As HP’s executives have talked about the Printing segment of HP’s business of late, a major theme has been reigniting the home printing market through the introduction of products like the Sprocket pocket-sized mobile photo printer (see “HP Announces Upbeat FY 2018 Forecast, Discusses Printing Business” and “HP CEO Talks Printing Business Strategy Following Strong
On August 29, Epson America announced the availability of a new A4 inkjet all-in-one aimed at photo enthusiasts/hobbyists and families: the Expression Photo XP-8500 Small-in-One. Steve Michell, product manager for Epson America, tells us that the Expression Photo XP-8500 replaces the Expression Photo XP-860 from 2014 (see “Epson Announces Expression Photo XP-860”). According to Mr.
At the end of August, HP announced a new lineup of A4 consumer inkjet all-in-ones including the ENVY Photo 6255, the ENVY Photo 7155, and the ENVY Photo 7855. The devices are designed to boost new life into HP’s home printing business. Remarketing Inkjet Printers for the Home In a September 8 call with analysts,
On August 16, HP Inc. announced “a historic deal with Shutterfly,” the online photo-printing and photo-services giant. Shutterfly has named HP as its preferred digital press provider and will be adding “a second phase of HP Indigo 12000 Digital Presses.” HP’s relationship with Shutterfly stretches back to at least 2002 (see press release), when HP was
Snapfish is one fish that HP caught a while back and is now releasing. On April 21, HP announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to divest itself of its Snapfish online photo-services business. The company stated that District Photo, which is described as a leader in digital imaging fulfillment services, will acquire the
The online photo-services business has been consolidating for some time now, leaving just a few big players. Now, one of those big players, HP’s Snapfish, is closing down websites in five countries. Snapfish’s various websites indicate that the firm will be shuttering its services in Belgium, India, Netherlands, Singapore, and Spain. The sites in India
Much as Apple helped lead the smartphone and tablet revolution transforming so much of the high-tech industry these days, the firm’s chain stores are inspiring other companies to open their own locations, including two firms with long heritages in photography and printed output. On January 15, Canon Canada announced the opening of Canon Image Square,
On January 15, HP announced that more than 8,000 Walgreens stores are now a part of its network of ePrint Public Print Locations. HP is promoting the partnership as an ideal way to order prints of photos from smartphones and tablets. To print at Walgreens, end users must first download the HP ePrint Service iPhone
On March 19, InfoTrends released a new forecast-based report on the online photo services market called U.S. Online Photo Services Forecast: 2010–2015. According to the research group, online photofinishing will continue to grow through 2015. InfoTrends says that revenue derived by online photo services will increasingly shift from snapshots to customer photo-specialty products or photo
Earlier this month, Shutterfly made a bid to purchase bankrupt Kodak’s Gallery online photo services site for $23.8 million (see “Kodak to Sell Gallery Online Photo Services Business”). Shutterfly is a leader in the online photo services business, and scooping up Gallery will win it still more customers, even if there is some customer overlap.