This edition of What’s Happening October 2020 features new hires, new digital presses and new software to enable creative print layouts.
What’s Happening October 2020
Shutterfly Hires Senior Vice President & CMO
Shutterfly, Inc., appointed Craig Rowley senior vice president and chief marketing officer, effective September 14, 2020.
Rowley is responsible for all marketing strategies across Shutterfly’s portfolio of brands, including its Shutterfly namesake, Lifetouch and Snapfish.
“We have an opportunity to not only continue to cultivate an emotional connection but build even stronger and more personal relationships with our customers, as we innovate on both our products and our communication capabilities,” said Hilary Schneider, president and CEO, Shutterfly, Inc. “Craig brings creativity and depth of experience to drive this work forward.”
Rowley brings more than 20 years of brand marketing and advertising experience spanning multiple industries: retail; e-commerce; technology; outdoor gear/apparel; packaged goods; and travel/hospitality. He has experience marketing multiple household brands: Porsche, Intel, Harley-Davidson, Toyota, REI, Ritz Carlton, Procter & Gamble, John Deere, Kraft, and Colgate-Palmolive.
Rowley also has a depth of experience in digital; it includes site development, U/X, ecommerce, personalization, SEO/SEM, social media, content and performance marketing. Most recently, he was CMO at Groupon; there he led the global multi-disciplinary team to transform Groupon to a vibrant, local experiences marketplace.
“Shutterfly has an incredible collection of consumer brands, including household names that inspire the sharing and reliving of precious memories,” said Rowley. “I’m excited to join the talented cross-brand team and guide the ongoing work to drive deeper customer connections while bringing a fresh approach to our brand storytelling and campaigns.”
Canon imagePress C10010VP and C9010VP Digital Presses
Canon launched the imagePress C10010VP and C9010VP digital color presses. “These new production digital cut-sheet color presses offer a wide range of distinct and dynamic technologies; they can help drive productivity, versatility and high image quality,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA, Inc.
The imagePress C10010VP series offers improved paper handling and registration to increase productivity. To help support business expansion, the series comprises Canon’s flagship, toner-based color digital presses; they help provide shorter delivery times and produce a wider range of higher margin work. Both presses feature Ultrasonic Multi-Sheet Detection technology and an active registration system. They also employ inline spectophotometric sensors and multi-data color consistency technology.
Additionally, the digital presses achieve productivity up to 90 ppm (C9010VP) and 100 ppm (C10010VP) of one-up images on letter-size sheets. The C10010VP also offers 112 ppm two-up images on tabloid-size sheets. Furthermore, as jobs are becoming more complex with varying weights and coatings, their Dual Fixing technology maximizes production up time and maintains high image quality.
The C10010VP now supports 150-pound cover (400gsm) paper from any drawer. It is also optimized to run many types of synthetic medias. As a result, customers have the ability to produce value-added deliverables, including brochures, luxury business cards, signage and restaurant menus. usa.canon.com
Epson Print Layout Software for iOS Devices
For the creation of exhibition-quality prints from a desktop, Epson’s 13-inch SureColor P700 and 17-inch SureColor P900 desktop photo printers are shipping. In parallel, Epson released the Epson Print Layout software for iOS devices. It allows users to print directly from an iPhone or iPad in a full color managed workflow.
The SureColor P700 and P900 are the first printers compatible with Epson Print Layout software for iOS. It gives users an intuitive workflow with easy printer selection, layout and color management settings. It also integrates an advanced black-and-white mode live preview with iOS devices.
In addition, the software permits users to change paper orientation, arrange, size and crop images. They may also customize frame and border options for gallery wrap printing. Moreover, the app offers automatic paper sizing for panoramas to create frame-ready prints on various Epson media and sizes directly from a mobile device.
What’s more, Epson updated its software for both Microsoft Windows and MacOS desktop users to reflect the Epson Media Installer features on the SureColor P700 and P900. Additional improvements in usability, compatibility and performance are included. Support for all compatible SureColor P-series printers is also available.
Epson Print Layout for iOS is available at no cost on the Apple App Store. The desktop Microsoft Windows and MacOS apps are also available for free download at epson.com/epsonprintlayout.