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4.5 Hours of Training by the News Guru at 1 Low Price!

Jul 06, 2022 at 04:23 pm by staff

In all, these videos include 4.5 hours of training for everyone on your staff. Topics include: Designing (and redesigning) better pages Creating more effective ads to imp.... Read More

CBS and the Death of Newspapers

Mar 04, 2022 at 01:17 pm by INT

It’s late as I write this column, just around midnight. There’s nothing unusual about that. I tend to write my columns, stories, and books late in the evening. App.... Read More

Isn't It Time to Update Your Newspaper?

Feb 27, 2022 at 01:19 pm by INT

Redesigns. They’ve been on my mind a lot lately. When Ed Henninger, the undisputed guru of newspaper and magazine design, decided to retire three years ago (I never rea.... Read More

Free On-Site Training Available For Your Newspaper Staff

Jan 03, 2022 at 10:15 am by INT

In my end-of-year column last month, I mentioned that newspapers and magazines are uniquely positioned to utilize government grants to pay for on-site training. I first became.... Read More

Hard Drive Failure! Here's what I've found to revive dead drives

Jan 03, 2022 at 10:00 am by INT

A couple of months ago, I wrote a column referring to the multiple backup drives on my desk, in addition to the off-site backup I utilize. I mentioned that I keep several driv.... Read More

My Best Advice as Your Paper Enters 2022

Jan 02, 2022 at 11:15 am by INT

After so many years of consulting and advising newspapers, it still never ceases to surprise me when I find questions from publishers in my email. Still, when I click on Apple.... Read More

Taking a Look Around My Desk

Dec 21, 2021 at 11:30 am by INT

Today, I’m going to invite you into my office to see how I work and some of the tools I use. Many folks reading this column have been to my webinars and seen the printer.... Read More

Speaking of Software

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:30 am by INT

My friend Reed Anfinson, publisher in Minnesota, called in a bind last week. His paper wasn’t going to press on time due to a technical error with the InDesign newspaper.... Read More

Investing in the Future of Your Newspaper

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:09 am by INT

About 15 or so years ago, I received a call from a newspaper designer at a small weekly in Tennessee. She was panicked because of a technical issue that was causing a lot of c.... Read More

Speaking of Software

Jul 05, 2021 at 11:02 am by INT

My friend Reed Anfinson, publisher in Minnesota, called in a bind last week. His paper wasn’t going to press on time due to a technical error with the InDesign newspaper.... 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

Convert to Pagination With InDesign the Easy Way

Jan 05, 2005 at 10:29 am by staff

Before Adobe introduced InDesign 1.0 to the public, Kevin Slimp served as a beta tester for the application. Within weeks of InDesign's release, Kevin was leading a training e.... Read More

Kevin's Favorite Hardware Products for 2005

Jan 05, 2005 at 09:48 am by staff

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Beginning of Year Good Time to Upgrade. 2005 Offers Plenty of Choices.

Dec 10, 2004 at 01:45 pm by staff

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Latest Version of Quark Shows Significant Improvement

Nov 04, 2004 at 03:15 pm by staff

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Reference Guides Offer Training and Support

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:53 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released three books which would make nice addition to any newspaper designer

Mariner Write: A Word Processor For the Rest of Us

Oct 29, 2004 at 02:47 pm by staff

Mac-based writers and designers can spend a lot of time searching for a word processor that doesn

Getting a Handle on Photos is Key Ingredient of Asset Management

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:19 pm by staff

Asset Management is a hot term in our business. Ten years ago, most newspaper designers had never heard the term. Now, one of the most frequently asked questions when I visit.... Read More

Three Books to Help Newspaper Designers Take Control

Sep 28, 2004 at 04:16 pm by staff

Peachpit Press recently released several excellent books which would fit well on any newspaper designer

Roxio Toast 6 Titanium: The Best Keeps Getting Better

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:30 am by staff

If you

ALAP Offers Useful Plug-ins for InDesign Users

Aug 31, 2004 at 10:13 am by staff

ALAP InEffects Dazzles InDesign Users When potential users hear about all the bells and whistles available in Adobe InDesign, they sometimes get the impression that the ap.... Read More