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Photographer Erin Manning Joins Canon U.S.A. To Make It A Snap For Consumers To Get The Most Out Of Their Digital Images


As America’s fascination with crafts and scrapbooking grows, imaging industry leader Canon U.S.A., Inc. has aligned with a new spokesperson; photographer and Do It Yourself (DIY) Network personality, Erin Manning. Together, Canon and Erin will help crafters of all skill levels take full advantage of their personal technology products, resulting in creative ideas for decorating, DIY gifts, clever projects and unique scrapbooks.

As the use of digital photography grows by leaps and bounds, the number of digital images stored on personal computers has soared. According to a recent study conducted by the Craft & Hobby Association, scrapbooking grew to a $2.6 billion industry in 2006, becoming the most popular craft segment. A large number of people are now looking for resources to learn how easy and fun it can be to transform their cherished memories and photographs into unique and tangible crafts.

“Erin offers a wealth of ideas to assist people who love the convenience of digital photography turn their pictures into artful prints,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon is committed to helping people get the most out of digital photography with our series of affordable, easy-to-use photo printers that work perfectly with our fine art papers and inks, to produce results that impress the most discerning eye.”

A life long professional photographer, Erin Manning is best known as the host of “The Whole Picture,” HGTV-HD’s and DIY Network’s Telly Award-winning digital photography show. “I have taught classes all over the world and have always used Canon’s digital imaging equipment and accessories because Canon is the leader in innovation and quality,” states Manning. “I am looking forward to working with Canon to share ideas and help people make the most of their digital images.”

Using Better Technology to Capture and Craft Memories
Everyone from experienced photographers and crafters to those just getting started in digital photography will be able to connect with Erin for some quick and clever tips through the following venues:

Canon Scrapbook Microsite – Canon’s fall 2007 launch of its special site for crafters will feature seasonal tips for photos and crafts, as well as creative gift ideas for family, friends and special occasions. The site is a great resource for scrapbook page templates, 3D paper craft templates and more.

“Ask Erin” – Erin will offer monthly insights on Canon’s E-Store about the best ways to use technology to maximize use of photos, images and all sorts of creative crafts.

Craft Conventions – Erin and Canon will showcase favorite crafting projects, images and ideas at two of the largest annual crafting events: the 2007 Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Conventions in Phoenix (September 14 – 15, 2007) and Seattle (November 2 – 3, 2007).

Canon offers a series of Compact and Single Function Photo Printers and Photo All-In-One InkJet printers that easily print beautifully detailed, high-quality photos and text, copy documents and scan photos. All Canon printing solutions offer a new way to view, print and share photos by producing brilliantly colored, long-lasting photos that rival the quality of images created by a professional photo lab.


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