FEATURE: A lifetime ago Adobe PDF came onto the market. After very many years and much delay, version 2.0 will soon be ready for publication. Laurel Brunner looks at how the data format has evolved, and how the new release will be received by the print sector.
NEWS: Adobe has announced major changes to its range of software, including a decision to discontinue development of its Creative Suite series.
NEWS: Design software giant Adobe has announced the launch of its Creative Suite 6 range and a new subscription-based web service, Adobe Creative Cloud.
NEWS: Adobe has announced the availability of new Acrobat X solutions, which comprises Adobe Acrobat X software and a document exchange service.
NEWS: Adobe has released the new HTML5 Pack for Adobe Illustrator CS5, what it states is 'the industry-leading vector graphics software'.
NEWS: SAi has upgraded its EnRoute family of productivity tools, compatible with Wavefront 3D OBJ files and Caldera digital registration and contour cut.
NEWS: Creative software developer Corel is offering disgruntled Adobe users 'powerful alternatives' to Creative Cloud with a special pricing program.
NEWS: Ricoh has launched a new plug-in for Adobe Acrobat X Pro which promises to allow print providers to expand their business opportunities.
NEWS: Meadows Publishing Solutions has released a software module for Adobe InDesign to create QR codes, data matrix and PDF417 barcodes for print.
NEWS: Enfocus will host a series of free webinars aiming to promote the capabilities of its Switch 11 publishing workflow solution.
NEWS: Stratacache has shown off a new interactive digital media solution at the Adobe Digital Marketing Summit in Ohio, USA.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns looks at what's on offer from a learning standpoint at Sign and Digital UK.
NEWS: Mimaki has released the latest version of its RasterLink RIP software, which offers Pantone colour matching and Adobe integration capabilities.
FEATURE: Technology's so very annoying. Just when you get to grips with something, along comes something else that overtakes it. A recent causality in the technowar is Adobe Flash
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the vinyl cutter options now available.
FEATURE: We have all become so accustomed to working with Adobe's PostScript that it's probably hard to remember the days when there was a selection of alternatives on offer.
FEATURE: Once upon a time there were many contenders for the crown that Adobe PostScript eventually won.
FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.
NEWS: Onyx Graphics has introduced a SmartApps PitStop Pro plug-in for Adobe Acrobat, after Enfocus licensed its PitStop technology to the company.
FEATURE: PostScript was 'designed to be a modern standard for electronic printing', and indeed that is precisely what it became, while PDF was not originally designed or particularly intended for the graphic arts industry.
OPINION: Trade fairs in our industry have done a good job of combining demonstrations with educational sessions. This year's Viscom Düsseldorf is not likely to disappoint in this regard.
FEATURE: Immersed in the concentration of commercial and, increasingly, domestic applications which can be produced using wide-format digital print, we shouldn't forget the photographers.
FEATURE: Adobe has recently launched a public beta of its intriguing Muse technology.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.
FEATURE: No-one will dispute that a big minefield in today's wide-format production lies in getting the colour right.
FEATURE: Education, training and skills have been buzzwords in the UK's industries for years, in part prompted by rising unemployment levels and an aging workforce, and the advantages of filling a skills gap are manifold.
NEWS: The organiser of the upcoming Sign and Digital UK exhibition says the 2011 show may offer 'a much wider range of products than ever before', according to early indications, including some notable launches.