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December Shipments: Ending 2019 on a High Note

Published February 14, 2020

The value of printing shipments for December 2019 was down from November—as we expected it would be—but not down as much as been the case in recent years. At $6.95 billion, December shipments were down from November’s $7.03 billion, but far above the depths of 2017 and 2018.

 

Around the Web: Cool Clipart. Book Bot. Artistic Appetizers. Calligraphic Collection. Lotsa Letters. Grotesque Garfield. Jurassic Driver.

Published February 14, 2020

Royalty-free illustrations from old books. A Japanese artist hand-draws every meal he eats. A new book teaches hand-lettering. An Ohio man receives 55,000 copies of the same letter from his daughter’s Student Loan Company. A reimagining (and improvement) of Garfield. Printed greeting cards are still in fashion. Making 3D printing resin from old fryer oil. Why are people getting worse at The Price Is Right? All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Screen Printing Establishments—2017

Published February 7, 2020

The latest edition of County Business Patterns is out, which updates number of establishments and other data to 2017. In that year, there were 5,186 establishments in NAICS 323113 (Commercial Screen Printing). The majority of these establishments (74%) had fewer than 10 employees.

 

Around the Web: Printing Parkinson’s. Shedding Sheep. Shark Suit. Bartending ’Bots. Scorigami! Publishing Palaces. Canine Cans. Hog Hearses. Daliwood. Mobile Men’s Room. Junk Jam.

Published February 7, 2020

A new typeface raises awareness of, and helps fund a cure for, Parkinson’s Disease. Pineapple wool aims to replace sheep. A shark-proof wetsuit. Dye-sub transfer for non-polyester fibers. Japan experiments with robot bartenders. Private equity tries to acquire .org domain registry. Scorigami tracks rare football scores. Former newspaper headquarters have become luxury apartments. A Florida brewery puts pictures of adoptable rescue dogs on beer cans—and one woman finds her lost dog. Motorcycle hearses for uneasy riders. Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney once collaborated on an animated short film. “Uber for lavatories.” Faking a traffic jam on Google Maps. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

For FASTSIGNS of Maumee & Toledo, OH, Business Is a Family Affair

Published February 5, 2020

Karrie Brock, Owner of FASTSIGNS of Maumee & Toledo, OH, talks with Kelley Holmes about her business, which was converted to a FASTSIGNS franchise 10 years ago. She opened a second location in Maumee four years ago. Her husband Randy joined the team just prior to the conversion, and handles the back-of-the-house production, installation, and fabrication management while Karrie the “front of the house” operations.

 

Graphic Arts Employment—December 2019

Published January 31, 2020

In December 2019, overall printing employment dropped -0.2% from November, and on a year-over-year basis, it is down -2.4%. Production employment was down -0.5% from November to December (and -4.4% Y/Y) while non-production employment was down -0.1% from November to December—but actually up +1.7% Y/Y.

 

Around the Web: Sustainable Straws. Mobile Meetings. Floating Fashion. Classic Critique. Latest Lenses. Fractious Footwear. Cleaver Calming,

Published January 31, 2020

The growing market for paper straws. A slow elevator designed for fast meetings. A paperboy helps save a restaurant from fire. A balloon-based fashion collection. A new book collects old airline maps. Another new book collects photographs of famous economists. Which classic novels are the most-loved—and most-hated? Contact lens-based displays. Are new running shoes “technological doping”? Merit badges for—oy—“adulting.” Three words: “meat cleaver massage.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Putting a Professional Face on a Sign Business

Published January 29, 2020

Mathew Feil, Owner of FASTSIGNS Lawton, OK, talks about having converted his five-year-old sign company to a FASTSIGNS franchise and how a more professional face on his business has made it easier to to sell jobs. He also cites the technical, sales, and marketing resources that are available from FASTSIGNS corporate, as well as events such as the FASTSIGNS Conference.

 

Helping FASTSIGNS Move Into New Geographic Areas

Published January 28, 2020

Greg Carafello, NYC Area Development–FASTSIGNS, talks to Kelley Holmes about his role as a certified franchise executive, and how he helps companies like FASTSIGNS move into new geographies and attract franchise candidates. He also talks about the advantages of converting a print business to a FASTSIGNS franchise.

 

Commercial Printing Establishments—2017

Published January 24, 2020

The latest edition of County Business Patterns is out, which updates the number of establishments and other data. In 2017, there were 25,256 establishments in NAICS 323 (Printing and Related Support Activities). The majority of these establishments (71%) have fewer than 10 employees.

 

Around the Web: Lavatory Literature. Modulated Mummy. Ubiquitous Unicorns. Streaming Salvos. Tiny Type. Cranium Confusion. Forensic Flipping. Pigeon Parade.

Published January 24, 2020

“Facility” is a new print magazine all about bathrooms. Giving voice to a 3,000-year-old mummy. Op-eds from the future. The opening salvos in the streaming wars. Stores are compensating for poor packaging design choices. Dante’s Inferno for language pedants. The battle over a cryonically frozen head. A home renovation show that remodels crime scenes. A concerto for orchestra and typewriter. The Nevada Avian Milliner is back. Also: Robopigeon! Hide the statues! All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Paper Handling Solutions Identifies Customer Needs

Published January 21, 2020

Kris Oosterling of Paper Handling Solutions talks to Kelley Holmes about the evolution of the company, from what had been a traditional finishing equipment dealer to a more consultative solutions provider, helping customers navigate changes in the printing landscape.

 

Get It Now Print Streamlines Its Workflow

Published January 20, 2020

From 20 jobs per day to 100, Get It Now Print has increased production and their customer base with the help of EFI’s Fiery Workflow solution. Simple, efficient, and agile, Fiery automation can help your print business get more work out the door.

 

November Printing Shipments: Off for the Holidays

Published January 17, 2020

The value of printing shipments for November 2019 was $7.03 billion—a pretty big drop from October’s $7.65 billion, but we kind of expected it, as November and December see business slow down for the holidays.

 

Around the Web: Fabricating Food. Smart Sweats. Clever Kicks. Receipt Wrap. Slaking Slack. Erroneous Ebooks. Mellotron Music Musing.

Published January 17, 2020

3D-printed candy. Rechargeable workout clothes. Smart sneakers can improve your running form. A knitted scarf based on a CVS receipt. Living concrete. A new, more accurate typewriter font, for some reason. How Slack has ruined work. Library ebook provider Overdrive acquired by private equity firm. Why was there no ebook revolution in the 2010s? “The” most powerful word in the English language. A journey inside the Mellotron, one of the weirdest musical instruments. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Establishment Births/Deaths: Industry Attrition Continues to Slow

Published January 10, 2020

From 2015 to 2016, there had been an increase of 1,586 establishments, but a decrease of -1,881 establishments, for a net loss of -295 establishments. That’s a smaller percentage change than previous years, which reflects somewhat of a deceleration in industry consolidation.

 

Around the Web: Fur Fracas. Delivery Droid. Seen at CES. Audi’s Interior. Enhanced E Ink. Scrappy Scrabble. Bloody Billboard. Bivalve Boogie. Crazy Cats.

Published January 10, 2020

NYC’s proposed ban on fur (for fashion) causes a kerfuffle. A wearable plant vest that is...er, self-watering. A bipedal delivery robot is now for sale. Japan recycles cardboard to use as beds for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics competitors. A roundup of “highlights” from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. “Charmin looks to disrupt the toilet experience with new technologies.” An inflatable pub for grown-up parties. At last: a color E Ink display. A deep dive into the history of the board game Scrabble—and the small Vermont town that used to manufacture all the letter tiles. A brilliant billboard advertising the new “Dracula” series. Two words: “disco clam.” Pro tip: don’t see the new “Cats” while tripping on LSD. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

ColorKarma: Making it Easier for Designers and Producers to Communicate

Published January 7, 2020

Shoshana Burgett discusses why she founded ColorKarma: to help improve communications between designers and producers, who often speak different "languages." She also aims to make it easier for designers to connect with producers across a wide range of physical product types.

 

The Next Chapter in the Printing Profits “Tale of Two Cities”

Published December 20, 2019

Industry profits data for the third quarter of 2019 were down from $3.05 billion in Q2 to $2.65 billion. Large printers continue to be the trouble spot.

 

Around the Web: Decade Dilemmas. Fiber Fallout. Paper Packing. Tentacle Trouble. Nifty Notebooks. Clever Keyboard. Helping Hive.

Published December 20, 2019

What are technology’s biggest challenges for the next decade? What are the top emerging technologies? Are natural fibers better for the environment than artificial fibers? Paper-based alternative to Bubble Wrap. The eternal struggle: eagle vs. octopus. For sale: Alaskan newspaper. Cost: $0. A teenager installs a 1,500-pound mainframe computer in his parents’ basement. A portable roll-up keyboard for smartphones and tablets. The rebirth of cursive writing? Bees as service animals. Rejoice: Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” is now online! All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

The Smart Factory Comes to Australia’s CMYKhub

Published December 17, 2019

Dayne Nankervis of Australian trade printer CMYKhub talks about the company's automation efforts, and how it is helping address the challenge of finding qualified staff. Ease-of-use allows staff to operate multiple machines, and gain new skills as they move around the company.

 

Around the Web: Gaga for Graphene! Vexing Valuation. DNA Data. Explaining Ecommerce. Sham Shipping. Stalking Signage. Mysterious Millinery.

Published December 13, 2019

A graphene jacket. A costly typo in Utah. Merriam Webster’s Word of the Year. The DNA of things”—creating materials with built-in memory. Intricate paper sculptures of microorganisms. Free shipping isn’t always free. User-tracking billboards—and with whom they share data. Who is putting hats on Las Vegas pigeons? KFC’s chicken-scented yule log. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

October Printing Shipments: Raise a Glass of Holiday Cheer

Published December 13, 2019

The value of printing shipments for October 2019 was $7.65 billion—a pretty big jump from September’s $7.14 billion. October has become the biggest month of the year, and this is the best October the industry has had since 2016.

 

The “Orders of One” Industry

Published December 10, 2019

Julian Marsh, Digital Print Expert, talks about the latest challenges facing digital book printers. Customers want highly customized and complex books with faster turnaround than ever—the “Amazon effect.” At the same time, book printers are facing a skills shortage. Enter automation and the smart factory approach to book manufacturing.

 

Around the Web: Crafty Carlsberg. Couture Clash. Fatal Fashion. Local Losses. Sham Shipments. Brainy Brush. Cuneiform Cookies. Purring Professors.

Published December 6, 2019

Carlsberg Group replaces plastic ring carriers and shrinkwrapping with innovative adhesive dots. The environmental toll of haute couture. A textile-based horror movie. The death of local news. An interactive look at the graphic design and development of New York City’s subway map. An AI system attempts to write about printing shipments. “A fitness tracker for your mouth.” A new look at Marco Polo’s last year in Venice. A Welsh password generator. Cats teaching economics. A $1 hotel room—exhibitionists preferred. A smoke-breathing Godzilla Christmas tree. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly, Baby Yoda-free miscellany.

 

First Look: Industry Business Conditions 2019

Published December 6, 2019

Preliminary results from our 2019 Business Outlook Survey show that one-fourth (24%) of survey respondents reported that, compared to 2018, revenues for 2019 were up more than 10%. That’s the highest this has been since we started our annual survey in 2015. Elsewhere, though, things are a bit more muted.

 

Bookmasters Brings the Smart Factory to Book Production

Published December 3, 2019

Brad Sharp, Director of Manufacturing for Bookmasters, talks about the company’s implementation of the “smart factory,” not only in the front end, but also in printing and finishing, leveraging automation to tie together as many work centers as they can for short-run, on-demand book production.

 

October Jobs: Production Down, Managerial Up

Published November 22, 2019

In October, overall printing employment dropped -0.3% from September. On a year-over-year basis, though, it was down -2.4%. Production employment was down -0.7% from September to October, but year-over-year was down -4.8%. On the other hand, non-production employment was up +0.7% from September to October, and year-over-year was up +2.9%.

 

Around the Web: Publishers’ Peril? Gargantuan Gannett. Assessing AR. Female Pirate Printer. Festive Footwear. Shirt Supreme. Goofy Gravy.

Published November 22, 2019

What happens when a print publication goes all-digital? Has Apple News Plus cannibalized publications’ own digital efforts? Gannett and GateHouse to merge and create the biggest newspaper publisher in the US. What is in store for AR in 2020? Well, not Apple Glasses. Manhole cover-based art. Painting on Vans loafers. Hacking into pet dishes? A unique way to drug your Thanksgiving guests. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Christine Erna on Intelligent Mail

Published November 20, 2019

Christine Erna of Strategic Postal Advisors provides some updates on the mailing industry, specifically "full-service intelligent mail." Intelligent mail offers mailers many benefits, such as address change services, secure destruction, and informed visibility data, although many mailers may not be aware how to take advantage of it.

 

Canon’s Versatile imagePRESS Technology

Published November 19, 2019

Canon USA’s Matthew Poliniak talks about the company’s imagePRESS technology—specifically the imagePRESS C10000VP and C910 Color Digital Presses—and the wide range of applications imagePRESS technology can produce, achieving the same high quality on uncoated and coated stock, as well as textured and other specialty substrates.

 

Xanté Introduces InfoMark, an Alternative to QR Codes

Published November 19, 2019

Robert Ross, CEO of Xanté, introduces InfoMark, a simple four-digit alphanumeric code designed to replace the QR code. InfoMark gives publishers, designers, packagers, and others a simple digital link to quickly access audio, video, PDF, and any other digital content from a printed piece using a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

 

Software Binds Together All the Elements of an Automated Workflow

Published November 19, 2019

Ray Duval of Ultimate TechnoGraphics talks about the concept of the “smart factory,” how virtually any print process can be automated, and how software is the glue that holds together all the different parts of the automated workflow.

 

With the Ricoh TF6250, It’s a Whole New Ballgame for MAC Specialties

Published November 18, 2019

Mark Cohen, President of MAC Specialties, talks about the wide-format and specialty printing services his company offers, and explains how they produce custom cellphone stands. MAC Specialties recently installed a Ricoh TF6250 UV LED Flatbed Printer which allows them to print on materials other than flat sheets or boards—such as foam footballs.

 

Paperboard Container Manufacturing Establishments—2016

Published November 15, 2019

In 2016, there were 1,971 establishments in NAICS 32221 (Paperboard Container Manufacturing). One-half of these establishments have 50 or more employees, and three-fourths have 20 or more employees.

 

Around the Web: Looming Automation. Tough Lung Love. Fantasy Fabric. Sea Silk. Tangled Tapes. Cochlear Craziness. Olivetti Oddity. Missing Millennials. Canine Conversation.

Published November 15, 2019

An automated digital weaving loom. Hemp cigarettes are apparently a thing. A hat made of silk from mollusks goes up for auction. The Zagat Guide is back in print. Cassette tapes are coming back into fashion, for some reason. Send your ear data to Sony, for some reason. The bizarre tale behind the first desktop computer. Is online advertising the new dot-com bubble? There’s no such thing as a Millennial—or even a Boomer. Salvador Dalí’s Tarot deck. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Teaching Millennial Marketers About Direct Mail

Published November 14, 2019

Jeana Garms, VP of Marketing for SG360°, talks about her experiences as a Millennial working for a direct mail company. Her age cohort tends to think in terms of digital media first, so she finds that marketers who entered the workforce in the last 10 years need a lot of education about print direct mail.

 

Finishing Automation is Becoming a Critical Investment

Published November 14, 2019

Bob Flinn from Standard Finishing talks about why, with the current labor market, investment in automation within binding and finishing is imperative.

 

Horizon International Introduces IoT Capabilities in its Finishing System

Published November 13, 2019

Yoshihiro Oe, General Manager at Horizon International Inc., talks about the "ICE Concept" that Horizon International introduced at the Think Smart Factory event. The concept brings Internet of Things (IoT) interconnection to finishing equipment to provide real-time data analytics, predictive maintenance, remote service, and support. Horizon is collaborating with customers to determine which type of IoT functionality is most useful within an automated print factory.

 

Transformation and Transition at Kodak

Published November 12, 2019

Patti Smith, VP, WW Business Development & Marketing, Digital Inkjet Printing, for Kodak, talks to David Zwang about the latest developments at Kodak, the company's new CEO Jim Continenza, and the renewed emphasis on understanding—and replicating—the transitions customers are undergoing.

 

Think Smart Finishing Showcases Automated Print Production

Published November 12, 2019

2019 Think Smart Finishing, organized by Horizon International, showcases automated print production from order to finished product. WhatTheyThink spoke to Yasuo Taketsugu of Horizon International about bringing 14 industry partners together across software, print, and finishing to show a fully integrated print environment.

 

Tri-Win Direct Wins with Continuous-Feed Inkjet from Ricoh

Published November 11, 2019

Andy Chagan of Tri-Win Direct talks about the direct mail company's humble beginnings in a second-floor apartment and now, 22 years later, mails 350-400 million pieces a year. The company uses predominantly Ricoh equipment and, in 2015, the company transitioned from cut-sheet to continuous-feed, and the Ricoh VC60000 was a game-changer.

 

No Fall for Printing Shipments

Published November 8, 2019

Heading into Fall 2019, the value of printing shipments for September 2019 was $7.14 billion—up from August’s $7.10 billion. It’s not a huge rise, but given that for the last few years September shipments declined from August’s, we’ll take it.

 

Around the Web: Talking Twistronics. Smartphone Subscriptions. Magenta Monopoly. Sadistic Stacks. Elusive Ebooks. Sumerian Stew. Banishing Blind Spots. No Mo’ Mona. Dean of the Dead.

Published November 8, 2019

Researchers turn graphene into a superconductor. Are subscriptions next for the iPhone? Deutsche Telekom claims to own the color magenta. An old sewing machine repair shop accidentally became a New York museum. Queens’ new library is all but inaccessible if you’re not an elite athlete. Culinary archaeologists recreate ancient recipes. A 14-year-old inventor solves the problem of cars’ blind spots. “Take down the Mona Lisa!” James Dean to star in a new movie, for some reason. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Koenig & Bauer Looks Ahead to drupa 2020

Published November 5, 2019

Koenig & Bauer’s Mark Hischar previews what Koenig & Bauer will be showing at next year’s drupa 2020. The company will have two booths in Dusseldorf to showcase how the company has grown and the new technologies and product lines they have been developing.

 

EFI’s Jeff White Talks Workflow

Published November 4, 2019

EFI’s Jeff White talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of workflow tools to make print businesses more efficient, and discusses EFI’s MIS and workflow solutions for commercial print providers, mailing operations, and superwide format printers.

 

Dave Fellman on Driving the Sales Cycle

Published November 4, 2019

Longtime Printing News contributor Dave Fellman talks to Kelley Holmes about driving the sales cycle: prospecting, quoting, and taking the first few orders. It’s a rule of thumb that you’ll lose about 10% of your customers each year, so to grow, you need to add 12–20% new customers.

 

Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing—2010–2016

Published November 1, 2019

In 2010, there were 825 establishments in NAICS 32222 (Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing). By 2016, that number had declined for a net loss of -12% to 730.

 

Around the Web: Terrifying Typeface. Edgy Analytics. Green Garments. Techy Teens. Expensive Eagles. Grotty Gifts. Candy Crushes.

Published November 1, 2019

Hellvetica unleashed. The edge will transform sporting events—and perhaps everything else. Apps for recycling used clothing. A study of mobile technology use by today’s tweens and tweens. Where eagles dare, roaming charges follow. Gift recipients may like poorly wrapped presents better. A hierarchy of candy. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Adding Value to the Industry—and Print Customers

Published November 1, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Thayer Long, President of APTech, about some of the strategies and initiatives that APTech is pursuing to help add more value to the industry—and help print providers add more value to their customers—as the print industry goes through major changes.

 

RMGT: Alone with the Crowd

Published October 31, 2019

Chris Manley, President of Graphco, talks to Kelley Holmes at PRINTING United about how RMGT has the only offset press on the show floor—and that demos have drawn standing-room-only crowds.

 

Previewing drupa 2020

Published October 30, 2019

drupa’s Sabine Geldermann previews some of the highlights visitors can expect at next June’s drupa 2020, and some of the event’s new innovation partners. In the drupa cube, bestselling author Michael Gale, author of “The Digital Helix,” will talk about the digital transformations in other industries and how they apply to the printing industry.

 

RISO's Color Printing at PRINTING United

Published October 29, 2019

Brianna Makarevich and David Erwin of RISO Inc. give a tour of the RISO booth at PRINTING United showcasing the variety of devices on display, including the FW Series, which includes a multifunction finisher; the GD Series, which features a Fiery RIP to provide greater color capabilities; and the new Valezus T2100, the latest entry in RISO’s portfolio of print production systems.

 

Hybrid Software on Packaging Prepress

Published October 29, 2019

Mike Rottenborn, President and CEO of Hybrid Software, talks about how prepress for packaging has changed over the years, and how Hybrid Software has developed prepress solutions for flexo, offset, digital, and hybrid packaging printing.

 

Meet the EFI BOLT Digital Textile Printer

Published October 28, 2019

EFI's Textile Product Manager Micol Gamba walks us through the capabilities of the EFI BOLT single-pass digital textile printer in this video sponsored by EFI. As the world's fastest digital textile printer running at up to 90 meters per minute, the EFI BOLT was shown running at the recent ITMA trade show in Barcelona and four units had already been sold at that time.

 

Jeff Jacobson and the EFI Ecosystem

Published October 28, 2019

Jeff Jacobson, new Executive Chairman and CEO of EFI, talks to Cary Sherburne about what attracted him to take on the leadership role at EFI, and the changes in store as EFI transforms from being a public company to a private company.

 

The View from the Other Side: Print Buyers’ Revenues

Published October 25, 2019

Publishing and advertising are among the biggest print-buying markets. Last month, the Census Bureau released its Quarterly Services Survey, which reported revenues for these markets. Publishers’ revenues continue their long decline, while the up-and-down of advertising revenues indicate the extent to which the nature of advertising is changing.

 

Around the Web: Graphene Has its Own Conference. Grin and Bear It. Write About Happiness. Where Have All the English Majors Gone? The Internet in 2030. Epic Flight. IKEA Tarot Cards.

Published October 25, 2019

The 14th Graphene Conference meets in Silicon Valley. Bear Naked and Sustainable Pouches. Using digitized books to gauge happiness. English majors are down 25%. What will the Internet look like in 10 years? What does 19 hours on a plane do to the human body? All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Keypoint Intelligence on Textiles

Published October 24, 2019

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends’ Ron Gilboa talks about the different kinds of textile printing applications and how print service providers can add more value for their customers by getting into textile printing.

 

Scott Eganhouse Talks About TEC Mailing Solutions’ Strong Suits

Published October 22, 2019

Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions talks about the company’s cloud-based USPS-certified cloud solution for the address hygiene and mailing industry—and cloud-based dye-sub-printed trade show attire.

 

EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

Published October 22, 2019

Giselle del la Moriniere Product Marketing Manager in EFI’s Fiery Group talks about EFI’s Fiery partners, the Red Hot Technology Award-winning FreeForm Create software, and the integration of the Fiery digital front end with Duplo’s spot coater and slitter/cutter/creaser.

 

CJ Graphics Sweeps the Bennys

Published October 21, 2019

Jay Mandarino, President and CEO of Mississauga, Ontario’s CJ Graphics, talks about his company’s having won a record 22 “Benny” Awards, the most in the 71-year history of the PIA’s Premier Print Awards.

 

Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing Establishments—2016

Published October 18, 2019

In 2016, there were 730 establishments in NAICS 32222 (Paper Bag and Coated and Treated Paper Manufacturing). Nearly four out of 10 (39%) have 50 or more employees, and 59% have 20 or more employees.

 

Around the Web: Nano Novels. Ultra Ubik. Definitive Dracula. Arcade Arcana. Feline Festivity. Spotify Style. Tooth Tech.

Published October 18, 2019

Read classic books on the NYPL’s Instagram. Deluxe edition of a classic Philip K. Dick novel. A compendium of classic arcade typography. An immersive edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. An Advent calendar for cats. Custom T-shirts based on Spotify data. The current science of CBD. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Automated Color Control for Legacy Offset Presses

Published October 18, 2019

John Sweeney of Lithec USA introduces the company, which has just launched in the US, and the LithoFlash, the only retrofit inline closed-loop color control system for legacy sheetfed offset presses.

 

Marco Boer: drupa 2020 Should Be Part of Your Trade Show Plans

Published October 16, 2019

Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies provides his perspective on why North American printing company executives should attend European trade shows and what to expect at the upcoming drupa 2020 event.

 

Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Published October 15, 2019

Kirk-Rudy’s Bob Mills showcases the new FireJet 4C, a Memjet-powered four-color inkjet printing system that can print at 1600 x 1600 dpi at speeds up to 150 feet per minute. It uses pigment aqueous ink and is designed to cost-effectively print envelopes, bags, packages, napkins, and other items.

 

Hunkeler's New Flexible Stacker

Published October 14, 2019

Hunkeler’s Hans Gut talks about the products the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including the Red Hot Technology Award-winning Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker, which is designed to cut and stack a wide variety of print products.

 

Graphco: “The Unfair Advantage”

Published October 14, 2019

Graphco’s Chris Manley talks about the technologies the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including its chemical embossing system for RMGT offset presses, Foliant laminating, and GEW LED UV technology.

 

Around the Web: Paper Back. Mechanical Paper. Graphene—Again! Gambling on RFID. Water Warning. Dog Talk. Real Robocop.

Published October 11, 2019

Mechanical paper sculptures. A book about Graphene. Did RFID playing cards help a poker champ cheat? LED-based art helps gauge NYC’s water quality. Tech is helping animals communicate better. Real-life Robocop is no hero. Scotch pods?! All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Printing Shipments: The Dog Days of Summer Didn’t Bite

Published October 11, 2019

The value of printing shipments for August 2019 was $7.1 billion—up from July’s $6.8 billion. As we head into the autumn, 2019 is shaping up to be the best year for the industry in three years.

 

Xanté launches their new full color specialty printing solution based on HP FI-1000

Published October 9, 2019

Mark Priede of Xante previews the new full-color specialty printing solution based on the HP FI-1000, which prints 170+ envelopes a minute and uses Xanté’s iQueue software, and discusses the benefits of partnering with HP.

 

HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Published October 9, 2019

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level.

 

Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Published October 9, 2019

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging.

 

Standard Finishing's Red Hot Technologies

Published October 8, 2019

Paul Steinke of Standard Finishing Systems showcases two Red Hot Technology Award-winning products Standard was demonstrating at last week’s PRINT 19: the Horizon VAC-L600H Air-Suction Collator and the Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker.

 

Business Cards and Shoe Leather—Larry Vaughn Talks About His Memoir

Published October 7, 2019

Larry Vaughn of Thomas Printworks talks about his memoir “Business Cards and Shoe Leather: How Dyslexia Helped Me Found One of the World's Premier Business Cooperatives.” The book, published earlier this year, comprises stories culled from Larry’s 40+ years in the printing industry.

 

Koenig & Bauer Expands Into Corrugated

Published October 7, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Mark Hischar of Koenig & Bauer about the company’s expansion into virtually every printing technology and application, from commercial to all kinds of packaging—especially new forays into corrugated.

 

Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing Establishments—2010–2016

Published October 4, 2019

In 2010, there were 491 establishments in NAICS 322212 (Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing). By 2016, that number had declined for a net loss of -8% to 451.

 

Around the Web: Unmade Made. Bawdy Billboard. Brilliant Bins. Some Summoning. Autonomous Vehicle Repellent. “Spocking” Fivers. Escalator Etiquette. Scented Scissors?

Published October 4, 2019

Dennis Amorosano launches Dendog Strategy Insights. Avery Dennison and Unmade partner for apparel manufacturing. Hackers have an electronic billboard play porn. Getting a smart jacket to work properly. A smart trash bin takes itself to the curb. Tesla’s Smart Summon and the chaos that is the modern parking lot. Keeping robot cars away from bicyclists. The Bank of Canada finds “spocking” $5 bills to be highly illogical. Escalator etiquette is wrong. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Brand Print Americas to Launch in 2020

Published October 4, 2019

Thayer Long, President of APTech, talks to Kelley Holmes about APTech’s recent partnership with Tarsus and offers a preview of 2020’s inaugural Brand Print Americas, an event designed to offer business and brand owners the full range of print options when taking their product or services into the marketplace.

 

Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Published October 3, 2019

Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager of IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, talks about his adoption of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet press to improve the quality of educational materials for Houston ISD students.

 

Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Published October 2, 2019

Bridget Fisher of Sun Solutions in Columbia, S.C., talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's inkjet journey. As a general commercial printer, Sun Solutions had been looking for a cut-sheet inkjet solution, and several months ago installed a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300. They were surprised by the kinds of applications they have been able to transition from offset to inkjet.

 

Intellus’ Inkjet Journey

Published October 1, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to MJ Ortiz of Intellus, an omnichannel marketing company that has been growing rapidly over the past three years. When a flagship direct mail customer wanted to make the move to digital, Intellus acquired a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 and transitioned them from offset to production inkjet.

 

Printing Shipments: Summer Surprise

Published September 27, 2019

The value of printing shipments for July 2019 was $6.8 billion—up from June’s $6.6 billion. Breaking with seasonality, what has typically been one of the lowest months of the year for printing shipments actually came in pretty good.

 

Around the Web: Go to Noto. Post-Modern English. Meddling Milton. More Moore. Dart DRM. All Over Alexa. Fancy Feast. Celery Salves. Robot Tuna. Minnow Message.

Published September 27, 2019

IKEA changes its typeface. An op-ed from the future comments on 23rd-century English. A scholar discovers a John Milton-annotated volume of Shakespeare. Animation compares Moore’s Law to actual CPU speeds. DRM for Nerf darts. “Highlights” from Amazon’s hardware announcements. Nestlé introduces $17 “luxury KitKat” bars. Celery juice: a magic cure-all? Sherwood Schwartz sticks it to Newton Minow. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Attracting Millennials to the Printing Industry

Published September 24, 2019

Jeana Garms of SG360 shares with Kelley Holmes some of the highlights of a panel discussion she moderated at the thINK Ahead Conference about some of the misconceptions about Millennials in the printing industry, and how to better attract them to print businesses.

 

Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today

Published September 23, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to thINK board member Larry Vaughn about how educational events like the thINK Ahead Conference pull together print business owners and employees to help them understand today’s print marketplace.

 

Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing Establishments—2010–2016

Published September 20, 2019

In 2010, there were 1,356 establishments in NAICS 322211 (Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing). By 2016, that number had declined -12% to 1,200.

 

Around the Web: Surf’s Up. Sonar Gloves. Wearable Chair. Cardiac Keister. Earthquake Bed. Self-Repairing Robots. Inadvisable Burger.

Published September 20, 2019

Graphene: is there anything it can’t do? Inside the University of Minnesota’s Wearable Technology Lab. Lose all shred of dignity with a wearable chair. Monitor your heart health with a smart toilet seat. The grueling, physically demanding world of...chess. “Hope you enjoy your stinking phones.” KFC’s Chicken and Donuts Sandwich. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Marco Boer on thINK Ahead 2019

Published September 19, 2019

Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies discusses the highlights from the thINK Ahead 2019 event. thINK is this user community of Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers, solution partners, and print industry experts. Marco also shares his perspective on user groups and vendor evenets versus general public trade shows and why both are important for the industry.

 

Industry Profits: Mind the Gap

Published September 13, 2019

Annualized profits for the second quarter of 2019 were down from $3.61 billion in Q1 to $3.05 billion. However, the gap between large and small printers has only narrowed very slightly.

 

Around the Web: Chameleonic Kicks. Twisted Twister. Fooling Facial Recognition. Plastic Priests. Kaput Cameras.

Published September 13, 2019

Sneakers that put on a light show. An inflatable Twister mat may be just what your next party needs. Adversarial fashion takes on face recognition systems. A.I. priests. A.I. passes an 8th-grade science test. An animation tracks the rise and fall of web browsers. Camera sales fall off a cliff.  All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Irvine, Calif.’s Sir Speedy Relies on Automation

Published September 9, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Kathy Morgan, President of Sir Speedy Printing & Signs in Irvine, Calif., about the changes she has seen in commercial printing over her 30+ years in the industry, such as the transition from offset to digital printing and an increased emphasis on automation.

 

Around the Web: AI vs. WTT Round 2. Temporary Text. Fast Food. Siri-ous Sneaker. Dim Bulbs. Forest Bathing. Plastic People. Erse Erudition.

Published September 6, 2019

Artificial intelligence attempts to write a wide-format story. “The World’s Most Dangerous Writing App.” Digital signage is too fast. Editor & Publisher sold. Nike’s Self-Lacing Sneakers. How to keep Slack from driving you crazy. All about “forest bathing.” Hide and seek in IKEA. Are we in a true “Age of Plastic”? A revised online dictionary of Medieval Irish. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

From the Classroom to the Pressroom

Published September 4, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Adam Pelzek of Pip Printing New England about his transition from teaching to the family printing business, founded by his father and uncle more than 40 years ago. He also shares his perspective on Millennials’ perceptions of print and the printing industry.

 

Printing Establishment Births and Deaths

Published August 30, 2019

From 2015 to 2016, there was an increase of +1,586 printing establishments and a decrease of -1,881 establishments, for a net loss of -295 establishments.

 

Around the Web: Fashion Pact. Bug Barrier. Book Sales. Caption Contretemps. Capital Ideas. AI vs. WTT. 80s iPhones. Elemental.

Published August 30, 2019

G7 takes on fashion sustainability. Graphene vs. mosquitoes. AAP’s latest book sales figures for January to June 2019. Is captioning audiobooks illegal? How to capitalize headlines. Can AI write for WhatTheyThink? What would a 1980s-era iPhone have looked like? Whither the Periodic Table? All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Thin LED Panels Are Good for Plastic or Fabric Signage

Published August 29, 2019

Aleksandr Karasyk, President of Elephant US, talks about the company's thin, double-sided, LED panels and its journey from the Ukraine to the U.S.

 

Around the Web: Bogus Books. Letterpress Lovecraft. Online Occultiana. Crazy Cards. Bothersome Billboards. Migrating Mattresses. Farewell, FogCam.

Published August 23, 2019

Amazon sells fake Orwell titles. An experiential letterpress-printed book inspired by H.P. Lovecraft. Amsterdam’s occult library digitizes its collection. Memorable baseball card photos. The Apple Card: Leave home without it? New York’s continued war on digital offshore billboards. “Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is an Economic Indicator.” The longest-running webcam is going dark. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

For Pip Printing New England, Mailing Services Are on the Rise

Published August 20, 2019

Bob Pelzek, President of Pip Printing New England, talks about his 43 years in the business, and how he has navigated the industry’s changing trends. Lately, Pip Printing New England has branched into signage, and Pelzek comments on the rise, fall, and resurgence of the mailing services business.

 

Premium Content June Printing Shipments: The Dog Days of Summer Begin

Published August 16, 2019

Printing shipments for June 2019 were—as expected—down from May, and came in slightly below June 2018.

 

Around the Web: Graphene Gown. Adversarial Fashion. Smart Ovens, Dumb Choices. Amazon Airbnb. Big Apple Retail Apocalypse. Crazy Train. Implantables.

Published August 16, 2019

A fashion line designed to mess with surveillance cameras. The smart device invasion. A Seattle Airbnb that offers a mock Amazon job interview. High-profile shopping meccas in NYC shut down. Ozzy Osbourne is an actual genetic mutant (as we all suspected). You can now store your data—and your car keys—inside your body. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Quick Printing at its Finest

Published August 13, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with Eileen Rosenzweig, President of Sir Speedy Sarasota in Florida. Rosenzweig is a second-generation Sir Speedy owner and has been in the business 33 years. Sir Speedy Sarasota is “a very big small printer” and offers full-service commercial printing and signage.

 

Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing Establishments—2016

Published August 9, 2019

in 2016, there were 1,200 establishments in NAICS 322211 (Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing). About half of these establishments (49%) have 50 or more employees and more than two-thirds (71%) have 20 or more employees.

 

Around the Web: Mobile Medals. Human Tails. Reviving Bookshops. Ugly Gerry. Dog Mode. Artificial Tongue. Libeling Parrots.

Published August 9, 2019

The medals for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are being made from recycled mobile phones. An Irish teen wins the Google Science Fair for a system for removing microplastics from the oceans. Can Waterstones’ savior duplicate that success for Barnes & Noble? A typeface based on heinously gerrymandered Congressional districts. Scottish researchers develop an artificial tongue for whisky tasting. 3M streamlines packaging material. If you’re a UK publisher, go ahead and insult all the parrots you want. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Sir Speedy Tampa Sees Strong Growth in Signage

Published August 8, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with Steve Albritton, President & CEO of Sir Speedy Tampa, about the marketing tips he picked up at the Franchise Services Annual Convention, as well as some exciting recent projects he has worked on, including signage and display graphics.

 

Premium Content June Jobs: Up in the Short Term, Down in the Long Term

Published August 2, 2019

In June, overall printing employment grew +0.5% from May to June 2019. On a year-over-year basis, it is down -2.5%. Production employment was up +0.4% from May to June, but year-over-year was down -4.9%. Non-production employment was up +0.7% from May to June, and year-over-year was up +2.6%.

 

Around the Web: Mechanical Marketers. Breathable Lava Suits. Smart Diapers. Wearable Air Conditioners. Paper Organs. Geomessages. Butternauts! Words About Words. Craving Carvers. Rebooted Airplanes.

Published August 2, 2019

Chase replaces its copywriters with AI. What to wear when immersed in molten rock. “If only there were a way to determine when a diaper needed changing...” Look cool being cool. Creating organ models from maps of Zürich, for some reason. Sending messages via geomapping. The dictionary explains “fursona,” upsettingly. The stone carver job market heats up. New books for language nerds. “We will start boarding as soon as the plane has rebooted.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Converted Paper Product Manufacturing Establishments—2016

Published July 26, 2019

in 2016, there were 3,638 establishments in NAICS 3222 (Converted Paper Product Manufacturing). More than four out of 10 of these establishments (42%) have 50 or more employees and two-thirds (65%) have 20 or more employees.

 

Around the Web: Medical Tattooing. Etsy Faces the Music. Guinness’ Road Less Traveled. Another Press Conference Cat-astrophe. Slugs in Medieval Manuscripts. Wienerbnb.

Published July 26, 2019

Disney’s “Escape from the Haunted Mansion” papercraft. Tattoos that function as medical diagnostics. Etsy buys musical marketplace. What technology will be obsolete in your lifetime? Is the world’s steepest road really the steepest in the world? What is it with these cat filters? A long, but well-worth-it Twitter thread about slugs in Medieval manuscript illumination. Spend a night in the Wienermobile...if you dare. “Disruption has come for toilet paper.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

May Printing Shipments Up from April

Published July 19, 2019

Printing shipments for May 2019 were up from April—and even came in above May 2018 shipments, albeit only very slightly.

 

Around the Web: Newspaperless Starbucks. Printless Textbooks. Madless Al Jaffee. Memeless TikTok. Painless Airplane Seats? Monkless Chanting. Methless Gators.

Published July 19, 2019

Starbucks stops selling newspapers. Pearson switches to etextbooks. All about the semicolon. Coder Margaret Hamilton saved the Apollo 11 mission. The inventor of the computer password is ******. What is TikTok? IBM patents a smartwatch that unfolds into a tablet. Whatever happened to all those Bob Ross paintings? F. Scott Fitzgerald and “cocktail” as a verb. Heavy metal knitting. Twinkies for Breakfast. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

FSI’s Rich Lowe on the Latest Trends Affecting Print Franchises

Published July 19, 2019

Rich Lowe of Franchise Services talks to Kelley Holmes at this week’s Franchise Services Convention about current trends in the marketplace affecting print franchises and their customers. Specifically, franchises have had to learn how to really be a marketing services provider, how to work with data, and have had to understand the sign business.

 

PR Agency Employees—2010–2016

Published July 12, 2019

In 2016, there were 58,489 employees in establishments in NAICS 54182 (Public Relations Agencies). Employment in this category has grown +17% from 2010 to 2016.

 

Around the Web: Knitted Sensors. Disabled Books. The City that Invented the Publishing Industry. Brands and Amazon Search. Most Valuable Brands. Underwater Internet. Another Photo Cake Incident.

