Independent Photographic Supplies Pty Ltd

              (Trading as iPhoto ) 

Independent Photographic Supplies Pty Ltd was established by Stuart Holmes and Rob Voysey in August 2003 with the aim of providing a range of quality photographic consumables to photolab operators and offers an unbeatable combination of:

• Superior 
Quality products, 

• Better levels of 
Service than previously experienced, and

• Significant 
Cost Reductions, better value proposition.

With more than 250 years of industry experience in both Australian and overseas markets, we feel we can assist photolab operators to contain their consumables costs and remain profitable in a marketplace that is presenting increasing cost pressures.                     

Trading as Iphoto (www. iphoto.net.au), the business is based in Sydney, Australia but has a distribution network that can reach labs throughout the country. We can offer not only superior quality products but top-quality technical sales backup and support for the full range of products we distribute, exceeding competitors' offerings in Quality, Service and Price.

 

 

 


The Principals of the Company

Rob Voysey – Sales & Technical Director                                           

30+ years in International Photo Industry Skills in Lab Engineering & Professional Sales. Formerly the WA Service Manager for Hanimex (Fuji) in the late 80’s, servicing, installing and training on Fuji minilabs. 10 years in Technical support and Photo Chemical Sales UK and Europe with Export Sales Management covering a Territory from Iceland to Moscow. Extensive knowledge base of chemical and digital photographic processes, specifically those related to the Fuji Frontier systems & all Kodak/ Noritsu QSS Minilab Systems and Professional & Wholesale Lab Operations       



Stuart Holmes – Managing Director    

35+ years in the Australian Photographic Industry; Technical Sales, Marketing and Category Management experience with Kodak, Agfa and Hanimex (Fuji) as well as International Professional Lab Management, Minilab Owner/ Operator, and Professional Photographer by Trade (Member AIPP)








OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to independence - and support of independent photo retailers. Our founding principles are best explained by the following definitions of 'independent' from the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary of 1996.

\In`de*pend"ent\, a. [Pref. in- not + dependent: cf. F. ind['e]pendant.]

1. Not dependent; free; not subject to control by others; not relying on others; not subordinate; as, few men are wholly independent.
2. Affording a comfortable livelihood; as, an independent property.
3. Not subject to bias or influence; not obsequious; self-directing; as, a man of an independent mind.
4. Expressing or indicating the feeling of independence; free; easy; bold; unconstrained; as, an independent air or manner.
5. Separate from; exclusive; irrespective.

We are not aligned with any major consumables supplier and operate entirely as a stand-alone, Australian business that is dedicated to providing the best products at the best prices and with the best service support. 

Personalised service is the watchword for this business. Lab owners and operators who become our customers can be confident of dealing with a supplier who understands their needs and is aware of the technical and quality issues involved in premium quality photofinishing.

Our People – IPS Key Personnel – Australia & New Zealand Wide Service

David Hill - National Sales Manager - (Australia & New Zealand)  - 30+ Years’ experience in the Australian & New Zealand Photographic Industry with extensive Technical and Sales Management experience in both the Australian and the New Zealand Markets. David’s background also encompasses Professional Laboratory Management and Process Control, National Sales Management for Fujifilm, and previous tenure as State Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, followed by roles within Kodak Australia - K/Pro National Sales Manager, Sales Manager Kodak On-Site Specialty, Grocery and Professional, Consumer Digital & Film Products Australia and New Zealand and, most recently a 3 year post as Sales & Marketing Manager for Kodak Entertainment Imaging (ANZ)

Bruno Polito –National Marketing Manager - (Australia & New Zealand) – 20+ years Sales and Marketing experience - Several years’ specific experience in the Australian Photo Industry – Includes key Marketing and National Business Manager roles (Minilab consumables and Digital Imaging) in Fujifilm.

Joanna Frederick - IPS Customer Services Manager/ Sales and Office Administrator - Joanna comes to Independent Photographic Supplies (IPS) with 7+ years’ experience of Customer Service, Telemarketing, Sales, Administration and Management within the School Photography Industry, and with this Industry specific experience is ideally suited to the role of Customer Service Manager.              

                                While acting as the Australian & NZ anchor person co
ordinating all local customer service activities, sales activities and general running of the back office between IPS AU and IPS NZ,                                  

Joanna will also assist Sales and Marketing to more closely monitor and manage margin and profitability, across the portfolio of IPS Products, Solutions and Services.

