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Adchem Corporation

Adchem Corporation added the AdMount 8130 Series plasticizer-tolerant adhesive system acrylic banner and seaming tape with high initial tack, high shear to its digital wide format mounting, photo mount and foam tape sign mounting systems. The new AdMount 8130M Series high mass adhesive system demonstrates immediate bonds and excellent long-term shear strength. The system uses a flexible but strong PET carrier to allow for conformance to scrim reinforced banner materials. The tape is also hand-tearable, allowing for easy application and assembly. The 8130M Series combines 150 F heat strength with outstanding UV resistance for long-term indoor and outdoor use.

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Ballstars released Photo Templates Volume 1, including 108 interactive templates that have vector text, design elements, and a photo drop-in. There are 12 basic shape templates that combine text with photo drop-in shapes such as circles, ovals, rectangles, and squares. The Interchangeable Sports Icons include 36 EPS sports images that can be used independently or combined as part of a photo template. The Smart Fonts collection has 139 True Type fonts.

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Epson announced five new projectors. New to Epson's projector lineup are the Epson PowerLite 6110i and 1825 projectors, and the introduction of the PowerLite Pro series with three new models: the Epson PowerLite Pro G5150NL, G5350NL and G5200WNL. The PowerLite Pro G5150NL and G5350NL offer XGA resolution, as well as 4,000 and 5,000 lumens respectively (ISO 21118 standard).

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On Demand Machinery

On demand machinery (odm) announced a complete line of bookbinding equipment that enables dealers and labs to produce case-bound, hard cover photo books on-demand that also feature front cover window options, padded or non-padded covers, quality 'turned-edge' construction, Back Tack Technology, wide range of cover materials, and customized flexibility.

The system is easily 'scalable' to fit your production requirements. The ODM Case Binding System consists of the following: Casemaker, Sticker, Smasher, Super Sewer, and Separator. These ODM machines will enable you to produce 'library-quality' photo books with end-sheets ranging in size from 3x5 to 11x14; up to 1/2" thick.

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Panasonic announced a new addition to its TZ-family of digital cameras, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ50. Complete with Wi-Fi capabilities, standard 802.11b/g wireless LAN connectivity and access to T-Mobile HotSpot service, users can upload digital photos taken with the TZ50 directly to Picasa Web Albums, a free online photo-sharing service from Google. The 9.1 megapixel TZ50 features a 28mm wide-angle lens and 10x optical zoom.

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PhotoElf released Version 4.0 of its image-editing software. Including a red-eye removal feature, digital image organizer, and fast photo browser, Version 4.0 also supports 82 different formats. Other features include: slideshow, thumbnail viewing of folders, brightness, contrast, gamma, and color adjustments, watermarks and masks.

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WYNIT Inc. announced that its dealers now have access to digital photo frames from CEIVA Logic, which is the manufacturer of digital frames and the PicturePlan photo sharing service. CEIVAMobile technology allows users to send photos from a cellphone directly to a CEIVA Digital Photo Frame from anywhere in America. Not only is it easy to share images with others, but the frames themselves are user-friendly and don't require the use of a computer. Both CEIVA 7- and 8-inch frames feature LCD active matrix screens.

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