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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!

6/18/2018 - Man casually rocks up to 'Incredibles 2' dressed as Frozone, yells the perfect quote
Not all heroes wear capes, and the guy in the video below is most definitely a hero. SEE ALSO: Critics really like, but don't really love 'Incredibles 2' On Saturday, to commemorate the launch of Incredibles 2, Twitter user @DDLSNARE from Huntsville, Texas, went to a screening of the film dressed as Frozone. Here he is arriving in undeniable style: Here's another angle on that entrance: I was right behind you!! pic.twitter.com/EE13WkLdlA — Niyah Rios (@NiyahRios) June 16, 2018 He followed the video up with some pics from his visit. And some pics😂😂❄️❄️ pic.twitter.com/8ZqW1ntOlK — Frozone❄️❄️❄️ (@DDLSNARE) June 16, 2018 Read more... More about Incredibles 2, Culture, and Movies Tv Shows view more…
Source: Mashable

6/18/2018 - I'm a Slytherin on Twitter but a Hufflepuff on Instagram
This post is part of Me, online, Mashable's ongoing series digging into online identities. I have a confession to make: I'm a Slytherin on Twitter.  Yes, it's true.  I'm a full-blown Ravenclaw in real life, and yet somehow, on Twitter, I code switch into the most Slytherin version of myself.  I'm kind of mean, sort of conniving, and somewhat power-hungry in the way I keep track of my follower count. I also don't particularly care about being liked on Twitter as long as I'm respected, and I'm willing to call people out if they're being boneheaded in my timeline.  SEE ALSO: Debate rages about whether saying you're a 'proud Slytherin' really makes you a Hufflepuff Read more...More about Harry Potter, Slytherin, Identity, Gryffindor, and Hufflepuff view more…
Source: Mashable

6/18/2018 - Meghan Markle's dad opens up about the royal wedding in very honest interview
Ever since the news broke that Prince Harry was dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, her entire family has been plunged into the media spotlight. SEE ALSO: Harry and Meghan's royal wedding gets weird with a Bad Lip Reading Her father, Thomas Markle, has perhaps felt this attention more than anyone else. In the weeks before the wedding it was reported that he had been working with a paparazzi photographer to stage photographs of himself, and in the run-up to the big day he suffered a heart attack. Two days before the royal wedding, Meghan Markle issued a statement to say he would not be attending. Read more...More about Uk, Prince Harry, Royal Wedding, Meghan Markle, and Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

6/18/2018 - The most harassed women online share why they’re not logging off
Editor's Note: This piece is part of an ongoing series exploring what it means to be a woman on the internet. The internet can be dark and full of terrors for women, but it also provides a platform to be heard and connect. When the internet metamorphoses into a hate-filled wasteland where strangers hurl the most vicious comments imaginable, the words “hope” or “love” can feel entirely alien to the experience of women onlineFor many women, simply existing in an online space and voicing an opinion can render them a target for abuse. Those targets include: Women of colour, women in the LGBTQ community, liberal women, conservative women, women fighting for reproductive rights, women speaking up about sexual assault, women taking a stand against misogyny and sexism, women with opinions, women who are just doing their job. Women are not the only people subjected to online harassment and abuse — and whose experience of the internet is warped by efforts to silence and shout them down — but for women who speak up, the internet can exacerbate the sexism, both overt and subtle, that they face in real life. Read more...More about Feminism, Harassment, Trolling, A Woman On The Internet, and Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

6/18/2018 - M3D launches sub $500 color 3D printer for the desktop
U.S. 3D printer manufacturer M3D has launched the Crane Quad – a desktop FFF machine reportedly capable of mixing and printing over 50,000 colors. According to Michael Armani, co-founder and CEO of M3D, “Our new Crane Quad desktop 3D color printer is a real breakthrough in 3D printing capability and affordability,” “Its ability to print […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/18/2018 - 3D printing news Sliced Lockheed Martin, Aurora Labs, MyMiniFactory, Robo 3D, BMW
How can architecture inspire 3D printed fashion pieces? When will we be able to 3D print buildings? Are self-correcting 3D printers right around the corner? This edition of 3D printing news Sliced features Aurora Labs,GE, MyMiniFactory, Smet Construction Services, Inc., Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3D, Autodesk, Faro and more. AM in art & crafts, architecture, and […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/18/2018 - PostNord launches on demand 3D printing portal with 3YOURMIND
Swedish communications and logistics company PostNord Strålfors has officially launched its on-demand 3D printing portal powered by German 3D printing software company 3YOURMIND. According to Ylva Ekborn, CEO of PostNord Strålfors, the new portal is “a next step to, in a simple way, make the 3D market more accessible,” In addition, “We need to be at the […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/18/2018 - Every artwork to look out for in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video
The Carters have conducted their own art history lesson, but this is not your conventional class. Beyoncé and Jay-Z unleashed their new track "Apeshit" on Sunday, the lead single from their joint nine-track album Love Is Everything, which dropped Saturday on Tidal. SEE ALSO: Holy sh*t, Beyoncé and Jay Z just dropped a surprise album Of course, it wouldn't be a landmark single release from the Carters without a highly extra video to match, and "Apeshit" is no exception, directed by Ricky Saiz. Set in the iconic Louvre museum in Paris, the video sees Beyoncé and Jay-Z, among a group of dancers, subvert some of the most famous (primarily white and western) artworks on the entire planet. Some lass called "Mona Lisa" springs to mind. Read more...More about Art, Beyonce, Music Video, Jay Z, and Louvre Museum view more…
Source: Mashable

