Design Industry News: March 19–23


HOW readers can get 30% off “Designed to Shine,” a comprehensive design guide for graphic designers, brand managers, printers and converters. The guide includes production tips, marketing rationale and data, product swatches, checklists and an inspiration gallery including live designs utilizing:

  • Hot stamping
  • Combination Stamping
  • Cold foils
  • UV Casting
  • Foil Laminate Substrate
  • Transfer Metallized Substrate
  • Overprinting Inks
  • Coatings
  • Combining Various Effects.

Neenah Paper’s Un Show competition deadline has been extended to March 30. Enter your favorite uncoated paper projects for a chance to be featured in HOW magazine. Winners will also receive cash prizes. Best of Show will win $1,000 and a HOW Design Conference Pass.

Navitor has been awarded the prestigious G7 Master Printer Qualification following a rigorous quality review process through IDEAalliance. This means that the company uses the most modern technology, techniques, proofing and press control standards required, producing a close visual match from proof to print.

Wildcard Images added more than 1,000 new images to Wildcard from their image partner Aurora Photos. This new selection offers both rights-managed and royalty-free images, covering a wide range of subjects that include reporgtage, travel, adventure and lifestyle.

Alamy now sells award-winning news, sports and entertainment images from the european press agency, including the epa archive.


Paper Folding Techniques for DesignersYou’ll love this new book offering formats, techniques and design considerations for innovative paper folding.

BONUS: The Paper Folding Book comes with a CD with 40 blank production-ready dielines for Mac and PC. You’ll get a snake fold, swinger fold, iron cross, long triangle, stepped double parallel and 35 other exciting designs!

Check it out now!