Quark names Hickey CEO and Friske President and COO

Quark Software (Denver, Colorado), a leader in sales enablement, content automation and desktop publishing, has announced that senior technology executive Chris Hickey has been named Chief Executive Officer. Interim CEO Victor Shepherd has been promoted to the position of Chairman of the Board for Quark. Hickey joins Quark from cloud-based data services firm RingLead, where … Read more →

Adobe announces organizational changes

Adobe (San Jose, California) recently announced that Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Digital Experience business, Brad Rencher, will be leaving the company. Rencher joined Adobe in 2009 as part of its acquisition of Omniture, and has been at the helm of the Digital Experience business as it’s grown into the category leader … Read more →

EFI donates Optitex design software to B.C.’s Wilson School of Design

Electronics For Imaging (EFI, Fremont, California) has donated a number of Optitex 2D/3D design software licenses for students and faculty members at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design in Richmond, British Columbia. The donation was part of EFI’s “ongoing commitment to empower knowledge and help provide critical skills for the next generation work … Read more →

Pantone introduces over 200 new colours for polyesters

Pantone (Carlstadt, N.J.), provider of professional colour standards for the design industry, has introduced polyester standards ideal for ‘athleisure,’ footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets, as an addition to its Fashion, Home + Interiors System. Dyed on 100% warp knit polyester, these products can be effectively used for colour management in … Read more →

QuarkXPress 2018 released

Quark has announced the official availability of QuarkXPress 2018. “The new full release of Quark’s graphic design and page layout software sets the bar for innovation in typography, print and digital publishing. Existing QuarkXPress users, new users and even InDesign users, will benefit from Quark’s focus on delivering powerful new features in every yearly release,” … Read more →

Package Central software for Adobe InDesign released

Toronto-based Zevrix Solutions has announced that Package Central for Adobe InDesign is now available on the new and improved Adobe Exchange. Originally developed for a major publisher in the U.S., the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from watched hot folders. Package Central software automatically collects InDesign files from hot folders on a central … Read more →

Konica Minolta partners with Ryerson and Belmont Press to augment classroom learning via breakthrough digital finishing

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has partnered with Toronto’s Ryerson University, donating both time and money to inspire the next generation of Ryerson Graphic Communications Management (GCM) students – while also supporting the Canadian printing industry in its mission to attract the best possible talent. In doing so, Konica Minolta has exposed students to some … Read more →

Nike using Esko’s Studio to save time and costs in packaging design

Nike’s Global Football Division is using Esko Studio for its packaging design – leading to considerable improvements in user experience, concept communication and substantial time savings – and therefore cost reduction. Nike was seeking a tool that was compatible with Adobe Illustrator and could save time in creating high quality 3D design images. Esko’s Studio, … Read more →

GPA extends 2017 Print & Design Contest deadline to November 3

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for digital, wide-format and offset printing, has extended the deadline for its 2017 Print & Design Contest based on overwhelming customer response. Now accepting entries until Friday, November 3, the extension allows entrants additional time to get their submissions in for the chance to have their work honoured … Read more →

New 3D printer up for grabs in Sinterit 3D Design Challenge

Leading 3D printer company Sinterit, which introduced its first product, the desktop SLS Lisa, two years ago, has teamed up with 3D printable model marketplace MyMiniFactory to launch the first consumer SLS Printer 3D Design Challenge. This is the first competition created especially for consumer SLS 3D printing design, said Sinterit. According to MyMiniFactory, “SLS … Read more →

Adobe introduces Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018 with major new features and enhancements

Over the years, Adobe’s Elements products have emphasized easy photo and video organization, editing, creation, and sharing by combining content intelligence with a user-friendly interface and modes for every level of user. This release, said the company, focuses on enhancing the experience even further with hassle-free organization, automated editing and some fun-filled new Guided Edits … Read more →