Communication Arts News - Page 6

Page 6 of Communication Arts News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



Girls Write Now Receives 2009 Coming Up Taller Award from First Lady at The White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now, a New York City organization that matches at-risk high school girls with professional women writers for mentoring and writing training, has been nationally recognized as one of 15 youth arts and humanities programs to receive the prestigious 2009 Coming Up Taller Award. Youth and adult representatives of the program traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a White House ceremony on November 4, where they accepted the award from Mrs. Obama.

Global Access Launches Easy to Use Photo Book Site

OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Access, a worldwide technology provider, announced the launch of My Memories Cafe. This easy to use site allows people to choose from different themes and templates to create photo books, photo prints, posters, mugs, t-shirts, calendars, puzzles, mural tiles, and much more. The products are then produced by a network of quality suppliers across the country and shipped to the customer.

Creative Imaging Group opens its doors in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center

BEVERLY, Mass. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Creative Imaging Group opened its new shop in the Beverly, Massachusetts Cummings Center in June bringing over 20 years of photographic processing and imaging experience as the former Short Stop Photo. Creative Imaging Group provides photo and digital imaging services and enhanced products including high-quality photo finishing, graphic design, photo restoration, photo and slide scanning, enlargements, photography services, fine art replication, giclee printing and custom framing to the greater New England area.

CustomXM – Custom Printing Company, Inc. – Becomes First in State to Offer Dimensional Printing

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CustomXM, a central Arkansas marketing services provider, recently added the Kodak Dimensional Printing capability to its Nexpress 3000 Digital Production Color Press. CustomXM is currently the only provider of these services in the state of Arkansas

SilverFast HDRi – The Ideal 64Bit Archive-Format for Images Containing the Maximum Dynamic Range Now Also Includes Dust and Scratches Information from the Scanner’s Infrared Channel

KIEL, Germany and SARASOTA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging releases the new SilverFast 6.6.1, world-wide the first software generating perfect raw data from photos and slides. In order to generate perfect digital RAW data scanned from your originals, LaserSoft Imaging has developed a new 64 bit HDRi format for SilverFast 6.6.1 which not only contains complete image data but also has embedded the dust and scratch information from the scanner’s infrared channel.

Girls Write Now Spring Reading to Feature Today’s Amy Robach and Author Jean Thompson

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual spring reading, the culmination of another year of developing New York’s best young writers. On Sunday, June 14, please join us for an afternoon with participants in the program and the women who inspire them — featuring Amy Robach, National Correspondent for NBC’s Today and National Book Award Nominee Jean Thompson, whose new book is ‘Do Not Deny Me’ (ISBN: 978-1416595632).

Girls Write Now Mentees Win Big in the 2009 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s first and only creative writing and mentoring program for high school girls, is proud to announce that 14 of the winning entrees in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards-including a national award-were written by this year’s talented mentees!

Neotrope Press Announces Publication of ‘Fractopia’ Art Book by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R) Press announced today the publication of the limited edition of ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist Christopher Laird Simmons. The book collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book.

Nextshore Helps Small and Medium Business with Technology Finance Offering

PALM BEACH, Fla., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Nextshore LLC, an emerging leader in global outsourcing, today announced its own business stimulus package – that helps its customers go for a land grab on the Internet – by providing financing for website development. Nextshore can now offer qualified customers 100 percent financing on its products and services. Additionally, all contracts executed before July 4th, 2009 will receive a 10 percent discount in celebration of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Urangatang.Com Selected for Trademark Expo 2009

OCEAN, N.J., April 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Urangatang Web Design announced that it will join the United States Air Force brass quintet plus 15 other carefully selected exhibitors and a cast of 25 costumed characters for the gala opening of the 2009 National Trademark Expo. The event will take place on Friday, May 8 at 10:00 a.m. at the US Patent and Trademark Office’s campus, 600 Dulany Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Following the ceremony, the Expo will be open both Friday and Saturday.

Photographer Chooses Special Equestrians as Her Special Project

WARRINGTON, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I had no idea the first time I photographed for Special Equestrians that I would be so touched by the kids and the staff there,’ stated Rosemary Taglialatela, who came in contact with the organization during the Bucks County 5K Run last year when she was photographing the runners for the series, Special Equestrians held a race as part of the series; she’s been coming back ever since.

Artisteer – Web and Blog Design Automation Software Updated to Version 2.0

SEATTLE, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Extensoft announces Artisteer 2.0, a new version of its award winning automated Web design tool for creating templates for Websites and blogs. The new version adds support for the most popular open source content management systems: Joomla and Drupal, in addition to previously supported Wordpress themes and generic web templates. Other new features include typography, internationalization of exported templates, and more.

Expand Business Not Your Budget with LEC Power Translator 12

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With economic challenges come creative solutions, says Language Engineering Company, LLC (LEC). LEC Power Translator 12 Premium cost effectively expands product and company awareness to a potential global market. LEC Power Translator provides instant machine translation of 21 different languages in one convenient package (SRP: $79.99).

