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Check Out the New Exhibitors You’ll Find at WPPI 2018

February 7, 2018

By Greg Scoblete

There are plenty of familiar faces exhibiting at WPPI 2018 but a whole bunch of newcomers as well.

Rather than roam the exhibit floor searching for them, they're all together in a new pavilion on the exhibit floor called WPPIFresh.

So who's new? Take a look:

Album Design Store (Booth #564)

Album Design Store provides photographers and studios with a one-stop-shop for all their post production needs. Album Design Store assists photographers with custom album design, editing, retouching, and the ultimate expression of “wedding stories” in the form of hand crafted albums.

Calotype (Booth #469)

Calotype's end-to-end workflow management software is a photographer´s tool for every stage of the process in the high-volume photography business, from input to sale. With Calotype, photographers and studios will have access to technology that allows greater efficiencies with their business, and ultimately help increase their business.

Epilog Laser (Booth #363)

Epilog is the leading designer and manufacturer of CO2 and fiber laser engraving, cutting, and marking systems that are able to engrave and cut a variety of materials. Stop by our booth for a demo and learn how you can etch treasured photos on all kinds of substrates!

Fractals (Booth #562)

Fractals, a popular photography equipment company famous for their prismatic filters, is releasing a new product, dubbed the Fibonacci Set. Raising $60,000 on Kickstarter, Fractals debuted in 2014 and has been working hard to release its second product. “We’ve gone through dozens, if not hundreds of iterations,” said Nikk Wong at Fractals. “By combining unique refractive materials and doubly-faceted glass, we’ve produced filters that help photographers create amazing images.”

FrameALIVE (Booth #463)

FrameALIVE is a new app that breathes life into images by combining image recognition with videos to produce pictures that “come to life with a click.” To create these images, select a still photo or image and link it to a video in the FrameALIVE dashboard. Photographers can add videos to their favorite photo albums, design moving portraits, make printed books with YouTube videos, and so much more.

Inter-State Studio (Booth #560)

Inter-State Imaging Services helps photographers launch their school picture business. They provide all the support and resources businesses need. Whether companies are looking to reach the next level or just starting out, Inter-State Studio provides great turn-key solutions.

Lemonade and Lenses Collective (Booth #355)

Lemonade and Lenses is one of the first family run photography magazines in the industry. As they embark on their 6th year of publishing educational, bi-monthly magazines for photographers, they also grew to a creative team of three Their publication teaches photographers about business and marketing, branding and design, and photography, so they can care for every aspect of their treasured photography business.

Marcello Strada  (Booth #558)

Marcello Strada is an Italian-based company that produces photobook binding machines that work with pneumatic systems and do not require technical assistance. The company provides a system that offers high-end finishing, affordable entry points, and low operation costs. One of the leading European companies in this space, Marcello Strada has official distribution outlets in the U.S.

PQ Albums (Booth #367)

At a time when profit margins are low for professional photographers, PQ Albums gives professional photographers quality at a price point their customers will love. Their albums are designed to preserve your clients’ special moments beautifully and in a range of materials and formats your customers can afford. PQ Albums is excited to join photographers on their business journey and become an integral part of the professional photography industry. Register online at www.pqalbums.com to receive your free swatch book.

Primera Technology (Booth #468)

Primera Technology is one of the world's leading manufacturers of specialty printing equipment. Impressa IP60 Digital Photo Printer is the latest addition to Primera’s portfolio, which includes the LX-Series Color Label Printers, AP-Series Label Applicators, and the world's smallest portable printer Trio. Impressa IP60 is suited for event photography, photo booths, amusement parks, and more.

Speedy’s One Stop Repair (Booth #556)

For over 40 years Speedy’s One Stop Repair has provided repair service for manufacturers, distributors, operators and end users.  Their trained technicians have years of experience in the electronic repair industry.  All services include a 45 day warranty.

Studio Ninja (Booth #454)

Studio Ninja is a user-friendly photography business apps, designed specifically for photographers, by photographers. Users can get setup in less than 30 minutes and then let Studio Ninja handle all your important business administrative tasks. Studio Ninja will help photographers manage their shoots, clients, leads, invoices, automation, workflows and more.

SWIT Electronics (Booth #568)

SWIT Electronics will showcase their S-2610  Flexible LED light, a 24 x 18-inch flexible bi-color LED light, at this year’s WPPI Expo. The light can be used in nearly any environment. Its lightweight, thin, bendable, and waterproof design make it ideal for outdoors, indoors, narrow spaces, and just about anywhere you might need or want additional light. The panel mat features bi-color 3000K-5600K color temperature with a CRI over 97 and 0-100% dimming.  The external control box with LCD touchscreen allows users to control light value, color temperature, and view current battery levels. The S2610 light kit includes the S-2610 light, carry case, power adapter, control box & foldable X bracket.

3D Photographic Solutions (Booth #359)

3D Photographic Solutions has a mission to bring the best and most affordable 3D imaging and 3D printing methods to professional photographers. They currently provide Information, Assessments, Training and Discounts for the best 3D method and will soon provide Integrated Hardware, Software and Systems to make 3D imaging and 3D printing a standard professional photographic tool.

Yodabooth (Booth #465)

Yodabooth is the perfect fusion of photo booth hardware and software. Based on years of industry experience, Yodabooth has everything photographers need to stand out in their market and offer clients a truly personalized experience