Steve Ong – NSW Business Manager (Professional Markets) – 15+ Years of Photographic Industry experience. Steve is the former Production Manager of Pixel Perfect Pro Lab and Customer Service Manager at AsukaBook Australia & New Zealand. Steve has extensive knowledge of superior print production practices with Durst Lambda, Noritsu & Epson equipment with a Customer Service Focus. 

Steve has an intimate understanding of the Professional Printing Industry Clientele combined with a trained eye in print analysis and workflow management and his endeavour is to support all imaging professionals in fulfilling their business and production needs.

Doug Plant – NSW Technical Sales Agent - 30+ years in Photo Industry. Former Kodak TSR/ ESR Equipment Specialist in Minilab and Pro lab support, Previous Minilab owner operator.

David Slade – VIC QMiPhoto Quality Monitoring Support – 30+ years in Photo Industry. Formerly Technical Director for Kodak Australia . Responsible for VIC, SA, TAS and WA IPS QC process monitoring.

Peter Hofland - National Technical Manager - 15+ Years’ experience in Equipment Maintenance & Service Specialising in Photo Industry Digital & Analogue Systems, particularly the Fuji Frontier 350 printers, SL1500 film scanners, 230B film processors and also Servicing 248 analogue printers, spending over 13 years working with Hanimex and Fuji installing and servicing both photo lab equipment, latterly as a senior technician specializing in software and kiosks till 2014.  

Personally I'm excited by new technology Drylab Products, both the Epson Surelabs Range & Noritsu QSS Drylabs, the Photo Industry in general and Independent Photo (IPS) as a business. I'm also looking forward to providing further dependable technical support resource to Sales and IPS Customers.

Renee Donaghey - NSW Photo Specialty Retail Representative - Renee has extensive Sales and Retail Customer Relation Experience including: Over 9 years Area Business Management across Sydney Metropolitan and NSW with wide experience in the Photographic Industry with Fujifilm Australia, including a total of 15 years of experience in Sales, Telesales, and Customer Service both within and outside of the Photographic Industry.

         Renee’s appointment will further extend the level of Professional Sales Activity and Support into the Retail Specialty Market, with specific focus on the Kodak Consumer and the Independent Photo Business in Sydney Metro and across the State of NSW

Darryn Fisk – IPS Business Manager – Professional Markets in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. 25+ years of Photo Industry experience. Formally the Hardware and Digital Specialist (Capital Equipment and Consumer Photographic Products) at Fujifilm, Darryn’s expertise include territory and account management, and the sale of minilab equipment, consumables, and consumer photographic equipment into the independent retail, professional, and government markets of Victoria. Darryn’s skillset, professionalism, and approachable manner, has already built a strong customer rapport within the photo channel and is a valued addition to Independent Photographic Supplies’ support of the professional market in Victoria

Brian Kearney – New Zealand Business Manager – 30+ Years in Photo Industry with Kodak, Konica & Fujifilm. Experience in Wholesale Photofinishing, Key Accounts Role with Major Customers, Sales and Marketing of Photofinishing, National Franchise Manager for 165 stores and for the last 15 years Sales of Consumables and Minilab Equipment. (One of the most credible Technical Sales people in New Zealand).

Graham Mears - New Zealand Customer Service & Technical Manager - …30 Years’ experience in the Photo Industry as a Technical Specialist and Trainer. Including 15 Yrs. with Hanimex working on Fuji Minilab Equipment, and 8 yrs. with Kodak working on Noritsu QSS Minilab Equipment, as well as 6 yrs. as an Independent Service Contractor, currently spending over 2 yrs. with Independent Photographic Supplies NZ Limited (IPS) as a Customer Service & Technical Manager supporting IPS NZ Customers with Consumables Sales & Equipment Support Services on Noritsu QSS Drylabs and Epson Surelab Drylabs along with ZBE Chromira Pro labs

The IPS Sales Team in Australia & New Zealand are committed to front line customer support. We believe that local representation and personal service is vital for the maintenance and growth of the independent photo specialty trade.

OUR PRODUCTS – Minilab Photo Specialty Stores:

IPS Australia/ & New Zealand also is the exclusive supplier to the Kodak Express Group of Photo Retail Specialty Stores supplying all photographic Products including Kodak Edge & Royal High Quality Minilab Papers and the Full Range of Kodak Chemistry for both C-41 & RA-4 (& SM Cartridge Chemistry), along with Kodak Thermal Media for APEX and G4 Kiosk Printers.

