FAQ - PHOTO BOOTH

How does FUNKY FLIX Photo Booth hire work?

The event holder pays a fee for the use of the booth, This means that it is free for all your guests to use the Photo Booth as much as they like. Your guests have a photograph taken in the booth and generally, 2 photo strips are printed with up to 4 photographs on each strip. You will not have to worry about the operation of our Photo Booths, as it is simple to use one of our photo booth assistants will happily assist your guest through the process if needed.

 

How many guests can fit in the Booth? 

You will fit up to 4 guests comfortably standing set-up in the Photo Booth, or if you prefer you can request the seated Booth option.

 

Do you have Props for our guests to get in the mood for some FUNKY FUN?

We have a range of prop boxes to suit most events and people just love the chance to try them out in the booth. If there is a special line of props you require just drop us a call and we will source them for you.

 

What is the Dry-Mount Album, can our guests write a personal message in the album?

Unlike the traditional guest books provided at weddings and birthdays, our dry mount album allows photos of mixed sizes to be placed anywhere on the page. This is a great way to have a photographic memory from your photo booth event. This will allow your guests to leave their mark at your event! 

We can also provide a silver or gold pen so your guests can provide you with a written message to go along with the photo strip. All of our Funky Flix Photo Booth packages include unlimited double prints, this means that one strip will go into the album and the other the guest will have as a keepsake.

 

Can I supply my own pen and album?

Yes! But you will have other essential things to be concerned with for your special event, rather than trying to locate the correct sized photo album to suit the photo strips, and then on the night, trying to stick double sided tape on each one to put on every page! We have located the ideal range of albums that will go with any event and it will not distort when packed with the photo strips. With all our albums we supply, we will do all the work for you.

 

How can I make sure all my guests use the Photo Booth?

The best response we have found is to have your MC or the life of the party broadcast that you have a desire for all your guests to be photographed and to leave a message in their guest book, most people will make their way to the Photos in a Booth in their own time. A neat way to prompt them is to purchase all of your guests a display frame and place it next to their plate where they’ll be seated, they’ll take the frame up with them to place one of the photo strips in.

 

How many photo strips are printed in an hour?

Generally, each shoot can take three or four pictures depending on the setup. When the Photo Booth is zipping along you could expect about 50-60 sets an hour or 240 individual photos each hour if there are three photos printed on each strip.

 

Can I choose how many photos on a strip?

Yes, the choice can be 3 to 4 photos on a 2 x 6-inch strip. With the 3 photo option, you can have the bottom of this strip filled with a logo or text.

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What is the unlimited double print?

When your guest enters the photo booth it takes up to four photos depending on the set up you ordered (these make up the photo strip) it will then print out 2 pre-cut identical strips. One strip can be added to a photo album and the other your guest will receive, creating a keepsake for them as a reminder of your event to keep. You will have unlimited prints for the duration of the event. 

 

Will my photo prints fade?

No. With the commercial printing, we use they last up to 100 years without the photos printed from the photo booth fading. With the printing process used there is no ink to dry, smudge or run and will resist water damage. With a digital copy of all the prints, you will always have a back up from all of your photo booth prints.

With our FUNKY FLIX PHOTO BOOTH, we can add a logo to every photo strip be it an image or announcement or marketing image. It is suitable for all events, be it your weddings, birthday or corporate functions, we will add the logo to the last frame of the photo strip. We can create a basic message for your or you can send in the logo by meeting set criteria via email, and we will then add it to the programming of the photo booth. This means you will have 3 photos on the strip, not 4 (most people take this up as it is a creates a great keepsake of the event). 

 

What is Dye-Sublimation Printing?

Dye-sublimation printing is a continuous-tone technology, where each dot can be any colour. Inkjet printers, on the other hand, can vary the location and size of ink droplets, a process called dithering, but with each drop of ink, it is limited to the colours of the inks installed. Therefore, a dye-sublimation printer produces true continuous tones appearing much like you would see in a chemical photograph.

Dye sublimation offers many advantages over inkjet printing. For one, the prints are dry and ready to handle as soon as they exit the printer.

Because the sublimated ink is a gas, it disseminates a small amount before being absorbed by the paper. For photographs, this produces very natural prints.

Previously, the use of dye-sub printing was only limited to industrial or high-end commercial printing.

 

DELIVERY

What if there is difficulty accessing the venue?

We ask the Hirer to advise Funky Flix of any possible difficulties in manoeuvring the Photo Booth into the event. This could be rocky ground, soft grass, narrow hallways or steps. We are able to work around most of these, but to ensure the Booth is set up on time, we will need to allocate time to do so, or it could consume some of your rental time. We have a specifically fitted van and will back up to the closest access point and unload the Booth as near the venue as possible. The Booth has wheels on so they can roll the unit into place. But be aware that if there are restrictions to access such as multiple steps, and small entrance ways, we may need to disassemble it outside and reassemble it once we are inside. A charge may be incurred for this.

 

Rental Timing

I'm not sure how long I should book a Photo Booth for?

A typical 3-4 photo shoot takes approximately 3-5 mins. Our photo booth has room for 1 - 4 guests comfortably at a time. This is a guide only and may vary depending on the type of event you hold. If you require extra hours please email Funky Flix Photo Booth 5 days before your event so we can allocate more fun time.

 

What time does the rental time start?

