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 →

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 →

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