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Print as we know it continues to morph into a medium that enhances the “not so new” digital marketing and content enriched environments many of us are immersed in. Whether Business-to-Business or Business-to-Consumer, it’s clear that Print has a roll in communicating value, creating a more interactive experience and ultimately supporting the sale, adoption and loyalty so many brands, companies and services seek in today’s global, competitive space.

To continue to thrive as a manufacturer of Print and / or to expand it’s value as part of a larger marketing sale, it’s imperative visual communication firms of today understand the interaction of these mediums and how to maximize their potential for current and future clients. Although daunting at times, awareness, education and taking calculated risks to integrate additional tools into your business will yield the greatest return today and tomorrow.

We will continue to populate this section with relevant RSS feeds, links to white papers, online learning, PPI partner information and other tools relevant to taking your business in PRINT the direction it needs to go to play and be profitable in the future!

6/26/2017 - How to download the iOS 11 public beta right now
You can now take the next version of iOS for a test drive. Apple just delivered the first public beta for iOS 11, which adds a suite of new multitasking features for iPad, a redesigned Control Center, a new Files app, and a ton of other improvements that make you a lot more productive.  SEE ALSO: iOS 11 is about to radically change the iPad for the better Developers have been testing the update since it was released during WWDC earlier this month but the public beta marks the first time Apple is making it available to the public. Of course, as with any beta, there are bound to be bugs so it's best to install the update on a secondary device unless you're feeling especially brave (and even then, make sure you have everything backed up, at the very least). Read more...More about Tech, Apple, Apps And Software, Ios 11, and Tech view more…
Source: Mashable

6/26/2017 - Sea level rise is accelerating, with Greenland in leading role
Global sea level rise is accelerating as the Greenland Ice Sheet sheds more of its ice, scientists have found.  Given this quickening pace, it's possible that by the end of this century, sea level rise could threaten coastal communities around the world, from Miami to Mumbai.  A new study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, is one of a few recent works to confirm an acceleration in sea level rise during the past few decades. There had been greater uncertainty about this before, with climate deniers latching onto that and arguing that such an acceleration has not, in fact, been occurring. Read more...More about Climate, Science, Global Warming, Sea Level Rise, and Climate Change view more…
Source: Mashable

6/26/2017 - A deodorizing hanger is coming so you can officially skip laundry day
Great news, lazy people — thanks to Panasonic's new deodorizing hanger, you can feel slightly less guilty about skipping laundry day. The company's new hanger suppresses odors on fabric, leaving your dirty clothes smelling tolerable again without having to immerse them in water. How? By using something they call "nanoe" technology. SEE ALSO: Why don't we have waterproof laptops already? What the heck does that mean? Well, it's basically a fancy way of describing how tiny water particles from the air are electrified and used to deodorize fabric without technically washing it. It's sort of like steaming a garment, except these particles are a billion times smaller. Read more...More about Tech, Conversations, Japan, Clothes, and Laundry view more…
Source: Mashable

6/26/2017 - SNES Classic controller cables will be longer than 3 measly feet
The Super NES Classic already has one advantage over last year's NES Classic: longer controller cables. In a statement, Nintendo of America told us: "The length of the cord on the Super NES Classic controller is approximately five feet long, which is about two feet longer than the cord on the NES Classic Controller." SEE ALSO: Super NES Classic is real and it's out in September Controller cable length was a bit of an issue for the NES Classic, which — at about three feet in length — didn't span the gaps between many owners' TVs and couches. Five feet is certainly an improvement, but that's still not very long. By comparison, the standard Xbox 360 controller has a nine-foot cable — pretty generous. Read more...More about Gaming, Nintendo, Nes Classic, Snes, and Snes Classic view more…
Source: Mashable