Published July 12, 2019

The MIT Media Lab develops knitted sensors. Microsoft discontinues its ebooks—and erases everyone’s libraries. Venice and the dawn of book publishing. Most of product searches on Amazon are brand-free. Sea-level rise may adversely affect the Internet. An AR application to identify street artists. Working for the [Robot] Man. Use AI to keep your prey-toting pet out of the house. Levitating turntables. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Printing Industry Profits: What Goes Up...

Published June 28, 2019

Industry profits data came out earlier this month, and overall profits slipped a little. Annualized profits for Q1 2019 were $3.58 billion, down slightly from $3.66 billion in Q4 of last year. Again, it’s the large printers that are dragging down overall industry profitability.

 

Around the Web: Yet More Meeker! Madvertising. Roasting Design. Trouble On the Map. Public Domain: The Musical. Danger: Slugs! The ENIAC Programmers Project. Portugal’s Plastic Rocks. Fishbots!

Published June 28, 2019

Mary Meeker Slide Roulette. Brands harness online outrage. How can an Albany antiquarian bookstore outlast its owner? Core77 roasts bad industrial design. Fake businesses on Google Maps. Celebrating the original six ENIAC programmers—women all. Country Time is on your side. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Advertising Agency Employees—2010–2016

Published June 21, 2019

In 2016, there were 194,792 employees in establishments in NAICS 54181 (Advertising Agencies). Employment in this category has grown +31% from 2010 to 2016.

 

Around the Web: More Meeker! Press Conference Cat-astrophe. 3D Fashion. A Tale of a Tail. Marking Computer History. Redesigned Mailboxes. Celebrating Tristram Shandy. Bakery Printing Error. Li-Fi.

Published June 21, 2019

Mary Meeker Slide Roulette. 3D Fashion Editor. An app-controlled animatronic tail.  A N.H. highway historical marker commemorates the creation of BASIC. Note to press briefers: turn off the kitten filter. The USPS combats postal box fishing.  A look at Laurence Sterne’s classic “Tristram Shandy.” Who wouldn’t want a Marie Curie birthday cake? Internet-transmitting lights. Crocheted body parts. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Ditch Your Silos for Convergence

Published June 20, 2019

Pat McGrew, President of McGrew Group, talks about convergence and what it means for the printing industry.

 

April Printing Shipments—A New Season?

Published June 14, 2019

Printing shipments for April were up from March, happily disrupting what has become the usual seasonal pattern. Even better, April 2019 shipments came in above April 2018 shipments.

 

Around the Web: Two Words: Mary Meeker! Kirie Eleison. Passenger Drones. Shame-Based Ecology. Kids on Film. LED Earbuds. Ice Ice Hawking.

Published June 14, 2019

Data nerds rejoice: Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report is out. The Japanese art of kirie. Robotaxies to take flight. Barnes & Noble sold to a hedge fund. Fujifilm resumes making black-and-white film. Light up your brain, ostensibly. “The queen of eating shellfish online.” A Stephen Hawking-esque voice synthesizer performs “Ice Ice Baby.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Canon Solutions America's Océ Colorado Printer Offers Endless Solutions

Published June 13, 2019

John Kaufman, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, takes us on a tour of the Océ Colorado wide-format printer with faster automation and an endless array of configurations for both small and wide format printing.

 

Vycom Offers a Variety of Plastic and Specialty Substrate Solutions

Published June 10, 2019

Kevin Duffy, VP of Sales and Marketing for Vycom, outlines a variety of unique substrates available to the sign industry, including Celtec PVC and Polycarve products.

 

Onyx Graphics Celebrates 30 Years

Published June 10, 2019

Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing for Onyx Graphics, talks about the 30-year evolution of the company's wide-format RIP software, focused on helping customers and print shops boost profitability.

 

Around the Web: Fashion Footprints. Dental Data. Born-Again Bookstores. Delicious Design. Correlation Caution. Dash Disturbance. Forgery Fallout. Rocket Reading.

Published June 7, 2019

Quantifying fashion’s environmental footprint. Transforming the bookstore into a “cultural department store.” A profile of revolutionary designer Cipe Peneles. Buy your own Follows and Likes. Caution: Correlation vs. Causation. Using hyphens in academic paper titles adversely affects citations stats. Nuclear tests can help spot art forgeries. An AR-enabled book about the history of rocket launches. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services Employees—2010–2016

Published June 7, 2019

In 2016, there were 472,163 employees in establishments in NAICS 5418 (Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services). Employment in this category has grown +15% from 2010 to 2016.

 

Mimaki and the "Internet of Things"

Published June 6, 2019

Bert Benckhuysen of Mimaki talks about how to imagine the future of print and the "internet of things"—it's all about connecting printers in an integrated workflow with ERP software, robots, cutting solutions, cameras, and more. Mimaki's IP Job Control software brings Mimaki printers into the Internet of Things, enabling an end-to-end workflow with minimal human intervention.

 

PrintFactory Offers Color Management Software Solutions

Published June 6, 2019

Simon Landau, Director of the Americas for PrintFactory, talks about the company, the current state of color management, and PrintFactory's software solutions available to the wide-format market.

 

An Intro to LED Signage

Published June 5, 2019

Josh Brasher, President of EBSCO Sign Group, offers a primer on LED signage, discussing the technology and the business model.

 

John O'Grady Talks About the New Kodak

Published June 5, 2019

At Kodak’s GUA event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Prinergy, WhatTheyThink Contributing Editor Pat McGrew talks to John O'Grady, President, Print Systems Division, Eastman Kodak Company, about his vision for the new Kodak. Specifically, in order to continue to be of value to their customers, Kodak needs to show them ways to be more effective and more efficient, and to reduce costs.

 

Agfa Helps Grow Businesses

Published June 4, 2019

Jason Hamilton, Solutions Architect for Agfa, talks about the company's goal to help small to mid-tier sign shops grow their business not only through equipment and technology but through a business partnership.

 

Horizon Releases a Fully Automated Binding System

Published June 3, 2019

Yoshi Oe, General Manager of Global Business for Horizon Systems, talks about the company's new smart binding system, a fully-integrated and automated unwinder, cutter, folder, binder, and three-knife trimmer.

 

Kodak Celebrates 20 Years of Prinergy

Published June 3, 2019

At Kodak’s GUA event celebrating the 20th anniversary of Prinergy, WhatTheyThink Contributing Editor Pat McGrew talks to Todd Bigger about his new role as President of Kodak's Software Division, his personal journey in the industry, and Kodak’s renewed commitment to reinvesting in print and developing new products, particularly in the areas of automation and cloud-based technology.

 

HP Launches STITCH

Published June 3, 2019

Ester Sala, Global Business Director for HP, talks about the development and launch of the new HP STITCH dye-sublimation textile printing portfolio. By working alongside their customers, HP has created a product to solve real-life problems.

 

The Changing Face of Print Business Opportunities

Published May 31, 2019

In our annual Print Business Outlook Survey, we found that the top opportunities for print businesses included some newer, proactive items, with some of the old chestnuts falling off the tree. As we saw with recent Business Challenges, could this reflect a “changing of the guard” of print business management?

 

Around the Web: Books...In a Library?! Hidden Secrets of the NYPL. The World’s First Poster Museum. Optical Illusion. A Digital Dress? What the ? A Puckish Idea. Three Little Words.

Published May 31, 2019

The clamor to keep print books in academic libraries. 10 reasons to get a New York Public Library card. NYC opens first poster museum. Fry your brain with this new optical illusion. $9500 for a dress that doesn’t actually exist. Meredith sells Sports Illustrated...but not the magazine. The mysterious origin of the dollar sign. Let us proclaim the mystery of tape. Hockey pucks for the blind. For sale: one Wienermobile. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

From File Server to Systems Builder

Published May 30, 2019

Pat Janowski, Global Sales Director for Proactive Technologies, talks about this boutique computer systems builder focused on the printing industry that began as a file server in the 1980s, as well as the importance of hardware in RIPing and other prepress processes.

 

Dataline: ERP Dedicated to Making Graphic Arts Businesses More Efficient

Published May 30, 2019

Dirk Deroo, CEO of Dataline, talks about the founding of his company in his attic and why its modular approach to ERP for the graphic arts industry adds value for the industry. In addition to product development experts, Dataline puts substantial focus on project management/implementation. The company has 8,000 users across all segments of print including textiles.

 

Avery Dennison Wins ISA Innovation Award

Published May 29, 2019

Molly Waters, Senior Technical Specialist for Avery Dennison, talks about the technology demonstrated at the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, including their MPI 1405 PVC-Free film that won the ISA Innovation Award, as well as vehicle wrapping and environmental printing.

 

HP Adds Dye Sublimation to Its Portfolio

Published May 28, 2019

Santi Morera, General Manager and Global Head of Graphics Solutions Business for HP, discusses the company's strategy for dye sublimation in the textile market and how the new HP Stitch fits into the current HP portfolio.

 

Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services Establishments—2016

Published May 24, 2019

in 2016, there were 37,875 establishments in NAICS 5418 (Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services). Two-thirds of these establishments (65%) have under four employees, 79% have under 10 employees, and 88% have under 20 employees. The largest agencies (100 or more employees) only account for 2% of all establishments.

 

Around the Web: Recycling Garments. “Knitting is Coding.” Stubborn Signage. Fanatics and Fast Fashion. Graphic Design for President! QR Codes to Aid Memory. Big Monet.

Published May 24, 2019

Sex weasels of classical portraiture. Times Square billboard under fire. Fanatics becomes the Amazon of sports apparel. The West Wing Weekly podcast looks at campaign design and typography. Using QR codes to assist dementia patients. Is there money in art? The tragedy of AirPods. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Good Graphic Design is an Art

Published May 22, 2019

Anthony Hemsworth, Team Leader for My Graphic Design Team, talks with Kelley Holmes about the importance of good graphic design and what it means to the printing industry and its customers.

 

Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles

Published May 21, 2019

Wim Maes, Executive Director at Summa, talks about the company's entry into textiles to address the bottleneck created in the cutting department as textile printers gain in speed. The company acquired CadCam Technology, resulting in the development of the Summa L3214, a 3.2-meter laser cutting device that cuts while the fabric feeds across the table, enabling cutting at 800 square meters per hour.

 

EFI Focused on Green Printing for Textiles

Published May 20, 2019

Adele Genoni, Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about EFI's sustainable approach to digital textile printing, from design through production and finishing, including two sustainable inks to cover virtually all fabric types.

 

Around the Web: Revised Receipts. Lost Libraries. Elusive Elements. Killer Conferences. Otic Apps. Flora Fluorescence.

Published May 17, 2019

Adding visual information to register receipts. 75 years of ISA. A recently discovered 500-year-old library catalog of lost books. Our dwindling helium supply. Does conference room air negatively affect decision-making? Plant-based lighting. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Frank Talks to Highcon's Christian Knapp

Published May 17, 2019

Frank caught up with Christian Knapp of Highcon at the recent Canadian Graphic Arts show. Highcon is a pioneer in automatic creasing and laser diecutting.

 

FESPA 2019 is All About Innovation

Published May 16, 2019

Mark Hanley of I.T. Strategies talks about the vibrant digital print market represented at FESPA 2019 in Münich, Germany.

 

Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Published May 14, 2019

Julian Joffe, President of Engineered Printing Solutions, talks about the history of the company and their ability to print on a variety of surfaces.

 

HP's Smart Printing

Published May 13, 2019

Steve Newton, Software Solutions Manager for HP Large Format, talks with Kelley Holmes about HP's cloud-based "smart printing" for wide-format, facilitated through PrintOS, and introduces HP's Stitch for the dye-sublimation market.

 

EFI Checks All the Wide-Format Boxes

Published May 13, 2019

Ken Hanulec, VP of Marketing for EFI, talks about what customers are looking for in a wide-format printer: lower total cost, expansion of capabilities, and reliability.

 

Printing’s Labor's Lost?

Published May 10, 2019

Overall printing employment dropped -0.7% from March to April 2019 and on a year-over-year basis is down -2.9%. Production employment dropped a tad from March to April, and is down -4.5% from April 2018. Non-production employment was up +0.6% from April 2018 to April 2019.

 

Around the Web: Textile Reshoring. $50 Typo. Ad Nauseam. Beyond RGB? Salvador Dalí Meets the Marx Brothers. The World’s Smallest Post Service. Parrot-Based Marketing. Also: Hatebeak!

Published May 10, 2019

OnPoint named Alabama Manufacturer of the Year. New dress shirts. The origin of the word “dude.” A dark vision of the future of advertising. Will we ever be able to see more colors? The long lost Marx Brothers movie written by Salvador Dalí. Selling whisky with parrots. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

3M Introduces the Award-Winning Graphics Hub

Published May 9, 2019

Tammi Johnson, Business Development Manager for 3M, talks about the Graphics Hub, a software and website platform for sign and graphics manufacturers, which features a suite of tools including the Install Wizard, which won Business Services/Software Innovation Award at the ISA Sign Expo last month.

 

Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provides Software Solutions for a Variety of Workflows

Published May 9, 2019

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about the breadth of automated software solutions available as either standalone applications or integrated into a variety of third-party products and established workflows.

 

Convergence Connects Communities

Published May 8, 2019

Brandon Hensley, COO of the International Sign Association, and Joshua Carruth, Trade Show Director for Emerald Expositions, talk about how digital printing technology is driving convergence across wide-format, signage, and textile printing.

 

Carey Color on the Rebirth of Flexo

Published May 7, 2019

Ed Nicholson, Project Manager for Carey Color Inc., talks to David Zwang about what being a “color separator” means today, and how Carey Color serves as the middleman between ad agencies and printers. The company has also branched into flexographic platemaking—a venture that has taken off with flexo’s recent rebirth.

 

Save Money and Get Results by Managing Your Data

Published May 7, 2019

Christine Erna of Strategic Postal Advisors and Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions discuss the trends in the automation of workflow centered around transactional documentation and managing data from a centralized location.

 

Mactac Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary

Published May 6, 2019

Ross Burnham, Senior Marketing Manager for Mactac, talks about Mactac's 60th anniversary, and how Mactac materials are allowing owners of Canon Solutions America's Océ Colorado 1640 wide-format printer produce a wide variety of applications.

 

Production Inkjet Print Quality Continues to Improve

Published May 6, 2019

Ralf Schlozer, Director of Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, discusses the trends he saw at Hunkeler Innovationdays, including print quality improvements in current production inkjet technologies.

 

Around the Web: From Tablets to Tablets. Quantophrenia. Smart Towels. The Pinkest Pink. Email Snail Mail. Oak Gall Ink.

Published May 3, 2019

A new history of writing exhibition. Towels that tell you when to wash them. Why the Red Cross loves Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five.” Send a physical letter...by email. Making ink from oak galls. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Print Business Challenges: Some Old Cares, Some New Concerns

Published May 3, 2019

In Winter 2018/2019, we conducted our annual Print Business Outlook Survey and found that the top challenges for print businesses included some new cares and concerns with some of the old challenges falling by the wayside. Could this reflect a “changing of the guard” of print business management?

 

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth.

 

Design Pool Is an Interior Design Resource

Published April 30, 2019

Kristen Dettoni, Founder of Design Pool, talks about the company's online library of designs, and how Design Pool is a kind of Shutterstock for the commercial and residential interior design industry.

 

ISA and Emerald Expositions Join Forces

Published April 29, 2019

Brandon Hensley, COO of the International Sign Association (ISA), and Joshua Carruth, Trade Show Director for Emerald Expositions, discuss their partnership with ISA and colocation in Orlando next year.

 

Sign Manufacturers—2010–2016

Published April 26, 2019

In 2016, there were 5,650 Sign Manufacturing establishments (NAICS 33995). The decline and rise of sign manufacturing over the course of the 2010s reflects the impact of the Great Recession, as well as the recovery and the growth of digital printing into traditional signmaking.

 

Around the Web: Offline Americans. Touring Greece. Loud Restaurants. Topical Typography.

Published April 26, 2019

10% of Americans do not use the Internet. The Comma Queen” tours Greece. The rise of the Post Office—and the decline of dueling. A new app measures the loudness of restaurants. The Presidential candidates’ typography.  A requiem for the old Penn Station. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

ISA Joins Forces with Impressions Expo

Published April 26, 2019

In 2020, the ISA Sign Expo will colocate with Impressions Expo (formerly the Imprinted Sportswear Show). Lori Anderson, CEO and President of ISA, talks about the advantages of this colocation for both shows.

 

Customer Education is Integral to Visutech's Success

Published April 25, 2019

Pat McGrew interviews Jan-Olef Jungersten, CEO of Visutech Digital AB, about his print philosophy and the importance of customer education to create profit.

 

Catherine Monson: Sign Trends From Environmental Graphics To Dynamic Digital Signage.

Published April 25, 2019

FastSigns President Catherine Monson discusses trends in the sign industry from environmental graphics to dynamic digital signage.

 

Minimize Wasted Workflow Time to Save Money

Published April 24, 2019

David Spencer, President and CEO of SpencerMetrics, analyzes how people, machines, and workflow come together to identify and minimize wasted time to reduce costs.

 

Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Published April 24, 2019

Scott Leger and Gary Barnes of FUJIFILM discuss the shift from analog to inkjet technology for late-stage customization and the higher speed of variable print.

 

Metallizing and Other Industrial Printing Technologies

Published April 23, 2019

Rob Malay, Product Development Manager for VDI, was a keynote speaker at InPrint 2019. He talks to Kelley Holmes about metallizing, and VDI's converting of polymer webs, metal foils, and flexible glass substrates for printing industry applications.

 

February 2019 Printing Shipments: Starting the Year Off on the Right Foot

Published April 19, 2019

Printing shipments for February 2019 came in at $6.08 billion. In keeping with the industry’s seasonality, it’s down from January, but so far 2019 shipments are higher than 2018’s.

 

Around the Web: Mixed Reality Retailers. Heavy Metal Knitting. Recycled Sneakers. 3D Heart. Lego Printing Press. Changing Music Formats. A Netflix Magazine. Mad Libs Sci-Fi Plot Generator.

Published April 19, 2019

The first Heavy Metal Knitting World Championships. Running shoes that can be recycled. A 3D-printed human heart. Danger! Facebook is launching a voice assistant! Run! Cursive handwriting is coming back. Netflix is producing a magazine. “Balloon-related incidents.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Hunkeler AG Looks Ahead to drupa 2020

Published April 18, 2019

Hans Gut, VP of Marketing for Hunkeler AG, talks about the importance of drupa 2020 as a showcase for the industry, and Hunkeler's innovations in automation, workflow, and systems integration.

 

FASTSIGNS of Helena's Unique Showroom Honors the City's Rich History

Published April 17, 2019

Greg Painter, owner of FASTSIGNS of Helena (Mont.), takes us on a tour of his unconventional showroom complete with an upstairs diner and other iconic elements from Helen's storied past. All of it is designed to pay tribute to the history of the town and show customers many of the applications available.

 

Bluecrest Blends Production Print and Direct Mail

Published April 16, 2019

Kevin Marks, VP of Global Production Print for Bluecrest, talks about the company's involvement in production print and direct mail, as communication continues to change.

 

The Ecommerce Trend in Labels and Packaging

Published April 15, 2019

Dawn Olson of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S., helps customers who have invested in industrial print solutions profit from their investment as quickly as possible. She encourages those in the label and packaging world to take advantage of the opportunities in packaging for ecommerce.

 

From the Corporate World to FASTSIGNS

Published April 15, 2019

Div Bhingradia, owner of FASTSIGNS Mooresville (N.C.), left his corporate job to open his own sign shop and take advantage of the fast-growing North Carolina business environment. FASTSIGNS helped him navigate an industry with which he was unfamiliar.

 

Outdoor Advertising Establishments—2010–2016

Published April 12, 2019

In 2016, there were 2,556 establishments classified as Outdoor Advertising (NAICS 54185). In 2010, NAICS 54185 comprised 2,378 establishments—but note that the Census Bureau changed the name of this category in 2012.

 

Around the Web: Behind the Seams. Threading the Needle. Imaging the Unimagable. A Good Week for Type. Wikienigma. I, Author. Scamming the Scammer.

Published April 12, 2019

The current state of the US textile industry. Ironic commemorative stamps. Making a giant paper dragon. Photographing a black hole. A font of typography news. An encyclopedia of unknowns. Robot-penned books. A screenwriter toys with a Facebook Messenger scammer. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

InPrint 2019 is Off to the Races

Published April 11, 2019

Frazer Chesterman, co-founder of InPrint, talks with Kelley Holmes about this year's event, the move to Louisville, Ky., and what the future holds for the organization.

 

HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform

Published April 11, 2019

Carles Farre, Director of Commercial Business for PageWide Industrial at HP, talks about new features and capabilities that build on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) platform to give customers more productivity and versatility.

 

Steve Kouroupas Transitions from Commercial Printing to Signage

Published April 10, 2019

Steve Kouroupas, owner of FASTSIGNS of Greenville (N.C.), spent 10 years in the commercial printing industry and in 2016 looked into opening his own sign business by purchasing a FASTSIGNS franchise. He's found the sign business to be a "mashup of printing, graphics, and construction."

 

For IWCO Direct, Direct Mail is a Mix of Offset and Digital

Published April 9, 2019

Steve Myrvold, EVP of Operations for IWCO Direct, talks about the fully-integrated direct mail company and their mix of digital and offset equipment.

 

Business Conditions: Up in 2018, Optimism High for 2019

Published April 5, 2019

In Winter 2018/2019, we conducted our annual Print Business Outlook Survey and found that business in 2018 was perceived by survey respondents as overall pretty good: 42% said that revenues had increased by six percent or more compared to 2017.

 

Around the Web: iPhone Airbags (no, not the users). April Fool’s Folly. In Praise of Jet Lag. 3D Color Matching. Screen Sharing Horror Stories. No eBooks for You. One Ruler to Rule Them All.

Published April 5, 2019

April Fool’s Day: some cautionary tales. Pantone’s color matching for 3D printing. Be careful when you share your screen. Repossessing eBooks. Gin and tonic toothpaste. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Smooth Operators

Published April 5, 2019

Frank opines about printing press operators. The number of legacy presses has created a need for operators because they are all somewhat different and at any rate schools don't graduate operators of specific machines. Recognizing this problem, the state of Minnesota has created a grant program to help train press operators.

 

The WhatTheyThink Blooper Reel

Published April 1, 2019

It's April 1, and that can only mean one thing: the annual WhatTheyThink video blooper reel!

 

PR Establishments—2010–2016

Published March 29, 2019

In 2010, there were 8,219 establishments classified as PR Agencies. By 2016, there had been a net gain of +3.2%.

 

Around the Web: Inside the NYT Printing Plant. Semantic Satiation. NYC’s LED Barge. The Infinite CVS Receipt. Rebuild Your Business. Are App Users Happy? “Harvesting Garfields.”

Published March 29, 2019

“The craft, precision, and unexpected beauty of the newspaper printing process.” Rebirth of a paper mill. Keyless in New York. The 14th-Century Mappa Mundi. “Alien”: The Play. Garfield phones storm the beaches. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Frank On How to Get Rich Selling Printing

Published March 29, 2019

Frank found an archive of books on sales and marketing at CalPoly. He is surprised by how many there are and enumerates a few titles. He especially likes “How to Grow Rich Selling Printing.”

 

Ipskamp Printing B.V. Transitions to Digital

Published March 28, 2019

Bob Olde Hampsink, Director of Ipskamp Printing B.V., a book manufacturer in the Netherlands, talks about how the company has adapted over the years and switched to digital production as customers transition to smaller-quantity printing.

 

FASTSIGNS Dayton, Ohio: Never the Same Day Twice

Published March 27, 2019

Dayton, Ohio's Larry Miller converted his Ham Signs vehicle lettering and sign shop to a FASTSIGNS franchise in 2013. He talks with Kelley Holmes about his nearly three decades in the industry, the fun of running a FASTSIGNS franchise, and how they never have the same day twice.

 

Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Published March 26, 2019

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, discusses how far inkjet has come in catching up with offset production quality—and how much it still must improve.

 

Alaska's Interior Graphics and Printing Has Come a Long Way

Published March 25, 2019

Michelle Maynor, "Print-cess" at Interior Graphics and Printing in Fairbanks, Alaska, talks with Richard Romano at the NPOA Conference about the company's 70+-year history and how it has grown from business printing to adding wide-format and promotional graphics.

 

Printing Industry Profits: Urban Sprawl in the Tale of Two Cities

Published March 22, 2019

Overall, annualized printing industry profits for Q4 2018 were $3.66 billion—not a massive gain from Q3 but a gain nonetheless (we’ll take it). It also appears that the “tale of two cities” trend is—at least temporarily—on hold.

 

Around the Web: State Books. Speaking of Food. New Words in the OED. Gen Z and Sustainable Streetwear. “The Scream” Reconsidered. Lost in MySpace. In Praise of Newsletters.

Published March 22, 2019

Which book was the most popular in your state in 2018? Did early humans' dietary changes affect speech? What new words did the OED add to the English lexicon? How are Gen Zers’ sustainable buying preferences driving new apparel products? Is Munch’s “Scream” guy actually screaming? People still use MySpace? Have you heard Vienna’s Vegetable Orchestra? All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Sarah Barr Offers Advice to New Print Owners

Published March 21, 2019

Sarah Barr, Owner of Konhaus Print and Marketing, talks with Richard Romano at the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) Conference about navigating the world of print as a new owner, and how her company can help customers with marketing.

 

Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Published March 19, 2019

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration.

 

Charlene Sims Brings a Wealth of Experience to the NPOA Board

Published March 18, 2019

Charlene Sims, President of The Master's Press and new National Print Owners Association (NPOA) board member, talks about her 43-year print journey and her plans for leasing the NPOA into the future.

 

Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Published March 18, 2019

Matthew Romero, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, has been in the printing industry his entire life. He opened a sign shop in 2015 and greatly expanded what he could offer by being part of the FASTSIGNS network. He also talks about a mural project he recently completed for a local high school.

 

Around the Web: Tome Readers. Apple iArmor? Laptop Typewriter. Tiny Tomes. Sappy Sentiment. Me+Moo.

Published March 15, 2019

Print books remain more popular than digital formats. Save the date: WTIN’s digital textile webinar. The first laptop typewriter. Why did people stop wearing hats? An exhibition of really tiny books. Unlucky in love? Try writing to a tree. (No, not D. Eadward Tree.) All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Advertising Agency Establishments—2010–2016

Published March 15, 2019

In 2010, there were 13,248 establishments classified as Advertising Agencies. By 2016, there had been a net gain of +1.0%, the ups and downs reflecting the changing role of the ad agency.

 

HP's Service Edge Helps the Customer

Published March 14, 2019

Pat McGrew, Inkjet Evangelist, talks with Sylvain Faligand of HP about the company's Service Edge platform. HP's Service Edge leverages the best of HP's prices and tools to help the customer grow, be efficient, be autonomous, and meet their business objectives.

 

Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Published March 14, 2019

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM.

 

Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed

Published March 13, 2019

Adina Shorr, CEO of Scodix, talks about the digital embellishment and enhancement, especially in packaging production. Thanks to its ability to mass customize printed packaging, digital embellishments can turn something that is functional—a package—into a form of communication, ultimately changing the way that products are consumed.

 

HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published March 11, 2019

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media.

 

December 2018 Printing Shipments: Ending 2018 on a High(ish) Note

Published March 8, 2019

Printing shipments for December 2018 came in at $6.40 billion. In keeping with the industry’s new seasonality, that’s down from November, but higher than December 2017—but just barely.

 

Around the Web: Forensic Fashion. Grayscale iPhone Display. 3D-Printed Orthotics. Hypnotic Password Retrieval. Independent Bookstore Owners Help Out One of Their Own.

Published March 8, 2019

Forensic garment analysts. Fast fashion and the environment. A toast matching system. John Steinbeck sends Marilyn Monroe a fan letter...sort of. Death of a robot. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Published March 7, 2019

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event.

 

NPOA Continues to Grow

Published March 5, 2019

John Henry, CEO of Mitchell's Speedway Press Printing and Programs and Events Director for the National Print Owners Association (NPOA), talks about the advantages of NPOA membership and how both the association and the annual conference have grown in the last seven years.

 

Advertising and Related Establishments—2010–2016

Published March 1, 2019

In 2010, there were 38,335 establishments classified as Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services. By 2016, there had been a net loss of -1.2%. This is a very broad industry classification, comprising a disparate bunch of business types, each of which has its own unique dynamics.

 

Around the Web: Traveling Texts. Fit to Be Untied. Kodak Film Is Da Bomb. Uber Economics. Office Space Turns 20. Paper Fold-Away Bed. Lunar Library. Bridge of Size.

Published March 1, 2019

Getting a text from sender to receiver. The Internet of shoes. Nuclear testing and Kodak film. An oral history of “Office Space.” In praise of standards. Retrieving DNA from old books. Digitize yourself for the perfect fit. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Published March 1, 2019

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks about the future of the company, inkjet, and the advantage of continuous feed, as well as success through automation.

 

Frank Talks to PrintWeek India

Published March 1, 2019

The EFI Connect Conference in Las Vegas attracts the second largest contingent of media and analysts after drupa. Frank took advantage of this unique audience to get a brief insight to print trends in some overseas markets. In this interview, he talks to Noel D’Cunha, Managing Editor of PrintWeek India.

 

The Future of Finishing at Hunkeler AG

Published February 28, 2019

Michel Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler AG, talks about the company's new product portfolio as well as how he sees the future of not only finishing technology, but entire print production systems.

 

Ricoh Presents Latest Printing Innovations at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published February 28, 2019

Take a tour of the Ricoh booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019. At the event Ricoh is presenting production printing systems including the Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 continuous feed full color inkjet press, the compact Ricoh Pro V20000, mono continuous feed inkjet press, and the Ricoh Pro C9200 digital press. To support efficient and streamlined production Ricoh is showing new additions to its software portfolio including Ricoh’s TotalFlow BatchBuilder and Ricoh’s ProcessDirector.

 

The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published February 27, 2019

Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, joins David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays to share his thoughts on the event and how cutting-edge technology has improved inkjet quality.

 

Paper Trends in Production Inkjet Printing

Published February 27, 2019

Jan Rops, Product Manager for Inkjet at Crown Van Gelder, takes us through the current trends in papers for production inkjet printing including print quality and color management. Color management plays a critical role in reducing paper and ink costs in production inkjet printing.

 

Ricoh Introduces New Inkjet Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published February 26, 2019

Mike Herold, VP of Global Marketing for Ricoh, talks with David Zwang about the premiere of Ricoh's new Ricoh Pro VC70000, a continuous-feed inkjet printer that uses a new ink solution, reinvents drying, and offers other significant new features.

 

Automation Takes Center Stage at 13th Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published February 25, 2019

David Zwang talks to Hunkeler AG President Stefan Hunkeler about Hunkeler Innovationdays. The 13th edition of Innovationdays focuses on "Success with Automation" and utilizing Industry 4.0 concepts in automated print production systems.

 

Printing Shipments as a Percentage of GDP

Published February 22, 2019

Since 1997, the value of printing shipments went from around 0.75% of GDP all the way down to about 0.35%. So we should not be surprised that parts of the printing industry are falling off the government’s radar.

 

Around the Web: Fabric Runs Hot and Cold. Rebooting...literally. Digital Advertising Surpasses Analog. One More Color. Red Rum. Nom Daguerre. SPUDwrite. Your Cover’s Blown.

Published February 22, 2019

Fabric that responds to its wearer. I got my soul shoes on my feet. (Maybe.) The world’s first photographed human. An E Ink typewriter that only does one thing...like a typewriter. The earliest book covers. The calming sound of a dot matrix printer. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

FASTSIGNS' Catherine Monson on the Company's Continued Growth

Published February 20, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson about the recent conference in Orlando and the growth of the company in 2018.

 

Book Printing Employees—2010–2016

Published February 15, 2019

In 2010, there were a total of 28,935 employees in U.S. book printing establishments (NAICS 323117). By 2016, book printing employment had dropped to 19,842.

 

Around the Web: BLS Loses Track of the Printing Industry. Where and What the Jobs Are. Apple’s “Netflix for News.” Confessions of a Content Marketer. Collecting the Elements.

Published February 15, 2019

The future of digital fabric printing. Printing industry government classifications consolidating. The fastest growing jobs in each state. Newspapers not subscribing to “Netflix for News.” The dark art of content marketing. A Death Star waffle maker. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Canon Solutions America's Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software

Published February 14, 2019

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Wide Format at Canon Solutions America,talks about new products the company launched at SGIA 2018—such as Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software.

 

Oce Arizona 6100 for Corrugated and Flatbed Users

Published February 12, 2019

Patrick Donigain, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, talks about the Oce Arizona 6100 UV High Flow Vacuum Series Printer designed to solve materials handling issues for corrugated customers as well as flatbed users working with materials that are difficult to hold down on the printer bed.

 

November 2018 Printing Shipments: Meeting Expectations

Published February 8, 2019

Printing shipments for November 2018 came in at $6.93 billion. In keeping with the industry’s new seasonality, that’s down from October—but it’s still above November 2018’s $6.80 billion.

 

Around the Web: Coyote Signage. DRM for Houseplants. The Longest Walk on Earth. Robot Reporters. Creepy Napkins. JQA Live on Stage. Cooked by Cellphones.

Published February 8, 2019

Patented houseplants now come with a EULA. Mapping Earth’s longest continuous walk. The rise of automated newswriting. Delta and Coke team up to creep out airline passengers. A new play about 6th US President John Quincy Adams (sort of). 5G conspiracy theories. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Fellers Supplies Wrap and Sign Materials as Well as Training

Published February 7, 2019

Lisa Smoke, franchise sales manager for Fellers, talks about the "world's largest wrap supply company" with more than 60 locations nationwide supplying vehicle wrap films as well as sign supplies, tools, and other materials. The company also offers training classes on working with wrap materials.

 

SGIA 2018 Canon Booth Tour

Published February 6, 2019

Angel Georgiou, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Large Format Solutions, takes visitors through the company's booth at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, highlighting their vast array of printing solutions.

 

swissQprint Announces Its First Roll-to-Roll Wide-Format Printer

Published February 5, 2019

Mike Kyritsi, president of swissQprint, talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's first roll-to-roll wide-format printer, to be launched at FESPA in Munich in May.

 

Canon's Business Builder Program Offers Training

Published February 4, 2019

Bob Honn, Senior Director of Marketing Support, Large Format Solutions, for Canon Solutions America, discusses how the Business Builder Program combines traditional hardware sales with a variety of training services.

 

Prepress and Postpress Services Employees—2010–2016

Published February 1, 2019

In 2010, there were a total of 32,906 employees in U.S. prepress and postpress services establishments (NAICS 32312). By 2016, “support services for printing” employment had dropped to 24,502.

 

Around the Web: Pwned! Prints in Space! Good Gravy! To Thine Own Virtual Self Be True! A Superfluity of Words! Play Bill!

Published February 1, 2019

How to find out if your email account has been compromised. Make your home smell like chicken gravy. VR comes to the theater. Mondrian-inspired sticky notes. Theatergoers still want a printed playbill. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Latest Inflation Adjustment Multipliers

Published January 25, 2019

Every January, we provide the latest inflation-adjustment multipliers so that print business owners can get a real sense of how they are performing year-over year.

 

Around the Web: Old Elements. Salad Days. Farewell, Yellow Pages. Silent City. Public Domain. Pole Position.

Published January 25, 2019

The oldest periodic table is uncovered in Scotland. UK’s Yellow Pages are no more. Cremona, Italy, goes quiet. A new zine highlights the new works in the public domain. The magnetic north pole is on the move. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Screen Printing Employees—2010–2016

Published January 18, 2019

In 2010, there were a total of 57,674 employees in U.S. screen printing establishments (NAICS 323113). By 2016, screen printing employment had grown to 63,056—the opposite of what we have seen in general commercial printing during that same period.

 

Around the Web: The Perception of Lines. Loving Lydian. Platform Shoes? Young Entrepreneurs Spurn VCs. A Sixfold Dos-à-Dos Book. The Case of the Missing Mile Marker Signs.

Published January 18, 2019

Why we perceive horizontal and vertical lines differently. An old typeface returns. Superior sleep with pricey pjs. Nike’s new sneaker is a fitness tech platform. Finding alternatives to venture capitalists. A 16th-century book that opens six ways. Why do Mile Marker 480 signs keep disappearing?

 

Premium Content Graphic Arts Employment Held Steady in December

Published January 11, 2019

Overall printing employment stayed roughly the same from November to December 2018, and, compared to December 2017, declined -1.6%. Non-production printing employment was up a bit in December, production employment down by about the same bit. PR employment continues to be the industry growth spot.

 

Around the Web: The Truth About Parachutes? Loud Packaging. Faux 5G. Personalized Cartography. Kohler’s “Intelligent Toilet.” Jazz Graphic Design.

Published January 11, 2019

New barefoot training footwear. What color is your parachute—and how safe is it? 5G connectivity is coming—but accept no imitations. Are paper maps back on the...map? If it were really intelligent, would it be a toilet? The visual look of jazz. Is it better to read a book or listen to it? All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Commercial Printing Employees—2010–2016

Published December 21, 2018

In 2010, there were a total of 499,622 employees in all commercial printing and related support businesses (NAICS 323). By 2016, overall industry employment had dropped to 445,992.

 

Color ReaderPRO Helps Create Customized Fabric Designs

Published December 18, 2018

Thomas LaTempa and Oriol Martinez Riba announce the partnership of Datacolor and Inedit as they collaborate to bring Color ReaderPRO—a color-reading management device and associated mobile app—to the market.

 

Canon Partners With Duplo to Add Embellishments

Published December 17, 2018

Matt Poliniak, Advisor for Canon USA, demonstrates how the combination of the Canon imagePRESS and the Duplo DDC-810 gives customers the ability to add embellishments to digital prints.

 

Premium Content October 2018 Printing Shipments: Suitable for Framing

Published December 14, 2018

Printing shipments for October 2018 came in at $7.27 billion. That’s up from September—and it’s well above October 2018’s $7.08 billion. Welcome to the new seasonality.

 

Around the Web: Easy 3D Printing. Roman Adiators. Russian Fauxbots. Bad Signs. Mass Broadband. HP Sustainability. Chicken Logs.

Published December 14, 2018

A cheap, easy-to-use desktop 3D printer. RIP, Evelyn Berezin, inventor of the word processor. Jules Van Sant’s next adventure. Anonymous New Yorkers’ war on signage. A Massachusetts town creates its own broadband. “Please check for all your personal belongings.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Nazdar Partners with EFI to Roll Out a New Entry-Level Roll-to-Roll Wide-Format Printer

Published December 13, 2018

Glenn Shull, Printing Equipment Product Manager for Nazdar, talks about Nazdar's partnership with EFI and the unveiling of the EFI Pro 32r entry-level roll-to-roll wide-format printer.

 

Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

Published December 12, 2018

Scott Schinlever, President and COO of Automation Solutions for Gerber Technology, announces the acquisition of MCT Digital, a company the specializes in automated cutter technology.

 

Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Published December 10, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing.

 

Around the Web: 3D-Printed Food. Font for Dyslexics. Fiction On Demand. “Retail Rashomon.” Virtual Vermeer. Murdering Mercator. The Future from 1988. Stay Away from 536.

Published December 7, 2018

Open Source versions of the Creative Cloud applications. A new font aids reading for dyslexics. Yet another take on what’s happening with retail. Cutting Greenland down to size. Futurists in 1988 predict the jobs of the future. Have a time machine? Skip A.D. 536. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

 

Premium Content Printing Industry Profits: The Tale of Two Cities Continues

Published December 7, 2018

Industry profits data came out earlier this week, and it was good and bad news. Overall, annualized profits for Q3 2018 were $3.07 billion—not a huge gain from Q2, but a gain nonetheless. But it’s the ongoing saga of the low profitability of large printers dragging down average industry profitability.

 

President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

Published December 6, 2018

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging.

 

Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

Published December 5, 2018

Gary Semon, Wide Plant Manager for Sandy Alexander, shares news of the company's acquisition of Designer's Press and their wide-format technology.

 

The New Heidelberg Fire Line

Published December 4, 2018

Stephan Plenz, CTO of Heidelberg, discusses his role, and the changes in technologies and service offerings.