IPS Supports the Independent Photo Specialty Labs with Quality Kodak Silver Halide & Dry Solutions, as well as Noritsu Dry & Wet Minilab Equipment & Media’s, with marketing support in the form of the IPI (Independent Photo Imagers) Marketing Group Membership, see details at: www.iphoto.net.au/ipi.aspx

OUR PRODUCTS – Professional/ Wholesale/ Commercial & Social Portrait Labs

IPS is the Australian & New Zealand Official Distributor of the Full Range of Kodak Professional & Consumer Photographic Products, including the Endura suite of Premium Professional Quality RA-4 Colour Roll Papers & Display Film Media’s such as Kodak Brilliance, Endura Premier, Endura Metallic and Duratrans/ Clear Media’s in all sizes & surfaces.

Kodak Professional also hosts a range of Inkjet Water Soluble Medias & UV Curable Products as well as short run Digital Press Media’s for Kodak NexPress Digital Colour Press, HP Indigo & Electrostatic Thermal Printers. https://www.iphoto.net.au/ep.aspx

IPS is the exclusive Distributor of the Full Range of CPAC Premium Quality C-41 & RA-4 Photo Chemistry as well as the Tetenal (Konica) Tablet Ecojet Tablet Systems Photographic Processing Chemicals compatible with all equipment. https://www.iphoto.net.au/konic2.aspx

CPAC Photo Chemistry combines superior packaging with batch to batch consistency & unique ground breaking 'firsts' in product innovation, including new single-part chemical technology & odorless chemistry. All developers are sealed under Argon Gas to prevent bottle deformation & oxidisation, ensuring product longevity & superior shelf life. https://www.iphoto.net.au/front.aspx

• All Photographic Chemistry is supplied with Australian & New Zealand Spec. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - 

www.iphoto.net.au/legacy/aspxmsds.html
               
 All Products are Fully Backed by Technical & Chemical Quality Control (Q.C.)

                                •
 Full Professional Digital Profiling Support available for all IPS Paper & Chemistry Customers
                       
 IPS also Supplies a Full Range of Digital Media, Inks & Coatings for the Photo Specialty Market

Orders are placed directly with iPhoto Personnel, by e-Mail, Fax, Phone or Online Order e-Commerce.

Photo Technology Equipment – Professional Lab & Photo Specialty Retail Systems:

IPS is the Official Sales & Distribution Partners in Australia & New Zealand for a number of World Leading Photographic Equipment Brands, such as:

Epson SurelabDrylab Printing Systems, offers a superb range of Professionally Profileable Digital Dry Minilabs from the compact desktop D-700 8in/ A-4 Roll Digital Printer, to the unbeatable 12in D-3000 Drylab available in Single Roll (SR) or Dual Roll (DR) Versions

- All with the capability of being Daisy Chained with the bespoke IPS Workflow Manager Software and, IPS Server Dashboard Software Package which controls the flow of orders to individual printers. https://www.iphoto.net.au/IPS_Imageflow.aspx
- IPS will set up and profile output perfectly matched from every printer, giving excellent redundancy and flexibility of operation. https://www.iphoto.net.au/epson.aspx

ZBE Chromira Professional Digital Colour Printers – the stand alone 30in & 50in Digital Printers and World Beating Silver Halide ZBE Chromira 30in Printer/ Processor units. https://www.iphoto.net.au/ZBE-pro.aspx

Colenta AG-X Professional RT (Roller Transport) Processing Machines: High Quality Industry Standard Professional Processing Equipment for: Colour Paper (RA4); Negative film (C41); Positive film (E6) and Black & White film. https://www.iphoto.net.au/colenta-paper.aspx

Kodak Thermal Print Systems – (APEX) Adaptive Picture Exchange, offers a variety of affordable Dry Printing Solutions with modular designs and scalable components, from 900x prints to 2,250x prints per hour (6 x 4in size) https://www.iphoto.net.au/kodak-Apex.aspx

IPS also now offers “IPS Fighting Paper” in both Wetlab and Drylab formats - Specifically as a Promotional Paper to differentiate your product offering to the Market and to ‘Fight Back’ against price gouging by the Mass Merchants/ Supermarkets.

https://www.iphoto.net.au/legacy/aspx/Fighting_Paper.html

Orders can be placed directly with iPhoto personnel, either over the phone, email, by fax or in person, with new e-commerce facilities soon to be available.

Our policy is to give Quality, Service and Price as a complete package. Your orders can be transacted quickly and efficiently using secure credit card facilities. Visa & MasterCard – No Fees, and a special subsidised rate of 1.9% for AMEX American Express… (think of those air miles building up!)..





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