CDPUG the E! – March 2016


MARCH 2016

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Innovation Center Orientation

Cuyahoga County Library Garfield Heights Branch

Date: 03/31/2016

Meeting Type: CDPUG General Meeting

Reception Starts: 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Starts: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Garfield Hts. Public Library

5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Driving and Parking Directions

Speaker(s): Garfield Heights Library Staff and CDPUG’s own Henry Lee

Cost: Free for members and guests. Complimentary food for members

The Cuyahoga County Public Library has recently opened it’s first Innovation Center at the Garfield Heights Branch where CDPUG quite conveniently holds our monthly meetings. The Innovation Center is a place where Graphic Artists can match inspiration with equipment and training. Come attend an orientation on the 3-D printers and scanners, laser engravers, vinyl cutters, and embroidery machines. There are even Macs and PCs with Adobe Creative Suite software, along with an Audio and a Video Recording Studio.

In addition to the equipment orientation, talented member and past president of CDPUG, Henry Lee will include a brief introduction to the 3D modeling program SketchUp. Henry will share his insights on using SketchUp with the equipment in the Innovation Center.

Additional meeting info & last minute updates:

Read more on our webpage.

Please help with an RSVP! While an RSVP is not required for our members and guest to attend, it is strongly encouraged! We order our food, based on the number of RSVPs we receive. So, to make sure that we order enough food for all who attend, please RSVP at the following link: Click here to submit an RSVP. Thank you for your help!


Upcoming meetings and reminders include:

April 28th Keynote and Presentation Skills for the Graphic Artist. At the Apple Store.

May 26th May Membership Showcase. At Keith Berr’s Photo Studio.

Community dates of interest  (See our website for current listings)

March 30th – 3D Printer Meetup / Cleveland 3D Printing Meetup | B3 Design Center, 2332 Prospect Avenue E., Cleveland, Ohio / 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Additional Info

April 2 – Office 365 / GCPCUG  | CSU Student Center-3rd Floor, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio / 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM  Additional Info

April 6 – Managing Your Time With Outlook-Harry Lader, Ph.D. / microBites Training | Buy Rite Office Products, 23715 Mercantile Rd., Beachwood, Ohio / 4:00PM-5:15PM  PWYW (Pay What You Want). Proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors Family Support.

April 13 – Benefiting From Digital World For 2016 and Beyond / NEOPC  | Westlake Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, Ohio / 7:00PM-8:30PM  Additional Info


What’s News and more

Call for Artists…

Oatey Co. has an exciting project in the main lobby of their new World HQ. More info can be found in the link below. If you know anyone who would be interested, be sure to send it their way!

Learn more.

The Ten Commandments of Business Card Design…

No matter how well-designed a card can be, it still has to serve its purpose as a personal marketing tool. Here are a few best practices to guide you.

Personal Growth Tip: 7 pro tips for staying competitive as an artist…

Designer and illustrator Carla Latsky explains how to stay one step ahead in the fast moving creative industries. You may know your tools well and how to choose them but how do you stay competitive? She is quoted as saying “It’s all about the everlasting relationship between art and technology”. Her advice and 7 top tips? Read more here.

Missing out on our monthly meeting or need more info?

Learn more about SketchUp and what it can do for you to help express your ideas in 3D whether it’s on screen, on paper or in real life. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. Visit Trimble’s webpage for SketchUp and download your copy today, watch getting started videos and access 3D Models and tons of help and resources. The ease of use, learning  and huge community support makes SketchUp the app of choice for 3D beginners and for those who want to print in 3D.

Do you have a topic you’d like to see at one of our meetings or have something newsworthy? Drop us a suggestion or a link with the subject line of "NEWS" to


3D Print Your Own Toys…

Autodesk Tinkerplay is a free app that lets you design and customize your own creatures and characters on your mobile device and make them real using a 3D printer. The app is available on virtually all of the major mobile platforms: iOS, Android and even Windows mobile. We were wondering when an app like this was going to appear as it was a foregone conclusion with the falling cost and wider availability of 3D Printers. Want to take Tinkerplay for a spin? Visit or look for it on your mobile platform store.


For more news, job postings, networking opportunities, and archives of past meetings, please log onto our ever improving site:

The Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) , is a non-profit, professional development and networking organization that provides educational information about digital publishing. Our meeting topics are diverse and platform independent. Memberships are available. For more information about CDPUG and meeting schedules, visit our website:

CDPUG meets on the last Thursday of each month at the Garfield Heights Public Library. Reception: 6:00 pm. Meeting: 6:30 pm. Meetings are FREE to members and public. Donations to help with food and refreshments are encouraged. Individual memberships are $40.00. Corporate memberships for 3 individuals at the same company are $100.00. Membership has its benefits.

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