 

Adding Embellishment with Duplo's Spot UV Solution

Published December 3, 2018

Si Nguyen, Vice President of Sales for Duplo, shares innovative texture and embellishment effects utilizing Duplo's spot UV solution.

 

Prepress and Postpress Services Establishments—2016

Published November 30, 2018

In 2016, there were 1,545 total U.S. establishments offering prepress and/or postpress services (NAICS 32312); 51% of these establishments had fewer than 10 employees.

 

Around the Web: Really Clickable Paper. Chocing Typography. More Gift Wrap Ideas. Guerrilla Signage. Alexa Sleeps with the Fishes. P Is for Pterodactyl. Beard Lights!

Published November 30, 2018

A new kind of electronic paper. The science of paper crumpling. How Choc became a ubiquitous typeface. A “guerilla artist” produces life-affirming stealth signage. Alexa has been integrated into Big Mouth Billy Bass, for reasons passing understanding. A collision of vehicle graphics, AI, and public shaming. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Color Casters Offers Color Management Training and Consulting

Published November 29, 2018

Jim Raffel talks about his new business Color Casters, which offers color management training both via SGIA's color management bootcamps and customized training and consulting.

 

Kodak's Flexo Journey

Published November 28, 2018

Zaki Ali, CTO of Kodak Flexographic Division talks to David Zwang about the journey of flexo and how Kodak legacy technology has brought flexo platemaking to new heights.

 

Print and Finishing Solutions Adds an AR Layer to Print

Published November 27, 2018

Kian Hemmen, Western Regional Sales Manager (RMGT) at Print and Finishing Solutions, talks about the company's Augmented Reality (AR) technology, and how making print interactive can help increase a customer's profitability.

 

EFI Expands Their Channel Partner Program

Published November 26, 2018

Ricky Vescovacci, Manager of National Channel Sales for EFI, talks about their channel partner program and how they are collaborating with Ricoh and Nazdar.

 

New Partnerships for the 2019 InPrint Conference

Published November 21, 2018

Melissa Magestro, Executive Vice President of Mac Brooks Exhibitions, announces new partnerships for next year's InPrint Conference, to be held April 9 to 11 in Louisville, Ky.

 

Dan Johansen Recaps Ricoh's Recent Wide-Format Announcements

Published November 21, 2018

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager for Graphic Arts Wide Format, Commercial and Industrial Printing Business Group for Ricoh USA, sums up the new products introduced at the SGIA Expo 2018, including the RICOH Pro L5160 latex printer and RICOH Pro TF 6250 flatbed.

 

Augmenting Print with AR

Published November 20, 2018

Jim Luttrell of SOCiOS talks about the future of AR and the possibilities available for print applications.

 

Sandy Alexander Purchases Designer's Press

Published November 19, 2018

Jason Leonard, Director of Business Development for Sandy Alexander, announces that Designer's Press in Orlando has been purchased by Sandy Alexander, which will re-brand the company and expand their wide-format capabilities.

 

Prepress and Postpress Services Establishments

Published November 16, 2018

In 2010, there were 2,080 establishments offering prepress and/or postpress services; by 2016, that number had dropped to 1,545. (The Census Bureau stopped breaking out prepress and postpress establishments separately in 2012.) It’s not difficult to understand why the number of these establishments has been dropping;  prepress is being absorbed into the printing process itself (especially in digital printing), and more print businesses are acquiring their own finishing capabilities.

 

Around the Web: Dry Leather. Secret Envelopes. Movies and Typography. Eyewitness Alexa. Informed Identity Theft. Farewell, Mon Kg

Published November 16, 2018

Mix-and-match jigsaw puzzles. Postcards from World War I. The bestselling books of 2114. Alexa stars in a reboot of "Rear Window." Friendly skies, unfriendly seats. Weighing in on the kilogram. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Roland Interviews Customers at SGIA Expo

Published November 15, 2018

Andrew Oransky, President of Roland DGA, talks about how the company took the opportunity to interview several customers at the SGIA Expo to better understand their businesses—and how Roland can help them achieve their goals.

 

InPrint Heads to Louisville

Published November 14, 2018

Frazer Chesterman, Co-Founder of InPrint, previews the upcoming InPrint 2019 industrial printing conference, which will take place April 9-11 in Louisville, Ky., and discusses some of the current trends in industrial printing.

 

Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Published November 13, 2018

Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, defines "workflow" and talks about the company's software and automation solutions for the transactional and direct mail space.

 

BlueCrest: "A $450 Million Start-Up"

Published November 13, 2018

Grant Miller, CEO of BlueCrest, discusses this new standalone company within Pitney Bowes that has merged Pitney Bowes' core document messaging technologies with its software portfolio.

 

Two Sides' "Keep Me Posted" Campaign Advocates Access to Printed Communications

Published November 12, 2018

Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, talks about the work the organization does to advocate for printing and paper, with more than 1,000 members. Through its Keep Me Posted Campaign, the organization is advocating access to printed statements and communications.

 

Modern Litho Expands Its Footprint

Published November 12, 2018

Jim Tomblinson, Vice President of Operations for Modern Litho, discusses the breadth of the company's offerings, its expanding geographical footprint, and how it has benefitted from the adoption of processless plates.

 

Premium Content End of the Season? September 2018 Printing Shipments

Published November 9, 2018

Printing shipments for September 2018 came in at $6.52 billion. That’s down from August—and it’s well below August 2017’s $6.76 billion. Are we seeing a new seasonality in the printing industry—or the end of any seasonality?

 

Around the Web: Virtual Fitting Rooms. Gift Wrap Your Face. Typewriters for Sale. Flying Cars. Music for Cheese. Fungus Footwear. Bionic Mushrooms. Fake News[casters].

Published November 9, 2018

Virtual fitting rooms for men. Create customized wrapping paper. Safety apparel for grow lights. Is the flying car on its way? Boots for Mars. Chinese news media introduces AI-based virtual presenters. What’s the deal with “The Piña Colada Song”? All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Looking Ahead to drupa 2020

Published November 8, 2018

Sabine Geldermann, Director of drupa and Global Head of Print Technology, talks about what visitors can expect at drupa in 2020.

 

David Fellman on Worldwide Sales Training

Published November 8, 2018

David Fellman, President of David Fellman & Associates and longtime Printing News contributor, shares his experiences in Australia and New Zealand in worldwide sales training.

 

The New Nexfinity

Published November 7, 2018

Todd Bigger, of Eastman Kodak Company, talks about the next-generation Nexfinity digital press and how it builds on and extends the existing platform.

 

Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published November 7, 2018

Stefan Hunkeler, President of Hunkeler, looks forward to Innovation Days in February and offers a preview of what attendees can look forward to in high-end inkjet production.

 

Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Published November 6, 2018

Tim Check, Senior Product Manager for Epson America, talks about textile printing technologies and how commercial printers can use fabric printing to open up new business opportunities and offer more options to customers.

 

Canon Unveils New Wide-Format Printers

Published November 5, 2018

Richard Reamer, Senior Director of Large Format Solutions at Canon USA, talks about Canon's wide-format printer portfolio and the new TM (Technical Multipurpose) Series, targeted at architects, engineers, and contractors. The use of a new pigment ink also makes the new series printers suitable for posters and other display graphics.

 

CHILI Publisher and "Smart Artwork"

Published November 5, 2018

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, talks about the CHILI Publisher universal graphics engine focused around "smart artwork"—a way of templating and automating the design and production of a variety of packaging and marketing materials.

 

Screen Printers—2016

Published November 2, 2018

In 2016, there were 5,150 total U.S. commercial screen printing establishments. As with most printing categories, the majority have under 10 employees, but screen shops tend to be smaller than other kinds of printing establishments.

 

Around the Web: New Flame-Retardant Fabric. Blockchains in Space. Direct-to-Object Printing. Pantone’s “Unignorable” Color. Hamster Power.

Published November 2, 2018

Don’t spoil the ends of books...or else. Heidelberg heads to InPrint Milan with the Omnifire. A new meaning of the phrase “high on the hog.” Pantone and United Way develop a new color to raise awareness of social issues. Could you power your home with hamsters? All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Glazier Design, Digital Printing, and Beyond

Published November 1, 2018

Ben Glazier, Director of Glazier Design, talks to Kelley Holmes about the new Xerox Iridesse press and the advantages of new digital technology, as well as Glazier Design's connection to the Stephen Hawking Foundation.

 

What to Look for in MIS Software

Published October 31, 2018

Jonathan Bowen, Product Specialist for PrintIQ, talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of an MIS and what to look for when shopping for one.

 

Epson Introduces New SureColor Technical Printer

Published October 30, 2018

Matt Kochanowski, Product Manager for Epson America, talks about the company's new SureColor printers, designed for the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) print market.

 

Xeikon's Success at PRINT 18

Published October 30, 2018

Donna Covannon, Director of Marketing for North America, Xeikon, talks about the company's productive year and the new technology to come.

 

Meet This Year's Skills USA National Champion

Published October 29, 2018

Brittany Whitestone, a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, is this year's national champion of Skills USA, an organization that creates technical standards for students to showcase what they've learned. To win the national competition, Whitestone had to operate offset and digital printing and finishing equipment, estimate jobs, and pass a job interview. She goes on to compete in the WorldSkills competition in Russia.

 

The Importance of User Groups

Published October 29, 2018

Christine Yardley, President of PrintPanther, talks about the advantages of being a member of PROKOM, Konica Minolta's user community, and how user groups are a great source of information, troubleshooting resources, and networking opportunities.

 

Premium Content Graphic Arts Employment Continues to Decline; PR Employment Continues to Grow

Published October 26, 2018

Overall printing employment dropped from August to September 2018, and on a year-over-year basis is down -1.5%. Non-production printing employment was up slightly, indicating that production staff are the hardest employees to find. PR employment is again the industry bright spot, employment-wise.

 

Around the Web: Cameras In the Lens. Recycled Textiles in the Ink. Color in The Hulk. Apocalypse Not in Retail.

Published October 26, 2018

Get a customized reading list from the Brooklyn Public Library. A new process recycles textile waste into dyestuffs. Poor color management made The Hulk green.  Shatner Claus? Thwarting the “retail apocalypse.” 200 years of Frankenstein. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Team Concept Printing Purchases MGI JETVarnish to Expand Offerings

Published October 25, 2018

Tony Rouse, President of Carol Stream, Ill.'s Team Concept Printing, talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's purchase of a new MGI JETVarnish 3-D to offer customers more options and "spice up" print.

 

Copresco Sees Opportunities in Digital Book Printing

Published October 24, 2018

Steve Johnson, President and CEO of Copresco, talks about the changing industry and the opportunities available in digital book printing.

 

OKI Pushes the Envelope

Published October 23, 2018

Arthur Verwey, Senior Product Marketing Manager for OKI Data Americas, discusses the company's newest digital envelope presses.

 

RISO's New Rollfed Inkjet Technology

Published October 23, 2018

Andre D'Urbano, Director of Dealer Sales for RISO, talks about RISO's broad digital inkjet portfolio and introduces a new rollfed option.

 

The Present and Future of SGIA

Published October 22, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks about this year's final SGIA Expo—as well as the future of the association and the expo, as both change with the industry.

 

Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0

Published October 22, 2018

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks with Dave Zwang about the exciting new PDF 2.0 and what it means for the printing industry.

 

Screen Printers 2010–2016

Published October 19, 2018

From 2010 to 2016, the number of U.S. commercial screen printing establishments increased from 4,454 to 5,150. Growth in screen printing establishments has been consistent from year to year. Chalk this up to the rise of specialty printing.

 

Around the Web: A Cheesy Book. “Hello, Death.” Watching The Night Watch. Packaging Design Archive Online.

Published October 19, 2018

A new book is nothing but bound slices of cheese. A New Zealand vending machine has a grim message. The Rijksmuseum to livestream a Rembrandt painting restoration. The Museum of London offers a fascinating online archive of package design.

 

UV-LED Curing Helps Bring Jobs Back to Offset

Published October 18, 2018

Chris Manley, President of Graphco, which represents RMGT in the U.S., talks about how the advantages of UV-LED curing are driving customers to "unplug" their digital presses and move more jobs to offset to increase profitability.

 

HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

Published October 18, 2018

Dave Zwang talks to Alon Bar-Shany, General Manager for HP Indigo, HP Inc., about the growth he has been seeing in both the label and flexible packaging markets, as well as how the industry can learn from past commercial printing experience to avoid pitfalls in the future.

 

New RSA Releases Help Boost In-Plant Automation and Productivity

Published October 17, 2018

Vince Tutino, Senior Product Manager for Rochester Software Associates (RSA), discusses three updated products designed to increase productivity and automation for in-plants: WebCRD Web to print software, QDirect output manager, and RSA's Universal prepress suite, ReadyPrint.

 

CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions

Published October 17, 2018

Marc Horriar, CEO and Founder, talks about CloudLab, one of the largest web-to-print vendors in Europe, and whose U.S. branch opened in 2017. CloudLab has more than 200 customers in 25 countries. Some of the largest online print businesses in the world use CloudLab, which focuses on solutions tailored to each business rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

 

Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Published October 16, 2018

Finishing products manufacturer Colter and Peterson has been in the industry for 100 years and continues to innovate the paper finishing business. President Bruce Peterson, grandson of the company's founder, talks with Kelley Holmes about C&P's new line of Saber cutters.

 

Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Published October 15, 2018

Mark Nixon, General Manager for Scodix, introduces the Ultra2 Pro at PRINT 18, able to cast and cure, a process that can create very high-value, digitally embossed applications, from holographics to foil.

 

SGIA Acquires Graphics of the Americas

Published October 15, 2018

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks with Cary Sherburne about SGIA's recent acquisition of the Graphics of the Americas show.

 

Around the Web: Know Your Flower Colors. The Mummy Sells! Self-Destructing Art. Unraveling the CVS Receipt. Mac & Cheese Candy Canes.

Published October 12, 2018

A new book identifies flowers by color. An old movie poster to sell at auction for $1+ million. Closed captioning glasses for live theater. Christmas comestibles: mac and cheese candy canes and Christmas tree-flavored potato chips. Is the Internet of Things trouble waiting to happen? All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Dead Heat: August 2018 Printing Shipments

Published October 12, 2018

Printing shipments for August 2018 came in at $6.89 billion. That’s essentially even with August 2017’s $6.88 billion on an inflation-adjusted basis.

 

New Horizons for Standard Finishing Systems

Published October 11, 2018

Paul Steinke, National Sales Manager for Standard Finishing Systems, talks about two new Horizon finishing units on display at PRINT 18: the StitchLiner Mark III and BQ-480 perfect binder, both of which include new automation features.

 

Ricoh Unveils New Workflow and Data Analytics Solutions

Published October 9, 2018

Ryan Kiley, Director of Strategic Production Services for Ricoh USA, talks about Ricoh Communications Manager and Ricoh Supervisor, the company's new workflow automation and print shop management tools.

 

Tour the Canon Applications Gallery at PRINT 18

Published October 8, 2018

Join Jennifer Kolloczek, Director of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, on a tour of the #PRINTCANON Applications Gallery at PRINT 18 in Chicago. This fully immersive hotel experience highlights the many applications that customers can add to their own businesses with the help of Canon technology.

 

Commercial Printers—2016

Published October 5, 2018

In 2016, there were 18,405 total commercial printing establishments (excluding screen and book printers). Half of them have fewer than 5 employees.

 

Around the Web: Apparel Manufacturing of the Future. Death by Selfie. Memory-Enhancing Font. Ditching Facebook. Fake News. Next-Gen WiFi.

Published October 5, 2018

Print advertising success stories. Sans Forgetica, a font designed for memory retention. Young people are deleting their Facebook app. Social media users expect news to be inaccurate. WiFi 6 is coming; this may not be good news. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Creative Labels Transitions to Digital

Published October 5, 2018

Chris Martin, VP of Creative Labels, has been in the label business since 1980, and talks to Dave Zwang at Labelexpo about the steps he's taken over the years to transition into digital technologies.

 

Seamless Cloud-Based Mailing Solutions

Published October 4, 2018

Scott Eganhouse, Vice President of Business Development for TEC Mailing Solutions, talks about the importance of cloud-based mailing, and winning a Red Hot Technology Award at PRINT 18 for their mailing software.

 

Xante Makes an Impact at PRINT 18

Published October 3, 2018

Robert Ross, President of Xante, talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's successful PRINT 18, which featured their new, interactive classroom booth, as well as the excitement of bringing home three new technology awards.

 

Eric Hawkinson on @PRINT18 Magazine

Published October 2, 2018

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon, talks about @PRINT18, the onsite guide to the Chicago conference, printed on the Canon Océ ProStream Series Production Inkjet Device.

 

Kicking Off PRINT 18

Published October 1, 2018

Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech), talks with Kelley Holmes about PRINT 18's opening day and APTech's new membership option for print service providers.

 

Book Printers—2016

Published September 28, 2018

In 2016, there were 421 total book printing establishments. The majority have under 10 employees. This is similar to what we find in general commercial printing—yet different.

 

Around the Web: Manipulating Buybacks. The Ugliest Color. New Words for Scrabble Fans. Lithophones. How Not to Catch a Plane. 3D Printed Dog Skulls.

Published September 28, 2018

Research has identified down to the Pantone number the least attractive color. Merriam-Webster adds 300 new words to the Official Scrabble Dictionary. A nine-year-old dachshund is helped by 3D printing. The pen is still mightier. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

The Changing Book Printing Market

Published September 26, 2018

Jim Clark, Director of Operations for McNaughton and Gunn, talks to Dave Zwang about the changing trends that the 42-year-old book printing business has been seeing. While offset is still the mainstay, digital is by far the fastest growing part of the business.

 

Sanford Health Uses Production Inkjet to Streamline Workflow

Published September 24, 2018

Lisa Stelter of Sanford Health discusses how the organization handles their in-house printing, their installation of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300, and how the combination of their printing facilities has saved money and streamlined their workflow.

 

Premium Content July 2018 Printing Shipments: We Have Some Good News and Some Bad News

Published September 21, 2018

Printing shipments for July 2018 came in at $6.31 billion—that’s down -3.4% from June, but it’s up +2.3% from July 2017. We’ll take whatever victories we can.

 

Around the Web: Odor Eating Fabric. Times Newer Roman. Rest in Personalization. Robot Rumpus. Modeling Movement. In Praise of Luddites. Pen Packaging Put-On.

Published September 21, 2018

New odor-capturing fabric finishes. Cheat on your homework with a variant of Times New Roman. New documentary on a prominent “coffin artist.” Turn any object into a robot. Turn 2D videos into 3D objects. The pen is mightier than the packaging. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

United Mail Invests in a Canon i300

Published September 20, 2018

Casey Hendrick, President of Production for United Mail, talks about the company's offerings—predominantly in the health and financial industries—and the company's integration of the new Canon Océ VarioPrint i300.

 

Inkjet Growth Continues to Make an Impact on the Market

Published September 19, 2018

Amy Machado of IDC Research talks about her recent inkjet forecast for the entire color market. Overall numbers show that the inkjet market is growing, thanks to quality improvements and the availability of more options.

 

Core Publishing Solutions Switch to Production Inkjet for Book Publishing

Published September 17, 2018

Todd Roth, VP of Manufacturing and Distribution, Core Publishing Solutions, at Thomson Reuters, discusses the company's background in web press applications, their move into production inkjet, and their new venture selling book manufacturing for other publishers.

 

Around the Web: Ancient Art. Avian Economists. Insect Imaging. Deterring Drivers. Planetary Palaver.

Published September 14, 2018

How to hurricane-proof your outdoor digital signage. The oldest human drawing. Do parrots know economics? New color from weevils. An optical illusion-based crosswalk thwarts speeders. New arguments for Pluto’s planethood. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Premium Content Book Printers—2010–2016

Published September 14, 2018

In 2010, there were 536 book printing establishments. In the ensuing six years, the establishment count would drop -21%. So says our Commercial Printing Establishments tracker.

 

PRINT 18 Is Just Weeks Away

Published September 12, 2018

Kelley Holmes of WhatTheyThink, talks with Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies, about what to expect at PRINT 18 just a few weeks away in Chicago.

 

Embracing the Changing Workforce

Published September 11, 2018

Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, discusses the future of print manufacturing and how the industry will need to adjust to a growing millennial workforce.

 

Around the Web: 3D Printing and Disruption – New Piezo Printing Process – The New Corporate Font – High-Viscosity Printing – Truth in Stock Market Reporting – This Week in Printing History

Published September 7, 2018

A special fashion model inspires the design industry. A new font for brands encompasses all brands. A new printer technology can print very viscous liquids. An honest stock report. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Premium Content Words of the Profits

Published September 7, 2018

Looking at the most recent industry profits data that came out earlier this week, we continue to tell the “tale of two cities.” Low profitability of large printers is dragging down average industry profitability. For the industry as a whole, cracking—or re-cracking—$4 billion in profits is proving to be an elusive goal.

 

Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT

Published September 7, 2018

Frank commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first PRINT show. Held in June 1968 in Chicago, PRINT 68 was the first major industry event of the modern era, comprising 274,000 square feet and 400 exhibitors. It was the first show where hot metal typesetting was not on display (it was the dawning of the age of phototypesetting) and the first to have web offset presses running on the show floor. Attendees lined up around the block to get in.

 

thINK Forum 2018 Kicks Off

Published September 6, 2018

WhatTheyThink's Kelley Holmes talks to Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing, Canon Solutions America, about the thINK Forum 2018 which started yesterday with an Inkjet 101 boot camp hosted at CSA's Customer Experience Center in Boca Raton, Fla. More than 600 people attended this year's event to share knowledge, network, and be inspired.

 

Around the Web: Shopping for Preferences – Ancient Gripes – The Kids Are Offline – Chinese Typewriters – Earnings Reports: A Modest Proposal – The E-Horse – This Week in Printing History

Published August 31, 2018

The world’s oldest customer complaint was etched in clay. A modern twist on the old “spend a penny.” Today’s teens are not as wired as we thought. Twice-yearly earnings reports? The case for daily earnings reports. Researchers use 3D-printed boxes to help search for new antibiotics. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Mid-Size Establishments—2010–2016

Published August 31, 2018

In 2010, there were 6,725 10–19-employee commercial printing establishments. Among this demographic category, there was the most precipitous drop from 2010 to 2011—the fallout from the Great Recession which started to take its toll after 2009. By 2012, the bleeding had been largely stanched, and the year-to-year declines were more modest. So says our recently launched Commercial Printing Establishments tracker.

 

A Wealth of Activities and Programs at Upcoming PRINT 18

Published August 29, 2018

Julie Shaffer talks about the speakers and activities scheduled for PRINT 18 in Chicago, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

 

Canadian Printing Shipments

Published August 24, 2018

Looking at the 12-month moving average of Canada’s printing shipments, it may look like Canada’s printing industry has been holding steady, but the inflation-adjusted figures show a slight decline from a recent peak at the end of 2013.

 

Around the Web: 3M Wraps Itself. Cool Caps. Trillions of Dollars. Fur-Ternity Leave. Tor Nada. This Week in Printing History.

Published August 24, 2018

3M wraps its own headquarters. UNITED CAPS develops bio-sourced plastics for its caps. How much paper would it take to print the Internet? Are library ebooks killing sales? All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Brands Need to Get Personal

Published August 20, 2018

Doris Brown-McNally of HP Graphic Solutions, talks about the top three ways to engage millennials and Gen Zers with brands, from personalizing a brand message to the use of augmented reality.

 

Around the Web: Small Business Optimism – Action Towels – What’s an Ad Worth? – Dumbing Phones – Cheese of the Pharaohs – This Week in Printing History

Published August 17, 2018

The latest NFIB Small Business Optimism Index. Towels made of recycled bottles. Stopping “stalking ads.” Making phones just a little less smart. The world’s oldest cheese. Modern American prints from 1920-1948. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Consolidation Among Large Print Businesses: 2010–2016

Published August 17, 2018

In 2010, there were 2,124 establishments having 50 or more employees. By 2016, they had dropped to 1,851 (down -13%). So says our new Commercial Printing Establishments tracker, based on data from the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns, which presents—in spreadsheet form—U.S. commercial printing establishments from 2010 to 2016, broken down by six different print business classifications and nine employee-size breakdowns.

 

The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing

Published August 15, 2018

Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing Systems, discusses the reasons behind the surge of popularity in roll-fed inkjet, and the importance of finishing. He also discusses what to expect at Hunkeler Innovations Days 2019.

 

The Ups and Downs in the Future of Print

Published August 13, 2018

Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates, discusses the cross-generational evolution of print: what's expected to grow and what's expected to decline in the coming years.

 

Printing Shipments Head Into the Dog Days of Summer

Published August 10, 2018

The inflation-adjusted value of printing shipments for June 2018 were down from $6.9 billion in May to $6.5 billion in June. On the plus side, it’s not appreciably below the $6.6 billion reported in June 2017.

 

Around the Web: A Book of Wood – A Felt Supermarket – Amish Uber – Robot Coworkers – Cookie War – This Week in Printing History

Published August 10, 2018

A book consisting entirely of pieces of wood. How to foil a car thief: drive a stick. The gig economy is surging...but only in Amish country. Survey says: workers are cool with robot coworkers. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Frank Looks Back at—and Ahead to—Printing News

Published August 10, 2018

Frank traces the history of Printing News from its beginning in 1928, and its founder and editor, Leo Joachim. Few magazines have made it to 90 years and Frank is glad that the new relationship between WhatTheyThink and Printing News will see a printed magazine continue. Especially for the printing industry.

 

Around the Web: PPI Executive Director Jules VanSant Steps Down – Ambigrams and Lipograms – Customized Cars – Mad Men No More – This Week in Printing History

Published August 3, 2018

After 12 years of leadership, Jules VanSant is stepping down as PPI Executive Director. Unusual typography. Automakers look to digitally printed auto parts. Don Draper—and even Darrin Stephens—are ad men of the past. The semaphore origin of the peace symbol. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

WhatTheyThink Launches New Industry Establishment Data Series

Published August 3, 2018

Our new Commercial Printing Establishments tracker, based on data from the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns, presents—in spreadsheet form—U.S. commercial printing establishments from 2010 to 2016, broken down by six different print business classifications and nine employee-size breakdowns.

 

June Printing Employment Down Y/Y

Published July 27, 2018

Overall, printing employment ticked up from May to June 2018, but on a year-over-year basis is down -1.8% from June 2017. Among the creative markets, PR is the place to be.

 

Around the Web: Amazon to Replace Libraries? – Book Fore-Edge Painting – The Truth About Recycled Clothing – Japan’s Looming “Y2K”-Like Problem – This Week in Printing History

Published July 27, 2018

Forbes columnist suggests replacing public libraries with Amazon stores, for some reason. The economic costs of comma misuse. Built-in sun protection for garments. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Kelley Holmes Talks About Printing News Joining WhatTheyThink

Published July 23, 2018

WhatTheyThink today announced that the Printing News Group is joining the organization to strengthen the industry’s most extensive independent news and analysis platform with both print and digital media covering commercial printing, wide format, labels, packaging, signage, specialty graphics, textiles and other industrial applications of print technology.

 

Around the Web: The Virtual Dressing Room – Cool Threads – Underwear Knife – Biobased Car – This Week in Printing History

Published July 20, 2018

Try on clothes virtually. As bad as flying is, it used to be worse. World’s first biobased, circular car has been successfully designed and built. Men’s boxer shorts turned into a knife. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

May Printing Shipments Up from April, Closing in on 2017 Levels

Published July 13, 2018

Printing shipments for May 2018 came in at $6.77 billion, up +3.1% from April. However, on an inflation-adjusted basis, May 2018 came in below the $6.92 billion reported in May 2017, and is well below the recent high of $7.46 billion back in May 2016.

 

Around the Web: Pet Allergen-Free Textiles – Social Media Around the World – Pink Is the Oldest Color – 3D Printed Car – A Decade of Smartphone Apps – This Week in Printing History

Published July 13, 2018

A new technology can remove pet allergens from textiles (and that’s nothing to sneeze at). The retail transformation heats up. Scientists find the oldest (1.1 billion years) colors. ColorZenith uses Massivit technology to 3D print a classic car for Milan’s La Scala opera house. The Morgan Library & Museum in NYC is exhibiting a unique autograph collection. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

From Traditional to Digital in Corrugated

Published July 11, 2018

Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations for Abbott-Action, takes us through the digital journey for a traditional corrugated converter.

 

Around the Web: New Water-Repellent Textiles – A 3D Printing Playbook – CliffsNotes for Food Labels – Missile Mail! – Public Libraries’ Streaming Services – This Week in Printing History

Published July 6, 2018

A new process reduces the environmental impact of water-repellent textiles. Harvard Business Review looks at new possibilities for 3D printing. New health benefits of coffee. The best streaming service may just be your public library. RIP Harlan Ellison. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Around the Web: Amazon’s On-Demand T-shirts – Cooking a 4,000-year-old recipe – “Cash is grief” – Mary Meeker Slide Roulette – This Week in Printing History

Published June 29, 2018

A "historical culinary event" featured a 4,000-year-old Mesopotamian recipe carved on a cuneiform tablet. Modern air conditioning was originally invented for a Brooklyn commercial print shop. Amazon beats out Google for product searches. The World Cup gives a lift to streaming services. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Hume Media Switches to Inkjet with Xerox Technology

Published June 28, 2018

John Hume, President of Hume Media Inc., talks about the history of his company and the upgrades he's made to his printing equipment over the years, first with the Xerox iGen and now Brenva HD production inkjet press.

 

Around the Web: No More Sweater Pilling – Body Scanning – That Micro Moment – Flexo Innovation – Mary Meeker Slide Roulette – Escalators!!! – This Week in Printing History

Published June 22, 2018

Australian researchers have found a way to minimize unsightly pilling and help garments look better longer. HyperCard, the first application for creating interactive documents, was inspired by an acid trip. Fad Fashion? Micro Moments? Learn the new textile lexicon. Rats break into an ATM and eat $17K in cash. A random slide from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report.” Amazon’s Alexa will soon be sharing your hotel room. A keyboard that can fit in your pocket. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Around the Web: Bats in the Biblioteca – Mary Meeker Slide Roulette – DIY T Shirt Printing – “Recycled” Ancient Manuscripts – Bloomsday – This Week in Printing History

Published June 15, 2018

A library in Portugal uses a colony of bats to help preserve old books and documents. The UK is confounded by the name change from “Salad Cream” to “Sandwich Cream.” The new heroes of our age: Country Time Lemonade and Domino’s Pizza? A random slide from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report.” Uncovering lost “data” from ancient manuscripts. What happened this week in printing and publishing history. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Trends in High-Performance Apparel

Published June 14, 2018

Mark Sunderland, Textile Engineer and Strategist at Thomas Jefferson University, discusses high-performance apparel and products, including new and emerging trends in moisture management and "wearables."

 

In-Plants and Outsourcing: The Perennial Problem

Published June 13, 2018

At this year's IPMA Conference, Howie Fenton addresses one of the perennial challenges that in-plant printing departments face: their parent company outsourcing print and other related work. He offers some suggestions for bringing that work back in-house.

 

IPMA 2018 Conference Update: In-Plant Printing Trends and Challenges

Published June 12, 2018

Mike Loyd, Executive Director of the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), talks about the major trends affecting in-plant printing departments, the challenges faced by in-plant operations managers, and the value of the annual IPMA Conference.

 

Around the Web: GDPR as Sleep Therapy – Vintage NSA Workplace Posters – “Smart Hemp” – New iOS AR Features – Mary Meeker Slide Roulette – Mermaids for Hire – This Week in Printing History

Published June 8, 2018

Government Attic discovered a load of NSA workplace posters from the 50s, 60s, and 70s—you can even get them on a T shirt. A 3D printer outputs custom-designed pancakes. Don’t call it “dope”: hemp used for intelligent textiles. A random slide from Mary Meeker’s “Internet Trends Report.” What happened this week in printing and publishing history. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

New EFI Reggiani Pigment Textile Ink Eliminates Need for Post-Treatment

Published June 8, 2018

Giorgio Sala of EFI Reggiani talks about the company's new pigment-based ink for the FLEXY textile printer. The new ink contains a binder that eliminates the need for post-treatment, such as washing or steaming of the fabric, after printing.

 

Famous Last Words

Published June 8, 2018

There are about 8,000 spoken languages left on this planet and they are disappearing at one language every two weeks. Some have fewer than 1,000 speakers left. Frank opines in what we think is English.

 

Mimaki Unleashes New Tiger Textile Printing System

Published June 7, 2018

Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager, EMEA, for Mimaki, introduces the new Tiger textile printing system, capable of both direct-to-fabric and transfer-based dye sublimation. Mimaki has also incorporated Tiger into its own microfactory concept for fast fashion and other textile-based applications.

 

Scott Schinlever Continues Analog-to-Digital Transformation at Gerber Technology

Published June 7, 2018

Scott Schinlever, President of Automation Services for Gerber Technology, discusses the similarities and differences between digital and analog, as well as his move from EFI to Gerber.

 

Durst's Textile Printing Strategy

Published June 6, 2018

Fabio Gromo, Global Sales Manager of Textile Printing for durst, describes the durst line of textile printers and capabilities as well as the company's strategies with respect to the digital textile printing industry.

 

Factors Driving the Growth of Industrial Printing

Published June 6, 2018

Marcus Timson, Co-Founder of the InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference, discusses the reasons for the growing popularity of industrial printing, including the plateauing of traditional print markets, the maturity of digital inkjet and its advantages in industrial applications, and changing consumer behaviors.

 

SAi Brings AR Capabilities to Signmaking

Published June 4, 2018

Annette Plummer, Director of Marketing for SAi, a developer of software for the signmaking industry, discusses the use of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in signmaking.

 

RadLaunch Helps Start-Ups Make Connections

Published June 4, 2018

Nir Waiskopf, Ph.D., of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attended the RadTech UV+EB 2018 Conference as part of RadLaunch, an "idea accelerator" for start-ups, students, and innovators. Dr. Waiskopf chose the RadTech conference for its educational and networking opportunities, seeking potential collaborators and partners for some of the projects he is helping develop.

 

Around the Web: E License Plates – Direct-to-Egg Printing – Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report – 36 Days of Type – This Week in Printing History

Published June 1, 2018

California experiments with E Ink-based license plates. Mary Meeker’s hotly anticipated annual Internet trends presentation has arrived. The first “cyberattack” took place nearly 200 years ago. A beautiful and brilliant collection of crowdsourced letter and number designs. ANA Acquires DMA. What happened this week in printing and publishing history. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Roland Is Looking for Heroes

Published June 1, 2018

At FESPA Berlin, Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing for EMEA Roland, talks about the launch of the Roland Hero Campaign, in which Roland collects and presents their customers' inspiring stories. (For more information, visit www.rolandhero.com.)

 

Frank Thinks Around the Outside of the Box

Published June 1, 2018

A visitor to the Museum of Printing donated an old, handheld rotary letterpress device for marking boxes and cartons. Frank dates it back to the early 20th century, and contrasts it with a modern, handheld digital inkjet box-marking printer.

 

Dacar Digital Printing Purchases 100th EFI Roll-to-Roll Device

Published May 31, 2018

At FESPA 2018, EFI sold its 100th roll-to-roll device to Belgium's Dacar Digital Printing. Dacar's Dennis van der Lingen talks about his wide-format printing company that serves the Benelux region, talks about the kind of print work the company does, and the opportunities that are enabled by EFI products.

 

Lectra Launches Cutting 4.0, A New Platform for Textile Cutting

Published May 31, 2018

Frederic Gaillard, VP of Product Marketing for Lectra, talks to Cary Sherburne about Cutting 4.0, Lectra's new smart cutter for textile cutting that interfaces with Lectra Digital Cutting, a new cloud-based cutting platform. The machine receives orders and executes them, and sends back data so the entire process can be controlled in real time. The platform is designed to address the new challenges the company sees in the market, such as small runs and customization. The new platform also includes a fabric library.

 

Lighting and Color in Retail Spaces

Published May 30, 2018

Ann Laidlaw, Consultant for ACL Color Consulting LLC, talks to Cary Sherburne about how ambient lighting impacts our perception of color—an important consideration in retail environments where the lighting under which a consumer views a garment may be different from that under which the garment was manufactured. Compounding the problem is the latest trend toward LED lighting (of which there are many different kinds) in retail stores, which can impact how a particular colored garment is perceived.

 

When Launching a Business or a Product, Don’t Skimp on Marketing

Published May 30, 2018

Mark Abramson, President of Printform Corporation, talks about his experiences in starting a business that produces specialty-printed products, as well as his efforts in helping other entrepreneurs launch wide-format, industrial, and other specialty products. He shares some pieces of advice for success, a key one being to invest at least as much in marketing as in any other part of the business.

 

Streamlining and Automating On-Demand Textile Production

Published May 29, 2018

Kirby Best, President and CEO of Purchase Activated Apparel Technologies (PAAT), talks about one of the biggest challenges he found in the analog-to-digital transformation of textile printing: the difficulty of feeding information to the production equipment. To realize all the advantage of on-demand production, all the systems within the operation need to be in sync and "talking" to each other. He talks to Cary Sherburne about how PAAT overcame that challenge.

 

EFI's Inkjet Philosophy

Published May 29, 2018

Josh Samuel, Director of Ink Development at EFI, talks to David Zwang about EFI's inkjet philosophy: helping companies and even entire industries make a seamless transformation from analog to digital. EFI offers the machines, the inks, and the software as a larger system to help customers make that transformation.

 

Inside FESPA 2018's Print Make Wear "Fast Fashion" Microfactory

Published May 25, 2018

Debbie McKeegan, Textile Ambassador for FESPA 2018, walks us through the Print Make Wear microfactory and demonstrates the process of textile printing from beginning to end.

 

Around the Web: Investing in the Swamp – The Quest for Red Pigment – Scented Postage – The Retail Apocalypse Deferred – Blockchain and Digital Signage – Towel Day

Published May 25, 2018

Investing in companies by how much they spend on lobbying. Searching for a safe, bright red pigment. Making your mail smell like popsicles. Exaggerating the death of retail. All that and more in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Product and Technology Changes Afoot at Xeikon

Published May 24, 2018

At the recent Xeikon Café, Filip Weymans, Vice President of Marketing for Xeikon, discusses some recent technology and product changes that customers can look forward to, from the addition of dry toner and UV inkjet to a complete digital technology upgrade.

 

SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry

Published May 24, 2018

At this week's TechTextil, Will Duncan, Executive Director of SEAMS, talks about SEAMS which, for 50 years, has been the "voice" of the U.S. sewn products industry. Members include brands and retailers, as well as the textile supply sector. "Made in America" is the association's main initiative.

 

New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security

Published May 23, 2018

Matt Hirsch Ph.D., Co-Founder and CTO of Lumii, talks to David Zwang about a new solution for label and packaging security that allows 2D printers and presses generate holographic 3D effects. Using proprietary algorithms and Terascale computing, the Lumii Light Field Engine calculates the exact patterns for a duplex print from a single image to create a visual 3D object from a 2D pattern.

 

Techtextil 2018: New Technologies—and Challenges—for Textile Printing

Published May 23, 2018

Brian Francois, Executive Vice President of AATCC, discusses the analog-to-digital transformation in textile printing, and identifies such emerging challenges as wearable technology and developing and implementing color standards for LED lighting.

 

From Concept to Creation—Dover Digital Printing’s Microfactory Streamlines Digital Textile Production

Published May 22, 2018

Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Dover Digital Printing, talks about the “microfactory” concept of on-demand digital garment printing, which Dover Digital Printing was demonstrating at FESPA 2018. “The Sports Factory” showcased customized athletic jersey printing from online ordering to printing and sewing.

 

EFI's New H Series Set to Launch This Summer

Published May 21, 2018

Ken Hanulec, Vice President of Marketing, Inkjet Solutions for EFI, talks about the company's new H Series at FESPA 2018 in Berlin. This new hybrid printer, targeted at the mid-range market, is capable of printing on both rigid and flexible substrates.

 

Wade Neff Offers an Inkjet Reality Check

Published May 21, 2018

At the InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference, Wade Neff, Strategic Business Unity Manager for Strategic Factory, discusses how inkjet printing is not the solution for every application, and that print service providers need to understand, and be able to communicate to customers, both the advantages and limitations of inkjet technology.