The Set Up and removal will be in our own time, the start will be at a prearranged time that we arrange with you before the event.

 

Can the Booth be set up earlier than one hour before the start of the event?

The Photo Booth will be set up to one hour before your nominated booking time free of charge. circumstances the Photo Booth may be set up earlier at no charge to you.

 

Do I have to choose one of the set packages?

No, we are more than happy to customise an event package for you. Please contact Funky Flix with your ideas for your event and we will tailor a package to suit your concept and budget.

 

What is the shortest time we can hire Funky Flix Photo Booth?

Our packages start at 2-hour minimum hire.

 

What is the procedure for packing up the Photo Booth once the rental time is finished, but our event is still in progress?

Once the rental time is finished we will pack up with the least possible disruption to your event. If this is not possible at the end of hire, we will secure the Photo Booth and pack up the Photo Booth after the event.

 

Payments

I want to book Funky Flix Photo Booth and confirm a booking date, and how do I pay?

You can contact us through our website via our Contact Page or phone 0431 852 560. Once you have decided on a package we will then send you a Confirmation Form with our terms and conditions.

Fill out the form with your details and return to us via email or post. On the form is our bank account details, with this you can make a payment of $200 via Direct Deposit into our account to secure your booking date. Full payment is then required no less than 30 days prior to your event.

 

Insurance

Do you have Insurance?

Yes, as a business we have all the coverage that is required for a Photo Booth when dealing with the public. Our Public Liability Insurance cover is for $20,000,000.

The hirer assumes responsibility for any damage caused by guests to Funky Flix Photo Booth equipment and fittings. If damage does occur to equipment due to guests’ behaviour, the hirer will be billed the cost of repairs and/or replacement.

In order to prevent damage to equipment, Funky Flix reserves the right to refuse service to any person.

 

Other

What if the Photo Booth has a major malfunction during hire?

We are proud of our Australian made Photo Booth as they have proven to have outstanding reliability. However, if there is a major malfunction up to 1 hour from the commencement of operation you will receive a full refund. After 1 hour, a pro-rata refund will be made.

FAQ - FACE PAINTING

Do you hold public liability insurance?

Yes. I do have current Public Liability Insurance coverage for $20,000,000. I am happy to provide a photocopy of currency upon request.

 

Do you have a minimum booking time?

Yes for Business Events there is a minimum of 3 hours for the Event.  

Private Events the minimum is 1 hour. I like to spend at least 5 minutes with each child to fully develop the design that they choose. This will allow me to accommodate 10-12 children per hour, so the time will depend on how many clients are at the event.

 

How many faces can you paint in one hour?

I can paint an average of 10 faces in an hour depending upon the complexity of the designs chosen. Usually, for younger children, I have a basic selection of designs that are quick and easy to do, as younger children don't like to sit still for too long.

 

Will I need to pay a deposit?

I will require a 25% deposit to be paid upon booking in order to secure the chosen date and time. This date and time will be secured once payment is cleared. The deposit is refundable upon cancellation up to 2 weeks in advance. The balance of monies owing is to be paid in cash (or DD or Paypal) prior to commencement of Event.

 

What if I want to Cancel?

Should you decide to cancel their event for any reason (except in unforeseen circumstances which include but are not limited to: death or illness), a notice must be given to me at least 2 weeks in advance. It is very difficult for me to fill a cancelled time slot on short notice. Any monies already paid toward the event will be refunded.

Cancellation between 2 weeks and 48 hours will result in loss of deposit only. 

Any notice later than 48 hours in advance will result in you accepting to pay a cancellation fee of 50% (inclusive of the 25% deposit) of the total time booked unless in unforeseen circumstances.

Should I become ill, the 25% deposit will be refunded and every effort will be made to find a replacement.

 

How early should I book?

For weekend parties please book early to avoid disappointment. Once Deposit has been cleared your booking will be confirmed either by phone or email.

 

Do I need to provide anything?

No. I will supply all I need. In some cases at Private Events, you may wish to supply an area with a table, but I have a table, chair etc.

 

What areas do you cover?

If a venue is over 30kms from Mount Gambier CBD, an additional fee per km will be incurred.

 

How much do you charge?

I charge by the hour for Business Events, Festivals, Expos, Store Promotions and Private Events. I charge by the face at Markets.

 

Can you paint at Charity Events?

Yes, please contact me for more details.

 

Who Can be Painted?

Face paint is not recommended for children under 2 years old. For insurance purposes, We can only face paint on children 3 years and above. However a small design on the hand or arm to younger children. will be offered,  and they will be able to see and enjoy it for the rest of the day.

 

What if I have a rash or other skin condition?

Anyone, who in my opinion appears to be suffering from a cold sore, conjunctivitis or any other infectious skin complaint cannot be painted. 

Similarly, eczema, open cuts and grazes are not suitable surfaces to paint. However, a design on the cheek, hand or arm is perfectly possible.

 

What about sickness?

I am unable to paint anyone suffering from cold/flu symptoms. Hay fever sufferers are advised to have a design on the cheek, hand or arm. I will not paint anyone who appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

How do I get the paint off?

The best way to wash off water-based face paint is to use a wet flannel or washcloth. It is not normally necessary to use soap. Baby wipes are also a way to remove the paint but it is not always the best. Wipes are made for little bottoms and some brands can cause a reaction on facial skin.