Intel Unveils New ‘Clear’ Typeface

By Jillian Wong, 10 Apr 2014
Press Release

Intel Unveils New 'Clear' TypefaceIntel has unveiled its new global typeface called ‘Intel Clear’, its first font overhaul in its 45-year history.

Designed by design agency Red Peak Branding and font studio Dalton Maag, the typeface is meant to work across all writing systems and media platforms.

The old Intel font was only available in Latin and similar-looking styles were required for other scripts, leading to inconsistency issues and multiple licensing deals. The new typeface aims to provide a unified and simplified look across multiple communication channels.

“Intel needed a brand font with personality… to be read by a five-year-old as much as by an 80-year-old, used in small, large, in print, on screen and on devices that haven’t even been invented yet,” explained Dalton Maag creative director Bruno Maag in an interview with Creative Review.

The agency worked on the project for a year, coming up with a cleaner design that exemplifies its values of openness and friendliness through rounded strokes and soft angles. “If you look at the way the lowercase ‘a’ terminates, there’s a nice feature in the bottom of the stroke, a little like calligraphy pen lettering. We wanted the characters to have a human, friendly quality,” said Maag.

One of the challenges was ensuring it looked modern across different scripts. Another issue was ensuring it was optimized for different screen sizes and resolutions, from smartphones to tablets and computers. The third concern was having characters that meet the height restrictions of bounding boxes on gadgets; characters needed to be generous and relaxed to avoid looking too cluttered on small screens.

Work is still in progress on ‘Intel Clear’ and it currently has Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts available.

Check out more pictures of the new typeface below. What are your thoughts on it?

 

Beyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White Toner

Beyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White TonerBeyond 4-Color Printing + Clear & White TonerThe C941dn lets you extend your in-house printing and presentation capabilities from the expected to the extraordinary. This affordable printing device, with its ease of use and low total cost of ownership, enable you to produce stunning documents, offer new services, be competitive, and grow your business.

Demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus White or Clear gloss toners.

The C941dn gives users the ability to create extraordinary mock-ups, stationary, invitations and etc., in breathtaking HD Color that now includes White or Clear spot color!

Now available for demonstration on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) – Jackson, Michigan.

Date: April 30th & May 1st, 2014 [Wednesday - Thursday]
Time: 10 am – 6 pm [Wednesday & Thursday]

Location: 6800 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201 VIEW MAP

Register today for a live demonstration and your chance to talk to OKI Data’s Ted Schaffer.

 

Programmable Digital Finisher

Programmable Digital Finisher

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MBM Aerocut G2 – Programmable Digital Finisher

Ideally suited for Digital Applications. The Aerocut G2 slits, cuts, creases, scores, and perforates a wide variety of jobs including brochures, business cards, post cards, greeting cards, CD jackets, etc. with laser-sharp accuracy.

MSL is hosting its Spring 2014 Equipment Expo at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) in Jackson, MI. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate the MBM Aerocut G2.

Aerocut G2 features at a glance:

  • Slit, Cut, Crease, Score, and Perforate
  • Programmable Finisher [263 pre-programmed & 90 custom cutting templates]
  • Wide variety of stocks can be creased and scored without cracking

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th & Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in the Visual Communications department. CLICK HERE for more information.


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Breathtaking HD Color now includes White or Spot Color!

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Breathtaking HD Color now includes White or Spot Color. More information here!  OKI C900 Series PDF

The OKI C941dn is now available for demonstration on April 30th & May 1st, 2014 from 10 am – 6 pm at the Jackson Area Career Center – Jackson, Michigan. For additional information or to register complete this form!

C941dn LED Digital Color PrinterNow you can demonstrate your creativity or broaden your printed offerings by producing materials on an incredible range of media in 4-color plus solid White or Clear gloss toners.

These processes – which used to require expensive printing equipment and outside resources – are available in-house and on demand with the C941dn, a unique 5-station multimedia production platform device from OKI.

