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Exciting Updates at Zookbinders!

Exciting Production & Management Updates at Zookbinders!

Who doesn’t love new things, innovations, and improvements, especially when it comes to professional wedding albums? Well, we do! Zookbinders has just shared an exciting update and we want to be sure all our customers are in the loop. Drum roll please … Zookbinders is now a McKenna company! As thrilled as our team is about this announcement, we understand that there will be questions. Let’s take a look at what this new venture means for our customers with some exciting updates at Zookbinders!


From matted albums to digitally designed flush mount albums, Zookbinders is in a much different place now than where we started in 1995. As we pivoted through industry changes, we have always been focused on workflow for photographers selling albums, and helping those business owners increase profitability.

Our high quality albums for professional photographers have been the flagships of our brand. The services at Zookbinders are designed to support photography business. Our reliable customer care, and attention to detail are what we pride ourselves on. We also realize we have the potential for more. 

“For nearly three decades, Zookbinders has led the charge with innovation in the photo album industry. Now, we’re thrilled to share our latest milestone: Zookbinders is becoming a part of the McKenna family, a prominent leader in the professional photography lab industry. This announcement represents a new chapter in our journey, one that promises even greater strides in innovation and service excellence.” – Mark Zucker, President, Zookbinders

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For decades Zookbinders has manufactured premium professional photo albums in Deerfield, Illinois. Now, as a McKenna company, our album production will move to Waterloo, Iowa.


Established in 1969, McKenna has been a leader in printing services dedicated to the photographic community. McKenna, located in Waterloo Iowa, has been providing printing services nationally and internationally for over five decades. McKenna’s commitment to excellence in product, service, and delivery has made them a trusted partner for professional photographers everywhere. You can see why the team at Zookbinders is so enthusiastic about becoming part of this fantastic operation. 

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Zookbinders’ customer service representatives visited with other employees and toured the Waterloo, Iowa facility. From left to right: Len Searfoss, Vice President; Maureen Miller, Customer Service; Tori Hionis, Customer Service; Melissa Genson, Customer Service; Jared Mason, President.

A big plus for a smooth transition in production is that McKenna has been Zookbinders’ back-up printer for the past two years. Our standards are nothing new to their expansive and experienced team! They are expertly familiar with the high-quality albums that our Zookbinders clients expect.

“We, at McKenna, are excited to add Zookbinders to our family. Over the last several years, we have had great success providing overflow printing services to Zookbinders. Because of this relationship, it has allowed our teams to ensure a seamless integration. The decision for Zookbinders to become a McKenna company was driven by the recognition of our shared values and complementary strengths in the professional photographic industry.” – Jared Mason, President, McKenna

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We are here to answer any questions that arise during this time. The first thing you need to know is that Zookbinders will continue to deliver exceptional professional photo albums.


Now we KNOW there are  going to be questions, so let’s answer some of the most common concerns.”

  • Zookbinders pricing, products and services will remain the same.
  • The exceptional quality continues with shorter turnaround times.
  • You will be greeted by the same familiar staff, Tori, Melissa, and Maureen, and will be provided the same exceptional sales and customer service.
  • Mark Zucker will continue to stay on in an advisory role.
  • Orders will now be processed in McKenna’s larger facility with expanded staff in Iowa.

You can find a complete FAQ list HERE.

The Zookbinders team is excited about the announcement!  We trust this venture will elevate your experience and support your business endeavors moving forward.

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