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Service Details, Support and Photo Booth Frequently Asked Questions

 

Getting Started How to Setup The Curtains How to Start a Business
How to Setup the Booth How to Transport the Booth Ask a Question
Install Tablet, Camera, and Printer Maintenance, Parts and Supplies Contact Us
Connecting an External Monitor Adjusting the Camera Height Booth Size / Dimensions
     
Scrap Books    

 

 

Getting Started

MS Surface Pro 2
Setup Your Tablet:
You will need to setup and customize your MS Tablet and get it ready to install the booth software and printer driver.
 

Photo Booth Software

Install Your Photo Booth Software and Printer Driver:
After your tablet is ready and you have ran updates, install the photo booth software. You will want to adjust the software settings and customize your prints with your company logo and text.

After the photo booth software is installed, install the Printer Driver (DNP RX1 Print Driver Download)... DO NOT connect the printer until the driver is successfully installed.

 

Canon Camera Live View
Canon Camera Auo Off

Setup the Camera:
In the camera's settings, make sure "Live View" is enabled and make sure "Auto Power Off" is Disabled.

To get really good, in-focus pictures you will want a lens that has "AF" Auto Focus capabilities. There is a little switch on the lens to change it from "MF" to "AF".

 

Camera Power Supply

Photo Booth Camera

Photo Booth Camera Mount

Photo Booth Power Supply

Photo Booth Computer

Photo Booth Tablet

Install Camera, Printer and Tablet Into The Booth:
Insert the camera power supply into the battery slot of the camera and plug the cord into the power strip. Connect the micro USB cord into the camera. Connect the camera to the camera mount using the necessary number of spacers to center the camera in the hole.

Plug the photo booth into an outlet (power cord is in an inset holder at the bottom left corner of the booth). Slide the tablet into the angled mount, bottom first, then tip the top into place. Pull down the bolt latch to secure the Tablet into place. Connect the power cord to the Tablet and plug the cord into the power strip.

Slide the printer into the printer cabinet and center it. Push it all the way to the front of the cabinet and connect the print output tray to the printer from the front. Plug the printer into the power strip.


Photo Booth Printer Photo Booth Printer Tray

 

USb Hub

Connect the Equipment:
Plug the USB Hub into the Tablet. Plug the camera and the printer into the USB Hub. Turn the camera on and power on the printer.

 

Photo Booth Printer Driver

The Printer and Camera Should Automatically Install:
The printer may take a few minutes to install. After it is installed, go to your Control Panel — Devices and Printers. Locate your new Printer and double click on it. Click on Printer — Properties. Using these settings you can enable 2" cutting and set your default paper size, etc. See your printer manual.

Launch your Photo Booth Software (DSLR Booth). Click on "Printing" — Select your printer from the window and set your default settings.

Turn on the fluorescent light on top of the booth.

TEST THE BOOTH!

 

 

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Booth Size and Dimensions

 

Photo Booth DimensionsPhoto Booth Back DimensionsPhoto Booth Side Dimensions

Full Booth Size
With Curtains
  Photo Booth Setup Dimensions

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How to Setup the Booth

 

 

Leveling The Base

Adjust Photo Booth FeetPlace the bottom half of the booth cabinet on a safe, flat and sturdy surface when possible. Check the stability of the cabinet by trying to wiggle it back and forth. Adjust the knobs on the very bottom to make it as level and sturdy as possible. Each of the four knobs can be turned in or out as needed.


Attaching The Braces

Photo Booth Support BracesThree braces are included to help stabilize the entire booth. A brace for each side of the booth except for the front / operators side. Turn the wing nut off of each bolt at the bottom of the booth. Slide the brace onto the bolt and tighten it to the booth using the wing nut.

 

Combine the Top and Bottom of the Booth (optional, may be used for transporting)

Photo Booth Lock togetherSet the top half of the booth cabinet onto the lower half. Push the top half all the way to the back of the lower half of the booth so it fits tightly. Feed the thumbscrews that are attached to the lower half of the booth (by chain) up into the metal brace and into the whole. Turn the thumbscrew into the threaded nut tightly.

