Folio: Publishing Technology Wire | 10.03.06
Action Pursuit Group Launches Kung-fu Web Site
The Action Pursuit Group, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, has launched Insidekung-fu.com, a fully interactive digital extension of Inside Kung-Fu, the oldest Chinese-style martial arts magazine.
Born of the Kung-Fu craze of the early 1970s and first published in December 1973, Inside Kung-Fu focuses on the history, philosophy and technique that have made the Chinese martial arts styles popular for centuries.
In addition to the online magazine, Insidekung-fu.com will also feature a new online e-commerce store, containing over 350 books, videos and DVDs serving the entire martial arts community from Kung-Fu to Grappling.
GMG Launches ColorProof Automated Bundle
GMG, supplier of color management and proofing solutions, announces the new GMG ColorProof Automated bundle, consisting of the following products:
- GMG ColorProof (optionally as a 2-up, 4-up, 8-up or VLF version),
- GMG ProofControl without measuring instruments (software and label printer only).
The target group for the GMG ColorProof Automated bundle is users that already have a measuring instrument (EyeOne from GretagMacbeth or DTP 20 from X-Rite) or will be investing in the new HP DesignJet Z2100.
The HP DesignJet Z2100 is the first inkjet printer to feature an integrated measuring instrument. Together with GMG ColorProof Automated – the first proofing software to support the new printer – the HP DesignJet Z2100, GMG said in a statement. For more visit, GMGcolor.com.
Stora Enso Introduces NovaPress Advantage
Stora Enso has introduced NovaPress Advantage, a lightweight, coated web paper offering freesheet brightness, dependable press performance and cost savings due to bulking and yield advantages.
NovaPress Advantage provides catalog and magazine publishers, facing rising distribution costs, the opportunity to save on postage and shipping. The bulking properties of NovaPress Advantage deliver the same caliper and opacity of a freesheet grade that is 4-to-5 lbs. heavier, offering up to 10 percent savings in postage and distribution costs. The paper’s optical and formation properties allow print quality and performance comparable to those associated with coated freesheet grades.
NovaPress is produced in gloss and silk finishes with high brightness, a smooth surface, and a blue-white shade. Basis weights range from 36-to-50 lbs., and a recycled option that is available upon request. For more view the product online.
Brides.com Launches Customized Diet and Fitness Tool
Brides.com, the Conde Nast Web portal that combines the content from Brides, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride magazines, has added a new interactive tool, "Vow to Wow body makeover by Brides.com." The new tool allows women to access a customized diet and fitness plan, which counts down to their wedding day.
"Vow to Wow body makeover by Brides.com" allows brides-to-be to choose a one-month, three-month or six-month plan that they can log-on to view a weekly meal and exercise routine created for them. The tool can also be shared by women who are counting down to the same day for their goals, such as a bride and her maid of honor.
QuadData Expands Marketing Services
QuadData Solutions, a division of Quad/Graphics, has expanded its data-driven marketing services and is offering them to any business that uses data to build relationships and revenues, including multi-channel marketers and retailers, and marketers in the automotive, financial services, consumer packaged goods, and travel and leisure industries.
Additionally, the data solutions group, formerly known as Quad/Data Services, has enhanced its list rental capabilities through relationships with a number of data providers including InfoUSA/Donnelley Marketing and Advo Inc. QuadData Solutions expanded services include data optimization, database development and management, data analytics, strategic planning and consulting services.
The Week Offers Mobile Content
Dennis Publishing’s The Week has entered an exclusive partnership with Microsoft Windows Mobile to offer its first-ever mobile program in response to the growing demand for content deliverable to mobile devices such as smartphones, PDAs and other handheld computers.
Users who subscribe to the service will receive The Week’s "best columns" on their mobile devices every Thursday afternoon. To subscribe click here. The program is promoted in-book through co-branded full page ads, fractionals, and inserts and online through ads on the magazine’s home page.