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The standalone DPS Kiosk is compact and can be situated countertop or mounted on an optional pedestal base. Mitsubishi digital photo printers' jam-free performance eliminates time-consuming maintenance and frustrated customers while increasing profitability. The large, user-friendly touchscreen menu allows customers instant access to the simple, yet feature-rich digital imaging process. Customers can make high quality, professional looking prints quickly through image editing and enhancements via the menu. Reframing, enlarging, lightening, and rotation features are easily accessible with color, black and white or sepia options.

The DPS Kiosk accepts most current digital media including Compact Flash, Memory Stick, SD Cards, Smart Media and CDs. For users who want to burn a CD, the DPS Kiosk is fast and efficient with an approximate 40-second burn time for a 24-image photo CD.

“Digital photography has exploded beyond the traditional photographic market, both in terms of volume and application," said Margie Chiaramonte, marketing manager, Mitsubishi's Photo Imaging Division."The Mitsubishi Digital DPS Kiosk enables mini-labs and retailers to effectively capitalize on this opportunity and, in doing so, provide their customers with additional value. The DPS Kiosk incorporates a wide range of versatile features, including multiple printer hookups, Bluetooth wireless compatibility, and several print size options, as well as the efficiency and robust performance that increase business and profitability for the operator."

SEAL is Participant/Sponsor in GIA Seminar Tour

Elkridge, MD-Seal Graphics Americas is proud to be a participant and sponsor in the GIA's"Making The Leap to Digital" seminar tour. The tour features entry-level to intermediate-level instructional seminars covering the entire process of digital sign making, from market opportunities, to digital technology, to digital printing, color management, mounting and laminating, and more.

With the support of Seal Graphics and many other industry leaders, including Roland DGA, Avery Graphics, Onyx Graphics, National Business Media and GretagMacbeth, the GIA will conduct seminars in 19 North American cities during August – November 2005. For more information visit www.graphintel.com/dsm, or call 888-439-4403.

Kodak, Olympus and Polaroid ‘No Shows' at San Diego PMA

Jerry Lansky

Kodak, Olympus and Polaroid, three long time photo industry participants in the Fall PMA, have decided to sit it out and not take space at this year's meeting in San Diego.

With the business shifting to digital and bottom lines taking a hit throughout the industry, manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned with getting a bang for their buck. Deciding to not appear at a PMA event had to be difficult for these firms. Each had to go through the thought process of what message they would be communicating to the industry by staying home.

On the other hand many in the industry have long considered the Fall meeting as sort of ho-hum with only a regional pull, precisely the reason PMA holds it on a coast opposite from the annual convention. The usual attendance of less than 2,000 is dwarfed by the 25,000 at the big show. It's small 8 x 8 ft. booths don't lend themselves to the spectacular presentations of the annual show.

Kodak, to the best memory of one PMA executive, has been in every Fall show since its inception in 1971. A Kodak spokesperson made this statement:

“Kodak remains committed to the photo industry and to Photo Marketing Association. We also are facing business realities as we transform our brand to a digital company, and as such need to make tough choices. One of those choices is to not exhibit at Fall PMA. While we regret we are not able to participate, this is one of many tough decisions we've made this year to stay focused on our goal of transforming our business to digital. We remain committed to the Photo Market Association and will participate in the annual Spring 2006 show in Orlando."

According to a spokesperson, Polaroid is being more selective in its show decisions and is appearing" at shows which are the most cost effective". The firm will exhibit in Orlando next February, it was said, with its usual major space commitment. The firm holds the No. 5 favored position in the show's list of major tenants.

An Olympus spokesman said,"Unfortunately, The Fall show, this year, is not in synch with our timing for the introduction of new products that are to be announced." He indicated that Olympus will occupy its usual big booth in Orlando.

Tom Crawford, PMA's Corporate Communications Executive, indicated that among about 85 exhibiting companies, 18 exhibitors are from last year's Orlando convention that are showing for the first time at a Fall PMA meeting and four exhibitors showing for the first time at any PMA event. Among the first-timers are San Marco Imaging, Foto Club, ImageTech and PicturesMatter.


   







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