Highlights: Telling the Accent Story with the Award-Winning Accent TV

By: Karin King

Apr 15, 2019

If you attended Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe’s annual “Creativity Conference,” you likely encountered a certain retro-looking paper-craft television set called the Accent TV. It was designed to bring the history of the Accent A to life, and now it’s officially an award winner.

The Summit International Awards recognized the Accent TV with a Summit Emerging Media Innovator Award. Shortly after that, the TV won a Platinum AVA Digital Award.

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Highlights: Art on Paper 2019

By: Karin King

Apr 2, 2019

This year’s Art on Paper took over Manhattan's Pier 36 in March with 85 galleries featuring modern and contemporary paper-based art. The event, put on by Art Market Productions, was full of artists who are truly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with paper. We came away with plenty of inspiration and excitement, and although it’s difficult to name favorites because there was so much amazing art, these are the pieces that are still on our minds.

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Digital Dish: March 2019

By: Rick Williams

Apr 1, 2019

1. Review Your Business

Before moving into digital, it's important to look at your business portfolio and assess which projects could transition to this type of printing. Digital printing is a cost-effective way to print smaller quantities and variable data, so identify projects that require short runs and personalization. It can also be profitable for reprint projects, as these tend to be smaller orders and shorter runs compared to the original piece. Upon final analysis, ensure you have a sound sales and marketing plan in place before making the transition to digital in order to make this a profitable department in your print shop.

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Accent On: Art Director, Designer and Letterer Adé Hogue

By: Karin King

Mar 18, 2019

We first encountered Adé Hogue when he spoke at Adobe MAX, and we were immediately enchanted with his lettering and the way he brings that lettering into physical spaces using all sorts of creative materials. Adé was named one of PRINT Magazine’s New Visual Artists in 2017 and since then has been collecting accolades — and producing inspiring work. He chatted with us about his process, where he finds inspiration and his favorite Chicago food spot.

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Digital Dish: February 19

By: Rick Williams

Feb 28, 2019

Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. This month's edition focuses on ink usage during High Speed Inkjet Printing and provides steps to take to reduce this amount by printing on a treated sheet versus a non-treated sheet.

 

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