Thursday saw Lane Cove playing host to Libby Jeffries and Geoff Hunt, the founders of Momento Photo Books, who came to us as a special favour, due to a friendship with Michael Smyth.
Once again we had a fabulous night, a packed room, lots of questions and discussion about book making and an opportunity to talk to two people who are passionate about producing a quality handmade product that is made right here in Australia. Geoff showed us a video walk through of the book printing process, showing off the Indigo Machine used for the consumer range products, all the way up to the venerable Epson R3880 that is used to produce the premium books that are printed on a range of beautiful Rag papers.
Geoff is the person who designed the Momento software and he gave us a run through the features of this valuable tool. One of our "key" members, who is definitely a non technical user told the audience how simple it was to use for a recent book project.
Libby then demonstrated the range of book options, including binding, papers, covers and all the fine details that go to making a fabulous fine art book.
Lane Cove Creative has signed up to the Momento Pro program, which entitles financial members to gain access to the Pro range of book options, as well as substantial discounts. Judging by the level of interest, we can expect to see some books at this year's Portfolio presentation.