 


Remove the Printer Door

Photo Booth Printer PortThe prop tray on the front of the booth is connected to a hidden, detachable door. Open the door from the bottom up (connected to booth via magnet). Lift the door so it is almost open as far as it can go. Lift up to pop the door off of its hinges. You may need to twist the door slightly as you lift and do one hinge at a time.

Printer Door Detach


Insert the Printer and Attach the Paper Tray

Carefully lift the printer into the printer port of the booth. The printer goes in front-first so the prints come out the back of the booth for the guests. DO NOT attach the paper tray before you insert the printer as this may break the tray if you don’t get it centered perfectly. Center the printer so that it is lined up with the output tray on the back of the booth.

Photo Booth Printer RX1

Attach the paper tray to the printer. It simply hooks into slots in front of the printer.

Photo Booth Printer Tray

 

Getting Power to the Booth - Connecting Top to Bottom

The main power cord for the photo booth is located on the bottom left corner inside a plastic recessed grommet. You can pull the cord out several feet from the booth or simply attach an extension cord and plug it into any standard outlet.

To get the power from the bottom half of the booth to the top half of the booth, feed the cord from the power strip in the top half of the booth through the whole in the back corner and down into the bottom of the booth. From the bottom of the booth, plug the power strip into the 3-way power splitter.

Photo Booth PowerPhoto Booth Power Connect


Re-Install Printer Door

Carefully line-up the hinges and have the door nearly parallel to the photo booth. Push straight down on the door until each hinge snaps into place. You will here when it snaps in.

Photo Booth Printer Door

 

***NOTE: When you are ready to turn everything on, you should turn the Tablet on first, let it get fully started, then turn on the camera and the Printer.

 

Turn on Tablet, Printer, Camera and Top Light

Locate the long light at the top of the booth. There is a small on/off switch on the bottom left. Turn the light on if it is not already. Please see each device(s) manual for further instruction on how to operate each product before proceeding.


Launch the Photo Booth Software and Test the Booth

If you have any issues, be sure to double check all connections and check that each device is on. Please see each device(s) manual for further instruction on how to operate each product before proceeding. For additional assistant, visit www.photobooth-forsale.com/support.

Photo Booth Test

 

How to Setup the Curtains: Click Here

 

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How to Install the Tablet, Camera, and Printer

 

 

Installing the Tablet

Connect the USB hub cable into the open USB slot on the Tablet. Connect the magnetic power supply cord to the Tablet.

Photo Booth Tablet USb ConnectPhoto Booth TabletPhoto Booth Computer

 

Installing the Camera

Insert the micro USB cable into the camera and make sure the other end is plugged into the USB Hub. Next, insert the camera power supply into the camera and the other end into the power strip. Now, locate the thumbscrew, wing nut, washer and large round spacers for the camera. Slide the washer onto the thumbscrew next to the wing nut. Insert the thumbscrew with wing nut and washer into the camera mounting slot. Place the round metal spacers onto the thumbscrew on the top of the camera mounting bracket. Turn and tighten the thumbscrew into the cameras threads. Finally, tighten the wing nut so that it mount the camera tight to the mount.

Camera Power SupplyPhoto Booth CameraPhoto Booth Camera Mount BoltPhoto Booth Camera MountingPhoto Booth Camera Mount

 

Adjusting the Camera Height

You want to make sure the camera is centered vertically in the designated hole so that the auto zoom / focus can adjust freely and does not hit the sides. This may damage your camera or lens. Use 1, 2, or 3 spacers to get the camera as centered as possible. If you need more spacers, please contact us.

Photo Booth Camera Mount

If you are doing an event for people that are too short to be seen in the pictures, they will either have to stand on a chair or object, you will have to take the camera out of the booth and take the pictures, or you may set the top half of the booth on a table or stand instead.

