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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!

2/18/2018 - Man eats all the food in 'Lord of the Rings' in tribute to his late father
Second breakfast. Elevenses. Luncheon. Afternoon tea. Dinner. Supper. It was all consumed by one dedicated Lord of the Rings fan, who created a themed 14-course menu that mirrors the food eaten by characters in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy — and it was all for a very important reason. SEE ALSO: Harry Potter-themed cruise is something you definitely want to go on, stat UK writer Nate Crowley commemorated one year since his father passed away with a back-to-back marathon of all three films from The Lord of the Rings — paired with a 14-course menu reflecting exactly what was eaten on screen. Read more...More about Watercooler, Food, Food And Drink, Lord Of The Rings, and The Lord Of The Rings view more…
Source: Mashable

2/18/2018 - Put your vital signs on show with this ultrathin, stick-on skin display
There's a glut of devices out there designed to tell all sorts of things about your bodies, but few you'd want stuck to your body for very long. Perhaps with that in mind, engineering researchers at the University of Tokyo and Dai Nippon Printing have developed an ultrathin display which sticks to skin. SEE ALSO: This hologram "dances" on your fingertips It's made up of a 16x24 array of micro LEDs, stretchable wiring, all mounted onto a rubber sheet. Researchers say the display will last on your skin for a week without causing inflammation.  Image: Takao Someya Research Group.Of course, it isn't the first stretchable display around. What researchers say makes this different is its durability on skin, claiming it can be expanded up to 45 percent more than its original length. Read more...More about Tech, Health, Japan, Display, and Healthcare view more…
Source: Mashable

2/18/2018 - There's finally a board game powered by Amazon Alexa
Your next family game night could include Amazon Alexa.  Game manufacturer Sensible Objects has released When in Rome, the first board game to incorporate Alexa.  Through your Amazon Echo device, Alexa teaches you the rules, keeps track of the score, and guides you through the game.  SEE ALSO: This company made a way prettier version of the Amazon Echo Show The game is pretty simple. Players sit around a world map, and each places their marker on a "home city" to start.  Players then travel around the map to various major cities. As your marker enters each city, Alexa asks you questions about that city's weather, customs, food, culture, and more. The questions range from easy ("Is San Francisco foggy?") to difficult ("Which of these is not a real pub?").  Read more...More about Amazon Echo, Amazon Alexa, Alexa, Toy Fair, and Tech view more…
Source: Mashable

2/18/2018 - 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman hands over mask to Victor Oladipo
It was a slam dunk for Wakanda on Saturday night, as Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman bestowed his own character's mask on Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo. SEE ALSO: These two guys tried that 'tall man in a trenchcoat trick' to see 'Black Panther' Black Panther co-stars Boseman and Michael B. Jordan sat courtside at the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk championship at Staples Center on Saturday in Los Angeles. Aw. Chadwick Boseman, Victor Oladipo and Michael B. Jordan.Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesDuring the game, Boseman presented Pacers guard Oladipo with his own Black Panther mask, to the sheer delight of the crowd. Read more...More about Entertainment, Nba, Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, and Victor Oladipo view more…
Source: Mashable

2/18/2018 - These two guys tried that 'tall man in a trenchcoat trick' to see 'Black Panther'
Marvel's latest hit Black Panther has audiences and critics swooning, and some people will do anything to see it. That includes moviegoers resorting to tactics you'd only see in cartoons, a la Vincent Adultman from Bojack Horseman. SEE ALSO: Everything you need to know before watching 'Black Panther' As per a video by Twitter user @steveslikecups posted on Saturday, two people were spotted in a trenchcoat trying to score themselves a "two for one special" to the movie.  We tried getting the two for one special at black panther. The manager was not having itpic.twitter.com/Ktqsuh7s3m — Pillsbury (@stevelikescups) February 16, 2018 Read more... More about Film, Movies, Pranks, Culture, and Black Panther view more…
Source: Mashable

2/18/2018 - Thoughtful Packaging Design from ThoughtMatter
Check out ThoughtMatter's award-winning holiday promotion: a beautifully designed collection of bitters to demonstrate their packaging design capabilities and exemplify the ethos of the studio. The post Thoughtful Packaging Design from ThoughtMatter appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

2/17/2018 - Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights of the Week
Welcome back to Design Finds, our collection of creative news and interesting things from the past week. This week’s selection takes us back to the '80s for a mock instructional video for Siri, then to modern-day Detroit for a new experiential installation and finally to the App Store for an AR wishing well experience. The post Design Finds: 5 Creative Highlights of the Week appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

2/16/2018 - Renishaw 3D printed ribs make a cancer survivor at Morriston Hospital Wales
A 3D printed rib implant at Morriston Hospital in Wales has saved the life of Peter Maggs, a 71-year-old patient suffering from muscle cancer. A sensitive case affecting Mr. Maggs’ chest wall, Morriston surgeons opted for the alternative treatment when considering the potential complications of the operation. Due to Mr. Maggs’ successful recovery, the process […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

2/16/2018 - MTC calls for contributions to stem additive manufacturing skills shortage
The UK’s Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) is where 3D printing and traditional manufacturing converge. Established as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) in 2010, the centre is the product of a collaboration between Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI. The centre’s privileged position in the market and well-cultivated contact […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

2/16/2018 - Where Are They Now?
Let's catch up with 10 of the people who played major roles in the design industry in the ’90s and early 2000s: David Carson, Robynne Raye, Michael Strassburger, Bill Cahan, Sean Adams, Noreen Morioka, John Sayles, Sheree Clark, David Salanitro and Jennifer Sterling. The post Where Are They Now? appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

2/16/2018 - Dippy the dinosaur heads into 21st Century with 3D printing and scanning
The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London’s Diplodocus carnegii model is touring the UK, and it will be accompanied by two 3D printed replicas of its skull. The two 3D printed resin models of Dippy, as the dinosaur is affectionately known, were 3D printed by Laser Prototypes Europe (LPE), a rapid prototyping service bureau based […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

2/16/2018 - Real-time metal 3D printer monitoring at El Paso awarded in $900K ARL grant
Two metal 3D printing projects at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) have been awarded funding in a nine-hundred thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). With problem-solving objectives, the projects look to develop a method of monitoring and auto-correcting powder-bed fusion based processes, and to enhance the mechanical properties of […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

2/16/2018 - Evonik material production capacity increases by 50% due to 3D printing demand
Evonik, the largest speciality chemicals company in the world, has opened a new Polyamide 12 (PA12) powder production plant to meet an increased demand for 3D printing materials and metal coatings.  The new Marl Chemical Park facility near Essen, Germany, will primarily produce Evonik’s VESTOSINT brand of PA12 powders, which is optimized for SLS 3D printing. […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

2/14/2018 - Packaging Design: “Everything is Changing, Everything is Possible”
At The Dieline Conference, you’ll learn how to maximize the power of design and strategy in the world of packaging and branding. On the agenda ... The post Packaging Design: “Everything is Changing, Everything is Possible” appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

2/13/2018 - Should You Design Your Own Logo?
You’re a designer, so everything you design is an example of your work. When your prospects and clients go to your website or online portfolio to look at your work, they will certainly assume that your logo design is your own work. So does that mean you should absolutely design your own logo? The post Should You Design Your Own Logo? appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

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: 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

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