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Canon introduces custom gift-wrapping paper for imagePROGRAF printers News 

Canon introduces custom gift-wrapping paper for imagePROGRAF printers

MELVILLE, NY, October 10, 2019 – According to the recent Canon Print for Action survey1, which explores America’s relationship with print, 30 percent of survey respondents find that personalization is a key feature in making print stand out. Just in time for the holiday season, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce a custom wrapping paper... Read More
Industry notes for the week of Oct. 11 New Products News People on the Move Updates 

Industry notes for the week of Oct. 11

Rumours and interesting items from around the internet Investment in Benny Landa‘s latest printing venture, Landa Digital Printing, reaches $800 million, according to PrintWeek. Vivid-Pix Restore, featuring its new metadata tagging feature, is the subject of the latest Photo Detective podcast. Homegrown S.F. print-on-demand startup, Printify, looks to shift operations to the Baltics, via BizJournals Canon celebrates production of 100 million EOS-Series interchangeable-lens cameras App and software updates Mimeo Photos was... Read More
Nikon debuts DX-format Nikon Z 50, Nikkor 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses New Products News Press releases 

Nikon debuts DX-format Nikon Z 50, Nikkor 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses

Nikon Also Announces the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR, Two New Lenses That Deliver Incredible Image Quality and Outstanding Portability MELVILLE, NY (October 10, 2019) – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the next Z series mirrorless camera, the DX-format Nikon Z 50, along with two new companion NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX... Read More
Great Big Canvas partners with ArtStartArt to help emerging student artists News Press releases 

Great Big Canvas partners with ArtStartArt to help emerging student artists

Great Big Canvas to be Exclusive Licensor of Student Art from University of Texas in Austin, Boston University, San Diego State University, and more – giving art students the spotlight. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Great Big Canvas, the leader in art and photography home décor, announced a new partnership with ArtStartArt, a company that helps creative students from universities... Read More
EverPresent acquires Just8mm film transfer company Acquisitions News Press releases 

EverPresent acquires Just8mm film transfer company

NEWTON, Mass. — EverPresent, Inc. today announced the acquisition of Just8mm.com.  This merger brings together the Northeast’s largest full-service family memories company with the nation’s leading film transfer specialist.  For EverPresent, this combination represents a significant strategic shift into the national market. “Just8mm clients will continue to enjoy the service they are accustomed to preserving their priceless home movies, and... Read More
That’s Impossible! Polaroid Originals discontinues Spectra film News 

That’s Impossible! Polaroid Originals discontinues Spectra film

Polaroid Originals posted a blog post that it has discontinued production of Spectra-format film packs. The company does have some remaining packs left for sale. Introduced in the mid-1980s by Polaroid Corp., Spectra format film featured a wide-format print. The cameras haven’t been produced for years and the chronic jamming and breakdowns of the majority of the remaining cameras has... Read More
Adorama renames AdoramaPix as “Printique” News Press releases 

Adorama renames AdoramaPix as “Printique”

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — AdoramaPix, established in 1998 as a pro-quality photo lab by its parent company Adorama, the leading online destination for photography, imaging and consumer electronics, announces a name change to Printique (An Adorama Company), effective immediately. The new name reflects a renewed commitment to providing expert guidance, hands-on care and best-in-class professionally printed products. The company’s new web site is printique.com. The Brooklyn-based lab... Read More
NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent   Market research News Press releases 

NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent  

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2019 – The National Retail Federation today said it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average holiday sales increase of 3.7 percent... Read More
Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 9 II for pro sports photographers New Products News Press releases 

Sony Electronics introduces the Alpha 9 II for pro sports photographers

New Alpha 9 II Combines Alpha 9’s Unrivaled Speed with New Functionality to Match the Needs of Professionals SAN DIEGO, Oct. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics today announced Alpha 9 II (model ILCE-9M2). The latest model from Sony’s acclaimed line-up of α (Alpha) full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, the new model has been created to support working professionals in the fields of sports... Read More
WSJ: Banks struggling to sell $2 billion debt for Apollo purchase of Shutterfly News Opinion 

WSJ: Banks struggling to sell $2 billion debt for Apollo purchase of Shutterfly

The Wall Street Journal is reporting Barclays PLC, Citigroup Inc. and other investment banks hired by Apollo Global Management have struggled in recent days to raise about $2 billion of debt for the buyout of Shutterfly Inc. Due to the tepid reception to the debt, the banks agreed to buy up to $280 million after failing to find enough outside investors,... Read More
Vistaprint chooses AI mobile solution by photobook.ai for photobook creation on-the-go in Japan News Press releases 

Vistaprint chooses AI mobile solution by photobook.ai for photobook creation on-the-go in Japan

Now Japanese consumers can create photobooks easily on their mobile phones and order directly with Vistaprint Japan 1 October 2019, Tokyo and Singapore: photobook.ai, developer of smart automatic photo-book creation software has designed, developed and delivered the Vistaprint Photobook app for Japan. The mobile apps feature AI Visual Intelligence technology from photobook.ai that will automatically suggest books based upon user-behaviors,... Read More
Gen Z: The Next Generation of Retail Influencers and Spenders Market research News Press releases 

Gen Z: The Next Generation of Retail Influencers and Spenders

WASHINGTON, October 2, 2019 – Members of Generation Z influence a significant amount of household purchases and enjoy spending their own money, according to the latest issue of the Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “We’re seeing a shift in the way families shop where children are much more involved with purchasing decisions,” NRF Vice President... Read More
H.I.G. Capital completes growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc. Acquisitions News Press releases 

H.I.G. Capital completes growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc.

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with over $34 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has made a significant growth investment in Circle Graphics Holdings, Inc. (“Circle Graphics” or the “Company”), a leading provider of made-to-order wall décor and branded out-of-home visual solutions. Headquartered near Denver,... Read More
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