Photo Boot hon table

 

Installing the Printer

Remove the printer post door before you put the printer in the booth. (see page 7 and 8). Carefully lift the printer into the printer port of the booth. The printer goes in front-first so the prints come out the back of the booth for the guests. DO NOT attach the paper tray before you insert the printer as this may break the tray if you don’t get it centered perfectly. Center the printer so that it is lined up with the output tray on the back of the booth.

Next, plug the USB printer cable into the back of the printer and the other end into the USB hub. Plug the power supply cord into the back of the printer and the other end into the power strip.

Finally, attach the paper tray to the printer. It simply hooks into slots in front of the printer.

Photo Booth PrinterUSB to Photo Booth Printer Photo Booth Printer Tray

 

***NOTE: When you are ready to turn everything on, you should turn the Tablet on first, let it get fully started, then turn on the camera and the Printer.

 

Connecting an External Monitor

You will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Cable or a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Cable depending on your monitor.  You will need a HDMI cable or a VGA cable if your Adapter is short like the pictures below. (Monitor and Cables NOT INCLUDED with purchase)

Simply connect the cable to the Mini DisplayPort on the MS Surface Tablet and connect the other end to your monitor.  The Tablet should automatically detect that a monitor is attached.

Mini Display Port HDMI CABLEMS Surface VGA Cable

 

 

 

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How to Setup The Curtains

 

Photo Boot hSetup Area

 

Connecting the Top Crossbar to the Booth

To connect the crossbar to the top of the booth, simply slide it onto the pegs on the top of the booth.

Top Crossbar for photo booth

 

Carrying Case

The white plastic carrying case contains all the crossbars and leg pieces for the booth. Simply unscrew the thumbscrews from the end cap of the carrying case. Set the case on the ground, slowly lift up the closed end of the case and slide the contents onto the floor. When inserting these pieces back into the carrying case, DO NOT DROP THEM, carefully slide them in at an angle, one piece at a time.

Open Photo Booth Carrying CasePhoto Booth Carrying Case

 

Sizing the Booth

Place the feet straight out from the top crossbar on the booth (approximately 6 inches left and right of the booth). The curtains can extend about 5 feet or so from the center of the booth. You can make the curtains wider if you prefer, just make sure that they crossbars are secure if the curtains get bumped.

Photo Booth Setup InstructionsPhoto Booth Setup Area Dimensions

 

Assembling the Legs

Slide the bottom half of the leg onto the black foot. The bottom half has a shaft sticking up out of it and does not have eye-bolts to attach curtains to. Next attach the top half of the leg onto the bottom half.

Photo Booth Attach Legs to FeetPhoto Booth Assemble Legs

 

Attaching Curtains and Crossbars

The booth comes with 2 longer crossbars for each side of the booth and one shorter one for the back that compliments the crossbar on top of the booth. Two curtains go on each side crossbar and one curtain goes on the back crossbar. You may put the curtains on before you start or after you have one end attached to the leg.

Photo Booth Install Curtains

Insert the crossbar into the eye bolt. Turn on the wing nut and snug it up to the eyebolt DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.

Photo Booth Curtain Mount

Slide the curtain over the wing nut and top crossbar to cover it up.

Photo Booth Curtain

 

 

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How to Transport the Booth

 

 

Preparing to Transfer the Booth

Take down the curtains if they are up and attached. Be sure to shut down and turn off everything before you begin (fan and lights can stay on). Unplug the booth from the wall and feed the power cord back into the booth. Unplug the top half of the booth from the bottom half (power strip from the 3-way power splitter). Feed the power strip cord up into the top half of the booth.

Photo booth power supply

Unplug the USB and Power Supply cable from on the back of the printer. Remove the printer from the booth.

Photo Booth Power Connect

If you wish to move the booth top and bottom together, and you did not secure the two halves of the booth together, do so now... Push the top half of the booth all the way to the back of the lower half of the booth so it fits tightly. Feed the thumbscrews that are attached to the lower half of the booth (by chain) up into the metal brace and into the whole. Turn the thumbscrew into the threaded nut tightly.

