All the News for Those Who Print Electronic-Publishing Talks Quark VS InDesignIn the current issue of Electronic-Publishing editor Keith Hevenor details the history and rivalry of the desktop publishing giants, as well discussing EP’s own transition from Quark to InDesign. A sidebar features QuarkVSInDesign.com. Digital Magazine Publishing: How to Get from Here to TherePeter Meirs […]
All the News for Those Who Print
- Electronic-Publishing Talks Quark VS InDesign
In the current issue of Electronic-Publishing editor Keith Hevenor details the history and rivalry of the desktop publishing giants, as well discussing EP’s own transition from Quark to InDesign. A sidebar features QuarkVSInDesign.com.
- Digital Magazine Publishing: How to Get from Here to There
Peter Meirs of Time predicts that digital publishing will gain acceptance once the technology is in place to deliver a better reading experience.
- Printing Tech Brings Personalized Magazine Covers
While marketers are increasingly finding uses for variable data printing, periodical publishers aren’t so bedazzled yet.
- Adobe Plugs Mac Acrobat 7 Holes & Bugs
- Quark keys in on Certified PDF workflows in alliance with Enfocus
Quark is working with Enfocus to improve the overall PDF experience within QuarkXPress and provide bundled solutions that streamline Certified PDF-based workflows. In 2005, Quark joined the Ghent PDF workgroup, of which Enfocus is a founding member, as the first step in an effort to improve PDF workflows.
- ALAP Updates InTools and ImPoser Pro for InDesign CS2
ALAP releases CS2-compatible InDesign plugins.
- Steve Jobs, Lessons in Business, Life, and Calligraphy
Apple CEO Steve Jobs candidly discussed the dots that connect his career and life during Stanford University commencement speech that bored students.
- Adobe Talks: Bridge and Version Cue
Adobe Creative Suite 2 adds one brand new application to complete the mission of interoperability sought by Adobe in this latest round of updates to its suite of applications.
- A Look Inside Microsoft’s ‘Metro’ Document Format
Adrian Ford, CTO of Global Graphics, explains the specification that Microsoft is developing with his company’s help.
- Corel Corporation Appoints New CEO and Chairman
Corel Corporation, a top ten global packaged software brand, today announced the appointment of David Dobson to Chief Executive Officer. Dobson succeeds Amish Mehta, who will be elevated to the role of Chairman
- Ingram Micro to Distribute PANTONE ColorVANTAGE Inks in US
Designed for a wide range of customers – from commercial printers to photographers and designers – PANTONE ColorVANTAGE inks are formulated to produce superior color output on inkjet printers at a lower price point than OEM inks. Ingram Micro also distributes PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEMÂ® Guides and chips books, as well as the ColorVisionÂ® Spyder2â„¢ colorimeter from the PANTONE ColorVision product line.
- DxO releases Optics Pro v3.0
DxO Labs announces that DxO Optics Pro v3.0 Digital SLR and lens automatic image quality enhancement software is available. DxO Optics Pro v3.0 incorporates revolutionary optics, noise and exposure corrections in an all-new, easy-to-use, feature-rich application for both Mac and PC users.
- Enfocus Software Teams with Apple and xpedx for Perfecting PDF Workflows” Summer Seminars For Designers, Printers & Publishers
Enfocus Software, the world leader in PDF quality management solutions for the graphic arts industry, is teaming with Apple and xpedx to present “Perfecting PDF Workflows,” a July seminar series, taking place in Florida.
- TypeFitter by Teacup Software: plugin for Adobe InDesign.
Fitting text has never been so quick, simple and effective with the introduction of TypeFitter for Adobe InDesign. Utilizing InDesign’s sophisticated justification algorithms, TypeFitter offers a streamlined approach to producing great looking typography.
- Universe Software Presents PDF-FieldMerge 3.2
For an easy and efficient company workflow UNIVERSE Software GmbH presents itÂ´ latest edition of pdf-FieldMerge with many additional features.
