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PhotoAccess' logo. Click here to visit the PhotoAccess website! Mystic Color signs up with PhotoAccess!
(Wednesday, February 21, 2001 - 12:09 EST)

Third-largest American mail-order photofinisher and Internet photofinisher announce deal...

A press release distributed yesterday by Connecticut-based Mystic Color Lab Inc. and Internet photofinisher PhotoAccess.com Corp. announces that the two have signed a deal to cooperate in providing digital photo-sharing and photofinishing services. Mystic will offer PhotoAccess' services to its 500,000 customers under the name 'Mystic Online PhotoCenter'. The service will be launched on April 1st, 2001...

Source: Yahoo! Finance / BusinessWire

Original Source Press Release:

Third Largest Mail-Order Photo Processor in the United States Selects PhotoAccess As its Digital Photo Finishing Infrastructure Partner

Mystic Color Lab's More Than 500,000 Customers to Use PhotoAccess Technology to Transform Digital Photos Into Exceptional Photographic Prints

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2001-- Mystic Color Lab Inc., one of the oldest and largest mail-order firms in the Unites States, chose PhotoAccess.com(TM) Corporation, the leading Internet Application Service Provider (ASP) of digital photo finishing solutions, to serve its more than 500,000 customers who need Internet storage and prints from their scanned and digital camera photos.

Under the agreement, PhotoAccess will provide Mystic with short-term and lifetime photographic image storage services, including storage of its customers traditional film images that have been scanned as well as images uploaded from digital cameras.

Mystic will use PhotoAccess' lifetime image storage architecture (LISA(TM)) and its Photon(TM) Application Programming Interface (API) to provide its customers with fast access to their images. LISA assures each image will be secure from loss, while the Photon API provides all the tools necessary for the company to integrate with the PhotoAccess storage site. Mystic will brand the entire user experience under the name Mystic Online PhotoCenter(TM) to be launched April 1.

``PhotoAccess has the service level and bandwidth Mystic required of a partner,'' said Ed McCabe, president & CEO of Mystic. ``Coupled with its low cost image storage, the combination was ideal. They are extremely competitive, and offer exceptional technologies with which our internal team could easily integrate. This, plus their customer orientation, made them our logical choice.''

``Mystic's large and loyal customer base will be well served by PhotoAccess' LISA system and Photon API,'' said Jerry Barber, president and CEO of PhotoAccess. ``Mystic is aggressively extending its expertise in the digital environment and we are pleased to work with them to add even more value to their customer relationships. Our partnership with Mystic reinforces PhotoAccess' unique position serving retailers, professional photographers, electronics, and technology companies with comprehensive and flexible digital photo finishing services.''

Companies interested in PhotoAccess' digital camera photo finishing services and technology solutions may obtain more information at www.photoaccess.com, by contacting sales@photoaccess.com or by calling 206/264-2488.

About Mystic Color Lab, Inc.

Based in the seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut, Mystic Color Lab is one of the nation's oldest and largest mail-order photo processors. Having grown continuously since its founding in 1969, it currently processes over 140 million images per year for more than 500,000 customers. An early pioneer in the digitization of analog images, Mystic has processed many millions of digital images for its customers since it began its Mystic PC Photos service in the mid-1990s. More information is available at www.mysticcolorlab.com, by e-mailing to information@mysticcolorlab.com or by calling 860/536-4291.

About PhotoAccess

Founded in 1998, PhotoAccess.com Corporation is the leading Internet retail Applications Service Provider of digital camera photo finishing solutions benefiting retailers, professional photographers and consumers. In three weeks, businesses can have an integrated, flexible, branded, and cost-effective e-commerce Web site, hosted by PhotoAccess.com, that offers consumers exceptional digital photo prints and merchandise, online image management, permanent storage, ordering, and delivery options. PhotoAccess also provides customization and licenses its technologies to a variety of photographic, electronic, Web and software development companies. PhotoAccess.com is privately held, funded through venture capital firms, and has offices in Seattle, Washington, and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.photoaccess.com or the Japanese Web site at www.photoaccess.co.jp.

PhotoAccess.com and PhotoStreamer are trademarks of PhotoAccess.com. All other products and company names are (TM) or (R) trademarks of their respective holders.

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