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Trump and the Republican have created a looming debt crisis through their massive tax cuts for the wealthy. Trump’s response is an apathetic “Yeah, but I won’t be here.” Trump’s actions toward the environment are similarly destructive, and his refusal … Continue reading
IS&T’s Technology for Digital Photo Fulfillment conference was held in Dresden, Germany on September 24, 2018. This meeting was held in conjunction with NIP/Digital Printing for Digital Fabrication 2018. At the Technology for Digital Photo Fulfillment Conference, I presented a … Continue reading
A new ISO standard describing test methods for photo books issued on November 13, 2018. While this standard, ISO 18948:2018, stops short of providing a specification for long-term permanence, it does provide specific test methods that manufacturers can use to … Continue reading
It’s not particularly surprising, but free online photo products do not appear to be a sustainable business model. See http://thedeadpixelssociety.com/the-shift-away-from-free-in-online-photo/?
I presented a paper on Photo Book Construction and Preservation at the International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment in Denver, Colorado. In this presentation, I highlighted different photo book constructions, along with test methods to ensure their permanence. Photo … Continue reading
Preservation of photo books requires preserving the digital file as well as the physical photo book since millennials and others frequently prefer digital photos to an actual book. This is theory behind a presentation I gave at Forever Live! on … Continue reading
At Forever Live, I learned more about the Indigo printing process that Forever uses to produce photo books. Specifically, Forever uses a six color production process that produces improved color but is rarely used for consumer products. Six-color printing is … Continue reading
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
Forever is using a new printer to produce photo books and other products. I wanted to learn more about their new supplier. For my sample photo books, I used Artisan 5 to create a photo book for my trip last year to … Continue reading
I presented a paper on Long-Term Digital Preservation of Photo Books at the International Symposium on Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment in Manchester, England. In this presentation, I highlighted the need to think about photo books as more than a printed … Continue reading