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      Easy photo ordering

      This service is designed for a small to medium photo labs that want to have their orders to be safely received and automatically printed. Orders can be sent from any operational system (Mac or Windows) as well as from any mobile device. Convenient to setup and run back office. Can be set for any amount of printers and/or services your lab provides.

      This service can be fitted into any local network environment. You have a tiny script running in your lab that checks if there are any orders for you in the cloud. If such orders arrive they are downloaded to the folder you specify. You have full control of your orders and you can to set up any amount of the types of delivery with or without payments.

      You don’t need any application for the mobile phones because this service works in mobile browsers. Actually, it looks like an app. You can add your ordering space to any page of your website with just one line of code.

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      Noritsu go from strength to strength in the UK market

      On June the 24th and 25th Photoxport/Noritsu hosted open days for Noritsu products showcasing the leading edge Green II Inkjet drylab.

      The enthusiastic turn out of Industry attendees enjoyed over the two days, Seminars from Noritsu’s head of Strategic Sales & marketing Worldwide Mr Ron Kubara who delivered keynote demonstrations on Noritsu’s unique state-of-the-art E-Z software, this now industry defacto standard for delivering high quality results with ease of use for the operator.

      There was also Q&A Session about the New Green products and consumables.

      The attendee’s also got to meet with Noritsu President Mr Fujimoto who explained noritsu new range of systems and forthcoming New product line up, he emphasised Noritsu commitment to The UK market and Noritsu support for Photoxport’s efforts in reestablishing noritsu in the UK Market … Mr Fujimoto was impressed with the passion for Noritsu’s products in the UK which came across from the level of industry attendees.

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      Kenro adds more Wooden Frames to its own-branded collection

      21.jpg A number of smart new wooden own-branded frames have been launched by UK & Ireland Photo Frames and Albums distributor, Kenro Ltd.

      The new Lytton Series of frames - available in either painted matt white or black wood grain finish - have a 30mm x 13mm deep flat profile, giving them a very contemporary look. They are particularly suited to displaying black and white photos. With a free-standing easel back, they come in sizes: 6x4, 7x5, 8x6 and 10x8 inches.

      The new Milton Series of wooden frames have a flat styled 35mm x 15mm deep profile and are available in three different colours: smooth finish Ivory, Black or trendy Champagne. With a free-standing easel back, they come in sizes: 6x4, 7x5, 8x6 and 10x8 inches.

      The Kenro Chester Series has been a favourite for a while now and the range now boasts three new sizes. Available in Black or White they have a generous and bold 35mm wide profile with a raised filigree design and removable picture mats. They have free-standing easel backs and are available in sizes 6x4, 7x5 and 8x6 inches, plus the new 10x8 inch version. They are now also available in multi-aperture sizes, with wall hanging fixings, to hold either three 6x4 inch or three 7x5 inch photos.

      Finally, the City Series is a classic wood Certificate size frame (A4) with a 20mm x 15mm deep rounded cushion profile. This neutral coloured frame has a gold edge to highlight the photo or certificate, and features a free-standing easel back.

      All these new frames are supplied shrink-wrapped with protective card corners in an individual bubble bag.

      Says Paul Kench, Kenro's managing director: "Retailers can be confident that all Kenro Frame ranges are great quality and offer excellent value for money. We are constantly on the look-out for new frames that provide added interest, and our wooden frame ranges remain a firm favourite."

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      More Distressed Wood Frame Ranges announced by Kenro

      62.jpg UK & Ireland Photo Frames and Albums distributor, Kenro Ltd, has further extended its range of 'Distressed' and 'Shabby Chic' styles to its own-branded Kenro Wood Frames collection.

      The fashionable new 'Kington Antique' series have a distressed ivory antique style matt painted finish with 38mm wide x 22mm deep swept profile, while the 'Kington Beaded' series have an ornate 35mm wide x 20mm deep profile with a distressed painted cream finish and decorative beading around the picture area.

      The Kington series wooden frames are available in sizes 6x4, 7x5, 8x6 and 10x8 inches and are supplied shrink wrapped with protective card corners and individual bubble bag. All have free-standing easel backs and would take pride of place on today's trendy 'worn-look' pastel-coloured furniture.

      The new Kenro Toulon Series of 'shabby chic' wooden frames have a 30mm wide x 15mm deep shaped profile and come in three different colours: white, brown or blue, with a washed wood grain finish. They are available in sizes 6x4, 7x5, 8x6 and 10x8 inches and are supplied shrink wrapped with protective card corners and bubble bag, with free-standing easel backs.

