Published March 14, 2017
One constant amidst the turmoil and transformation of Kodak in recent years has been the company’s intense focus on R&D for its flexographic printing technologies. To hear Chris Payne tell it, concentrating on flexo has yielded some of Kodak’s biggest strategic dividends in the aftermath of its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2013.
Published February 1, 2017
Fred Van Alstyne, COO at Content Critical Solutions in New Jersey, serving the insurance, financial services and government markets, The company has been up and running with production inkjet since January 2014. "It was the best decision we ever made," he says.
Published October 11, 2016
Over 450 people are attending the thINK inkjet conference this week in Boca Raton, Florida. Dave Johannes, Senior Vice President, Operations at IWCO Direct and Eric Hawkinson, Senior Director of Marketing at Canon Solutions America talk about how the conference is structured to focus on peer-based education.
Published April 14, 2016
This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.
Published March 10, 2016
School Datebooks serves 12,000 schools in 14 countries. Jeff Bapst, VP of Production, is getting great results with production inkjet for its academic planners, introducing more color and reducing the amount of offset printing required.
Published March 2, 2016
Andy Fetherman, Director of Digital Solutions for Muller Martini, reports that the company will be in Hall 2 at drupa 2016 as well as a significant presence in other exhibitors' stands. He encourages printers to take the time to investigate the future of finishing at the show.
Published March 1, 2016
The second estimate of fourth quarter GDP was revised up from +0.7% to +1.0%, mainly from an increase in net inventories. This factor in the GDP calculation is volatile, so we track GDP with and without it to get a perspective of the underlying GDP rate from a long term perspective in a year-to-year comparison.
Published January 28, 2016
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing, about the value of partnering with thINK, the Canon production inkjet users group, and the importance of making early decisions about finishing solutions in the press purchasing process.
Published January 27, 2016
Lori Messina, EVP at Access Direct Systems, mils over a billion pieces of mail annually and is rapidly transitioning its business to production inkjet with 4 Canon ColorStream inkjet presses in one year, displacing 23 black & white toner presses. 70% to 80% customers are testing a move to inkjet.
Published December 14, 2015
Steve Bonoff, EVP at IDEAlliance, talks about a current project in partnership with Ryerson University to take GRACoL to the next level, better supporting current devices and processes and to publish specifications for an expanded color space.
Published December 3, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Steve Smiley of Smileycolor and Elie Khoury of Alwan Color Expertise about the importance and value of complying with ISO 15339 (Graphic technology -- Printing from digital data across multiple technologies), a new standard that includes a set of print definitions that can be used anywhere in the world and for any printing technology.
Published November 25, 2015
Highcon's Vic Stalam shows unique digital finishing applications enabled by the Highcon Euclid, including a surprise proposal for Senior Editor Cary Sherburne. He also talks about the role of paper artist Peter Dahmen in helping unshackle designers from the constraints of the past.
Published November 24, 2015
Dave Hunter of Pilot Marketing talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the value of closed-loop color management, replacing the manual color management process many press operators have traditionally used. Makeready reduced from hours to minutes!
Published November 17, 2015
Francis McMahon, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Canon Solutions America, speaks about the changing role of print in the communications ecosystem and the importance of participating in communities, such as Primex West recently held in San Francisco.
Published November 16, 2015
Ty Blankenship from WholesalePocketFolder.com is joined by Chris Manley of RMGT to talk about how LED UV offset printing is bringing down the crossover point between offset and digital and introduces more flexibility into the product portfolio.
Jubels CEO Jeroen van Druenen on Peer Communities, Strategic Partnerships, Omni-Channel Communications
Published November 4, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Jeroen van Druenen CEO of Jubels in the Netherlands about the benefits of being part of the Xerox Premier Partner community, the recent Partner Congress, Developing Strategic Partnerships with other Printers, and the role of print in omni-channel communications.
Published November 3, 2015
Rick Black, CEO of CRON-ECRM, provides an update with respect to the joint venture and its progress in North America. CRON is the fastest growing CTP provider in the world, based in China.
Published November 3, 2015
Join Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and Bennett Graphics President David Bennett for an informative video discussion about how digital printing, including the company's HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, and its G7 certifications have enabled a seamless hybrid production process that delivers exceptional customer value.
Published October 29, 2015
The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offers high quality at high printing speeds. Scalable to meet a wide range of application and performance requirements. In this video Jamie Sirois talks about this new product from HP.
Published October 28, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Warren Werbitt, President and Fisherman of Montreal-based Pazazz at the recent Xerox Forum in Prague. Warren talks about the importance of networking, user groups and communities, and finding new business through collaboration.
Published October 22, 2015
David Steinhardt, President & CEO of IDEAlliance, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about Idealliance's 50 years of serving the media supply chain by helping to increase efficiency of the supply chain, including the continuing importance of print and the marriage of print and digital. He also explains why it was important to recently hold a PRIMEX conference in San Francisco.
Published October 21, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Mark Serbin, President of Serbin Print Marketing and Publishing. Mark talks about his business, new areas of growth in marketing, and his recent attendance at the Xerox Forum as Xerox Premier Partner member.
Published October 20, 2015
Dan Thompson of Toronto-based DT Print Solutions tells the story of how his business was founded on an HP Indigo press, delivering high quality, fast turn work. The model has worked, and another HP Indigo press and wide format printing were recently added in a high touch, high quality service provider.
Published October 13, 2015
Pitney Bowes's Ben Matarese talks about multichannel document production using the Pitney Bowes EngageOne platform.
Published October 6, 2015
Michael Byrne of Fulfillment America joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about how HP SmartStream Production Center has helped the company manage its very complex business, ranging from traditional print on demand to B2C wedding invitations.