Upload and Print Your Own Photos on Chocolate
Want to see your picture on a chocolate bar? That's the concept behind the launch of Chocolography's new website this month. Chocolography sells a patented Food Imaging System that prints photos on chocolate. Their new website lets visitors upload their own photos, view the printing process, and experiment with food imaging in a virtual world.
The printing process uses edible ink in print cartridges that look very similar to an ordinary office printer. "The image resolution is great," says vice president Max Naumov. "People send us all kinds of images--their pets, their kids, their friends, their business logos--we do it all."
Chocolography sells and licenses the Food Imaging System, which can be used as a stand-alone business or incorporated into an existing business. "It's a good match for caterers and party planners," says Naumov, "as it gives them plenty of creative options and another source of revenue."
In addition, Chocolography's most successful licensee, Tasty Image, hosts the retail website and is offering franchise packages that combine the Food Imaging System with the powerful brand and marketing muscle of Tasty Image. Tasty Image founder Derri Cerbone hopes to see Tasty Image kiosks appearing in malls across the U.S. "It's such a fun idea and it has so many applications. For instance, at malls teens love to shop together; they can get new clothes, new haircuts, then stop by a Tasty Image store and have a glamour shot done and we'll put it on a chocolate lollipop for them."
Cerbone also points out that Tasty Image franchise stores offer more than just chocolate--store owners are encouraged to become an event hub for chocolate lovers, and the franchise has experience in hosting chocolate tastings, candy making classes, field trips and summer chocolatier camps.
Orders for custom printed chocolates can be placed online at www.tastyimage.com. Information about technology licenses and franchise opportunities is available online at www.chocolography.com.
The Chocolate Printing Company, Inc. (CPC) of Inwood, New York was founded in 1998. Since then, CPC has created, patented and developed the revolutionary Chocolography™ Food Imaging System.
This incredible system enables the printing of high-resolution, full color pictures, images and text directly onto the surface of various food products.