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Cary Sherburne

Cary Sherburne is a well-known author, journalist and marketing consultant whose practice is focused on marketing communications strategies for the printing and publishing industries.

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IDEAlliance and Epicomm Join Forces for the Benefit of the Industry

Published February 3, 2016

Yesterday, IDEAlliance and Epicomm announced a proposed merger that, pending member approval, will combine the two organizations under the 50-year-old brand IDEAlliance. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with IDEAlliance’s David Steinhardt and Epicomm’s Ken Garner to get the inside story.

 

EFI Connect Attendees Gain Insights from Steve Wynn Keynote

Published January 28, 2016

How does The Wynn Resort create such an excellent customer experience? Steve Wynn shared his thoughts and experience in a fabulous keynote at EFI Connect 2016.

 

Advanced Materials for Advanced Applications

Published January 26, 2016

Gearing up for drupa yet? At WhatTheyThink, we are. In fact, our drupa page is already up, so be sure to follow the news as the show gets closer! One of the areas worth investigating when you go to drupa is the developing area of advanced materials, whether it is resins for 3D printing, conductive inks, or advanced inkjet ink formulas.

 

Globalsoft Digital Now Part of the Creel Family

Published January 21, 2016

I read with interest the announcement by Las Vegas based Creel of its acquisition of Globalsoft Digital, based in New Jersey with operations in France as well. Chris Petro has done a great job with Globalsoft Digital and has always been on the forefront of technology adoption. Alan Creel’s Las Vegas operation also includes Digital Lizard. With the addition of Globalsoft Digital, he significantly expands his geographic footprint and adds a business that generates about 50% of its revenues from photo specialty printing with the balance from web-based commercial print.

 

EFI's Guy Gecht on EFI Connect and the Imaging of Things

Published January 20, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with EFI's CEO Guy Gecht about EFI's new Imaging of Things Exchange announced yesterday at EFI Connect, where attendance is up 10% over last year. He also shares thoughts about the value of specialized versus generic trade events for exhibitors and attendees.

 

Premium Content X-Rite Pantone’s CEO Ron Voigt Shares Insights

Published January 19, 2016

As 2015 drew to a close, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne had the opportunity to sit down with X-Rite Pantone CEO Ron Voigt to review the year and look ahead into 2016.

 

Chatbooks: Linking the Physical and Digital Worlds

Published January 17, 2016

Our President, Eric Vessels, came across the Chatbooks service in Instagram and shared it with the team. Our own Frank Romano commented on it in a video last week, and today we have an interview with Chatbooks CEO Nate Quigley for a deeper look at the service and print’s value add.

 

An American Journalist in Cuba

Published January 11, 2016

After the U.S. executive order in early 2015 that allowed more classes of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba without seeking prior U.S. government approval, I decided I would like to visit the island to learn more about the culture and doing business there. In my role as a journalist covering the printing, packaging and publishing industries, the goal was to visit those types of companies.

 

Premium Content Cimpress CEO Robert Keane Shares Thoughts on Business Growth

Published January 3, 2016

In December, Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint, announced plans to acquire German web-to-print company WIRmachenDRUCK. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to CEO Robert Keane to find out more about the company’s strategies and growth plans.

 

Another Exciting Chapter for SG360?

Published December 14, 2015

Integrated direct marketing solutions provider SG360° made an exciting announcement the other day, and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it.

 

HP 3D: Changing the Future with Additive Manufacturing

Published December 3, 2015

After doing a multi-year stint managing the established imaging and printing businesses for HP, Steve Nigro is back doing what he loves – running a start-up business. His current role is President, 3D Printing, at HP, Inc., with worldwide responsibility for creating and scaling HP’s 3D business.

 

Delphax elan Set for 1Q2016 Commercial Availability

Published December 1, 2015

As the production inkjet market continues to gain traction, more choices are coming to market, many of which were first shown at drupa 2012. As we approach drupa 2016, there is no doubt that a growing number of production inkjet solutions will be making their way to commercial availability. Delphax elan is one of those.

