GWG made announcements about updates that will affect printers and print suppliers, prior to the busy conference season.
A milestone release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools and services has just been launched.
Xeikon’s newest X-800, Version 4.0, brings enhanced functionality, flexibility and processing speed to all Xeikon digital press users.
In Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings released this week, Adobe was ranked as the second greenest company in the United States, and third greenest in the world. In the category of IT companies, Adobe tops the list both in the United States and globally.
For printers that already offer layout and design services, an unexpected revenue source (or at least a way to retain customer loyalty) may be digital media itself, in the form of interactive apps for tablets and smartphones. Unlike Websites, apps can be created with the same tools used to produce printed pages. With a modest software investment, plus incremental training of existing staff, printers can offer their clients supplemental interactive collateral—to complement their printed products.
Adobe is answering President Barack Obama’s challenge to bring technology education and teacher training to American schools by committing over $300 million in software and professional development to the White House’s ConnectED initiative. This commitment is among the largest to date, bringing the collective total of private sector donations to over $1 billion.
Adobe has issued a proclamation that starting in July, the vast majority of e-reader apps and hardware devices will not be able to read purchased eBooks anymore.
This announcement stems from a massive upgrade to the encryption system Adobe has implemented in their new Digital Editions 3.0 and will have reverberating effects on ePub books all over the world. Unless thousands of app developers and e-reader companies update their firmware and programming, customers will basically be unable to read books they have legitimately purchased.
The big drawback to the mandatory Adobe upgrade is all of the old e-readers, reading apps, and older
As part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3-D printing capabilities integrated in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3-D designs.
New data released by Adobe reveals that Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) is powering significant circulation growth and reader engagement in digital magazines. Data also shows subscribers spending an average of 50 minutes in DPS digital issues each month.
Starting in January, Adobe Campaign, one of six digital marketing units the maker of Photoshop and other well-known software runs as part of its Marketing Cloud services, will no longer be priced on the number of e-mails sent. Instead of this CPM or cost-per-thousand e-mails pricing that’s the current industry standard, Adobe will charge a “platform fee” plus a fee per customer profile.
Adobe declined to get specific on those costs since they will vary based on the company’s size and other factors. Suresh Vittal, Adobe Campaign’s vice president of product strategy, said Adobe itself spends about $700,000 a year to