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Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods Feature New Products News 

Behind the product: New ProMaster XC-M tripods

The PRO Convention in Lincolnshire, IL, is one of the highlights of the spring conference season, as hundreds of dealers from around North America gather to learn, to network and to buy. One of the maxims of PRO is “What happens at PRO stays at PRO,” which enhances the value of the conference for members and affiliates. In recent years,... Read More
PI CONNECT 2019 announces top speaker lineup Events News Press releases 

PI CONNECT 2019 announces top speaker lineup

Imaging trends, marketing, legal issues and more highlight inaugural event Grand Rapids, MI – Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new photo/imaging educational event, has announced the major speakers at its inaugural conference, April 12-13, at the Mission Hills Resort and Club, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL “The goal of Pro Imaging CONNECT is to bring together executives from different segments of the photo imaging... Read More
Instagram adds commerce component to photos News 

Instagram adds commerce component to photos

Instagram introduced a new capability to called “Checkout on Instagram” where the user can directly buy a product without leaving the app. When the user taps to view from a brand’s shopping post, a “Checkout on Instagram” button will be on the shopping page. Shoppers can select from various options, like size and color, then can proceed to checkout within... Read More
District Photo purchases its third Scodix digital enhancement press News Press releases 

District Photo purchases its third Scodix digital enhancement press

SCODIX, ISRAEL – 19 March 2019 – Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announces that District Photo has purchased a third Scodix digital enhancement press for its web-to-print services. Due to an urgent need for additional capacity, the third machine is planned to be installed in April in Phoenix. District Photo,... Read More
London Drugs purchases local eight-store camera chain, McBain Camera News 

London Drugs purchases local eight-store camera chain, McBain Camera

The Edmonton Journal reports McBain Camera, a 70-year-old fixture in British Columbia, has been purchased by another family-owned business, London Drugs. Terms weren’t disclosed. In the article, Neil McBain, former owner and general manager, stated the stores will continue to run independently and no staff changes were planned. The article added London Drugs president and COO Clint Mahlman addedLondon Drugs hopes... Read More
Polarr raises $11.5 million to bring AI to photography and video News Press releases 

Polarr raises $11.5 million to bring AI to photography and video

Polarr, the photo-editing app developer, raised $11.5 million in Series A funding from Threshold Ventures, Cota Capital and Pear Ventures, to support research and development, engineering and technology partnerships. In a blog post, company CEO and founder Borui Wang said the Series A process took three months: When we started Polarr in 2015, our idea was to enable photographers to... Read More
ColorByte Software announces Cut-it-out! for Graphtec cutting plotters News 

ColorByte Software announces Cut-it-out! for Graphtec cutting plotters

Lutz, Florida, March 12, 2019 – ColorByte Software, a leading software developer of RIP software and productivity tools for large format printing has released its latest technology, called Cut-it-out! This new option adds automated cutting to ColorByte’s flagship products, ImagePrint R.E.D. and ImagePrint Black, and can be used with any Graphtec cutting plotter. With Cut-it-out!, each cut is performed in... Read More
ProMaster unveils XC-M tripod collection New Products News Press releases 

ProMaster unveils XC-M tripod collection

ProMaster XC-M tripods carry over the acclaimed travel-friendly design of the best-selling XC series, while boasting significant enhancements and incredible modularity. FAIRFIELD, CT – March 14, 2019: ProMaster, a leading brand in high-quality accessories for still photography and videography, announces the follow-up to their best-selling XC series of tripods. Xtreme Compact Modular (XC-M for short) is a complete reinvention of... Read More
IPIC 2019 continues successful trend with new spring dates Events News 

IPIC 2019 continues successful trend with new spring dates

Hundreds of photo-specialty dealers gathered in Henderson, Nev., March 4-6, for the annual IPIC conference by the IPI Member Network. The education-packed week was filled with sessions, networking opportunities, and a two-day afternoon tradeshow. Fast-paced Live Learning sessions brought stories of member success, need-to-know information, and inspiration. University Sessions featured tutorials on specific equipment like Fujifilm printers and EFI workstations and lessons... Read More
LightBay Capital and Freeman Spogli to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc. News Press releases 

LightBay Capital and Freeman Spogli to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

CARROLLTON, Texas, March 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LightBay Capital (“LightBay”) and Freeman Spogli & Co. (“Freeman Spogli”) announced today that they have partnered together, along with management, to acquire FASTSIGNS International, Inc. (“FASTSIGNS”), the largest franchisor in the signage and visual graphics industry. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, FASTSIGNS is the market leader in the signage and visual... Read More
Parabo Books launches photo book club News 

Parabo Books launches photo book club

Parabo Press, the Madison, Wis.-based photo company, has started a photobook subscription service. Meg Golz, director of marketing at Parabo Press, joined NBC15’s Hannah Anderson to talk about Parabo’s new Photo Book Club. The service automatically builds custom photobooks every time the user captures 50 photos on Instagram or in an album on a smartphone. Users sign up in the app,... Read More
Insta360 debuts folding stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree camera New Products News 

Insta360 debuts folding stereoscopic 3D, 360-degree camera

Insta360 launched the Insta360 EVO, a 360-degree camera that also folds outward into a stereoscopic 3D 180-degree camera. Like the recently launched Insta360 ONE X, the Insta360 EVO shoots 5.7K 360-degree video, and 18-megapixel 360-degree still photos, along with the impressive FlowState stabilization for creating impressive action shots. Along with the new camera hardware, Insta360 also released Insta360 VR, an... Read More
SoftWorks Systems to show new ROES Web features at RUG meeting Events News Updates 

SoftWorks Systems to show new ROES Web features at RUG meeting

At the upcoming annual ROES Users Group (RUG) meeting in Chicago on April 1-2, SoftWorks Systems will show the latest added features of ROES Web. Some of added features include a book module and updates on wide-format products including online custom product sizing and dynamic pricing. ROES Web is SoftWorks Systems’ latest web browser-based ordering application. ROES Web, a full-featured... Read More
Canon Solutions America launches Océ PrintSight software News 

Canon Solutions America launches Océ PrintSight software

Printer data offered in real time to help Canon Solutions America customers make informed decisions on their Océ devices MELVILLE, N.Y., March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced the launch of the new Océ PrintSight software developed by Canon Solutions America to provide print-for-pay businesses an effective tool to monitor their... Read More
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