In 1996 a new generation of the family became involved and began to lay the groundwork for a major expansion of the business. Queensberry installed the first computerised mat cutter in the album business and developed radical new in-house software to drive it.
As internet pioneers, we began to attract clients in North America and Britain. Being able to tell stories through photos in albums that were designed to suit the images was a radical innovation in 2000, and an immediate success.
We developed new business systems so that we could talk to our clients personally and deliver promptly door to door. More than three quarters of Queensberry’s sales now come from the northern hemisphere.
Over the years we've been proud to be involved in special commissions for Indira Gandhi, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul, Princess Diana, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Edmund Hillary, and many more since.
In 2001 we released Photojunction, the leading album design software program, which we now offer free to photographers everywhere. Thousands of photographers use the software, many of them choosing Queensberry albums.
In 2003 we bought Chromatek, New Zealand’s iconic wedding and portrait pro lab so we could deliver albums filled with the best possible printing to clients around the world.
In 2010 we entered the new world of digital offset printing and launched the Queensberry Press.
In 2012 we released Workspace, bringing the photographers studio workflow online with powerfully integrated features such as image hosting, online sales and album design.
In 2013 we launched Queensberry Print, utilizing our pro lab and printing expertise to diversify our range of products - now including fine art prints, canvas prints, frames, print boxes and a new simple book range.
These newer ventures are as important to Queensberry now as handmade albums have always been. In fact our most recent innovations, such as Duo albums and our highly customisable press books, would be impossible without our expertise in technology and printing.