HP and AIGA partner to help designers combine data, digital and print

HP and AIGA, the professional association for design, have announced their partnership in advancing digital print technology and digital user experiences. The collaboration seeks to bring AIGA members exclusive benefits to increase their capabilities in digital print innovation, and arm HP with valuable insights to deliver “extraordinary and inspiring design ideas through AIGA’s diverse community … Read more →

Photoshop releases Version 19.1 with new features and improvements

Photoshop Version 19.1 with improvements on both Mac and Windows includes Windows High Density Monitor Support, Select Subject, Select and Mask Improvements, Better SVG Compatibility with Adobe XD, Improved Microsoft Dial Support and more. Here’s a brief summary: Windows High Density Monitor Support. With this release, Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a … Read more →

Shining a light on creative foil stamping

Sheila Donnelly of Precise Continental (Harrison, NJ), a custom engraving and specialty print shop with over 35 years of working with creatives and brand managers, is an expert in walking her clients through every aspect of the design process, addressing considerations when crossing from screen to print, and considering the most cost-effective way to manage … Read more →

Axaio MadeToPrint Server now compatible with Adobe InDesign CC 2018 Server

Berlin-based axaio software, a leading developer of solutions for PDF creation, printing and content-correction workflows for the publishing and printing markets, has announced the compatibility of its MadeToPrint Server with the Adobe InDesign CC 2018 Server. The Axaio MadeToPrint Server automates print and output processes to produce more cost-efficient production at the highest quality level. … Read more →

Datalogics releases PDF Optimizer to reduce PDF file size

Datalogics (Chicago, Illinois), a major source for PDF, EdTech and eBook technologies, has announced the release of its PDF Optimizer – a powerful new command-line utility that simplifies the PDF file size-reduction process for more efficient file sharing and faster downloads. PDF Optimizer features core functionalities such as stream compression, image manipulation, font sub-setting and … Read more →

Pantone unveils its Colour of the Year for 2018

Pantone (Carlstadt, NJ), a subsidiary of X-Rite and provider of professional colour language standards and digital solutions, has named Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, it communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future,” said the company. … Read more →

Toolfarm introduces RenderGarden plug-in for faster rendering in Adobe After Effects

Toolfarm (San Francisco, CA), a leading global distributor and reseller of video, VFX, 3D and motion graphics software applications and plug-ins, has released its new RenderGarden plug-in for Adobe After Effects CC (Mac and Windows), developed by Mekajiki. Accelerating render speeds by as much as three times, RenderGarden leverages existing system hardware processing power to … Read more →

Quark Enterprise Solutions partners with Semantic Web Company to improve content management

Semantic Web Company, a leading provider of graph-based metadata, search and analytic solutions, will integrate its PoolParty with Quark’s content automation platform. PoolParty is a middleware solution that helps organizations manage corporate knowledge models, extract useful information from big data sets, and integrate both structured and unstructured content. Quark’s content automation platform and PoolParty will … Read more →

Adobe releases updated solutions to streamline the design process

Adobe has announced significant updates to Adobe XD CC that will help to streamline the designer-to-developer hand off process, enhance collaboration, and speed up the design process. The updates strengthen Adobe’s position as the end-to-end solution for UX design, giving users the ability to design, prototype, share and hand off to developers without having to … Read more →

Fascinating creative perspectives from the DesignThinkers 2017 Conference

Here, Graphic Arts Magazine columnists Diana Varma and Natalia Lumby report live from the annual DesignThinkers 2017 Conference held November 7 and 8 in Toronto. Dozens of influential design minds from around the globe inspired hundreds of attendees this year. Now in it’s 18th year, the Association of Registered Graphic Designers’ (RGD) DesignThinkers Conference is … Read more →