      Says Paul Kench, Kenro's managing director: "More and more customers are going for the 'well worn' look style of frames, perhaps to match that popular style of kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture. But also, this style of frame fits well in a room with contemporary decoration, which is perhaps why they are so popular with retailers."

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      New Designer Styled Photo Albums launched by Kenro

      Kenro, the well-known distributor of Gift Frames and Albums in the UK and Ireland, has added further Designer Styles to their own-branded range of Gift Photo Albums.

      10.jpg The new Candy Series have fabric covers with a choice of either a striped pattern with light green spine and back, or a spotted pattern with pink spine and back.

      The Cottage Flower Series has fabric covers in either brown or grey. There is a 6.5 x 6.5cm frame on the front cover with a natural leafy design surround, ideal for a favourite picture.

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      SONY fit now available for Nissin Di700A and Commander Air1 Flash Kit

      Kenro Ltd, the exclusive UK distributor of Nissin flash guns and accessories, has announced the immediate availability of a new SONY fit for the TIPA Award-winning Nissin Di700A with Commander Air1 Flash Kit.

      13.jpg The new Sony stable mate joins the existing line-up for Canon and Nikon cameras.

      The flash kit is a 2.4GHz radio transmission wireless flash system that links up to 21 Nissin Air System (NAS) flash guns.

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      New Silver Plated and Copper Finish frames launched by Kenro

      UK & Ireland Gift Frames and Albums distributor, Kenro Ltd, has bolstered its own-branded metal gift frame ranges with sparkling new additions for the Summer.

      20.jpg The new Chloe Series Rectangle design is a 6x4 inch frame, silver plated with a delicate white flower border and is decorated with clear crystals. The frame has a 25mm wide profile with luxury velour lined back.

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      New Takeway Clampod T1 announced by Kenro

      63.jpg Is it a tripod? Is it a clamp? No, it's the new Clampod !

      A versatile new device has been introduced into the UK and Ireland by Kenro which allows you to securely fix a camera, phone, flash or tablet to a variety of objects.

      The new Takeway Clampod T1 is manufactured from aerospace grade aluminium alloy, making it lighter and stronger than many other camera clamps - weighing just 200g, including ball head.

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      Braun Jumper II ActionCam announced

      45.jpg Kenro Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributor of Braun Photo Imaging products, has announced an updated version of its Braun Jumper ActionCam.

      The new Braun Jumper II ActionCam is an entry-level camera with a good spec for those wanting to capture footage whilst on the go.

      It is full HD (1440x1080p) 30fps with a stills photo facility of 8 megapixels. A microphone is also built-in.

      It includes an Underwater housing that allows the camera to operate at up to 30m - ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving holidays. Operating time is up to 70 minutes between charges with its built-in Lithium battery.

      Images can be viewed on the 1.77 inch LCD Display and storage is up to 32GB. The camera is connected to a PC via the included USB cable to transfer images and recharge the battery.

      Additional accessories included are: underwater housing, handlebar clamp, helmet mount, USB Cable and instruction manual.

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      Nissin Di700A and Commander Air1 Flash Kit now available

      46.jpg The new Nissin Di700A with Commander Air1 Flash Kit is now available for purchase in the UK in both Canon and Nikon fittings, Kenro Ltd has announced. The Sony fit is expected to be available in June.

      The flash kit is a 2.4GHz radio transmission wireless flash system that links up to 21 Nissin Air System (NAS) flash guns.

      And, it's already making headlines - with TIPA recently awarding it "Best Portable Lighting System 2015". TIPA editors take into account innovation, the use of leading-edge technology, design and ergonomics, ease-of-use, as well as price/ performance ratio.

      It's the third year in a row that the company has won this prestigious award, following previous honours for the Nissin i40 and MG8000 Extreme flashguns.

      Using radio transmission, the range of the new Nissin Air System is up to 30m. For flexibility, transmission channels and IDs can be set to prevent misfiring in the event of signal interference on the same channel.

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      Kenro to exhibit at Harrogate Home and Gift Show 2015

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      Kenro will be displaying their extensive range of Gift Albums and Gift Frames on stand B24 (Hall B) at the Harrogate Home & Gift Show, 19th to 22nd July, Harrogate International Centre.

      The long-established family-run firm supplies a great selection of own-branded frames and albums and visitors will be able to meet the team and see what's new, as well as experience a wide selection of Kenro's other best-selling ranges.