 

HP PageWide Technology Changes the Food Packaging Industry

Published May 18, 2018

This week at FESPA 2018, HP launched two new PageWide presses for ultra-high-volume digital corrugated printing. David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Business Development–HP PageWide Industrial Division, describes the Digital Corrugated Experience at FESPA 2018. and how HP's PageWide technology has versatility and adaptability for uses in consumer, electronics, and food and beverage packaging.

 

Around the Web: Digital ad Revenue - Digitally Colored Embroidery - Media Consumption Habits

Published May 18, 2018

Digital ad revenue, digitally colored embroidery, and curbing your media consumption. All that and more this week in WhatTheyThink's weekly miscellany.

 

Massivit Launches New Entry-Level 3DPrinter

Published May 17, 2018

Kevin M. Sykes, North American President of Massivit 3D, talks about the new Massivit 1500 "Exploration" 3D printer, which allows users to pursue 3D printing at a lower price point than the company's flagship product. Sykes also discusses the opportunities to be had in 3D printing.

 

UV LED Looks to the Future

Published May 15, 2018

Pamela Lee, Senior Product Manager for Excelitas Technologies, discusses UV LED technology vs. traditional UV curing in terms of performance, cost, and environmental benefits in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

 

Digital Printing Hits a Wall. And the Floor. And Your Sofa.

Published May 14, 2018

Rachel Nunziata, Product Development Manager for 4Walls, talks about the design process for digital décor. 4Walls designs and prints wallcoverings and a wide variety of other materials, handling the process all the way from design through production.

 

Around the Web - Recommended Reading from the WhatTheyThink Team

Published May 11, 2018

Blockchain, Buffett, and blurring boundaries. Silk and sneakers. One space or two? WhatTheyThink’s new regular Friday feature, Around the Web, presents a miscellany of random news items that caught the attention of our contributors this week. Read on for more.

 

From Craft Beer to Soda, Printers Need a "Can"-Do Mentality

Published May 9, 2018

At the InPrint Industrial Printing Show in Chicago, Jim Lambert, VP of Digital Sales for INX International, talks about digital direct-to-can printing, a technology that gives beverage makers flexibility in both design and volume, and the ability to adapt to changing consumer trends and tastes.

 

IT Strategies' Mark Hanley Offers Insight on Industrial Printing

Published May 7, 2018

Mark Hanley, President of IT Strategies, Inc., discusses industrial printing and how print providers can navigate the variety of "industrial" markets, from packaging to direct-to-shape, and determine areas of emerging growth.

 

Education Partnerships at Printing Industry Midwest Helps Students Explore Jobs in Print

Published April 30, 2018

Nick Gawreluk talks to Kris Davis of Printing Industry Midwest (PIMW) about its education programs to help students explore job opportunities in print. For the past the 10 years, PIMW has provided financial support to PIMW members to help bring summer interns into printing companies.

 

Graphic Design, Marketing, and Print Come Together on Dscoop.com

Published April 25, 2018

Vicki Strull, graphic designer and brand consultant, helps brands increase consumer engagement, build brand loyalty, and drive purchase intent. Strull addresses the gap among design, print, and the marketing community by educating these three stakeholders in the understanding of each industry.

 

Bringing the Global Printing Community Together on Dscoop.com

Published April 24, 2018

Julian Marsh is Director of Commercial Printing at District Photo, an online digital print business that produces a large range of photo products. Julian is the Global Chairman of Dscoop, and helped launch the new Dscoop.com platform to facilitate year-round collaboration and networking within the Dscoop community.

 

Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence

Published April 23, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Business Development Manager at Tharstern, talks about Tharstern's approach to MIS and managing operational data within print operations. Tharstern has over 700 installations globally.

 

Digipix Invests in HP Indigo To Support Growing Print Business

Published April 4, 2018

Digipix, a photo products company based in Sao-Paulo, Brazil recently installed the HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press to support its growing photo products business. Marco Perlman, Digipix founder and CEO, spoke with WhatTheyThink about his business and its recent investment in the HP Indigo 12000 HD Digital Press.

 

Dscoop from Annual Event to Networking Platform

Published April 3, 2018

WhatTheyThink spoke to Keith Wilmot, CEO of DSCOOP at the DSCOOP 18 conference. Under Wilmot's leadership the organization has embarked on transiting DSCOOP from a once per a year conference to a networking platform at dscoop.com

 

USPS Challenge: “Hidden Message” Special Effects Screen Printing with Flash-Activated Photochromatic Ink

Published March 22, 2018

In the hunt for new print techniques and technologies for mail, Trish leads us to H&H Graphics in Chicago for a photochromatic ink technology that is designed to work in conjunction with the camera on your smartphone

 

Julie Shaffer Discusses the Importance of Education at the Association for Print Technologies

Published March 2, 2018

Julie Shaffer, Associate VP of Program and Community Development at the Association for Print Technologies, talks to Gina Testa about why she decided to join the team at the new association and her passion for education and bringing new people into the printing industry.

 

APTech’s Kelly Kilga Shares Expectations and Education Opportunities the Print 18 Event

Published March 2, 2018

Kelly Kilga, VP Meetings & Events at the Association for Print Technologies (formerly NPES) lays the foundation for expectations and education at APTech’s signature annual event, PRINT®, coming September 30 - October 2, 2018 to Chicago’s McCormick Place.

 

Print Business Outlook Survey: Areas of interest in new print-related applications

Published February 28, 2018

WhatTheyThink surveyed printing business owners and executives: "What are your areas of interest in new print-related applications."

 

Print Business Outlook Survey: Which of the following investment items have you budgeted for and plan to acquire in the next 12 months?

Published February 20, 2018

WhatTheyThink surveyed printing business owners and executives: "Which of the following investment items have you budgeted for and plan to acquire in the next 12 months?"

 

Print Business Outlook Survey: In the next 12 months, which of the following will be your biggest business opportunities?

Published February 15, 2018

WhatTheyThink surveyed printing business owners and executives: "In the next 12 months, which of the following will be your biggest business opportunities?"

 

Mark Hischar talks about the APTech Rebranding Initiative and Print 18

Published February 15, 2018

Mark Hischar, President and CEO of KBA North America and Chairman of the Association for Print Technologies talks about the Association’s rebranding initiative and the upcoming Print 18 event.

 

Print Business Outlook Survey: In the next 12 months, which of the following will be your biggest business challenges?

Published February 5, 2018

WhatTheyThink surveyed printing business owners and executives: "In the next 12 months, which of the following will be your biggest business challenges?"

 

Premium Content Industry Press and Analysts React to Fujifilm Xerox Deal

Published February 1, 2018

Xerox and Fujifilm announced a deal to combine Xerox and the Fuji Xerox joint venture into a single company called Fuji Xerox. Industry Analysts share their reaction to the deal.

 

EFI's Frank Mallozzi on Textile Portfolio and Strategy

Published January 29, 2018

EFI is going into its third year with the Reggiani portfolio of fabric printing equipment. EFI has recently brought new products to its textile portfolio to ease the transition into digital production including the EFI Reggiani VOGUE and EFI Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY.

 

PIA's Color Conference Is the Go-to to Increase Color Knowledge

Published January 23, 2018

PIA’s Color Conference grew attendance by about 30% compared to 2017, with 25% of attendees representing the brand/design community. For anyone with a color-critical role, this is an excellent venue to increase color knowledge, network with peers, and have in-depth in-person conversations with conference sponsors about solutions that can assist with specific challenges.

 

You Might Be Ready for the Cloud If...(Part 4)

Published January 19, 2018

Are you ready for a cloud migration? Here is the fourth and final post in a four-part series on "cloud readiness" criteria put together by experts.

 

You Might Be Ready for the Cloud If . . . (Part 3)

Published January 12, 2018

Are you ready for a cloud migration? Here is the third in a four-part series of posts on criteria put together by experts.

 

Got Inkjet? Learn How to Evaluate, Optimize, and Grow It with Inkjet Insight

Published December 14, 2017

Elizabeth Gooding, President of Inkjet Insight, talks about the new venture and the ways it can help inform those serious about inkjet about both devices, paper, software, and other equipment. The site brings a lot of information together in an easy to use way and Elizabeth highlights them.

 

The Advantages of Energy Curing Technologies for Package Printing

Published December 12, 2017

David Biro, Director of Paste Screen and Industrial Inks for Sun Chemical discusses the movement toward energy curing and the advantages associated with this type of curing for packaging applications. He also talks about some of the challenges associated with this kind of curing.

 

How Digital Technologies are Impacting Package Printing with New Embellishment Tools

Published December 11, 2017

Jeff Peterson, President of FSEA, gives an overview of the association and how it serves members through their Odyssey show, magazine, and webinar events. He also discusses how new digital technologies like MGI and Scodix take specialty effects to the next level as well as a new study done in conjunction with Clemson University that showcases how end users tend to see embellished print first over standard package printing.

 

How Investing in Workflow Can Help Your Bottomline

Published December 7, 2017

Pat McGrew, Director of Production Workflow Service at Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends, talks about how workflow is often underfunded in a printing operation and how proper investment and strategy can increase profits.

 

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.

 

SAi Drives Sign Making Demand Online using sign.com

Published December 4, 2017

Dean Durhak, Product Manager at SAi talks about their FlexiSign Software and also sign.com, a consumer facing application that drives sign making demand online and routes jobs directly to the nearest production facility.

 

Overview of the USPS Informed Delivery Program

Published November 30, 2017

Matt Swain, Group Director at Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends talks about the benefits for consumers and marketers of the USPS Informed Delivery program.

 

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.

 

How Consumer Demand Drives Change in Ink Technologies for Packaging Print

Published November 29, 2017

Matt Ellison, Senior Ink Chemist at Dart, talks about the importance of the ability to recycle and low migration ink given their focus on disposable packaging products. He also discusses the changing nature of inks in the print for packaging industry.

 

Developing the Next Generation of Packaging

Published November 27, 2017

Todd Fayne Principal Engineer at PepsiCo talks about major trends affecting consumer packaged goods and the technical considerations required for next generation packaging that includes interactivity, functional advancements, and other consumer focused features.

 

Inkjet Head Technology Innovation at Konica Minolta Opens Up New Applications

Published November 22, 2017

Gavin Jordan-Smith Vice President, Industrial Print and Graphic Communications at Konica Minolta provides an update on Konica Minolta lastest advancements in inkjet head technology and new applications these advancements are enabling in industrial and commercial printing.

 

Graphic Arts Alliance Helped Modern Litho Save Money

Published November 21, 2017

Darrell Moore, President at Modern Litho, talks about his printing business and how he's saving money through the Graphic Arts Alliance purchasing cooperative.

 

PrintIQ's Approach to MIS and Workflow

Published November 16, 2017

Mick Rowan (Director) and Adrian Fleming (Sales Director) at PrintIQ share their vision and approach to a cloud based management workflow system that goes beyond traditional MIS.

 

Benefits of Belonging to a Purchasing Cooperative

Published November 15, 2017

John Braceland of Graphic Arts Alliance talks about the member-run purchasing cooperative and how it helps printing companies increase buying power and save money on equipment and supplies.

 

Ricoh Introduces Ricoh Pro T7210 at SGIA

Published November 13, 2017

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager at Ricoh, talks about their new Ricoh Pro T7210 flatbed device shown at SGIA. With new ink development, this device is able to produce custom graphics with a large diversity of substrates.

 

Canon Opens Up New Markets with Wide Format Offerings

Published November 9, 2017

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Large Format at Canon Solutions America, talks about flatbed printers and the ability to print on different substrates and opening up the possibilities to enter the packaging market as well. He also discusses their High Flow Vacuum configuration which allows printers to enter these new markets.

 

MGX Copy Approach to Production, Software Development, and Recruiting Tech Workers

Published November 8, 2017

Lawrence Chou at San Diego-based MGX Copy LLC talks about the company's recent expansion into a East Coast facility, their approach to in-house print software development, and attracting tech workers to the printing industry.

 

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?”

 

Update on Unified Océ Product Strategy from Christian Unterberger

Published November 7, 2017

Christian Unterberger, CMO & EVP of Production Printing Products at Océ talks about unification of product development and what that means for Canon's continous feed and sheetfed production printing products. Unterberger hints at the development of a packaging solution.

 

RadTech Hosts First Printing and Packaging Conference in Philadelphia

Published November 6, 2017

Lisa Fine, President of RadTech, joins us from their first Printing & Packaging Conference in Philadelphia to talk about the great interest generated along with a brief overview of some of the content offered to attendees of the event.

 

Lexington's Copy Express Leverages New RMGT 9 Press for Versatility

Published November 2, 2017

Mark Hicks, President at Copy Express in Lexington, Kentucky, joins us from a customer open house event to talk about his production environment and their acquisition of a new RMGT 9 offset press.

 

Copy Express in Lexington Kentucky Invests in CRON-ECRM for Speed and Efficiency

Published November 2, 2017

Copy Express President Mark Hicks and Prepress operator Allen Wallace talk to us from a recent open house about how they have invested in a new system from CRON-ECRM and the impact it is having on their business.

 

Production Inkjet Transition at Merrill Corporation

Published November 1, 2017

Pat Foley, Senior Vice President Operations at Merrill Corporation, talks about adopting production inkjet within its operations. Merrill has had 3 phases of inkjet implementations within its operations to address customer applications, offset-to-inkjet, and toner-to-inkjet.

 

Brian Dollard on Ricoh's Commercial and Industrial Print Strategy

Published October 30, 2017

Brian Dollard, Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, at Ricoh talks about Ricoh's strategy with the company's newly formed organization that focuses on commercial and industrial printing.

 

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.

 

NextPage CEO Gina Danner on Industry Recruiting

Published October 25, 2017

NextPage CEO Gina Danner talks about recruiting the next generation of works to join the industry. As the industry continues its transformation there is a need for workers beyond traditional production jobs. Danner shares her insight on staffing at her company.

 

John Mashia President and COO at IMS Direct talks about Toner to Inkjet Transition

Published October 24, 2017

IMS Direct a provider of critical communications has started to transition from toner to production inkjet with an investment in the Canon Océ i300 sheetfed device. Productivity and uptime is critical factor to meet customer delivery schedules.

 

PGSF Scholarship Recipient Colby Kibbe Talks About Finding a Career in the Industry

Published October 19, 2017

Colby Kibbe a PGSF scholarship recipient and now a Project Manager at EFI talks about what drew him to the industry. Scholarship and internship programs influenced his interest and growth in the industry.

 

Bookmasters Turns to Digital and Production Inkjet for Its Book Printing Ops

Published October 18, 2017

Ken Fultz General Manager at Bookmasters talks about how production inkjet printing is changing book production. Bookmasters has gone through three transitions offset to digital toner to production inkjet. Hear their story.

 

Professor Erica Walker on Guiding Students into Careers in Print

Published October 17, 2017

Dr. Erica Walker an Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University talks about attracting students to the industry and helping them match career goals with different training and education levels.

 

"Have You Heard the Cover"

Published October 16, 2017

Dr. Joe Webb and Richard Romano talk about the production of a special edition of their new book The Third Wave that included interactive print elements.

 

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.

 

NPES President Thayer Long on Implementing its 2020 Strategic Plan

Published October 12, 2017

Earlier this year NPES announced a strategic business plan with an ambitious new direction. WhatTheyThink spoke with Thayer Long to talk about its implementation and some the initial programs coming from the plan. These include a new data analysis platform and a partnership with the CMO Council to create a resource for brand marketers call the Brand Inspiration Center.

 

Darwill Continues its Inkjet Journey with Océ ProStream 1000

Published October 12, 2017

Chicago-based Darwill will be the first US company to install the Océ ProStream 1000. The company selected the ProStream to fulfill customer demand for high quality color applications on coated stock. Mark Deboer talks about how critical it is to have networking and peer education at events like thINK have helped them get up to speed on the evolving production inkjet ecosystem.

 

Single Pass Document Security in a White Paper Factory

Published October 12, 2017

Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Arcis Solutions talks about single pass document security that can be added to a production print white paper factory.

 

Inkjet Paper is a Focus Area at Lindenmeyr Munroe

Published October 12, 2017

Wes Clayton at Lindenmeyr Munroe talks about paper for production inkjet and how inkjet device advancements are increasingly producing high quality output on both coated and uncoated stocks.

 

SGIA President Ford Bowers on Print United Announcement

Published October 11, 2017

Ford Bowers, President of SGIA, talks to WhatTheyThink about the announcement that they'll retire the SGIA Expo brand after 2018 and launch a new show called Print United in 2019 in cooperation with NAPCO.

 

Canon Solutions America Product and Market Strategy

Published October 10, 2017

During the Océ ProStream US launch and thINK forum kickoff, Francis McMahon Senior Vice President at Canon Solutions America, shared recent management changes and the company’s product and market strategy. In 2018 the company will launch its B2+ production inkjet system as it continues to bring systems to market for the commercial printing segment of the industry.

 

Print and Paper Packs a Punch in a Digital World

Published October 5, 2017

WhatTheyThink spoke with Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides North America, about recent initiatives at the print advocacy organization. These include advertising outreach in consumer media and a recently completed survey of over 10,700 consumers on media preferences. The results reveal a strong preference for print when it comes to recreational reading with 72% of global respondents indicating they prefer printed books, compared to only 9% preferring e-books.

 

The Journey of the Job

Published October 3, 2017

EFI's Nick Benkovich at talks about "The Journal of the Job" a narrative that explores the connected events and systems involved in print production.

 

Quadient Launches with Integrated Approach to Customer Experience

Published October 2, 2017

WhatTheyThink spoke with Rob Daleman, VP Corporate Marketing at Quadient about the company's strategy and product portfolio after the integration of GMC Software, Human Inference and Satori Software is announced at the beginning of September.

 

Printing Industries Alliance Launches Print Drives America Initiative

Published September 26, 2017

The Printing Industries Alliance has launched a new initiative that aims to increase the market share of print. WhatTheyThink talked to Tim Freeman, president of the Printing Industries Alliance, and Marty Maloney, Executive Director of the Print Drives America Foundation about the goals of this initiative and how this effort is different from previous advocacy efforts.

 

Cloud Production in the Printing Industry

Published September 25, 2017

Frank Romano talks to Dr. Joe Webb and Slava Apel about their new book on using the cloud in your print business.

 

PGSF Launches New Campaign to Inform Student about Careers in Graphic Communications

Published September 21, 2017

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has launched a new campaign that includes a poster and brochures that show students various career paths in graphic communications. Dr. Joe Webb talks with John Berthelsen, VP of Development about the campaign. Watch to learn more about how you can get involved.

 

Print 17: "best show in recent years" but "our work is not done"

Published September 18, 2017

WhatTheyThink sat down with NPES President Thayer Long at the end of Print 17 to talk about what worked with the changes to the Print show and the evolution of graphic communication trade shows in the US.

 

RMGT 9 Series 8 Color Perfecting Press Live at PRINT 17

Published September 13, 2017

RMGT is running its 9 Series perfecting press live at PRINT 17. Chris Manley, President of Graphco, talks about bringing heavy iron to the show and recent customer placements.

 

Canon Updates PRISMAsync Color Print Server with Enhanced Workflow and Analytics Capabilities

Published September 12, 2017

Bob Barbera, Senior Manager Marketing at Canon USA, talks about the latest release of its PRISMAsync Color Print Server. The debut PRISMAsync Print Server v5.2 is at PRINT 17.

 

Print17 Day 2 Show Floor Opening

Published September 12, 2017

A time lapse of the show floor opening on day 2 of Print17 showing the buildup of people waiting to get on to the show floor and the release when the show opens at 10am.

 

Xerox and Fujifilm Expand North American Reseller Partnership to Include Collective Inkjet Portfolios

Published September 12, 2017

Todd Zimmerman (Division President at Fujifilm) and Andrew Copley (Head of Graphic Communication at Xerox) discuss the details around the recently announced expansion of their reseller partnership.

 

CHILI Publish at Print 17

Published September 11, 2017

Live at Print 17: Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish talks the latest products announcements, partnerships, and continued expansion in the US market.

 

Canon's Mal Baboyian talks about Print 17 and Canon's Exhibit

Published September 11, 2017

Mal Baboyian of Canon U.S.A talks about the portfolio of products and solutions that Canon has on display at Print 17.

 

Canon Launches the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN at Print 17

Published September 11, 2017

At Print 17 Canon announced the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN. Jennifer Kolloczek, Senior Manager, Product Planning & Marketing; Production Solutions Division at Canon USA talks about the Océ VarioPrint 6000 TITAN and Canon toner-based digital print portfolio.

 

Premium Content Frank: Xeikon Roll-fed Digital Press 25th Anniversary

Published August 11, 2017

We are coming up on the 25th anniversary of the Xeikon roll-fed digital color printer. Frank shows some of the classic work done by this venerable machine, which is still helping printers worldwide to make money.

 

Zumbiel Packaging's Production Inkjet-Flexo Platform

Published July 25, 2017

Ed Zumbiel shares his thoughts on Zumbiel Packaging's exciting new digital-flexo hybrid packaging press for folding carton production. The press includes the first installation of Kodak PROSPER 6000S production inkjet press for folding cartons production.

 

Premium Content Frank on Comic Books, Paper from Stone and Retail Waste

Published July 21, 2017

Frank opines about blank comic books going back to print, paper made from stone, and all the waste generated by online retail. These are not related, except in Frank’s warped mind.

 

Advancements in Workflow and Finishing for POP Displays

Published June 12, 2017

Richard Romano talks to George Folockman, Diretor of Business Development at Esko, about advancements in POP display workflow and finishing.

 

Pressroom Case Study: G7 Certification Process

Published June 7, 2017

Jeff Collins, National Color Solutions Manager at Konica Minolta, walks us through the G7 process. Idealliance and Konica Minolta recently teamed up with Spectrum Printing in Tucson, AZ to bring the G7 Master Facility Qualification to the printing company's offset and digital pressroom.

 

Frank: Judge a Book by its Covers

Published April 14, 2017

Frank uses a book authored by RIT student Akshat Pardiwala to demonstrate that the cover often makes the book. He shows two versions to make his case.

 

Core Publishing Solutions to Install a Hybrid Bindery Solution to Address a Wide Range of Short- and Long-Run Work

Published April 10, 2017

Steve Zweber, the Director of Manufacturing & Distribution Services at Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions, talks about the company's diverse bindery operation and how its focus on continuous improvement has made much of its equipment short-run capable. That being said, the company is adding a new piece of equipment that can equally handle web offset and digital output. Hear the full story.

 

Global Graphics: Working to Support Industry Efficiency

Published March 27, 2017

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, shares information the initiatives the company has underway to better support manufacturers of inkjet presses during the development process, as well as the company's role in conducting interoperability events around the launch of PDF 2.0 to ease its entry into the market.

 

Guy Gecht on the State of the Inkjet Business

Published March 27, 2017

Guy Gecht, EFI's CEO, discusses the state of the inkjet business, from signs and displays to packaging, building materials and textiles. He outlines the opportunities for printing businesses these emerging applications present. He points out that inkjet printers are opening the door to a plethora of specialty applications that can fuel business growth.

 

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.

 

HP's Eric Wiesner Explains New Addition to Production Inkjet Portfolio

Published March 1, 2017

At Hunkeler Innovationdays, HP announced the HP Pagewide T235HD, positioned as a more entry level device as compared to the Pagewide T240HD. General Manager of the HP Pagewide Industrial Division explains the difference and the strategy behind the product.

 

How to Leverage RIP Technology in a Hybrid Offset/Digital Workflow

Published February 27, 2017

Lou Prestia, Senior Product Line Manager at EFI, talks about the role a digital RIP plays in streamlining workflow for a hybrid offset/digital production platform. He describes the ideal hybrid workflow, recommending that the file be prepared for offset, using the digital RIP to convert the offset file to digital as needed. Get the full story.

 

A Look Inside the Kodak Booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published February 22, 2017

Randy Vadagriff, VP of R&D for Enterprise Inkjet at Kodak, gives us an overview of the Kodak booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days. Featured are the Prosper S-Series Imprinting System, the Prosper 6000C Full Color Press, as well as Ultrastream technology unveiled at drupa.

 

Take a Tour of the Ricoh Booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published February 21, 2017

Ricoh's Mike Herold, Eric Staples, Nick Fiore, and John Blyth take us on a tour of the Ricoh booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days. They discuss the VC60000, Pro C9110, and software solutions.

 

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.

 

How PIA and Idealliance Collaborate for the Benefit of the Industry

Published January 10, 2017

Tim Baechle, Director of Global Print Media Markets and Technologies at Idealliance, joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to discuss how Printing Industries of America and Idealliance collaborate for the benefit of the industry. He also discusses the DNA and mission of Idealliance as it pursues its global objectives. He also outlines a new program call Brand Q on which the two organizations are collaborating.

 

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.

 

Missed Connection at Graph Expo

Published September 30, 2016

At Graph Expo we had a scheduling error. The result was so bad and so hilarious that we had to share it. We'll probably regret publishing this video later.

 

Ghent Workgroup Chairman David Zwang Provides Update on PDF Specifications for Packaging

Published September 21, 2016

David Zwang, Chairman of the Ghent Workgroup, talks about the role of PDF in packaging as it moves digital. The organization has developed a specification on its way to becoming an ISO standard that includes not only the file components but a standardized way to communicate embellishments and other aspects of packaging production to enable increased automation.

 

Mimaki's Josh Hope Discusses Mimaki's Products at SGIA

Published September 19, 2016

Josh Hope, Senior Manager, Industrial Printing, for Mimaki USA talks "live" from the SIA show floor about the company's current equipment portfolio of flatbed UV and dye-sub textile printers.

 

Commodity Printers: "They're Ruining the Business for the People Who Love It"

Published May 26, 2016

If a verbal broadside is what it will take to get the attention of a complacent printing industry, then a verbal broadside is what Warren Werbitt is prepared to deliver. Here, he asks why the industry doesn't do more to keep itself from being devalued by people who ought to be saluting printers for bringing "life to the world." He also wants to see more young people taking part both at the company level and at industry conferences and trade shows.

 

“Perfection” in Packaging: Nice, but Now What?

Published May 17, 2016

David Schawk (SKG Global) argues that because consumers are exposed to so many other influences, the pursuit of perfection in the look of packaging is no longer enough. Brand owners and packaging producers must learn to think of packages as “digital portals to non-linear consumer experiences.” He gives an example.

 

drupa 2016: see offset quality coating technology for digital printing ... and more

Published May 4, 2016

Nick Bruno, President of Harris & Bruno, shares some last-minute advice about attending drupa 2016, the premier printing show in the world. Planning to go? Don't forget to spend time with digital finishing solutions where lots of advances will be shown.

 

The History of Print and Paper, According to Mohawk

Published April 28, 2016

Chris Harrold, Vice President and Creative Director at Mohawk, talks about Mohawk's support for digital-friendly fine papers over the last 17 years and its recently expanded non-paper portfolio for wide format inkjet. He also explains the role of Mohawk's Print Innovation Center and gives examples of beautiful print that reflect the re-emergence of the importance of print.

 

The Dscoop Difference: Sharing, Giving and Getting

Published April 26, 2016

Mike Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions in New York, and Conference Chair for Dscoop 11, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the Dscoop experience and what makes it different from other organizations. He shares a very personal experience as an example.

 

Adi Chinai On The Massive Paradigm Shift In Book Printing

Published April 21, 2016

Adi Chinai, Managing Director at King Printing, talks about the massive paradigm shift that has occurred in book printing. He states that in the last 10 years, there has been more change than in the previous 30 years with the advent of production inkjet and the software driving it, to a near-lights-out model

 

drupa 2016: There's something magical

Published April 18, 2016

Guy Gecht, EFI's CEO, talks about the importance of drupa 2016 for graphic arts professionals. He points out that for many trade shows, it is about what we have now, but drupa is about where the market is going. See all the vendors in one location, each with a different view of where the industry is going.

 

David Murphy on Jetcomm 2 - The HP PageWide Web Press User Community Conference

Published April 14, 2016

HP's David Murphy, Director of Marketing, PageWide Web Press talks to Cary Sherburne about Jetcomm 2 taking place this week in San Antonio, TX. Jetcomm is the user community of HP PageWide Web Presses. The community comes together once a year to share ideas, hear from experts on emerging trends, and network with their peers.

 

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.

 

SGIA’s Marci Kinter on Sustainability

Published April 7, 2016

Richard Romano talks to SGIA’s Marci Kinter about the latest trends in sustainability, its growing importance, and how the print community can help brand owners meet their sustainability goals.

 

drupa 2016: The experience of a lifetime

Published April 6, 2016

Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what to expect at drupa 2016 and the importance of North American printers making the trip. "It's the experience of a lifetime," he says.

 

The 2016 WhatTheyThink Video Blooper Reel

Published April 1, 2016

Most of the time our interviewers, interview subjects, and videographers get it right. There are occasions, however, when things don't go quite as planned. Here's a look at the past year along with some of our favorite funny animations!

 

Mark Geeves of Color Logic on Specialty Color Management

Published March 30, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Mark Geeves of Color Logic and Touch 7 about how “one mouse click can change your life.”

 

John Puterbaugh on "Orchestrated Media" and the Role of Print

Published March 29, 2016

"Orchestrating" media means bringing the right channels together in successful marketing campaigns. John Puterbaugh, Ph.D., managing partner and chief digital officer of the BlueSoho division of QuadGraphics, explains how print enriches the mix by generating interest and engagement.

 

Ken Garner and David Steinhardt on the Idealliance-Epicomm Merger

Published March 28, 2016

At PRIMEX East 2016, Ken Garner and David Steinhardt talked about how the printing trade association Epicomm, under Garner's direction, came to a mutually beneficial merger with IDEAlliance, of which Steinhardt is CEO.

 

Graphic Vision Owner Don Brown on 26 Years in the Printing Business and Transition into Wide-Format Printing

Published March 23, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Don Brown, owner of Graphic Vision, on the company’s transition from commercial printing into wide-format printing.

 

PVS In-Store Graphics’ Wes Shinn on Specialty Printing

Published March 21, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Wes Shinn, Co-owner of PVS In-Store Graphics, on the wide range of specialty printing projects his company tackles, as well as and how PVS works with customers to produce highly unusual and unique applications.

 

Ricoh’s John Fulena on Wide-Format

Published March 14, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Ricoh VP John Fulena about Ricoh’s wide-format equipment and current trends in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) printing market.

 

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.

 

My Prints' Steven Moreno on Dye-Sublimation and Apparel Printing

Published March 9, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Steven Moreno, CEO of My Prints, on the company’s emphasis on apparel and costume printing, and the advantages and challenges of digital dye-sublimation textile printing.

 

MGX Copy runs a "dim the lights" online operation with digital print

Published March 7, 2016

Lawrence Chou, CEO of MGX Copy, an online commercial printer with 100% digital printing, talks about his "dim the lights" operation, rather than lights-out, and their focus on the customer experience. The company recently added 4 Ricoh PRO C9110 digital presses to its production platform and has aggressive future expansion plans.

 

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.

 

One-stop shopping a winning approach at The Arnold Group

Published March 1, 2016

Max Arnold, CEO of Berlin-based Arnold Group, talks about the growing demand for one-stop shopping across the media/print supply chain, and the importance of MIS solutions to effectively run the business.

 

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.

 

Content Management as a Service For Publishers

Published February 29, 2016

Dick Ryan, VP of Sales & Marketing at Publishers Press, a web printer with 19 web offset and 4 digital presses, talks about solutions that fit into their workflow and that of their customers, including content management that does not require a siloed workflow and the future of inkjet for magazines.

 

Virginia-based GAM migrated from 100% offset to 100% digital

Published February 25, 2016

Nathaniel Grant, President of Graphics and Marketing (GAM), a Virginia-based family-owned business. talks about migrating from 100% offset to 100% digital. Their latest digital press uses white ink, adding significant capability.

 

Lions Club International Benefits from Digital Printing and Ricoh Professional Services

Published February 22, 2016

Jim Sinclair, Print Production Manager at Lions Club International, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the digital printing services he offers to the organization's 1.4 million members world wide. The shop is working with Ricoh Professional Services to expand print offerings to members and external organizations.

 

Fujifilm’s Terry Mitchell On the Latest in Production Inkjet

Published February 22, 2016

Richard Romano talks to Fujifilm’s Terry Mitchell about the company’s latest J Press Inkjet Presses and the current state of, and trends in, production inkjet.

 

The Importance of Business Workflow

Published February 17, 2016

A discussion of workflow optimization is typically very production-centric. In this video Jennifer Matt and Jane Mugford discuss business workflow and why business workflow should be settled first.

 

Konica Minolta and Z-Verse Partner to Make 3D Printing Easy

Published February 16, 2016

Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President at Konica Minolta, talks about its unique relationship with Z-Verse to deliver a service that turns 2D images into 3D objects -- a service that makes 3D printing easy. Simply upload a 2D image and it is automatically converted to a 3D file printed! How easy is that?

 

David Zwang on Production Inkjet Technology Updates

Published February 15, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to WhatTheyThink Contributor David Zwang about what's new with production inkjet technology and what we will see at drupa 2016.

 

High Tech Commercial Printer Earth Color Continues Aggressive Technology Deployment Strategy

Published February 10, 2016

Cheryl Kahanec, EVP at Earth Color, a high-tech commercial printing company, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about some if its more recent technology investments, including distribute/print/mail to save time and money while aligning in-home dates. Cheryl will head to drupa to investigate future investments in production inkjet and more.

 

Single-Pass Printing with Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet

Published February 9, 2016

Richard Romano talks with Len Lauer, Chairman and CEO of Memjet, on the advantages of single-pass printing, as well as the variety of Memjet-based single-pass devices on the market.

 

What to Expect at drupa 2016. Pack your bags!

Published February 8, 2016

KBA CEO and President of drupa Claus Bolza-Schunemann, shares how drupa 2016 is repositioning itself to address emerging market realities. More than 1500 exhibitors will be showing solutions and technologies across six different segments under the tagline Touch the Future. Start planning now!

 

Fixed Color Palette Printing Is Here

Published February 3, 2016

Ron Voigt, President of X-Rite Pantone, explains the importance of Pantone's recently launched Extended Color Gamut Guide, making fixed color palette printing (CMYK/OVG) more easily achievable. Fixed color palette printing saves time and money for brands and printers.

 

Two Sides President Phil Riebel on Sustainability of Print

Published February 3, 2016

Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides, speaks out about the sustainability of print and paper and the myth that electronic communications are more sustainable than print. He recommends life cycle assessments to get the true story about going electronic versus paper-based communications.

 

Color management: Where Are We Now?

Published February 2, 2016

Erica Aitken, President of Santa Cruz CA based Rods & Cones, talks about issues in color management and the importance of establishing a color managed workflow.

 

Xeikon Cheetah Brings Speed To Digital Label Printing

Published February 1, 2016

Wim Maes, Xeikon's CEO, talks Cheetah technology and the Xeikon CX3 high-speed, high quality digital label printer with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne: Cheetah AI ICE-based toner enables printing on heat-sensitive substrates. Cheetah is 60% faster than previous Xeikon engines. The goal: Raising the digital/flexo crossover point.

 

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.

 

EFI Deeply Invested in Packaging, According to Patrick Henry

Published January 26, 2016

WhatTheyThink's Patrick Henry and Cary Sherburne discuss EFI's strategies and accomplishments in the packaging industry, including labels, folding carton and corrugated with both printing and MIS/workflow solutions.

 

Think it's hard to get into 3D printing? Z-Verse says think again.

Published January 26, 2016

John Carrington, Co-Founder and CEO of Z-Verse, explains how printing companies can enter 3D printing with no investment or special expertise. Very interesting!

 

David Zwang Talks About EFI Workflow Accomplishments

Published January 21, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with WhatTheyThink contributor David Zwang about EFI's holistic approach to workflow certifications, including the ability to integrate external components and the increase in professional services consulting from EFI Connect 2016.

 

Digimarc's Pinky Gonzales On Using Invisible Barcodes To Make Print Interactive

Published January 19, 2016

In Part 2 of our discussion, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Digimarc Director of Marketing Pinky Gonzales about how the invisible Digimarc barcode uses color science to make print interactive and enable new revenue streams and adds value for customers, especially in the retail environment.

 

ARB Digital's Alvaro Rodriguez On His Printing Journey

Published January 19, 2016

Sacramento's ARB DIgital has carved out a niche offering a wide range of wide-format and specialty printing services. Company founder Alvaro Rodriguez talks with Richard Romano about his journey into the wide-format printing world—and the strangest substrate on which he's ever printed.

 

Invisible Barcodes: Improving Retail Front-Of-Store Efficiency

Published January 18, 2016

Pinky Gonzales, Director of Marketing at Digimarc, talks about how augmented reality increases the scope and value of print. He also discusses how invisible barcodes can reclaim the real estate now taken up by UPC codes.

 

What's The Latest On The Konica Minolta KM-1?

Published January 14, 2016

Gavin Jordan-Smith, VP of Solutions & Production Planning at Konica Minolta, shares the latest info on the KM-1 production sheetfed inkjet press developed in partnership with Komori. Key features: extremely high quality and productivity, no pretreatment of stocks, and suitable for commercial print and packaging applications. Due for commercialization in early 2016.

 

Harris & Bruno Brings Offset-Quality Coatings To Digital Print

Published January 14, 2016

Nick Bruno, President of Harris & Bruno, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the company's transformation from providing 90% of its products to the offset world, to a significant part of the business coming from digital, bringing offset-quality coatings to the world of digital print.

 

Lots Of Talk About Inkjet But There's Still Life In Toner, Says Xerox' Ragni Mehta

Published January 13, 2016

Ragni Mehta, VP and General Manager of the Xerox Cut-Sheet Business Team, shares her perspective on the future of toner-based digital print, especially for high value-add applications, including the value of adding a 5th color.

 

Fabian Prudhomme on the Latest Additions to Enfocus Switch

Published January 12, 2016

Enfocus Software VP Fabian Prudhomme talks with Richard Romano about new Switch Connectors specific to wide-format printing workflows, new partnerships, and new developments in automation software.

 

AddComm Direct on Transitioning Toner to Production Inkjet

Published December 21, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Leonie van der Veen, Director of Operations at AddComm Direct in the Netherlands. AddComm Direct specializes in creating integrated solutions including print, web, and mobile applications used in multichannel communication. In recent years the company has invested in production inkjet and transitioned 70% of its production from toner to inkjet.

 

Driving Change at drupa 2016

Published December 17, 2015

Highcon's President Vic Stalam talks about the importance of drupa as a platform to launch next-generation products to drive change in the 100-year-old print finishing industry. He also encourages marketers and brand owners to take advantage of educational sessions in the drupa Cube.

 

KBA's Claus Bolza-Schünemann Bullish about Industry's Prospects

Published December 15, 2015

KBA's President & CEO, Claus Bolza-Schünemann talks about the state of KBA's business including 30% year-over-year growth and the exciting digital press for the corrugated industry in partnership with HP.

 

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.

 

Cj Graphics: Sharing Innovative Ideas With Designers

Published December 9, 2015

Jay Mandarino, President of CJ Graphics in Canada, continues his innovative approach by installing the first Highcon Euclid in Canada. He discusses how he used the Euclid to build a stunning cover for Design Edge, a magazine that goes to 11,000 designers across Canada.

 

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.

 

EFI's Charlotte Tueckmantel on Marketing Technology and New Business Models

Published December 3, 2015

Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt talks to Charlotte Tueckmantel, GM/VP, Web to Print and Value Added Products at EFI about trends in marketing technology and new business models in cross-media marketing.

 

Packaging As Part Of The Owned Media Platform

Published December 2, 2015

Aiden Tracey, CEO of SGS, a packaging premedia house, talks about consumers using smartphones to interact with intelligent packaging to help brands "own that moment" at the shelf and in the home. Start building for a future you believe will be there, he says.

 

Guy Gecht on the Imaging of Things

Published December 1, 2015

EFI's CEO Guy Gecht has a story to tell around the Imaging of Things. He shares his thoughts about broadening the concept of print beyond documents, to breathe new life into the printing industry. He also speaks about how being a Silicon Valley CEO has influenced his approach to the business.

 

Ricoh Americas Announces Formation of Ricoh Consulting Group

Published December 1, 2015

Brian Balow, Vice President, Professional Services for Ricoh Professional Services, talks about the company's new practice-based Consulting Group, including five different practice areas: Strategic Business Systems, Workflow Automation, Document Composition & Multi-channel Distribution, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services, and Color Management, including G7 certification services.

