Q. How can your prices be so low and the quality high?
A. We use economies of scale to bring you the lowest prices on the best quality cameras. We sell over a million cameras a year, so we have massive buying power and a strong relationship with our factory in China. We do all of the printing and wrapping of the cameras in our factory in Winchester, Va. By doing all of the work under one roof we save money and pass the savings on to you.
Q. Do you sell recycled cameras?
A. Fuji and Kodak, the world’s largest producers of single use (disposable)
cameras, recycle approximately 85% of their cameras, which is in the billions of units.
We are able to offer you some camera products using recycled camera bodies as our effort in helping protect
our environment. Not only is this effort beneficial to our environment by keeping huge amounts of
waste out of our landfills, but it also helps to bring down costs for you, our valued clients.
Q. What is a Custom Camera?
A. A custom camera is a camera that is made specifically for you because you
ordered it. We have over 500 camera designs on our web page. We can't possibly keep batches of cameras
made up and waiting. What we do is make the camera for each order.
A product made specifically for a customer is a custom product. Most of our camera designs are
custom. You can identify a custom camera in two ways: (1) the Item Number on a custom camera begins
with the letter "F", and (2) the name of the camera will have the words "Custom"
or "Personalized" in it. A short visit to a dictionary (such as Webster's Dictionary) will
reveal the adjective "custom" to mean "made or performed according to a personal order."
These custom products can then be enhanced by personalization. You, the customer, can put whatever
you want on the item. This then makes the item personalized.
Q. What is personalization?
A. Personalization is when we add your text and/or your photo or logo to the camera
design of your choice. Personalization can include one line of text on the front of the camera
and up to three lines on the back. Your photo or logo can be added to the personalized camera
on the top left corner of the back of the camera.
Q. Where did my personalization on the customizer go?
A. It has been emailed to you, but your order isn't complete, you will need to fill out any remaining
questions, enter the quantity you would like order and click on the green 'BUY' button.
Q. What if I submit more than one customizer?
A. If you submit more than one customizer, we will use the last one you submitted. For instance, if you submitted one at
3:31 p.m. and another at 3:32 p.m., we will use the last one -- the one at 3:32 p.m. If you submitted one, for instance, on January 21 and another
on January 27th, we will use the last one -- the one of January 27th. Unless, of course, you send us an email and tell us specifically
which customizer to use.
Q. What is a tent card?
A. A tent card is a printed card which you set on the reception tables to let your guests know to use the cameras and please leave them behind. Tent cards are cheap for custom and personalized camera orders (1 per camera at just 3¢ each). You can read what the tent cards say in the "More Info" section on the product ordering page.
Q. Is there a minimum?
A. Each type of product has a minimum and that information is on each product page. For instance, on
custom cameras, the minimum is 5 cameras; on custom logo cameras, the minimum is 10, water bottle labels, the minimum is 24;
invitations, the minimum is 12. Standard cameras have no minimum.
Q. What if there's a price difference?
A. We make every effort to ensure that our prices on our web page are
correct. In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price due to computer glitch or a
typographical error, we shall have the right to refuse to honor that price or cancel any orders
placed for product listed at the incorrect price.
Q. Do airport X-rays harm 35mm film?
A. Yes. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) advises the following regarding film in disposable cameras.
Refer to the TSA's Web page for more detailed information
Never place undeveloped film (disposable cameras) in checked baggage. Security equipment used for screening checked baggage will damage undeveloped film.
Place film in your carry-on baggage and request a hand inspection. You may be required to open the box, canister, or wrapper so a Security Officer can inspect it.
Carry-on baggage X-ray equipment also damages film, but it's a cumulative damage – a minor amount of damage each time it's X-rayed. The more times film is X-rayed, the more damage. Never allow the disposable camera to be X-rayed more than 5 times. It is preferable to prevent any X-raying at all.
The higher speed film, such as 800 speed, should never be placed in checked baggage nor should it be processed through carry-on baggage X-rays. 800 speed film should always be hand-inspected.
Security personnel are required to heed your request to hand-check film in the U.S., and the inconvenience is minor.
When traveling to international locations it is recommended that you check their policies regarding film (disposable cameras) and hand-checking since their policies may differ from those at U.S. airports
Q. Do disposable cameras take the place of a photographer?
A. Amature photographers cannot replace a professional photographer. Disposable cameras at your reception
enables your guests to take fun and candid photos of each other for you.
Q. What should I know about the camera flash?
A. Used properly, disposable cameras are a wonderful thing. When ambient light is low, the flash needs to be used.
In order for the flash light to provide optimal benefit, it must have a solid object behind the subject of the picture to bounce off of.
For instance, a wall. That is why when you see a professional photograph, there is always a wall behind the subject, usually draped with
a curtain. When using a flash outdoors at night, for instance, there is no wall, so the light dissipates. This produces a poor quality
photograph. Another instance is taking a picture of someone in the shade of a tree. A third example is a large banquet room.
Another example of a poor photography scenario is taking a picture of someone in front of a window. In daylight, it creates too much
light; at night, the light from the flash dissipates, yet the reflection of the flash light comes through on the photograph as streaks
Only a professional photographer, with the right kind of equipment which can measure light and distance and make adjustments, can produce
a good photograph of someone in front of a window, a large banquet room, a nighttime event, or someone in shadow.
Disposable cameras are not professional photographic equipment. They take fantastic pictures used properly.
Here is an example of a picture taken in a cave which one of our clients sent us to show us how "wonderful" our cameras are.
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