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The Cloud Lets Printers Go Computer Agnostic

Published December 5, 2017

When we think about the cloud, we think about benefits such as anytime, anywhere access, cost savings from the elimination of servers, and automatic updates. But there is one benefit that many people don’t think about—computer agnosticism.

 

Collaboration: The Low-Hanging Fruit of Cloud Migration

Published November 29, 2017

Whether it’s for administrative, production, or marketing initiatives, the cloud brings significant benefits to businesses of all sizes. One of those benefits, and one that is the easiest to implement, is collaboration. Let’s take a closer look at this low-hanging fruit from the cloud.

 

Defining Cloud Production for Printers

Published November 7, 2017

Cloud production doesn’t have to be complicated. A simplified definition, along with three ways to use the cloud for business, change the conversation from “why should I?” to “what’s the big deal?”

 

The Cloud: Speeding Receivables for Printers

Published October 26, 2017

Two printer case studies on speeding receivables show another way that cloud business can save print shops money.

 

Debunking the Top 10 Cloud Myths

Published October 12, 2017

Cloud experts Slava Apel and Joseph W. Webb, Ph.D., debunk the top 10 myths about moving to cloud-based production and business workflow.

 

Premium Content Once Again, Flexo Levels Up: an Interview with Kodak’s Chris Payne

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.

 

Production Inkjet Exceeds Expectations for Critical Content Solutions

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.

 

thINK 2016 Enters 2nd Year with Largest Education and Networking Event Focused on Inkjet Technology

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.

 

Dr. Joe’s Latest Favorite Things: Broken Windows, Stuffed Mattresses, Clocks, and Kings

Published April 14, 2016

This week's recommended reading and articles of interest to media and printing executives.

 

Production inkjet enables more colorful Academic Planners at School Datebooks

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.

 

The Future of Finishing at drupa 2016

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.

 

4Q-2015 GDP Revised Up from +0.7% to +1.0%, But Not as Good as It Seems

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.

 

Standard Finishing Pleased with thINK Conference Participation

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.

 

Production inkjet is Transforming Business for Access Direct

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.

 

Taking GRACoL to the Next Level

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.

 

New ISO Standard Allows A Common Global Color Language

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.

 

Highcon's Vic Stalam: Free Designers from the Constraints of the Past

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.

 

Dave Hunter of Pilot Marketing: The Value of Closed Loop Color Management

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!

 

Tuning Communications To The Customer Life Cycle

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.

 

Short-run Offset Made Easy at WholesalePocketFolder.com

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.

 

CRON-ECRM Brings New CTP Options to North America

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.

 

Bennett Graphics Blends Offset And Digital For High Quality Print

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.

 

Fast Color And Excellent Document Quality With HP PageWide XL Technology

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.

 

Warren Werbitt of Pazzaz on Networking Within the Print Community

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.

 

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