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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!

1/19/2018 - Here's what kids think of Trump's first year in office
Opinion polls schmopinion schmolls, we want to know what the kids think! SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel skewers Trump's Fake News Awards with a little help from his dad On Thursday night Jimmy Kimmel Live took to the street to ask passing kids what they thought of how Trump's first year in office has gone. One child thought that Trump has done "great" at saving the world from "harmony." Another would like the POTUS to stop threatening North Korea because he doesn't want to "get nuked." Read more... More about Kids, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Trump, Culture, and Movies Tv Shows view more…
Source: Mashable

1/19/2018 - A special edition 'Legend of Zelda' 2DS comes pre-installed with 'Ocarina of Time 3D'
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. If you've ever wanted to relive the experience of Ocarina of Time (for like, the tenth time or something), then why not do it on a 2DS that's dressed for the occasion? SEE ALSO: 50 geeky gifts for the pop culture-obsessed person in your life This special edition Nintendo 2DS sports some unique colors, stylized after Link, the Hero of Time and world-famous protagonist of the Legend of Zelda franchise. The system even comes pre-installed with Ocarina of Time 3D, so you can have your 2DS and play it too. If you can get past Navi's annoying notices (ugh, again), then it's definitely worth revisiting, especially on a new system. Read more...More about Gaming, Nintendo, Link, Legend Of Zelda, and Zelda view more…
Source: Mashable

1/19/2018 - Woman instantly regrets asking Siri if her crush will text her back
Deep down we all knew Siri was a bad person. SEE ALSO: Google declares war against Alexa and Siri at CES 2018 A Twitter user's story about Siri has gone viral, because it turns out Siri is the villain in a '90s high school dramedy. I JUST ASKED SIRI IF A CERTAIN BOY WOULD EVER TEXT ME AND SHE SENT A TEXT SAYING WILL YOU EVER TEXT ME TO HIM. My funeral will be held at 8pm this Thursday. — Ceci ✮ (@CeciMula) January 17, 2018 *Gasp* Siri how could you? No, seriously, how could it? Wait... she asks you before she just sends it? pic.twitter.com/eVAW7SGwHp — tay (@Taylor_Ceann) January 17, 2018 Read more... More about Siri, Text, Crush, Culture, and Sex Relationships view more…
Source: Mashable

1/19/2018 - People think Millie Bobby Brown is a doppelgänger for young Natalie Portman
If there are two photos of different celebrities in which the two look even vaguely similar, you had better believe the internet will pounce on it. SEE ALSO: Here's what Ariana Grande texted Millie Bobby Brown before the Golden Globes The latest subjects of this social media-based doppelgänger obsession are Millie Bobby Brown and young Natalie Portman, as perfectly demonstrated by this tweet: I NEED ANSWERS pic.twitter.com/rU6AoG6K2x — FREDDY (@FreddyAmazin) January 18, 2018 Freddy wasn't the only person to make the connection, either. Omg natalie portman and millie bobby brown do look the same 😱 pic.twitter.com/ukSbPqxVS6 — IconicAri (@karianagrand) January 16, 2018 Read more... More about Twitter, Uk, Doppelganger, Lookalike, and Natalie Portman view more…
Source: Mashable

1/19/2018 - The Spotify of drugs? Lee Cronin’s pick and mix 3D printed lab kit
3D printed drugs have, by some, been heralded as the future of pharmaceuticals. But, what if, instead of limiting the drugs by their ability to be 3D printed, we could use 3D printers to fundamentally changed the way they are made? A new study from the University of Glasgow has demonstrated how chemical synthesis is possible with […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

1/19/2018 - The creator of 'Supernatural' tweeted an old list of episode ideas and it is golden
If you've never fallen into the all-consuming spiral that is the Supernatural fandom, then we both envy and pity you. SEE ALSO: Here's when all your favorite shows are coming back in 2018 Eric Kripke, creator of the 13-season behemoth that is Supernatural, yesterday acted as hype-man for the female-led spinoff Wayward Sisters. In honor of #WaywardSisters TONIGHT, here's the NEVER BEFORE SEEN list of ideas I compiled when starting #Supernatural. See how many we used! And the ones we didn't? #Wayward, have at 'em. Kick it in the ass tonight, ladies#SPNFamily #WaywardAF pic.twitter.com/7n7LfIVbr7 — Eric Kripke (@therealKripke) January 18, 2018 Read more... More about Supernatural, Wayward Sisters, Eric Kripke, Culture, and Movies Tv Shows view more…
Source: Mashable

1/18/2018 - Are 3D printed implants and medical devices better?
3D printed medical implants and healthcare services are finding increasing use by healthcare professionals. While the number of cases is increasing, 3D Systems alone has provided services in over 100,000 cases, 3D printing does not yet have the same volume as traditional procedures. The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Center (KCE) has published a report of recommendations […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

1/18/2018 - Latécoère cuts lead times by 95% with switch to 3D printing
Latécoère, a French aerospace manufacturer that makes parts for the likes of Airbus, Bombardier and Dassault Systèmes has embraced Stratasys FDM 3D printing in its design and production process. In doing so, Latécoère has seen a significant reduction in lead times for prototypes, a reduction in custom tooling times from six weeks to two days, […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

