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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!

12/13/2017 - How to Create Amazing Design Portfolio Projects
Alec McGuffey of RookieUp gives designers the boost they need for creating truly amazing design portfolio projects. Learn more about how… The post How to Create Amazing Design Portfolio Projects appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

12/13/2017 - The Niffler is back in 'Fantastic Beasts 2' but nothing makes up for Johnny Depp
Not to be outdone by the Porgmania sweeping the nation, Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne revealed to Entertainment Weekly that Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald will introduce us to new magical creatures – and bring back the wily, adorable Niffler. SEE ALSO: 'Fantastic Beasts' director turns blind eye to Johnny Depp backlash “There’s a Chinese creature that’s formidable,” Redmayne told EW. “There are some of the old favorites: The Niffler is back and causing havoc. As is Pickett.” Pickett was in the first film as Newt Scamander's faithful Bowtruckle – a small, stick-like creature that dwells in trees. Pickett is pretty loyal to Newt, and not a bad creature to have around in a tight spot. Read more...More about Entertainment, Movies, Johnny Depp, Fantastic Beasts, and Warner Bros. view more…
Source: Mashable

12/13/2017 - Jeff Bezos's rocket company sent 'Mannequin Skywalker' to the edge of space
Blue Origin is back at it again.  The rocket company — backed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos — just announced the completion of its seventh rocket test and landing of its suborbital New Shepard rocket and capsule in Texas on Tuesday.  And they have the snazzy video to prove it.  SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos smashes champagne bottle atop giant wind turbine because Bezos does as he pleases The highly-produced video shows the relatively small, newly-upgraded rocket fly to 322,032 feet above Earth's surface, delivering the capsule — complete with huge new windows — to space. Both the rocket and the capsule then landed softly back on Earth.  Read more...More about Space, Science, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, and Rocket Launch view more…
Source: Mashable

12/13/2017 - How to turn a boring business trip into a mini-vacation
(function() { var s = document.createElement('script'); s.type = 'text/javascript'; s.async = !0; s.src = 'https://adserver.pressboard.ca/v3/embedder?media=131735'; var d = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; d.parentNode.insertBefore(s, d); })(); Ah, business trips. Meet-and-greets, business cards, handshakes, conferences, and an airtight schedule keeping you from having any fun. Awesome.  While business travel will never have the same appeal as an honest-to-goodness real vacation, there are ways you can hack your trip to ensure you can enjoy some time to yourself. Here’s how you do it.  Read more...More about Supported, Sightseeing, Business Travel, Lifestyle, and Work Life view more…
Source: Mashable

12/13/2017 - Awful men are everywhere on Google's 2017 'Year In Search'
Google has released its annual "Year in Search" feature and the ongoing sexual assault and harassment reckoning is front and center. SEE ALSO: Time Person of the Year poll honors the women who broke the silence with #MeToo Perhaps most surprising was the figure at the top of trending search results. Globally, Matt Lauer was at the top, followed by Meghan Markle, Nadia Toffa, Harvey Weinstein, and Kevin Spacey. (The U.S.-only list isn't much different, dropping Toffa and adding Michael Flynn to the top five.) Read more... trends.embed.renderTopChartsWidget("87f8c2b8-1a52-4529-9d4e-5372182c976d", {"geo":"GLOBAL","guestPath":"https://trends.google.com:443/trends/embed/"}, 2017); More about Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Sexual Misconduct, Tech, and Web Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

12/13/2017 - How to be the most insufferable person at your ugly Christmas sweater party
If you're still browsing thrift stores in search of an outfit for an upcoming ugly Christmas sweater party, look no further.  The ugliest (and, I'm sorry to say, the most insufferable) sweaters on the market are these pullovers emblazoned with the cryptocurrency logo of your choice.  SEE ALSO: Bitcoin is a victim of its own success Hodlmoon, "home of the ugly crypto sweaters," offers six cryptocurrency-inspired designs, including bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin.  And though each sells for $59.99 a pop, customers can also make their purchase using bitcoin or litecoin. (Per their price breakdown, $59.99 converts to 0.00354359 bitcoin and 0.1891 litecoin.)  Read more...More about Tech, Culture, Cryptocurrency, Culture, and Web Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