6/18/2018 - Sinterit 3D printed parts help rescue teams combat wildfires
Sinterit, a Polish manufacturer of SLS 3D printers, has released a new case study demonstrating the effective production of a part used in firefighting equipment. A critical part of devices used in combating wildfires, the 3D printed part is a demonstration of the abilities of selective laser sintering (SLS), and dramatically cuts down the design […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/15/2018 - AddUp acquires DED metal 3D printing company BeAM
AddUp, the additive manufacturing venture of French industrial engineering group Fives and Michelin, has acquired BeAM, a manufacturer of directed energy deposition (DED) machines. Though full terms and conditions of the transaction have not been disclosed, BeAM has confirmed AddUp will have 100% stake in the company. “Together, BeAM and AddUp will be uniquely positioned […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

6/14/2018 - How To Stop the Feast or Famine Syndrome — Part 1
You depend on yourself to generate income instead of a company and a steady paycheck. Here's how to avoid The Feast or Famine Syndrome that can result from… The post How To Stop the Feast or Famine Syndrome — Part 1 appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/13/2018 - World Cup the Grandest Stage for Sports Design
When 32 countries take the 2018 World Cup field for the most-watched sporting event in the world, each country walks onto the pitch with its own piece of… The post World Cup the Grandest Stage for Sports Design appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/12/2018 - DesignOps: Tips & Tricks from the InVision Team
What are DesignOps and when is it time to build a team around it? As companies mature and invest in design, they need to operationalize workflow. Here's how. The post DesignOps: Tips & Tricks from the InVision Team appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/12/2018 - An Interview with Rachel Martin, Fresh Off Making the HOW 100
In 2001, Rachel Martin left the advertising world with the intention of making a positive impact. Learn about her efforts to make an environmental impact… The post An Interview with Rachel Martin, Fresh Off Making the HOW 100 appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

6/10/2018 - Holding All the Cards: MOO’s Award Winning In-House Design
As a company best known for creating other people’s beautiful business cards, the MOO teams wanted to make sure their own cards were no less impactful. They were tasked with creating an in-house design that that was very ‘MOO’ while also appealing to and working for employees, at all levels. The post Holding All the Cards: MOO’s Award Winning In-House Design appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

5/19/2018 - The HopePage: Mining Crypto For UNICEF
The Hopepage is an all-new fundraising mechanic for UNICEF that operates on a global scale for good. For the very first time, anyone with a computer or laptop can mine cryptocurrency for a good cause, without the need of specialised equipment or software. Users simply keep The Hopepage open in a web browser to automatically [...] Related posts: NRL Makes ‘Instabilia’ Real-Time Memorabilia view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

2/3/2018 - Nike “Run It” For The 2018 Winter Olympics
Nike is jumping deeper into the entertainment space with this new music video spot in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics. It’s called “RUN IT” featuring Jay Park and shows a snowboarder racing between abandoned snow covered cars, designed to be celebrating rule-breakers. It’s all part of a campaign called “Impossible to Ignore,” [...] Related posts: Nike ‘Unlimited You’ Rio 2016 Olympics Ad Nike: Introducing The NBA Connected Jersey Gatorade Active Water: 3D Rain Installation view more…
Source: Digital Buzz

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: Samsung + Casey Neistat: Human Flying Drone Samsung Presents: The Gaming Marathon Meet Parrot’s New FPV Drone Plane 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: Field Trip to Mars: The Making of Video The World’s Biggest Viral Video Experiment 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