Photo Booth Lock together

Remove the bottom braces from the sides and back of the booth. You can store the braces, extra pieces, feet, props, and other parts in the bottom storage compartment.

Photo Booth Support Braces

 

Moving the Booth

Simply tilt the booth back and wheel it forward or backwards. Be sure that the two halves are secured together if you are moving them together. DO NOT move both halves together if they are not attached securely with the thumbscrews.

Photo booth wheel to move

 

Loading and Storing the Booth

Be sure to transport and carry the booth in pieces to avoid injury. The feet plates, printer paper, printer, carrying case and both halves of the booth should be carried lifted and transported individually. The booth cabinet is not meant to support the weight of all these pieces stored inside. You can lift the bottom half of the booth using the built in handle and the top brace. The top half of the booth has built in / inset handles for your convenience.

Photo booth lift and transport

When loading the booth into your vehicle, place all the items in a location where they can not slide around. Do not stack elements of the booth.

Photo booth load in car

Be sure to store the booth in a dry, cool area that isn’t exposed to really low or really high temperatures. Be sure that all elements of the booth are safe from theft and adverse weather conditions.

 

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Maintenance, Parts and Supplies

 

CANON T3I CAMERA
Camera:
We recommend a Canon T3i and a Power Supply.
The standard 18-55mm lens works good.

Canon T3i Power Supply
Power Supply for Camera:
If you get a Canon T3i, you will need a ACK-E8 AC Power Adapter Supply Kit.

MS Surface Pro 2
Tablet / Computer:
The Booth is Designed to fit a MS Surface Pro II Tablet
64GB or Bigger.

Pro Photo Booth Software
Photo Booth Software:
We suggest DSLR Booth Professional Edition software.

DNp RX1 Printer
Printer:
The Booth is Designed for and we recommend a DNP RX1 Dye Sublimation Printer.

DNP Printer Paper RX1 4x6
Printer Paper:
DNP RX1 Dye Sublimation Printer Paper. Recommend the 4x6 size. 900-931c

Extension Cord
Extension Cord(s):
You will need a nice long / heavy extension cord to plug the booth in. **You may want a roll of duct tape as well to tape down the cords to be safe!

 

Other Supplies You May Want / Need:
Photo Booth Props
Props:
A great place to get props is Oriental Trading and any Party Supply Store.

Photo Booth Sign
Signs / Holders:
You may want a sign to say the booth is closed, a big sign to hang on the booth so people can find the booth easier, and a sign to inform people about scrap books and other details.
get a sign from us

Photo Booth Scrap Book
Scrap Books:
Most companies offer a free scrap book.

Photo Booth Markers
Markers and 2-sided Tape for Scrap Book:
Metallic sharpie's work great. YOu want to buy bulk rolls of tape and get a dispenser.

USB Drive
USB Drives:
Most clients will want both the original photos that were taken during the event and the print files on disk. You can copy all the originals and print files right from your Tablet to the USB drive and give it to you client right after the event.

 

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Connecting an External Monitor

You will need a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Cable or a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Cable depending on your monitor.  You will need a HDMI cable or a VGA cable if your Adapter is short like the picture on the right below. (Monitor and Cables NOT INCLUDED with purchase)

Simply connect the cable to the Mini DisplayPort on the MS Surface Tablet and connect the other end to your monitor.  The Tablet should automatically detect that a monitor is attached.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cableMicro Video VGA Display Cable

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Adjusting the Camera Height

 

You want to make sure the camera is centered vertically in the designated hole so that the auto zoom / focus can adjust freely and does not hit the sides. This may damage your camera or lens. Use 1, 2, or 3 spacers to get the camera as centered as possible. If you need more spacers, please contact us.

If you are doing an event for people that are too short to be seen in the pictures, they will either have to stand on a chair or object, you will have to take the camera out of the booth and take the pictures, or you may set the top half of the booth on a table or stand instead.

Photo booth adjustable mountPhoto booth external cameraTable top Photo booth

 

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