Artists Explore the Apron as an Art Form in New Magazine: Apronology

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the launch of Belle Armoire magazine in 2001, art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been at the forefront of emerging trends in wearable art. Through special publications, such as Altered Couture, Haute Handbags and Belle Armoire Jewelry, they have continued to explore artistic movements within the world of art-to-wear through specific niche art forms. On February 1, 2009, they released the premiere issue of Apron*ology (apronology), an annual special publication that focuses on artfully-made aprons.

Visual Poetry and ‘Eye Haiku’ Highlight FookMovie Videos

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With images inside of images and a nod to such masters of visual communication as surrealist Salvador Dali, the music videos of FookMovie bring together poetry, painting, and performance art. A Los Angeles-based collective of artists, musicians and videographers, FookMovie has completed 43 videos since opening in April of 2008. (VIDEO – VNR)

Encinitas Design Agency Gives Local Businesses a New Look

ENCINITAS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Encinitas-based businesses The Fitness Shop, AddSpace To Your Life!, Sara Gilman Consulting, and Encinitas Foreign & Domestic Auto Repair are all celebrating 2008 launches of new websites aimed at generating new business and maintaining relevancy in an increasingly web-based society, announced Durrani Design.

Neal Spector and Guy Hepner Los Angeles Announce the Opening Date for ‘Labels’

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Guy Hepner Los Angeles and Los Angeles based artist Neal Spector announce October 23, 2008 as the formal opening of Labels. Los Angeles based, Detroit native Neal Spector is no stranger to the limelight. Before commencing work as an artist, Spector was one of the founding creatives behind one of Hollywood’s biggest creative firms. Years of exposure to both television and conspicuous consumption inspired him to create the ‘Labels’ body of work.

Card Cafe Announces Fund Raising Tool for Non-Profits

OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced the launch of Charity Builder. Charity Builder is a tool which enables non-profit organizations throughout the United States to leverage the vast greeting card industry to help them raise money. With the Charity Builder, businesses who donate to non-profits can now give even more money by simply purchasing customer gifts, employee incentives, etc. through the non-profit’s site.

Card Cafe Promotes Kira Case to Vice President and General Manager

OREM, Utah, Sept. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced the promotion of Kira Case to Vice President and General Manager. She will oversee and manage all operating aspects of the company. Card Cafe was founded in 2005 as an easy way to keep in touch with people through online ordering of printed greeting cards.

Rizco Design Joins EPA’s Climate Leaders Program

MANASQUAN, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As a part of its continued commitment to environmental improvement, today Rizco Design, an award-winning, graphic design firm in New Jersey, announced its participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Climate Leaders program. By participating in Climate Leaders, Rizco has pledged to measure and reduce its corporate-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over a period of five years.

GiSTEQ PhotoTrackr Now Available for Mac

BREA, Calif., July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creators of the popular PhotoTrackr are excited to announce that their program is now available for Mac users. Ever since the PhotoTrackr was created, photographers, both amateur and professional, have been making use of its easy-to-use features, allowing them to properly date, map, categorize, and organize their photos.

Thomas D. Mangelsen’s ‘The Natural World’ Book is the Benjamin Franklin Award Winner for Best Coffee Table / Large Format Category

OMAHA, Neb., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Images of Nature(R) is proud to announce that Thomas D. Mangelsen’s latest book ‘The Natural World’ (ISBN 978-189031042-4) was a winner at the PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association 2008 Benjamin Franklin Awards. The book took top honors in the Coffee Table/Large format category.

Precise Color Printing is Now Possible with SilverFast’s Printer Calibration Workflow

KIEL, Germany and SARASOTA, Fla., May 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging adds Printer Calibration with ICC-Profiling to its SilverFast Ai Studio product line. The new Printer Calibration ensures a fully calibrated workflow from input to output. SilverFast’s advanced technology now ensures precise colors from input to output without requiring new hardware!

Thomas D. Mangelsen’s Best Selling Book The Natural World is a Quiet Call to Action as the Earth Battles Global Warming

OMAHA, Neb., May 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wondrous and enchanting yet fragile and at risk, ‘The Natural World’ (ISBN: 978-189031042-4), as seen through the eyes of celebrated nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen, chronicles ten distinct ecosystems that serve as islands of refuge not only for Earth’s diversity of life but for the human spirit as well.

New e-Book Brings Professional Photo-Illustration Effects to Every Photographer

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new interactive publication brings great flexibility to every photographer using Adobe Photoshop 7 through CS3 running on Windows or Mac. The just-released eBook includes literally hundreds of new, productive and exotic treatments, effects, transformations and conversions of almost any digital image. The work is ‘Lights…Digital Camera…ACTIONS!’ (ISBN: 1-882383-39-7) by Peter iNova.

New Book Honors a Fast Disappearing Way of Life: Wild Mustangs and Nevada Prospectors

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada, March 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authors John and Jeannette Kerr of Focal Impressions are excited to announce the publication of their first book, ‘Mines, Minerals and Mustangs’ (ISBN: 978-0-9809603-0-3), scheduled to be released on April 10, 2008.

