Columns By Bob McKay

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June 2019 Editor’s Note: Saluting the Influencers on the Front Line

June is one of my favorite issues of the year now that we’re  featuring our Superstars behind the Counter honorees. We came upon the...
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Printing Press: Memorable, Funny & Cool Photo Gifts for Tweens

Are your customers ever faced with the dilemma of selecting a gift for someone who’s grown beyond toys but isn’t quite ready for adult...
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Printing Press Spotlight: Southpoint Photo

Southpoint Photo Imaging Supplies, Inc., has been a leader in the imaging marketplace since 1990, providing an ever-expanding product portfolio for its traditional and...
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Selective Focus: RIP DSLR?

With the flurry of mirrorless and the dearth of DSLR introductions in the past few months, one might rush to judgment and deem the...
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The Last Word: A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for the Future of the...

The future of the photo industry has arrived; we’ve never been better equipped to evolve alongside the technology that’s radically reinventing photography. There are...
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Strategy Session: The Portrait Masters Conference

Whenever we hear about a trade show, there are all sorts of emotions that come to mind. On the negative side, there’s the travel...
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Social Networking for Success: Growing Your Business with YouTube

With the proliferation of video built into imaging devices these days, it’s hard to imagine a business in this industry that’s not using YouTube...
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Profit Prospects: Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes. Once upon a time they were the only things that never changed. This past year has provided significant changes in taxes,...
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May 2019 Editor’s Note: Create a Retail Destination

There are a lot of great products to brag about in this issue! Our annual Retailers’ Choice Awards give our readers the chance to weigh...
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Printing Press: Preserve More Memories with Photo Collages and Gifts

“Life is a collage of moments, and the most memorable ones are meant to be shared,” says Brittany Norris, brand marketing manager at CanvasPop.com....
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Strategy Session: Nikon—Superior Optical Performance Drives Success

Jay Vannatter has been selling and marketing Nikon products for the better part of 35 years. Vannatter began his career in 1983 and has...
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April 2019 Editor’s Note: Memories Matter

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the PRO meeting a few weeks ago, to talk about the importance of memories. The message:...
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Printing Press Manufacturers Roundtable

Even by conservative estimates, more than one trillion pictures will be taken in 2019. Some researchers predict numbers as high as 1.7 trillion. This...
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Printing Press: Wide-Format Printers

Commercial photo printing, whether for the consumer or professional markets, relies on the sale of low-cost, high-quality products that can be sold with a...
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Strategy Session: Sony—Innovating for a New Generation of Photographers

Neal Manowitz has been a key player in the growth of Sony mirrorless and full-frame cameras during the last five years. He was recently...
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February 25, 2019 Editor’s Note: New Products Abound

This is customarily the time of year when new products, both pro and consumer, begin to hit the shelves. And as the only trade...
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Printing Press: Event Printers Bring Image Fulfillment On-Site

Today, event printers provide a wide range and variety of on-site image fulfillment, regardless of the event. Event photography has been a staple of...
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Printing Press: Unforgettable Wedding Albums to Cherish for a Lifetime

“Every bride needs her dress and every wedding needs its album,” writes Eugene Nagawieki, marketing and content specialist at nPhoto Lab, an album manufacturer...
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Innovate Visually: Weddings in VR Are Here to Stay

You’re at it again. It’s another season of weddings, events and assignments where you apply your talents to produce fantastic work, build your portfolio...
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Profit Prospects: Make More Money by Policing Costs

Successful retailers make a profit by selling things for more than they paid for them, keeping costs below that margin. However, policing costs isn’t...

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