 

Making Print An Equal Internet Citizen

Published November 30, 2015

Hear from Eric Wiesner, VP and GM at HP, as he talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the impact of digital display and mobile on print, and how we should be thinking about the role of print in this environment, with print becoming an equal Internet citizen. Check it out!

 

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.

 

Fast-Turnaround Production Of Church Bulletins Benefits From Production Inkjet

Published November 25, 2015

Liturgical Publications is leveraging production inkjet as an offset replacement technology for its church bulletin publishing business. Hear what Ken Shanovich, Operations Manager, has to say about this transition.

 

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!

 

Marketing: Micro To Mega And More. Exploring What Marketers Want.

Published November 23, 2015

InfoTrends Group Director Jim Hamilton talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about upcoming research the firm will be publishing. These include exploring needs of marketers, digital packaging workflow, document outsourcing and more.

 

Steve Kirchof from Labels in Motion on Digital Label Printing

Published November 19, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Steve Kirchof, VP at Labels in Motion about using digital printing technology to produce labels and packaging.

 

Mark Hahn on a Notable M&A Transaction

Published November 19, 2015

Mark Hahn, Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about a notable M&A transaction in the printing and publishing industry in 2015.

 

Dr. Mark Bohan Talks About The Value Of Drupa

Published November 18, 2015

Dr. Mark Bohan, VP of Technologies and Research for the Printing Industries of America, encourages North American printing professionals to leverage drupa 2016 as a launching pad for planning of future strategies with advice as to how they should prepare in advance to make their time at the show productive.

 

Pazazz Printing Achieves Pantone Certification Across Digital and Offset

Published November 18, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Warren Werbitt, Founder and Chief Fisherman at Pazazz Printing. Pazazz recently achieved certification through the PANTONE Certified Printer Program. Warren talks about the market benefits of the program and how the program is opening doors to new business.

 

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.

 

SCI Uses Production Inkjet To Help Advertisers Reach Individual Subscribers

Published November 12, 2015

New Jersey based Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) has leveraged production inkjet printing to deliver innovative services to its publishing, healthcare and other clients. Hear what Dale Williams, Executive Vice President, has to say about their work with Hearst and others to deliver a personalized blend of advertising and direct mail for magazines.

 

Scodix: Going for the Gold in Digital Print Enhancement

Published November 11, 2015

Amit Schvartz, Vice President of Marketing at Scodix, explains the range of digital print enhancements Scodix now offers, including its most recent foiling solution. He explains how digital print enhancement can change the market and drive higher margins. He shows samples!

 

Magazine Publisher Printing More Copies Than Ever Before

Published November 10, 2015

Ron Epstein, publisher of L.A. Parent, augments the printed magazine with events and digital channels centered around education. Print volume for the magazine is growing. "The audience wouldn't even know us without the print magazine." Hear more.

 

SGIA's Michael Robertson on SGIA Expo Trends and Attendance

Published November 6, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks to Michael Robertson, President & CEO at SGIA about SGIA Expo tends including growing attendance from commercial printers and sign makers.

 

SGIA's Dan Marx on SGIA Expo 2015

Published November 5, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks to Dan Marx, VP Markets & Technology at SGIA about SGIA Expo 2015 taking place this week in in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

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.

 

What To Expect With The HP Split

Published November 2, 2015

Eric Wiesner, VP and General Manager, PageWide Web Press, HP, shares an update on the Hewlett-Packard split into two separate companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP. HP will consist of three divisions: PCs, 2D print and 3D print (the latter to be run by Steve Nigro).

 

Why Drupa 2016 Is Important To Hunkeler

Published November 2, 2015

Stefan Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler, shares his thoughts on the value of drupa 2016, as one of the most important events in the industry. Hunkeler plans new announcements even though it is only just over a year from its Hunkeler Innovationdays gala.

 

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.

 

Joe Duncan, SVP Leo Burnett: Using Print Differently

Published October 29, 2015

Leo Burnett has more print projects than ever before, although they are smaller. The challenge is linking print back to digital using data and finding the magic formula to make it all work to benefit the brand owner and the consumer.

 

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.

 

Dscoop Implementing Significant Changes, Announces Conference Keynotes

Published October 27, 2015

Kathy Popovich, Dscoop's new North American Director, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how Dscoop is shifting its strategies to take the organization to the next level as it enters its second decade -- including featuring Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, as a keynote speaker at the April conference.

 

IDEAlliance Sees Growth in Print

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.

 

Mark Serbin on Print Marketing, Areas of Growth, Xerox Premier Partner Program

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.

 

DT Print Solutions: Real People Doing Real Things For Real People

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.

 

An Update on Kodak's Business from CEO Jeff Clarke

Published October 19, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Cary Sherburne talked to Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke during Graph Expo 2015 to find out what's new at Kodak, growth in its Sonora process free plates business, and what Kodak is working on in the area of functional printing for touchscreen panel manufacturing.

 

Jeroen van Druenen from Jubels on the Upcoming XMPie Users Group Conference

Published October 15, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Jeroen van Druenen CEO of Jubels in the Netherlands and president of the XMPie Users Group about the upcoming XMPie Users Group Conference from Oct. 25-28 in Miami, FL. Topics at the conference: Print, Personalization, Multi-channel marketing, Marketing automation, and Digital media.

 

Pitney Bowes's Ben Matarese on Multichannel Communications

Published October 13, 2015

Pitney Bowes's Ben Matarese talks about multichannel document production using the Pitney Bowes EngageOne platform.

 

Crit Driessenon on Canon Océ's Strategy and Product Roadmap for Commercial Printing

Published October 8, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Crit Driessen, VP Strategy and Alliances at Canon's Océ Printing Systems about the continous feed production inkjet strategy Canon has put in place to go after the commercial printing market.

 

B2B, B2C: It all works at Fulfillment America

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.

 

Pitney Bowes's John Kline Previews the Epic Inserting Solution

Published October 5, 2015

John Kline, VP of Global Solutions at Pitney Bowes previews the Epic Inserting Solution. The Epic Inserting Solution is a high speed letter processing solution for complex transactional processing.

 

Highlights from the Commercial Printing Business Days Hosted by Canon Océ

Published October 5, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks with Christian Unterberger, Executive Vice President at Océ Printing Systems, a Canon Company, about the recent Commercial Printing Business Days held in Poing, Germany. Printers from around the world took part in the 3 day event to see the latest in continuous feed solutions from Canon Océ.

 

Ricoh: Planning to be at drupa 2016 in force!

Published October 1, 2015

Mike Herold, Director of Product Marketing for Inkjet for Ricoh, looks ahead to drupa 2016. Inkjet is mainstream, not promises and hope, and drupa will be the stage for new business drivers and business development on that will drive the technology forward.

 

OpenSoft's Degory Valentine on Must See 'em award at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 29, 2015

Degory Valentine, Vice-President and OpenSoft, explains the OpenSoft solutions that were recipients of the prestigious Must See 'em award at Graph Expo 2015. This included DaVinci in the order and sales entry category, and Scissorhands, automation for guillotine cutters. You may have seen the scary Scissorhands ladies at the show!

 

Xaar's Mark Alexander on the Adoption of Digital Printed Labels

Published September 29, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Mark Alexander of Xaar on the adoption of digitally printed labels, what is holding adoption back, how production inkjet is changing the the outlook for digitally printed labels, and the future of direct to shape printing.

 

Magnum Magnetics Demonstrates Post-Print Magnetizer

Published September 25, 2015

Jim Cirigliano, Marketing Manager, Magnum Magnetics shares examples of their magnet products and demonstrates how its post-print magnetizer quickly creates a magnetized product.

 

FastSigns Offers Co-brand Franchise Opportunities at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 24, 2015

Catherine Monson, CEO of FastSigns, discusses their co-brand franchise program they exhibited at Graph Expo. Launched three years ago at the store, the program continues to be a success. Something new was their digital display signage.

 

For Labels & Packaging Converter FlexTech, Digital Differentiates

Published September 22, 2015

Ryan Chai, VP of Technology for FlexTech, talks about founding the company as a digital business. "Culturally, digital is in our DNA and our customers have responded well to that!" The company is considering acquisition of an HP Indigo 20000.

 

Pitney Bowes Showcases Accelejet Printing and Finishing System at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 21, 2015

Steve Coburn, Director of Production Print Management at Pitney Bowes, talks about the Accelejet Printing and Finishing system at Graph Expo 2015.

 

DST Investigates Migrating Cut Sheet Toner Printing to Sheet-Fed Inkjet

Published September 17, 2015

Naveed Choudhry, Manager of Production Operations for DST, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the company's experiences with production inkjet printing and his thoughts about the Canon Oce VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press to manage reprints, remakes and small jobs and to migrate more toner volume to inkjet.

 

Speeding Up The Variable Data Process At Bennett Graphics

Published September 16, 2015

Kevin Horsley, Prepress Manager at Bennett Graphics, talks about how the company used HP SmartStream Composer to reduce job prep time from 27 hours to 15 minutes for a job with 200,000 records.

 

Ralph Nappi on What's Happening at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 14, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company about Graph Expo 2015. What's at the show, expected turnout, and future Graph Expo events.

 

Darren Loken Shares His Experience Transitioning to Production Inkjet

Published September 9, 2015

Darren Loken, President of K&H Integrated Print Solutions in Everett, Washington talks about partnering with Canon Solutions America during the transition from toner-based digital printing to production inkjet. The transition from toner-based digital printing to production inkjet has allowed K&H Integrated Print Solutions to become more efficient across its printing and finishing operations.

 

Blooming Color Blooms into a New Future

Published September 8, 2015

Brian Scott, President of Blooming Color , talks about the company's transition from a Minuteman franchise into a hub-and-spoke commercial printer with offset, wide format and digital print. Demand is so high the firm is in the process of acquiring an HP Indigo 10000 to bridge offset and digital. The company's business is 70% digital.

 

Darrin Wilen on Direct Marketing, Changes at Wilen Direct, and Production Inkjet

Published September 3, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Darrin Wilen, President of the Wilen Group, a New York based direct marketing company about changes in direct marketing and recent changes to its Wilen Direct business.

 

Kodak's President of Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Phillip Cullimore, Looks Ahead to drupa 2016

Published September 1, 2015

Phillip Cullimore new President of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Systems, talk about what we might expect from Kodak at drupa 2016 ... more offset pages moving to digital, more focus on functional printing ... and more.

 

Xerox' Eric Bouet Sees Big Shift from Offset to Digital in Europe

Published August 31, 2015

Eric Bouet, SVP of Xerox Europe, joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about the accelerating offset-to-digital transition in Europe, largely driven by advances in production inkjet technology and media for inkjet.

 

Is It a Package, or Is It a Warning Sign?

Published August 26, 2015

It’s impossible to take controversy out of certain kinds of products—or the packages they come in. More consumer-goods packaging is starting to feel the heat.

 

Changing Customer Needs Drive Production Changes In Weber's Label Manufacturing Business

Published August 25, 2015

Todd Peterson, Prime Label Production Manager at Chicago-based Weber, shares his thoughts with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of HP Indigo digital printing in a flexo label manufacturing business.

 

The Sustainability Of Print

Published August 19, 2015

Kodak's Brad Kruchten explains why print should be considered as more sustainable than electronic communications.

 

Ricoh Americas SVP Tim Vellek on Ricoh's Latest Production Presses

Published August 17, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Ricoh Americas SVP Tim Vellek about Ricoh's presses launched in late 2014 and the benefits they bring to the market.

 

IWCO's Dave Johannes on Selecting the Lastest Canon Production Inkjet Technology

Published August 13, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Dave Johannes, Senior Vice President of Operation at IWCO about the company's recent installation of Canon's new generation of production inkjet plaftorms: the Océ ImageStream 3500 and the Océ VarioPrint i300.

 

No Apologies Digital Printing at Mel Media Group

Published August 11, 2015

August Grebinski, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Detroit's Mel Media Group finds great business demand for high quality digital printing and explains how their HP Indigo press is helping them meet that demand and maintain customer satisfaction levels.

 

Esko's Jan De Roeck on Packaging Trends

Published August 10, 2015

Jan De Roeck, Markering Manager for Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last June's Eskoworld about the growth of digital packaging and the trends driving it.

 

Paul Biernat Of Graphic Measures International Talks About The Importance Of Good Color Management

Published August 6, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Paul Biernat of GMI about the current state of color management, which often is monitored with ink density or "by eye" when the modern trends and standards call for using spectral management. He also talks about the ROI in terms of waste management and time savings when using a spectrophotometer.

 

Mark DeBoer on the Upcoming thINK Conference

Published August 4, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Mark DeBoer, Director of Customer Experience at Darwill about the upcoming thINK 2015 Conference for Canon Production Inkjet Customer.

 

Ken Shriber of Ditto on Unique Print Applications

Published August 3, 2015

Cary Sherburne talks to Ken Shriber, President at Ditto Document Solutions. Ken shares a unique digital print application they created for a local client to help that opened the door to do business with a national chain.

 

Ricoh's Tim Vellek on TotalFlow Path

Published July 27, 2015

Cary Sherburne spoke with Tim Vellek, SVP Marketing at Ricoh America on TotalFlow Path, an integration and automation software product that enables different applications to communicate in a single end-to-end workflow.

 

Paul Hudson CEO at Hudson Printing on Integrating Production Inkjet with Web Offset

Published July 22, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Paul Hudson, CEO at Hudson Printing in Salt Lake City, Utah about integrating HP production inkjet into its existing high volume web offset printing capabilities.

 

Esko's Udo Panenka at EskoWorld

Published July 20, 2015

Udo Panenka, President of Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last month's EskoWorld about the latest trends in packaging and wide-format, and Esko's role in those markets.

 

Strategies to Increase Valuation in a Commercial Printing Company

Published July 16, 2015

Mark Hahn Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about strategies to increase valuation in a commercial printing company that is looking to sell.

 

20,000 personalized postcards overnight! Game Changer...

Published July 14, 2015

Chris Reine, Indigo Operations Manager at Louisiana-based Franklin Printing has seen many changes in his time with this 100-year-old company whose customers are in gaming and banking. An early adopter of HP Indigo presses, the company now has an HP 10000 to address the color personalization volumes required in the gaming industry.

 

Fabian Prudhomme of Enfocus talks about advances in workflow automation with Switch

Published July 13, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Fabian Prudhomme of Enfocus about how Enfocus Switch can be used to automate production operations, including the most recent enhancements that enable easier management of complex workflows. www.Crossroads-World.com has information about the Enfocus Switch community.

 

Kevin McVea at Strategic Content Imaging on Producing Personalized Magazines

Published July 9, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Kevin McVea, SVP at Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) on investing in production inkjet and how SCI is using its HP inkjet platforms to produce long-run personalized magazines.

 

airSpring Software's Neal Gottsaker on Interactive Applications and Customer Communications

Published July 7, 2015

Cary Sherburne talks to Neal Gottsaker, President and CEO of airSpring Software, about its interactive applications and customer communications platform.

 

HP's Isaac Meged Talks About New Scitex Industrial Presses

Published July 6, 2015

Isaac Meged, HP's Worldwide Marketing Manager for Scitex Industrial Presses, talks about two recent product introductions for the sign and display and corrugated packaging markets.

 

Primary Color Seeks Transparency with Workflow Automation

Published July 1, 2015

James Handler, Vice President of Web-to-Print, Primary Color, talks about how connecting HP SmartStream to EFI Monarch MIS will further streamline and automate the company's workflow.

 

Canon Solutions America VP of Marketing Francis McMahon talks about IWCO Direct Customer Event

Published June 29, 2015

In this video, Canon Solutions America VP of Marketing Francis McMahon talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about last week's IWCO Direct customer event, the first North American site to install the Canon ImageStream 3500 and the Varioprint i300, as well as the upcoming thINK user group conference scheduled for September in New York.

 

Transactional Printer Intelligent Document Solutions Reinvents Business Model with Production Inkjet

Published June 25, 2015

Bill Hayden, CEO of IDS in Michigan, talks about how Xerox CiPress production inkjet presses have completely changed his transactional print business model.

 

Canon Oce: Ready for Commercial Print

Published June 23, 2015

Christian Unterberger, EVP for Commercial Print, Canon/Oce, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about Canon's strategies in the commercial print market., especially with its portfolio of production inkjet presses, including the ability to produce commercial print quality on difficult papers.

 

HP's Tom Wittenberg on the Sign and Display Market

Published June 22, 2015

Tom Wittenberg, HP's Sign & Display Marketing Manager, discusses the state of the sign and display market—and the "rule of 7s."

 

Terry Teal from PTI Marketing Technologies on Taking Advantage of Technology Platforms to Build New Services

Published June 18, 2015

Terry Teal from PTI Marketing Technologies talks to Senior Editor Cary Sherbure about taking advantage of technology platforms to build new services and provide integrated programs to customers.

 

Cedar Graphics: Crossing the Bridge from Offline to Online

Published June 16, 2015

Justin McDonald, Marketing Solutions Manager for Iowa-based Cedar Graphics shares the interesting story of the founding of the company a half century ago as well as its subsequent journey into digital printing to meet short-run requirements and the ability to match UV offset with HP Indigo presses. "The great thing about digital is you are only limited by your imagination."

 

Chalk Talk with Visual Magnetics' Joe Deetz

Published June 15, 2015

President and CEO of Visual Magnetics Joe Deetz talks with Richard Romano about the company's SGIA Product of the Year-winning chalkboard film-based substrate, optimized for "liquid chalk" signage.

 

On-Site at the World Bank Printing Plant

Published June 10, 2015

In a recent visit to Washington D.C., the WhatTheyThink video team had a fabulous visit to the World Bank's printing operation. We learned how their business has been revolutionized with the introduction of an HP T230 Inkjet Web Press and how it has helped them better address their mission of ending poverty in the world.

 

Analytics and Business Intelligence in PTI's Marcom Central

Published June 9, 2015

Forrest Leighton and Jennifer Matt talk about how marketing has evolved into a measured science. In order to support this evolution, Marcom Central has integrated with Birst business intelligence and analytics provider so PTI customers can leverage best in class tools to measure their marketing impact.

 

Roland's Rick Scrimger on Latest Trends in Sign and Display Graphics

Published June 8, 2015

Roland president Rick Scrimger discusses the latest trends in sign and display graphics at last April's ISA Sign Expo.

 

Canon's Crit Dreissen Shares Canon Production Inkjet Strategy

Published June 3, 2015

Crit Dreissen, VP of Strategy and Alliances for Canon/Oce Printing Systems, shares Canon's strategic direction in inkjet, driving the move from B&W to color, offset to digital, and introduction of sheetfed inkjet with the VarioPrint i300 (code-named Niagara).

 

The Stars Are Aligned for ANRO in Production Inkjet Printing

Published June 3, 2015

ANRO Communications is well-known in the printing community for its innovation and thought leadership position. In this article, sponsored by HP, Paul DeSantis, ANRO’s Director of IT, talks about how production inkjet has future-proofed the company’s business.

 

Century Label: Digital Printing of Shrink Sleeves Makes Products Pop -- and drives 70% YOY growth for the company

Published June 2, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks with Heidi Chambers, Director of Sales at Century Label, talks about opportunities in digitally printed shrink sleeves with 70% year-over-year growth. With 360 degrees of graphics, shrink sleeves deliver labeling that make products pop, and extended gamut printing on HP Indigo WS6000 and 6600 presses ensure excellent quality for the company and its customers.

 

New Research on the Signage Industry

Published June 1, 2015

David Hickey, VP of Government Relations for the International Sign Association, talks about new research initiatives for the sign and display markets.

 

HP VP/GM Aurelio Maruggi shares HP Inkjet Strategy

Published May 28, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with VP/GM Aurelio Maruggi about HP's production inkjet strategy and its new HDNA printhead technology. The strategies are built around customer success, continued innovation and protecting customer investments through field upgradability.

 

Ironsides Technology's Bill Riley Talks About Process Automation

Published May 27, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology, about the importance of hardware-independent process control software in transactional, direct mail and commercial printing operations where real-time tracking and reporting offers the opportunity for a more efficient, near-lights-out environment.

 

Unique meeting guide adds excitement for DscoopX attendees

Published May 26, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with David Bennett, President of Atlanta-based Bennett Graphics, talks about the unusual meeting guide his company printed for DscoopX, including a ziplock bag cover produced on an HP Indigo 20000 with a personalized folding carton inserted.

 

On-demand Delivery of Targeted Marketing Materials Across Media

Published May 21, 2015

Jennifer Matt, Section Editor talks to Forrest Leighton, VP of Marketing at PTI Marketing Technologies about the on-demand delivery of marketing materials.

 

Lights-out workflow at Capita managed by Ironsides Technology Solutions

Published May 20, 2015

Cary Sherburne interviews Craig Hall of Capita in the UK, who explains the company's innovative approach to a lights-out print production process, with full real-time tracking and reporting at every stage of the closed-loop process provided by Ironsides Technology.

 

Xerox' John Conley Talks the Impact of Production Inkjet on Book Publishing

Published May 19, 2015

John Conley, VP of Commercial Print and Publishing for Xerox, shares an overview of global trends in book printing and publishing, including cash management and global distribution strategies.

 

HP Talks Wide-Format and Packaging Trends

Published May 18, 2015

HP's Micha Kemelman talks about the latest trends in packaging and wide-format printing, and the new HP Scitex Industrial Press.

 

Patrick Bolan of Avanti on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published May 13, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Engaging Customers Wherever They Are: Pitney Bowes Strategy

Published May 12, 2015

Lisa Sutrick, Managing Director of Product Management for Pitney Bowes, discusses the emerging trend of relevant, consistent customer communications at every touch point -- how customer journey mapping can help.

 

Jennifer Matt & Forrest Leighton, PTI Talk Marcom Central Integration to Salesforce

Published May 7, 2015

Web-to-print has to play nice with other technologies in the marketing supply chain. Salesforce is a dominate player in the CRM and sales enablement space. Jennifer Matt discusses how embedding Marcom Central into Salesforce might be the best placement possible for full adoption of your web-to-print system.

 

The Last Mile of Digital: Bringing Finishing Into the Loop

Published May 6, 2015

Vic Stalam, President of Highcon Americas, shows some unique and stunning examples of the type of digital finishing that can be produced on a Highcon Euclid, including pop-ups.

 

Using Textured Papers for Unique Digital Print

Published May 6, 2015

Greg Maze, Senior Digital Brand Manager for Neenah Paper, talks about the company's Explore initiative with three special swatch books and some special tools (two out, one to come) designed to inspire printers to use colored textured papers for digitally printed products.

 

Superior Graphics Finds Exceptional Quality for Retail POP with HP Indigo Press

Published May 5, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks with John Ehrenberger, President of Superior Graphics about his company's blend of large format and small format as a driver for business growth. Ehrenberger also discusses the value of vendor partners like HP helping with business development efforts.

 

RTI's Kevin Howes Talks About the Need for Speed in Wide-Format Printing

Published May 4, 2015

Kevin Howes, Director of Wide-Format Solutions for Reprographic Technology International (RTI), talks about RTI, the Vortex 4200 wide-format printer, and opportunities in CAD, GIS, and POP printing.

 

Symeta's Jasper Wauters Talks About Transformation From Offset To Digital

Published April 30, 2015

Symeta took a bold step in shutting down its offset operation in favor of building a digital platform. Jasper Wauters explains this to Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and talks about the response of marketers to this move. He shows samples!

 

Franchise Services' Dave Sigafus Talks Sign and Display

Published April 29, 2015

Dave Sigafus, Signage Product Manager for Franchise Services—owner of Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics—talks with Richard Romano about sign and display trends, and the opportunities for print franchises and their clients.

 

Innovating with a Homegrown Label Print MIS

Published April 29, 2015

A short film by Label Traxx tells the story of when it might be time to modernize your approach to running your label printing operations. One of the keys to thriving in an increasingly data-driven world is to have a trusted label print management system of record, that allows you to reliably manage and share data across your organization and with your customers. This film slightly exaggerates the homegrown systems used to manage a busy label printing operation. This video is presented by Label Traxx.

 

GMC Software Continues to Reinvent Customer Communications Management

Published April 28, 2015

Didier Rouillard, VP Service Provider Business, GMC Software Technologies, speaks with Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, about shifting consumer requirements and the evolving role of GMC solutions in ensuring relevant customer communications.

 

Kevin Horey on Web-to-Print, Workflow, and Production Automation

Published April 27, 2015

Jennifer Matt talks to Kevin Horey, VP/GM Workflow & Solutions at Xerox on its approach to web-to-print, workflow and production automation.

 

Forrest Leighton at PTI Marketing Technologies Kicks Off Marketing Technology Education Series

Published April 23, 2015

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink talks to Forrest Leighton, VP Strategic Alliances at PTI Marketing Technologies about a timely educational series PTI is sponsoring on WhatTheyThink. Over the coming weeks PTI will be discussing how MarcomCentral is evolving to adapt to the ever changing needs of marketers while maintaining their high-level of support for print in the modern marketing mix.

 

FastSigns' CEO Catherine Monson at ISA Sign Expo

Published April 22, 2015

FastSigns president and CEO Catherine Monson talks to Richard Romano about this year's ISA Sign Expo and the latest trends in signage.

 

Highcon Shares Latest Developments And New Applications

Published April 22, 2015

Highcon's COO Miki Zimmer and Nigel Tracey, Sales Director, speak with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about advances with the Highcon Euclid digital finishing solution and some unique applications customers have created.

 

Kevin McVea, SVP at Strategic Content Imaging on the HP Indigo 10000 Platform

Published April 21, 2015

Kevin McVea, Senior Vice President at Strategic Content Imaging, discusses how his HP Indigo 10000 with a unique inline UV coater has improved time to market and throughput in his company's retail advertising applications. He also discussed how Indigo and HP Inkjet Web Presses work together to drive quality and productivity.

 

John Berthelsen Explains PGSF Efforts to Attract new Talent to the Printing Industry

Published April 21, 2015

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Vice President John Berthelsen speaks with Cary Sherburne about the role of PGSF in attracting new talent to the printing industry.

 

Paul Diangelo of Printers Plan on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published April 20, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Paul Diangelo, Technology Solutions Director at Printers Plan about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Gerardo Cerros of CMA Imaging on the Impacts of Optical Brighteners in Paper

Published April 20, 2015

In Part 2 of our interview with CMA Imaging CEO Gerardo Cerros explains how optical brightening agents in paper have an impact on accurate color management. Cerros explains why, and what printing professionals can do to address these issues. This includes compliance with new ISO and GRACoL standards.

 

Ricoh Europe's Benoit Chatelard speaks about Ricoh Europe's services offerings

Published April 16, 2015

Benoit Chatelard, General Manager for Production Printing Solutions, Ricoh Europe, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how Ricoh services are helping customers be more profitable and efficient.

 

Gerardo Cerros of CMA Imaging Talks About Latest Developments in Color Measurement and Management

Published April 16, 2015

Gerardo Cerros, CEO of CMA Imaging, discusses the Color Management Advice the company can offer to printers and packaging converters as they move from ink density to spectral measurements and incorporate other modern color measurement and management techniques.

 

Lori Anderson, CEO at International Sign Association on Sign Expo 2015

Published April 15, 2015

Richard Romano talks to Lori Anderson, President and CEO at International Sign Association about Sign Expo 2015. Lori highlights what was on display at the show.

 

Production Inkjet Delivers for Allied Printing

Published April 14, 2015

Tony Pelc, Chief Operating Officer at Allied Printing, talks about business drivers for acquisition of an HP T300 Inket Web Press, moving to a white-paper-in environment, allowing for faster turn times, new applications and a focus on higher value products, as well as making the offset environment more productive.

 

Shaun Corbridge on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published April 13, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Shaun Corbridge, CEO and Founder at Atomology about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Ricoh Europe's Benoit Chatelard Shares Business Update for Ricoh Europe

Published April 9, 2015

Benoit Chatelard, General Manager for Production Printing Solutions, Ricoh Europe, talks about growing demand for continuous form and cut sheet printers as well as workflow solutions in Europe, despite the difficult economic situation there. He also addresses the value of Ricoh's PTI acquisition and how it fits into their portfolio.

 

Caldera Software on the Integration of Print and Digital Signage

Published April 8, 2015

Sebastien Hanssens, VP of Marketing for Caldera Software, talks to Richard Romano about the integration of printed and dynamic digital signage, and the tools that can help create unique applications.

 

HP's Steve Nigro on its Graphics Business and the Future of Print

Published April 7, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Steve Nigro, Senior Vice President of Imaging and Printing at Hewlett-Packard about the Print Business unit which includes the HP InkJet, HP LaserJet, and HP Graphics Business as well as its emerging 3D printing business. Steve shares HP's vision of print and how it integrates with mobile, social, cloud computing.

 

Eric Wold of SmartSoft on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published April 6, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Eric Wold, Vice President of SmartSoft about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Web2Print Experts Launches All Inclusive Print Software Solution

Published April 1, 2015

Jennifer Matt, Jane Mugford, and Chris Reisz-Hanson from Web2Print Experts launch a new offering to the print industry – a single solution that manages every aspect of your software needs (automatically replacing all your existing print software with one solution that floats in the cloud).

 

Blooper Reel. This is the Blooper Reel

Published April 1, 2015

At WhatTheyThink we shoot lots of video. They don't always go so well… Sometimes its bad intros, sometimes awkward responses, sometimes fart noises…

 

How To Save Money By Ditching MIS, Automation, and Process Optimization

Published April 1, 2015

Many vendors pitch process optimization and automation solutions as a way to lower costs. Udi Arieli from EFI and Jim Rosenthal of Paradigm Digital Color Graphics discuss how many of these solutions are inefficient, and a waste of money and company resources.

 

Bill Riley, CEO of Ironsides Technology, talks about production automation and workflow tracking

Published March 31, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Ironsides Technology CEO Bill Riley about how Ironsides solutions can help packaging printers better satisfy customers through process automation and real-time reporting.

 

Mark Andersen of Enterprise Print Management Solutions on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published March 30, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Mark Andersen, President and CTO of Enterprise Print Management Solutions (EPMS) about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Paul Morgavi on Xerox Inkjet Strategy

Published March 26, 2015

Paul Morgavi, COO of Xerox's Inkjet Division, talks about two years post-acquisition of Impika by Xerox and the Xerox inkjet strategy moving forward.

 

InnoMark Communications Implementing EFI Radius in 7 Plants

Published March 26, 2015

Joe Roberts, ERP Implementation Manager at InnoMark Communications in Ohio talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about his planned implementation of EFI Radius in the company's 7 plants -- moving from a non-structured to a very structured process.

 

Into the Application Zone: A Tour of Agfa's SGIA Booth

Published March 25, 2015

Agfa's Director of Marketing Deborah Hutcheson takes Richard Romano on a tour of Agfa's booth at last fall's SGIA Expo, showcasing all the myriad materials, surfaces, and applications that can be printed.

 

Cordoba Printing: Why move book printing to inkjet?

Published March 25, 2015

Gaby Duer, owner of Israel-based Cordoba Printing, explains market and regulatory changes that are driving book printing to inkjet in Israel.

 

Canon on track to enter folding carton market with InfiniStream

Published March 24, 2015

Christian Unterberger EVP for Commercial Printing at Canon in Poing, Germany talks about progress with InfiniStream, the company's planned liquid toner entry into the folding carton market, including beta results and planned roll-out

 

Erv Ratazak of CRC Information Systems on Successful Print MIS Implementations

Published March 23, 2015

Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Erv Ratazak of CRC Information Systems about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.

 

Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon, Talks About Xeikon News

Published March 23, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Xeikon CEO Wim Maes about the company's new Xeikon 9800 digital press with lower operating costs and some of the dry toner innovations the company is bringing to market. He also updates us on the status of the liquid toner Trillium product.

 

How is Mobile Affecting the Book Publishing World?

Published March 20, 2015

Future of Publishing Thad McIlRoy joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to discuss how mobile technologies are influencing the book publishing world, in North America and abroad. Download the White Paper: 11 Trends Affecting the Publishing Industry.

 

Paul Sprow from Arlington County VA talks about Amazing Automation

Published March 19, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Paul Sprow, Manager of the Digital Production Group at Arlington County, Virginia, about his transition from an offset to a digital shop. "It's like night and day," he says. "I believe in giving people 24-hour turnaround and I can do that now!"

 

Gerhard Marterrer, Director 1-1 Marketing, Eversfrank Gruppe, explains value of envelope wraps for personalization

Published March 18, 2015

Eversfrank Gruppe in Germany is using personalized envelope wraps and web-to-print to print customized catalogs for 4,300 dealers in 12 languages for one customer and 450,000 magazines for 4,000 pharmacies for another. Great example of hybrid offset/digital printing.

 

Sal Sheikh from Canon Solutions America on Growth in Large Format Printing

Published March 17, 2015

Cary Sherburne talks to Sal Sheikh, VP of Marketing for Large Format Printing at Canon Solutions America about growth opportunities in large format printing and the transition from analog to digital in that space.

 

Steve McDermott of navINK on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile and Successful Web-to-Print Implementations

Published March 16, 2015

 

EFI's Gabriel Matsliach Highlights Importance of EFI Productivity Suite

Published March 12, 2015

EFI' Senior Vice President and General Manager of Productivity Software explains the importance of the company's recently released Productivity Suite in bringing improved end-to-end production automation out of the box to its customers, helping printing and packaging companies prosper and succeed.

 

Self-Publishers, Production Inkjet and Amazon: A Changing Book Market

Published March 12, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne returns to her conversation with Thad McIlroy about the Future of Publishing, this time focusing on the growth of and impact on publishing of self-publishers as well as the impact of production inkjet and Amazon on the book market.

 

Roland's Rick Scrimger Recaps the Imagination Conference

Published March 11, 2015

Roland president Rick Scrimger talks to Richard Romano about last fall's Roland Imagination user conference and emerging applications for wide format graphics.

 

X-Rite's Shoshana Burgett explains PantoneLIVE

Published March 10, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with X-Rite Pantone's Director of WW Marketing Shoshana Burgett about PantoneLIVE, ColorCert and X-Rite eXact -- how they deliver closed-loop color management and the benefits to the color supply chain for both brand owners and converters.

 

Greg Salzman of Aleyant on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online.

Published March 9, 2015

Jennifer Matt talks to Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant Systems about the Aleyant Pressero web-to-print system and his company's view on web-to-print integration, mobile, and helping printers find success online.

 

Brian Benson, CEO of Benson Integrated Marketing Solutions, talks about offering an Amazon-style experience

Published March 6, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne explores the business benefits Benson has garnered by implementing integrated MIS, web storefront and marketing asset management to deliver a great customer experience that reduces touch points.

 

Three Cycles of Disruptive Change in Publishing

Published March 5, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Thad McIlroy, principal of consulting firm The Future of Publishing to learn more about ... the future of publishing, including three cycles of disruptive change he has identified.

 

Veritiv's Scott Spagnolli Talks About Wide-Format Substrates

Published March 4, 2015

Scott Spagnolli, Director of Graphics Support for Veritiv, talks with Richard Romano about the latest news from Vertiv, as well as the latest wide-format application and substrate trends.

 

Hunkeler's Hans Gut on New Hunkeler Products

Published March 3, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Hunkeler's Hans Gut who explains what's new from Hunkeler, including the DP-8 dynamic perfer and the smart book solution for short-run book production, both of which were shown for the first time at Hunkeler Innovationsdays 2015 in Lucerne.

 

CGX and Donnelley: An Insider's Perspective

Published March 3, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Former CGX President Steve Brown about the RR Donnelley acquisition and his current role at Mimeo.

 

Hunkeler's Erich Hodel Shares Hunkeler Innovationdays Stats

Published March 2, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Marketing Leader Erich Hodel of Hunkeler about where attendees came from and what they saw at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015. He highlights Hunkeler's brand-new control platform that enables end-to-end control of print jobs.

 

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies Talks about the Value of Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015

Published March 2, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies about our recent visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne. His enthusiasm about this event was reflected by everyone who attended and he articulates its value well.

 

HP's Aurelio Maruggi Talks about Jetcomm, the inkJetcommUnity

Published February 26, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with HP's Vice President and General Manager High Speed Production Solutions, Aurelio Maruggi about the upcoming Jetcomm conference scheduled for March 4-5, 2015, in Washington D.C., the first-ever user group devoted to the production inkjet community.

 

Joe Maloy of Polaris Direct Speaks with Cary Sherburne about Business Transformation

Published February 25, 2015

Polaris Direct is moving to a white-paper-in strategy for its direct mail business, adding an inkjet line to lift the business from a commodity model to a value-added model that will take the business to the next level. President & COO Joe Maloy talks about this transformation "taking the handcuffs off the marketers," giving them more flexibility in delivering timely, relevant communications.

 

David Zwang Talks About the Next Wave of Inkjet Innovation

Published February 24, 2015

Editor Cary Sherburne catches up with WhatTheyThink contributor David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland, to get his insight on the new solutions being shown at the show and the importance of this event for the future of inkjet.

 

Stefan Hunkeler Shares Hunkeler Innovationdays Thoughts

Published February 23, 2015

The 11th edition of Hunkeler Innovationdays begins today. Stefan Hunkeler, owner and CEO of Hunkeler, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what the nearly 5,500 visitors to this unique event can expect, including innovative new solutions from Hunkeler itself.

 

Daniel Houghton, CEO of Lonely Planet and the Future of Publishing

Published February 19, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Daniel Houghton, CEO of Lonely Planet, about how print fits into the publishing mix for the company. This includes a bundling strategy for print and digital, interactive ebooks, using QR codes, future trends and more.

 

Textile Printing to Dye For: Epson's SGIA Product of the Year Award

Published February 18, 2015

Epson Product Manager Reed Hecht spoke with Richard Romano at the 2014 SGIA Expo about winning a Product of the Year Award, as well as the latest trends in dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment textile printing.

 

Sara Domville, President of F +W on taking a 360-degree Approach to Delivering Content

Published February 17, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Sara Domville, President of F+W, the Digital Book World organizer and more. She talks about taking a 360-degree approach to delivering content, including digital, print and in-person strategies, and the multiple lives content has today.

 

Epicomm’s CEO Ken Garner on rebranding of NAPL/NAQP/AMSP

Published February 16, 2015

Epicomm’s CEO Ken Garner talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the rebranding of NAPL/NAQP/AMSP and future strategies.

 

Author and Writer Ken Auletta Shares Thoughts on Yahoo!

Published February 12, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Author and New Yorker writer Ken Auletta about Yahoo! and the challenges faced by CEO Marissa Mayer. He gives her an “Incomplete” so far in terms of her efforts to turn the company around.

 

CSA's Randy Paar Talks High-Value Print Applications

Published February 11, 2015

Canon Solutions America's Randy Paar talks to Richard Romano about the award-winning Arizona series wide-format printers, and the increasing demand for high-value print applications.

 

EFI's Jeff White on Successfully MIS Implementations

Published February 10, 2015

Jeff White, General Manager, EFI Monarch speaks with Print Software Section Contributing Editor Jane Mugford about successful MIS implementations.

 

Author and Writer Ken Auletta Shares Thoughts on Google and Amazon

Published February 5, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Author and New Yorker Writer Ken Auletta about his experiences writing the book Googled, as well as his thoughts about Amazon. He talks about some of the shortcoming and conceits of legacy media as compared to how digital media operates.

 

Bill Duerr of Hatteras on Benefits of the EFI VUTEk LED Printer

Published February 5, 2015

Bill Duerr, President of Hatteras speaks with Cary Sherburne about the Hatteras business and the recent placement of a 5-meter EFI VUTEk LED Printer to support its grand format business.

 

Esko Expands Its Line of Cutting Tables

Published February 4, 2015

Steve Bennett, VP of Sales for Esko, talks to Richard Romano about Esko's recent product and feature introductions, including a new entry-level Kongsberg cutting table, and identifies current trends in finishing.

 

EFI’s CEO Guy Gecht: 2015 Bruno Award Recipient

Published February 3, 2015

Guy Gecht talks about receiving the Bruno Award, his background and the strong team that supports him, including this sage advice: “We have to continue to think about where we want to go and continue to evolve the company. We can’t stop. Doing nothing is the worst option for everyone because the market is changing and technology is changing.”

