The IS&T Technologies for Digital Photo Fulfillment (TDPF) symposium is the hot track for new technology at DIMA.
This year TDPF focuses primarily on hard copy output and the growth opportunities for the photo fulfillment industry that comes from prints and photo books.
Sessions include papers on the continuing need—and related opportunities—for the long-term preservation of digital files using hard copy output. This approach moves consumers’ precious memories from the realm of perishable digital files to tangible objects, making them immune to the threats that come with digital shoe-boxing. In addition to the industry perspective, TDPF explores photo fulfillment from the consumer perspective with papers that discuss simplified approaches to photo album and photo book creation.
Moving to larger scale output, TDPF offers the commercial print perspective on emerging opportunities for commercial display. As graphic arts technologies continue to converge with the traditional photo industry, it is imperative to understand new business opportunities.
Surprising to some, silver halide technology still continues to advance and keep pace as the leader in digital output media and the latest advances in this area are presented. Likewise, photo books continue to provide new-product industry growth and TDPF offers talks about the latest innovations in retail binding solutions.
One thing often overlooked is how standards effect the photo goods we produce. It is believed that the latest ISO standards on permanence and durability will have positive impacts on the growth in the photo fulfillment industry for years to come. Come learn about these new standards and their significance.
Please join the TDPF Symposium program to hear about new technologies and their positive impact on the photo industry.