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MailPix named most innovative photo print company News Press releases 

MailPix named most innovative photo print company

MailPix announced the company was recognized as the “Most Innovative Photograph Print Solutions Company – USA” in the 2020 Global Business Awards by Corp Today Corp Today is a U.K.-based business magazine focusing on emerging and fast-growing companies. “The entire MailPix team is thrilled to be recognized by Corp Today for this prestigious award,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19 Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Sept. 19

  Pro Photography Shutterfly can arbitrate claims over unwanted Lifetouch pictures Shutterfly won its bid to arbitrate claims over the photo-sharing platform’s Lifetouch Family Approval Program, after a federal court in San Jose concluded that plaintiff Shawna Allen agreed to arbitrate her claims individually when she signed up for the online service, according to Holly Barker at Bloomberg Law. The sign-up... Read More
ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds News 

ZY Optics releases Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds

Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released the Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 for Micro Four Thirds (MFT) cameras. Mitakon Speedmaster 17mm f/0.95 III is now available for a recommended retail price of $399. The Mitakon 17mm f/0.95 is a compact prime characterized by its bright f/0.95 aperture for working in low-light conditions. Similar to their 25mm f/0.95, the new lens also... Read More
VR headset market growth expected despite short-term decline, according to IDC Market research News 

VR headset market growth expected despite short-term decline, according to IDC

The market for virtual reality (VR) headsets is expected to decline 6.7% in 2020 before returning to double-digit growth of 46.2% in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker. The market has faced a temporary setback this year as supply chain disruptions impacted volumes in the early months and expected product transitions have... Read More
MailPix peel-and-stick photos featured on “The Today Show”` News Press releases 

MailPix peel-and-stick photos featured on “The Today Show”`

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, was featured Sept. 16, 2020, on “The Today Show” as part of the “Work from Home” segment with lifestyle expert Jill Martin.  MailPix Peel & Stick prints are available in more than a dozen sizes, up to 36×48 inches. Just start with MailPix’s fun and creative templates and create perfect wall decals by... Read More
Sigma teams with photo dealers to donate more than $93,000 News Promotions 

Sigma teams with photo dealers to donate more than $93,000

Sigma Corporation of America announced $93,798 has been donated to 20 community-based charities in partnership with 18 retail partners in the “Focused on the Fight” community giveback campaign. Five percent of all sales of Sigma cameras, lenses and photographic accessories sold between April 1 through June 30, 2020, have been accumulated and donated to local non-profit community organizations selected by the... Read More
Photo Finale updates Prestige Photo Books offering News 

Photo Finale updates Prestige Photo Books offering

Photo Finale announced updates to its Prestige Photo Books product line, just in time for the holidays. All Prestige Layflat and Prestige Press books are packaged in classy black matte “sneak peek” envelope box, making it easy to open and preview the new book, then package it right back and secure with the included sticker, and give as a gift.... Read More
Canon Solutions America extends Notre Dame partnership News 

Canon Solutions America extends Notre Dame partnership

Canon Solutions America, Inc. announced continued its support of the University of Notre Dame’s communications and athletics operations. As part of the partnership, which began in 2015, Canon Solutions America, Inc. provides quality print solutions catering to Notre Dame Athletics. From game day activities to document management, Canon Solutions America, Inc., delivers on-site resources to help keep Notre Dame in its... Read More
New Olympus owners to retain brand “for time being” News 

New Olympus owners to retain brand “for time being”

Camera fans are wondering what will become of the venerable Olympus brand following the completion of the acquisition of the camera business from Olympus Corp. by investment firm Japan Industrial Products (JIP). An interview with Toyokaeizai Online, JIP managing director Shinichi Inagaki made some definitive statements about JIP’s commitment to the category, past products and to the Olympus name. “The Olympus... Read More
Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes News 

Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes

Lifetouch, in conjunction with the second annual National School Picture Day, features nationwide sweepstakes inviting everyone to submit their current or vintage school picture for one of five chances to win free school pictures and yearbooks from Lifetouch, as well as Shutterfly school supplies. The sweepstakes is open to anyone and entry is available now through Sept. 17 at lifetouch.com/sweepstakes. Five winners... Read More
Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO News 

Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO

Shutterfly announced the appointment of Craig Rowley as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In this role, Rowley will be responsible for all marketing strategies across Shutterfly’s portfolio of brands, including its Shutterfly namesake, Lifetouch and Snapfish, among others. He joins the company on Sept. 14, 2020. He succeeds Mickey Mericle, who served in the role of CMO for... Read More
Jostens adds features to help yearbooks staff tell their stories News 

Jostens adds features to help yearbooks staff tell their stories

Jostens introduced updated set of J-Classes and Story Starter Surveys to help yearbook staffs capture the story of this unusual school year. “As more and more schools prepared to move classes online this fall due to COVID-19, we worked hard to provide game-changing resources designed specifically for their new environment,” says Tammy Whitaker, vice president, Jostens Yearbooks. “We released a... Read More
Fujifilm closes New York City Wonder Photo Shop retail store News 

Fujifilm closes New York City Wonder Photo Shop retail store

FUJIFILM North America Corp. announced an “updated strategy” for its Wonder Photo Shop retail model, which includes the shuttering of the FUJIFILM Wonder Photo Shop’s physical location in New York City at 176 Fifth Avenue, effective Sept 9, 2020. The new omnichannel approach will increase the ability to serve customers anytime, anywhere, while also introducing new photo print products to... Read More
Android 11 includes Mopria Alliance’s code contribution to enhance print News 

Android 11 includes Mopria Alliance’s code contribution to enhance print

The Mopria Alliance, a global non-profit organization providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan, announced Android 11 includes new print capabilities and enhancements contributed by the alliance in collaboration with the Google Android team. A new “Share-to-Print” feature of the Android Default Print Service enables users to print images and documents from thousands of social media and productivity applications... Read More
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