Posts tagged: Apollo

Two Online Photo Giants to Become One with Shutterfly/Snapfish Acquisitions

David Haueter
 Jun 12, 2019

 

InfoTrends has been predicting for years that the photo output market would continue to consolidate, as some online vendors have shut down or been absorbed by competitors and retailers have scaled down in-store photo operations. The latest announcement is possibly the most dramatic yet, as longtime competitors Shutterfly and Snapfish have both been acquired and will be combined into one company. This is kind of like Ford merging with Chevy, which ironically has also been predicted by some automotive analysts.

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Other Posts
 Mar 9, 2011

What if instead of using inkjet heads to jet ink they were used to apply an ink-resistant substance to subtract part of an offset litho produced image (like a photographic negative blocks light) as it was being printed?

It would combine the economic cost benefits of offset with variable data. Such a development could completely transform the printing market.

It may sound like science fiction, but according to R.R. Donnelley (RRD) it will soon be printing fact and the firm will begin producing direct mail using the process later this year.

RRD calls this process Apollo and it is part of the firm’s agreement with KBA. In fact the further details about Apollo are the most significant news to emerge from this announcement, and of the recent digital developments from major litho press manufacturers this is the most noteworthy because it goes beyond distribution and addresses technology development. Read more »

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