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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 We’ve all said it, and the idea of replacing outdated....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

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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Looking For Free Help To Speed Up Your Production Workflow? Look No Further Than Adobe Exchange

Nov 15, 2011 at 11:21 am by staff

Looking For Free Help To Speed Up Your Production Workflow? Look No Further Than Adobe Exchange Whenever I lead a training even related to some type of Adobe application, I a.... Read More

Tour of Ohio & Pennsylvania provides adrenaline rush

Sep 23, 2011 at 02:42 pm by staff

I’ve spent the past couple of days with Alys Mitten, executive director of Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association, driving through Ohio and Pennsylvania. It’s one of those.... Read More

New York non-daily and South Carolina daily not so different after all

Sep 23, 2011 at 02:32 pm by staff

Talk about different situations. Last week, I spent two days in the city that never sleeps, visiting with a staff that produces large weeklies, shoppers and more. This week, I.... Read More

Two States. Two Regions. Two Types of Papers. Same Philosophy

May 27, 2011 at 02:20 pm by staff

There are moments in late winter and spring when I have trouble remembering what city I’m in. From mid January to mid May, there are conventions and training events everywhere.... Read More

MultiAd could make waves in the design world with Creator Express

Apr 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm by staff

What if Adobe made a surprise announcement that it had taken InDesign, removed a few of the features that are rarely used by most designers, and released a new version called.... Read More

Make Grids script is a real timesaver in InDesign

Apr 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm by staff

When a newspaper or group contacts me to ask about training, they usually have something specific in mind. The client might be a publication moving to the InCopy/InDesign work.... Read More

Slimp: Acrobat X Still King of PDF Tools

Apr 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm by staff

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a software product in this column. With the newest rendition of Adobe Acrobat, Acrobat X, on the market, it seems a shame not to let you.... Read More

Fixing Workflow Issues Results in Bigger Profits

Jan 24, 2011 at 01:54 pm by staff

I remember visiting a newspaper several years ago that had multiple workflow issues. This was a weekly newspaper, mind you. I’ll never forget walking into the “scanning room”.... Read More

Response to Column Surprises Even Me

Jan 24, 2011 at 01:44 pm by staff

Wow! The column I wrote two months ago concerning the future of print really struck a chord. Publishers, editors, writers and others throughout the industry have been writing.... Read More

Slimp Answers Readers Questions About Hardware & Software

Jan 24, 2011 at 01:31 pm by staff

From Patricia in South Carolina Hi, Kevin, I took your advice and switched to CS5 with InCopy for our editorial workflow -- and I love it!!! I can’t imagine ever going back to.... 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


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

Dec 10, 2004 at 01:45 pm by staff


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