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There’s no business like show business News Opinion 

There’s no business like show business

In the photo/imaging industry, trade shows have been the defining events for decades. Industry veterans can tell you which PMA convention the Advanced Photo System or Photo CD debuted or which photokina the Four-Thirds system was introduced. CES, Photo Plus, WPPI, Imaging USA have all had their place in the introduction of hardware and devices, and are now facing competition... Read More
Insider Tip of the hat to The Print Refinery Feature Opinion 

Insider Tip of the hat to The Print Refinery

True confession: Even with photography being a personal passion of mine, I had not been inside of a photo retail business in years. Just like you, I wish I was more consistent with printing, archiving and sharing my photos and creating artistic projects with them. I recently made a trip to Bourbon Country (Derby hats, anyone?) in historic Louisville, Kentucky... Read More
A year of growth and success  Feature News Opinion 

A year of growth and success 

As the Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Giving Tuesday series of events cause ripples along the retail and e-commerce landscape, we’d also like to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Dead Pixels Society newsletter. What started as a way to keep in touch with friends and industry trends has grown into a respected news and opinion source. Our newsletter readership has grown to more than 400,... Read More
IPI releases initial speakers for upcoming IPIC event Events News 

IPI releases initial speakers for upcoming IPIC event

Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) has begun releasing the schedule for its upcoming IPIC 2019 conference at the M Resort. The initial speaker list includes experts on strategy, on sales, on marketing and on online business, with some highlights shown below. The full listing of events and registration information is here. March 4   March 6          ... Read More
Noritsu introduces the QSS Green IV New Products Press releases 

Noritsu introduces the QSS Green IV

Buena Park, CA, July 26, 2018– On July 16, at the IPI Convention and Trade Show, Noritsu announced its newest model in the acclaimed Green series of photo inkjet printers. The QSS Green IV adds versatility, creates labor savings, lowers maintenance costs, and is backed by Noritsu’s industry-leading support. The QSS Green IV has dual roll capability using both internal... Read More
Imagebuggy drives commercial sales for photographers Feature 

Imagebuggy drives commercial sales for photographers

The commercial printing business and photography have been on a collision course for years. In the amateur market, retail labs are busy adding print-for-pay services, commercial graphics, and signs. IPI has made this segment a major component of its The Print Refinery licensed business model, while FastSigns has picked up several notable franchisees among the traditional retail lab operators, like... Read More
IPI offering online look at new Print Refinery @ Click Incorporated Events 

IPI offering online look at new Print Refinery @ Click Incorporated

IPI is offering a webinar today, at 9 a.m. Pacific featuring the newest Print Refinery location, The Print RefineryTM @ Click Incorporated, and its owner, Nick Gillenwater, discussing how the transformation has had a positive effect in breaking into new markets and with a completely new client pool. According to IPI, since the move, Gillenwater has expanded his offerings to include commercial... Read More
Print Refinery inspires the next photo specialty retail concept Marketing Sponsored post 

Print Refinery inspires the next photo specialty retail concept

At the IPI Member Network Conference last summer, we had the chance to talk to IPI’s Ron Mohney, executive director, and Brenda DiVincenzo, director of member success, about The Print Refinery. As regular readers know, the Print Refinery is a licensed branded retail solution for the photo specialty channel. IPI has monthly webinars to discuss the opportunity with potential members.... Read More
Discover The Print Refinery Events News Sponsored post 

Discover The Print Refinery

One of the most innovative concepts for independent photo specialty retailers is the new Print Refinery (PR) from the IPI Member Network. Each month, IPI holds a webinar to explain the opportunity for retailers and vendor partners to revitalize their business with new business concepts, modern store design, and a growing commercial business. Learn about the PR business opportunity and get... Read More
Print Refinery webinar for IPI supplying partners is Feb. 21 Events 

Print Refinery webinar for IPI supplying partners is Feb. 21

Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) will hold a webinar for supplying partners Feb. 21, 9-9:30 a.m.  PST, describing how they can become involved in The Print Refinery licensed business model. The link to register is here. IPI members have opened three Print Refinery locations – and the fourth opening soon -and the buying group is reporting significant sales increases at these... Read More
IPI to host Third Annual Super Launch Party Events News 

IPI to host Third Annual Super Launch Party

Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) announces live launch party webinar Wednesday, Jan. 31 Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) is hosting a webinar Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, unveiling initiatives and innovations for prospective and current members and vendors. Register here. The third annual event features a long agenda of news and announcements:  Pre-game sneak peek of new INNOVATIONS How will The Print RefineryTMrevolutionize your business... Read More
Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years News 

Iowa’s University Camera closing after 40 years

University Camera, a fixture in downtown Iowa City, Iowa, will close by April 15, 2017. Longtime industry figure Roger Christian announced retirement plans for him and his wife, Chris, after particularly slow sales in October reinforced his belief the time had come to close the longstanding business (established in 1970). Christian, who had worked in camera stores since 1968, bought the... Read More
Costco gets into business printing News Opinion 

Costco gets into business printing

Costco has added business printing to its online Photo Center. The company notified customers of the addition of business cards, banners, postcards and more to its product offerings. According to a notice in December, 2017, issue of The Costco Connections magazine, the services are provided by RPI. The announcement continues the trend of the on-going convergence between photographic and digital printing markets.... Read More
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