      New Kenro Gift Albums:

      The Cottage Flower Series have a fabric cover and frame on the front with natural, textured surround. The Candy Series also has fabric covers in either a striped pattern with a light green spine and back or a spotted pattern with pink spine and back. These are book-bound slip-in albums with a memo writing area next to each picture.

      Also new are the Patchwork Baby Albums that have art printed covers and are available in either pink or? blue. There is a Teddy Bear motif on the front cover and a decorated 4.5x4.5cm frame for a favourite picture.

      The new Summer Breeze Series Albums have art printed front covers with a rose flower based design in either pink or green. There is a 5x5cm frame on the front cover for a favourite picture.

      The new Tundra Albums are available in a choice of red or grey with a filigree design blind embossed on the front cover. These are book-bound slip-in albums with paper pages and PP pockets.

      The new Kington Series albums have covers with a recycled paper finish and a butterfly pattern blind embossed with the choice of either brown or red linen spines. These are book-bound slip-in albums with a memo writing area next to each picture.

      The popular Holiday Series of Albums has been extended to include Boat, Old World Map, Euro Traveller and Global Traveller Designs. These are book-bound slip-in albums with a memo writing area next to each picture.

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      PHOTOMART SIGNS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.

      PHOTOMART APPOINTED EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR FOR UK, IRELAND & NORTH AFRICA

      Photomart, Europe’s leading provider of dye sublimation digital photo printers is pleased to announce the recent distribution agreement with Sinfonia Technology Company of Japan for the UK, Ireland and North Africa regions. The deal encompasses distribution of Sinfonia’s CE1 and S2 digital photo printers.

      LONDON, UK (May 13, 2015) - Photomart, Europe’s leading provider of dye sublimation digital photo printers, today announced a distribution agreement with global technology manufacturer, Sinfonia Technology Co., Ltd. and Sinfonia’s European partner Kanematsu Gmbh. Under the agreement Photomart will distribute to the United Kingdom, Ireland and North Africa Sinfonia’s CE1 and S2, 8- and 6-inch dye sublimation digital photo printers.

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      Discover what’s new from Noritsu in the UK, Open Day and free Seminars

      We wish to cordially invite you to meet the people from Noritsu and see what’s new in Drylab technology and retail focused products.

      We are arranging a free seminar and open day exclusive to trade Only day on Wednesday 24th will be an opportunity to talk face to

      face with Mr. Ron Kubara, VP of International Sales and Strategic Planning for Noritsu Worldwide.

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      Two new Reflecta USB Record Players announced by Kenro; vinyl sales on the increase

      314.jpg Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta audio and imaging products, has announced the immediate availability of two new USB Record Players.

      With sales of vinyl records at an 18-year high (BBC News 28.11.14), interest in the medium is causing a resurgence in record players. What better than to use one that will also digitize your treasured music collection?

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      Three new Kenro frames released for Christmas

      316.jpg Three new Kenro frames released for Christmas

      Kenro, the well-known distributor of Gift Frames and Albums in the UK and Ireland has announced three new wooden frames in time for the festive season.

      The new Chester series of wooden frames, in either black or white, has a traditional raised filigree design and removable picture mats. These frames have free standing easel backs and are supplied shrink wrapped in an individual bubble bag. Sizes are 6x4, 7x5 and 8x6 inches. SRPs start at £9.54 inc VAT.

      In contrast, the Senator range of wooden frames has a very clean modern look with a 20mm wide flat profile by 29.5mm deep. Colours available are Black, White and Matt Silver.

      Seven frame sizes are available ranging from 7x5 inches up to A3 size; the larger ones (11x14 inch upwards) are wall hanging only. Each frame is supplied shrink wrapped in an individual bubble bag. SRPs range from £7.98 to £18.42 including VAT.

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      Kenro has announced three new products from Braun - ideal for Christmas presents

      318.jpg Kenro has announced three new products from Braun - ideal for Christmas presents

      Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Braun Photo Technik products, has announced the immediate availability of The Braun Scouting Cam, Audiophila Speaker and PowerPlus Battery Charger.

      These new products from the respected German manufacturer are ideally suited as stocking fillers for loved ones.

      The new Braun Scouting Cam Black 400 Phone is an automatic surveillance camera that is triggered by movement and records either 12MP (interpolated) still images or 1080p HD video clips.

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      New Reflecta RPS 10M Film Scanner Announced

      319.jpg New Reflecta RPS 10M Film Scanner Announced

      Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta audio and imaging products, has announced the immediate availability of a new desktop 35mm film scanner - the RPS 10M.

