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Unibind's logo. Click here to visit the Unibind website! PRESS RELEASE: Unibind Wins DIMA 2009 Innovative Digital Product Award For Photos N Sounds

Photos N Sounds is First Photo Book with Sound
Records Personalized Voice Messages, Child’s First Words, & Plays Songs for a Completely Personalized Photography Experience

Las Vegas, NV, March 3, 2009 – Unibind,, manufacturer of the award-winning Unibind high-quality binding, lamination and presentation product line, announced today that it has won the DIMA 2009 Innovative Digital Product Award for Photos N Sounds, the first photo book that allows anyone to record a personalized voice message.

Photos N Sounds makes it easy to incorporate sound into the cover of a photo book with voice messages and pre-recorded music for a completely personalized photo experience to share with friends and family.  In addition to recording one of a kind messages, Photos N Sounds also plays popular themed songs, including Christmas carols, “Happy Birthday,” and more, that enhance your photo memories, bringing them to a whole new emotional level.  

Unibind Photos N Sounds was chosen from hundreds of digital products on display at Sneak Peek 2009 during PMA, held in Las Vegas, March 3-5, 2009.  The annual award is one of several events sponsored by the Digital Imaging Marketing Association® (DIMA®), a PMA® member association in Jackson, Michican.  DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards recognize products or services utilizing new technologies and/or applications that make the product either distinct or the first of its kind. The product or service must be available within 90 days of PMA 09 to qualify for the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award.  Winning products were selected by a panel of digital imaging editors to receive the prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award.  The awards are given to products or services utilizing new technologies and/or applications that make the product either distinct or the first of its kind.

Companies were asked to submit entries for their product/service to allow a panel of industry press to evaluate the products and services for the DIMA Innovative Digital Product Awards. All entries were evaluated based on the following questions:

  1. Why is this product/service considered innovative?

  2. What sets this product/service apart from its competitors?

  3. How does this product/service benefit its user?

“We are honored to win the prestigious DIMA Innovative Digital Product Award for the ground-breaking Photos N Sounds,” said Rusty Redecker, Vice President, Peleman Industries Inc.  “Photo books preserve the image.  Now with Photos N Sounds, you can also capture priceless sound to further enhance the emotional tie photo books offer for an even more profoundly creative experience.”

Photos N Sounds lets you describe your photos and provide the background story for a photo album, preserve a child’s first words, remember a wedding toast, or simply play a melody -- the possibilities are endless!  Business applications include recording content for marketing pieces and verbal descriptions for realtors selling homes. 

Patent-Pending Technology
Featuring unique, easy-to-use patent-pending technology, recording a message with Photos N Sounds is extremely simple:  just press and hold the record button and start recording your personal message.   Messages can be re-recorded as many times as you’d like.  When satisfied, remove the tab to make your recording permanent.  Photos N Sounds comes with replaceable batteries, with covers available in a variety of colors and sizes.

Available May 1, 2009, Photos N Sounds pricing will be determined.  For more information, see

About Peleman Industries
Peleman Industries Inc, a privately held manufacturer of binding and presentation products founded in 1939.  With its worldwide headquarters in Puurs, Belgium, the company opened its U.S. corporate office in Alpharetta, GA., in 1999.  Today, Unibind products are distributed globally, reaching more than 100 countries. For more information, visit

(First posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at 00:04 EST)

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