Tune in to Affinity Live – Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Launching Affinity Publisher

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Serif, a professional photo editing, graphic design, and desktop publishing software, is hosting its second Affinity Live event on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. The keynote presentation by Ashley Hewson, Serif’s managing director, will be streamed live from the company’s headquarters. The company will be launching Affinity Publisher, a publishing program for Mac and Windows that allows one to create single and multi-page documents, during the live presentation. Serif is confident that Affinity Publisher will revolutionize desktop publishing.

Affinity Publisher will go on general sale at 6.15pm BST on Wednesday 19 June 2019. Hewson will be revealing its unique, revolutionary capabilities—including features that haven’t been available in the beta version—during the live-streamed keynote presentation. She will also reveal some of the future plans of the company.

To access the Affinity live event, click here at 6.15pm (BST).

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

Web analytics show that we now have readership in North America and Europe amongst the 90 countries where our five platforms reach. Our traffic which more than doubled in 2020, has at times gone up by another 50% in 2021. And advertising which had fallen to pieces in 2020 and 2021, has started its return since January 2022.

As the economy approaches real growth with unevenness and shortages a given, we are looking forward to the PrintPack India exhibition in Greater Noida. We are again appointed to produce the Show Daily on all five days of the show from 26 to 30 May 2022.

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