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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!

8/21/2018 - The best UK deals for Tuesday: Save on Accfly surveillance systems, Xbox Live memberships, Asus gaming laptops, and more
Forget Monday blues — Tuesday is the longest day of the week. The weekend buzz has finally worn off and Friday feels like an eternity away.  Do not fear however, as we have collected the best deals from the UK to turn your Tuesday around.  We have put together the very best offers on cameras, security, and surveillance products. Big Brother is watching you. Well maybe it's time to start watching back? You can save on products from Accfly, YI, and Logitech. Amongst these deals is the Ring Floodlight Cam, available for £199.00, down from £249.00. You can also find deals on health and beauty products, including grooming devices from Philips, fitness trackers from Fitbit, and a range of supplements from Myprotein.  Read more...More about Mashable Shopping, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals, Tech, and Consumer Tech view more…
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8/21/2018 - Save $400 on a 65-inch Sony 4K TV and up your home theater game
If there's one name you can trust when it comes to the quality of their TVs, it's Sony. From the picture quality to the smart features, Sony TVs consistently deliver across the board as one of the top names in the space. Not convinced? Well if you find yourself in the market for a new TV, Amazon has a deal that just may sway you to Sony's camp. SEE ALSO: Best TV deals this week: Save on the newest 4K smart TVs from Sony, Samsung, VIZIO, LG, RCA, and more The Sony XBR65X900F 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV is available at Amazon for $1798. This TV normally goes for $2198, which means this sale will save you $400. Read more...More about Sony, 4k Tv, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Amazon, and Shopping Solo view more…
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8/21/2018 - New 3D printing jobs at University of Exeter, Simplify 3D, BigRep GmbH, and Sinterit
Additive manufacturing jobs are recently in high demand, and 3D Printing Industry provides you the best positions from leading enterprises to make your next career move. Today’s jobs update includes roles from researchers and marketing specialists, to engineers, web developers, and business experts. Create your free account now and apply for 3D printing jobs. Postdoctoral […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/21/2018 - This British beard competition is a sight to behold
The British Beard and Moustache Championships, which took place this past weekend in Blackpool, is an annual competition that gathers some of the most outlandish facial hair creations you will ever see. Read more...More about Uk, Fashion, Culture, Hair, and Beards view more…
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8/21/2018 - Best deals for Tuesday: Save on the Apple iPad Mini, Amazon Echo Show, Cloud Cams, Coleman camping gear, and more
We gathered the latest and greatest deals from top retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Here are the deals on the products you want for the kitchen, dorm room, and home office, including computers and the best Amazon devices for streaming video, keeping your home secure, and staying entertained. SEE ALSO: Best laptop and tablet deals this week: Save on Acer Chromebooks, Lenovo ThinkPads, iPad Pros, Fire HD tablets, MacBooks, and more First up, KitchenAid's Classic Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer is on sale for $199.99, which is $30 off its retail price, while Whirlpool's mini refrigerator is marked down to $79.99 from $139.99. In addition, the Nespresso VertuoPlus Espresso Maker from De'Longhi is going for $169.00.  Read more...More about Apple, Target, Walmart, Ipad Mini, and Whirlpool view more…
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8/21/2018 - 'American Vandal' is back and this time they're tracking the Turd Burglar
Someone contaminated the lemonade at St. Bernadine high school. Someone ruined chicken finger Monday. And that someone is the Turd Burglar. SEE ALSO: 'American Vandal' star talks mockumentary hit: 'It's unique beyond belief' American Vandal — arguably the funniest and most surprising series to come out of 2017 — returns with a second season on Netflix this September.  While the first season saw two high school documentarians get to the bottom of who drew dicks all over every car in the school parking lot, this season features a new school and a new villain who is terrorizing an elite Catholic school with some kind of laxative. Read more...More about Television, Netflix, American Vandal, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows view more…
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8/21/2018 - Tokyo Dental College develops one-stop 3D printing lab for medicine and dentistry
Researchers at the Tokyo Dental College, Japan, developed what they’re calling a “one-stop 3D printing lab” for designing and producing inexpensive patient-specific dental models for use in maxillofacial surgery and dentistry.   The published research is titled Utilizing a low-cost desktop 3D printer to develop a “one-stop 3D printing lab” for oral and maxillofacial surgery […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/21/2018 - New modular winder from Brabender professionally rounds off laboratory extrusion lines for filament development
One of the current priorities in the further evolution of additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing is the “translation” of tried-and-tested polymer materials such as those used in injection molding to the “3D sector”. High-performance, precise winders which provide these filaments at a high, reproducible quality level and which are tailored to the special […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/21/2018 - Stratasys begins shipping Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition 3D printer
Stratasys has commenced shipping of its latest FDM 3D printer designed to address the growing demand of carbon-fiber composite applications. The Fortus 380mc Carbon Fiber Edition (CFE) industrial 3D printer, priced at $70,000, is the cost-effective option from Stratasys’ high-end production 3D printer range which is priced from $200,000. “Our customers are pushing us for […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/21/2018 - Tel Aviv University researchers propose low-cost microwave metal 3D printer
A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University, Israel, has published a proof of concept study that could lead to cheaper metal 3D printers. The study examines the potential of localized microwave heating (LMH), that could be applied to produce rough, large scale structures at a faster throughput rate. Localized microwave heating additive manufacturing As described in […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

8/20/2018 - A Legacy Brought to Life
If there were ever a time to luxuriate in surface, it is now with Neenah’s announcement of its recent decision to reinvigorate the cotton fiber paper category with its new NEENAH® Cotton Papers, a 100% cotton paper expertly manufactured by the mill that has been crafting the finest, pure cotton papers since the late 1870’s. A Paper Apart Created especially for letterpress design, modern correspondence and events with gravitas, NEENAH® […] The post A Legacy Brought to Life appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

8/19/2018 - In the Making: Outstanding Editorial Design
Since 2013, the Mohawk Maker Quarterly has celebrated both Mohawk Paper and the modern creative maker with outstanding editorial design. The post In the Making: Outstanding Editorial Design appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
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8/15/2018 - Top Apps Every Graphic Designer Needs
Drop those cheesy photo apps and the pre-designed template apps that attempt to erase designers altogether. Here are the apps every graphic designer needs. The post Top Apps Every Graphic Designer Needs appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
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8/14/2018 - Podcast: Zorana Gee on Selling Your Design Ideas with 3D & AR
In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun talks with with Zorana Gee about selling your design ideas with 3D & AR. The post Podcast: Zorana Gee on Selling Your Design Ideas with 3D & AR appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
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8/13/2018 - Demystifying Job Postings: 6 Things to Look For
For creative professionals in search of their next challenge, job postings can quickly start to blur together. Here's how to find a position that suits you. The post Demystifying Job Postings: 6 Things to Look For appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
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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 [...] No related posts. view more…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 view more…
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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…
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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