PMA Show Reports; New Studio Accessories; Props, Backdrops, And More

It’s a competitive world out there, so studios have to differentiate themselves with unique offerings and setups. Having a special line of albums or frames, or simply some stylish methods for their customers to display their precious photographs can help. A different background or method of more rapidly changing the background to suit the next sitting also helps. Here are some items that might just create that edge:
Backdrop Outlet introduced their new Mod Cloth line of double-sided woven cloth backgrounds available in a broad range of stylish patterns and designs. Sizes range from 5x6 feet to 5x9 feet seamless. The MSRP starts at $99.

Backdrop Outlet Mod Cloth Line

Braggables has expanded their line of colorful photo tote bags and wallets to include a new four-photo window tote bag with an MSRP of $48. Also new is a photo-slot smart case for a Blackberry combined with space for credit cards and change that sells for $22.

Braggables Photo Tote Bags
Braggables Blackberry Smartphone Cases

Colorado Timberline takes digital images then produces a broad array of banners, blankets, pillows, shirts, sweats, and mugs with just the image or combined with text. They can handle one-piece orders and boast of quick turnaround. They can now take conventional digital images and convert them to 3D prints on their products. In addition, they can place a QR (Quick Response) bar code-like patch on their products so people using a smartphone can download ScanLife information about the product or person wearing it.

Colorado Timberline Shirts With Photos
Colorado Timberline Photo Blankets And 3D Banner Photos

Crystal Frame offers custom printing onto a composite backing. These archival-quality prints can be ordered in custom sizes on a light yet strong material. You can order prints with full-flush mounting in sizes up to 30x40 on frames with black or white borders. They come with hanging bracket wire or easel.

Crystal Frame

Denny’s new Freedom Cloth computer-printed, wrinkle-free backgrounds come in both 8-foot and 10-foot widths in any length you choose. They have a wide offering of patterns and images in their catalog or can produce custom patterns/images with photos you supply. These polyester texture cloths are non-reflective and an 8x8-foot version lists for $345.

Denny Freedom Cloth (Rustic) Background

Dot Line Corp.’s RPS Studio Motorized Background Support works with standard 9-foot wide rolls of paper or cloth backgrounds and has four-section upright stands that go up to 12 feet. The built-in AC motor is remotely controlled to smoothly raise or lower the background. A three-section weight attaches to the bottom edge of the background to assure the material will roll straight. A heavy-duty storage bag is included in the price of $440.

Dot Line Corp. RPS Studio Motorized Background Support

GrowShow is a new firm that evolved from a unique concept. GrowShow is a way to visualize a child’s growth, or any sequence of memorable events, with an automated time-lapse perspective. The online photo service reads the date of image capture of a sequence of images, then builds a time-lapse sequence for modular framing in a row of images. From this they produce the GrowFrame system of solid hardwood frames incorporating powerful magnets. All four edges of a frame can be quickly pulled apart to insert pictures, then the individual frames can be clustered magnetically, touching together in an infinite variety of modular components for display on both desk and wall. The frames are offered in 3x3” or standard 4x6” sizes and are available in natural solid dark walnut, natural alder, and black-stained alder.

Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, Inc. displayed their new Keepsake Christmas Ornaments that can include a personal photo printed on all four sides of the globe, or two photos along with two personal messages. It comes packaged in a gift box. New fluffy fleece washable throws with vibrant color dye sublimation process photos are offered in 50x60” sizes and the easy-care polyester is machine washable. A variety of sizes of woven throws with photos have a fringe; they are 100 percent cotton and machine washable.

Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Christmas Photo Ornaments
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Woven Photo Throw