6/26/2017 - Chicago residents will eat healthy, thanks to a shipping container mall
For your typical resident of Chicago’s Bronzeville District, the hunt for fresh produce in their neighborhood can be frustrating, and ultimately fruitless. Save for the few bodegas offering a slim assortment of unappetizing shrink-wrapped fruits and vegetables, a sustainable and affordable source for fresh produce is hard to come by in this part of town — until now.    It’s called Boxville — a DIY-style retail plaza made out of refurbished shipping containers resembling “four giant metal Lego pieces.” Located just outside the CTA Green Line stop, Boxville aims to do away with the bad habits people pick up when fresh food is unavailable.     Read more...More about Chicago, Social Good, Produce, Social Good, and Food view more…
Source: Mashable

6/26/2017 - Royal Caribbean: Scuba Snapchat Spectacles
Royal Caribbean has launched a scuba/snorkelling mask with built-in Snapchat Spectacles so that holiday makers can get social under the water too. Called “SeaSeekers” the Goggles will be available for customers on select Royal Caribbean cruises around the world, as part of its #SeekDeeper campaign. Royal Caribbean says the goal is to receive a patent [...] Related posts: Introducing Snapchat Spectacles: Smart Glasses McDonald’s Australia Snapchat Filter Series See Facebook’s New ‘Snapchat’ Filters view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

6/26/2017 - Harry Potter Design: Celebrating 20 Years of Wizarding
We're celebrating Harry Potter Design! The beloved book series turned 20 today. Check out some of our favorite interpretations from around the world. The post Harry Potter Design: Celebrating 20 Years of Wizarding appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/26/2017 - Overcoming the additive manufacturing skill gap pt. I
How does a company owner find experienced talent in an industry that’s only a few years old? This is the problem early adopters of Metal ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/26/2017 - Rize Inc. starts commercial shipments of the Rize One 3D printer
Massachusetts based 3D printer manufacturer Rize Inc. has announced the first commercial production run, and shipment, of its primary product line - the Rize One 3D ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/26/2017 - The nuances of laser engraving
Many people ask how difficult it is to learn to laser engrave by oneself, how complicated it is and what is needed for it. Endurance ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/26/2017 - US Navy to employ blockchain to control 3D printers
The U.S Department of the Navy (DoN) has revealed plans to use a blockchain to control its 3D printers. The U.S Navy is increasing its implementation ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/26/2017 - Lithuanian company Neurotechnology unveils ultrasonic particle manipulation 3D printing method
Lithuanian software company, Neurotechnology has announced the development of a 3D printer that operates using ultrasonic particle manipulation. The ultrasonic 3D printing technology was demonstrated by ... view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/25/2017 - Packaging Design: Rosé Deodorant? Yes Please.
Native's packaging design is unique among brands. Also they have rosé and mimosa-scented deodorants. You're going to want to check this out. The post Packaging Design: Rosé Deodorant? Yes Please. appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/24/2017 - 4 Questions to Reawaken Your Creativity & Imagination
If your creativity ebbs and flows, you’re not alone. Here are four questions to ask yourself whenever you need to reawaken your creativity. The post 4 Questions to Reawaken Your Creativity & Imagination appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/24/2017 - Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights from the Week
This week's selection of Design Finds includes social media tips, a fascinating AI-based tool that gives us a look at global trends, a VR film about PTSD, an international poster exhibition, and—naturally—a hammer controlled by a goldfish that controls a hammer that smashes tiny furniture. Indeed. The post Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights from the Week appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/23/2017 - Free Font of the Week: Che’s Bone
Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's free font is Che's Bone by Filiz Sahin. The post Free Font of the Week: Che’s Bone appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/17/2017 - Microsoft Mixer: Interactive Fireworks Show
Check out the entire experience and go behind-the-scenes in Mixer's First-Ever Two-Way Hyper-Interactive Fireworks Show. #mixer #mixerworks pic.twitter.com/8Wjx7LN80p — Mixer (@WatchMixer) June 9, 2017 Meet Microsoft’s “Twitch” Competitor. Called Mixer. In a very cool live stunt to introduce its “Mixer” game streaming platform, Microsoft put on a fireworks display that viewers could control themselves, with [...] Related posts: Intel Drone 100: The Future of Fireworks Introducing The Microsoft Surface Studio Microsoft Xbox: The Survival Billboard view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

