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48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 21 2018 11:16 PM UTC +00:00

About

Your Favorite Printed Moments Brought To LIFE!

PhotoBloom AR is a full-service print platform that allows you to make incredible photo products that come to LIFE with movement and sound - using YOUR videos - all through the magic of Augmented Reality (AR).

Simply put:  we're like the 'Shutterfly' for your videos. Check out PhotoBloom AR in action below. Remember, there is NO computer generated animation in this video. What you see is how our products actually look when using our app:

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Making AR Magic is Easy

Creating with PhotoBloom AR is simple and works similar to any photo making platform on the market today. Here is how the process works:

1. Go to our website and choose a product you would like to customize.

2. Upload a video from your social media or computer library and choose a "target photo". This is the photo we print onto the product (and you will scan later). It can be a still frame from your video or any other photo.

3. Preview what you've created, place your order, and ship!

Once your PhotoBloom AR product arrives, simply open our free iOS or Android app and scan the target photo - like MAGIC your video instantly appears and plays directly on your product. It's amazing! Here is our Polaroid Float Frame in action:

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PhotoBloom AR works on a cloud system. This means anyone who has the app can scan and enjoy, which makes it PERFECT for creating AR greeting cards, wall art, photo gifts - you name it! 

And it doesn't matter how you shoot your videos. Got a digital file? You are good to go! With PhotoBloom AR, the possibilities are endless!

Try it Now - for FREE!

Download the free PhotoBloom AR app and scan the photo below (you can scan directly off your computer screen). Imagine what YOU can create using PhotoBloom AR!

Search: PhotoBloom AR on the Apple App Store or Google Play

What Sets Us Apart

While there are similar concepts on the market today, nothing compares to PhotoBloom AR. We are hands down the most consumer friendly option in all of AR interactive print. Here's a side-by-side comparison:

PhotoBloom AR's goal is to make the process of creating with AR as fun and seamless as possible :)

Professional Quality Printing

PhotoBloom AR's print quality is second to none. Our founder's family has been in the printing business for over 40 years, and he has picked up a few things over the years about producing high quality prints.

All our products are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster or FujiFilm Semi-Gloss Photo Board (depending on the product). We use a mix of high-end Epson and HP printers which all print with UV ink systems. Bottomline, anything from PhotoBloom AR is going to be a professional quality digital print.

Why We Need Your Help

There are a couple reasons why we’ve decided to reach out to the Kickstarter community before launching our platform:

1. Backing to help finish automating the platform.

2. To get your valuable suggestions and feedback.

Our team has spent a long time researching & developing our apps, backend systems, cloud storage systems, work order systems (for printing), production/shipping methods, and more. As you can imagine, it's no easy task to make sure everything works in sync. 

The last step is to automate the platform and get it ready for consumer use - this is where you come in. Above all, we need your help to make PhotoBloom AR the best it can be. You are our first BETA users and your valuable feedback, suggestions, comments, etc. will be the key to our success.

Your Pledge = An Awesome Reward!

We are offering these awesome rewards to our backers. You can go to our website HERE to get details on each:

Poster Print & Polaroid Float Frame
Poster Print & Polaroid Float Frame
Metal Frame & Wood Frame Prints
Metal Frame & Wood Frame Prints
AR Greeting Cards
AR Greeting Cards
Metal Frame & Wood Frame Packs
Metal Frame & Wood Frame Packs
AR Business Pack
AR Business Pack

Timeline

Below is our forecasted timeline. We'll do everything we can to speed up the process. We are excited about getting these rewards to you quickly and start putting smiles on your faces :)

Our Team

PhotoBloom AR is team of data, print, video, and photography enthusiasts with the common goal of bring AR interactive print to the consumer market. Below is some info about our team:

Here is a video from our team's recent trip to Austin, TX where we debuted PhotoBloom AR at the SXSW Interactive Trade Show:

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Our Journey...

 A letter from Justin - Our Founder

2 years ago I came across Augmented Reality for the first time in a magazine advertisement and was blown away. It was a picture of a car that when scanned played a video if it driving off! I was immediately inspired to create my own AR printed magic. To my surprise, there was no easy way for me (a consumer) to do that. That was my "ah-HA" moment...

Using my printing know-how and passion for photo/video, I came up with the concept for PhotoBloom AR: a consumer friendly AR interactive print platform for people to easily create magical photo products that come to life. The next step was to find a developer willing to help (I was broke) make a prototype app so I could enter my 1st pitch contest. That was hard, but I eventually found that person... and we won. That was the start of the journey.

Over the last 2 years, that idea has turned into a solid startup with immense growth potential and a creative, diligent team. We've been through a lot, but it's only the beginning. We're really excited to see what the future holds for PhotoBloom AR.

I hope you join us on continuing the journey of making AR magic. Thanks for checking out our campaign and please don't forget to share :)

x

Justin

Risks and challenges

Risk 1:
Too Many Orders All At Once

How We Overcome:
We have strong relationships with printing partners all over the US who have the same professional quality equipment/materials as we do. If at any point we feel we can't handle the workload, we can send the overflow to one of our trusted partners.

Risk 2:
Platform Development

How We Overcome:
Good news: we've already completed most of the challenging components of platform development. It's just a matter of automating the process, making it look pretty as well as easy for you to use. Our technical team has over 25 years combined experience in app and web development for both Android and iOS. We got this!

