Financial Report 2019

Financial Report 2019 Our income of about 4000 EUR was mostly membership fees (3600 EUR). These are exceeded by 1220 EUR, which is no big problem, because a large part of the DIN Connect prize money from 2018 is still “slumbering” on the association’s account. At the end of 2019 the association had total assets […]

In own matters: Resignation of the 2nd chairman

In own matters: Resignation of the 2nd chairman Peter Jäger, the 2nd chairman and secretary, has also resigned from his position on the board. A big thank you goes to him for all his work, for all the many minutes, the accounting run, the exciting videos on the topic, many members he won over, and […]

viscom Düsseldorf

Viscom Düsseldorf We (P. Jäger and H. Everding) were at the Viscom trade fair for advertising technology, digital printing and textile finishing in Düsseldorf. Two meetings are to be positively emphasised: a large distributor of a well-known printer manufacturer may want to promote free color software development. A solution was discussed with a hardware calibrated […]

On our own behalf: Looking for a Treasurer

Looking for a Treasurer Jan-Peter Homann has resigned from his board and treasurer position. We thank Jan-Peter for the work he has done and that he has been leading in the development of the DIN SPEC 16699 and the HLC Colour Atlas. Provisionally the work of the treasurer will be temporarily taken over by the […]

Adobe and Pantone

Adobe and Pantone Adobe seems to see the future in the Pantone system, as a look at Adobe Color, the successor of the Kuler module, shows. In Adobe Color, you can extract the most common colors from an image file and then save it as an ASE file for Adobe Creative Collection or as CSS […]

Colour trademark Magenta: Deutsche Telekom vs. Lemonade

Colour trademark Magenta: Deutsche Telekom vs. Lemonade The dispute about the colour trademark Magenta of Deutsche Telekom, which has been registered since 1995, has received a great deal of media attention. The start-up company Lemonade has applied to the German Patent Office for the cancellation of the trademark for the insurance sector and to the […]

freieFarbe, Inkscape and Scribus at the KieLux 2019

freieFarbe, Inkscape and Scribus at the KieLux 2019 The “Kieler Open Source and Linux Tage” (KieLux) take place every year in Kiel, the capital of the northernmost German federal state Schleswig-Holstein. In view of the city’s somewhat marginal location, this is a rather informal event, in contrast to LinuxTag or the Libre Graphics Meeting, and […]

Annual General Meeting 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019 This year’s general meeting took place at the premises of swissQprint AG in Kriessern (Switzerland). And besides we also breathed some Swiss mountain air. swissQprint Kriessern swissQprint AG is a manufacturer of large format inkjet printing systems. The participants experienced an impressive tour and detailed demonstrations. swissQprint systems can print on […]