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BannerXpress kiosk

Portable devices might have replaced paper tickets, but holding up your smartphone to welcome home a loved one just doesn't have the same emotional impact as a large banner that can now be printed on demand at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport.

The BannerXpress kiosk was recently installed inside the airport's arrivals area, allowing the friends and family of passengers to create and print 'welcome home' banners with custom fonts, graphics, messages and background images.

The kiosk accepts debit and credit cards and charges from around $5.30 for a small banner, to up to $20 for the largest option which are printed on a canvas material in just a couple of minutes. As for balloons and flowers, that's still something you'll have to remember before you get to the airport. [BannerXpress via Output Magazine]

Source: gizmodo.comAdded: 13 December 2011