Design News: Epson’s new Stylus Pro 3880

Epson’s new Stylus Pro 3880 gives design and photography studios the ability to generate super high-quality color and black/white prints on photo or fine papers up to 17in. wide. Run 4x6in. photos that will make Grandma proud, or produce high-quality color pages for your client work. The Graphic Arts Edition features a Pantone-licensed ColorBurst RIP and powerful print manager interface.

Designers who create signage, wayfinding and other environmental graphics should know about SEGD’s new online Green Resource Guide to help them find green solutions and products for their work.

Unisource, Heidelberg USA, Neenah Paper and NewPage together announced the winners of their co-sponsored Environmental Innovation Awards for printers last month:
— Patient News Publishing, Haliburton, Ontario
— Brown Printing Co., New York City
— Portland Color, Portland
— Green Books N Binders, Langhorne, PA
— EarthColor, Parsippany, NJ

Sappi announced the winners of its Printer of the Year Awards. Gold winners included Suttle-Straus, RRDonnelley, Hemlock Printers and Adams Lithographing. See the full list of top printers here.

Mohawk has rolled three of its longstanding grades, Solutions, Feltweave and Nekoosa, into a single Solutions line. Solutions offers a more focused selection of colors and textures and includes several stocks with the i-Tone surface for printing on HP Indigo digital presses.

Mega-agencies Getty, Corbis and Shutterstock have collaborated on a new online resource, Stockphotorights.com, that helps designers and photographers understand image licensing.

Canon introduced the Scan-tini, a portable scanner that’s tailored for designers who work in small home offices or on the go. Just plug it into your laptop (no need to install a device driver); scans can also be easily loaded into Evernote.

Art Center College of Design in Pasadena installed a new president on April 22, when Dr. Lorne Buchman took the helm at the school’s Hillside Campus.

Director Bill Moggridge of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, is hosting a new series of educational programs. The first of “Bill’s Design Talks” will be a conversation with Michael Bierut and Yve Ludwig of Pentagram, regarding their design for the catalog for the National Design Triennial. The event will be Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cooper-Hewitt in New York City; it will also be webcast live.

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