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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!

8/20/2017 - Father John Misty writes heartfelt eulogy to the Chuck E. Cheese animatronic band
Grief takes many forms, and we've all been grieving over the loss of Chuck E. Cheese's animatronic band in different ways. Musician Father John Misty's grief led him to write a poetic and emotionally charged eulogy for Chuck E.'s robotic band of three animals, one monster and an Italian chef. The singer-songwriter posted his tribute to Facebook on August 18. SEE ALSO: Chuck E. Cheese goes to Wall Street: $1 billion IPO reportedly in the works We recommend listening to one of the band's live performances while reading. "When I consider that this motherfucker was playing up to 5 sets a night all over the country simultaneously i am reminded that, yes, it can be done, and that just by getting on that stage every night and leaving everything up there, I am part of lineage, of a collective imagination that spans the generations," Misty writes. Read more...More about Funny, Father John Misty, Chuck E. Cheese, Eulogy, and Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

8/20/2017 - Volkswagen will bring you its buzzy next-gen electric bus in 2022
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Source: Mashable

8/20/2017 - 6 of history's greatest minds that I could easily defeat in Mario Kart 64
Through the annals of history, there have been many historic figures that changed the world with their ingenuity. Whether they mark a scientific achievement, a military victory, or an artistic undertaking, these geniuses left their influence on the world in ways that are almost impossible to imagine or replicate.  And I could handily beat each and every one in Mario Kart 64.  Here are six of history's most influential figures that I could easily decimate in Mario Kart 64. 1. Galileo   Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist, astronomer, and miserable Mario Kart 64 player at 72 years old.Image: Shutterstock / Everett Historical Read more...More about Watercooler, Humor, Science, History, and Einstein view more…
Source: Mashable

8/20/2017 - Nintendo Iran Club: The community fighting for recognition in Iran
When logging on to Nintendo.com, web users are greeted with a world map and prompted to choose their country of origin from an extensive list. The gaming giant's most popular regions -- North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan -- are all accounted for. Notably absent are any countries from the Middle East. Much of the region isn’t even visible, covered by the large grey Nintendo logo sitting dead center on the map. Courtesy of NintendoA Hard SellNintendo’s biggest competitors in the console market, Sony and Microsoft, both recognize a handful of Middle Eastern regions on their respective websites, including Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Eminence, and Israel. The full list from the official Xbox site even includes often overlooked countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Azerbaijan Read more...More about Entertainment, Gaming, Nintendo, Iran, and Entertainment view more…
Source: Mashable

8/20/2017 - Arkansas thieves forgo cunning scheme and just ram an ATM with a big ol' forklift
Sure, you can plan an elaborate heist for months, splitting the money with ten other people while looking serenely at the Bellagio fountains. You can do that, nobody's going to stop you. Or, you can learn how to use a huge forklift and just lift stuff with money in it.  Forgoing the Ocean's style heist, these Arkansas thieves chose the latter. SEE ALSO: 10 classic heist movies every crime obsessed fan should watch Operating a large Caterpillar forklift, the thieves ripped a drive-thru ATM out of the ground at around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16.  Image: facebook; conwaypdNo disabling cameras, no stealth maneuvering. Just smashed a huge machine into the ceiling and yoinked it right of the cement. Read more...More about Crime, Atm, Theft, Heist, and Forklift view more…
Source: Mashable

