Grad company Balfour announces new production facility News 

Grad company Balfour announces new production facility

Graduation products company Balfour & Co., Dallas, Texas, announced a nearly 100% fiscal year-over-year improvement in operating performance as well as the construction of its new, state-of-the-art printing facility. The location wasn’t disclosed.  The company’s financial improvement was largely a reflection of strong sales and operating improvements across its core graduation product categories, the company said. “We continue to see... Read More
Zenfolio, Fujifilm partner on Canadian print service Partnerships 

Zenfolio, Fujifilm partner on Canadian print service

Business-solutions provider for photographers Zenfolio and Fujifilm Canada Inc., announced a partnership to offer Canadian photographers Fujifilm-made photographic printed and gift products, expanding e-commerce options in the advanced Zenfolio platform. This launch follows the deployment of the Zenfolio and Fujifilm print lab integration in Europe. Zenfolio technology enables photographers to build digital portfolios with the ability to sell photos from website galleries... Read More
Leica partners with singer Seal on limited edition camera Marketing New Products News 

Leica partners with singer Seal on limited edition camera

Leica Camera AG unveils the Leica Q2 “Dawn” special edition camera set, designed by Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Seal. The Leica Q2 “Dawn” camera’s Japanese-woven fabric covering is crafted to ensure each of the 500 cameras in the edition is one-of-a-kind. Drawing inspiration from the golden glow of sunrise and the dance between light and shadows, this set is further accentuated... Read More
Tamron announces 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) for X-mount New Products 

Tamron announces 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057) for X-mount

Tamron announced the 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD (Model A057), an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for FUJIFILM X-mount. The lens is will be on sale Oct. 13, 2022 at $1,499. The 150-500mm F5-6.7 covers a full-frame equivalent focal length range of 225mm to 750mm, combining compact size with stunning image quality across the entire zoom range—from the center of the... Read More
Moonpig expects to return to pre-COVID results soon Earnings reports News 

Moonpig expects to return to pre-COVID results soon

UK-based online greeting card retailer Moonpig Group plc held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Sept. 21 and provided an update on its performance for the current financial year. The company said overall trading performance is in line with expectations. The company said, “in the current economic environment, we have prioritized greeting card sales, which have a demonstrable track record of... Read More
NRF: Halloween participation and spending returns to pre-pandemic levels Market research 

NRF: Halloween participation and spending returns to pre-pandemic levels

Participation in Halloween-related activities will resume to pre-pandemic levels, with 69% of consumers planning to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 65% in 2021 and comparable to 68% in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF)’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. With the spike in participation, total Halloween spending is expected to reach a record... Read More
NRF: August retail sales supported by job and wage gains as recession looms News 

NRF: August retail sales supported by job and wage gains as recession looms

Consumers’ willingness to spend overcame inflation again in August as more jobs and higher wages helped ease some of the pressure of continuing high prices, Accordinthe National Retail Federation. “August retail sales show consumers’ resiliency to spend on household priorities despite persistent inflation and rising interest rates,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “As we gear up for the... Read More
Layflat LF2000 to debut at Printing United News 

Layflat LF2000 to debut at Printing United

The new Layflat LF2000 All-In Max fully automatic bookbinding system from Layflat.com for creating top-quality layflat photobooks will make its first appearance at the PRINTING United Expo, Oct. 19-21, in Las Vegas. The system will process all paper sizes from 203 mm x 203 mm (8” x8”) to 530 mm x 460 mm (21” x 18”), with an automatic paper... Read More
Canva introduces suite of new workplace products New Products 

Canva introduces suite of new workplace products

  Canva, the global visual communications platform,  announced a suite of new workplace products and features created to empower anyone to communicate visually, on any device, from anywhere in the world. “Visual communication is becoming an increasingly critical skill for teams of every size across almost every industry,” said Canva co-founder and CEO, Melanie Perkins. “It has been incredible to... Read More
Leica Camera announces call for entries for Leica Women Foto Project Award Events 

Leica Camera announces call for entries for Leica Women Foto Project Award

Leica Camera announces the fourth annual call for entries to its Leica Women Foto Project Award in partnership with Photoville and Women Photograph. The brand’s initiative to promote diversity in photography expands to new regions across the globe, is now accepting entries from the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Canada (excluding Québec) in addition to the United States. One winner from... Read More
Yvonne Rostock named chairwoman of Neumüller CEWE COLOR Foundation management board People on the Move 

Yvonne Rostock named chairwoman of Neumüller CEWE COLOR Foundation management board

The Board of Trustees of the Neumüller CEWE COLOR Foundation appointed Yvonne Rostock, 50, as a future chairwoman of the Management Board (CEO). She will take over the CEO function and overall responsibility for sales in the CEWE group in the year 2023 by April 1, 2023, at the latest. She succeeds Dr. Christian Friege in these functions. “I am... Read More
Corel rebrands as Alludo Marketing 

Corel rebrands as Alludo

Corel Corp., the Canadian software company best known in the photo industry for its graphic software suite, has rebranded as Alludo to reflect “the future of work—not just where people work, but also how, when, and even why they work.” “This is a watershed moment for us,” said Christa Quarles, Chief Executive Officer, Alludo. “We’re reimagining the way the world works by... Read More
GoPro debuts three action cams with phone connectivity New Products 

GoPro debuts three action cams with phone connectivity

GoPro announced three versions of its all-new HERO11 Black camera: HERO11 Black, HERO11 Black Creator Edition and HERO11 Black Mini. All three cameras feature a new, larger sensor that delivers the highest resolution, highest 10-bit color depth, highest level of video stabilization and widest field of view ever featured natively in a HERO camera, the company said. Each of the three new HERO11... Read More
Taylor Corp. acquires Accu Copy of Greenville Acquisitions 

Taylor Corp. acquires Accu Copy of Greenville

The Occasions Group, a Taylor Corp. company, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Accu Copy of Greenville, Inc. Headquartered in Greenville, N.C., Accu Copy does business under the AccuLink name to deliver commercial print, direct mail and promotional marketing products while its AccuFlex division focuses on the production of flexible packaging products. The acquisition of... Read More
Building a commercial photography business with Robert Lowdon News Podcasts 

Building a commercial photography business with Robert Lowdon

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with commercial photographer Robert Lowdon. Lowdon talks about starting out as a new commercial photographer, building his portfolio, and adapting the business to changing market conditions. Robert Lowdon Photography is a creative and original professional photography company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Our lead professional photographer Robert Lowdon has extensive experience in Commercial, Landscape, Industrial, and Editorial... Read More