Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize now accepting submissions to March 3

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Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s leading eReading services, is now accepting submissions for its third annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. The prize identifies, and puts at the forefront of the competitive publishing industry, exceptional books written by first-time authors from three categories: Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction (this year Speculative Fiction with a different genre … Read more →

RGD and Nascent Digital launch online tool to help guide designers with requests for spec work

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The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) has launched an interactive tool titled Free, Fee or Flee? The website (http://freefeeflee.ca/) walks creative professionals, specifically graphic designers, through a questionnaire to consider various scenarios involving requests they receive for free work. The goal is to help them identify exploitative requests for anything from spec work to … Read more →

Three tips to help graphic designers optimize their printed label creations

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Here, Del Williams, a technical writer based in Torrance, California, looks at new substrate options and tools that enhance graphic appeal and streamline the creative process. He chats with Alan Jameson, Senior Manager of the Design and Prototyping Team at Avery Products Corporation. While graphic designers work with a variety of visual media, designing printed … Read more →

Mohawk introduces A Maker’s Field Guide to Texture and Color

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Mohawk, North America’s largest privately-owned manufacturer of fine papers, envelopes and specialty substrates for commercial and digital printing, has announced a comprehensive new printed tool designed to serve as a hands-on resource for the creative community. A Maker’s Field Guide to Texture and Color  “will serve to inspire and educate printers, designers and end users, … Read more →

Adobe updates its Creative Cloud tools and services

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Adobe has launched major updates to its flagship Creative Cloud tools and services including new features in Adobe’s flagship applications, performance enhancements across Creative Cloud (CC), and updates to Adobe Stock – including deeper integration within CC and the addition of an all-new Premium collection of high-quality stock content. Aimed at inefficiencies that slow down … Read more →

Sappi North America calls for entries for its 2016 Ideas that Matter grant competition by July 15

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Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has called for its 2016 Ideas that Matter grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design, specifically print, can play an important role in changing our lives for the better. Sappi established the Ideas that Matter grant program 17 … Read more →

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