Published March 7, 2014
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Celebrity Cruises about its first-ever set of digital vacation planning apps and what they mean for brochures and other printed materials. Most of what we have written about Adobe DPS and other publishing app makers has been focused on digital magazine issues. This story takes digital publishing deeper into print territory. Is it good news or bad for print?
Published March 5, 2014
Industry veteran Ramesh Ratan joined Bell and Howell as its CEO in January of 2014. He previously held executive positions with the DMA and Pitney Bowes, among others. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with him about Bell and Howell’s current state and it strategies for the future.
Published February 27, 2014
Chris Harrold, VP of Business Development and Creative Director at Mohawk, talks about the emerging cultural movement of "makers" which is bringing craftsmanship to the forefront. He also discusses moo.com, which is growing print using the web.
Published February 18, 2014
Patrick Kerr, Technical Product Manager for Kodak, talks to Cary Sherburne about their partnership with EFI and what that means to their customers.
Published February 17, 2014
Since its launch in March of 2011, Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite has captured a significant market share of digital magazine issues (Adobe claims 80% of top 100 magazines on iTunes) and we have followed its progress both in terms of added features and results for publishers. This article by Senior Editor Cary Sherburne takes a look at another option for digital magazine publishing. Mag+ launched in 2010. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with PopularScience and has recently attracted former MPA Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Initiatives Ethan Grey as its Director of Product Strategy.
Published February 13, 2014
About 1,500 people descended on the Wynn Las Vegas for Connect 2014 at the end of January. WhatTheyThink captured lots of video interviews (watch for them!) and had an opportunity to participate in the event as well. Here are a few Connect 2014 thoughts, including an interview with Benny Landa, who joined EFI CEO Guy Gecht in making an exciting announcement re: Landa Digital Printing.
Published February 11, 2014
In Part Three of our Dscoop series, WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with John Tenwinkel, Director of Dscoop University, for a sneak peek into its debut at the upcoming Dscoop9 conference and what it will mean for Dscoop members worldwide.
Published February 4, 2014
Chris Petro is an innovator and thought leader in the digital printing industry and has given selflessly of his time to Dscoop over the past several years, currently serving as the Chairman of the Global Board of Directors as well as running his own multinational business, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions. WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne recently spoke with Petro to learn more about what is happening with Dscoop on a global basis, and new developments he expects for the future.
Published January 28, 2014
It’s hard to believe that we are already in the 9th year of the Dscoop conference, the highly successful annual event for the Dscoop independent HP user group. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with both the Executive Director of Dscoop Mike Fogarty and Conference Chair Gary Garner, Chairman & CEO of GLS Companies, to find out why Dscoop9 is being positioned as the “Best Ever” and what the organization has done to keep its momentum going.
Xerox Appoints Jacobson to New COO Role for Technology Business, Promotes Copley to President, Graphic Communications Business Group
Published January 14, 2014
Xerox announced a significant organizational change, creating a new position as Chief Operating Officer for its Technology (versus Services) Business for industry veteran Jeff Jacobson, who joined Xerox in 2012 as President of Xerox’s Graphic Communications Operation. Andrew Copley, who joined Xerox 18 months ago, will step into the role vacated by Jacobson. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Copley in an exclusive WhatTheyThink interview to get the inside scoop.
Published December 19, 2013
Cary Sherburne talks to Dan Defino, VP & Managing Partner at Tukaiz about their wide format business. Dan talks about why they got into the wide format sector and shares details about it.
Published December 17, 2013
Cary Sherburne and Frank Defino Jr., VP and Managing Director of Tukaiz, discuss the history of the company and the growing range of output devices they have expanded to utilize.
Published December 11, 2013
Recent data published by Adobe sheds light on what’s happening with digital magazine publications. Since the launch of Adobe DPS less than three years ago, more than 150 million Adobe-DPS powered digital publications have been downloaded and read on mobile devices. (Adobe DPS has 80% market share in digital magazine publishing). And more time is being spent with publications in digital form than in print. This is a trend our readers should be watching and looking for ways to capitalize on.
Published December 10, 2013
Ricoh commissioned an I.T. Strategies study titled The Evolution of the Book Industry: Implications for U.S. Book Manufacturers and Printers. The study looks at the impact of ebooks on printed book volumes, reader preferences for print versus electronic formats and more. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with I.T. Strategies VP Marco Boer and Ricoh’s Worldwide Manager Inkjet Technologies, Mike Herold, to learn more.
Published December 10, 2013
Gavin Jordan Smith, VP of Solutions and Production Planning at Konica Minolta, talks to Cary Sherburne about their unique partner activity that allows them to position themselves to be exceptional.
Published December 3, 2013
Gavin Jordan Smith, VP of Solutions and Production Planning at Konica Minolta, talks to Cary Sherburne about automation and removing waste out of production processes.
Published December 2, 2013
Last month, I had the opportunity to visit HP’s Boise offices along with other members of the media. While the session focused on print solutions for small to mid-sized businesses, many of the solutions we saw have implications for commercial printers.
Published November 26, 2013
Kevin Kern, VP of Marketing at Konica Minolta, talks to Cary Sherburne about the transformation of their marketing efforts.
Published November 22, 2013
Elli Cloots, formerly Director of Product Marketing at Enfocus, recently joined EFI as Senior Product Marketing Manager in EPS, the company’s software group. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with her about her new role and the importance of workflow and automation in the graphic arts industry.
Published November 21, 2013
Kevin Kern, VP of Marketing at Konica Minolta, talks to Cary Sherburne about the longstanding partnership between the company and Komori and how it's evolved over the years.
Published November 14, 2013
Minneapolis-based John Roberts has installed the first 7-color HP Indigo 10000 digital press in North America. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with CEO Michael Keene to delve into why the company made this decision and what they expect to achieve going forward.
Published November 14, 2013
Bob Buongiorno, VP of Web Sales for Komori, speaks with Cary Sherburne about the Chambon brand. Komori acquired Chambon in 1989 as a standalone business. The company specializes in packaging printing and is now being more integrated into the larger company.
Published November 12, 2013
Mike Fox, President of Screen, talks to Cary Sherburne about what Screen is doing in the inkjet market, including wide format, UV, labels, high-speed web, and B2 sheetfed.
Published November 7, 2013
Komori's Doug Schardt talks to Cary Sherburne about the crossover point between offset and digital. The answer is not as clear cut as some make it out to be.
Published November 5, 2013
William C. Lowe, who supervised the creation of IBM’s first personal computer and went on to hold executive roles at Xerox, NEBS, Moore and Gulfstream, passed away on October 19th. He was 72.