Atlus Photo Booth Photo Paper and Ink Cartridge
for SEGA / ATLUS PRINT CLUB & PRINT CLUB 2 Sticker Print
(Pkts of 100) 2-459-497-03
Print Club is a arcade machine developed as a joint venture between Atlus and Sega and originally released in 1995.
For ¥300, a Print Club machine will take a of a user's face, allow them to customise the image by adding borders or extra graphics, and then print a sheet of 16 2.5x2cm stickers. While relatively basic in design, the concept proved to be extremely popular in Japan, particularly among young girls, to the point where it was considered a cultural phenomenon in the mid-to-late 1990s.
The term "purikura", used in Japan to collectively describe these machines (both Sega and otherwise), is a shortened version of Atlus/Sega's "Print Club" trademark. Like much of the developed world, photo booths had existed in Japan prior to the release of Print Club, but none were specifically marketed as a form of entertainment.
This original Print Club machine is not thought to have been released outside of Japan.
Print Club 2
Print Club 2 is a arcade machine developed as a joint venture between Atlus and Sega and originally released in 1997. It is a successor to Print Club.
While Print Club 2 is very similar to the original Print Club, it adds more features. Running on Sega Titan Video hardware also proved beneficial for arcade operators - by simply switching the cartridges (and optionally, the cabinet's decor), a brand new theme could be applied to the machine, allowing the contents to be continually refreshed without the need to purchase a brand new cabinet every few months.
Unlike the original Print Club, Print Club 2 was released overseas, but while faring fairly well in parts of Asia, the concept failed to catch on in North America. It is not known if Print Club 2 made it to Europe in any significant numbers.
13cm(L) x 15cm(W) x 5cm(H)
13cm(L) x 15cm(W) x 10cm(H)
Cubic = 0.001950m3