Panorama print demand |
“The demand for super-enlargements and panoramas has skyrocketed,” said myPhotopipe President, Pete Casabonne. “In my 26 years, I’ve never seen anything like it. Professional and serious amateurs alike are stitching together digital images and creating spectacular photographic art. To service their needs, we decided to launch a line of panoramas with standard sizing, easy aspect ratios, and reasonable pricing. A 12X36 print on the highest quality photographic paper, for instance, will cost just $15.00. A price like that wasn’t possible as little as a year ago.”
myPhotopipe - Print questions from digital camera owners
Separately, Apogee Communications of Victoria, Canada completed a new web site extension for myPhotopipe. “Owners of digital cameras are asking a lot of questions about prints and how they’re made,” said Apogee President Alan Bagshaw. “They’re becoming involved in processes that they used to take for granted but digital images and physical prints are apples and oranges. If you ask for a print that’s not the same size as your photograph there will be, in some way, shape, or form, cropping. But that’s not always desirable. So we launched this new section to help educate our users.”
Digital camera market evolution
Why now? Said L. Douglas Keeney, company CEO: “A true bourbon is distilled in Bourbon County, Kentucky, margarine can’t be called butter and, by law, a milkshake must have milk in it but nothing so clearly defines photography. The point is, the consumer is racing ahead full steam, learning how to use their digital cameras, learning how to edit their pictures and suddenly they find themselves flying off that cliff without a clue what to order to make prints that match the photograph they see on the screen.”
Photographic panorama prints
The word photograph comes from the Greek words phot, or light, and graphia, or writing. As an example, to make a photographic print, a darkroom process is still involved. Technicians load new rolls of light sensitive paper and calibrate the emulsions. Then, a light head composed of 96 tiny diodes floats on a bed of warm air and sprays the photographic paper with diamond-shaped beams at the rate of 425 minute diamonds per square inch. Because the diamonds overlap five-fold, the results are uniquely rich in detail and color. A photographic print is thus a process based on photons, or, light. The panoramic prints are available in six photographic sizes on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and in four sizes on the Company’s Giclee canvas and watercolor papers. The new line of panoramics can be seen at the website of myPhotoPipe.
About Photopipe - Online print service
Myphotopipe.com was launched in April of 2005 when the founder and the CEO of US Wireless Online, Inc. partnered to acquire a controlling interest in Color Genesis, a 26-year-old photo print lab in Atlanta serving professional photographers. Their intent was to transition Color Genesis from a regional lab to a national lab. Photopipe was designed to smoothly upload digital photos from your hard drive and turn them into colorful prints, beautiful posters and impressive photo albums and gifts of all sorts - and deliver them right to your door. That's the Photopipe difference. A professional lab that watches over your photos from start to finish. Crystal clear prints. Free sharing. Imaginative photo gifts that you create. Hand inspections. All at professional pricing.