Adobe launched version 4 of the PDF Print Engine 4 (APPE 4) on the first day of drupa.
It doesn’t take much prodding to get Elizabeth Gooding engaged on the subject of designing for color production inkjet printing. She has no shortage when it comes to insights on the challenges involved in preparing files for inkjet printing. She could even write a book on the subject. And that she has. Last year, Gooding and fellow ink-on-paper guru Mary Schilling teamed up on "The Designer’s Guide to Inkjet" [published and printed by Canon Solutions America] that, despite its title's suggested audience, is an indispensable tool for any inkjet printer’s library.
RR Donnelley has entered into a strategic relationship with Adobe to integrate Adobe Marketing Cloud into its technology platform.
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.
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