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Advances in digital printing create cost effective solutions for photo labs. UV printers, for example, are a popular choice for traditional labs moving into the digital age. Learn more in this week's exclusive editorial, Roundup the Equipment.

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[ Volume X Issue 21 ]   [ May 23, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Roundup the Equipment 
Photo labs are no longer confined to traditional photo processing machines. Advances in digital printing open a new wave of opportunities—creating cost effective solutions for photo labs on a daily basis. Wide format is taking retail and wholesale photo labs by storm, but UV printing in particular is gaining presence. "There are a number of photo labs that embraced large format right away. Now, more are looking at UV as the next step," explains Michael White, sales manager, Agfa. "UV allows printing directly onto rigid substrates and... more >>


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Getting Personal
When large format print suppliers implement variable data printing, it requires not only an investment in hardware and software, but a whole new way of thinking about the business model. Some call it one-to-one marketing; others refer to it as personalized communications. But folks in the print industry know it best as variable data printing (VDP). No matter what you call it, VDP is—and will continue to be—a highly effective marketing strategy that often elicits far greater response rates than non-personalized messaging. Certain segments of the commercial and publication print industry... more >> 

Photo Labs Go Wide
Whether printing a series of posters for a hair salon, wall portraits for a wedding, or signage for a trade show, today’s retail and wholesale photo labs are capitalizing on wide format printing. "In general, while the vast majority of printers were in the professional and photo specialty channel, in the last year and a half there’s been significant growth in the retail channel, primarily in anticipation of market demand," states Joellyn Gray, director, customer marketing and research, imaging division, Fujifilm U.S.A. "Retailers currently see success... more >> 


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