Category: Global ID

For the stores

Information for stores who have or need our equipment …

Who we are

As Australia’s largest, non-government passport photo equipment provider, we know our responsibility is to provide quality equipment and service at an affordable price, so that our customer stores are a credible alternate supplier of passport and ID photos to the Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Global ID System is a true turn key operation. The equipment includes:

  • Printer
  • High quality Dye-Sublimation 400 dpi
  • Camera Nikon or Fuji Lens capture
  • Portrait Light Studio
  • Software Bio-Metric optimisation to government specifications

Our equipment is of the highest quality as is our customer service. Software does allow for emailing of images to government agencies.

Additional upgrades to the above equipment are available, with higher speed printers, SLR Cameras, Wifi connection and the supply of laptops.

Photos from the above equipment satisfy all government requirements.

Direct capture and emailing of the image is possible with a software addition if this is ever required by the government.

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      For the Stores

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      APE Distribution is the largest non-Government distributor of passport systems in Australia with more than 1000 retail stores across Australia including post offices, pharmacies and travel agents. The company prides itself on providing clients with exceptional customer service for more than 30 years and has representatives in all major cities.

      In 2006 the company developed Australia’s first digital passport system. Industry need a replacement to the standard Polaroid camera as government regulations tightened on what was acceptable as a photo for passport use.

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      In 2017 the company developed the Global ID Solution so that their customers could more easily conform to changing government regulation. The introduction of the Global system has been a major success that has resulted in international sales and also some very large Australian organisations considering using the system exclusively.

      The future for APE Distribution is to keep innovating and distributing products that make it easy and profitable for stores to offer an efficient service that their customers enjoy.