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Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017 News Opinion 

Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017

It’s been a busy year for the Dead Pixels Society, with the launching of the full blog and a weekly newsletter. Here are the top 10 stories from the website, based on hits and shares: 10) Costco gets into business printing Costco has added business printing to its online Photo Center. The company notified customers of the addition of business... Read More
Costco gets into business printing News Opinion 

Costco gets into business printing

Costco has added business printing to its online Photo Center. The company notified customers of the addition of business cards, banners, postcards and more to its product offerings. According to a notice in December, 2017, issue of The Costco Connections magazine, the services are provided by RPI. The announcement continues the trend of the on-going convergence between photographic and digital printing markets.... Read More
Photo printing poised for growth, according to report Market research News 

Photo printing poised for growth, according to report

Innovations in business models, technology and products are keys to driving photo-printing revenues, according to the “Expanding the U.S. Photo Printing Market” report from F/22 Consulting and Photo Imaging News. While conventional prints continue to enjoy the largest share of orders and unit sales, sustained growth will be driven by continuous personalized product innovation. “It’s critical to reflect on the... Read More
For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick News Opinion 

For the second year, Tom’s Reviews chooses Mixbook as top photo card pick

Popular consumer ratings site, Tom’s Guide, has for the second-straight year selected Mixbook as the top choice for photo cards. Unlike other reviews we’ve criticized here at The Dead Pixels Society, the Tom’s Guide review at least has someone knowledgeable – veteran photo-industry writer, Sally Weiner Grotta – conducting the test. The list of tested companies, however, was a little on... Read More
Consumer Reports does another strange photo print test Opinion 

Consumer Reports does another strange photo print test

For 80 years, Consumer Reports has been the bellwether of reliable consumer product reviews. From washers and dryers to cars and trucks, CR was the go-to resource for unbiased information. Every year, the annual buyers guide – available on newsstands – influenced camera purchases, as the reviewers were seen as unbiased and truthful. Sometimes the recommendations were head-scratchers – like... Read More