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 We’ve all said it, and the idea of replacing outdated....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

No Bull: What works and what doesn't

Mar 29, 2020 at 05:32 pm by staff

I will remember fall '19 as a season of research. I was involved in two major newspaper studies: one related to Millennials for North Dakota Newspaper Foundation and one to de.... 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