USPS ends quarter with strong service performance News 

USPS ends quarter with strong service performance

The U.S. Postal Service reported service delivery performance scores through the end of fiscal fourth-quarter showing the strongest quarterly performance of the year for all First-Class, Marketing and Periodical mail categories. Quarter-to-date service performance data for July 1 through Sept. 30 included: First-Class Mail: Delivered 88.0 percent of First-Class Mail on time against the USPS service standard, an improvement of 0.6... Read More
Panasonic announces box-style LUMIX BS1H full-frame mirrorless cinema camera News 

Panasonic announces box-style LUMIX BS1H full-frame mirrorless cinema camera

Panasonic announced the release of the new full-frame box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera, the DC-BS1H, which the company says “combines the cinema-quality video performance of the LUMIX S1H with an easy-to-deploy box-style profile.” The LUMIX BS1H accommodates a 24-megapixel full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and includes features such as 6K full-area high-resolution recording, impressive bokeh, excellent... Read More
Studio Source Yearbooks launches “Culture of Support” Campaign Marketing 

Studio Source Yearbooks launches “Culture of Support” Campaign

Studio Source Yearbooks Overview from Studio Source Yearbooks. Leading national yearbook publisher, Studio Source Yearbooks, officially kicked off a new evolution of the brand recently, with a fresh look-and-feel, bringing to life a modern color palette and illustrations, the company said, adding “The ‘Culture of Support’ campaign signals the next chapter in our brand evolution work.” “Our tagline from the... Read More
Kodak launches range of printing products New Products 

Kodak launches range of printing products

Eastman Kodak Co. announced the KODAK ASCEND Digital Press for the retail/POP and packaging markets. The company claims the KODAK ASCEND Digital Press is the first electrophotographic press designed to print heavyweight substrates at long lengths with CMYK and flat foil embellishments in one pass. It offers production speeds up to 572 sqm/hour (5280 sqft/hour) and its large sheet length... Read More
Shutterfly to collaborate with Marie Kondo News 

Shutterfly to collaborate with Marie Kondo

Shutterfly announced a year-long, exclusive, co-branded collection with Marie Kondo, tidying expert, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of KonMari Media, Inc. The Shutterfly x KonMari assortment will feature 62 thoughtfully designed products with 17 exclusive designs ranging in price from $3-$300 USD. The Shutterfly x KonMari collection includes photo books, ornaments, calendars, cards, and home decor items. The company’s... Read More
Edge Imaging acquires Lasting Images Photography Acquisitions 

Edge Imaging acquires Lasting Images Photography

Effective Aug. 31, 2021, Edge Imaging Inc., the largest Canadian-owned and operated school digital imaging company, acquired the school photography business of Lasting Images Photography of St. Catharines, Ontario. This is the second acquisition for Edge Imaging during the pandemic: In February, the  Toronto-based company acquired Bob Johnson Photography. Last October, the Dead Pixels Society interviewed James Aziz, CEO of... Read More
Ludo Fact GmbH adopts Shopify plug-in from Taopix News Partnerships 

Ludo Fact GmbH adopts Shopify plug-in from Taopix

Taopix announced the release of their Shopify Plug-in, with European printer Ludo Fact GmbH first to adopt the technology. “We’re extremely proud of the dozens of new features we’ve been able to produce over the last 18 months despite all the uncertainty with lockdowns and restrictions in place, but this year the real game-changer is our new Shopify Plug-in,” says... Read More
NRF : “Watch what consumers do, not what they say’ as recovery continues News 

NRF : “Watch what consumers do, not what they say’ as recovery continues

Despite falling consumer confidence numbers amid the recent rise in COVID-19 infections, shoppers are continuing to spend, according to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz in a press release. “With consumer spending accounting for roughly two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product, all eyes are closely watching shoppers’ ability to drive the economy,” Kleinhenz said. “If consumer finances are any indication,... Read More
A positive trend in recent industry meetings Events News 

A positive trend in recent industry meetings

Despite the spate of cancellations of industry events, some events were held showing the resilience of the industry and the value of in-person meetings. Recently, the Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) and Photographic Research Organization (PRO) successfully convened their annual conferences. Also, last week, the inaugural Imaging Executives @ Photopia conference was held. Industry executives agree the need for networking events... Read More
Private camera app Lapse secures £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest Investments News 

Private camera app Lapse secures £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest

Lapse, a new private photo-sharing sharing startup based in London, England, has already garnered a £1.04 million seed investment led by Speedinvest. Mimicking the function of single-use film cameras, the app lets friends in group chats take photos together, but they must wait until the 36 photos “develop” the next day before they can view them. The app is currently... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo print and media market outlook, with Ina Hilker, Felix-Schoeller Group Market research Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo print and media market outlook, with Ina Hilker, Felix-Schoeller Group

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Ina Hilker, head of market intelligence, Felix-Schoeller Group.  Hilker is the author of a new free report, “Photo Printing Market Trends,” from Felix-Schoeller. In this interview, Hilker discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the photo printing market, considerations for the application of different printing technologies, and the outlook for the post-pandemic future. To download the report, click here.... Read More