 

Frank Romano: 2015 Bruno Award Recipient

Published February 3, 2015

Frank Romano joins us from the stacks of books that made up the GATF Library which was recently donated to Cal Poly. Frank is a 2015 recipient of the Bruno Award from the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). Frank talks about receiving the award, the start of the Lithographic Technical Foundation which later became the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and how Mike Bruno kickstarted research within the printing industry.

 

John Tenwinkel on the Dscoop University Program

Published February 2, 2015

Cary Sherburne interviews John Tenwinkel, Director of Dscoop University at Dscoop about the Dscoop University program and the resources it provides to the Dscoop community.

 

GMG's Bart Fret Talks Color Management

Published January 28, 2015

Bart Fret Director of Sales, Large-Format, for GMG talks to Richard Romano about color management challenges for wide-format printing, managing color across multiple printing technologies, and the latest trends in proofing.

 

HP Makes Bid for Corrugated Market with High-Speed Inkjet

Published January 27, 2015

HP's inkjet web press platform is now in use as a solution for bringing vivid color and graphics to corrugated packaging. David Murphy, in charge of inkjet web marketing and business development for HP, explains the application and the strategy.

 

Chili Publish Managing Partner Kevin Geominne on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online Chili Publish

Published January 26, 2015

Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt sat down with Kevin Geominne, Managing Partner at Chili Publish to find out how Chili Publish approaches integration with other systems. What Chili Publish is doing to support mobile. And how they help printing companies find success with online services.

 

Guy Gecht on 25 Years of EFI

Published January 21, 2015

EFI CEO Guy Gecht talks to Richard Romano at last October's SGIA Expo about the growth of specialty and display graphics printing, and EFI's 25th anniversary.

 

CRON-ECRM Joint Venture Brings New CTP Options to U.S. Market

Published January 20, 2015

After 40 years as an independent supplier of prepress technology, ECRM has joined forces with Chinese prepress manufacturer CRON as the master distributor in North America for CRON CTP systems. Rick Black, president and CEO of CRON-ECRM LLC, details the JV's strategy and objectives.

 

Challenges with Augmented Reality in Cross-media Communication

Published January 15, 2015

In our second video with Sarah Mannone, Vice President of Client Services at Trekk, Mannone shares common challenges with Augmented Reality (AR) in Cross-media Communication and techniques to start using AR within campaigns.

 

Fresh Artists Uses Digital Imaging to Help Inner-City Youth

Published January 14, 2015

Richard Romano talks with Barbara Chandler Allen, Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that creates wide-format digital prints of children's art in exchange for donations from corporations. The money is then used to purchase art supplies for cash-strapped inner-city art education programs.

 

CRON: Rise of a Prepress Powerhouse

Published January 13, 2015

Established in 1992, Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. has become China's leading supplier of computer-to-plate systems. Alex Lee, deputy general manager for sales and marketing, speaks with Pat Henry about CRON's plans to become better known in the U.S. market.

 

Jim Hamilton's Review of 2014 Corporate Greeting Cards

Published January 12, 2015

Each year Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, collects the corporate greeting cards he receives over the holiday and describes the use of innovative printing techniques, substrates, design, and personalization.

 

Don Barbour of GSNA on Ryobi MHI Presses, CRON CtP, and Offset Packaging Solutions

Published January 8, 2015

Don Barbour, Chairman & Co-Founder Graphic Systems North America (GNSA) spoke with Patrick Henry at Graph Expo about its dealership network, and its distribution Ryobi MHI presses and CRON CtP systems.

 

Memjet Wide-Format Printers: Built for Speed

Published January 7, 2015

Mike Puyot, President of Memjet Wide-Format, talks with Richard Romano about the advantages of Memjet printheads, and the important distinctions among the various Memjet models currently on the market.

 

The Pace of Progress for Digital in Labels and Packaging

Published January 6, 2015

Pat Henry, editor of WhatTheyThink's Labels and Packaging section, discusses what will drive adoption of digital printing in this segment and what will moderate the pace as printers cope with the learning curve.

 

Is Augmented Reality a Gimmick or Game Changer?

Published January 5, 2015

Sarah Mannone, Vice President of Client Services at Trekk shares insight on using Augmented Reality within cross-media communications.

 

Brad Kruchten from Kodak on the Latest Developments in Processless Plates

Published December 18, 2014

Kodak recently announced a new organizational structure with a goal of a better customer experience, streamlined corporate functions, and to better leverage of Kodak’s product and service portfolio, scientific and engineering expertise and world-famous and highly trusted brand. Effective January 1, 2015- Brad Kruchten will lead the Print Systems Division as the President, Print Systems, and Senior Vice President, Kodak. In this interview, Kruchten shares a view into the latest developments in processless plates.

 

HP Graphic Solutions Business General Manager Yishai Amir on Indigo Packaging Printing

Published December 16, 2014

Yishai Amir VP, General Manager, HP Graphic Solutions Business provides an overview of packaging printing on Indigo.

 

VP Product Management Scott Draeger Shares GMC’s Omni-Channel Strategy

Published December 15, 2014

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and GMC’s Scott Draeger discuss the challenges of producing fully-funcitonal omni-channel communications, including mobile, and how GMC solutions address those challenges for its customers, as well as trends in conversion from paper to electronic for transactional documents.

 

HP Graphic Solutions Business General Manager Yishai Amir Shares an Overview of Market Segments

Published December 11, 2014

Yishai Amir VP, General Manager, HP Graphic Solutions Business provides an overview of market segments.

 

Cal Poly Launches Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging Program

Published December 11, 2014

The Graphic Communication program at Cal Poly has started started a graduate program in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging. The program offers a Professional Certificate and Master of Science Degree. We spoke with Dr. Malcolm Keif, Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging about the program and its degrees. For more information on the program http://printedelectronics.calpoly.edu/

 

Xerox Technology Business President Jeff Jacobson Shares Thoughts on Xerox Strategy

Published December 11, 2014

Jeff Jacobson, President, Xerox Technology Business, explains the overall business strategy for Xerox and the opportunities for growth that are represented by the Graphic Communications market.

 

PTI Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published December 10, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Forrest Leighton from PTI describes Marcom Central's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Landa Digital Printing Provides Update, Outlook to drupa 2016

Published December 9, 2014

We haven’t heard much from Benny Landa lately. But the team has been at work perfecting the first press, the S10, and lining up customers. A blog post from Landa and a link to a video tour of the press and the factory are highlights of this post.

 

Jim Hamilton Shares News Applications Presented during the Xerox Forum

Published December 5, 2014

We spoke with Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, at the end of the recent Xerox Forum in Madrid. Jim highlights the new business ventures and exciting applications that were presented by printers from the Xerox Premier Partner community.

 

Applications and Opportunities in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging

Published December 4, 2014

We recently spoke with Dr. Malcolm Keifabout Functional Printing and its applications. Dr. Keif is Professor & Graduate Coordinator of Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging at Cal Poly. Dr. Keif is an advocate for companies in traditional printing businesses to investigate new businees opportunities in functional printing.

 

Rapid Digital Press Maps Out Wide-Format Success

Published December 3, 2014

Kenneth Hadfield, CEO of Rapid Digital Press, talks to Richard Romano about how his wide-format service bureau helped a large mapping company transition from offset-printed maps to short-run, customized maps, opening up new business opportunities for both print provider and print customer.

 

PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published November 26, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Steve Enstad from PageDNA describes PageDNA's company's and product's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

 

Sophie Vandebroek on Innovation

Published November 25, 2014

WhatTheyThink had an opportunity to sit down with Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox CTO and President Xerox Innovation Group during the Xerox Forum last month in Madrid. During our chat Ms. Vandebroek spoke about innovation and how to create a culture of innovation.

 

Creative Applications That Drive Business Profit

Published November 20, 2014

We sat down with Hubert Soviche, marketing lead for Xerox Graphic Communications in Europe, and Xavier Jouvet, Group Marketing Director at Antalis International during the Xerox Forum in Madrid to hear about the recently launched Applications Kits from Antalis. The Applications Kits demonstrate digital printing capabilities across a wide range of substrates and are part of Xerox's business development program.

 

Transitioning Your Print MIS

Published November 14, 2014

Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about what printers need to bring to the table in a Print MIS transition project.

 

Two Printers Form a Strategic Partnership via the Xerox Premier Partners Global Network

Published November 13, 2014

Mike Peterson, Owner of Gabriel Group in St. Louis and Jeroen van Druenen, Director of Jubels b.v.in Amsterdam sat down with WhatTheyThink to discuss a partnership they formed to service a client’s geographically concentric needs.

 

Chris Bondy on the Transformation of the Printing Industry Center into Cross-Media Innovation Center

Published November 5, 2014

We recently spoke with Chris Bondy on the transformation of the RIT Printing Industry Center to the Cross-Media Innovation Center and its updated focus on creation and organization of media, analysis of consumer behaviors, and tools and methods used in the distribution of content to all media channels.

 

Chris Bondy on the Cross-Media Innovation Center Summit at RIT

Published October 20, 2014

Last week the Cross-Media Innovation Center at RIT hosted a two day summit in Rochester, NY. WhatTheyThink spoke with Chris Bondy who runs the Center on how the Summit provides a platform for the research and analyst community to share the latest research and analysis in cross-media.

 

Aurelio Maruggi on HP Service and Support Announcements at Graph Expo

Published October 13, 2014

Aurelio Maruggi, VP & GM of Inkjet Web for HP, talks to Cary Sherburne at Graph Expo 2014 about the exciting announcements from HP relative to inkjet.

 

Richard Romano on Wide Format at Graph Expo

Published October 1, 2014

Richard Romano, WhatTheyThink Wide Format Section Editor, gives his impression of Graph Expo relative to the wide format sector and reviews products and applications at the show.

 

Ralph Nappi Previews Graph Expo; Footprint down, Attendance Up

Published September 29, 2014

Ralph Nappi sat down with Cary Sherburne to discuss Graph Expo footprint, attendance, co-located events.

 

How Workflow Impacts Digital Print for Packaging

Published September 10, 2014

Jared Smith, President of blue media, talks workflow with Kevin Karstedt and how changes are necessary to do digital print for packaging more effectively.

 

Opportunities for Printers in the 2014 release of Creative Cloud

Published August 14, 2014

Cary Sherburne talks to Chris Kitchener, Group Product Manager for InDesign at Adobe, about the new things in Creative Cloud 14 that will open up opportunities for print service providers.

 

A Challenge to the Modern Day Printer Community

Published July 31, 2014

Russell Viers, Speaker - Trainer - Digital Handyman, talks to Cary Sherburne about a challenge he has for the printing community. It's time to take the opportunity to take the lead in helping designers and creatives move to multi-channel and adopt an RGB workflow.

 

USPS' Every Door Direct Mail Program Declines After Price Increase

Published July 24, 2014

 

Bringing the Bling to Print with Foil

Published July 17, 2014

Mike King, President & CEO of Eagle Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the things they do to enhance printed material using foils.

 

Jac Garner of Webcrafters on how they are adapting to the changing book manufacturing sector

Published June 12, 2014

Webcrafters has a long history in the Book Manufacturing industry (since the 1800's). Jac Garner discusses how they have changed and adapted in the industry.

 

Bruce Waterman on how mobile plays into Blurb's strategy

Published June 11, 2014

Bruce discusses how they integrate mobile technology in their business offerings.

 

Mike Chiricuzio of VDP Direct discusses how HP solutions help their niche

Published June 10, 2014

VDP Direct has a niche in the casino marketing industry. Mike discusses how some of the HP products help them deliver the best solutions for their customers.

 

Guy Gecht of EFI on the 5 areas they are betting on for the future

Published June 9, 2014

Standing still is not an option. Guy outlines the 5 areas that EFI is betting on for the future of the industry and EFI.

 

NFIB Small Business Index Still Between Two Recession Bottoms

Published May 22, 2014

 

Dave Dickson on the Integration between Digital Publishing Suite and Experience Manager

Published May 12, 2014

Cary Sherburne talks to Dave Dickson, Senior Product Marketing Manager - DPS. They talk about the integration between Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Experience Manager.

 

Chris Irick of Xerox Introduces the New Versant 2100 Press

Published April 25, 2014

Chris Irick, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager at Xerox, introduces the new Versant 2100 Press. Chris talks about the 4 ways the Versant 2100 allows printers to "do more with more": More performance, more reliability, more flexibility, and more results.

 

Brooke Carey of Sappi Fine Paper on their new digital line of papers

Published April 24, 2014

 

Printing Profits per Employee Rise

Published April 17, 2014

Profits per employee increased to higher levels since 2000. Industry consolidation is a big factor in this report. It is not just mergers and acquisitions, but also plant closures and bankruptcies, and the opening of new businesses that absorb the best and most appropriate resources of the closed plants, and also the strategic changes that surviving companies make as they respond and anticipate marketplace changes, absorbing the sales volume of departed competitors.

 

Lights...Camera...Wait...Is the Camera On?

Published April 1, 2014

 

Brian Segnit of Xerox on the J75 and C75

Published August 16, 2013

Brian Segnit of Xerox talks about the J75 and C75 presses, giving an overview of the features and functionality. Brian also talks about a new feature called SIQA, or Simple Image Quality Adjustment.

 

Blaine Gabriel of Ohio University at the xpedx Wide Format Print Summit

Published July 3, 2013

Blaine Gabriel, Director of Ohio University Printing Services, talks to Eric Vessels about attending the xpedx wide format summit in Cincinnati and what's next for his shop.

 

Infotrends' Tim Greene on Wide Format Trends

Published June 27, 2013

Tim Greene, Director of Infotrends' Wide Format Printing Consulting Service, joins us from an xpedx Wide Format Summit in Cincinnati and gives us a summary of his presentation which includes trends in the wide format segment of the printing industry.

 

Theresa Vanna of SGP on Sustainability Certification

Published June 14, 2013

Theresa Vanna, SGP Board Member, talks about the organization and what things they look at when certifying facilities.

 

Xante COO Mark Swanzy talks Inkjet for Packaging

Published June 7, 2013

Mark Swanzy, COO of Xante, talks about the advancements in production inkjet that is allowing more versatility in the print for packaging sector.

 

Mayaprin's Juan Pablo Mendez on Getting Into Digital Printing in Guatemala

Published June 5, 2013

Juan Pablo Mendez, General Manager of Mayaprin, talks to Cary Sherburne about their business in Guatemala and getting into digital printing with HP Indigo.

 

Standard Finishing's David Reny on Industry Disruption

Published May 30, 2013

David Reny, EVP at Standard Finishing, talks to Cary Sherburne about disruptions in the print marketplace and how that creates opportunities for printers.

 

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics on Cloud Computing

Published May 28, 2013

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks to Cary Sherburne about the impact of the cloud on the printing industry.

 

HP's Bob Raus Talks About Dscoop 8

Published May 14, 2013

Bob Raus, Category Manager for HP's Smartstream, talks to Cary Sherburne about Dscoop 8 and integrating vendor partners in a vey unique way at the show.

 

Horizon's Yoshihiro Oe on Finishing Trends in North America

Published May 13, 2013

Yoshihiro Oe, Export Manager at Horizon, gives Cary Sherburne an update on Horizon in North America and trends he's seeing in the market.

 

Buzz Apostol of X-Rite/Pantone on the NYU Prism Award

Published May 3, 2013

Buzz Apostol, VP of North American Sales for X-Rite/Pantone, talks to Pat Henry about the upcoming 27th Annual NYU Prism Award. For further information contact prism@nyu.edu.

 

Kodak's Will Mansfield Shares Prosper Updates at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published May 2, 2013

Will Mansfield, Director of Inkjet Product Marketing at Kodak, talks about the importance of Hunkeler Innovations Days and gives updates on the Prosper press.

 

Tim Arnold of Arnold Printing Talks Business Change at Dscoop

Published April 30, 2013

Cary Sherburne catches up with Tim Arnold of Arnold Printing at Dscoop about what they are doing differently in their business from the last show to now.

 

Screen's Tim Taylor on Workflow Solutions

Published April 29, 2013

Tim Taylor, VP of Marketing for Screen Europe, talks to Cary Sherburne about workflow solutions and integrating digital and offset workflows with a single solution.

 

Pitney Bowes' Grant Miller on Strategic Mailing Software

Published April 25, 2013

Grant Miller, VP or Global Product Management at Pitney Bowes, talks to Cary Sherburne about the emerging use of strategic mailing software and the innovation and advancements in print mailing workflows.

 

Dustin Graupman of Xerox on the market reception to the CiPress

Published April 22, 2013

Dustin Graupman, VP/GM of Inkjet Business Team at Xerox, talks to Cary Sherburne about the market reception to the CiPress technology. They also discuss the different applications for the press.

 

Gary Peeling on New Dscoop University

Published April 17, 2013

Gary Peeling, Managing Director of Precision Printing in London, talks to Cary Sherburne about a new Dscoop member benefit called Dscoop University.

 

Ricoh's George Promis on Changes in Continuous Forms Printing

Published April 15, 2013

George Promis, VP of Continuous Forms at Ricoh, talks to Cary Sherburne about the evolution in continuous forms printing and interactivity through clickable paper.

 

Brenda Kai of EDSF on Their Scholarship Program

Published April 8, 2013

Cary Sherburne interviews Brenda Kai, Executive Director at EDSF, who talks about their scholarship program.

 

HP's Bob Raus on Smartstream Production Center

Published March 19, 2013

Bob Raus, HP Smartstream Category Manager, talks to Cary Sherburne about Smartstream Production Center.

 

Jay Sato of Primary Color on Offering Wide Format Printing

Published February 21, 2013

Jay Sato, CTO of Primary Color, talks to Richard Romano about the company and the types of services they provide to their clients including wide format printing.

 

Kevin Karstedt on commercial printers getting into packaging

Published February 19, 2013

Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, talks about how commercial printers can get into the packaging segment.

 

Allen Ali of InnoMark Communications on Wide Format Challenges

Published February 7, 2013

Allen Ali of InnoMark Communications talks to Richard Romano about growing their business in digital, signage, and packaging. They also talk about the challenges with growing wide format and the types of applications they print for customers.

 

WhatTheyThink.com Speaker Series Livecast from Graph Expo

Published October 12, 2012

At Graph Expo 2012, WhatTheyThink livecast a speakers series live from the show floor. The WhatTheyThink.com Speaker Series, designed as a "show within a show," featured engaging discussions with industry experts, end-users and seasoned professionals moderated by the editors of WhatTheyThink.com.

 

Graph Expo Live: Digital Packaging Trends

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
The printing industry continues to change; many areas are shrinking while others are seeing modest to moderate growth. One area that is growing, at lest in pace with GDP, is packaging. Many companies in the commercial printing space are looking at packaging as an opportunity but don't know how to get involved. Couple this interest in packaging with the digital printing capabilities commercial printers and in-plants have embraced and opportunity could be closer than one might think.

 

Graph Expo Live: Affordable Sustainability

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
In today’s business environment, finding the right balance between environmental responsibility and cost isn’t always easy. The panel will discuss products and procedures they have brought into their facilities to help build a more sustainable business.

 

Graph Expo Live: Flatbed UV Printing - New Applications and Profits for Commercial Printers

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Looking to grow your commercial printing business into new, higher margin areas? Large format flatbed printing is a rapidly growing segment that has been finding its way more and more into the realm of commercial print shops. This presentation introduces you to the types of flatbed printing systems available and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. We then discuss the applications common with UV flatbed printing, what you need to succeed plus, examine the ROI that can be achieved in supplying graphics to this exciting market.

 

Graph Expo Live: Joe Truncale from NAPL on Industry Leaders

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
NAPL recently wrote a white paper, sponsored by Canon, which identifies the trends that industry leaders exhibit, and what they do differently and that makes them more successful than the rest of the market.

 

Graph Expo Live: The Ideal Color Supply Chain

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Todays global world is about managing your customers brand and expectations. Join us as we discuss todays challenges and what the ideal color supply chain would look like. This panel discussion will have a slew of representatives from across the supply chain.

 

Graph Expo Live: Changing Face of Publishing

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Changes in reading behavior and disruptive technologies are causing the book market to become more volatile and unpredictable. Book publishers are looking for ways to streamline their value chain, and book manufactures must adapt to these evolving demands.

 

Graph Expo Live: What to Look for in a Business Partner

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Printing companies need a business partner that understands their unique needs and can architect an end-to-end solution. The value must extend beyond the products and services and include professional support and consultancy that enables faster on-ramping of jobs and expansion into new opportunities and markets.

 

Graph Expo Live: Materials Matter: Media Flexibility and Opening New Revenue Streams

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
With printing platforms quickly evolving and expanding their media capabilities, print service providers are given an opportunity to stand out and differentiate themselves through higher-value materials. New substrates for digital presses are opening up the possibilities for new applications and new revenue streams. From textured premium stocks to synthetics and beyond, Mohawk has the broadest portfolio for digital in the industry. Application examples, tips on the achieving the add-on sale, and other resources to help printers grow will be showcased in this presentation.

 

Graph Expo Live: Content Anywhere with John Foley

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Changes in technology are impacting print. Understanding new outlets including QR Codes, VDP, W2P, Mobile, and Video is imperative to future survival.

 

Founder President Larry Yang BIn on "re-shoring"

Published August 21, 2012

Founder President Larry Yang Bin talks to Cary Sherburne about the re-shoring of manufacturing back to where it was off-shored originally.

 

Presstek Chairman Stan Freimuth Kicks Off a Tour of their drupa 2012 Stand

Published June 26, 2012

Chairman Stan Freimuth joins Joe Demharter in walking us through their drupa 2012 stand. The 75DI is featured in Europe for the first time commercially and Joe gives an overview of it's capabilities and new enhancements. The 52DI is also featured in the tour along with plate enhancements.

 

Océ Customers on drupa 2012 and the Canon/Océ Combination

Published June 22, 2012

Océ customers share their views about drupa 2012, the Canon stand, and some specific events they attended as guests of Océ. They also share their views about the combination of the two companies and what it's meant for their businesses.

 

Jan Hol of Océ: drupa demonstrates Canon and Océ combination successful

Published June 18, 2012

Senior VP of Communications at Océ Jan Hol talks about the Canon stand at drupa and how it represents Canon and Océ working together and gives an overview of the reasons for the successful combination of the companies.

 

Jan Hol of Océ gives an overview of their wide format equipment shown at drupa

Published June 15, 2012

 

Michael Poulin of Océ on the Capabilities and Applications of the ColorStream Inkjet 3000 Series

Published June 11, 2012

 

Theo Pettaras of Digitalpress shares a collaborative project

Published June 8, 2012

Theo Pettaras, CEO of Digitalpress in Sydney Australia shares a unique project that was done in collaboration with designers that showcases their work in a creative way using different substrates and printing methods.

 

LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised

Published June 7, 2012

LinkedIn has confirmed that a hacker had gained access to its user database.

 

Randy Seberg on some of the processes dmh Marketing uses to produce over 2 billion direct mail pieces a year

Published June 5, 2012

 

Jeroen van Druenen of Jubels on what he has seen at drupa

Published June 4, 2012

 

Imprinting solution designed for easy integration. Full color. 600 x 600 dpi. Up to 800 fpm.

Published June 1, 2012

Click here for more about HP Print Module Solutions

 

Japs-Olson: Standing out in a crowded marketplace (Sponsored Video)

Published June 1, 2012

 

AGS Opens New Frontiers for Book Publishers (Sponsored Video)

Published May 31, 2012

 

Jay Mandarino of CJ Graphics gives his impressions of drupa 2012

Published May 22, 2012

Cary Sherburne interviews President, CEO, and "Head Oyster Shucker" of CJ Graphics and gets his impressions of drupa 2012. Jay is most impressed with the global nature of the show and talks about featured technologies at the show.

 

Armando Zagalo de Lima of Xerox on the things that printers need to focus on for growth in the future

Published May 22, 2012

Cary interviews Xerox President of Technology Business Armando Zagalo de Lima and gets his perspective on what it will take for printers to enter the new era and succeed as the industry shifts from ink on paper to multi-channel content curation and creation.

 

Latest Information on Landa's Nanographic Printing

Published May 7, 2012

Catch up on the latest information, videos and exclusive reports about Landa's nanographic printing platform.

 

Canon Gives Customers Insight into the Future

Published May 1, 2012

European Professional Print Director for Canon Europe, David Presket shares some information about the recent white paper reports detailing the challenges and opportunities in the industry and unveils "The Bigger Picture" report.

 

Premium Content Can You Retrain Your Sales Staff?

Published April 27, 2012

The question on many printer's minds is, can you retrain your sales staff? Kathi Woolsey with ImageSet seems to think so as long as you have a serious commitment within the company an you fully utilize to tools to avoid cetrain common pitfalls and challenges.

 

Hank Brandtjen Answers What is so Important About drupa

Published April 27, 2012

Cary Sherbrurne and Hank Brandtjen of Brandtjen & Kluge discuss the olympics of the printing industry, drupa.

 

What to expect from Canon at drupa

Published April 26, 2012

David Preskett from Canon Europe shares some of the debates about what people think this drupa will be and offers some insight to what can be seen at the Canon booth.

 

Canon and Oce Presenting Together at drupa

Published April 24, 2012

David Preskett from Production Printing Business for Canon Europe and Nick Klitsie Vice President for Office and Print Room at Oce share together the success of the two companies since the acquisition.

 

Ken Gronbach on Direct Mail Isn't Dead

Published April 24, 2012

 

Chad Skelton at Oce Direct Mail Summit

Published April 24, 2012

 

Mike McCombs on the Oce Direct Mail Summit

Published April 24, 2012

 

Oce's Francis McMahon Reviews a Strong 2011 and Looks Forward to 2012 and drupa

Published April 23, 2012

Océ's Vice President of Marketing, Francis McMahon highlights the company's Q1 2012 performance and offers a look ahead to drupa.

 

John Foley: QR Codes and Other Ways Your Audience Interacts with Print

Published April 20, 2012

John Foley owner of interlinkONE and Grow Socially gives a few tips and tricks on QR Codes, mobile marketing, and other ways you can get your audience to interact with printed pieces of all shapes and sizes.

 

Owner John Rosenthal on Adding Mailing and Fulfillment to Digital Color Graphics

Published April 19, 2012

John Rosenthal, Owner of Digital Color Graphic tells why their mailing and fulfillment center has been such a huge asset to the company.

 

Becoming a thought leader with Think Patented's David McNerney

Published April 17, 2012

Think Patented's Director of Sales David McNerney discusses why their clients look to them for answers first as the area thought leader.

 

Val DiGiacinto: "Print is Changing"

Published April 16, 2012

Vice President of Interactive Solutions for DG3 Val DiGiacinto gives an update one year after the acquisition of the Ace Group and what the Interactive Solutions group has been up to.

 

How is Cloud Computing Impacting Print Production?

Published April 12, 2012

CEO of Caslon Rab Govil answers the question of cloud computing's impact on the printing community. and how printers should look to incorporate the cloud into their business.

 

Allegra is Excited About Opportunities that Exist for Print Services Providers

Published April 6, 2012

Vice President of Marketing for Allegra Network Jessica Eng updates us on how Allegra keeps their franchisees up to date on potential jobs.

 

Willie Brennan: Why Not be a Transformed Print Company

Published April 3, 2012

Founder of Custom Print Now Solutions Willie Brennan adapts the company into a full service custom print facility

 

Print Innovator Theo Pettaras Gives Insight to the Australian Print Market

Published April 3, 2012

Theo Pettaras, CEO and Managing Director of Digitalpress talks about the Australian print market and its challenges.

 

Transformation for Your Business with John Foley

Published March 27, 2012

John Foley of Grow Socially and interlinkONE shares some key tips from his book, Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry, and it all starts with a business plan.

 

Herron Printing & Graphics Builds Customer Base with Loyal Customers

Published March 23, 2012

Randy Herron of Herron Printing and Graphics talks about getting new customers in a touchy economy.

 

Direct Mailing Company Masterworks Looks to Better Personalize Mailing with New Technologies

Published March 16, 2012

Masterworks's Caleb Atkinson reflects on how they can incorporate the technology shown at the pre-drupa HP Inkjet First Look event at O'Niel Data Systems in Dallas.

 

UK PODi AppForum is Fast Approaching

Published March 16, 2012

Tony Hodgson with PODi UK looks forward to the return of the AppForum event in the UK March 29th.

 

Universal Healthcare Group Leverages O'Niel Data Systems Experience

Published March 15, 2012

Universal Healthcare Group's Print Production Manager Lynor Romer contributes on how they make use of O'Niel Data Systems experience for their complex material.

 

Colour Expert Karin Weiss Offers her Experience at HP's Inkjet First Look

Published March 13, 2012

Karin Weiss, Marketing & Colour Expert at Salmat shares her takeaway from the recent pre-drupa HP Inkjet First Look at O'Niel Data Systems.

 

King Printing's Opinion of HP's Inkjet First Look

Published March 12, 2012

Managing Director of King Printing Adi Chinai shares his thoughts and opinions of HP's pre-drupa sneak peek at HP and O'Niel Data Systems event in Dallas.

 

The Drive of Offset to Digital is HP's drupa Theme

Published March 9, 2012

Manager of HP Inkjet Press Solutions Steve Welkley continues our coverage of the O'neil Data Systems/HP pre-drupa event and shares a little about HP's drive from offset to digital for its customers.

 

HP Teases drupa Announcements at O'Neil Data Systems

Published March 8, 2012

Vice President and General Manager for HP Indigo Yishai Amir highlights some of the coverage a select number of customers got to see at the recent O'Neil Data Systems grand opening at their new Plaxo Texas facility.

 

Get to know Australia's Digitalpress with Founder Theo Pettaras

Published February 27, 2012

Theo Pettaras Founder of Digitalpress shares some background on his Sydney based business.

 

From Gutenburg to Zuckerberg - Print in the Mix

Published February 20, 2012

Bart Foreman President of Group 3 Marketing comment on how print has evolved to be apart of the mix with new technology mediums.

 

Bob Berland on Transforming a Print Company into a Communications Provider

Published February 14, 2012

Bob Berland, President of Berland Communications discusses how they transformed their legacy company into an integrated communications provider.

 

CEO Rab Govil Comments on Business Process Outsourcing Trend

Published February 13, 2012

CEO of Caslon Rab Govil comments on the trend of business process outsourcing as businesses review their marketing and product chains.

 

Greg Cholmondeley Pushes Caslon and PODi Forward

Published February 2, 2012

Caslon's Director of Web Services Greg Cholmondeley discusses new services in their portfolio to help marketing service providers further their business.

 

EFI's new offering to the textile printing market

Published January 31, 2012

Cary Sherburne and Strategic Project Manager Mike Wozny discuss EFI's capabilities in textile printing with the introduction of the TX3250R

 

Premium Content Habitat for Humanity Cross Media Campaign Case Study

Published January 31, 2012

CEO of Whitestone Marketing Group Alex Marchetti shares an interesting case study on the cross media campaign they built for Habitat for Humanity

 

Irrelevant Print Trends with Robert Carrier

Published January 27, 2012

Cary Sherburne and Pulp's Robert Carrier discuss the driving forces behing Pulp's change and how some trends are irrelevant when compared to the solutions you can bring the customer.

 

AppForum 2012 Highlights and Takeaways with Dave Erlandson

Published January 27, 2012

PODi/Caslon General Manager Dave Erlandson highlights 4 key points attendees picked up at this year's AppForum

 

AT&T's Valerie Vargas Speaks on Direct Initiatives as the AppForum Comes to a Close

Published January 26, 2012

AT&T's Valerie Vargas shares what a major corporation is looking for when reaching their customers through direct initiative at the PODi's AppForum 2012.

 

Ken Schmidt Shares His PODi AppForum Keynote Thoughts

Published January 25, 2012

Former Communication Director for Harley Davidson Ken Schmidt shares the highlights from his keynote speech at PODi AppForum.

 

PODi AppForum Kicks Off in Las Vegas

Published January 24, 2012

President of PODi Rab Govil highlights just some of the key features at this year's PODi AppForum.

 

Kodak President & COO Phil Faraci on Recent Bankruptcy Announcement

Published January 20, 2012

Phil Faraci, Eastman Kodak President & COO shares some answers to common questions they've been receiving about the recent bankruptcy protection filing.

 

Premium Content How to Win a $500,000 Multi-Channel Contract with a Nonprofit

Published January 20, 2012

Alex Marchetti, President, CEO of Whitestone Marketing Group shares an interesting case study where a very good professional relationship helped multiple entities land a $500,000 contract.

 

Kodak's Jon Bracken at GUA 2012

Published January 18, 2012

Richard Romano and Jon Bracken, General Manager of Unified Workflow, chat about the partnership between GUA and Kodak at the 2012 GUA conference in New Orleans.

 

Herron Printing & Graphics Shows Customers the Value in QR Codes

Published December 16, 2011

Randy Heron of Herron Printing & Graphics shares a case study involving a long term client and how the brought QR Codes into recent campaigns.

 

Hatteras Extends into Cross Media Services

Published December 13, 2011

Hatteras Director of Cross Media Marketing Jason Eagleson offers advice from his experience jumping into the cross media marketing arena.

 

Triangle Printers Helps Clients with Web-to-Print Solutions

Published December 8, 2011

Allison Rickett, Sales Manager for Triangle Printers, shares about the company and some of the current solutions they are implementing for their clients.

 

Digital Innovations Seeks to Make Social Impressions

Published December 6, 2011

Kate Dunn with Digital Innovations Group talks about how they incorporate social media into their direct marketing campaigns and how those tactics can differ for B to C or B to B target audiences.

 

No more metal ink cans! Long awaited ink blending system is here…

Published November 24, 2011

 

Herron Printing & Graphics Keeps in Touch with Clients with Social Media

Published November 22, 2011

Randy Herron of Herron Printing & Graphics shares a little information about their social media ventures.

 

Premium Content A Case Study in Cross Media Marketing with Mike Kyle from Pace

Published November 17, 2011

Mike Kyle with Pace shares an interesting cross marketing promotional campaign proving that they can walk the new media market talk.

 

For Consolidated Graphics Color is Key in Photo Books

Published November 11, 2011

Cory Sawatzki, Director of Operations for Consolidated Graphics, shares some of the key things CGX is focusing on with their venture into the photo book niche.

 

GFI’s President Rob Luehrsen on how the Mx-Series is shaking things up

Published November 9, 2011

 

Premium Content LithExcel's Waleed Ashoo's Advice on Partnering with Advertising Agencies at a C-Level for ROI

Published November 8, 2011

Waleed Ashoo of LithExcel shares a case study of spreading out a campaign over multiple ad agencies to create ROI for their customers.

 

CEO Mark Sarpa Outlines Progressive Solutions

Published November 7, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews CEO of Progressive Solutions Mark Sarpa about the company's recent ventures.

 

Why Pulp Eliminated Print

Published November 7, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews Crackerjack at Pulp Robert Carrier about the company's change from B&B Printers into the rebranded Pulp that we know today.

 

Cory Sawatzki Talks About CGX's Venture Into Photo Books

Published November 4, 2011

Consolidated Graphics Director of Operations, Cory Sawatzki discusses their recent venture into the niche photo book market and comments on the shift in the industry as a whole.

 

Consolidated Graphics Gives Their Staff IT Confidence

Published November 3, 2011

Cliff Hollingsworth, Vice President of Workflow Systems for Consolidated Graphics, shares how CGX alleviates customer's concerns in securing their data.

 

From the Horse’s Mouth: CGX Exec. VP and owner of Garlich Printing share GFI success stories

Published November 2, 2011

 

Allegra Marketing and Print is Focused on the Importance of IT and Securing Your Data in the Cloud

Published October 31, 2011

Ted Raymond with Allegra Marketing and Print shares how they've learned from their early mistakes with their IT strategy and how they are putting increasing efforts in planning their IT infrastructure and securing their cloud services.

 

James Michelson of JFM Concepts Talks About Cross Media Marketing

Published October 25, 2011

James Michelson shares details about his book Cross Media Marketing 101 and shares how his 10 years of cross media campaign experience can help your business.

 

Strategy Partners Share European QR Code Use

Published October 21, 2011

Partner Oscar Dubbeldam with Strategy Partners in the Netherlands shares with Cary Sherburne the use of QR Codes in the European market and how quickly they're seeing the adoption rate versus in the U.S.

 

GFI’s spokesmodel demos the revolutionary Mx6 robotic ink technician

Published October 19, 2011

 

A Social Tool Discussion with Rick Littrell of Magicomm

Published October 18, 2011

CMO Rick Littrell of Magicomm and Cary Sherburne chat about the social tools that are indispensable in their daily grind.

 

CGX Constantly Seeks Good Talent to Sell Digital Solutions

Published October 14, 2011

Vice President of Workflow Systems at Consolidated Graphics Cliff Hollingsworth chats a bit about finding good talent beyond the industry.

 

Ted Raymond of the Allegra Network on Attracting Talent

Published October 10, 2011

Ted Raymond Allegra Network explains how they entice good new talent through multiple channels.

 

Latin America Market Update with Hamilton Costa of AN Consulting

Published October 7, 2011

Cary Sherburne and Hamilton Costa of AN Consulting chat about the current status of Latin American printers and his prediction of their future market.

 

Premium Content Jim Rosenthal: What Printers Need to Know

Published October 7, 2011

Jim Rosenthal VP and COO of Digital Color Graphics discusses two topics that are important to the survival of the industry.

 

The Future of Print

Published October 6, 2011

Cary Sherburne and Coleman Kane, CEO of PTI sit down to discuss the recent requests for jobs and technologies in the commercial print space and also how they're helping customers delve into the performance of the campaign.

 

COO Dave Zamorski on Touching the Job Less

Published October 4, 2011

Associates International won the 2010 CIPPI Award for biggest improvement in process management and customer responsiveness and that couldn't have been done without a strong partnership with vendors to reduce the manually going through job after job.

 

An In-Depth Look at Universal Millenium

Published September 30, 2011

CTO John Sisson and Cary Sherburne chat about Universal Millenium's interesting start leading up to where they are today.

 

Digital Solutions Provide Graphic Tech with More Versatility

Published September 27, 2011

COO of Graphic Tech Jim Blee sits down with Cary Sherburne to discuss the transition to include digital printing solutions but not fully replace their analog solutions.

 

A CGX Update with CEO Joe Davis

Published September 26, 2011

CEO Joe Davis provides Cary Sherburne with a recent update on Consolidated Graphics from an executive perspective.

 

GAP Intelligence Sees In-House Printing with Shorter Runs

Published September 23, 2011

Senior Analyst for GAP Intelligence Jake Fishman tells Cary Sherburne about the tactical market research firm and details some of the findings on how some enterprises are keeping print in-house.

 

Canon's Revgen Program gives Marketing Teams the Confidence to Sell

Published September 22, 2011

In part 2 of our Educational Video Series we speak with Frances Cicogna, Manager of Production Systems and Product Marketing at Canon, about the success of their at Triangle Printers with the launch of the Revgen Program. successwithprint.com.

 

Triangle Printers Builds Confidence with Canon's Revgen Program

Published September 20, 2011

In part 1 of our 2 part Educational Video Series we learn about Triangle Printers, some of the services they offer and how they've reached their full potential with Canon's Revgen Program. successwithprint.com.

 

The Unisource Truck

Published September 19, 2011

Cary Sherburne sits down with Ed Farley of Unisource at GraphExpo to ask, what's up with the truck?

 

2011 Print CEO of the Year Finalist John Lacagnina

Published September 16, 2011

Cary Sherburne presents John Lacagnina, CEO of SoftPrint Holdings with his nominee award for the 2011 Print CEO of the Year Award.

 

Triangle Printers Looks for New Talent at Graph Expo

Published September 16, 2011

Sales Manager Allison Rickett of Triangle Printers shares that she's not only looking for new equipment and workflow solutions, but also hopes to recruit future industry leaders.

 

Carl Gerhardt Print CEO of the Year Nominee

Published September 15, 2011

Cary Sherburne sits down with Carl Gerhart, Chairman and former CEO of the Allegra Network to present his nominee award for the 2011 Print CEO of the Year Award.

 

Hatteras's J. Eagleson Seeks Software Solutions at GraphExpo

Published September 15, 2011

The Director of Cross Media Marketing for Hatteras, J. Eagleson, shares a little about what he's looking for at this year's GraphExpo.