6/8/2017 - McDonald’s Snaplications: 10s Job Applications
McDonald’s continues to be a fast-growing business and needs to recruit a lot of young people every year, and with their target young worker becoming harder and harder to engage, McDonald’s tuned Snapchat into their biggest recruitment channel, and made applying for a job a snap! With applicants activating a Snapchat lens from highly targeted [...] Related posts: McDonald’s Australia Snapchat Filter Series Introducing Snapchat Spectacles: Smart Glasses See Facebook’s New ‘Snapchat’ Filters view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

6/3/2017 - The NRL’s Real-Time “Instabilia” Campaign
The NRL’s Instabilia campaign was a real-time in-game activation creating one-of-a-kind State of Origin memorabilia items instantly as those special moments happen on the field, packaged as promotional ads on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and then immediately placed on eBay for auction for the games biggest fans. Designed to turn traditional memorabilia (you know, the [...] Related posts: NRL Makes ‘Instabilia’ Real-Time Memorabilia Dove “Real Beauty Beats” Campaign The Void: Real-World VR Gaming Spaces view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

6/3/2017 - Gatorade Active Water: 3D Rain Installation
So what if your water was as active as you? Well, that’s what Gatorade and Unit9 + TBWA out to find out in the launch of the new G Active by Gatorade, a water plus electrolytes combo that helps replace what you lose in exercise… But that’s just the start. This near impossible 3D rain [...] Related posts: Gatorade: 360° Virtual Reality Baseball IBM: Making It Rain Bitcoins GRIDI: An Interactive Music Making Installation view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

12/6/2016 - Invoca Taps Into IBM Watson
Invoca puts AI at the heart of its voice marketing strategy view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - Amazon Is Opening a Grocery Store with No Checkout Lines
Amazon continues its expansion into retail with a grocery store that minimizes purchase friction. view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - Growing Social Media Ad Spend Bad News for Newspapers
New predictions suggest social media and online video may present a threat to both print and digital newspaper offerings view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/5/2016 - The MarTech Bubble Burst
Has the martech industry reached its tipping point? view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

12/4/2016 - 4 Practical Steps to Align Email Marketing with the IoT
Email is a tested, reliable marketing channel. And it can be made to work with the Internet of Things view more…
Source: Direct Marketing News

2/10/2015 - Avoiding A Retweet Binge
By Rachael Wolensky Have you ever noticed when people you follow on Twitter go on a retweet binge? It can be annoying to seea business or individual’s interests taking over your news feed while you’re scrolling through Twitter. What if … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

9/18/2014 - Insights on Switching, Centering, and Gestures for Touchscreens :: UXmatters
By Steven Hoober Published: September 2, 2014 “Touch devices are still fairly new. We’re still developing patterns for interactions and are just now beginning to understand how users understand and employ their touchscreen devices.” While I’ve discovered many things in … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/21/2014 - Riding the Juggernaut That Left Print Behind – NYTimes.com
David Carr of the New York Times describes his struggle to keep up with reading printed publications in the era of instant news and information: Even if you aren’t one of those people worried about media consolidation — there are … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/11/2014 - Email Design Reference and Resources
A portion of the CSS reset code used in the templates. by Phillip Simon, @quicmdirector Did you know that the email service MailChimp provides free tutorials and resources for creating HTML email messages? While some of the tutorials are about … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media

7/10/2014 - Coping with Shifts in Interactive Media Technology
Program Director Phillip Simon discusses adapting to change. Interactive Media Masters Program Director Phillip Simon analyzes how adaptable, inquisitive students can survive and stay engaged in the constantly shifting technology landscape, even a decade from now. This article is adapted … Read the rest view more…
Source: Interactive Media