1/18/2018 - Improved workflows and enhanced 3D printing in new PDF3D software
Consider a full-color object, direct from a 3D PDF to your 3D printer. 3D software company PDF3D has launched its new ReportGen V2.15 software, which supports Additive Manufacturing Format (AMF) files for 3D Printing. PDF3D has also released its SDK PRO software, which can convert Universal 3D Format (U3D) files to the newer and more compressed […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

1/18/2018 - £7 billion Melrose takeover bid sends GKN share price soaring, metal powder business in cross-hairs
3D Printing investment news for 2018 gets underway with a potential hostile takeover of leading British engineering firm, GKN Plc (LON: GKN). Melrose Plc (LSE: MRO) is a British investment company, who “specialise in the acquisition and performance improvement of good manufacturing businesses.” Less charitably, Melrose are described as “asset strippers” by Vince Cable, the […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

1/16/2018 - For Illustrators, the iPad Pro Is (Almost) an Everyday Computer
Can an iPad Pro replace your laptop? Is it a computer or a tablet? A production machine or a toy? Those questions have been dogging the iPad Pro since it… The post For Illustrators, the iPad Pro Is (Almost) an Everyday Computer appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

1/12/2018 - Hiring by the Numbers: What Creative Job Seekers Need to Know
A recent study shows that despite steady demand for creative talent, there are still some hurdles to overcome as you look to advance your career. The post Hiring by the Numbers: What Creative Job Seekers Need to Know appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

1/10/2018 - HOW Keynoter Dorie Clark on Finding Meaning in Your Work
Top-selling author, teacher and speaker Dorie Clark takes the stage at HOW Design Live in Boston this year. Here's a peek at what you can expect. The post HOW Keynoter Dorie Clark on Finding Meaning in Your Work appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

1/8/2018 - Why Your Portfolio’s Not Getting You The Job You Want
Still don't have the job you really want? The problem may be your portfolio. Tobias van Schneider, co-founder of Semplice, shares what could be wrong—and how to make it better. The post Why Your Portfolio’s Not Getting You The Job You Want appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

1/5/2018 - 7 Graphic Design Tutorials to Check Out This Year
From learning how to create patterns to brushing up on Illustrator skills, these graphic design tutorials can help you stay on top of your game in 2018. The post 7 Graphic Design Tutorials to Check Out This Year appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

12/27/2017 - Samsung Ostrich: Do What You Can’t
For me, this was perhaps the best TVC of 2017. Samsung’s Ostrich. An icon of their #DoWhatYouCan’t campaign, plus the fact it won multiple Cannes Lions, this TVC made a dramatic twist in showcasing how VR can transport you to other worlds in an instant, in a seemingly realistic way. With this film, Samsung took [...] Related posts: The Samsung “Blind Cap” Swimming System Samsung + Casey Neistat: Human Flying Drone Samsung Presents: The Gaming Marathon view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

12/5/2017 - Destiny 2: An Amazon Alexa Gaming Wingman
So “Destiny 2″ has it’s own Alexa Skill. A Ghost Skill if you will… that is embedded into Amazon Alexa devices, to give players some help from the famous A.I. assistant, synced and integrated directly into the game in real time. The Ghost Skill enables a series of brand new ways to interact with the [...] Related posts: Amazon Alexa Hacked Into Billy Bass Fish Introducing The Amazon Treasure Truck Blizzard: Stream Your Gaming to Facebook Live view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

11/26/2017 - OK Go’s New “Obsession” Music Video
Here is OK Go’s latest music video extravaganza; Obsession. The innovative video (another magical piece!) is a collaboration between the band and paper company Double A, and utilises stop-motion, precise choreography and 567 high-speed printers to create the “world’s first paper mapping” project. And just so you know, the band added the disclaimer that all [...] Related posts: GRIDI: An Interactive Music Making Installation OK Go Presents Their “Zero Gravity” Video Field Trip to Mars: The Making of Video view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

10/29/2017 - Burger King Presents: Scary Clown Night
Burger King is becoming famous for throwing its an annual Halloween promo. Last year they turned a store into the ghost of McDonalds. And for 2017 they’ve created #ScaryClownNight. So On Tuesday, October 31st, from 7PM to close, the first 500 guests that head to select BURGER KING® restaurants in Miami, Boston, LA, Austin and [...] Related posts: Burger King: Facebook Messenger Bot Demo Burger King “McWhopper” Case Study Video OK Go Presents Their “Zero Gravity” Video view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

10/2/2017 - Google BikeAround: Street View For Alzheimers
Meet Anne-Christine Hertz, a Swedish inventor who works at Health Technology Centre of Halland. Today, she shares a story of how the Centre used Google Street View to invent a device that helps the elderly with Alzheimer’s. Every three seconds someone develops dementia, a condition that creates disability and dependency among many elderly people around [...] Related posts: This Is The New Google Earth: Explained Here Introducing Google Trips: Ultimate Data Play Google Presents: National Park Hidden Worlds view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

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