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Analysis: A stark future for photo trade shows Events Feature Opinion 

Analysis: A stark future for photo trade shows

The announcement this week of the cancellation of PhotoPlus Expo – coupled with last week’s cancellation of PRINTING United – brings to a head the ongoing concern of the future of the trade show format. After missing two consecutive years, it will be interesting to see in what form PhotoPlus returns in 2022. Up until cancellation, the show was still... Read More
Shutterfly changes ad agencies News Opinion 

Shutterfly changes ad agencies

Shutterfly has selected Mischief @ No Fixed Address as agency-of-record for its namesake brand following a five-month review, according to Advertising Age. There aren’t any current plans to hire an agency of record for the remainder of its brands, such as Snapfish and Lifetouch, a spokesman for Shutterfly confirmed to Advertising Age reporter Brian Bonilla. Mischief, started by Greg Hahn, the... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Serving independent school photographers with Mike Limbach, Studio Source Yearbooks Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Serving independent school photographers with Mike Limbach, Studio Source Yearbooks

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with  Mike Limbach, the founder of Studio Source Yearbooks. In this podcast, Limbach talks about how the business was started 10 years ago, what market niche it serves, and how its services are prioritized for independent school photographers who are competing with much bigger competitors. Studio Source Yearbooks helps independent school photographers stay independent with a five-day turnaround time, competitive prices,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Web to print to printing photo books, with Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Web to print to printing photo books, with Jeff Alexander, Alexander’s

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talk with Jeff Alexander,  president of Alexander’s, the Lindon, Utah-based digital printer. Starting as a retail copy shop, Alexander’s has grown into a large-scale variable data printer. The company has expanded into full-color digital printing, making photo books for high-profile clients like Chatbooks.  In this interview, Alexander talks about the challenges of keeping pace with technology and the marketplace... Read More
Fujifilm discontinues PRO 400H film due to lack of raw materials News Opinion 

Fujifilm discontinues PRO 400H film due to lack of raw materials

Fujifilm North America announced the discontinuation of FUJIFILM PRO 400H film in both 35mm and 120 formats. The company said the film is a unique product that is coated with a fourth layer requiring specialized raw materials and chemicals. As the materials for that color layer become more difficult to obtain, the company decided to discontinue the product. Fujifilm anticipates allocating ... Read More
Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being” Events News Opinion 

Koelnmesse cancels photokina “for the time being”

Koelnmesse, the organizer of the leading worldwide photo/imaging exhibition, photokina, has canceled the Cologne event “for the time being” after 70 years. The 2020 edition had already been canceled but dates for May 2022 were announced. It’s an ignoble end to the largest and, arguably, the most influential photo/imaging trade event. For most of its existence, photokina was held every... Read More
Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Mobile Printing with Phil Mazzilli of the Mopria Alliance News Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Mobile Printing with Phil Mazzilli of the Mopria Alliance

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Phil Mazzilli, a Qualcomm executive representing the Mopria Alliance. Mazzilli talks about how the alliance standards enable printing from mobile devices to a wide variety of printers; most recently, the alliance announced its code is now part of Android 11. Mazzilli is the chair of the marketing group of the Alliance. Founded in 2013, by Canon, HP, Samsung, and... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging Opinion Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Graphics, photo and lenticular printing with Stan Freimuth, Tracer Imaging

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Stan Freimuth, chairman of Tracer Imaging, a leading provider of lenticular prints. Freimuth discusses his long industry career, spanning the photofinishing, graphic arts, and digital imaging, with companies including Pako Corp., Fuji Photo Film USA, Presstek and now Tracer Imaging. In particular, Freimuth talks about how different photo companies in the... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of professional wedding photography, with Michael Warshall, EMOTION Photography Opinion Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: The future of professional wedding photography, with Michael Warshall, EMOTION Photography

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Michael Warshall, chairman of Australia’s EMOTION Photography. Featured last year in the Dead Pixels Society, EMOTION Photography is a digital-first operation built around the belief the customer – in this case, brides – would prefer to hire a photographer with immediate access to images, as well as the understanding there are photographers willing to be paid a flat rate... Read More
Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo News Opinion 

Circle Graphics acquires Bay Photo

Investment firm H.I.G. Capital announced its portfolio company, Circle Graphics has acquired high-profile professional lab Bay Photo, Inc. Bay Photo, headquartered outside Santa Cruz, Calif., was founded by Larry Abitbol in 1976. The lab has an additional production facility in Springfield, Mo. Terms weren’t disclosed. The deal is an expansion for Circle Graphics beyond its traditional role in wall décor, as Bay Photo... Read More