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Small-format home photo printers are losing market share

According to a report conducted in Taiwan, small-format home photo printers designed specifically to print digital camera snapshots are losing out to high-street photo printing services, according to new research.

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New InfoTrends study reveals a changing base of digital photographers in Western Europe

InfoTrends, a leading market research organisation has publishd the results of a recent web-based survey of nearly 4,000 Internet users in Western Europe which examines consumers’ continual adoption and usage of digital photography products and services throughout the region.

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Canon introduces three new five-ink large-format printers

Canon have launched successors to their iPF700, iPF600 and iPF500, the new models being the imagePROGRAF iPF710 (36”), iPF610 (24”) and iPF510 (17”) and accommodate print media up to A0+, A1+ and A2+, respectively.

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EISA industry experts vote Epson for professional excellence

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has announced that Epson has been awarded two prestigious accolades for its professional digital imaging products. The EISA Photo Panel comprising fifteen leading industry experts from across Europe, has recognised Epson's commitment to providing innovative and professional imaging solutions.  EISA voted the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 as the best 'European Photo Printer, 2007-2008' and the Epson P-5000 as the best 'European Image Tank, 2007-2008.'

Ilford's new Galerie Gold Fibre Silk

Ilford has launched Galerie Gold Fibre Silk, a 310gsm inkjet media composed of a traditional barium sulphate (baryta) base. The baryta enhances the media surface which produces the creamy whites and velvety blacks that form part of the unique look and feel of a true fibre print; the standard amongst art photographers worldwide. The media also produces high definition images with an extended tonal range, making it ideal for images ranging from vivid colour to black and whites.

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Pantone Goe creates serious problems with RGB values and their CMYK conversions

Managing director and trend watcher VIGC (Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication) Eddy Hagen has looked into the newly launched Pantone Goe system and has spoken to Pantone Inc. at Graph Expo in Chicago.

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Water resistant coating for the new Museo Maestro Canvas

Crane, the manufacturers of the new Museo Maustro Canvas have announced that they have evolved a new technology with a  water resistant coating, and the matt version is very well priced and is not a warm white like most canvas products to date produced by other manufacturers keen to capitalise on the Portrait market.

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Epson and EFI have launched a new solution for proofing and large-format production

The new Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880, and 11880 printers are supported by the new version of EFI Colorproof XF.  Demanding users in the proofing community, as well as those in industries such as photography, fine art, and print production, who purchase the solution of Colorproof XF and the Epson Stylus Pro series can print various levels of proofs with accurate, consistent, and wide gamut colour.  This new solution dramatically extends colour gamut as well as accuracy and consistency by taking full advantage of Epson's newly developed UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta technology.

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Epson and GMG strengthen ties in proofing market

Epson will keep working closely with its partners in the proofing industry to greatly enhance the functionality and productivity of its new range of wide format printers with Epson's newly developed UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta, according to Epson's Business Solutions, Business Unit Manager, Craig Heckenberg.

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DES achieves the first Fogra EFI Certification in the Asia Pacific region

DES have achieved a first in the Asia Pacific region. Recently DES Prepress Application Specialist, Scott Barry, has returned from completing intensive Fogra training in Germany to make DES the first Fogra EFI certified dealer in the Asia Pacific region.

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Imaging Expo/Interphoto Shanghai brings a powerful program

Internationally renowned market research company - Gfk Marketing Services, global publisher – Photo Imaging News, multimedia communications company - MyClickMedia, top photography experts from China and overseas like Deng Wei, Yu Chongtian, Jon Gray, Uwe Brauenlich and David Grover; renowned brand names like Apple Asia, Bowens, Carl Zeiss, D.I.M., Hasselblad, Linhof, Mamiya and MyClick Media  are among those who have committed in presenting the most engaging program ever at Imaging Expo/Interphoto Shanghai 2007.

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Epson introduces the Stylus CX8300, CX7300 and C90

Epson today released the next two models in its new multifunction printer range, the Epson Stylus CX8300 and Stylus CX7300, and the first in a new line up of single function printers, the Epson Stylus C90 for photos and documents, providing extra quality, value and choice for consumers.

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Two new wide format printers from Canon

Canon U.S.A has announced two new large format printers – the imagePROGRAF iPF710 and imagePROGRAF iPF610 – for Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications as well as general office large format printing. The new imagePROGRAF iPF710 and iPF610 large format printers will be on display at the Graph Expo 2007 tradeshow in the Canon booth, # 2400. Wide Format Online is awaiting a response from Canon Australia to see if these machines will be available in our region.

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Epson releases Perfection V500 Photo scanner

Epson has released the Perfection V500 Photo scanner with energy efficient ReadyScan LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology designed for professional photo scanning - a first in CCD scanners.

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New version of EFI Colorproof XF for Epson printers

Epson and EFI have launched a new solution for proofing and large-format production. The new Epson Stylus Pro 4880, 7880, 9880, and 11880 printers are now supported by the new version of EFI Colorproof XF.

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Kodak introduce their Smart Review System for proofing and calibration

A new level of calibration and quality control for monitor proofing is now possible with the introduction of the Kodak Smart Review System. The system streams data intelligently and produces highly accurate previews, all while allowing monitor proofing, imaging, and calibration in an integrated fashion through third party applications and workflows.

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CPI appointed a distributor of Kodak's Nexpress

CPI, a large supplier to the offset printing industry, now offer a full line of Kodak's Nexpress digital production colour presses.

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Epson releases the premium performance Stylus Photo RX690

Epson have announced their new Stylus Photo RX690 all-in-one photo printer which targets the professional, small business and the home user, anywhere that requires regular document and photo printing, scanning, copying and CD/DVD printing.

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3D enhances design, proofing and print communication

The UK's FFEI has launched RealVue 3D, the world’s first 3D visual simulation software for print media, created to streamline the communication and approval process involving printers and their clients. With simple operation, RealVue 3D gives printers, creatives and marketers an innovative way to design, present and approve jobs via a unique 3D document viewer. The product’s first official unveiling will take place at Graph Expo 2007, Chicago, USA.

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The Inkjet Photo-Centric MFPs Present Best Growth Area in Home Photo Printer Market

The home photo printer will remain an important product in the digital photography market, even though the years of significant growth that have accompanied the success of the digital camera market may have come to an end. Because consumers have multiple printing options, vendors must explore other avenues to ensure long-term success.

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Hahnemühle develop a bamboo fine art paper

The traditional Hahnemühle paper mill has developed the worldwide first fine art inkjet paper made from bamboo fibres. The natural white paper with a warm tone combines spiritual photography with environmental considerations. “Bamboo 290” consists of fibres from highly renewable bamboo grass. Hahnemühle will donate a portion of the revenues to supporting environmental projects. The 23rd paper from the international award-winning Hahnemühle Digital FineArt Collection renders the sensual connection between art and paper palpable and visible.

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