Risk 3:
Shipping On Time (Frames)

How We Overcome:
The biggest risks comes from things that are out of our control. Our frames are coming from China and will take 30-50 day to arrive. If for any reason we find out there is going to be a delay, we will hire additional help for pre-production so we can get to work as soon as they arrive. This will ensure your rewards get to you on time.

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    Thank You!

    Every little bit helps :) We really do appreciate your support and valuable feedback. Thank You!

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    Special Thanks + Gift

    You rock! We will put you on the 'Special Thanks' page of our website + send you an AR magnet to put on your fridge. When scanned, it will play a 'Thank You' message from us to you!

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    AR Poster Print

    This will be the coolest Poster Print you will ever own. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). Poster measures 17"x 22" and comes with binder clips for easy hanging. 1-year free AR activation included.

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    *EARLY BIRD* AR Polaroid Float Frame

    The Polaroid Float Frame is a modern twist on an old favorite. Your photo is printed on a thick Fuji Semi-gloss Board and raised to give that "float" effect. Set in a 5.75"x 7.75" wood frame that can be hung or free standing. 1-year free AR activation included.

    Choose:

    • Dark Brown or Natural frame.
    • Polaroid (square videos) or Instax (standard video) style print.

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    AR Polaroid Float Frame

    The Polaroid Float Frame is a modern twist on an old favorite. Your photo is printed on a thick Fuji Semi-gloss Board and raised to give that "float" effect. Set in a 5.75"x 7.75" wood frame that can be hung or free standing. 1-year free AR activation included.

    Choose:

    • Dark Brown or Natural frame.
    • Polaroid (square videos) or Instax (standard video) style print.

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    Landscape Metal Frame

    For that smooth look, go with the aluminum Landscape Metal Frame. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). 4.5"x 8" print size, set in a 8"x 10" matte. Frame measures 8.75"x 10.75 and can be hung or free standing". 1-year free AR activation included.

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    Square Wood Frame

    You can't go wrong with the classic Square Wood Frame. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). 5"x 5" print size, set in a 9"x 9" matte. Frame measures 9.75"x 9.75" and can be hung of free standing. 1-year free AR activation included.

    Choose:
    • Dark Brown or Natural frame.

    ** Make it a Float Frame - add $5 **
    • Larger print size: 6"x 6".
    • Printed on a thick Fuji Semi-gloss Board.
    • Print is raised to give that "float" effect.

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    Large Square Metal Frame

    The aluminum Large Square Metal Frame is both modern and sleek. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). 7.5"x 7.5" print size, set in a 12.25"x 12.25" matte. Frame measures 13"x 13". 1-year free AR activation included.

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    *EARLY BIRD* Large Landscape Wood Frame

    Make a big impression with the Large Landscape Wood Frame. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). 12"x 6.75" print size, set in a 16"x 12" matte. Frame measures 16.75"x 12.75". 1-year free AR activation included.

    Choose:
    • Dark Brown or Natural frame.

    ** Make it a Float Frame - add $10 **
    • Larger print size: 13"x 7.5".
    • Printed on a thick Fuji Semi-gloss Board.
    • Print is raised to give that "float" effect.

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    Large Landscape Wood Frame

    Make a big impression with the Large Landscape Wood Frame. Your photo is printed on really nice Epson Ultra Premium Paper (luster finish). 12"x 6.75" print size, set in a 16"x 12" matte. Frame measures 16.75"x 12.75". 1-year free AR activation included.

    Choose:
    • Dark Brown or Natural frame.

    ** Make it a Float Frame - add $10 **
    • Larger print size: 13"x 7.5".
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    AR Greeting Cards (50)

    Nothing is better than getting an AR Greeting Card that comes to LIFE! Perfect for holidays, wedding 'thank you' cards, baby announcements, invites, you name it!

    50 cards per pledge. You design the front, scan instruction printed on the back, inside is blank. Card measures 5"x 7", 10pt card stock. Included are envelopes + 1-year free AR activation.

    ** Add $20 for each additional 25 cards) **

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    AR Metal Frame Package (4 )

    Get your AR wall collage started with the Metal Frame Package (4 pieces). You'll receive:

    • 2 Large Square Metal Frames.
    • 2 Landscape Metal Frames.
    • 1-year free AR activation.

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    AR Wood Frame Package (4)

    You can also start your AR wall collage with the Wood Frame Package (4 pieces). You'll receive:

    • 2 Large Landscape Wood Frames.
    • 2 Square Wood Frames.
    • 1-year free AR activation.

    Choose:
    • Dark Brown or Natural frames.

    ** Make them all Float Frames - add $30 **
    • Larger print sizes.
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    • Prints are raised to give that "float" effect.

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    AR Business Package

    If you really want to 'WOW' your clients, then you need this AR Business Package. You'll receive:

    • 1000 AR Business Cards: slightly oversized 3.5"x 2.25" business card, 2-sided, printed on 16pt gloss card stock.

    • 1000 AR Postcards: standard 6"x 4" size postcard, 2-sided, printed on 16pt gloss card stock.

    • 1-year free AR activation included.

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    Any Package + Lunch Meeting

    Our CEO will meet you for lunch in the SF Bay Area + hand deliver a package of your choice (Metal, Wood, or Business). Discuss custom projects, partnership opportunities, the future of PhotoBloom AR and more.

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    Any Package + Lunch Meeting ANYWHERE!

    Our CEO will meet you for lunch ANYWHERE IN THE USA + hand deliver a package of your choice (Metal, Wood, or Business). Discuss custom projects, partnership opportunities, the future of PhotoBloom AR and more.

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