses light/reflection to take photo strips that are developed on film within the machine. Therefore, there is no computer used here! See how the photo booth works page for more info. The digital photobooth is a new-age computerized machine. It uses an industrial digital camera in conjunction with a complex computer program to take photo pictures that are then printed from a dye-sublimation printer. Dye Sublimation printers, although fairly pricey, are the best printers to use for printing professional digital photos.
2 What is the time in between photo sessions? The classic photo booth has the ability to develop 7 photo strips all at the same time. Because of this ability, a new photo session can begin every 30 seconds. The digital photo booth must complete its photo taking and printing process before another photo session can begin. We have recently *revamped* our digital photo booth so the full process (entering the booth, taking pictures, and receiving picture), takes LESS THAN one minute!
3 How is the photo quality affected over a long period of time? Our classic photobooth and its technology have been around for almost 60 years. The photos taken in the booth can last 40-50 years or even more depending upon how they are taken care of. If you take a look at our Emotions Captured page, you will see photo booth pictures that date back to the 1940's. The fact that the photos are developed on film has a lot to do with their ability to withstand time. Since digital photo booth technology has only been around for about 10 years it is difficult to guarantee how long the photos will last however through our experience we know that the equipment we use is the best possible equipment for digital printing and has been proven to print pictures that last longer than any other type of printer. Further let it be said, that there is no proof other than speculation that these photos last longer than 10 years, since that's when the technology was developed and anyone who tries to tell you their digital photos from a digital photo booth will last a lifetime really doesnt know and is lying to you.
We would love to say that these photos will last just as long as the classic photo strips. In theory, they should last just as long, but we certainly can't promise you that.
As far as the quality, we use the best printer possible for this process. There are many companies out there who we have caught using their home office inkjet printers to print, "photo booth," photos for weddings...these will not last, and are a waste of your money. We ask you to PLEASE beware of makeshift photo booth companies.
4 Type of film/paper used in the photo process? The classic photo booth develops photos on 40mm film and produces a photo strip of 4 photos. The digital photobooth prints photos on a glossy photo paper to produce 2 duplicate photo strips of 4 photos each.
5 How many copies are printed?

One copy of each photo is developed by the classic photo booth. Confused? See how the classic photo booth works page and you will understand why it is impossible for this machine to reprint photos.
Our friendly attendants will instruct your guests to take at least 2 sets of pictures- one for the scrapbook, and one to take home.

Two duplicate copies of each photo strip are printed from the digital photo booth.
6 What are the color capabilities of the photo booth? *color or B & W* The classic photo booth can do either color or black and white photos, however you, as the client, must pre-determine which type of photos you'd like since each type of process uses a different chemical and film set. The digital photo booth gives the user, (your guest), a choice of either color or black and white photos. They will select their preference via on screen instruction once they have entered the booth.
You also have the option of asking us to reprogram the digital photo booth to utilize only color or only black and white photos.
7 What customization can you have?
  1. FREE SCRAPBOOK. See scrapbook photos and options.
  2. A CD can be created from both the classic and digital photo booths. The CD is available for the classic photo booth for $150.00.
  3. Online password protected gallery for 90 days with purchase of CD.
  4. Logo in between the photos.
  5. We can customize all of our photo booths. Our Wrapped Classic Photo Booth Gallery and Wrapped Digital Photo Booth Gallery will show you samples of what we can do! The Photo strips from both can be customized, AND a background can be installed onto both photo booths!
  6. Photo Booth Props
  7. Photo Slide Show with plasma TV
  8. Photo Frames that fit the photograph.
  1. FREE SCRAPBOOK See scrapbook photos and options.
  2. FREE CD OF ALL THE PICTURES
  3. FREE ONLINE PASSWORD PROTECTED GALLERY FOR
  4. Logo in between the photos.
  5. We can customize all of our photo booths. Our Wrapped Classic Photo Booth Gallery and Wrapped Digital Photo Booth Gallery will show you samples of what we can do! The Photo strips from both can be customized, AND a background can be installed onto both photo booths!
  6. Photo Booth Props
  7. Photo Slide Show with plasma TV
8 What are the differnces in rental features? The rental differences will mostly be the customizations reserved and pricing;
Both the classic photo booth and digital photo booth come with delivery and set, unlimited photos, an attendant, and a free scrapbook.
The rental differences will mostly be the customizations reserved and pricing;
Both the classic photo booth and digital photo booth come with delivery and set, unlimited photos, an attendant, and a free scrapbook.
The digital photo booth comes with a free CD and online gallery password protected g gallery for 90 days.

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