Each dish will feature a new nugget to chew on and fuel your digital cravings. This month, Jennifer Pennington from Eastman Kodak returns as host. As a seasoned veteran in Kodak's inkjet business for over 15 years, she helps educate customers and partners on the importance of paper for inkjet printing. Keep reading to learn more from Jen about Kodak's efforts to simplify its ink set, expand paper compatibility and collaborate with paper mills to ensure customers using the PROSPER series presses receive a return on their investment.
As one of the many industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, print has certainly experienced its share of challenges the past few months. However, as we all find ourselves working through these challenges, may you also see them as opportunities to learn and grow. We hope the Digital Dish can be a source of consistent value to you and your digital print business.
When the live component of our Accent® Opaque Portfolio Exchange was postponed, we decided to take the conversation online. Next up in our series of conversations with the participating exchange artists: The Little Friends of Printmaking.
JW & Melissa Buchanan are two fun-loving illustrators, printmakers and designers who live in Los Angeles and are the husband-and-wife team behind The Little Friends of Printmaking. Their work has been featured in books including New Masters of Poster Design and Handmade Nation and has appeared in magazines including Bloomberg BusinessWeek and WIRED.
About the print they created for this portfolio exchange, The Little Friends said, “Our concept is to have a little rabbit writer who has a rustic, improvised office in a forest clearing. His desk is a stump and his chair is a toadstool; other office accoutrements are hung on nearby trees. Everything should feel overgrown, moss-covered, and so on, with little plants sprouting from unexpected places.” The finished print turned out even more whimsical than we’d imagined, with the bunny hard at work on a tiny typewriter, surrounded by forest friends — a bird, a squirrel, and a frog in a sweater holding a steaming cup of coffee.
We recently caught up with The Little Friends of Printmaking to hear more about this project and how they’re staying creative during the pandemic.
Our Accent® Opaque Portfolio Exchange may have taken an unexpected turn, but we’re along for the ride, and we hope you are, too!
First up in our series of conversations with the participating exchange artists: Sarah Dudek, an artist based in Somerville, Massachusetts who designs and screen prints art and home decor with a conceptual focus on food. The art that Sarah created for the Accent® Opaque Portfolio Exchange features two of our favorite things: a giant pie in the middle of an orchard. We asked her about that, along with what she’s doing to nurture her creativity during these wild times.
WHAT WOULD A MAIL-IN ELECTION IN 2020 MEAN FOR PRINT?
The upcoming presidential election is just one of the many facets of our daily lives that have been complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as some states reopen, social distancing protocols are still in place across the country, and many states are preparing for the November 3 election by expanding their vote-by-mail capacities.