 

Kevin Cushing is 2011's Print CEO of the Year

Published September 14, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews CEO of AlphaGraphics Kevin Cushing about what where the driving factors behind launching him to the top to be named this year's Print CEO of the Year.

 

Heidelberg's Advice at GraphExpo

Published September 14, 2011

CEO Bernhard Schreier and President James Dunn of Heidelberg sit down in front of the WhatTheyThink camera to not only discuss the new showings of Heidelberg at GraphExpo but also to discuss the printing situation today and offer advice to printers.

 

Joe Davis Congratulates 2011 Print CEO of the Year Kevin Cushing

Published September 13, 2011

Last year's inaugural Print CEO of the Year and CEO of Consolidated Graphics Joe Davis shares with Cary Sherburne the honor of winning Print CEO of the Year and talks about 2011 Print CEO of the Year Kevin Cushing.

 

William Arthur Comes to GraphExpo 2011 for Fresh New Technologies and Applications

Published September 13, 2011

J. Saunders, Manager for William Arthur, chats with Cary Sherburne about what the greeting and wedding card company is looking for at the GraphExpo this year.

 

More Changes at Mimeo

Published September 12, 2011

Continuing a previous conversation, Cary Sherburne and Charlie Corr resume their discussion of recent changes at Mimeo.

 

Cliff Hollingsworth of Consolidated Graphics on Migration from Offset to Digital

Published September 9, 2011

Vice President of Workflow Systems for Consolidated Graphics Cliff Hollingsworth focuses on the local operating level for migrating from offset to digital and highlights an example of reaching that goal.

 

Digital Color Graphics Transformation from Offset to Digital

Published September 8, 2011

C.O.O. Jim Rosenthal outlines Digital Color Graphics' digital processes they've included as the technology advanced and why they may well never buy another offset press.

 

Kodak Enables Printers to Work in a Hybrid Model

Published September 6, 2011

General Manager of Prepress Solutions Doug Edwards discusses Kodak's approach to a printer's digital/offset hybrid model.

 

The Problem with European Postal Mail

Published September 2, 2011

Netherlands Partner Oscar Dubbeldam with Strategy Partners discusses the different struggles European postal systems are struggling with versus here in the U.S.

 

Premium Content Mike Kyle talks about Pace's drastic shift to Marketing Support Provider

Published September 1, 2011

Mike Kyle gives an overview of how Pace transformed a 36 year old printer to Marketing Support Provider by adding a suite of new in house and technological services.

 

Kodak Grows Business Services

Published August 30, 2011

Cary Sherburne sits down with Vice President of Marketing Judy Pribe to discuss some of the changes Kodak has done to their Services Organization division.

 

Premium Content 2011 Cross Media Trends

Published August 29, 2011

InfoTrends Group Director Barb Pellow takes a few minutes to discuss some critical trends that will impact the printing and publishing market.

 

Charlie Corr Discusses Some of the Changes at Mimeo

Published August 26, 2011

Cary Sherburne and Chief Strategist Charlie Corr sit down and discuss recent changes for Mimeo.

 

A Look at PreCycled Full Service Environmental Services

Published August 25, 2011

Cary Sherburne talks with Dan Horkan, Owner of PreCycled Inc. about the business's background and where they see the future with an increased customer demand for fast turnarounds.

 

GMC CEO Renee Muller Offers His Advice on Transitioning Your Company

Published August 23, 2011

As the industry sees more print service providers transition to offer other services, choosing what's right for your company can be challenging. Renee Muller, CEO of GMC offers his expertise and advice on successfully making that transition.

 

Franklin Event is Currently Accepting Reservations

Published August 22, 2011

Co-Chairs of the Franklin Event Gary Dolgins and Marty Maloney share with Pat Henry details about the upcoming event in New York City on September 21st, 2011. For reservations visit www.PIAlliance.org.

 

Communication Services Provider LithExcel provide social fundraising

Published August 19, 2011

Waleed Ashoo with LithExcel discusses the social media campaigns currently utilized as well as a look at the future for digital printing.

 

Mercury Print Productions adds Kodak Prosper Press to their book printing lineup

Published August 16, 2011

President of Mercury Print Productions John Place and Vice President of Book Printing Operations Christian Schamberger share with Cary Sherburne their why they chose Kodak's Prosper Press to add to their educational book printing

 

Digital Color Graphics' social media experiments in business development

Published August 15, 2011

Jim Rosenthal Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Digital Color Graphics explains how they're playing with social media not just for adding sales as a way of raising brand awareness and prospecting.

 

Take your post mail digital

Published August 12, 2011

With the global success of secure digital document delivery Senior Consultant for Infotrends Matt Swain discusses how the U.S. is approaching digital post mail.

 

A tour of the Océ JetStream series with Michael Poulin

Published August 11, 2011

JetStream Product Manager Michael Poulin highlights some of the features and functions of the new JetStream 1400 and 3000 series.

 

An inside look at U.S. vs EU analog to digital adoption

Published August 9, 2011

Strategy Partner Oscar Dubbeldam sees all sides of the international business coin that is printing. Oscar offers his insight into the adoption of digital over analog and how the two markets compare.

 

North American strategy for Hunkeler

Published August 8, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews CEO of Hunkeler Stefan Hunkeler about owning a third generation Swiss company and their plans for the U.S. market.

 

Whitestone Marketing has 12 years of consulting experience

Published August 5, 2011

CEO Alex Marchetti talks about his firms 12 years of consulting experience in a rapidly evolving technological race.

 

Demonstration and overview of the ColorStream 3500

Published August 4, 2011

Thomas Hoffman, International Product Manager of the ColorStream 3500 gives us a demonstration of the latest addition to the Océ portfolio.

 

Kodak's Jon Bracken on workflow

Published August 2, 2011

Jon Bracken, General Manager of Unified Workflow with Kodak, chats with Cary Sherburne about what kind of workflow automation printers should be looking at.

 

The flexibility of Océ inkjet

Published August 1, 2011

Brian Dollard, Director of Product Marketing for Océ North America, discusses the advantages and flexibility of inkjet as more and more printers transition from offset to inkjet.

 

World Bank looks to the future of digital

Published July 29, 2011

Jane Bloodworth Manager of Printing Graphics and Map Design with The World Bank shares her views on the future transition to digital and the battle of toner versus inkjet.

 

Océ's view on the future of inkjet

Published July 28, 2011

Richard Romano sits down with Océ's VP of Technology and Solutions Guy Broadhurst to discuss the Océ inkjet strategy and where the newly announced ColorStream 3500 fits in the picture.

 

Francis McMahon highlights Océ's recent inkjet printing event

Published July 25, 2011

Francis McMahon, VP of Marketing discusses with Richard Romano the recent inkjet event hat showcases how all of Océ's solutions fit into their inkjet initiatives.

 

Allegra Marketing uses social media for target practice

Published July 21, 2011

Ted Raymond with Allegra Marketing shares some insight on how they leverage social media not only promote Allegra Marketing but to also target specific jobs.

 

CEO Alex Marchetti transformed Whitestone Marketing back into a marketing service provider

Published July 19, 2011

Whitestone Marketing was created to help business colleagues needing marketing consulting and direct mailing services. CEO Alex Marchetti talks about losing focus and getting back on the path to marketing services provider.

 

A discussion with Stefan Hunkeler on the future of feed and finish

Published July 18, 2011

Cary Sherburne asks CEO of Hunkeler Stefan Hunkeler where he sees the future of feed and finishing products in an automated work flow.

 

Kodak's Aaron Tavakoli on their evolving integrated campaign management workflow

Published July 15, 2011

Unified Workflow Product Manager Aaron Tavakoli discusses the strategy change to Kodak's ICM from a standalone product to a suite of services that customers need.

 

COO Jim Rosenthal talks about IT services and cloud computing

Published July 14, 2011

Part of Jim Rosenthal's responsibility as COO at Digital Color Graphics levies his experience in IT to look forward to the cloud.

 

Kodak talks about current graphic market trends

Published July 12, 2011

Chris Payne, Director of Business to Business Marketing for Kodak shares insights on some of the current trends in the marketplace.

 

Cloudy with a chance of IT

Published July 11, 2011

Barb Pellow with Infotrends shares how cloud-based services are on the rise in the marketplace today and the future impact on dollars in the printing industry.

 

Don't forget about print

Published July 8, 2011

In a rapidly expanding market towards mobile and electronic print, Jason Ellis of the EF Group reminds us to not forget about print as a service, not just something we give away to get business.

 

Kodak PROSPER 5000XL ribbon cutting at Mercury

Published July 7, 2011

Pat Henry steals a few minutes with the CEO of Kodak, Antonio M. Perez to discuss the ribbon cutting of Mercury's new PROSPER 5000XL and what it means for the industry.

 

GMC CEO Rene Muller wants people to be Inspired by their new software platform

Published July 7, 2011

Cary Sherbrune and Rene Muller discuss the rebranding and restructuring of their software line as a way looking forward with advancements in technology toward the cloud.

 

A discussion on the future of feed and finish with manager Yoshihiro Oe

Published July 5, 2011

Yoshihiro Oe, General Manager at Horizon, talks about how they are bringing inline finishing even closer to help reduce the costly errors of finishing mistakes.

 

Oscar Dubbeldam on Strategy Partner's offerings in WhatTheyThink's Marketplace

Published June 30, 2011

Oscar Dubbeldam with Strategy Partners outlines some of the European document communications research that is available in our marketplace

 

VP of Post Press Tech Bill Graushar on the future of feed and finish

Published June 28, 2011

Cary Sherburne grabs VP of Post Press Technology Bill Graushar from Quad Graphics to discuss what's going on in the future of the rapidly developing post press technology during a recent conversation at Hunkeler's Innovationdays.

 

President of the EF Group Jason Ellis talks about branded QR Codes

Published June 27, 2011

The EF Group offers more than just print, they offer whole marketing solutions for their customers. One of the ways their going beyond print is with branded QR codes.

 

drupa is less than a year away!

Published June 24, 2011

With everyone eagerly anticipating drupa next year, Cary Sherburne sits down with Manual Mataré for an exciting look at what we can expect in May at Messe Düsseldorf.

 

RR Donnelly receives 25th Annual Prism Award

Published June 23, 2011

Thomas Quinlan President and CEO of RR Donnelly chats with Pat Henry about receiving the Prism Award as well as what they look for in potential candidates graduating from graphic arts programs.

 

CTO Jeff Stewart gives update on Trekk Cross Media

Published June 23, 2011

Trekk Cross Media's CTO Jeff Stewart sits down with Cary Sherburne to chat about the recent updates on the company, how they're structured now, and where the stand going forward.

 

Gasch Printing uses Océ equipment to bring the WOW in their bookprinting

Published June 21, 2011

Gasch Printing's Director of Marketing Jeremy Hess shares their experience printing with Océ equipment to bring book printing to the independent publishing market.

 

Standard Register wins Sustainability and Your Processes

Published June 20, 2011

Steve McDonell, VP of Engineering and Sustainability for Standard Register, shares info about the Carbon Disclosure Project which propelled them to win the Sustainability and Your Process award at the third annual Environmental Innovation Awards.

 

CMO of Magicomm Rick Littrell on what printers should be doing with social media

Published June 17, 2011

Magicomm really brings the magic on social media services. CMO Rick Littrell shares how printers can bring a little magic of their own to social media markets.

 

Barb Pellow: Communicating with your audience is only a pocket reach away.

Published June 16, 2011

Barb Pellow, Group Director for Infotrends shares about one of the biggest needs they see, integrating print with mobile technology.

 

EarthColor is this year’s Beyond Sustainability Award winner

Published June 13, 2011

Dave Podmayersky, Director of Sustainability for EarthColor shares with Richard Romano just how they won the award for Beyond Sustainability at the Third Annual Environmental Innovation Awards

 

Xerox's Toni Schottenhammer shares a NY Mets customer case study

Published June 10, 2011

Toni Schottenhammer Market Development Manager for Xerox talks about their case study with the NY Mets and the challenge they faced filling in the seats in their new larger stadium.

 

IT Manager Jerry Young utilizes EFI's Digital Storefront in their end-to-end solutions

Published June 9, 2011

Johnson Anderson's IT Manager Jerry Young talks about how their end-to-end solutions start with EFI's Digital Storefront for seamless integration with Monarch in their envelope business for not only business to business but also a retail storefront for anyone.

 

Océ brings the Wow to transactional and book printing

Published June 7, 2011

Francis McMahon and Richard Romano chat about some of the exciting things covered at Océ's recent Wow customer event for book and transactional printing.

 

Ed Marino President of Wilde on the Universal WIlde merger

Published June 6, 2011

Wilde President Ed Marino discusses the merger of Wilde with Universal and the new opportunities from his perspective.

 

Monroe Litho wins Environmental Innovations Thought Leader Award

Published June 6, 2011

Steve Whittaker VP of Sustainability at Monroe Litho talks overviews some of the 56 sustainability initiatives that led them to win the Thought Leader award at the 3rd annual Environmental Innovation Awards.

 

Universal Millennium acquires Wilde

Published June 3, 2011

CTO/CMO John Sisson reveals to WhatTheyThink that Universal Millennium is acquiring the Wilde Group. Cary Sherburne interviews John for more info.

 

Premium Content VP of Business Development Rob Blakely on successfully transitioning to a cross media provider

Published June 3, 2011

Echo Communicate's VP of Business Development Rob Blakely shares his company's experience on successfully transitioning from a forms distributor to a cross media services provider and some of the common pitfalls to lookout for.

 

President Jim Lucanish details the O'Niel Data Systems background

Published June 2, 2011

O'Niel Data Systems started as an in-house printer for the stock market but Jim Lucanish, President of O'Niel Data Systems, shares how far they've grown and talks a little about their recent expansion.

 

CGX Emerge from a end users point of view

Published June 2, 2011

Nathan de Paz Creative Services Coordinator for Mattress Firm, shares his experience at Emerge learning about how the printing industry works and where we are headed. He highlights some of the new technology, like QR Codes, that his business is currently looking into.

 

Patient News is the recipient of the environmental Innovation Award for Sustainability in Your Community

Published May 31, 2011

Patient News is the 3rd time winner of the Sustainability in Your Community award at the 3rd annual Environmental Innovation Awards. Holly Patrick, Product Manager for Patient News, chats with Richard Romano about the innovations they're making to stay ahead of the sustainability curve.

 

Lofton Labels Mike Petrulo talks about how their MIS implementation is integral to their business

Published May 26, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews Mike Petrulo of Lofton Labels about their implementation of EFI's Radius.

 

CEO Joe Davis talks about a successful Emerge conference

Published May 26, 2011

CEO of Consolidated Graphics Joe Davis talks about the success of their second annual Emerge conference and highlights some of his favorite moments.

 

Paul Garner talks about the Emerge conference

Published May 24, 2011

Consolidated Graphics hosts the Emerge conference every year. It is a place where leaders in the print industry can get together and discuss the advances in technology. Paul Garner, Chief Technology Officer at Consolidated Graphics highlights some of the events at Emerge

 

Printing for Less wins Sustainability in Your Plant Environmental Innovation Award

Published May 23, 2011

Emma Fuller, Director of Manufacturing at Printing for Less shares some of their innovations that led them to win the Sustainability in Your Plant award at the 3rd annual Environmental Awards.

 

Barb Pellow on social media trends

Published May 23, 2011

Understanding social media is a tricky task and Barb Pellow offers some insight and trends to help your business leverage social media.

 

E.F. Group President Jason Ellis offers advice on transitioning to a Marketing Services Provider

Published May 20, 2011

President of the E.F. Group, Jason Ellis, offers up some solutions their using at the E.F. Group and advice on circumventing common road blocks.

 

VP of York Label Chris O'Brien on the challenges of multiple companies, one brand

Published May 19, 2011

York Label is a collection of over a dozen companies and building them together as one entity is no small task. Chris O'Brien, VP & CIO, discusses the value of bringing EFI Radius into their business standards to create one branded entity.

 

Handbook for adding value services with New Path to Profit by John Foley

Published May 17, 2011

John Foley, CEO of InterlinkOne, enters the publishing world with his new book Business Transformation: New Path to Profit. John sits down with Cary Sherburne to discuss the experience he's had in helping printers transition to marketing services that was the inspiration for the book. For more information visit New Path to Profit.

 

EFI releases Fiery Command WorkStation 5.3

Published May 16, 2011

Toby Weiss discusses Fiery Command WorkStation free update to 5.3 and some of its key new features included in the release.

 

Mobile Printing with EFI PrintMe and Xerox

Published May 16, 2011

Toby Weiss unveils PrintMe, EFI's lateset advancement in mobile printing, to Cary Sherburne and its integration into Xerox's Mobile Print Solution to bring cloud and mobile printing together.

 

President Herberto Pachon tells us what's new at Nipson

Published May 13, 2011

President of Nipson Herberto Pachon gives Cary Sherburne an update on the company's advancements with their latest generation of presses.

 

Jim Tomblinson of Modern-Litho Print talks about using EFI for a unified end to end workflow

Published May 12, 2011

Jim Tomblinson Director of Operations at Modern-Litho Print goes over the company background and how they utilize EFI's toolset to unify their workflow from end to end.

 

John Foley talks about added value services

Published May 10, 2011

Printers can expand upon their current offerings with added value services such as mailing and warehouse fulfillment. John Foley, CEO of InterlinkOne has a background in added value services and offers his advice on how to approach bringing these services into their print house.

 

VP of Business Development Rob Blakely talks about Echo Communicate's transition to a cross media provider

Published May 9, 2011

Vice President of Business Development for Echo Communicate, Rob Blakely shares with Cary Sherburne their experience as they transitioned their business model from a forms distributor, to augmenting their business to include fulfillment and comercial print services, to their recent change as a cross media provider while trying to stay ahead of the curve.

 

Francis McMahon of Océ and Vic Stalam of Kodak announce information for the upcoming Prism awards at NYU

Published May 6, 2011

Franics McMahon, Vice President of Marketing for Océ and Vic Stalam, Vice President of Commercial Sales at Kodak about the upcoming Prisim awards June 21 at Gotham Hall in New York. For more information and registration information visit tinyurl.com/4ob6o8.

 

CEO Guy Gecht welcomes Cary Sherburne to Connect

Published May 5, 2011

Cary Sherburne sits down with CEO of EFI Guy Gecht to talk about EFI's Connect 12 conference in Las Vegas and gets an earnings update that Guy is very happy with.

 

Grow Socially's John Foley on social media for printers

Published May 3, 2011

John Foley of Grow Socially is back with Cary Sherbrune this week to talk social media as it relates to printers. John also offers his advice on best social media practices and it all starts with a plan.

 

Benoit Chatelard of InfoPrint talks about the European markets

Published May 2, 2011

InfoPrint's Senior Vice President and General Manager Benoit Chatelard updates Cary Sherburne about the current happenings of the European market.

 

CEO of Mound Printing Dennis Riggs shares his EFI experience

Published April 29, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews Dennis Riggs, President & CEO of Mound Printing about what he's looking for at EFI Connect and what his take-aways are, and how EFI's solutions integrate in his workflow.

 

EFI's Marc Olin shares some features and releases talked about during EFI Connect 12

Published April 28, 2011

Marc Olin, Senior Vice President of EFI, and Cary continue their chat to discuss some of the announcements and breakout sessions covered during EFI Connect 12 at the Las Vegas Wynn Resort.

 

Senior Vice President of EFI Marc Olin talks about upcoming events at Connect 12

Published April 27, 2011

Marc Olin and Cary Sherburne discuss the post fireside chat and tease events to come at this year's EFI Connect

 

John Foley of Grow Socially on integrated marketing

Published April 26, 2011

John Foley, CEO of Grow Socially and InterlinkONE talks with Cary about the importance of integrated marketing strategies, some of the benefits it offers, and the new solutions it can provide.

 

Premium Content Rick Littrell of Magicomm LLC on marketing strategies

Published April 25, 2011

Rick Littrell CMO of Magicomm LLC offers some magical advice on social media and marketing strategies.

 

InfoPrint's VP of Continuous Forms George Promis talks about the InfoPrint 5000

Published April 22, 2011

George Promis, Vice President of Continuous Forms at InfoPrint, talks about the worldwide success they've had in the inkjet marketplace with their InfoPrint 5000.

 

HP's Steven Goddard talks about their initiative in the Deinking Alliance

Published April 21, 2011

Part of our continuing Going Green coverage, Steven Goddard, Environmental Leadership Program Manager for HP shares how HP is leading the charge for green deinking initiatives.

 

HP's Steven Goddard shares efforts to reduce the carbon footprint in the industry

Published April 21, 2011

Going Green week continues with a clip from Steven Goddard, HP's Environmental Leadership Program Manager speaks about how the carbon footprint isn't as big as everyone thinks it is but still argues we should continue with reduction efforts.

 

QR Codes bring mobile to web but what brings web to mobile?

Published April 19, 2011

John Foley CEO of GrowSocially talks about QR Codes and mobile website integration with his service iFlyMobi.

 

Ed Farley talks about Unisource's green initiatives

Published April 18, 2011

Ed Farley, VP of Marketing and Corporate communications at Unisource, kicks off our green week by bringing us up to date on the most recent green initiatives Unisource is working on.

 

Toni Schottenhammer of Xerox shares a case study for their One to One Lab program

Published April 15, 2011

Toni Schottenhammer, Market Development Manager, shares a case study of their proof of concept test called One to One Labs for BPT Communication Solutions and their client the Miami University.

 

Asi Ben-Tov talks about a unique printing solution Eichut Digital Print offer

Published April 14, 2011

Asi Ben-Tov of Eichut Digital Print in Israel talks about a unique printing solution their shop offers to bring a tactile feel back to print.

 

Vice President of Sustainable Business Lewis Fix talks about the Paper Because Campaign

Published April 11, 2011

The Paper Because Campaign was developed to highlight and educate both businesses and consumers on how paper still plays an important role in an ever increasing digital age.

 

David Murphy talks about HP's Graphics Arts Experience Center

Published April 8, 2011

HP's Director of Marketing David Murphy shares details with Cary Sherburne about HP's newly unveiled 60,000sq. feet Graphics Arts Experience Center for the Americas in the Atlanta metro area.

 

Butch Kelly of Worth Higgins & Associates speaks about specialty printing

Published April 7, 2011

Pressroom Supervisor for Worth Higgins & Associates sits down with Cary to discuss the unique formats they print at their facility on the variety of machines they run.

 

HP's Ed McCarthy on expanding your business with wide format

Published April 5, 2011

Everyone is looking for a competitive edge and growing their business further. Ed McCarthy, HP's Large Format Marketing Manager, shares the secret of how to make the decision to grow your business in the large format world.

 

US Government gone Wilde

Published April 1, 2011

Now that the embargo is lifted Ed Marino is free to comment on a deal that fell through with a particular U.S. department.

 

This is not Frank Romano

Published April 1, 2011

This week with Not Frank Romano, Not Frank talks about personalizing print and the alternatives to the failing idea of inkjet.

 

Cary and Jane Bloodworth sure meet in some remote locations

Published April 1, 2011

Cary and Jane Bloodworth discuss the World Bank's global reach

 

2011 Blooper Reel

Published April 1, 2011

 

Winner of the GD USA Cover Contest: Liberty Creative Solutions

Published March 31, 2011

Cary chats with Angie Krisel, Design Services Manager at Liberty Creative Solutions about their award winning cover design and the creativity that went into the unique design.

 

Is OnDemand Expo still niche? (Part 2)

Published March 29, 2011

Cary and Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, discuss the relevance of the OnDemand Expo in a world where digital is going mainstream. Kerry explains how OnDemand is changing to continue looking forward for the next niche. This video is part two of the two part interview.

 

HP is the front runner for digital education

Published March 29, 2011

HP Indigo Business Manager Yogev Barak sits down with Cary to discuss how HP is educating printers on the benefit of digital printing to bring them to that "AH HA!" moment.

 

Is OnDemand Expo still Niche? (Part 1)

Published March 28, 2011

Cary and Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, discuss the relevance of the OnDemand Expo in a world where digital is going mainstream. Kerry explains how OnDemand is changing to continue looking forward for the next niche. This video is part one of the two part interview.

 

EDSF Scholarship Recipient Lara Heinz views OnDemand from a fresh perspective

Published March 25, 2011

Brenda Kai the Executive Director of the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation interviews EDSF student Lara Heinz. She offers her unique point of view as a student, and shares her experience of how all the things she had learned about came together at the OnDemand Expo.

 

RIT Master's Student Colby Kibbe wins at OnDemand with QR Codes

Published March 25, 2011

Brenda Kai the Executive Director of the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation interviews RIT student and EDSF recipient Colby Kibbe. He shares his favorite innovations and takeaways from OnDemand and where he sees himself making his start in the industry.

 

President David Zwang talks about what's new with the Ghent Work Group

Published March 24, 2011

David Zwang updates Cary about the goings on at the Ghent Work Group including expanding beyond just PDF workgroups into packaging and adding spectral colors.

 

CEO Kerry Gumas talks about this year's OnDemand Expo

Published March 24, 2011

Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, tells Cary about some of the developments and changes to the 2011 OnDemand Expo in Washington DC.

 

HP's Avi Basu talks about HP's Capture Program

Published March 22, 2011

HP asked their customers how they can help improve their business and the result is their new business development program Capture Business Success Program. Avi Basu, Manager of HP's Business Development explains.

 

Design Services Manager Angie Krisel gives a snapshot of Liberty Creative Solutions

Published March 21, 2011

Angie Krisel, Design Services Manager for Liberty Creative Solutions chats with Cary about migrating into a forward thinking one-stop-shop.

 

Timothy Klunder VP of Client Relations sheds some light about Tribune Direct

Published March 18, 2011

Tribune Direct's Vice President of Sales and Client Relations

 

HP's Chris Morgan on the T400 Announcement

Published March 18, 2011

Chris Morgan, HP SVP, talks about this week’s media event at O’Neil Data Systems in Los Angeles, and the impact of the newly-announced T400 Inkjet Web Press on the analog to digital transformation of print.

 

Jim Lucanish General Manager of O'Neil Data Systems shares the market trends he sees today

Published March 17, 2011

Cary and Jim Lucanish, GM for O'Neil Data Systems, sit down and chat about how in today's economy, customers don't want "print by the pound" but a variable print solution to print the volume they need as they need it.

 

Océ's Press Go! business solutions

Published March 17, 2011

Richard asks Océ's Manager of Customer Development Paul England about their new Press Go! initiative to help their customer's business.

 

Director Chuck Werninger details his print shop at UALR

Published March 16, 2011

Chuck Werninger, the Director of Printing Services for the University of Arkansas Little Rock details some of the challenges he's addressed since joining in 2007.

 

President of Bennett Graphics David Bennett shares his Indigo experiences

Published March 15, 2011

HP's Vice President and General Manager of Indigo and Inkjet Business in America, Yishai Amir, interviews David Bennett President of Bennett Graphics on his experience acquiring their Indigo, why they chose HP, and how digital printing has changed their business for the better.

 

Premium Content Dr. Joe: Keeping up to date with tech

Published March 11, 2011

Dr. Joe gives Cary tips for overcoming the challenges of trying to keep up with exponentially evolving technology.

 

CEO Larry Vaughn of Ideal Printing shares his experience as an Océ customer

Published March 10, 2011

Larry Vaughn and Ideal Printers host Océ's Envision the Future Forum in Houston, Texas. Larry has been a customer of Océ for over 10 years. He and Richard discuss his experiences as an Océ customer, including the superb level of service he receives.

 

Manager of Business Development Avi Basu talks digital print at DSCOOP

Published March 8, 2011

At DSCOOP Cary met up with Avi Basu, Manager of North American Business Development at HP, to discuss digital printing and the new verticals HP is looking to focus on.

 

Allegra Networks and AlphaGraphics conferences converge

Published March 7, 2011

Carl Gerhardt of the Allegra Network and Kevin Cushing of AlphaGraphics sit down with each other to discuss merging their two conferences to establish First Joint Technology Expo in Las Vegas August 8th & 9th.

 

Océ's Envision the Future Forum

Published March 3, 2011

Océ North America's Vice President of Marketing Francis McMahon takes some time during Océ's Envision the Future Forum to talk with Richard Romano about the event.

 

Former U.S. Public Printer Bob Tapella explains FDSys

Published February 28, 2011

Bob Tapella, Former United States Public Printer, tells Cary about his brain child, FDSys and its road-map for the future.

 

Rick Willmann discusses automated mail services at the NISC

Published February 25, 2011

Rick Willmann, Manager of Automated Mail Services at the National Informations Solutions Co-operative, discusses what they do, who their customers are and how they serve them.

 

Brenda Kai talks about The Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation

Published February 24, 2011

Brenda Kai, the Executive Director of the EDSF chats with Cary about the EDSF and some of the services and programs they offer to printers.

 

Jane Bloodworth tells what the World Bank is looking for at Innovationdays

Published February 23, 2011

Jane Bloodworth, Manager of Printing Graphics and Map Design at the World Bank tells Cary why they're at Hunkeler's Innovationdays and what they're looking to purchase.

 

Peter Schaefer from New Direction Partners talks about the types of M&A Trends

Published February 22, 2011

Peter Schaefer a partner of New Direction Partners explains the different types of mergers and acquisition trends, the differences between them and what they mean to printers.

 

Justin Zastrow at JP Graphics Inc stresses the importance of a CIO in an organization

Published February 21, 2011

Justin Zastrow, CIO for JP Graphics, tells Cary why organizations needs a Chief Information Officer, how they can help automation and lessen make-ready times.

 

Hassan Igram CEO of Cedar Graphics on association consolidation

Published February 21, 2011

Cedar Graphics President and CEO Hassan Igram discusses opportunities for associations and printers to collaborate more.

 

VonCast unveils invisible digital watermarks

Published February 18, 2011

Announced at DSCOOP6, Voncast's Peter Lancaster tells Cary about working with Digimarc to introduce printers to invisible digital watermarking.

 

Innovationdays veteran Bill Graushar of Quad Graphics shares his experiences

Published February 18, 2011

Cary chats with Bill Graushar of Quad Graphics, who has been at Innovationdays since the beginning and asks Bill what's caught his attention this year.

 

Jim Lucanish at O'Neil Data Systems talks about Innovationdays impressions

Published February 17, 2011

Jim Lucanish, President of O'Neil Data Systems tells Cary about the equipment they are looking at purchasing at Hunkelers Innovationdays.

 

Steve Bonoff at IDEAlliance talks integrating with IPA and the state of industry

Published February 17, 2011

Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President Marketing at IDEAlliance talks about whether or not there are too many organizations and the benefit of integrating with IPA.

 

Andy Tribute's Innovationdays Impressions

Published February 16, 2011

Andy and Cary take a moment to discuss day 2 of Innovationdays. They are “gobsmacked” over the turn-out, curious about Heidelberg’s entry into this market and looking to learn everything that’s happening in the world of digital finishing.

 

Aditya Chinai of King Printing is impressed with Hunkeler's book finishing

Published February 16, 2011

Cary speaks at Innovationdays with Aditya Chinai, Managing Director of King Printing, the first company in the world to order Hunkeler's double plow folder.

 

Stefan Hunkeler has high expectations for Innovationdays

Published February 15, 2011

Innovationdays 2011 is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees to Lucerne, Switzerland. Cary speaks with CEO Stefan Hunkeler about their prestigious event.

 

WhatTheyThink previews Xerox's new production inkjet press

Published February 15, 2011

Xerox announced their entry into the production inkjet market by releasing their unique, new press at Hunkeler Innovationdays. Cary Sherburne was there in Switzerland covering the release.

 

Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talks M&A trends

Published February 14, 2011

In a difficult market companies look to mergers and acquisitions as a strategic option that can help them grow their business. Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talked to us about the current state of the M&A market. He highlights two growing trends: tuck-Ins and cashless mergers.

 

Rescigno’s Mailing Solution's VP Ron Rescigno on monetizing social media

Published February 11, 2011

Cary chats with Ron Rescigno about how Rescigno’s Mailing Solutions plans to apply the knowledge they've gained from promoting their business through social networks to help their customers promote their businesses.

 

Premium Content Alan Creel of Creel Printing offers advice on implementing an MIS solution

Published February 11, 2011

Alan Creel, President of Creel Printing talks to Cary about the importance of adopting an MIS solution. Despite the down economy, a well-implemented MIS solution can give you an edge over your competitors. It can help you keep your company relevant, improve your business intelligence and can ultimately reach every corner of your business.

 

Bruce Pedersen of the Tiger Printing Group on prospecting

Published February 8, 2011

Bruce Pedersen, CEO, of the Tiger Printing Group, talks about prospecting for new customers and what their criteria is and the solutions they can offer before even offering a sales pitch.

 

Allan Creel on implementing a new MIS

Published February 7, 2011

Allan Creel, President of Creel Printing, shares with Cary the decision to install a new MIS and the value they expect to come from it.

 

Joe Truncale of NAPL on where the profit leaders are going

Published February 4, 2011

President and CEO of the NAPL Joe Truncale shares with us some of the lessons that can be learned from successful companies in the industry.

 

Premium Content Michael Casey of Survey Advantage speaks on finding new business with current customers

Published February 3, 2011

Survey Advantage's President Michael Casey shares a case study about a company that was trying to better understand how their customers viewed their offerings. Not only did they discover how loyal their customer base was, but they also learned how much more they could offer them.

 

Cory Sawatzki of Consolidated Graphics on important takeaways from PODi's AppForum

Published February 3, 2011

Consolidated Graphics' Director of Operations Technology Cory Sawatzki shares the lessons he's learning at the AppForum in Las Vegas. The top takeaway for him has been the importance of training and maintaining a skilled workforce.

 

Premium Content Frank takes a look at RIT's "Print in the Mix"

Published February 2, 2011

Frank talks about Print in the Mix - a highly recommended but undervalued resource for printers who are seeking to answer the question of how print fits into the modern media mix.

 

PODi AppForum Day 1 recap

Published February 1, 2011

Dave Erlandson, General Manager of Caslon, shares his excitement about the 2011 PODi AppForum happening now in Las Vegas.

 

Barb Pellow: Combining print and new media

Published January 31, 2011

Barb Pellow thinks combining print and new media work better together for savvy marketers.

 

Tiger Printing Group's Bruce Pedersen on their web to print stores

Published January 27, 2011

Bruce Pedersen, CEO of Tiger Printing Group shares some info about the company and how they utilize web to print solutions.

 

Peter Posk on BCT vs traditional franchises

Published January 25, 2011

Cary sits down with Peter Posk, President of BCT, to talk a little about their business, how they compare to other franchises, and some of the trends they've seen interacting with small printers.

 

Peter Posk on franchise wholesaler BCT

Published January 24, 2011

Peter Posk, President of BCT, chats with Cary to discuss who BCT is and why you've probably never heard of them.

 

Norma Mendoza-Russell of Pacific Printing on challenges of a COO

Published January 21, 2011

Norma Mendoza-Russell, Chief Operating Office at Pacific Printing talks about productivity in an ever-changing industry.

 

Michael Peluso VP of Shawmut talks transitions

Published January 20, 2011

Michael Peluso Vice President of Sawmut talks about transitioning a 3rd generation commercial printing company into the 21st century.

 

Jeff Riback partner with New Direction Partners speaks on mergers and acquisitions

Published January 19, 2011

Jeff Riback with New Direction Partners dishes his take on mergers and acquisitions with Cary.

 

Bruce Pederson CEO of Tiger Printing Group talks web to print solutions

Published January 18, 2011

Bruce Pederson CEO of Tiger Printing Group talks about their web to print solution and demonstrates how simple solutions can turn clients into loyal customers.

 

Don Burdge on Burdge Cooper Merger

Published January 17, 2011

Don Burdge President of Burdge Cooper chats with Cary about the decision to partner with Stewart Cooper, branding solutions, and the driving factors for the merger.

 

UALR Chuck Werninger's advice to peers

Published January 14, 2011

Chuck Werninger, Director of Printing Services for UALR, offers advice to fellow printers and universities in a competitive business.

 

Chuck Gehman of Mimeo on transitioning to a marketing service provider

Published January 13, 2011

Chuck Gehman, VP of Product Management at Mimeo tells Cary Sherburne that printers who are considering moving from printer services to marketing services should carefully consider.

 

Time is running out to register for PODi App Forum

Published January 11, 2011

Dave Erlandson, General Manager of Caslon, a PODi affiliate talks with Cary about what to expect at the upcoming PODi App Forum.

 

Pitney Bowes software is integral at the NISC

Published January 10, 2011

Rick Willmann, Manager of Automated Mail Services for the National Information Solutions Cooperative, shares with Cary the volume their facilites output and how Pitney Bowes products integrate with their workflow for a virtually error free process.

 

WhatTheyThink Celebrates 10 years

Published December 21, 2010

 

CGX CEO Joe Davis Accepts First Annual Print CEO of the Year Award

Published December 21, 2010

CGX CEO Joe Davis Accepts First Annual Print CEO of the Year Award

 

Marco Boer of IT Strategies says the shift to digital is smaller than we think

Published December 20, 2010

Marco Boer finishes his conversation with Cary about the recent PRIMIR digital print study. Among other interesting findings, Marco tells us that the number of pages going from analog print to digital print is smaller than once thought.

 

Ray Clark President of Motivating Graphics talks boxes

Published December 16, 2010

Pat Henry sits down with Ray Glenn Clark, President of Motivating Graphics to discuss the company's operation and the growth of the "pretty box industry."

 

Chuck Gehman of Mimeo talks new software solutions

Published December 14, 2010

Chuck Gehman, Vice President of Product Management discusses Mimeo's new software solution strategies and how their process for developing software has changed.

 

Jim Russell of New Direction Partners on succession planning

Published December 13, 2010

Succession planning is important in any business. JIm Russell, a partner with New Direction Partners is here to tell us some key factors to look at in succession planning.

 

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies: digital printing stats can be misleading

Published December 10, 2010

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies warns that digital printing statistics can often be misleading and that the digital tipping point may not be here quite yet.

 

Brittany Fenning talks about media usage of print buyers

Published December 9, 2010

Creative Director for Fenning Marketing Company, Brittany Fenning asks printers about their media usage.

 

Kyle Kolbe details automated workflow at Playboy

Published December 8, 2010

Kyls Kolbe, Playboy's Senior Manager of Corporate Graphics Technologies wraps up his conversation with Cary about the implementation of Enfocus Powerswitch.

 

Jamie Chokas on the Pitney Bowes Print+ Messenger Color Inkjet System

Published December 8, 2010

Jamie tells us about the Print+ Messenger and its unique features.

 

Randy Fox at Jet talks about plastic card printing

Published December 7, 2010

Randy Fox, Director of Business Development at Jet, chats with Cary about their plastic card printing, going multi-channel, and how a retail company had a significant boost with their program.

 

Kyle Kolbe from Playboy talks about their need for Powerswitch

Published December 7, 2010

Kyle Kolbe is back picking right up from yesterday's conversation. Today Kyle talks about Playboy's installation of Enfocus Powerswitch and how its implementation has helped production workflow.

 

Kyle Kolbe talks about his role at Playboy Magazine

Published December 6, 2010

Kyle Kolbe, the Senior Manager of Corporate and Graphics Technology at Playboy discusses his role within the company and what his group does within the company.

 

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies discusses some of the process behind PRIMIR's digital study

Published December 3, 2010

Vice President of IT Strategies Marco Boer and Cary detail the process of conducting PRIMIR's latest study and talk about some of the findings of the research.

 

Casey Clarke Radican fills us in on her role and background as Marketer at GPO

Published December 2, 2010

Get to know Casey and her role as Marketer for the Government Printing Office and her goal to become the first woman Public Printer.

 

Michael Peluso VP of Shawmut talks about new services thanks to digital offerings

Published November 30, 2010

Vice President of Shawmut Michael Peluso tells Cary about the company's new digital offerings to existing customers and how the transition to digital helped acquire new customers.

 

Original Thought's CEO Bob Lieber on data analytics

Published November 29, 2010

Bob Lieber, CEO of Original Thought sits down with Cary Sherburne to discuss data analytics, why it's important to have data analytics capabilities and how it can affect your ROI (return on investment) and even offers a few solutions.

