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Fujifilm doubles number of X-Photographers News 

Fujifilm doubles number of X-Photographers

The Electronic Imaging Division of FUJIFILM North America Corp. introduced 16 new members join the current group of 16 X-Photographers, beginning their four-year terms on effectively on Nov. 1, 2020. In July, FUJIFILM North America Corporation rolled out several progressive updates to the program, creating more opportunities for photographers to get involved. “Over the past several months, we have made... Read More
Kodak Alaris takes out $50 million loan from UK pension fund News 

Kodak Alaris takes out $50 million loan from UK pension fund

Kodak Alaris, the marketer of Kodak film, kiosks, and Kodak Moments apps, has secured a three-year $50 million credit facility from the U.K. Pension Protection Fund (PPF), according to Australia’s Inside Imaging. The move was made just weeks before PPF becomes a part-owner of the business through the acquisition of the failing Kodak Pension Plan (KPP2). The $50 million is... Read More
Epson debuts first roll-to-roll resin signage printers News 

Epson debuts first roll-to-roll resin signage printers

Epson America expanded its presence in the signage market with the introduction of the SureColor R-Series. The 64-inch SureColor R5070 and SureColor R5070L  have six-color resin ink to deliver prints on a variety of substrates with consistent, repeatable color, the company says. The new printers deliver output ready for immediate lamination at speeds up to 290 square feet per hour. Both printers feature... Read More
Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens News 

Google Photos adds monthly subscription, retail pick up at Walgreens

Google Photos is adding two more ways for consumers to print their photos, including a revival of its monthly print subscription service. Google Photos tested a $7.99 monthly 10-unit 4×6 cardstock photo subscription service earlier this year but discontinued in June. Google uses AI to choose the photos. In the newest service, the photos are still chosen by AI but... Read More
Photobox launches “Invites, not presents” campaign News Promotions 

Photobox launches “Invites, not presents” campaign

UK photo site Photobox is launching a Christmas shopping campaign to encourage people to create printed gifts, according to the Campaign website. With references to calendars, canvases, and photobooks, the TV ad – which will run across Europe – describes photographs as “invites to more together time” and “the stories we’ve yet to make”. “We’ve seen the potency of our... Read More
Ricoh launches Ricoh GR II Street Edition, provides update on PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship News 

Ricoh launches Ricoh GR II Street Edition, provides update on PENTAX K-3 Mark III flagship

Ricoh announced the RICOH GR III Street Edition, a stand-alone model of the limited edition “RICOH GR III Street Edition Special Limited Kit” with a dedicated genuine leather strap and external mini finder. The camera body has been treated with a metallic gray finish and accentuated with an orange-yellow ring encircling the lens barrel. The exterior finish features an elegantly... Read More
Zenfolio adds CMO News 

Zenfolio adds CMO

Zenfolio announced Jason Egnal joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Egnal will focus on expanding brand recognition, bringing new products to market, and driving revenue growth. An executive with experience at startups and global corporations, Egnal has guided companies from concept to market, launched multiple innovative products, and expanded businesses internationally. “The photography industry has evolved rapidly in the last... Read More
PicsArt makes design tools available on the web News 

PicsArt makes design tools available on the web

Popular mobile photo/art app company PicsArt announced more than two dozen of its most popular editing and AI-based tools are now available for free and subscription on PicsArt.com. Tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. Also included is an entire library of premium content, including stock photography, templates, fonts, and stickers, as... Read More
Lifetouch promoting at-home school photos in Shutterfly app News 

Lifetouch promoting at-home school photos in Shutterfly app

Lifetouch is promoting the concept of at-home school photos through parent company’s Shutterfly mobile app. The Picture Day Snaps @Home feature provides parents and children with an annual school photo, using Lifetouch backgrounds. The user selects the “Picture Day Snaps @Home” tab, chooses from three package choices: Basic package – Shutterfly digital image, one 8×10 and two 5x7s for $4.99.... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Making Magic with Rob Mauldin and Candy Parks News Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Making Magic with Rob Mauldin and Candy Parks

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Rob Mauldin and Candy Parks of the MagicMakers Group about company culture, serving customers, how COVID is impacting businesses of all kinds, and ways to adapt. Rob Mauldin, founding partner of the MagicMakers Group, focuses on Business Transformation and Experience Development. He was a member of the Disney Cruise Line launch team and was a key executive in the Entertainment... Read More
Leica Camera AG, WhiteWall announce global collaboration News 

Leica Camera AG, WhiteWall announce global collaboration

Leica Camera AG and premium photo lab WhiteWall announced a collaboration where WhiteWall products will be available in select Leica Stores around the world. Leica customers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the extensive portfolios of both companies, including a comprehensive range of premium photographic products and services, from expert advice to ready-to-hang prints, now all from a... Read More
DOJ clamps down on DJI drones News 

DOJ clamps down on DJI drones

Dronelife reports The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has decreed no agency may use DOJ funds for any unmanned aircraft manufactured by a “Covered Foreign Entity,” which is an “entity that is determined or designated, within the Department of Justice, to be subject to or vulnerable to extrajudicial direction from a foreign government,” which includes drones made by DJI. The full... Read More
Registration is now live for the PRINTING United Digital Experience Events News 

Registration is now live for the PRINTING United Digital Experience

The PRINTING United Digital Experience announced free registration for the three-week event is now live at digital.printingunited.com. A single sign-up allows for complete access to the entire schedule of daily events. The PRINTING United Digital Experience takes place online from Oct. 26 – Nov. 12 and content will be recorded each day for future accessibility into 2021. PRINTING United Digital... Read More
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