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Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant News 

Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant

Lifetouch National School Studios is closing its Chesapeake, Va., production facility by Aug. 31, according to numerous media reports. There are 130 full-time employees and 38 seasonal at the Chesapeake location, according to WAVY.com. The Chesapeake plant’s production will be shifted to parent company Shutterfly‘s soon-to-be-opened Plano, Texas, production facility, as well as three other existing manufacturing facilities in Arizona,... Read More
Best Buy board to support CEO Corie Barry after allegations News 

Best Buy board to support CEO Corie Barry after allegations

Best Buy Co., Inc. announced after an independent review of misconduct allegations against CEO Corie Barry, that no action would be taken: The Board takes allegations of misconduct seriously regardless of who is the subject. When the Board received an anonymous letter regarding Corie Barry, the Audit Committee immediately retained outside legal counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, to conduct an independent... Read More
Getty Images, Meredith Corp. announce the addition of 75,000 images from The LIFE Picture Collection News 

Getty Images, Meredith Corp. announce the addition of 75,000 images from The LIFE Picture Collection

Getty Images has added 75,000 archival images from Meredith Corporation‘s LIFE Picture Collection, an iconic visual chronicle of the 20th Century, to its digital offerings as part of a renewed partnership. This initial wave of rarely seen imagery is part of a broader commitment on the part of Meredith and Getty Images to add at least 75,000 images annually to the collection for the... Read More
W. Eugene Smith Fund announces 2020 Call for Entries Events News 

W. Eugene Smith Fund announces 2020 Call for Entries

The W. Eugene Smith Fund is now accepting applications for its 41st annual Grant in Humanistic Photography. Since the Fund’s inception in 1979, it has awarded more than $1 million dollars to photographers whose past work and proposed projects follow the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s career as a photographic essayist. The Smith Fund will present more than $65,000 in... Read More
After purchase by GameFace, MarathonFoto announces Bruce Franke returns Acquisitions News 

After purchase by GameFace, MarathonFoto announces Bruce Franke returns

MarathonFoto, the world’s largest publisher of amateur endurance sports photos, announced Bruce Franke has rejoined the company as a Senior Advisor. Franke has spent more than 30 years in the event photography industry with MarathonFoto and its predecessor companies; he formerly served as the president of MarathonFoto before departing two years ago to pursue other initiatives in the endurance industry,... Read More
SGIA opens annual scholarship program, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition Events News 

SGIA opens annual scholarship program, ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition

SGIA announced the opening of its annual Student Scholarship Program and the ASDPT Tom Frecska Student Printing Competition. Both initiatives work to provide students with long-term resources, tools, and recognition to aid with continued growth in the industry, the company says. Applications are due by April 30, 2020. “SGIA student programs, such as our annual Scholarship Program and the ASDPT... Read More
Emerald launches new brand identity and corporate website Events News 

Emerald launches new brand identity and corporate website

Emerald Expositions Events Inc., the parent company of photo industry publisher WPPI and PhotoPlus events manager, unveiled the launch of its new brand identity, vision, and corporate website. The company intends to formally change its corporate name to Emerald Holding, Inc., reflecting the  “company’s evolution and core commitment to building dynamic market platforms that integrate live events, community-relevant content, and... Read More
Epson to launch ReadyPrint subscription service News 

Epson to launch ReadyPrint subscription service

Seiko Epson Corp. is set to launch a subscription printing service called ReadyPrint for use with its high-capacity ink tank printers as well as ink cartridge models. The service will be launched first in the Netherlands, in early February, and will then be rolled out across Europe. Epson also plans to deploy the service globally, initially in consumer markets in developed... Read More
Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota News Opinion 

Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota

Newly privately held photo personalization giant Shutterfly Inc. is already trimming the ranks, according to media reports. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is laying off more than 150 employees from its Redwood City headquarters, according to a California Employment Development Department filing. According to the report, 66 employees will lose their jobs and 87 workers will see their... Read More
Cimpress reports improved bottom line Earnings reports News 

Cimpress reports improved bottom line

Cimpress  PLC reported second-quarter results of total revenues of $820.3 million, compared with $825.6 million a year ago.  The National Pen segment generated revenues of about $128 million, down 3.8% while the company’s largest revenue-generating segment, Vistaprint, reported aggregate revenues of $433.3 million, down from $443.9 million. Upload and Print segment’s revenues increased to $214.1 million from $203.8 million in the year-ago... Read More
Asher Levy is new active chairman of Landa Digital Printing News People on the Move 

Asher Levy is new active chairman of Landa Digital Printing

Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group, announced the appointment of Asher Levy to the position of Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing, the largest of the Group’s eighteen companies. Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which started as a spin-out of Landa Labs ten years ago, now employs some 600 people and is in an accelerating growth phase as it ramps... Read More
Apple takes top Q4 spot but Samsung rules 2019 in worldwide smartphone market: IDC Market research News 

Apple takes top Q4 spot but Samsung rules 2019 in worldwide smartphone market: IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 1.1% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2019 (4Q19), according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. While the past several years have delivered flat growth, 2019 volumes dropped to levels below annual shipment levels between 2015 and 2018. In total, companies shipped 368.8 million smartphones during 4Q19,... Read More
Fujifilm Canada is Toronto Raptors exclusive photofinishing partner Marketing News 

Fujifilm Canada is Toronto Raptors exclusive photofinishing partner

FUJIFILM Canada Inc. announced it is the official and exclusive photofinishing and camera partner of the Toronto Raptors during the team’s 25th Anniversary season. This new collaboration gives Raptors fans the opportunity to print souvenir photos and win prizes at select game nights in Toronto. Select Raptors games will feature a FUJIFILM Canada Memory Station, allowing anyone to print a... Read More
Pro Imaging CONNECT, Pro Imaging Golf registrations are open Events News 

Pro Imaging CONNECT, Pro Imaging Golf registrations are open

Registration is now open for Pro Imaging CONNECT, the new executive conference for the photo/imaging industry, and the leading golf outing, SGIA Pro Imaging Expo and Golf. The two events, held from March 21-March 24, at Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin Texas. Pro Imaging CONNECT kicks off with two days of executive-level education, while Pro Imaging Golf follows with two... Read More
Durst restructures textile printing segment News People on the Move 

Durst restructures textile printing segment

Durst, the manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has restructured its segment for industrial textile printing. The new segment manager, Dr. Stefan Kappaun, has responsibility for the strategic direction in home textiles, clothing and accessories. Dr. Kappaun also will be the connecting link to the Large Format Segment, which takes over soft signage and fabrics in the portfolio.... Read More
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