PaperSpecs free webinar to explore “Sleeking – The Best Kept (Foiling) Secret in Design”

In a free, exclusive PaperSpecs (Palo Alto, California) webinar, sponsored by Nobelus, Erika Bartos (Hooray Design) and Mark Sarpa (Neuron Publishing/LoveBook) will show designers how, through a smart combination of ‘Sleeking’ paper and digital colour printing, they can produce some amazing, eye-catching creations. The cutting-edge digital process adds beautiful shimmering foil to digital print runs. … Read more →

San Francisco Design Week 2020 to go virtual June 15 – 25

The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts 60,000 visitors annually from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival. The online-only event will take place June 15-25, celebrating with the theme Intentional Distortions. Highlights include expert talks, webinars, web conferences, and virtual tours with leading designers … Read more →

Ten proven strategies for building a successful online portfolio

As Co-Founder of Portfoliobox, Hamid Abouei leads business development for a CMS and website development platform that helps photographers, illustrators, designers and other creative professionals make unique and engaging portfolios. He’s passionate about all things technology and spends the bulk of his spare time programming – which he started learning at just 10 years old. … Read more →

Portfoliobox scraps sign-up fees for new subscribers

Portfoliobox (Stockholm, Sweden), an innovative website development platform that helps photographers, illustrators, designers and other creatives make unique portfolios, has grown to become one of the most popular online website builders in the marketplace since it was launched in 2012. The company’s goal is to develop the best Content Management System (CMS) in the world … Read more →

Santa Cruz Software releases technology to eliminate issues with version control

Santa Cruz Software (Santa Cruz, California), a global leader in software development for cross-media content publishing, recently showcased its LinkrUI and Dynamic Templates support for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) at the Adobe Summit, The Digital Experience Conference, that began online March 31. LinkrUI synchronizes Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign digital assets for design teams with their … Read more →

Color-Logic offering free metallic files to all printers for their personalized messages

As “a service to the industry in this time of global need,” Color-Logic (West Chester, Ohio) is offering free print-ready Color-Logic metallic files to anyone wishing to print Thank You or Thinking of You cards, or Coronavirus Safety Posters. “Because print is such a powerful communication tool, we are providing print-ready Color-Logic metallic files that … Read more →

Neenah launches a 100% paper-based alternative to styrene for wide format

  Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia) has introduced Neenah Imagemax Signage, a new, breakthrough 100% paper-based wide-format product. This latest addition to Neenah’s wide range of environmental products is FSC, Green-e, and SmartWay certified to meet the growing demand for a sustainable alternative to traditional styrene products. It’s basically a smooth-coated substrate designed to produce “remarkable printing … Read more →

INX introduces new Can Design Contest for designers and brand owners

The INX International Ink Company (Schaumburg, Illinois) has announced that entries are now being accepted for its inaugural Colored by INX Can Design Contest. A market leader in metal-decorating inks and colour management technologies, INX is making the contest available only to users of its INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalogue and its corresponding digital colour … Read more →

Idealliance introduces Global Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target

Idealliance, known for creating worldwide print standards and specifications such as GRACoL, SWOP and G7, has released an Expanded Color Gamut (ECG) Characterization Target for use in characterizing and calibrating multi-colour print processes. The ECG Characterization Target was created by a sub-committee within the Idealliance Print Properties and Colorimetric Council as a part of the … Read more →

Callas software releases pdfToolbox 11

Callas software, a market leader in automated PDF quality control and archival solutions, has released “a milestone update” of its pdfToolbox product line – pdfToolbox 11. “This year, it’s all about improvements to automated workflows and making PDF files production-ready,” the company pointed out. The new version introduces significant additions for the sign and display … Read more →