Published January 27, 2012
Rumors that AlphaGraphics was on the blocks proved to be true when the company announced it had a new owner. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke to CEO Kevin Cushing to get the story behind the story for our readers.
Published January 25, 2012
Océ Business Services introduced Océ PrintExpress, an online print and distribution service that augments its Managed Print Services offerings. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Océ Business Services and its partner, Mimeo, to get the scoop.
Published January 24, 2012
Cary Sherburne and President of imageoptions Brian Hite discuss the company's involvement as a beta site for EFI's GS3250LX.
Published January 23, 2012
Cary Sherburne and HP's General Manager of Scitex Xavier Garcia have a conversation focused on print service providers looking to expand their offerings with wide format.
Published January 19, 2012
Jeff Hayzlett’s second book, Running the Gauntlet, is out, launched January 3rd. Read what Senior Editor Cary Sherburne has to say about the book and the SnapTags it incorporates.
Published January 17, 2012
Cary Sherburne and EFI's VUTEK Product Manager Jamie Dolpies talk about the latest LED curing technology recently included in their product line and the suite of advantages it brings to the industry.
Published January 17, 2012
Web-to-print provider Aleyant profiled one of its customers in a recent press release that caught my attention. Thinking this was an innovative print service provider who had launched a niche holiday application, I contacted them to see what they do the rest of the year. Not a print service provider!
Published January 16, 2012
Scitex Strategic Marketing Manager Harel Ifhar tells Cary Sherburne how HP is constantly striving to bring new technologies and business ideas to their customers to help them evolve their business.
Published January 10, 2012
Senior Marketing Manager Mark Goodearl and Cary Sherburne discuss how EFI brings better integration for a more efficient workflow to meet wide format's ever increasing demand for automation.
Published January 9, 2012
On December 7th, HP announced the acquisition of print MIS provider HiFlex. WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with HP to understand more about this acquisition and how it fits into the HP portfolio. You may be surprised to learn where the acquisition is reporting within the HP organization.
Published December 19, 2011
On April 15, 2010, President Obama announced his intent to nominate William J. Boarman as the 26th Public Printer of the United States. Following that announcement, WhatTheyThink covered the long, and ultimately unsuccessful confirmation process, revealing a number of problems with the nominee. Apparently more problems have arisen and his nomination was returned to the President. Read more.
Published December 15, 2011
NewPage was the first paper manufacturer to bring to market a coated stock optimized for production inkjet. Availability of an affordable coated stock solution is at the top of the wish list for many production inkjet press owners. We expect to see much more activity in this space between now and drupa. In the interim, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with the folks at NewPage to get the full story.
Published December 12, 2011
Wild Apple Graphics recently added a new digital press that allows the company to offer short runs of certain popular print sizes. Cary Sherburne spoke with Jim Chadwick, Director of Technical Services, to understand how digital printing is streamlining the company’s art print business and why they chose the digital press they purchased.
Published November 18, 2011
German firm Printechnologics has developed another way for print to be interactive utilizing the increasing number of touch screens—tablets, smartphones and more—now in the marketplace. What is a Touchcode, how can it be used and when might we start seeing them in the market? Cary Sherburne speaks with Printechnologics CEO Sascha Voight.
Published November 14, 2011
As we approach drupa 2012, what are the technologies we can expect to see that will drive change in the printing and publishing markets? Once again, we can expect to see a significant position for inkjet in the array of new technologies exhibitors have on display. This time, however, while there will still be a large presence in the production sector.
Published November 8, 2011
Vice President for Global Strategic Product Management Grant Miller and Cary Sherburne chat about the how Pitney Bowes is helping their customers adapt as more mailers are printing and printers are mailing while maintaining efficiency and keep costs low with new products and services.
Published November 4, 2011
Printing firms today face many challenges and opportunities. Entrepreneurs like AlphaGraphics Owner Chuck Stempler provide examples of what the printing firm of the future might look like and offer services to small commercial and quick printers to help them reach their own goals.
Published November 1, 2011
As we look at ways to ensure that print remains viable and that we have the right set of services to go with it, becoming an iPad app developer is an interesting avenue to explore that may be easier than you think. Cary Sherburne reviews two options for easy entry into this market.
Published November 1, 2011
Kevin Marks and Cary Sherburne sit down and discuss Pitney Bowes recent product announcements that aim to help firms be more productive in the production print space.
Published October 20, 2011
PTI's Director of Professional Services Shabnam Behzadpour tells Cary Sherburne what printers should look into in order to optimize their print on-demand worflows.
Published October 13, 2011
Vice President of Marketing for PTI Dustin Ritter sits down with Cary Sherburne to share just what modern marketers are looking for in today's more social world.
Published October 12, 2011
Recent news stories about Kodak have implied that the company’s digital transition is not going as planned, even suggesting an investigation into filing bankruptcy. While waiting for Kodak to announce quarterly earnings on November 3rd, WhatTheyThink spoke with President & COO Phil Faraci to gain his perspective these issues.
Published October 11, 2011
Bill Cole, CEO of TRI-C Enterprises and PIAG Chairman, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the impact last year’s PIAG book study group, featuring Disrupting the Future by Dr. Joe Webb, had on the future of his business…a wake-up call that infused new energy and excitement into his life and his business.
Published October 5, 2011
Although most of us understand that electronic communications are here to stay, it can still be difficult to figure out how best to leverage it in a business sense. WhatTheyThink spoke with Mohawk’s Chris Harrold, VP, Business Development, about the company’s new service platform for digital printers, Mohawk MakeReady, a great example of using the Web to deliver valuable information while building increased credibility for the business.
Published September 30, 2011
Following up on her recent article, Graph Expo Retrospective, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne takes a look at production automation, a key "Critical Technology" as identified by the Graph Expo Must See 'ems committee. Getting started might be more affordable than you think.