In January 2019, we will be releasing AVA 5.2…

Introducing Tabbed windows to clean up your working environment, allowing you to more quickly access the information you need.


A single Selections Palette window now operates as a browser so you don’t need one per document- saving further screen space.

Quickly locate your designs, motifs, templates and palettes visually using our new File Browser. Create your own custom file locations. View open or recent items, Save or Close all your open files with one click. We are sure that you will wonder how you lived without this great new feature..


Free yourself from everyday tasks by combining new Resize, Gripping, Saving palette items to make custom workflows which work at the touch of a button. Simply drag the steps into a Palette to create your own custom automation. You could, for example, press a single button to save a resized copy of a design as a TIFF, PDF or JPEG. Filter items can now be edited in the Palette.

More settings are automatically stored within AVA files, improving their portability between systems and when reopened in the future. You can also embed order information, notes or production instructions within a design using the new built in Palette per document! Simply drag PDF’s directly in or save filters and brushes within the design for use at a later date.

There is a new Thin filter, improved selection when clicking on vectors, and an enhanced zoom function. A new “stair case” Gamma feature has many uses including separations to stepped tone.

There are new Structure Simulation navigation and surface area features and please make sure you look for a demo of Productivity Manager as it now features easier setup and design searching.

Our brand new modernised ColourSys 2 is now installed as default. It’s nicer to use, contains many new features and paves the way for many more.

AVA 5.2 incorporates changes to make it look stunning on macOS Mojave’s beautiful Dark mode, allowing your designs to take centre stage.



When AVA 5.2 is released you will be able to read more detail about how to use the features mentioned above as well all the other new functions and improvements in this exciting release in AVA Assist.

Please note, for AVA 5.2 we recommend running macOS Mojave (10.14). Our minimum macOS requirement is now version 10.12.

AVA Working with Schools

AVA supports the Fallibroome Academy Careers Fair 2018

Thank you to The Fallibroome Academy for hosting a very professional and well attended careers fair last week. Members of AVA’s team, along with a talented designer from Yellow Label Designs, discussed career options in design, languages, business, marketing and programming, with year 9 pupils (aged 13) at the local High School. The intellect, maturity, ambition and confidence of this generation of school pupils is very impressive.

We hope we helped the children consider their options and prepare for a very competitive international job market.


AVA Working with Schools

Staffordshire Uni award winners

The Surface Pattern Team at Staffordshire University were awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Contribution Award for their results in the National Student Survey this year.

The BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design course received 100% across all the categories and is also currently ranked at No. 2 in the Guardian League Tables in the category of Fashion and Textiles.

Huge congratulations to the Surface Pattern team!! Keep up the good work.

You can find out more about the course either on their Instagram page @surfpatstaffs or at http://www.staffs.ac.uk/course/surface-pattern-design-ba



Staffordshire Uni award winners Staffordshire Uni award winners

Thank you for visiting us at Premiere Vision, Paris

AVA would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and see our team exhibiting at Premiere Vision Paris last week.

The show was a great success, giving us the opportunity to see some familiar faces and meet new people. We hope you enjoyed seeing the software demonstrations and our latest developments of AVA 5.1!

If you have any questions about AVA or wish to find out more information, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.


Thank you for visiting us at Premiere Vision, Paris
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