The C941dn gives users the ability to create extraordinary mock-ups, stationery, invitations, brochures, packaging prototypes, point-of-sale material, watermarks, window graphics, labels, etc., in breathtaking HD Color that now includes White or Clear spot color!

Apply White toner first or last

Use white text and graphics on dark-colored media. Make 4-color images on dark media stand out by laying down White toner first and printing CMYK on top-the same technique used for producing vibrant 4-color images on translucent media or transparency film.

Two minutes from White to Clear

That’s all it takes to switch the 5th station of the C941dn from White toner to Clear Gloss toner-and back again. Each color kit comes with all you need to get spectacular effects on opaque, translucent or transparent media with no fuss. And the front-accessible compartment makes exchanging or replacing consumables even easier.

Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional information and product specifications.


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Examples of the C941′s unique print capabilities

Breathtaking Color:

Multimedia: When it comes to variety, size and thickness of media, the C900 Series greatly extends the OKI heritage of media support. All three models easily handle up to 360gsm extra-thick card stock, 14pt-polyester, magnetic media, transparency films and much more. Print sizes ranging from 3″ x 5″ index cards to 13″ x 52″ banners.

Stunning Detail

Production: C900 Series devices have affordable digital short-run capabilities. Produce striking comps, one-offs and reprints at up to 50 ppm1. And the C941dn has the added flexibility of being able to apply white text and graphics to dark media, and to place clear toner selectively on a design, with eye-catching results.

Production Speed

Platform: These devices represent a new design driven by an aggressive goal – to create rugged, affordable and flexible printers aligned with the direction of today’s print production marketplace. They feature short-run capacities and fast print speed, and deliver stunning output across the widest range of media. Add the optional EFI Fiery XF Server to the C931dn or the C941dn and get formidable professional devices with enhanced color management and simplified workflows.

Now available for demonstration on April 30th & May 1st, 2014 at the Jackson Area Career Center – Jackson, Michigan. Register today for your chance to demo the C941dn and to speak directly with OKI Data’s Ted Schaffer. Visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net for additional information.

Examples of the C941′s unique print capabilities
Examples of the C941's unique print capabilities

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Help Support a New Generation of Printing Professionals!

Help Support a New Generation of Printing Professionals!

You are invited to attend our Spring 2014 Equipment Expo – Partnering with Education, located at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC). This is a great opportunity to help support a new generation of printing professionals and to view live demonstrations of our latest equipment.

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st from 10 am – 6 pm. Lunch and dinner will be catered by the JACC’s Changing Streets restaurant.

Don’t miss this opportunity to speak directly to OKI Data’s Ted Schaffer, MBM’s Phil Foss, and Mitsubishi’s Don Lundahl.

New Equipment Line-up:

  • OKI Data C941dn
  • OKI Data pro900DP
  • Mitsubishi ECO 1630 II
  • Standard Horizon CRF-362
  • Morgana DigiFold Pro
  • Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33
  • Drylam ALM3222
  • MBM Aerocut G2
  • Colordyne CDT-1600C
  • MGI Meteor DP8700 XL
  • Foliant Gulliver C-520A
  • Baum 714XA

We look forward to seeing you there – Register here!

Location: JACC – 6800 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201 VIEW MAP
Date: April 30th – May 1st, 2014 [Wednesday - Thursday]
Time: 10 am – 6 pm [Wednesday - Thursday]


Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

 

Spring 2014 Equipment Expo

JACC Equipment Expo 2014

You’re invited to join us on Wednesday, April 29th and Thursday, May 30th for our Spring 2014 Equipment Expo at the Jackson Area Career Center – Jackson, Michigan. We will be showcasing and providing live demonstrations on the latest equipment. Onsite vendors will include OKI Data’s Ted Schaffer, MBM’s Phill Foss, and Mitsubishi’s Don Lundahl.

