Kodak Announces Alliance with YesVideo
According to recent studies by Kodak, consumers have over 200 million hours of videotaped memories that could be digitized and transferred to DVD or CD for greater preservation. To capitalize on this market, Eastman Kodak Co. has formed a relationship with YesVideo to offer Video to DVD/CD Transfer Services via Kodak's Qualex lab network. Utilizing Kodak's existing photofinishing bag, consumers can order Video to DVD or CD Transfer Services as easily as they can have film processed to get prints. Memories stored on DVD and CD last for more than 100 years, while videotape can degrade in quality in as few as ten years.
Video to DVD or CD Transfer Services are available at more than 12,000 retail locations nationwide supported by Qualex; customers simply drop off their videotapes and return in 14 days to pick up their DVD or CD.
Long Island Photo Workshop Sets Courses
The Long Island Photo Workshop is enjoying its 24th successful year educating Professional Photographers on scenic Long Island, NY. This year's classes will take place August 12-16 and include a variety of different photographic techniques. Step into the next wedding dimension with Hanson Fong; discover the art of fine portraiture with Joseph and Louise Simone; learn "Ninja photography" from Joe Buissink; or discover Michael Ayers' latest techniques for making money.
Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop on a daily basis will benefit from the Photoshop classes. Gary Small is the instructor of the Basic Photoshop class, where students will learn real-world production techniques, keyboard shortcuts, "tricks of the trade," color management, and other techniques. Experience the new digital studio operation for high quality portrait, commercial and event imaging with photographer Eddie Tapp, teaching the Intermediate Photoshop/Digital Studio class. Participants will learn digital workflow solutions from capture to output.
For more information on the Long Island Photo Workshop, or to register for one of the classes, please visit the website at www.liphotoworkshop.com or contact the Student Liason: Ronald Krowne at (516)487-1313.
Konica Photo Imaging has introduced a new "Bonus Pack Inkjet" promotion enabling Konica retailers to offer their customers 30% more sheets of paper at no additional cost. The promotion will begin July 1 and run through September 30.
The promotion includes a number of different papers including Professional Glossy, Premium Gloss, and Premium Silky. Visit www.konica.com for specific information as to which packages are included in the "Bonus Pack Inkjet" promotion.
Roland DGA Adds Five User Forums to Website
Roland DGA Corp. recently added five user forums to its website, www.rolanddga.com. The forums allow customers to login and share tips and tricks about their equipment. The new Roland user forums include topics on inkjet printers, 3D scanning and milling machines, ColorCAMM thermal transfer printer/cutters, engravers and vinyl cutters.
Professional photography now has a new website to turn to for complete digital workflow solutions at www.expressdigital.com. A valuable resource, the site is packed full of product and pricing information, digital workflow examples, technical support documentation, authorized dealer network contacts and links to helpful industry newsletters and digital photography essentials.
Hypercom Corp., and Identico Systems LLC, have introduced the True ID photo verification solution for use on Hypercom's ICE 7000CE color touch screen-based, web-enabled card payment terminal. It works as follows: when a customer presents a check, credit card or other payment instrument to the merchant, their driver's license or other valid photo ID card is scanned, encrypted and securely stored on the True ID system, along with the payment information. When the customer next presents a check or credit card to a clerk for payment, the system instantaneously displays a photograph of the customer on the ICE terminal, enabling the clerk to verify the identity of the presenter. The True ID system is available now. For more information, visit www.hypercom.com.
Agfa's Consumer Imaging is offering a Summer Film Promotion, that runs from May 15 through August 30. The promotion features "Buy 4, Get 2 Free Vista 6-packs" of 200 and 400 speed Vista films and special discounts on Agfa Outdoor and Turbo single-use-cameras. The film comes in a prepackaged counter display with discounts on cases of Outdoor or Turbo single-use-cameras.
Agfa will also be providing retailers with coupons that their customers can return for a free 8x10 print when they purchase an Agfa Outdoor or Turbo single-use-camera, as well as the photo paper to make the prints.