Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

If you’re professionally working with colour, it pays off to invest in a colorimeter or spectrophotometer. The only problem is that these can be quite expensive and bulky, and if your need is to compare colours, find colour harmonies and the RGB, Lab, CMYK and other colour space value of colours, this kind of equipment is overkill. It is where the $349 Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 tristimulus sensor is a boon to have.… Read More Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool

COLOP, a company based in Austria, develops imprint products that you’ll find in offices all over the world. About a year ago, the company developed the first “digital stamp”, the e-mark, a hand-held 600dpi inkjet printer that integrates with a Windows computer, iOS or Android device and outputs multicolour stamps.… Read More COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool

Two brands of paint brushes compared and the tale of the unexpected service

Digital painting isn’t comparable to the real thing, despite the efforts and sucesses of companies like Corel with Painter 2021 and Celsys with Clip Studio Paint. The real thing still is an unparalleled experience and joy, provided you (can afford to) use the best tools for the job. Luckily, though, even the best brushes, artist quality paint, mediums and paint surfaces don’t cost as much as a digital tablet, a computer and the appropriate software.… Read More Two brands of paint brushes compared and the tale of the unexpected service

Ulysses 20 has a grammar checker that actually works, a dashboard and more

Ulysses 20 is the newest version of the subscription-based test and markdown editor on steroids. It now has grammar checking capabilities, a new dashboard option and the ability to navigate multiple documents through an outline view. To start with dashboard: I can only describe it with a word I rarely if ever use: cool. The… Read More Ulysses 20 has a grammar checker that actually works, a dashboard and more

Document scanning with the Doxie Q

Document scanners are usually bulky, heavy and pricey and if they’re mobile, they often under-perform and/or are easily broken. Doxie is a scanner company whose objective is to deliver portable scanners that are inexpensive, as robust as possible and feature-rich. The top model is the Doxie Q. It has multi-page capabilities and scans without a computer or the cloud. It scans letters, receipts, ID-cards, photos and anything else that you can put through its automatic document feeder or specialty paper slot.… Read More Document scanning with the Doxie Q

Affinity Publisher is an InDesign killer

Serif, the developers of Affinity Photo and Designer, last week released their much-anticipated publishing app, Affinity Publisher. The new layout design app comes with a good deal of unique and very clever features, including “StudioLink”, an integration system – that re-defines the adjective “seamless” – between Publisher and their Designer and Photo apps.… Read More Affinity Publisher is an InDesign killer