This is a great opportunity to help us support a new generation of industry professionals and check out our new equipment! Lunch and dinner will be included and catered by the Jackson Area Career Center’s Changing Streets restaurant.

Featured equipment will include:

Your customers frequently ask you to print short-run quantities on a wide range of formats – you need reliable assets on the shop floor to handle that! Register today at 810-238-7370 or visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net

Featured Product – OKI Data proColor 900DP

Featured Product - OKI Data proColor 900DP

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Featured Product – OKI Data proColor 900DP

HD Color Printer for Breathtaking Output

MSL is hosting its Spring 2014 Equipment Expo at the Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) in Jackson, MI. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to demonstrate the OKI proColor 900DP and speak directly with OKI’s Ted Schaffer.

proColor 900DP features at a glance:

  • High Definition (HD) Color Printing
  • Media Flexibility & Cost-Efficiency
  • Short-Run Production Printing Capability

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th & Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in the Visual Communications department, CLICK HERE for more information.

register-buttonCan’t wait for a live demonstration? click on the video below for a sneak peak at the OKI proColor 900DP!

 

 

MSL’s Spring 2014 Remote Demo

MSL's Spring 2014 Remote DemoMSL’s Spring 2014 Remote Demo

Mid-State Litho and Jackson Area Career Center (JACC) are teaming up to help bring a new generation of Michigan Students into the printing industry. By raising awareness through new technologies, our Equipment Expo will inform, inspire, educate, and connect future industry professionals with leading organizations [you]!

Join us on Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st, 2014 – to explore new opportunities for today and the future.

Featured equipment will include:

  • MBM Aerocut G2
  • Morgana DigiFold Pro
  • Morgana AutoCreaser Pro 33
  • Standard Horizon CRF-362
  • Colordyne CDT 1600C
  • Drylam ALM3222
  • Mitsubishi Eco 1630
  • MGI Meteor DP8700 XL
  • Foliant Gulliver C-520A
  • OKI C941dn
  • OKI pro900DP
  • Baum 714XA

Lunch and dinner will be provided and catered by the Jackson Area Career Center Culinary Arts Program – Changing Streets Restaurant.

Event Dates:

  • April 30th, 2014 (Wednesday)
  • May 1st, 2014 (Thursday)

Time: 10am – 6pm (Wednesday & Thursday)

Register today by visiting us online at www.midstatelitho.net!

Billi Jean Johnstone
Mid-State Litho, Inc.
billi@midstatelitho.net

Automated System Eliminates Signature Folding

standard_stitchliner_5500The Standard Horizon collating and saddlestitching system brings a whole new dimension to print finishing operations. Combining unmatched operating speeds, easy-to-use touch-screen controls for end-to-end automation, and expandability to 6 towers for unparalleled productivity and application flexibility.

The StitchLiner 5500 is a pioneering concept for demanding printing and publishing environments that combines flat sheet gathering, scoring, folding, stitching, and three-knife trimming in one integrated line. Shown with the new VAC-1000 collator.

Features:

  • User-friendly operation through the color touchscreen and accurate automation achieve short make-ready for quick turnaround
  • Folding is performed in-line to simplify the saddle-stitching workflow and improve operational efficiency
  • Various optional devices are available for both offset and digital printing
  • The convenient U-shaped layout allows the operator to monitor work in progress

 Touchscreen Automation for Fast, Easy Set-Ups

SppedVAC1000with200AEach Standard Horizon collating/saddlestitching system is designed for quick and easy set-ups and changeovers offering square folds, accurate stitch alignment, and precise cross-over registration.

The VAC-1000 + SPF/FC-200A fully automated saddlestitching system features advanced touchscreen control (10.4″ screen), integrated hand-marry, and automatic eject of errored booklets for  up to 4,500 non-stop booklets per hour.

For additional information on collating/saddlestitching visit us online at www.midstatelitho.net.

Mid-State Litho, Inc.
5459 Fenton Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
www.midstatelitho.net