New Layer Features

We love seeing the new and innovative ways our customers are using PrintUI! As a result to customer needs we rolled out an update this week with a number of new features relating to layers. Transparent Background One request that we got from a number of clients was the ability to have a transparent background

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Print Different

This is typically the time of year when columnists, pundits, and bloggers look back at the past year, and ahead to what the next one may bring. Assuming the planet will not end altogether on December 21st, here’s my retrospective and glimpse forward for the printing industry. For some, the Mayan apocalypse may actually be

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Paper Power

Elsewhere in this space, Ive written about the environmental misconceptions surrounding print and paper. As it turns out, the print medium is potentially[1] the most sustainable and least problematic when it comes to energy consumption and carbon emissions. However, it turns out that paper is not only benign environmentally, but it is also a potential

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Fear of the Dark

Admittedly, Halloween would have been a better holiday for this post, but since superstitions have no fixed season, I thought Id dredge up an old one namely, printing as a dark art and ask if those same fears cloud our thinking today. When Gutenberg’s vision of print manufacturing first emerged, it was a highly disruptive

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PrintUI Tools 2.0.7 Released

We just pushed out version 2.0.7 of our InDesign PrintUI Tools panel. We have had Extension Manager updates available from the beginning, but users tend to open the Extension Manager very rarely and are not always aware of new updates. Starting from version 2.0.7, the panel will alert users when an update is available and

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What Makes Paper So Special?

When discussing the merits of print communication, pundits like me tend to fixate specific applications like publishing or business communication, but don’t say much about the medium itself: paper. There are preconceptions about its inconvenience in dealing with large quantities of data (true) or its negative impact on the environment (false). However, we don’t often

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October was a Busy Month

And I’m not referring specifically to the newest little baby boy Harbs… 😉 We delivered two major new features being the Image Gallery feature and Easy PrintUI. We are very pleased with how both have been received. Placing images from social image sources such as Facebook, Flickr and Picasa is really great and we hope

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First Impressions

It never pays to resist or deride innovators especially in the world of print. The clerics and inquisitors who warned us about the dangerous innovation of Herr Gutenberg (himself a pious man) ended up on the losing side of that technology argument. William Morris decried the industrialization of the printed word, and even went so

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Consumer Media Choices: Paper or Silicon?

Not all that long ago, our communications choices were limited to print and some form of analog broadcast. Computers changed how we created media, especially for the printed page, but not the medium itself. Of course that all changed with the Inter-Web and its latest incarnation: mobile devices. In the rush to go mobile our

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Introducing the PrintUI Image Gallery

We just recently added a new Image Gallery feature to the PrintUI web application. While end users are customizing a template, they can not only upload images from their computer as in the past, but they can now select images from the Gallery. By default, the sources for images include Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa. If

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