Quark Software announced the availability of new XTensions that already support QuarkXPress 2017 – the brand new version of QuarkXPress released today. XTensions are third-party software applications that allow users to enhance and customize QuarkXPress with specific features and functionality.
“We have already seen tremendous interest in QuarkXPress 2017 from not only new and current QuarkXPress users, but also from the network of talented XTensions developers around the world,” said Gavin Drake, Vice President of Marketing for Quark. “We’re excited to have a range of XTensions already available with more to come, so that designers can add even more functionality to QuarkXPress 2017 from day one.”
New QuarkXPress 2017 XTensions available now include:
- Q++ Studio by Alter Ego Services
- Exportools Professional 5, FullMeasure 8, and ContactPage Pro 6 by Badia Software
- PDF Importer Pro, Image Info, and Spell Checker Pro by creationauts
- Xdata, Xcatalog, and Xtags by Em Software Inc.
- DATAformXTension by Gassenhuber Systementwicklung
- InBetween 4.3 by InBetween Deutschland GmbH
- BatchX, JoLetter, Fontfilter, JoDrop, FontWizardXT, ImageX, and TypoX by JoLauterbach Software GmbH
- Autopage® 8.2 by Kytek Inc.
New QuarkXPress 2017 XTensions coming soon include:
- ArabicXT by Layout Ltd. will be available in July 2017
- Exportools Standard, BigPicture, IDML Import, Printools, and Duplica by Badia Software
- MadeToPrint by Axaio Software GmbH
- ID2Q by Markzware
- Classified Ads and Obituaries and Necrology Ads by WillBit S.r.l.
- Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase TeamSync, and Universal Type Server by Extensis
Created by designer Kit Hinrichs, the 365 Calendar draws attention to the variety and aesthetic quality of type itself by making the typeface the primary graphic element on each page.
The calendar features twelve unique typefaces, includes descriptions of the type, shares a biography of each designer and notes all major holidays and the birthdays of the type designers on the calendar.
For the 2014 calendar, Hinrichs invited 12 world-renowned international members of the illustrious Alliance Graphique Internationale to nominate some of their favorite typefaces. The AGI is an elite international professional design organization formed in 1951. Their choices range from the traditional to the avant-garde, the austere to Old World script flourishes. Stunningly decorative, the 365 Calendar elevates appreciation of typography as an art form.
As seen in Martha Stewart Living, Dwell, Sunset, Lucky and InStyle magazines, the 365 Typography Calendar is coveted by designers, architects and lovers of modern design everywhere.
- 12″ x 18″ (30.5cm x 45.75cm): $29
- 23″ x 33″ (58.5cm x 84cm): $47
LaCie’s Blade Runner is a limited-edition 4TB hard drive ($300, or $289 at Amazon) designed by Philippe Starck.
It has an organically-shaped enclosure “designed to help keep the drive cooler” and a USB 3.0 interface for faster data transfer speeds. It also supports USB 2.0, but it doesn’t include FireWire or Thunderbolt ports.
Using FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 devices together on a computer can be challenging — especially with newer Macs that have only one FireWire 800 port and no FireWire 400 ports.
Sonnet’s YinYang FireWire 800 to FireWire 400/800 Mini Hub ($70, or about $50 at Amazon) simplifies the situation, yet also opens up new possibilities. It plugs into your computer’s FireWire 800 port and gives you two ports: one 400 and one 800. It also offers a performance benefit: you can transfer data to and from FireWire 800 and 400 devices simultaneously without affecting performance.
Limitation: you can use only one bus-powered FireWire device at a time. Self-powered devices operate normally.
With these Halloween Bottle Stickers you can transform a ho-hum bottle of wine, beer or other spirits into Spider Venom, Embalming Juice, or Rat Poison. The package includes 8 labels in 4 styles to fit standard liquor bottles.
Get them here:
Other creative Halloween bottle labels include: