Epson Surecolor printers win 2020 iF Design Award

The Epson Surecolor SC-P7500 and Surecolor SC-P9500 large-format printers have been named iF Design Award 2020 winners by Hanover-Germany-based iF International Forum Design. Created in 1953, the iF Design Award is recognized around the world as one of the most sought-after awards for innovative industrial product design excellence in products, packaging, communications, interior and exterior … Read more →

Adobe surpasses $11 billion in annual revenue for its 2019 fiscal year

In the fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2019, Adobe (San Jose, California) achieved a company record quarterly revenue of $2.99 billion (USD), which represents 21% year-over-year growth. In its fiscal year 2019, Adobe also achieved a record annual revenue of $11.17 billion, which represents 24% year-over-year growth. “Adobe’s phenomenal performance in Q4 capped a … Read more →

Reminder: January 5 is deadline for Second Annual Better with Less – Design Challenge submissions

The deadline to submit entries for the second annual Better with Less – Design Challenge, organized by Metsä Board, the European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards, is approaching. Entries must be received by Sunday, January 5, 2020. Now in its second year, the competition inspires packaging designers as well as packaging design students all … Read more →

Markzware adds Adobe InDesign plug-ins to its Q2ID Bundle

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading developer of file-conversion software and desktop publishing tools, has added Q2ID InDesign plug-ins that support Adobe InDesign CC 2020 for macOS Catalina and Windows, for Quark to InDesign file conversion. The Q2ID bundle also contains plug-ins for versions of InDesign prior to CC 2020. Markzware’s Q2ID provides an easy … Read more →

Neenah lunches breakthrough Swatch Pro Extension for Adobe Illustrator

Leading innovator and supplier of premium papers and packaging products, Neenah (Alpharetta, Georgia), has launched the first-ever paper extension for Adobe Illustrator. Now available on the Adobe Exchange Marketplace, the Neenah Swatch Pro is a “revolutionary” tool that makes it much easier for creatives to envision their work on the actual papers they’ll print on. … 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 →

HP Indigo and Agfa introduce variable-design solution for brand protection and security printing

HP Indigo and Agfa have partnered and announced a variable-design security solution for brand protection and security printing. HP Indigo Secure Studio Powered by Agfa creates “unique” graphic designs with virtually endless variations. The designs are not only secure and protect against counterfeiting and diversion, but also blend seamlessly with the original design without compromising … Read more →

QuarkXPress Mac App adds helpful new features

Quark Software (Denver, Colorado) recently announced the official availability of new features within the QuarkXPress app, available exclusively through the Mac App Store. This update of Quark’s graphic design and page-layout software for creative professionals introduces Flex Layouts and an overhauled Table Model as well as a range of new customer-requested features. Flex Layouts for … Read more →

Pantone adds 294 colours as total climbs to 2,100

Pantone, a global authority on colour and a provider of professional colour tools for graphic designers, has added 294 “trend-relevant” colours to its Pantone Matching System. This move creates an overall library of 2,100 colours – including improved cross-referencing to Pantone’s Fashion, Home + Interiors (FHI) system – allowing for more design flexibility throughout the … Read more →

Quark releases QuarkXPress 15.0.1

Quark (Denver, Colorado) has announced the availability of QuarkXPress 15.0.1, the first update to QuarkXPress 2019 page-layout software that was released July 9, 2019. Included in this update for QuarkXPress 2019 users are improvements to many customer-requested items relating to the following: Retina cursors on Mac. Cursors will no longer pixelate. They’ll be as sharp … Read more →

Second Annual Better with Less – Design Challenge now open for submissions

The Better with Less – Design Challenge, organized by Metsä Board (a European producer of premium fresh fibre paperboards headquartered in Metsä, Finland) is now in its second year. The competition inspires graphic designers from around the globe to create more environmentally-friendly packaging solutions for e-commerce, cosmetics and food. Submissions can be made in four … Read more →