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 →

Canada’s design community to connect November 4-6th at Design Leadership Summit in Toronto

Design Leadership Summit is a place for folks who are leading and managing design teams   Design Leadership Summit being held Monday, November 4th, Tuesday, November 5th, and November 6th in Toronto, will feature relevant and thought-provoking content for Product Designers, UX Designers,  UX Researchers, Service Designers, and Visual Designers. The venue – the Isabel … Read more →

Eliminating designer pain points with presentation management strategies

Here, James Ontra, Co-Founder and CEO of Shufflrr, reveals some key presentation management strategies that can make a designer’s life much easier and more rewarding. Along with his sister, Shufflrr’s Co-Founder AlexAnndra, they wrote “Presentation Management: The New Strategy for Enterprise Content” – a guide that helps large organizations take a holistic approach to presentations … Read more →

PIA launches Print Production for Designers online course

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has launched its much-anticipated Print Production for Designers course online in its iLearning Center. “Great print design is a combination of visual appeal and technical precision,” said presenter Joe Marin, PIA Vice President of Education & Training. “Print Production for Designers reveals the lifecycle of a printed job and … Read more →

Quark releases Content Automation Platform 14.3

The new 14.3 release introduces a range of usability updates that span the entire platform, as content development teams will benefit from more new functionality that improves ease-of-use and boosts productivity. These include time saving, editing and saving improvements, major enhancements to copy-and-paste, new and intuitive content structuring functionality, and additional features such as responsive … Read more →