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Zalsman b.v. Has More Than 160 Years of Experience

Published April 22, 2019

Herman Verlind, Owner of the Netherlands' Zalsman b.v., talks about the company's 160-year history and the future of their offset and digital printing capabilities.

Co-Branding with FASTSIGNS to Expand Business Opportunities

Published April 8, 2019

Mike Richardson, a FASTSIGNS franchisee from Bloomington, Ind., owns and operates Midwest Color Printing. Five years ago, after seeing increased demand for wide-format and signage work, joined the FASTSIGNS family, and today the two companies are co-branded, which has enabled him to greatly expand his business.

Bookmasters Utilizes Both Offset and Digital for Book Manufacturing

Published April 4, 2019

Brad Sharp, Director of Manufacturing for Ashland, Ohio's Bookmasters, talks about offset and digital on-demand book manufacturing. The past 10 years has seen an increase in demand for short-run and book-of-one book printing, which has driven growth in the company's digital printing capabilities.

NPOA Grows with its Members

Published April 3, 2019

Scott Capel, President of Sorrento Mesa Printing and one of the founders of the National Print Owners Association (NPOA), talks about the evolution of the association and his company.

Improving Competitiveness by Being Part of FASTSIGNS

Published April 2, 2019

Rod Thompson, a brand new FASTSIGNS franchisee based in Orlando, Fla., had a long background in digital printing, and felt that signage was the next step for his business. Becoming part of the FASTSIGNS family helped him immediately become competitive. Thompson talks with Kelley Holmes about his journey.

Otava Book Printing Invests in New Technology

Published April 1, 2019

Marko Silventoinen, Managing Director of Otava Book Printing in Finland, talks about the company's transition to digital and on-demand printing.

Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

Published March 20, 2019

After nearly 20 years running a retail photo boutique, and as the transition to digital photography and the electronic/social distribution of images was taking place, Gaby Mullinax saw new opportunities in signage and purchased a FASTSIGNS franchise. She talks to Kelley Holmes about her journey.

Frank's Book Tour

Published March 15, 2019

Frank takes us on a video tour of one of the CalPoly archives of bound volumes of printing magazines. Very few of these publications have been digitized and historians will have to dig through these printed volumes to find pertinent information.

Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Published March 13, 2019

Grant Miller, President and CEO of Bluecrest, discusses the rapid, eight-month growth of the enterprise print and mail company that used to be part of Pitney Bowes. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, Bluecrest was showing its new ERP systems and other integrated print and mail solutions, which include workflow and analytics and reporting tools.

Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published March 12, 2019

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX.

Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published March 6, 2019

Eef de Ridder, VP of Commercial and Industrial Printing for Ricoh Europe, discusses the value of Hunkeler Innovationdays and why Ricoh chose this event to launch the RICOH Pro VC70000.

Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Published March 4, 2019

Mark Hinder, Head of Market Development for Konica Minolta, talks about the range of applications for which the KM-1 Inkjet Press is well-suited—from books on offset paper to specialty printing on a variety of substrates such as foils, PVC, and different kinds of plastics. 

Hunkeler Offers Customers More Services to Help Production

Published February 27, 2019

Stephan Estermann, VP of Services for Hunkeler AG, talks about the new service offerings that Hunkeler is bringing to market to increase customer productivity and profit.

Hunkeler Highlights New Roll and Sheet Solutions at Innovationdays 2019

Published February 26, 2019

Hans Gut, VP of Marketing, and Daniel Erni, VP of Sales, at Hunkeler AG talk about the latest finishing solutions the company is featuring at Innovationdays 2019. Hunkeler has continued to invest in automation features with its Generation 8 platform, and used the event to announce its entry into sheet finishing with the Hunkeler DOCUTRIM platform.

Expanding into Wide Format with FASTSIGNS

Published February 21, 2019

Kevin Hebert, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, co-branded in 2013 to add wide-format graphics to their existing printing company in Louisiana. In the last two years, they've opened four new centers.

Around the Web: 3D Printing Gets Big. Fruit Gets Branded. Textiles Get Transformed. An IoT Toothbrush Gets Updated. ThreadSol Gets Acquired. Edward Gorey Gets Tarotfied.

Published December 21, 2018

Phrozen, ironically, helps heat up the desktop 3D printer market. Is the U.S. missing the digital textile transformation bus? A new typeface is based on eye test characters, while another does away with the Latin alphabet entirely. Livetweeting an IoT toothbrush firmware update. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

Cybersecurity in the Printing Industry

Published December 20, 2018

Carlos Fernandes, CEO of Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the printing industry.

Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet

Published December 19, 2018

Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers.

PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

Published December 11, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging.

Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Published November 14, 2018

Trent Foreman, Product Manager for Aleyant, walks through the process of estimating and pricing with Aleyant Print Job Manager.

Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta

Published November 1, 2018

Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet, announces new innovations in its inkjet technology, and the company's recent partnership with Konica Minolta.

AR Technology Reaches a New Level

Published October 31, 2018

M.J. Anderson, Chief Experience Officer of RealityBLU, discusses what makes new Augmented Reality technology different from QR codes and AR technology of the past. Without being intrusive to the design, users can become fully engaged in an interactive experience.

Mutoh Launches New Printer and Multipurpose Ink

Published October 25, 2018

Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America, talks to Kelley Homes at PRINT 18. Mutoh won multiple products of the year awards in 2018 and is now launching the new 1627MH printer that uses a new multipurpose ink that prints on a variety of rollfed and rigid materials, offering even more versatility.

Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Unveiled at PRINT 18

Published October 24, 2018

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about a new product launched at PRINT 18. Ultimate Impostrip 2019, a Red Hot Technology that won the Vanguard Breakthrough Award, introduces artificial intelligence (AI) to add greater degrees of automation for hybrid—offset and digital—print environments.

Canon i300 Makes Highnote More Competitive

Published September 25, 2018

Jennifer Eberle of Highnote, a printing and marketing communications company based in Louisville, recently added a Canon i300 to their production line. Known for direct mail, wealth management, non-profit, and variable data printing, they've found the Canon i300 has made them more competitive.

The Evolution of Color Management

Published September 18, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Manager of Production Solutions Marketing for Canon USA, discusses the challenges of color management, such as predictability, and how the technology is evolving.

Project Peacock Brings Education Back to the Conference Room

Published June 20, 2018

Deborah Corn of PrintMediaCentr talks about Project Peacock, a digital print roadshow that educates customers on the printing industry and various creative applications.

GMG Shows off Color Server 5 and PrintFactory by GMG at SGIA 2017

Published November 13, 2017

Bart Fret, Director of Sales at GMG, talks Color Server 5 and PrintFactory at SGIA 17. These two products were the main focus of the show for them and Bart differentiates them both from other software offerings in the wide format segment.

Getting Ready for drupa 2016

Published October 23, 2014

Sabine Geldermann, Director of Messe Dusseldorf, talks about the plans for drupa 2016 with Cary Sherburne. They discuss what will be different at this show given the market dynamics.

The Future of Digital Print for Packaging

Published September 15, 2014

Jim Goldman of Global Innovation Professionals and "supply chain guru" talks to Kevin Karstedt about where he sees digital going in package printing and how it can impact the supply chain.

The Radical Consolidation of the Periodical Distribution Market

Published August 18, 2014

John Harrington, Partner at Harrington Associates, talks to Pat Henry about the consolidation in the periodical publishing market. They also discuss the implications for the future of magazine publishing.

The Internationalization of Book Publishing Production

Published August 18, 2014

Mike Seagram, President & COO of Sheridan Books, talks to Eric Vessels about the "internationalization" of book publishing production.

WhatTheyThink's Jane Mugford talks Change Management as it Relates to New Software Systems

Published May 22, 2014

WhatTheyThink Contributor Jane Mugford talks about her focus on change management and the impact on company employees when a company implements an MIS system or transitions to a new system.

Andrew Copley on the Impact of the Versant 2100 Announcement

Published May 1, 2014

Andrew Copley, President of Global Graphic Communications at Xerox, talks about the Versant 2100 announcement and the impact it makes on the Xerox digital press line up.

Komoricare: Driving Value and Productivity

Published October 31, 2013

Jackie Hudmon, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Komori, joins our Cary Sherburne to talk about Komoricare and the focus on making their customers more efficient in the businesses.

CEO Kosh Miyao: How Komori is Addressing a Changing Marketplace

Published October 24, 2013

Komori President & COO Kosh Miyao talks to Cary Sherburne about the change inside of Komori and how that has altered their messaging to the marketplace. They also discuss strategic partnerships meant to bolster their equipment offerings.

Boxmaker's Richard Brown on the Impact of Adding Digital Equipment

Published May 7, 2013

Boxmaker VP & GM, Richard Brown talks to Cary Sherburne about their packaging business and the impact of adding digital equipment to their business.