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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!

4/22/2018 - Dwayne Johnson, classy dude, responds to a promposal with the kindest gesture
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is better at saying "no" than any of you. On April 15, a Minnesota high school studio named Katie Kelzenberg shot her shot: She posted a video of herself on Twitter asking Johnson to be her date to the senior prom. A "promposal," if you will. SEE ALSO: The Rock finally explains his beef with Vin Diesel on 'Fate of the Furious' It's very sweet. See for yourself. @TheRock PROM?! pic.twitter.com/VyHhrpVQYe — katie k (@katiekelzenberg) April 15, 2018 Unfortunately for Kelzenberg, Johnson is going to be in Hawaii that day, shooting Disney's Jungle Cruise. But he was so impressed with the gutsy teen's invite that he recorded a video reply for her on Friday. Read more...More about Culture, Dwayne Johnson, Promposal, Web Culture, and Culture view more…
Source: Mashable

4/22/2018 - Hackers want your data. Meet the ones who are trying to protect it.
The last two years have seen the Equifax breach, the WannaCry cyberattack, a nefarious DDoS attack that destroyed the internet for a full day, and a laundry list of other security breaches of the stores, restaurants, and retailers we know and love. A skilled hacker has a dangerous amount of power in their hands — power with the potential to destroy lives.  But take heart: Scattered across the internet are hundreds of thousands of equally skilled hackers who are fighting to protect you.  If your personal information wasn't compromised this year, you have that army of nerds to thank.  SEE ALSO: The most difficult kind of computer systems to hack Read more...More about Hackers, Hacking, Hacking Tools, Hacking Attack, and Hacking Hackers view more…
Source: Mashable

4/22/2018 - On Earth Day, here are the best tools for keeping tabs on our home planet
We have more information about the health of planet Earth than ever before, and lots of exciting new initiatives that will put data tools at your fingertips. Whether you're looking for global trends in wind power generation or solar installations, detailed monitoring about deforestation, or real-time weather and climate science variables, there's a way to find out what human activities are doing to our home planet. It's all plainly evident on your computer screen, if not in your backyard.  In writing about climate change and other environmental challenges for the better part of two decades, I've relied on many databases — from governments, nonprofits, and private sector sources — to inform and illustrate stories. You should feel empowered to use these tools, too. The more information we have, the better decisions we can make.  Read more...More about Climate, Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, and Earth Day view more…
Source: Mashable

4/22/2018 - Hate public speaking? This $23 course can help change that.
If you clicked on this story, you probably have a paralyzing fear of public speaking. It's okay; you're not alone.  Forbes once reported that 10 percent of people absolutely love public speaking, while another 10 percent avoid it at all costs. So even if you're cool as a cucumber during first dates and important job interviews, your palms may start to sweat, and your speech may slur the moment you're thrust into the spotlight. SEE ALSO: Learn how to become a freelancer by taking these online courses But whether you're giving a speech at your best friend's wedding or spearheading a big project at work, you'll be required to speak in front of a crowd. Ugh.  Read more...More about Public Speaking, Class, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Stackcommerce, and Shopping Solo view more…
Source: Mashable

4/22/2018 - Weed makes some people clean like crazy, but scientists don't really know why
This post is part of Mashable's Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen.  "Stock up on Cheetos and Mt. Dew BEFORE you spark," a local police department in Kansas recently tweeted, warning "potheads" not to drive on 4/20. While stoners may roll their eyes at the stereotyping, science, it seems, is on the police department's sideWeed impairs our ability to think, organize, and pay attention, studies have shown. And it's not usually associated with productivity and motivation. Yet, some users feel more focused, even productive, after consuming or smoking weed — even though there's no scientific evidence cannabis acts upon the motivational circuits in our brains.  Read more...More about Science, Health, Marijuana, Cannabis, and Spring Cleaning view more…
Source: Mashable

4/20/2018 - Podcast: Adam J. Kurtz on Monetizing His Personal Work 
In the latest HOW Design Live podcast episode, Ilise Benun, talks with artist and author, Adam J. Kurtz, about how his personal work accidentally became his career. Then come hear Adam’s keynote, “Talking about Feelings,” at HOW Design Live 2018 in Boston, April 30-May 3. Details at howdesignlive.com The post Podcast: Adam J. Kurtz on Monetizing His Personal Work  appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

4/20/2018 - 10 Funny Advertisements Sure to Make You Chuckle
As creatives who works so closely with ad agencies and marketers, it's easy to feel a little jaded when it comes to being a consumer. We get good at blocking out the noise of typical day-to-day ads. That's why we're excited to share these 10 funny advertisements that really stood out to us over the past year. The post 10 Funny Advertisements Sure to Make You Chuckle appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

4/20/2018 - 4 Gorgeous Typography-Heavy Design Portfolios
Tobias van Schneider sees hundreds of design portfolios each month thanks to his work with Semplice, a portfolio builder made by designers for designers. Occasionally, a designer surprises him by using typography in a unique way—to display not only their work, but their personality. These four portfolios do just that. The post 4 Gorgeous Typography-Heavy Design Portfolios appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

4/20/2018 - CEAD’s new large-format Continuous Fiber 3D printer
The Netherlands based company CEAD is developing a large-format Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing (CFAM) machine for industrial applications, including construction and shipbuilding. Continuous fiber 3D printing CEAD has not revealed the specifications of their CFAM process, as they are still in the process of securing patents, however other solutions for working with carbon fiber are […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

4/20/2018 - Peak launches world’s first 3D printed volleyball shoes
Peak Sports, a Chinese sportswear company based in Quangzhou, has announced the production of a partially 3D printed volleyball shoe using SLS technology. The application of 3D printing to sports shoes is no novelty in the world of elite athletics: in October 2015 adidas launched the Futurecraft range, featuring 3D printed mid-soles, while Kenyan marathon […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

4/20/2018 - U.S. Marine Corps improving squadron self-sufficiency with 3D printing
U.S. Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31 (CLB), part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), are using 3D printing to create spare parts. The 31st MEU deploys with little notice, as the need arises. The nature of their mission means that sending replacement parts around the world is not often feasible, something that leads […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

4/20/2018 - Markforged internationally ships first Metal X 3D printers
Award winning 3D printer developer Markforged has officially shipped the first batch of its Metal X systems to customers around the globe. 3D Printing Industry has seen several of these printers demonstrated by re-sellers in Europe and the U.S during the past months. Though the company has not yet disclosed order or unit numbers at this […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

4/19/2018 - 3D printing news Sliced Google, Robo 3D, Airbus and Stratasys
How is 3D scanning saving heritage sites? How can 3D printing help survivors of human trafficking? Which city has the most active 3D printing scene? All this and more in the latest edition of Sliced including news from Ultimaker, Renishaw, NASA and Identify3D. Saving archaeological wonders, Electron rockets, and celebrating Earth day It is always interesting to see the […] view more…
Source: 3D Printing Industry

4/19/2018 - Top 10 Typographers to Follow on Instagram
From typographers in Amsterdam to California, here are some of the best typography feeds on Instagram to keep you inspired every day. The post Top 10 Typographers to Follow on Instagram appeared first on HOW Design. view more…
Source: How Design

4/18/2018 - What’s YOUR HOW Design Live?
With a smorgasbord of sessions at HOW Design Live—and with the conference less than two weeks away—it's time to plan out your customized agenda, and we're here to help! The post What’s YOUR HOW Design Live? 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 Field Trip to Mars: The Making of Video The World’s Biggest Viral Video Experiment 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 Ken Block Presents: GYMKHANA NINE (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