Author Archives: Mark Mizen

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.

Beware the 2013 Ford Fusion or at least the right front wheel

As I was driving my Ford Fusion down a city street, about to turn into Costco, the right front wheel fell off my car. I lost control of the car, and it came screeching to a halt. Fortunately, I was … Continue reading

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A Toad at My Door

This little fellow was waiting at my door step. I told him to eat a few mosquitoes. Wonka just barked, and my wife, who was sleeping, recoiled in terror at the thought that he might be taking up residence at … Continue reading

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Metal Prints Last Three Times Longer

According to Wilhelm Imaging Research, metal prints last three times longer than conventional photographic prints. That’s good news. With metal prints, you can not only display your photos, but they will last longer as well. This is the information Fine Art Printer … Continue reading

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Creative Memories Announces Trump Days Photo Mounting Paper

Continuing in the tradition of Ahni and Zoe’s highly successful School Rocks Fast2Fab Album, Creative Memories has announced the new limited-edition Trump Days photo mounting paper. This new paper pack is sure to delight scrapbookers looking to document the Trump presidency. … Continue reading

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Camera Stores Headed for Extinction

Camera stores have reached a point in their evolution where they are no longer able to breed and produce new camera stores; consequently extinction is inevitable. This species of retail outlet has a business model is no longer viable. Margins have been … Continue reading

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March for Science: All About Images

The March for Science will take place April 22, 2017 in Washington, D.C., St. Paul, MN, and elsewhere. This march is not for just Democrats or Republicans. Instead, it is a non-political march designed to highlight the importance of science … Continue reading

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How to Create Photo Book Videos from Artisan

Photo books preserve vacations and other family memories; however, not everyone wants to look at a photo book. In addition, sharing a photo book is difficult, since it requires sending either a physical book or large digital file to someone. … Continue reading

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