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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
Taopix adds Hejpix to customer list News 

Taopix adds Hejpix to customer list

White-label personalized software provider Taopix announced niche photo printer Hejpix has made the switch to Taopix from its self-developed platform. Hejpix is a licensee of Polaroid offering a host of polaroid prints in different styles and sizes. The team also plan on adding a range of new products in the future to complement their current high-end offering. “Hejpix was started... Read More
Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera New Products News 

Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera

During the long, strange trip that has been Polaroid, the brand has weathered bankruptcies, asset sale and branding gimmicks. Now, after 12 years after the Impossible Project revived Polaroid-format instant and three years after rebranding as Polaroid Originals, the company is simply using the “Polaroid” name and has released a new analog instant camera, the Polaroid Now. Polaroid Now is... Read More
Retrospekt reimagines iconic 90’s Barbie Polaroid instant film camera New Products 

Retrospekt reimagines iconic 90’s Barbie Polaroid instant film camera

More than two decades after the Barbie Polaroid camera was first released in 1999, Retrospekt is bringing back the classic Polaroid 600 instant analog camera with a bold, Barbie-themed exterior based on the graphics and colors of the original Barbie Polaroid camera. Built by Retrospekt and officially licensed by Polaroid and Mattel, each camera features refurbished parts from vintage Polaroid... Read More
JOANN stores adds Polaroid, Sculpto 3D printers for holidays News Promotions 

JOANN stores adds Polaroid, Sculpto 3D printers for holidays

Retail craft leader JOANN Stores announced its fourth-quarter holiday push will include adding 3D printers, refreshed retail stores and new omnichannel shopping options and more “At JOANN, we believe the only way to make this season better, is to make it yourself. We want to inspire crafters at any skill level to give the gift of something handmade,” said Chris... Read More
Global mobile photo printer market to grow 5.5%: TMR research Market research News Press releases 

Global mobile photo printer market to grow 5.5%: TMR research

Rising technological advancements and changing lifestyles due to rise in disposable income and quick results are expected to accelerate the Global Mobile Photo Printer Market  According to a new market report, the global mobile photo printer market is expected to reach US$ 2,922.0 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2019 to 2027. North America held a... Read More
Polaroid debuts Polaroid Lab for printing smartphone screens New Products Press releases 

Polaroid debuts Polaroid Lab for printing smartphone screens

“Unlimited cloud storage can actually be your memories’ worst enemy, causing your digital photos to skyrocket in numbers and end up falling into a void of oblivion. The idea behind the Polaroid Lab is that it turns your most precious smartphone photos into tangible Polaroid photographs – bringing them into the world as something you can hold in your hand... Read More
Parks Project, Retrospekt release limited-edition Polaroid camera New Products Press releases 

Parks Project, Retrospekt release limited-edition Polaroid camera

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Grand Canyon National Park, custom Polaroid analog camera creator Retrospekt has teamed up with Parks Project and the Grand Canyon Conservancy to release a limited edition run of Polaroid 600 instant analog cameras featuring artwork inspired by the park’s centennial. An official Polaroid licensed product, the Grand Canyon Polaroid instant analog camera features painstakingly refurbished vintage Polaroid 600 camera parts housed in a redesigned... Read More
Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing News Opinion 

Guest post: Four photography brands that are nailing their digital marketing

In a digital age where consumers focus on the instant gratification of visuals and the attractive aesthetics of social media, photography brands have a head start against the rest. With a strong emphasis on imagery, an easily marketable product, and the ability to gather and utilize user-generated content for their own promotional gains, it’s not surprising that photography brands are... Read More
Polaroid Introduces the new Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 instant digital camera, Polaroid Mint instant digital pocket printer Events New Products Press releases 

Polaroid Introduces the new Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 instant digital camera, Polaroid Mint instant digital pocket printer

Polaroid’s Newest Innovations Offer a Modern Take on Capturing and Printing Photos On-The-Go BERLIN, Aug. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — (IFA Booth #107, Hall 25) – Polaroid today announced the release of its newest innovations in photo printing – the Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 instant digital camera and printer and the Polaroid Mint instant digital pocket printer. The Polaroid Mint camera simplifies instant... Read More
Polaroid consolidates as Polaroid BV, sets up headquarters in Amsterdam New Products News Opinion Press releases 

Polaroid consolidates as Polaroid BV, sets up headquarters in Amsterdam

[Editor’s Note: Polaroid has quietly been changing its business, as the note below shows. Since the merger between Impossible Project and PLR IR Holdings – which essentially licensed the Polaroid name – the company has parted ways with CEO Scott Hardy, who kept the brand alive for nearly 13 years. Running Polaroid from Amsterdam will be Oskar Smolokowski, the 28-year-old entrepreneur... Read More
Analysis: What is up with Snap? Opinion 

Analysis: What is up with Snap?

Snap, the company, is an enigma. The company’s AR-powered social network/camera app is a phenomenon, yet the company itself isn’t turning heads. According to CNBC, Snap is laying off 100 engineers, accounting for 10 percent of the team. Not a great sign for an innovation-driven company. Previously, Snap has had layoffs in marketing, recruitment and content divisions. The news comes... Read More
Polaroid debuts new range of 3D printers at CES 2018 Events New Products Press releases 

Polaroid debuts new range of 3D printers at CES 2018

Polaroid Adds Four Easy-to-Use Consumer 3D Printers to Line Offering a Wide Range of 3D Printing Options Las Vegas, Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Polaroid announced the launch of four new 3D printers for the US and Canadian markets. The new easy-to-use consumer 3D printers make the latest 3D printing technology accessible to anyone looking to add a... Read More
Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017 News Opinion 

Top 10 Dead Pixels Society photo industry stories of 2017

It’s been a busy year for the Dead Pixels Society, with the launching of the full blog and a weekly newsletter. Here are the top 10 stories from the website, based on hits and shares: 10) Costco gets into business printing Costco has added business printing to its online Photo Center. The company notified customers of the addition of business... Read More
Instaprint Camera Market to Partake Significant Development During 2017–2027 Market research Press releases 

Instaprint Camera Market to Partake Significant Development During 2017–2027

The entire imaging industry is undergoing transformation, as imaging is the key technology which can be found in various spheres of application. With the advancement in technology, the medium or devices, and purpose to click pictures or images is evolving. Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 11/14/2017 — The entire imaging industry is undergoing transformation, as imaging is the key... Read More