      The latest negative and slide scanner from Reflecta has a resolution of 10,000 dpi and a dynamic range of 4.2 Dmax. It takes 7 mins to scan at full resolution and 24-bit colour depth for superb results.

      It features Magic Touch - a hardware-based dust and scratch removal system - as well as an auto transport system for film strips (from 3 up to 36 images) to save you time. Mounted slides must be placed manually.

      The light sources are white and infrared LEDs and the image sensor is Linea Colour CCD.

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      Photoxport Global limited are pleased to announce that we are now a UK, Ireland and Iceland distributor for Noritsu (Japan), we believe this is a step move that will strengthen our place in the photographic retail market. To assist in this process we are now offering promotional prices, please see below.

      Noritsu President Michio Fujimoto commented,

      “I hope our business relationship could make both win-win and get the Noristu brand back in the UK and Ireland markets”

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      Fujifilm announces Student Awards 2014 winner

      303.jpg Fujifilm has announced the winner of its 2014 Student Awards. The winner is Manuel Fernandez of Burton and South Derbyshire College who wins the title of 'Fujifilm Student Photographer of the Year' and a brilliant prize package courtesy of sponsors Metroprint, the online arm of Metro, the long-standing London pro-lab and Focal Press.

      Manuel will be presented with £200 worth of film from Fujifilm, a professionally produced folio of prints, a one-to-one printing/consultancy session with one of Metroprint’s (www.metro-print.co.uk) top printers and can select books worth £100 from Focal Press (www.focalpress.com).

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      New Designs: Benro Combination Series Tripod Range

      300.jpg Kenro, the official UK and Ireland distributor of the acclaimed Benro range of photo equipment, has announced new updated designs in the Combination Series Tripods range.

      The Benro Combination Series is so named due to the choice of two platforms - either a simple flat platform or a geared centre column. The flat platform allows the tripod to work without any centre column, offering a very low working height.

      The Combination Series offers the highest stability and loading capacity of the Benro Tripod Range, making then particularly suited to heavy equipment such as very long lenses and medium and large format cameras.

      All models in the range are manufactured from high-grade 8-layer Carbon Fibre and feature multi-adjustable twist-lock legs.

      The two new models: BRC3770TN and BRC4770TN feature legs with three sections; the former weighs 1.75kg and can support a load of up to 18kg, while the latter weighs 2.36kg and supports weights of up to 25kg.

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      Kenro to exhibit at photokina 2014

      293.jpg Kenro - a leading supplier to the photo retail and gift markets - is to exhibit its extensive range of Albums and Frames at photokina, Cologne, Germany, Hall: 9.1, Stand: D007 - 16-21 September 2014.

      Visitors to the stand will be able to see a wide selection of the UK & Ireland distributor's exclusive lines that include both existing best-sellers as well as newly launched Frames and Albums.

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      Kenro releases the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner

      296.jpg Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Reflecta, the respected German manufacturer of cutting-edge digitization products has announced the Reflecta ProScan 10T film scanner.

      The ProScan 10T provides top quality scans with an impressive resolution of 10,000 x 5,000 dpi and a Dynamic Range of 3.9 Dmax. Scanning time is 7 minutes for a full colour scan (at 10,000 dpi) with 24 Bit Colour Depth (maximum colour depth is 48 Bit).

      The ProScan 10T also features Magic Touch technology which is hardware based dust and scratch removal with infrared sensors and automatic software correction.

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      Kenro announces three new Gift Frame ranges: Avenue, Vienna, Mellow

      285.jpg Kenro, the UK and Ireland distributor of Gift Frames and Albums, has announced a further three new frame ranges.

      Firstly the new Avenue Series Frames, available in both black and white, have a subtle 5mm wide metal profile in a matt finish with a white photo mat and generous picture border.

      Both frames have luxury velour lined backs and are individually boxed. Photo sizes are: 6x4, 7x5, 8x6 and 10x8 inches.

      Secondly, the new Vienna Series Frames have a distinctive wave edge profile and silver plated border and are decorated with shiny stones on each corner.

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      Kenro announces new Chloe and Madison frame ranges

      284.jpg Kenro, the well-known distributor of Gift Frames and Albums, has announced two new frame ranges that are now available for purchase through UK and Ireland retailers.

      The new Chloe Series of three frame designs offer a romantic way to display your photos. The Heart Shape and Square Designs are silver plated with a 25mm wide profile featuring a white enamel flower border, decorated with clear crystals. They each hold a 4x4 inch photo.

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