LaCie Delivers 2TB Network Storage
LaCie has announced it has boosted capacity of its Ethernet Big Disk to 2TB in a 2x7x11” solution. It has been designed to centrally store and share files over a network between Windows, Mac OS and Linux machines or keep an easily searchable digital library of up to 2,000 movies, music or photos and stream to a TV or other media device.
ACCC asked not to proceed with Adobe inquiry
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has been asked not to proceed with its inquiries into the controversial Adobe FedEx Kinko’s 'print to Kinkos' button in Acrobat 8.1.
US Online Photofinishing Revenue to Exceed $1 Billion by 2011
According to a new forecast report from InfoTrends, online photo service membership continues to experience steady growth, resulting in increased revenue for Web-based print providers. InfoTrends reports that online photo service providers generated just under $450 million in revenues from prints and photo merchandise in 2006, and that figure is expected to grow to more than $1 billion by 2011.
Apple Unveils New iMac
Apple has unveiled a raft of new products including an all new all-in-one iMac line featuring gorgeous 20- and 24-inch widescreen displays encased in elegant and professional aluminium and glass enclosures. The entire new iMac line features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and a new, ultra-thin aluminium Apple Keyboard, built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing and iLife ’08, making it the ultimate digital lifestyle desktop computer for both consumers and professionals. The 20-inch iMac now starts at just recommended retail price (RRP) A $1,698 inc GST, A $600 less than the previous 20-inch model, and the 24-inch iMac starts at just RRP A $2,599 inc GST, A $400 less than the previous 24-inch model.
Adobe to drop FedEx Kinko button in Acrobat Reader
Adobe has announced it is dropping the controversial direct link to FedEx Kinko stores in the public version of the free Acrobat Reader. FedEx Kinko will still have its' own version to distribute to customers.
Hasselblad Announces Re-Energized Masters Awards For 2008 And Extends Entry To Non-Hasselblad Users
The Hasselblad Masters Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, has developed a reputation over the years for celebrating the best in both established and rising photographic talent. Given in recognition of a photographer’s contribution to the art of photography, the Masters Award is judged on overall photographic ability, encompassing creativity, composition, conceptual strength and technical skill. Until this year, the only photographers eligible for the awards have been Hasselblad users. No other photography was considered. For the Hasselblad Masters Awards 2008, however, Hasselblad has decided to extend entry to the awards to all established professional photographers using large and medium format cameras, regardless of the brand they use.
Epson Stylus CX5500: the new all-purpose multifunction printer
Epson has released its first model in a new range of multifunction printers, the Epson Stylus CX5500 targeting home and small business users.
American Photo awards Hahnemuhle FineArt papers as Editors Choice 2007
American Photo magazine has chosen the Fine Art inkjet papers from the worldwide leading Hahnemuhle Digital FineArt Collection in the category “Best New Inkjet Papers” - highlighting Photo Rag® Pearl 320 and FineArt Pearl 285.
Epsons new Stylus Pro 880 series
Epson today announced four new Stylus Pro 880 series large format printers and Epsons new UltraChrome K3 ink with Vivid Magenta for colour critical printing applications such as retail point-of-sale displays, contract and imposition proofing, photography, limited edition fine art print making and detailed colour maps.
Epsons Stylus Pro 450 series offers dramatic productivity increase
Among a raft of new product announcements made today was Epsons three new Stylus Pro 450 series four colour printers for the architectural, engineering and print-for-pay markets maintain Epsons reliability for high image quality, print durability and colour consistency, while improving productivity.
Adobe, Kayell, Team Digital & Graphic Art Supplies organise CS3 seminars with $5000 in give aways
Kayell & partners have put their muscle behind an upcoming Adobe seminar program that will help Adobe users with some useful help, streamlining, advice, tips with various products in the CS3 Suite of programs.
A pioneering solution from Domino Printing Sciences plc, developed specifically for French floral specialists, Tatoo Fleurs, part of the Monceau Fleurs Group, has enabled the French-based florists to offer its customers an extra dimension in floral bouquets, through the ability to print personalised messages directly onto the petals of its roses.
FedEx Kinko link to Adobe Reader in North America only
The regional office of Adobe and GASAA (Graphic Arts Services Association of Australia) have been working closely since the recent announcement in the USA of a direct link in Acrobat 8.1 to FedEx Kinko stores in North America, to clarify the local implications and to express regional concerns about the development.
Training CD/DVDs for Adobe CS3
Smart Digital Australia has announced the availability of training resources for Adobe Creative Suite 3 products. The training from Lynda.com is available on CD/DVD for all the major Adobe CS3 software products including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, After Effects, Contribute, Dreamweaver, Firewoks and Flash.
New sublimation system
Sawgrass Technologies, a world leader in the development of on-demand digital imaging technologies, announced today that it has released an ArTainium system for the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 for sublimation printing. The new six-colour system, designed for maximum productivity, features faster printing times and Sawgrass Easy Flow Bulk Ink system for enhanced ink efficiency, the lowest cost per print, and continuous, reliable production type printing.
Adobe backtracks on Kinko button in Australia, but concerns are still there
Printing Industries CEO Philip Andersen said he welcomed confirmation that Adobe had no plans to roll out its controversial FedEx Kinkos agreement in Australia.
Replacement for Centurion 260 Silk
DES has introduced the Chromajet Centurion Photo 285 Silk, which will replace their successful Centurion 260 Silk, popular for its stable bright white finish and archival qualities.
Innova FibaPrint Inkjet Range Expands
The successful Innova FibaPrint range has been expanded to include:
George P. Johnson appoints new creative director
George P. Johnson, a leading global experience marketing agency, has appointed Ms Helen Watts as a Creative Director, further expanding the senior creative team.
Adobe upsets the printing world
In what is seen to be a major blunder by Adobe, the company has incorporated a button in the latest release of it's Acrobat Reader that enables users to send their files directly to Fedex Kinko for printing, thus creating a huge controversy in the printing industry worldwide.
Genuine Fine Art Baryta Paper from Hahnemühle
Hahnemühle FineArt announces the launch of digital Fine Art Baryta paper for autumn 2007.