Markzware launches app to preview and open QuarkXPress in multiple file formats

Markzware (Santa Ana, California), a leading software developer for the printing, publishing and graphic design industries, has launched QXPMarkz. This stand-alone application allows designers to take better control of their creations by giving them the ability to preview QuarkXPress files, and the power to move those documents to IDML, image types, and your preferred Desktop … Read more →

Adobe reports record second-quarter revenue

Adobe (San Jose, California) has reported its financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2020 ending on May 29, 2020.­ Here are some of highlights Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $3.13 billion (USD) in its second quarter of fiscal year 2020, which represented 14%  year-over-year growth. Digital Media segment revenue was $2.23 billion, … Read more →

Esko launches online software and hardware Innovation Hub 2020

Esko (Gent, Belgium), an industry-leading developer of integrated software and hardware solutions for the global print and packaging industries, has unveiled a new virtual ‘hub’ to launch its 2020 innovations. The Esko Innovation Hub provides visitors with the ability to explore the entire Esko 2020 portfolio of new and upgraded products ­– in an always-on, … Read more →

Portfoliobox scraps sign-up fees for new subscribers

Portfoliobox (Stockholm, Sweden), an innovative website development platform that helps photographers, illustrators, designers and other creatives make unique portfolios, has grown to become one of the most popular online website builders in the marketplace since it was launched in 2012. The company’s goal is to develop the best Content Management System (CMS) in the world … Read more →

INX launches Can Design Contest for designers and brand owners

The INX International Ink Company (Schaumburg, Illinois) has announced that entries are now being accepted for its inaugural Colored by INX Can Design Contest. A market leader in metal-decorating inks and colour management technologies, INX is making the contest available only to users of its INX 2-Piece Metal Color Catalogue and its corresponding digital colour … Read more →

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 →