8/18/2017 - 3D Printing News Sliced: NASA, NCSU, EOS and the solar eclipse
Today in Sliced we have an update on the latest 3D printing developments in research,  business, engineering, medicine and design. This features: NASA, NURBS, RangeVision 3D scanners, the University of Southern Denmark, MVJ College of Engineering, Fracktal Works, EOS, North Carolina State University, Shiro Studio, Gloria Material Technology Corp, Thermal Technology LLC, JJ Churchill, HK3D, Sintavia, Chris […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/18/2017 - Free Font of the Week: Mercat Barcelona
Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's typeface is Mercat Barcelona by Studio Outline. ¡Disfrutar! The post Free Font of the Week: Mercat Barcelona appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/18/2017 - Chemical giant BASF acquires Innofil3D for its 3D printing strategy
German chemical company BASF New Business (BNB), that announced the forthcoming launch of a dedicated 3D printing company in July this year, has acquired premium filament maker Innofil3D. The Dutch company, which is headquartered in Emmen, has been acquired 100% by BASF and will play a central role in the company’s 3D printer materials production. […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/18/2017 - Marines evaluate mobile Fab Lab to expedite repair and supply
The U.S. Marine Corps is evaluating the utility of an expeditionary fabrication laboratory (X-FAB) for on-demand crisis response. A self-contained fab lab, the 20 x 20 foot unit is stocked with four 3D printers, CAD software and a 3D scanner. It can be deployed with battalion-level Marine maintenance units, servicing support ground equipment including motor […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/17/2017 - Free Dielines for Hospitality-Centric Design Projects
These free dielines from Neenah focus on packaging and print design for the hospitality industry. The post Free Dielines for Hospitality-Centric Design Projects appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/17/2017 - Added Scientific address skills shortage with UK 3D printing courses
Added Scientific is an official spin-out of the Centre for Additive Manufacturing at the University of Nottingham, home to Xaar’s High Speed Sintering (HSS) process and a $28.6 million advanced manufacturing facility. For the first time since its incorporation in 2015, the company is delivering a program of 3D printing courses to the public, previously […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/17/2017 - Cancer diseased spine replaced by 3D printed vertebrae at Shanghai Changzheng Hospital
In an operation believed to be the first of its kind in the world, surgeons at the Shanghai Changzheng Hospital have replaced a portion of a woman’s spine with metal 3D printed vertebrae. The operation was conducted to intervene in a rare case of cancer that affects cartilage cells, and reports say the patient is […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/16/2017 - 5 Public Art & Design Projects Around the World This Summer
What’s up with so many public art and design projects around this summer? The post 5 Public Art & Design Projects Around the World This Summer appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/16/2017 - 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Masters Type & Lettering
In the latest edition of Three Degrees of Inspiration, explore typographic design by Spencer Charles, Kelly Thorn, Julien Priez and Lotta Nieminen. The post 3 Degrees of Inspiration: Masters Type & Lettering appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/15/2017 - Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day
Design fails happen. And there's nothing wrong with celebrating our failures, acknowledging what went wrong, learning from the mistakes, and moving on. The post Design Fails for Celebrating National Failures Day appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/13/2017 - HEINZ: Instagram Posts You Can Eat
Now this is a cool social play from Heinz. Who’ve launched a campaign called “Irresistible Posts” in Sao Paulo that uses geolocation to target local users looking at Stories in Instagram around lunch time, and serving up delicious burgers made by chef Santi Roig from Underdog Meat & Beers restaurant. The catch was, that if [...] Related posts: Play Bacardi’s Instagram DJ Experience Instagram “Like My Addiction” Campaign Take A Tour Of Intel’s Virtual Reality Lab view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

8/6/2017 - TED Talks: YOLO AI Instant Object Recognition
If you’re into AI then you’re going to love this TED Talk by Joseph Redmon. He works on a project called the YOLO (You Only Look Once) system, an open-source method of object detection that can identify objects in images and video… Think spotting zebras in images to reading stop signs in videos… all in [...] Related posts: Burger King: Facebook Messenger Bot Demo Watch The New Leap Motion “Orion” VR Demo Audi R8 “Commander” Super Bowl 2016 Ad view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

7/30/2017 - Dunkirk: An Immersive WebVR Experience
The new Dunkirk movie is meant to be epic. And EPIC is this: the new WebVR Experience for the feature film. This co-play experience requires two people to play. You can ask a friend to join, or team up with a random player from around the world – your choice! Players become Allied troops on [...] Related posts: Survios: Immersive Virtual Reality Game Demo Meet The Family: A VR Short Film Experience Miyubi: Oculus’ Feature-Length VR Experience view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

7/30/2017 - Miyubi: Oculus’ Feature-Length VR Experience
Right. This is it. The world’s first feature length VR film for Oculus. Picture this. You’re in the 80s and you’re a robot. Yes. A Robot called “Miyubi”. The immersive VR film puts you as the lead, a robot who is now loved by a very typical American family after “dad” gets back from Japan. [...] Related posts: BMW Films Presents “The Escape” Full-Length Meet The Family: A VR Short Film Experience Introducing Tesla’s New Summon Feature view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

7/9/2017 - The KLM Care Tag: A Connected Device
There are city guides on Google, and then there is this. The KLM Care Tag. It’s a smart audio luggage tag that now automatically provides tourists with GPS activated voice assistance and guidance across Amsterdam. It’s somewhat seamless no matter if you’re walking or cycling through the city, offering up the perfect location based tip [...] Related posts: Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding L’Oréal Connected UV Skin Patch Sensors Introducing Jarvis AI by Mark Zuckerberg 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