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Vistaprint to open new manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas News Press releases 

Vistaprint to open new manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Vistaprint, the leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to small business owners, plans to open a new 322,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Southern Dallas to support its continued growth in North America and further improve the Vistaprint customer experience. The company expects to invest $50 million over the next couple of years... Read More
EISA announces awards in photographic products News 

EISA announces awards in photographic products

EISA Awards 2018-19: Awarding performance and innovation in Consumer Electronics EISA, the Expert Imaging & Sound Association (www.eisa.eu) reveals the winners of its 2018-2019 Awards. Technical experts from over 55 leading specialist magazines and websites in 27 countries across the world have recognized and awarded no fewer than 74 products as the best in their categories. These include the EISA... Read More
July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017 News Press releases 

July retail sales increase 4.9 percent over 2017

Results Support NRF Revised Forecast of 4.5 Percent for the Year WASHINGTON, August 15, 2018 – July retail sales were up 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted from June and increased 4.9 percent unadjusted year-over-year, giving the industry a solid kickoff for the third quarter as consumers continued to spend despite concerns about the growing trade war, the National Retail Federation said... Read More
The shift away from free in online photo News 

The shift away from free in online photo

In search of better margins, big brands are moving away from regular discounts There’s no question the online photofinishing market is becoming mature, as print volume shifts to mobile and, particularly, to apps. In recent earnings reports, some big brands indicated a move away from free offers to improve margins. Understandably, they are taking a hit on volume but are... Read More
One of Japan’s most innovative photo commerce companies selected Taopix for use across multiple brands News Press releases 

One of Japan’s most innovative photo commerce companies selected Taopix for use across multiple brands

Grand Address, one of Japan’s most innovative photo commerce companies, has selected the world’s leading provider of photo commerce software, Taopix, as a core platform for the next phase of its ambitious growth plan. Grand Address is a Japanese technology and E-commerce Company providing a range of sophisticated and high-quality personalized photo products to the consumer and enterprise market. With... Read More
MailPix acquires printing division of Photobucket News Press releases 

MailPix acquires printing division of Photobucket

Photobucket’s PrintShopLab is fifth MailPix acquisition Huntington Beach, CA – MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting e-commerce company, announces the purchase of the printing division of Photobucket Corp. Terms were not disclosed. PrintShopLab, at www.printshoplab.com, continues in partnership with the privately held Photobucket. “MailPix is excited to partner with one of the premier online photo hosting sites,” says Fred H.... Read More
Kodak announces second-quarter earnings, will divest its flexographic division Earnings reports News 

Kodak announces second-quarter earnings, will divest its flexographic division

Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., reported second-quarter financial results for 2018, delivering net earnings of $4 million on revenues of $372 million and continued growth in its KODAK SONORA Process-Free Plates, KODAK FLEXCEL NX Packaging and KODAK PROSPER Inkjet businesses. The company also it ended the quarter with a cash balance of $275 million and expects to generate cash in... Read More
RINGFOTO, europafoto plan to become one group News 

RINGFOTO, europafoto plan to become one group

Above, RINGFOTO and europafoto executives: Robert Edel, member of the board; europafoto; Christof Bergmann, CEO, europafoto; Peter Kleiber, member of the board europafoto; Peter Hamer, stellv. head of the board, europafoto; Rainer Lamprechter, stellver. head of the board, RINGFOTO; Andreas Mantey, head of the board, europafoto; Michael Gleich, CEO, RINGFOTO; Dr. Vincent Meyer, member of the board, RINGFOTO; Ralf Duderstadt,... Read More
IPI has epic IPIC 2018 conference News 

IPI has epic IPIC 2018 conference

More than 300 industry photo-specialty dealers gathered in Henderson, Nev., July 16-18, for the annual IPIC conference by the IPI Member Network. This year’s theme was “Be Bold,” which showed by a large number of member-driven or requested topics. Once again, the conference was preceded by themed boot camps on topics of school and sports photography and consumer events. During the... Read More
Shutterfly announces second quarter 2018 financial results Earnings reports News Opinion Press releases 

Shutterfly announces second quarter 2018 financial results

[Editor’s Note: The press-release text featuring the major points of the Shutterfly second-quarter earnings release is below, followed by a link to the extensive tables. A review of the detailed tables does provide some interesting information, including this by-segment breakdown in the Shutterfly Consumer Business: Appendix 1.5 Shutterfly, Inc. Shutterfly Consumer net revenue by Brand (In thousands) (Unaudited) Three Months... Read More
Recipe for a profitable Talking Portrait Feature News Opinion 

Recipe for a profitable Talking Portrait

What’s America’s favorite recipe for making profitable Talking Portraits for the professional high volume photographer?  It’s a little early to know for sure, but I have discovered what is cooking up well in central California that I’m glad to share… In case you are not familiar with the new eProducts known as Talking Portraits, they are 20- to 45-second long... Read More
muvee launches Albumstory AI photobook maker SDK Feature News SDKs and APIs 

muvee launches Albumstory AI photobook maker SDK

The big news in photobooks these days is not printing, binding or substrates, but artificial intelligence (AI). Google has backed into the business through its Google Photos service, using AI to gather pictures and suggest a photobook. The book itself is pretty basic – limited to a single photo per page – but for many consumers, it will suffice. To... Read More
Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear announce merger News Press releases 

Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear announce merger

Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear LLC, innovators in premium camera bag design, today announced the merger of the two companies, creating an integrated product suite for professional and advanced photographers SANTA ROSA, Calif. (PRWEB) August 01, 2018 Think Tank Photo Inc. (“Think Tank”) and MindShift Gear LLC (“MindShift”), innovators in premium camera bag design, today announced the merger of... Read More
Venus Optics officially announces the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens, a weird but revolutionary lens for macro videography News 

Venus Optics officially announces the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe lens, a weird but revolutionary lens for macro videography

Tubular barrel, Waterproof & built-in LED design unlock shooting possibilities. Anhui China, Aug 1, 2018 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, are proud to announce the Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe Lens, a unique & revolutionary macro tool. Laowa 24mm f/14 2x Macro Probe is the world’s first... Read More
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