Columns By Kim Brady

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Creative Printing for . . . Family Reunions

Warm summer weekends are a universal call to families everywhere to celebrate with their loved ones, to share traditions and history—and to create new...
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Finisher’s Corner: Photographic Paper

Selecting the appropriate photographic paper, whether it’s for business or personal use, can be a confusing endeavor. As an art student in the early...
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Creative Printing for . . . the Holidays

The holidays are the most important sales period of the year, historically accounting for nearly 20% of annual retail sales.  Professional photo labs, photo...
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Creative Printing for Business-to-Business Photo Products

Change the phrase “photo gifts” to “promotional products” and you immediately open up your photo printing business to a much larger customer base. Depending...
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Finisher’s Corner: Bringing Mobile Photographers to the Print Market

As printing suppliers develop simpler and more intuitive ordering applications for mobile platforms, they’re also exploring creative new ideas for enticing customers to their...
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Printing from Mobile Spurs the Resurgence of Printed Memories

Around the turn of the millennium, the growth of digital photography seemed to foretell doom for traditional printing services. Why would people make prints when...
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Creative Printing for . . . Pet Lovers’ Photo Gifts

When marketing to the family, don’t forget the four-legged members. People love their pets, especially when they’re caught on camera. According to Slate.com columnist Daniel...

Creative Printing for . . . Remembering the School Year

Spring brings more than warm weather, baseball games and blooming flowers. It also marks the end of another school year. As your customers prepare...

Creative Printing for . . . Wedding & Baby Showers

As spring blossoms into the warm, sunny days of summer, friends and families are gathering to celebrate pending nuptials and births in communities across...

Generating Print Orders with Photo Apps

Consumer imaging has undergone a dramatic change in the last two decades—from sophisticated film cameras with all the bells and whistles to digital point...

Creative Printing for . . . the Holidays

Nothing says holidays like family, and in photo retail, it’s the months leading up to the holidays that are critical to a successful season....

Creative Printing for . . . Father’s Day

Two-thirds of Americans order flowers for Mother’s Day, but what do they buy for dad? Clothing? Barbeque tools? Father’s Day is a wide open...

Going Mobile: Photo Kiosks Shift Focus from Digital Cameras to Smart and Social Media

It was only about two years ago when the editors at PIR poised the question: Will smartphone pictures ever be printed? Digital cameras were...

Unlimited Access: Photo Kiosks Are the Ultimate Photo Connection

The digital revolution launched an exciting new era in communicating through pictures. In decades past, it was pro photographers and shutterbugs who were responsible...

The Social Implications of Photo Kiosks

This year’s trend for photo kiosks is best described as multitasking. Several companies have expanded their photo printing services—from pocketsize photo albums “ready in...

Finisher’s Corner: Minilabs 2011

Today’s minilab systems continue to grow more creative and versatile, with features that include faster delivery times, eco-friendly dry processing, double-sided printing and...

Putting the Sizzle into Holiday Sales

They communicate through text messaging and social–sharing websites like Facebook and Twitter. Their phones double as still/video cameras with fast access to the Internet....

Finisher’s Corner: Photo Kiosk Trends—From iPhone Apps to Paying Bills

  Building the latest and greatest photo kiosk is a formidable challenge in today’s retail environment. Manufacturers have to deliver appealing high-quality products, at...

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