Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking of hiring a funbooths photobooth…but have a question? Read our frequently asked questions to see if the answer is already here.

Are your photo booths easy to use?   The great thing about our booths is we’ve designed them to be extremely easy to operate for everyone. All your guests need to do is enter the photo booth, close the curtain, push a button and pose. The series of four photos are then taken and printed on our high quality photo paper using the latest thermal dye printer and collected from the slot. If anyone does need help there is always the funbooths attendant on hand.

Is the attendant included in the price and how long are they there for?  A fully trained funbooths attendant is included in the hire price and is there from setup to teardown. They are there to oversee the running of the booth for the duration of the hire and encourage your quests to have fun. The attendant is also the one who will make up the albums or keyrings onsite should you choose that option.

My party is on the second floor of a building will you be able to get it in place?  Our photobooths have been designed for this very reason, the entire booth folds down for ease of transporting and getting into venues that are either up a flight of stairs or have narrow doorways. So unlike the more traditional booths this is not a problem for us. (please note there may be a surcharge for taking it upstairs)

How long does it take to set up the photo booth?  We normally allow at least an hour before the agreed starting time to set up the booth and ensure everything is ready for your guests. Please make sure the venue knows that we are attending and has made provisions for us to unload and setup at this time.

What else do you need from the venue?  The main thing we require from the venue is an allocated space for the photo booth. The booth takes up 7’ x 3’6″ of floor space but we need more room than this to set it up and to allow for your guests to be able to access it, we find that 2m x 3m is perfect. Also if you are having the album option we will need a small table and space again for this. The space for the booth needs to be within access of mains power so that we can power the booth up.

How many people can fit into the photo booth?  Our booth design allows on average upto 4-6 people to fit in but if you don’t mind a squeeze and are careful it will accommodate a quite a few more.

Can small children use the funbooth?  Of course they can we don’t like to exclude anyone from our booths. Although children can use the booth on their own we may insist that they are accompanied or under parental supervision whilst they use the booth. Please note we are not a creche service and are not there to keep the kids entertained (although we can recommend kids enteratiners for this

How many prints do we get included in the price?  This is dependent on your guests and how much they use it! When you hire from us you get unlimited sessions for the duration of the rental (approx 40-60 sessions per hour depending on guests speed etc) with either one or two prints per session depending on your package. It’s one reason we include a attendant as if the paper runs out they are there to load more. The basic package includes one print from each “photobooth session”, you can as an additional option choose to have two copies printed from each session.

What size are the prints?  Our standard size is 4″x6″ on the basic package on which the four poses are printed out to form a composite of all the images. We can also offer 6″x8″ prints where you have the choice of either having the four pictures printed once or having the four pictures printed twice in strips so that the two strips can be separated.

Are the prints colour or black & white?  That’s entirely upto the guests to choose. Our photo booths are capable of producing either colour or black & white prints on demand so we don’t need to set the booth up for one or the other in advance. All the guests have to do is press the button of their choice (red for colour or white for B&W) and the photobooth session will start and the print will be in their choice.

What type of printer do you use, is it an inkjet?  We never use inkjet printers in our booths we only use professional dye-sub printers as they are far superior for this type of printing. These are the same type of printers that can be found in many high-street labs and in-store photo kiosks, they produce extremely high quality instant dry prints. Dye-sub prints, unlike traditional prints, also have the advantage of being water resistant and finger-print proof.

What if my guests want extra copies, can they get them online?

Every party or event we attend get’s it own online gallery after the event where the composite images are available to download for free through the party’s gallery. All the images are normally available 24 hours after the party. These galleries can be password protected if you require.

Can I get digital copies of all the images?  Included in the package is a DVD of all the hi-res individual images and composites from the party.

My party has a colour scheme can you incorporate it into the booth?  Of course we can. We can change the back curtain and/or entrance curtain to match the colour scheme you have chosen. Please contact us to find out more.

Can we have the party information and/or company logo printed on the pictures?  That’s not a problem we can add logos, messages, captions and colour schemes to the prints and to the screen inside the booth. Please contact us to find out more.

There will be guests at my party who are in wheelchairs will they be able use it?  As part of our commitment to DDA we have designed our booths so that they are wheelchair accessible unlike some of the other types of booth. All we have to do is remove the seat from the booth and they can go straight in. Also as our booth isn’t a standing booth unlike some other photobooths the camera is already set at the right height for wheelchair users.   Please note due the nature of photobooths being a relatively small space only one wheelchair will fit at a time in the booth although other people can still fit in with them.

What areas do you cover?  We are based in Central Region so cover Birmingham, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire. We are happy to travel to most parts of the UK so please contact us.  Please note in some areas a mileage fee and/or other travel expenses may be required. Please contact us to check.

I want to book you for my event, do I have to pay a deposit?  We ask for a non-refundable retainer fee of £100 when you book, this can be paid by either cheque, BACS or Paypal. The remainder balance should be paid two weeks before the event.