12/13/2017 - Meet the HOW Keynotes
Seems like every year at HOW Design Live, a major speaker comes out of the woodwork and wows the crowd. Someone attendees may never have heard of, someone perhaps outside the field of design, someone who’s so inspiring that the audience practically vibrates with enthusiasm. People like Austin Kleon in 2013; Johnny Cupcakes in 2014. Brene Brown and Simon Sinek in 2015. Jihan Zencirli in 2016.  That’s by design, according […] The post Meet the HOW Keynotes appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

12/13/2017 - WonderCutter uses 40,000 vibrations a second to cut plastic with ease
WonderCutter is a handheld ultrasonic cutter that combines razor blades with a 40-kilohertz ultrasonic vibration to make cutting plastic as easy as cutting cheese. Launched by Korean manufacturer Cutra, the WonderCutter claimed the Gold prize at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2016. It drew in $50,000 in just five days on its Kickstarter, which is […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

12/13/2017 - GE teases details of prototype H1 binder jet 3D printer
Metal 3D printing is currently experiencing an influx of binder jetting based processes. Award winning technology from Desktop Metal and the likelihood that HP is developing a similar technology are just two examples of many methods highlighting the potential of metal injection molding (MIM) powder for 3D printing. While technical specifications are sparse, it seems GE […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

12/13/2017 - TUM cracks construction of free-form 3D printed cement
As projects from the likes of Apis Cor, the IAAC, the U.S. Army and WinSun have proved, 3D printing is ripe for application in construction. In theory, in the future a robotic arm/gantry, water, and clay from the ground will be all the ingredients needed to build a house. Eradicating the high cost of labour […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

12/13/2017 - Q&A: How 3D printing is advancing healthcare in Russia
Tomsk Polytechnic University, one of Russia’s leading academic institutions, recently announced they are creating 3D printed models of children’s hearts to aid surgical planning in urgent cases. Using MRI data the university is 3D printing medical models for Tomsk Research Institute of Cardiology (RIC). The Director of the Modern Manufacturing Technology Scientific and Educational Center […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

12/13/2017 - Aprecia signs pill 3D printing partnership for treatment of rare conditions
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, the company behind the first and only FDA approved 3D printed drug Spritam, has entered into an agreement with Cycle Pharmaceuticals Ltd. based in Cambridge, UK. The companies will work together using Aprecia’s binder jet 3D printing to produce orphan drugs for treatment of rare medical conditions. The benefits of 3D printed drugs Aprecia’s […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

12/8/2017 - Free Font of the Week: WalkOn
Welcome to Free Font of the Week, where we showcase our favorite free font finds! This week's choice is WalkOn by Hanson Chan… The post Free Font of the Week: WalkOn appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

12/8/2017 - Join the HOW + Print Holiday Project
Hello friends of HOW and Print magazines! HOW + Print are doing something new this Holiday Season. And we want you to participate. The design community is massive. Diverse. Ever-changing. And surprisingly close-knit. We want to showcase just how exceptional and unique designers and creatives are by asking everyone we know to send us a short video. It can be as fancy or as plain as you’d like. If you […] The post Join the HOW + Print Holiday Project appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

12/7/2017 - 4 Reasons for Localizing Website Images
When translating a site, think about images too. A picture really does say a thousand words when localizing website images. The post 4 Reasons for Localizing Website Images appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

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

9/16/2017 - Nike: Introducing The NBA Connected Jersey
Here it is. And about time. The Nike x NBA Connected Jersey that connects wearers to highlight reels, the latest scores, player and team stats, exclusive content, training content and more. All by tapping their phone against the label. Boom! It’s all triggered from the NikeConnect logo on Jerseys and shoes, you’ll just need the [...] Related posts: L’Oréal Connected UV Skin Patch Sensors Syrmo: Welcome To Connected Skateboarding The KLM Care Tag: A Connected Device 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