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Reasons to Bet on Print

Jun 03, 2021 at 11:15 am by INT

Tangible evidence leads Kevin Slimp to feel good about the future   Before you begin reading this column, please answer this question: “Are you sitting down?&rdqu.... Read More

Making Plans Toward 2028

May 18, 2021 at 11:32 am by INT

Newspapers remain a vital component of a healthy community   In my previous column, I mentioned that there seem to be a lot of positive feelings in the community newspa.... Read More

Adobe Plans to Get Rid of Type 1 Fonts

Apr 30, 2021 at 01:00 pm by INT

Start making plans now about transitioning your Type 1 fonts “Out with the old and in with the new!” We’ve all said it, and the idea of replacing outdated.... Read More

Improving Ad Design to Increase Revenue

Mar 10, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s obvious that everyone wants to increase revenue. I own a publishing company and I can attest that 2020 was a terrible year, in terms of revenue. Unless you live in.... Read More

Affinity Publisher Primed to Take Business from InDesign

Mar 09, 2021 at 12:30 pm by INT

It’s been a while since a column has drawn as much response as my November review of Affinity Publisher, the layout application that has so many designers, editors and p.... Read More

Kevin makes His 2021 New Year Predictions

Jan 07, 2021 at 04:19 pm by INT

As I write this column, vaccines are beginning to make their way to first responders, the New Year has begun, and maybe – just maybe – the world is seeing a light.... Read More

Affinity Publisher: Is it ready for prime time?

Nov 17, 2020 at 02:15 pm by INT

A few years back, I received an email from Nebraska publisher Rob Dump about a design application he’d read about named Affinity Publisher. He asked if I thought he migh.... Read More

Why are Some Newspapers Growing? Answers from publishers at growing papers

Nov 05, 2020 at 03:15 pm by INT

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken (virtually) at five state and regional press association conventions. In all but one, my leadoff topic was “What’s Going.... Read More
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Kevin answers questions about colors, photo settings, paragraph styles and ligatures

Jul 06, 2020 at 12:15 pm by INT

So, what do professional speakers do during a pandemic? I can’t speak for all the speakers in the world, but among other things, I’ve been leading a lot of webinar.... Read More

Finding Ways to Generate Revenue

Jun 20, 2020 at 09:15 am by INT

It’s a crazy time for all of us. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Like many of you, I’ve been working out of my home office for six.... Read More

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Slimp Takes Publishers to Task

Oct 19, 2010 at 11:00 am by staff

It's been an interesting month for me. I've spoken at several newspaper conferences, including a national conference for free papers, another national conference for paid week.... Read More

Updating Equipment is One Key to Profitability

Aug 05, 2010 at 07:50 pm by staff

When I was younger, I owned a graphic design business. It started out small, but grew to a few employees and bigger clients as the years went on. As much as we enjoyed our wo.... Read More

Kevin does it again: <p>Derogatory comment about industry leads tech guru to prove his point

Aug 05, 2010 at 07:35 pm by staff

OK. You might want to put this column down without reading it. At the very least, close your door so no one hears the venting. It might be safest just to turn the page now..... Read More

Adobe hits a home run with InDesign CS5

May 07, 2010 at 10:11 am by staff

Now that the iPad hysteria has settled down, it’s been replaced by a new onslaught of questions concerning Adobe’s latest rendition of Creative Suite, CS5. “Should I upgrade?”.... Read More

Kevin Answers Readers Questions About Cameras, InDesign and Problem PDFs

Apr 14, 2010 at 03:46 pm by staff

From Becky in Iowa: Hi Kevin, I have an SD card that was taken out of a camera and placed in another without first downloading the photos. We tried using PhotoRescue (3 year.... Read More

Which iPad Is Right for You?

Apr 14, 2010 at 03:02 pm by staff

It didn’t take long. Less than an hour, to be exact. That’s how long it took before I received a post on Facebook asking how I liked my new iPad. That’s right, less than an ho.... Read More

iPad: Is it the end of the world as we know it?

Feb 03, 2010 at 06:47 am by staff

Keeping in mind that I wrote about the rumored tablet device by Apple three months ago, it was with some satisfaction that I listened to Steve Job’s announcement concerning th.... Read More

Ontario Papers Share Success While Upgrading Technology

Jan 07, 2010 at 10:54 pm by staff

I spent a good bit of my afternoon thinking about the current state of newspapers. In a discussion with a trusted friend and colleague, I once again was challenged to rethink.... Read More

Is Apple ready to change the way we read newspapers?

Nov 03, 2009 at 03:39 pm by staff

Jeremy Horwitch, editor-in-chief at iLounge.com, thinks it’s a done deal. Brian Lam of Gizmodo.com says he has sources from major newspapers and book publishers who have told.... Read More

Adobe Soundbooth: Professional quality audio

Oct 12, 2009 at 11:47 am by staff

At heart, I’m a print guy. Sure, I get invited to speak and write on online topics quite a bit, but it’s the written word that I love ... written on paper. However, I didn’t.... Read More

Peachpit releases make perfect additions to any designer's library

Jul 01, 2005 at 08:59 am by staff

If you visit my office any time soon, you might have to step over the boxes. The recent release of Creative Suite 2, along with the upcoming release of Quark 7.0, has produced.... Read More

Remembering basic settings crucial to quality photo output

Jun 30, 2005 at 04:15 pm by staff

When you spend your life teaching classes most of the time, it

Shooting Photos in Camera Raw

May 31, 2005 at 12:40 pm by staff

One of the most powerful tools a newspaper designer has to work with these days - and one of the most ignored - is the Camera Raw plug-in available in Photoshop. Released as a.... Read More

Adobe improves a good thing with Creative Suite 2.0

May 05, 2005 at 11:57 pm by staff

Adobe began shipping the first copies of Creative Suite 2 in May and newspapers have a vested interest in this latest crop of design tools. Eighteen months have passed since.... Read More

Adobe Releases Creative Suite 2

Apr 05, 2005 at 11:23 am by staff

We knew it was coming. It was just a question of when. This morning, Adobe announced the release of Creative Suite 2, an upgrade to their line of flagship applications. Like i.... Read More

MultiAd Creator Professional Worthy Contender in Battle for Newspaper Ad Design

Mar 31, 2005 at 02:13 pm by staff

MultiAd Creator has always intrigued me. Since its release in 1989, it

Books for the Acrobat and AirPort Aficionado

Mar 01, 2005 at 04:03 pm by staff

Three books hit the shelves in March that will be of great interest to newspaper techies. The first, Adobe Acrobat 7 Tips and Tricks, by Donna Baker, guides readers through ti.... Read More

Adobe Acrobat Upgrade Hard to Resist

Mar 01, 2005 at 03:58 pm by staff

Honestly, I don

InDesign vs. Quark Debate Headlines Annual Software Picks

Feb 02, 2005 at 02:29 pm by staff

Last month, we took a look at hardware available to newspaper professionals. This month, I

Newest Mac stirs interest in PC buying world

Jan 11, 2005 at 03:46 pm by staff

Yes, it