- Discount: Creative Suite Conference
From Ben Willmore’s ‘Where Is Ben?’ blog: “I’ll be presenting a full day session on the Essentials of Photoshop at the upcoming Creative Suite Conference in Las Vegas on July 19th. If you use CSC05LVWIL as your coupon code when signing up, then you’ll get into my class for less then 50% of the usual cost.”
- dot-font: Paperback Reader
John Downer’s new type family Paperback is designed to work as a text face for ordinary books.
- Quark’s Collaboration Card
Many have written off Quark, but Publish.com executive editor Sean Gallagher thinks the company’s focus on collaboration (among other things) in the upcoming QuarkXPress 7.0 will bring some customers back into the fold.
- Adobe Activation? Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Many people feel that once you pay for a software program, you should be able to install it on any computer you own. But with multiple computers (desktops at work and home, laptop for the road) becoming more common, honest software users are bumping into licenses and activation restrictions that don’t share those same feelings. Is Adobe headed for a draconian activation policy?
- Reactions to Microsoft’s Alleged Photoshop-Killer
Microsoft’s new image editor, currently in beta under the codename Acrylic, is not well-received by creative pros, prosumers, or the media. CGExplorer has a round-up of Acrylic reactions.
- Staffers think outside frame for photo illustrations
Photographers, designers, artists and editors can get pretty darn creative when it comes to cover designs for the newspaperâ€™s many special sections. â€œYou want some sort of illustration that will really grab the readerâ€™s attention. [The Charles Bannister] one was fun and lively and did that well,â€ said Minla Shields, the AJCâ€™s daily editor for photography
- Mixing Inks for a ‘Rich Black’ Adds Depth to Printed Images
Printers use different blends to pump up the black, and designers can improve their output by understanding the process.
- With Acrobat 7 Professional, It’s the Little Things that Count
Review: After the major overhaul that Acrobat saw in version 6, the latest upgrade focuses on plugging holes and making work easier.
- Silhouette by Free Soft s.a.: plugin for Adobe Illustrator
Silhouette is a new vectorization plugin for Adobe Illustrator that converts bitmap images to vectors images with revolutionary state-of-the-art correction tools and interface.
- Teacup Software Releases TableStyles and CellStyles Update
Teacup Software announces the launch of TableStyles and CellStyles 1.1, a free update that supports Adobe’s latest release, InDesign CS-2. This new update also supports InDesign CS-2′s new “snippet” feature, so that any styled tables or cells can be round tripped into and out of a snippet and still retain their formatting. The update also provides support for InDesign’s INX format, allowing users to save TableStyles and CellStyles backwards to InDesign CS-1. Straightforward features and full compatibility with InDesign CS-2 make the updated plug-in an indispensable tool for artists and designers working with a variety of documents such as tables, charts and annual reports.
- SOTA, TDC, and Parsons Present TypeCon2005 During New York “Type Week”
The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) and presenting partner the Type Directors Club (TDC) have announced speakers and additional details on TypeCon2005: Alphabet City.
- Paper Tips: Bend Over Backward
There are so many ways to fold printed pieces, and so many odd terms to describe the folds: accordion, gate, exotic, map, parallel… If you’re even a little confused, read this primer. The easy-to-understand descriptions, helpful drawings, and tips for what folds are best for particular situations will make you a master of folds.
- Painting Competition: Artrom Just Paint 2005
This is an art competition for painters, artists who use paint, real paint, colors squeezed from a tube – acrylics… oils… tempera… any kind of paint. Artists who get their hands dirty. Artists who use a brush. Artists who have not lost the faith in the power of pure painting as an art form. No digital process art, no photography. The contest’s theme is completely free and open. Entry fee: 25 Euro to submit 3 images.
- Journalism Project Tests Viability of PDF-Delivered News
University of Missouri students learn by producing digital editions of college newspaper under the guidance of longtime digital news advocate.
- Xtags by Em Software, Inc.: plugin for Adobe InDesign
Xtags is a powerful text filter that automatically creates finished documents from a tagged text file. Xtags gives IT departments, OEMs, and system integrators a way to automate the construction of complex documents without learning InDesign internals or creating custom plugins, and it gives tag-using end users the power they need for complex editorial jobs.