PRESS RELEASE: Asukabook USA Launches Two New Album Design Options At Imaging USA 2011 Expo
AsukaBook Maker 2 and the AsukaBook InDesign Tool give professional photographers new ways to quickly create beautiful photo books
San Antonio, Texas – Imaging USABooth #1427 – January 18, 2011– AsukaBook USA, a producer of quality photo books solely for professional photographers and designers, today announced AsukaBook Maker 2 and the AsukaBook InDesign Tool at the Imaging USA Expo (San Antonio, Texas January 16 - 18, 2011) in the company’s booth # 1427. Both layout applications give photography professionals intuitive access to powerful tools, resulting in top-quality AsukaBook albums that will impress clients and prospects. Both free programs are available now as digital downloads from the AsukaBook USA website.
AsukaBook Maker 2 has a simple and easy to use interface, with many image enhancement tools and the ability to use existing free templates or to save your own design layouts for future use. The interface has been designed specifically to help busy professional photographers to quickly and easily achieve the look they want. Similar functions are conveniently grouped together and in categories such as layout templates, Sloppy Borders, masks, drop shadows, and keylines, and are accessible with the click of a single button. Inserting images and layouts, as well as applying masks and Sloppy Borders, can be done quickly by dragging and dropping into the design area. AsukaBook Maker 2 also provides rulers and guides to ensure a balanced design.
The AsukaBook InDesign Tool has been created to offer an additional alternative AsukaBook design option and a more efficient workflow for AsukaBook customers who prefer to work in Adobe ® InDesign®. The free script tool works with InDesign CS4 or CS5 and provides seamless integration between InDesign and the AsukaBook File Checker, which manages the proofing and PDF creation for final book orders. As with AsukaBook Maker 2, photographers can use one of the preset templates or create and save their own custom layouts. More information about downloading and using the AsukaBook InDesign Tool can be found on the “get started” page.
“For most photographers, creating stunning albums is the critical final step in many projects. To meet constant client demands and increasing volumes these busy business owners require layout applications that provide intuitive access to the tools they need, satisfy their preferred workflow environment and give their images the delivery they deserve,” said Sarah Calahan, Business Development Director of AsukaBook USA. “These two new free tools make it even easier to create layouts that show off a photographer’s work and live up to the standard of AsukaBook’s unrivaled print and album quality.”
AsukaBook has developed its services, pricing models, etc. to help its customers meet the demanding needs of their client bases while delivering high-quality products that can drive resale and studio profit margins. To register as a professional user and join the AsukaBook family, please visit the AsukaBook website at: http://asukabook.com/
About AsukaBook USA
AsukaBook USA, an international company located in Bend, Oregon, was one of the first companies to offer professional quality coffee table style printed books specifically for professional photographers. By providing its services direct to professional creatives, AsukaBook USA is widely endorsed by the creative professional because of the exceptional quality of its products that are very popular with their clients. All AsukaBook USA pricing models are designed to help the creatives leverage this value offering to deliver profit through resale. AsukaBook USA is the US based, international representative of Asukanet Co., Ltd. which started manufacturing coffee table books in Japan in 1995, and continues to print and bind books for clients worldwide.
(First posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 19:08 EST)