 

Are You Talking to Brand Owners?

Published December 1, 2015

As printing companies continue to transform their businesses by offering marketing and related services, establishing direct communication with the brand owner at client or prospect companies – the person who ultimately has responsibility for driving brand initiatives – can pay big dividends. Learn more about what these new services might look like.

 

Off the Wall at Comic-Con

Published November 25, 2015

If you been to Comic-Con in the last five years, you have seen Las Vegas based Off the Wall Signs & Graphics’ work. Its updated fleet of grand format printers have enabled bigger projects with shorter cycle times and are the basis for the company’s growth. Learn more in this story sponsored by HP.

 

Premium Content Kodak CTO Terry Taber: Commercialization and Monetization of Technology

Published November 24, 2015

Five years ago, Kodak CTO Terry Taber began building a technology pipeline that he hoped would lead the company into new businesses, including a key focus area for CEO Jeff Clarke, Functional Printing. He speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the current state of the organization from a technology perspective.

 

Former Wunderman Exec Joins Tukaiz

Published November 19, 2015

The news story reporting that James Eby, a 25-year veteran of Wunderman, joined Tukaiz as Chief Creative Office caught my eye. Tukaiz, which recently started an in-house agency, agenz, has long been an innovator and thought leader in the industry. Now they have taken that to a whole new level with Eby leading agenz.

 

Allison Payment Systems: More than 120 Years of Innovation

Published November 18, 2015

Allison Payment Systems was founded in 1888 by Noah Allison, who is credited with the invention of the coupon payment book. The focal point for Allison Payment Systems is personalized customer communications through electronic delivery and first class mail … and lots of it.

 

Premium Content So you’re buying a new digital press. What about the DFE?

Published November 17, 2015

The choice of a digital front end (DFE) is perhaps one of the most overlooked decisions in the purchasing process. In some cases, there is only one choice. But for a wide range of toner-based digital presses, two (or even more) options are available. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with a number of printing professionals to better understand how they are approaching this decision and what criteria they use. Read more for advice from the front lines.

 

Xerox DocuTech’s 25th Anniversary

Published November 16, 2015

It’s hard to believe that the Xerox DocuTech Production Publisher was launched 25 years ago last month. This was truly a breakthrough product that is credited with launching the print-on-demand market and ultimately generated billions of dollars of revenue for Xerox and its customers.

 

The Secret to Success: Digital Lizard sees 500% revenue growth

Published October 27, 2015

Digital Lizard of Las Vegas reports an astounding 500% growth from 2011 to 2014. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Digital Lizard President Bill Wieners to find out how this growth was achieved and what his expectations are for the future in this article sponsored by HP.

 

Crossing the finish line – a Cinderella story

Published October 19, 2015

At drupa 2016, expect post-press to emerge as a Cinderella story. Already, prepress and print have benefited from technologies that speed work through the production process, but for many companies post-press processes are still a bottleneck.

 

HP Indigo 10000 a Game-Changer for Dreamworks Graphic Communications

Published October 14, 2015

Dreamworks Graphic Communications calls its HP Indigo 10000 a game-changer, eliminating one offset press and increasing the amount of hybrid offset/digital work it does. EVP John Perkins shares his thoughts on the benefits of digital printing with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne in this HP-sponsored article.

 

Reinventing Swatch Books

Published September 22, 2015

Those of us who love printing and paper love to get swatch books to see the latest and greatest paper offerings. Over the last year, Neenah has taken a creative approach to swatch books with its Explore series.

 

Inkjet On Fire at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 21, 2015

Production inkjet held center stage at Graph Expo 2015, proving that has gone mainstream. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne looks at some of the announcements and the North American debuts for this game-changing technology.

 

Komori and Screen: Better Together

Published September 13, 2015

Today at the very first Graph Expo press conference, Komori and Screen shared some big news: Komori and Screen have entered into a strategic selling agreement that effectively joins the two companies’ sales organizations.. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne was on the scene to bring WhatTheyThink members additional insight on the news.

 

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