Thomas Mangelsen Captures Nature Category 2007 American Photo Magazine Image of the Year

JACKSON, Wyo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thomas D. Mangelsen of Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc. is no stranger to photographic accolades; he now has the honor of adding American Photo Magazine’s Image of the Year Award for their nature category to his list. The award-winning photo captures images of King Penguins in the bright morning sunshine, shaking off after a cold dip in the sea on South Georgia Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

CNBC Stocking Stuffer List Begins with Quik Pod(R)

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Quik Pod(R), created by Fromm Works Inc., the world’s first handheld extendable tripod, begins the list of CNBC’s ‘Pogue’s Holiday Gadget Picks List’ as selected by David Pogue, the personal technology columnist for The New York Times.

Cimaware Software Releases DeleteFIX Photo, Deleted Photo Recovery Software

MADRID, Spain – Oct. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cimaware Software has launched their newest product DeleteFIX Photo, a utility for the recovery of deleted digital photos. DeleteFIX Photo recovers deleted photo and video files from most digital cameras and other media including memory cards, hard drives, USB devices, pen drives and other removable devices.

Quik Pod Brings Facebook Photos and YouTube Videos into Focus

TORONTO, Ontario – Sept. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re the photographer and trying to get in the picture with your favorite celebrity, what do you do? Celebrity-seeker Selena Tee has pages on FaceBook filled with her and star photos from last week’s Toronto Film Festival. ‘I’ve been disappointed by bad photos that often can’t be retaken. I have a picture of me and George Clooney’s jaw!’ says Tee. However, she was recently introduced to Quik Pod(TM), the world’s first handheld extendable tripod, developed by Fromm Works, Inc.

Solar Communications Invests More Than $10 Million in New Equipment and Capabilities

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solar Communications, a full-service print and production provider, has completed its capabilities expansion begun in 2006, with more than $10 million in capital investments over the past few months. These latest acquisitions further support the company’s refined focus as a complete marketing services partner.

XShot Revolution Brings a New Focus to MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube Users

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Aug. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Originally designed to help people take photos of themselves without the inevitable arm extension, XShot, LLC, announces a product that is gaining popularity in still photography, and the video industry as well.

Custom Printing Invests in a Kodak NEXPRESS to Upgrade Digital Printing Capabilities to Increase Clients Sales and Marketing Opportunities

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Custom Printing Company of North Little Rock, Ark., a regional leader in digital printing, has purchased a NEXPRESS Digital Color Production Press from Kodak. The new printing system upgrades Custom Printing’s production and versioning capabilities and allows them to continue to help their clients create more effective sales and marketing communications.

PhotoSpin.com to Distribute Newstock Image Library

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PhotoSpin (photospin.com), a leading royalty free stock subscription service in the United Sates, has added Newstock images to their collection of royalty free images. PhotoSpin’s unique subscription model offers thousands of photos, illustrations, fonts, film and sound as an annual service.

Silicon Publishing Solutions and Training Based on New Adobe InDesign CS3 Server

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – May 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Silicon Publishing is announcing important updates to its custom Adobe(R) InDesign(R) Server solutions which now incorporate the latest features of Adobe InDesign CS3 Server software. Silicon Publishing is also expanding its services to include development training for clients who wish to build their own solutions based on Adobe InDesign CS3 Server.

Aurora Photos Launches Select – An Assignment Division to be Headquartered in New York City

PORTLAND, Maine – Mar. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aurora Photos is excited to announce the launch of Select, a photographer representation division in New York City. Aurora Select works with editorial photographers of exceptional vision and story telling skills, representing them in magazine and commercial areas of photography.

Garden State Photographer Wil Fernandez Captures Life Images from the Baja Peninsula

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having just returned from the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, Photographer Wil Fernandez is excited to share his images. While there, Fernandez’s primary subject was canines – wild, stray and working dogs. He also captured thought-provoking images of the colorful landscape and intriguing population.

New Book Teaches Business Owners How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Poor Web Site Design and Development

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to demystify the often-confusing world of ecommerce. In ‘Web Business Success: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Web Sites That Work’ (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-0-2; LCCN-2006909228) authors James Byrd and Susan Daffron share practical tips and strategies to help business owners make good choices when they put a Web site online.

Interactive Design Web Site Provides Customers with Tools to Customize and Create Items Online

OWENSBORO, Ky. – Oct. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new, cutting-edge Web site – www.sbgsigns.com – recently launched by Signs by Gina, provides customers with design elements and tools to create items online such as t-shirts, magnets, signs, banners, decals, lettering, and more.

Ghosts and Ghouls and Zombies – Oh My!

TOMBALL, Tex. – Sept. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At the end of a lonely cemetery road in a small Texas town, Norm Lanier toils to bring the dead back to life. He does not use a witch’s brew, lightning, or voodoo magic; although it is rather easy to apply these things metaphorically to his work. Take one photograph of a dead ancestor, add some computer wizardry, swirl it around, toss in a pinch of special laminate and viola! The result is a Haunted Portrait.