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 →

DesignThinkers Conference set for November in Toronto

RGD’s DesignThinkers Conference will take place November 7 and 8 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto. Canada’s only conference for visual communicators will delve into industry trends with visionaries from a wide range of communications-related disciplines – including design, user experience, advertising, branding, consumer engagement, film, social media, entrepreneurship and … Read more →

PPC reveals what’s trending now in paperboard packaging design

In this special feature, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC, Springfield, MA) has shared several current trends in folding carton and rigid box design, as distilled from its recently adjudicated 2017 North American Paperboard Packaging Competition. While the winners will be revealed in October during PPC’s Fall Meeting, the overall trends should help converters and brand … Read more →

Cacidi releases new automation software to help designers create charts faster and easier

The creation of various types of charts has always posed a time-consuming headache for many creatives and graphic designers. Cacidi Systems (Copenhagen, Denmark), a leading software developer of design-driven automated graphic production, has released a new solution for faster and easier creation and editing of charts, directly in an Adobe InDesign CC document. Automated creation … Read more →

Sappi calls for entries for its 2017 Ideas that Matter competition with July 7 deadline

Sappi North America has officially opened its 2017 Ideas that Matter 18th annual grant program that enables social good through creative design. A leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, Sappi is once again inviting designers to show the world how design – specifically print – can play an important role in … Read more →

Tilia Labs releases tilia Griffin 1.0 automated layout solution for wide format

Tilia Labs (Ottawa, Ontario) creator of tilia Phoenix, “the new standard for planning and imposition automation,” has released its new automatic layout solution – tilia Griffin 1.0 – a prepress solution to automate the layout creation process for wide-format printing. Featuring an ultra-responsive interface, “beautiful” visuals, and intuitive design, Griffin 1.0 leverages the ultra-fast Phoenix … Read more →

GPA launches 2017 Print & Design Contest

GPA, a market leader in substrate solutions for offset, digital and wide-format printing, has launched its 2017 Print & Design Contest. Now in its 12th year, the contest continues GPA’s tradition of honouring graphic arts professionals for creating exceptional printed pieces using GPA substrates. Entries will be accepted now through to October 20, 2017. New … Read more →

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