PTN (Business News for the Imaging Channel) is the only BPA-audited news journal serving 14,300 professionals in the imaging channel and is published 10 times a year. Since 1936, PTN has served the needs of photo and electronics retailers, mini-lab owners and photofinishers, and independent and chain drug stores involved in both traditional and digital imaging.

In the May 2005 Issue

News & Features
Photo specialists who do on-site processing were never really tuned in to film sales. They pretty much accept the fact that the sale of a box of film was the province of the mass merchants and drug store who were selling film cheaper than many specialists could buy it.
In a major effort to guide customers to quality inkjet supplies, the Wilhelm Imaging Research Certified Image Perman-ence Testing Program has been endorsed by Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, and Lexmark. The program certifies that any paper carrying the WIR Seal has been tested to have a display life of 25 years or more.
The Digital Deal
The Nikon D50 should be going on sale for $899 or less at about the time you read this, and in the process it should bring to a boil a question that's been on our front burner all year.