 

Dayton's Think Patented holds "Visual Innovations" open house event

Published November 23, 2010

Think Patent's David McNerney talks about their "Visual Innovations 2010" open house event. Held on November 17, 2010, the event was a great mix of vendor partners, customers, and local areas businesses. David also shares with us the reasons Think Patented has been able to thrive in tough economic times.

 

David Zwang talks about the infrastructure needed for cross media publishing

Published November 22, 2010

David Zwang, WhatTheyThink contributor and President of Zwang and Company sits down to discuss the infrastructure needed for cross media publishing in the world of publishing with a big "P"

 

Pat Brand of Pitney Bowes on what's new since the National Postal Forum

Published November 19, 2010

 

Financial Industry Senior Manager Brian Smith shares a one-to-one project

Published November 19, 2010

Brian Smith, Senior Manager in the financial industry shares an interesting project they recently worked on. A one-to-one project branding the company and the individual, "making them a superstar of a campaign."

 

Joe Morgan shares his background as CEO of Standard Register

Published November 18, 2010

Joe Morgan President and CEO of Standard Register talks with Cary Sherburne about his background and how it shapes his leadership style.

 

Fujifilm's Taskero now offers color management in the cloud

Published November 16, 2010

Don Schroeder, Director of Solutions Development for Fujifilm Graphics discusses new features in Fujifilm's Taskero platform.

 

David Zwang at OPM's new installation of Kodak's 1000 and 5000 XL

Published November 15, 2010

Dave Zwang on location at OPM highlights a recent Kodak 1000 and a 5000 XL installation.

 

Bob Lieber CEO of Original Thought on transpromotional printing

Published November 15, 2010

Bob Lieber, CEO of Original Thought on the opportunities that still exist in transpromo.

 

Ray Glenn Clark of Motivating Graphics on distributing data throughout a multinational company

Published November 11, 2010

Ray Glenn Clark, President, Motivating Graphics in Ft Worth, Texas on building a printing business that reaches across the globe.

 

John Lacagnina on ColorCentric's business model

Published November 11, 2010

John Lacagnina, CEO of ColorCentric on the company's business model and its unique digital platform.

 

Fujifilm's J Press offers environmental advantages and reduced consumable usage

Published November 9, 2010

 

JP Graphics wins CIPPI award for best JDF implementation

Published November 8, 2010

View all 2010 CIPPI Award Winners

 

Frank explains the challenges of staffing in a cross media world

Published November 8, 2010

 

Premium Content Holland Litho's Brian Baarman goes public with productivity data

Published November 5, 2010

 

What's new at Mimeo? VP Chuck Gehman gives us an update

Published November 4, 2010

 

Fujifilm's Don Schroeder discusses the Taskero Universe and how it can help in any stage of production

Published November 2, 2010

 

Bob Lieber CEO of Original Thought on how to initiate the two way social communication

Published November 1, 2010

 

Dave Earlandson: PODi early bird special ends soon

Published November 1, 2010

 

Andy Gordon executive chair of PRIMIR shares info on the Megatrends in Digital Printing Application study

Published October 29, 2010

 

U.S. Public Printer Bob Tapella reveals e-book store and remodeled brick and mortar in D.C.

Published October 28, 2010

 

Fujifilm's John Kaufman shares details on what makes the J Press 720 tick

Published October 26, 2010

 

David Zwang President of Zwang and Co unveils cross-media publishing conference

Published October 26, 2010

 

Barb Pellow dishes on the latest transpromotional trends

Published October 25, 2010

 

Chuck Werninger of UALR expands business beyond campus margins

Published October 22, 2010

 

Joe Fazzi of IDEAlliance explains what G7 is and talks about their third summit

Published October 21, 2010

 

Heath Luetkens on consistency in color and the new XRGA standard

Published October 19, 2010

 

Dr. Joe: Printers should position themselves to offer new media services

Published October 18, 2010

 

Steven Schnoll sits down with Pat Henry to talk about the upcoming 2010 Converge conference

Published October 18, 2010

 

Unisource announces the $100,000 challenge to the Print Council says Ed Farley of Unisource

Published October 15, 2010

 

Premium Content Joe Davis of Consolidated Graphics chats with Randy about the current state of the industry

Published October 15, 2010

Just moments after winning the CEO of the Year award from the PrintCEO Forum, Joe Davis, CEO of Consolidated Graphics, sits down with Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink, to talk about the current state of the industry and reflects back on the similar circumstances when he first went into business.

 

Andy Tribute introduces a new classification for inkjet

Published October 14, 2010

 

Kevin Cushing of AlphaGraphics thinks Print CEO Forum is a great way to get exposed to industry insight

Published October 14, 2010

 

Jeff Riback of New Direction Partners shares the value of the Print CEO Forum

Published October 12, 2010

 

Don Burdge of Burdge Cooper on attending Print CEO Forum

Published October 12, 2010

 

Steve Smiley talks color management and the new XRGA standard

Published October 12, 2010

 

Highlights from What They Think's 2nd annual PrintCEO Forum

Published October 11, 2010

 

Randy Davidson gives the WhatTheyThink take aways from Graph Expo

Published October 8, 2010

 

Andy Tribute reports more from Graph Expo

Published October 7, 2010

 

Mark Cloutier of DMM gives his impressions of Graph Expo

Published October 6, 2010

 

Andy Tribute's impressions after day 2 of Graph Expo

Published October 5, 2010

 

Joe Fazzi discusses the new XRGA color standard

Published October 5, 2010

 

Joe Davis of Consolidated Graphics - winner of the 2010 CEO of the Year Award

Published October 4, 2010

 

Premium Content Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners gives advice to sellers and buyers

Published October 1, 2010

 

Typesetting like it's 1899 - Columbian Press Pt. 3

Published October 1, 2010

 

Val DiGiacinto at The Ace Group shares a QR Codes Case Study

Published September 30, 2010

 

Make Ready in the 1800's - Columbian Press Pt. 2

Published September 30, 2010

 

Print's Past - 1825 Columbian Press Pt. 1

Published September 29, 2010

 

Richard Romano talks to X-Rite about the new XRGA Standard

Published September 28, 2010

 

Susan Moore at DPI discusses about integrating storefronts

Published September 27, 2010

 

Cheryl Kahanec and Michael Graff at Sandy Alexander talk about their capital investment programs and burgeoning new services

Published September 24, 2010

 

William Barta at Writer Dickerson talks about traditional and digital applications

Published September 23, 2010

 

X-Rite staff talk about the new XRGA standard

Published September 21, 2010

 

Rich Garigen of CPC Solutions discusses the challenges of transitioning from Print to Marketing Services

Published September 20, 2010

 

Premium Content David Murken for CDS global and Ken Williams of Smart Money Magazine discuss some unique applications through their collaboration

Published September 17, 2010

 

William Barta of Rider Dickerson discusses integrated marketing

Published September 16, 2010

 

David Harding of Harding Poorman Group raises his concerns over loss of talent in the industry

Published September 14, 2010

 

Rich Garigen at CPC Solutions talks about new ideas through new services

Published September 13, 2010

 

Premium Content Peter Schaeffer of New Direction Partners discussed a case study of a purchase of a $50 million company

Published September 10, 2010

 

William Barta President of Rider Dickerson discusses their Mindfire implementation and the support they receive

Published September 9, 2010

 

Joe Metzger of Metzgers Printing + Mailing on attending The Print CEO Forum

Published September 7, 2010

 

Alice Miller at Patient News Publishing discusses their green initiatives with community involvement

Published September 7, 2010

 

Premium Content Susan Moore at DPI shares a customer case study and how they automated promotional print material orders

Published September 3, 2010

DPI works with multiple companies with 3rd party communications. Franchises or distributors that channel through a corporate office are good examples. In this interview, Susan Moore illustrates how they built an automated website for a franchise to order and receive new marketing collateral as well as new franchisee marketing kits.

 

James Lowry at Lightning Labels fills the niche

Published September 2, 2010

 

Susan More at DPI discusses communicating beyond print with Mindfire to measure results

Published August 31, 2010

 

David Harding at Harding Poorman Group offers multiple printing solutions to clients

Published August 30, 2010

 

Mal Baboyian speaks about the first Océ sale of multiple Canon 7000's

Published August 27, 2010

 

Premium Content Amy Becham shares how Georgia Pacific manages complex print projects

Published August 27, 2010

Amy Becham, Manager of Graphics and Printing Solutions at Georgia Pacific, details how they helped an internal client get a large binder resource guide as project manager from start to finish. With over 40+ collateral pieces all collated into one binder, outsourcing the right job to the right print vendor was no easy task.

 

Francis McMahon makes his top four observations after four months on the job at Océ

Published August 26, 2010

 

Premium Content Jim Russell of New Direction Partners shares the advantages of a Tuck-In to the buyer

Published August 23, 2010

 

Premium Content Bob Blackman of AmazingMail.com discusses their transition to a marketing services organization

Published August 20, 2010

 

John McMahon of Madden Communications still investing in print

Published August 19, 2010

 

James Lowry of Lightning Labels on Keeping It Simple and Standard

Published August 17, 2010

 

Ed Farley for Unisource Worldwide pushing the power of print and paper in a going green movement

Published August 16, 2010

 

Paul Glynn of Portland Color - winner of the Environmental Innovation Award for Process

Published August 13, 2010

 

Jack Johnson from Brown Printing - winner of the Environmental Innovation Award for Process

Published August 12, 2010

 

Alice Miller with Patient News Publishing winner of Environmental Innovation Award for Community

Published August 11, 2010

 

Pitney Bowes customers talk media mix and marketing ROI at InterACT

Published August 11, 2010

 

David Podmayersky with Earth Color winner of the Environmental Innovation Award for Thought Leadership

Published August 10, 2010

 

Jerome Elion with Green Books & Binders wins the Beyond Innovation Award for their innovative recycled and recyclable binder

Published August 9, 2010

 

Premium Content David Murken & Ken Williams discuss CDS Global and Smart Money's efforts to create new gap analysis applications

Published August 6, 2010

 

John McMahon at Madden Communications finds new solutions for clients

Published August 5, 2010

 

Wade Kellett from Weatherall Printing on the transition to a digital workflow

Published August 3, 2010

 

Wade Kellett from Weatherall Printing speaks about niche target education marketing

Published August 2, 2010

 

Premium Content Jim Russell of New Direction Partners discusses the seller advantages of a Tuck-In

Published July 30, 2010

 

X-Rite's Color Munki Design - The Swiss Army knife of color

Published July 29, 2010

 

James Michelson of VDP Web talks about measuring ROI from specific marketing channels

Published July 27, 2010

 

Premium Content Jeff Sierra of Budco and Mark Bardush of Ford discuss their direct market initiative partnership

Published July 26, 2010

 

Premium Content Al Kennickell tells CEOs how to adapt to this changing industry

Published July 23, 2010

 

Lee Weiner expresses the importance of digital printing

Published July 22, 2010

 

James Michelson shares his interest in cross media print sales

Published July 20, 2010

 

Premium Content Jeff Sierra discusses digital direct marketing

Published July 16, 2010

 

David Hess discusses case study level success of Proven Direct

Published July 15, 2010

 

Al Kennickell President of The Kennickell Group discusses utilizing consultants in a changing business environment

Published July 13, 2010

 

Walter Payne of ImageMark talks about marketing to different generations

Published July 9, 2010

 

Indian Government Official Arun Kumar talks about attending IPEX and the state of printing in India

Published July 8, 2010

 

Peter Renton talks social media strategy for printers

Published July 6, 2010

 

Tobias Rausch demonstrates X-Rite's Optical Brightener Compensation module

Published July 1, 2010

 

X-Rite's EasyTrax - an affordable color control solution

Published June 21, 2010

 

Ted Raymond discusses transforming to a marketing services provider

Published June 18, 2010

 

Premium Content Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talks about the trend of cashless mergers in the industry

Published June 17, 2010

 

X-Rite's Pantone Plus: The next generation of the Pantone Matching System

Published June 15, 2010

 

Tim Moylan & Ian Davidson on integrating print with mail

Published June 11, 2010

 

Simon Illingsworth talks about Pitney Bowes in Europe at Ipex

Published June 10, 2010

 

Amy Becham discusses a complex project at Georgia Pacific

Published June 4, 2010

 

Allegra's Ted Raymond on helping clients with CRM

Published May 28, 2010

 

Tribute, Romano, Zwang & Romano discuss IPEX 2010

Published May 21, 2010

What is the most interesting thing at IPEX 2010? Is it the sight of Frank Romano being swarmed by groupies? Or is it Andy Tribute's flair with a Kodak Zi8 camera? Find out, as they join David Zwang and Richard Romano to discuss What They Think is the most interesting stuff at IPEX 2010. First in a series, stay tuned for the Least Interesting, and Takeway awards next week.

 

Tim Graham & Chris Stainton on their award winning self promotion campaign

Published May 21, 2010

 

Pitney Bowes unveils IntelliJet 20 at IPEX 2010

Published May 20, 2010

 

David Hess on two way conversations with clients

Published May 20, 2010

 

Walter Payne discusses cross media marketing in a tough economy

Published May 18, 2010

 

Premium Content Val DiGiacinto gives an overview of QR codes, current adoption rates, and their use

Published May 17, 2010

 

David Murken & Ken Williams talk PODi 2010

Published May 14, 2010

 

Bill Gilmer discusses text messaging & college admissions marketing

Published May 4, 2010

 

Joe Truncale on growing sales by studying your customers

Published May 3, 2010

 

John McMahon of Madden Communications talks about calling on C-level execs

Published April 30, 2010

 

NAPL's John Hyde gives his views on the state of the M&A in the industry

Published April 29, 2010

 

Premium Content Cedar Graphics President & CEO Hassan Igram on how to use integrated marketing on your own business

Published April 27, 2010

 

Premium Content Pacific Printing COO Norma Mendoza-Russell on customer surveys

Published April 26, 2010

 

Bryan Yeager of InfoTrends talks about OnDemand 2010

Published April 22, 2010

 

HP's Nils Miller & Stephen Goddard on green ink

Published April 20, 2010

 

Brian Smith, a Senior Manager in the Financial Industry talks about RFPs and print buying

Published April 16, 2010

 

Premium Content Susan Fulginiti of Georgia Pacific talks about print's role in multichannel marketing

Published April 15, 2010

 

Daily Printing's Don Bergeron on Value Added Services

Published April 13, 2010

 

Bill Gilmer, President of Wordsprint talks about developing a non-profit fundraising niche business

Published April 12, 2010

 

Holland Litho's Brian Baarman on making the digital transformation

Published April 9, 2010

 

Hassan Igram talks about the importance of networking at industry events

Published April 8, 2010

 

Premium Content John McMahon of Madden Communications talks about the value of RFPs and current trends

Published April 5, 2010

 

Budco's Jeff Sierra shares a PODi case study on marketing and self promotion

Published April 2, 2010

 

Premium Content David Hess of Proven Direct on closing the loop with PURLs

Published March 29, 2010

David Hess, VP of Sales and Marketing for Proven Direct in Milwaukee, Wisconsin talks about starting out with variable print and learning how to not only improve response rates but create a back end and close the loop on data for the client with their marketing campaigns.

 

The Ace Group's Val DiGiacinto talks about adapting to change

Published March 26, 2010

 

Premium Content Peter Renton of Lightning Labels talks about first iPhone app for quoting

Published March 25, 2010

 

Jim Russell with New Direction Partners on the benefits of the company doing a "tuck in" acquisition

Published March 15, 2010

 

NAPL's Joe Truncale on their NexGenLeader Program

Published March 12, 2010

 

Premium Content Mine magazine case study in personalization with The Ace Group's Val DiGiacinto

Published March 1, 2010

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Mississippi State's Johnny Jones shares a recent test booklet case study

Published February 26, 2010

 

Print buyer and marketing exec Brittany Fenning: What "marketing services provider" means

Published February 25, 2010

 

Bill Gilmer of Wordsprint on NAPL consulting

Published February 23, 2010

 

Bill Gilmer of Wordsprint talks about NAPL's Top Management Conference

Published February 22, 2010

 

Dscoop 5 kicks off in Dallas to record attendance

Published February 19, 2010

 

David Harding of Harding Poorman Group explains why he comes to TMC

Published February 18, 2010

 

Dean Hanisko of Great Lakes Integrated shares his thoughts on NAPL's Top Management Conference

Published February 17, 2010

 

NAPL's Joe Truncale reviews Day Two of the Top Management Conference

Published February 16, 2010

 

Howie Fenton of NAPL talks about the opening of 2010's Top Management Conference

Published February 15, 2010

 

ImageMark President Walter Payne on the value of the PODi AppForum

Published January 28, 2010

 

Dave Erlandson of Caslon on Day 1 of PODi

Published January 27, 2010

 

PODi President Rab Govil on the AppForum Conference in Las Vegas

Published January 26, 2010

 

Great Lakes Integrated CEO Jim Schultz on the value of NAPL's Top Management Conference

Published January 20, 2010

 

Kodak's Aaron Tavakoli talks about what's changed with Insite Campaign Manager

Published January 18, 2010

 

Forrest Leighton of Canon on Business Development

Published January 12, 2010

 

Niels Winther and Ken McNerney of Think Patented on NAPL's Top Management Conference 2010

Published December 16, 2009

 

GMC's Scott Baker on Social Media and Conversations

Published November 24, 2009

 

Jim Kaufman of Market Place Direct on how peer groups help him stay accountable

Published November 2, 2009

 

Mike Kind of The Next Level Group talks about industry peer groups

Published October 28, 2009

 

Lou Chiampi of Independent Graphics on his experience with peer groups

Published October 26, 2009

 

President of Target Copy Tracy Cohen talks about the value of peer groups

Published October 22, 2009

 

Océ's Eric De Goeijen on the power of color and the speed of business (Ad)

Published October 15, 2009

 

Guy Broadhurst on the Océ Jetstream 1000 (Ad)

Published October 14, 2009

 

Eric De Goeijen on the Océ VarioPrint 6320 (Ad)

Published October 9, 2009

 

Canon's Aaron Hale talks about IPMA partnership and web portal

Published October 9, 2009

 

Linda Bishop of Thought Transformation on building opportunity from change

Published October 8, 2009

 

Tim Moylan of Pitney Bowes discusses their Intellijet Printing System Business

Published October 6, 2009

 

HP's Amy Johnson Gives an Update on MarketSplash

Published October 6, 2009

 

Steven Schnoll talks about the Converge Conference

Published October 5, 2009

 

Jon Budington of GlobalPrinting at the NIP25 Conference in Louisville

Published October 2, 2009

Jon Budington of GlobalPrinting at the NIP25 Conference in Louisville

 

KBA President & CEO Helge Hansen talks about adjusting to a smaller market

Published October 1, 2009

 

Dennis Killion of xpedx talks about streamlining workflow and processes

Published September 30, 2009

 

Pat Brand of Pitney Bowes talks production print and mail and the power of partnerships

Published September 29, 2009

 

Roy Grossman of MSP discusses recent acquisition of TecDoc

Published September 28, 2009

 

Jim Rosenthal of Digital Color Graphics gives his thoughts on industry change and the economy

Published September 25, 2009

 

Phil Kane of Fujifilim talks about response to North American inkjet press debut at Print09

Published September 25, 2009

 

US Public Printer Bob Tapella on what the GPO is doing to move toward digital

Published September 24, 2009

 

Baiju Gujarathi of Repro India on evolving toward the customer

Published September 23, 2009

 

Darrin Wilen of Wilen Direct talks with Cary Sherburne at Print09

Published September 22, 2009

 

GMG's Paul Willems talks color management at Print09

Published September 21, 2009

 

Jan Daley-Austin and Larry Vogel of AR Advisors at Print09

Published September 18, 2009

 

Keith Kanak, Prepress Manager of BFC, talks about attending Print09

Published September 18, 2009

 

NAPL's Tim Fischer gives his perspective on Print09

Published September 18, 2009

 

Roy Grossman of MSP shares his thoughts on Print09

Published September 17, 2009

 

Screen's Robert Prah shares successes at Print09

Published September 17, 2009

 

GASC's Ralph Nappi gives his thoughts on Print09

Published September 17, 2009

 

Jeff Hayzlett talks about Print09 and Kodak's bold move

Published September 16, 2009

 

Bill Stahl of xpedx talks about the Ryobi 1050 offset press at Print09

Published September 16, 2009

 

Cary Sherburne talks with Document Data Solutions at Print09

Published September 15, 2009

 

Patrick Henry talks with Gary Marron of Hiflex at Print09

Published September 15, 2009

 

Lee Gallagher of InfoPrint Solutions Company on a recent transpromo pilot

Published September 14, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink's Cary Sherburne wins McMillan Award for editorial excellence

Published September 14, 2009

 

Presstek Booth Tour at Print09

Published September 14, 2009

 

Discovery Channel's MythBusters help Xerox bust some printing industry myths

Published September 13, 2009

 

Breaking News from Print09: Bigfoot spotted on the show floor!

Published September 13, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink's inaugural Print CEO Forum a huge success!

Published September 13, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink's inaugural Print CEO Forum kicks off at Chicago's University Club

Published September 12, 2009

 

EFI's Udi Arieli on the new market reality and how to face it going forward

Published September 11, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink ready to deliver great coverage of Print09 in Chicago

Published September 11, 2009

 

Chris O'Connor with Creo Color Servers talks about partnerships

Published September 10, 2009

 

Randy Herron of Herron Printing & Graphics talks about Green Printing

Published September 9, 2009

 

Gina Testa of Xerox talks about The Print Council

Published September 8, 2009

 

Jason Elliott of manroland talks about printcom, CEO Vince Lapinski wraps up the video series

Published September 8, 2009

 

Dennis Amorosano of Canon talks about handling service since Ikon was acquired by competitor

Published September 4, 2009

 

Sheila Morgan of Lipps Printing talks about addressing the new market realities with digital printing

Published September 4, 2009

 

David Zwang talks about surviving the recession and shaping the future of the printing industry

Published September 3, 2009

 

David Bennett, President of Bennett Graphics talks about going beyond MIS

Published September 2, 2009

 

Lee Gallagher of InfoPrint Solutions Company talks about CMO Council Partnership and Pilot Programs

Published September 1, 2009

 

John Surch of manroland talks about Life Cycle Management at their Print Technology Center in Chicago

Published September 1, 2009

 

Lee Gallagher of InfoPrint Solutions Company shares results of a recent transpromo pilot

Published August 31, 2009

 

The CMO Council's Liz Miller talks about marketing for results

Published August 28, 2009

 

Liz Miller talks about The CMO Council with Cary Sherburne

Published August 27, 2009

 

Kai Schüler of manroland discusses the importance of project management

Published August 26, 2009

 

HP's Jan Riecher talks about why the time is right for the introduction of the HP Inkjet Web Press

Published August 25, 2009

 

Chris Greene of Frederic Printing talks about the recent HP Inkjet Web Press installation

Published August 24, 2009

 

Dr. Joe Webb and Frank Romano on the Print CEO Forum (Includes outtakes)

Published August 21, 2009

 

Cary Sherburne and Adam Dewitz on the upcoming Print CEO Forum

Published August 20, 2009

 

Michael Mugavero of manroland talks about wide format technology

Published August 19, 2009

 

David Quigg of Grays Harbor Paper talks abouts green waste management techniques

Published August 13, 2009

 

Vince Lapinski Introduces manroland Print Technology Center Video Series

Published August 11, 2009

Vince Lapinski Introduces manroland Print Technology Center Video Series.

 

David Williams, CEO of ShoreBank Pacific talks about the future of the printing industry

Published August 10, 2009

 

David Murphy of RISO talks about how ComColor brings them more into the commercial print arena at Print09 Media Days

Published August 6, 2009

 

Martin Keats shares more about Lake Images Systems at Print09 Media Days

Published August 4, 2009

 

Kodak's Jon Bracken talks about Insite Campaign Manager at Print09 Media Days

Published August 3, 2009

 

Chris Getty of Henkel answers the question

Published July 31, 2009

 

Pat Hoskins of Lake Image Systems on intelligent barcode verification at Print09 Media Days

Published July 30, 2009

 

Pat Hoskins of Lake Image Systems talks about a new product IntegraVision PQ at Print09 Media Days

Published July 29, 2009

 

An Examination of Business and Workflow Models for U.S. Newspapers

Published July 28, 2009

 

Konica Minolta's Kevin Kern talks about workflow products being shown at Print09

Published July 28, 2009

 

Kevin Kern of Konica Minolta talks about their Print09 booth at Media Days

Published July 27, 2009

 

Tracy Yelencsics of Xerox discusses their Print09 booth and offerings at Media Days

Published July 24, 2009

 

Kodak's Jon Bracken discusses the Xeikon alliance at Print09 Media Days

Published July 23, 2009

 

Kodak's Chris Payne Previews what we'll see from them at Print09 at Media Days

Published July 22, 2009

 

RISO's David Murphy talks about applications of the ComColor series

Published July 21, 2009

 

EFI's Dan Crnarich talks about PrintSmith at Print09 Media Days

Published July 20, 2009

 

Henkel's Dennis Drummond talks about MiraFoil Metallic Coatings at Print09 Media Days

Published July 17, 2009

 

Tracy Yelencsics of Xerox talks about showing real customer applications at Print09 Media Days

Published July 16, 2009

 

Ralph Nappi talks about My Print Theme

Published July 15, 2009

 

Michael Abergel of MGI talks about JETvarnish Solution at Print09 Media Days

Published July 14, 2009

 

Jeff White of EFI talks about PACE Integration at Print09 Media Days

Published July 13, 2009

 

EFI's Frank Mallozzi talks about new products at Print09 Media Days

Published July 10, 2009

 

Ricoh's Carl Joachim talks about C900 announcements at Print09 Media Days

Published July 9, 2009

 

Kodak's VP of B2B Marketing Chris Payne talks about new marketing theme at Print09 Media Days

Published July 8, 2009

 

Presstek's Jeff Jacobson at Print09 Media Days talks about aqueous coating and UV DI capabilies

Published July 7, 2009

 

manroland President & CEO Vince Lapinski at Print09 Media Days

Published July 2, 2009

 

David Quigg of Grays Harbor Paper talks about the Triple Bottem Line

Published July 1, 2009

 

David Williams, CEO of ShoreBank Pacific talks about the ROI on values

Published July 1, 2009

 

Ralph Nappi, President of GASC, talks about the Print09 Stimulus Package

Published July 1, 2009

 

Brian Flaherty of Nestlé Waters talks about using design to change consumer behavior

Published June 30, 2009

 

Brian Flaherty talks about recycling efforts at Nestlé Waters

Published June 30, 2009

 

The Ace Group's Val DiGiacinto talks about Time Personalized Magazine Partnership

Published June 30, 2009

 

Presstek's Kathy McHugh talks about what customers say about DI presses at Print09 Media Days

Published June 30, 2009

 

Graphic Communications Scholarship "Champion of Education" Award Winner Guy Gleysteen of Time Inc.

Published June 29, 2009

 

HP's Vyomesh Joshi talks about industry education at NYU-SCPS Prism Award luncheon

Published June 29, 2009

 

Graphic Communications Scholarship Award Winner Lindsey Buckley

Published June 29, 2009

 

NYU-SCPS Prism Award Winner Nancy Schueneman at Prism Award luncheon

Published June 29, 2009

 

David Murphy of RISO talks about ComColor Inkjet Series Announcement at Print09 Media Days

Published June 29, 2009

 

Tracy Yelencsics of Xerox talks about their Concept Color 220 at Print09 Media Days

Published June 26, 2009

 

Ricoh's Carl Joachim at Print09 Media Days

Published June 25, 2009

 

MGI's Michael Abergel talks about photobooks and what they'll be showing at Print09 at Media Days in Chicago

Published June 24, 2009

 

Premium Content Defining Value-Added Services

Published June 23, 2009

 

Presstek's Mark Levin talks about their showing at Print09 and an update on the company

Published June 23, 2009

 

Jeff Stewart, CTO of Trekk Cross-Media, talks about the structural change taking place in the industry

Published June 22, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink and Cal Poly Collaborate on Innovative Industry Educational Program

Published June 22, 2009

 

Kodak's Kevin Joyce talks about how their Stream Inkjet Technology will help books-on-demand publishing at Print09 Media Days

Published June 22, 2009

 

EFI's Dan Crnarich talks about "Web Control Center" at Print09 Media Day

Published June 19, 2009

 

Mike Wolfgang of CGS talks about color management in hybrid digital/offset environments

Published June 19, 2009

 

John Foley of interlinkONE talks about the changing nature of print service provider

Published June 18, 2009

 

Cary Sherburne talks to EFI's Frank Mallozzi at Print09 Media Days

Published June 18, 2009

 

Ralph Nappi Previews Print09 at the GASC Media Days Event in Chicago

Published June 17, 2009

 

John Chabut, President of PMC at the Dayton NPES Regional Event

Published June 16, 2009

 

Toby Lavigne of Hubcast gives an update on what the company is doing

Published June 16, 2009

 

Ralph Nappi, President of NPES talks about Regional Meetings and Print09

Published June 16, 2009

 

Roger Gimbel answers the question: "Is Transpromo Real?"

Published June 15, 2009

 

Kodak's Chris Echevarria at NPES Regional Event in Dayton, Ohio

Published June 15, 2009

 

Jennier Matt of nowdocs talks about powering UPS Store's web-based interface

Published June 12, 2009

 

Gina Testa of Xerox talks about recent changes with the company

Published June 11, 2009

 

AmazingPrint.com CEO Slava Apel on the importance of web to print

Published June 9, 2009

 

Calculating Click Charges for Variable Print

Published June 8, 2009

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella discusses structural changes currently happening in the industry

Published June 5, 2009

 

U.S. Public Printer Bob Tapella talks about Presstek, Heidelberg and iGen3

Published June 4, 2009

 

Premium Content Printable Technologies – Surviving and Thriving

Published June 4, 2009

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella talks about Presidential visits to the GPO, Invites President Obama

Published June 2, 2009

 

GPO's Jon Mumma on Presidential Inauguration credentials and a new digital project

Published June 1, 2009

 

Jim Hamilton of InfoTrends on the economy and the future of our industry

Published May 29, 2009

 

Dave Zamorski of Associates Graphic Services on being proactive and ROI

Published May 28, 2009

 

Creo Color Server's Chris O'Connor on the Canon/Creo Partnership

Published May 26, 2009

 

Kevin Feeney of unisource talks about the WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Awards

Published May 26, 2009

 

nowdocs President Jennifer Matt talks about the structural change in the industry

Published May 22, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award Winner Thomas Ackerman of Spirit Graphics and Printing

Published May 22, 2009

 

Gina Testa of Xerox talks about the future of the industry and highlights a recent poll

Published May 21, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award Winner Alyson Meade of AllpakTrojan

Published May 21, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award Winner Mark Dubuc of Homewood Press

Published May 20, 2009

 

Christa Martin of MBE on the future of the printing industry

Published May 19, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award Winner Joe Muehlbach of Quad Graphics

Published May 19, 2009

 

Randy Herron of Herron Printing & Graphics comments on the economy and the future of the industry

Published May 18, 2009

 

WhatTheyThink Environmental Innovation Award Winner Alice Miller of Patient News Publishing

Published May 18, 2009

 

Dave Zamorski of Associates Graphic Services talks about the future of the industry

Published May 15, 2009

 

Canon's Dennis Amorosano talks about how the industry will look after the economic downturn

Published May 14, 2009

 

Hubcast CEO Toby Lavigne talks about the future of the industry

Published May 12, 2009

 

Roger Gimbel on the economy and structural changes in the printing industry

Published May 11, 2009

 

Red Tie CEO Marian Stefani talks about their company and business model

Published May 8, 2009

 

GMC's Bill Parker on how different industries use transpromo

Published May 7, 2009

 

Christa Martin of MBE talks about partnering with NowDocs for web-to-print

Published May 5, 2009

 

Avanti's Patrick Bolan on the state of the economy and the industry's response

Published May 4, 2009

 

Christa Martin talks about Mail Boxes Etc and The UPS Store

Published May 1, 2009

 

Amir Shaked of Press-sense talks about the economy and industry trends

Published April 30, 2009

 

EFI's Dan Crnarich talks about PrintSmith

Published April 28, 2009

 

René Müller on GMC record growth and expansion

Published April 27, 2009

 

Randy Herron on green printing, wind power, recycling, and striving for sustainability

Published April 24, 2009

 

Andrew Perry of Joseph Merritt on Environmental Sustainability Strategies

Published April 23, 2009

 

Ed Farley of Unisource on the evolution of sustainability in the paper industry

Published April 21, 2009

 

Ed Farley of Unisource talks about environmental certifications

Published April 20, 2009

 

Paul Edwards of FormStore talks about industry change

Published April 17, 2009

 

Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett talks about branded content

Published April 16, 2009

 

MindFire's Arie Abecassis on the importance of ROI in marketing campaigns

Published April 15, 2009

 

Maggie Ochs of Xerox Talks About Erasable Paper

Published April 14, 2009

 

Kodak's Dave Wigfield on Social Networks and Community

Published April 13, 2009

 

Avanti's Patrick Bolan talks about getting JDF Certification

Published April 13, 2009

 

Serge Grichmanoff of Kodak talks about cross media and Insite Campaign Manager

Published April 10, 2009

 

Deb Cantabene of Xerox shares a personalization story

Published April 9, 2009

 

Kodak's Rick Mazur on sustainability and community involvement

Published April 8, 2009

 

Kodak's Rick Mazur talks about the Printer's Environmental Program

Published April 7, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Shana Lyons of Pageflex

Published April 6, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Varaz Gharakhanian of 4Over

Published April 6, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Roger Gimbel of Gimbel & Associates

Published April 6, 2009

 

Guy Broadhurst of Océ talks about JetStream technology and applications at On Demand 2009

Published April 3, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Marian Stefani of Red Tie

Published April 3, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Bryan Yeager of InfoTrends

Published April 3, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Andrew Perry of Joseph Merritt & Co

Published April 3, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Cary Sherburne Honored as "Woman of Distinction"

Published April 3, 2009

 

Peter Deen of Océ on the Varioprint 4120 at On Demand 2009

Published April 3, 2009

 

Brian Dollard of Océ talks about the CS6130 Tandem Printing System at On Demand 2009

Published April 3, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: David Zwang of Zwang & Associates

Published April 2, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Slava Apel of Amazing Print Corp.

Published April 2, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Deb Cantabene of Xerox

Published April 2, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Jim Hamilton of InfoTrends

Published April 2, 2009

 

Live from OnDemand: Wrich Printz of L2

Published April 1, 2009

 

Cary Sherburne Previews OnDemand 2009 and talks about WhatTheyThink Coverage

Published March 31, 2009

 

Dr. Joe Webb at OnDemand 2009: The Benefits of Acquiring a Digital Press

Published March 31, 2009

 

Trevor Haworth of CGS talks about managing ink consumption

Published March 30, 2009

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing on Environmental Innovations Awards

Published March 30, 2009

 

Betty LaBaugh of Presstek talks about the economic benefits of

Published March 27, 2009

 

Linda Bishop talks about selling in tough times

Published March 26, 2009

 

FormStore President Paul Edwards talks sustainability and certifications

Published March 25, 2009

 

Agfa's Deb Hutcheson on the adoption of wide format

Published March 24, 2009

 

Mohawk Fine Paper's Craig Slemp talks about commodity pricing in a down economy

Published March 23, 2009

 

Mohawk Fine Paper's Craig Slemp on "greening" their packaging

Published March 20, 2009

 

GPO's Trish Fritz talks about sustainability efforts at the Government Printing Office

Published March 18, 2009

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella talks about sustainability

Published March 17, 2009

 

From Barbados to Las Vegas: One Printer's Journey to PrintUV 2009

Published March 17, 2009

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella talks about moving the GPO toward print-on-demand

Published March 16, 2009

 

Unisource's Ed Farley talks about green printing initiatives

Published March 13, 2009

 

Maggie Ochs of Xerox talks about putting her background to work for sustainability

Published March 12, 2009

 

Curtis Packaging CEO Don Droppo at PrintUV 2009

Published March 12, 2009

 

Elizabeth Gooding of Insight Forums on trends in transpromo

Published March 11, 2009

 

Patrick Henry talks to Hans Ulland about PrintUV 2009

Published March 10, 2009

 

Kodak's Dave Wigfield talks about the Kodak Graphic Community

Published March 10, 2009

 

Kodak's Serge Grichmanoff on what's new with Insite Campaign Manager

Published March 9, 2009

 

Nader Alaghband of earthtone on where web-to-print is going

Published March 6, 2009

 

X-rite's Tom Vacchiano on color management

Published March 5, 2009

 

InterlinkONE's John Foley on using integrated campaign management for self-marketing

Published March 4, 2009

 

Patrick Bolan with Avanti talks about fully implementing MIS solutions

Published March 3, 2009

 

Shana Lyons of Pageflex on why printers should be looking at web-to-print

Published March 2, 2009

 

Patricia Calkins talks about getting into an environmental career

Published February 25, 2009

 

Kodak's Mark Weber talks about dimensional dry inks

Published February 25, 2009

 

Presstek's Betty LaBaugh talks about new workflow solutions

Published February 24, 2009

 

Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett on digital growth, the economy, and new products

Published February 23, 2009

 

HP's Alon Bar-Shany Awarded The Jack Glacken Award at Dscoop 4

Published February 23, 2009

 

Presstek's Mark Levin talks about business drivers in the industry

Published February 20, 2009

 

Gilles Biscos of Interquest talks about new digital book technologies

Published February 19, 2009

 

Andrew Field of PrintForLess.com on Sustainability

Published February 18, 2009

 

Mimeo's Charlie Corr: Why Inkjet is a Critical Technology

Published February 16, 2009

 

Gary Fry of Global Graphics discusses his new position with the company

Published February 13, 2009

 

Mindfire President & COO Arie Abecassis talks about their FastLaunch Program

Published February 12, 2009

 

GMC's Bill Parker Shares Ideas On Funding Growth in a Down Economy

Published February 11, 2009

 

Jacob Aizikowitz of XMPie Talks About Web to Print

Published February 10, 2009

 

Paul Edwards of FormStore talks about his company and sustainability efforts

Published February 6, 2009

 

Sir Speedy's Rich Lowe on Technology Integration

Published February 5, 2009

 

Sir Speedy's Rich Lowe on Recent Acquisitions and Growth

Published February 4, 2009

 

Agfa's Deb Hutcheson on the Progress of JDF Integration

Published February 3, 2009

 

Premium Content Looking for Mr. GoodPrint

Published February 3, 2009

 

Craig Slemp of Mohawk Fine Papers on the Latest Paper Developments

Published February 2, 2009

 

Neopost's Michael Maguire on Direct Mail Deliverability

Published January 30, 2009

 

U.S. Public Printer Bob Discusses Moving to Digital to Reduce Make-Ready

Published January 29, 2009

 

Premium Content The Transpromo Game, Interview with John Cloutier, CEO, DMM, Inc.

Published January 28, 2009

 

Ed Farley of Unisource: We're Moving Toward Green ASAP

Published January 28, 2009

 

Premium Content Speed and flexibility, Interview with Gina Danner, CEO, Mail Print

Published January 27, 2009

 

Maggie Ochs of Xerox Talks About Non-Paper Media

Published January 27, 2009

 

Mutoh's Randy Rickert Talks About Changes in Sign Printing

Published January 26, 2009

 

Kodak's David Wigfield comments on the challenging economic times as opportunity

Published January 22, 2009

 

A WhatTheyThink Quick Look: Presstek

Published January 21, 2009

 

Creo Color Servers' Ilana Jucha talks about recent company developments

Published January 21, 2009

 

manroland President & CEO Vince Lapinski on the current economic climate

Published January 20, 2009

 

Premium Content Keeping up with change, Interview with Larry Vaughn, President of Ideal Printers

Published January 19, 2009

 

earthtone Founder Nader Alaghband Discusses Their Business Model

Published January 19, 2009

 

Opportunities in Digital, Interview with David Torok, Padgett President and CEO

Published January 16, 2009

 

Tom Vacchiano talks about what's new at X-Rite

Published January 16, 2009

 

John Foley talks about what's new at interlinkONE

Published January 15, 2009

 

Pantone VP Andy Hatkoff talks about their ColorMunki System

Published January 14, 2009

 

A Conversation with MindFire's New President & COO Arie Abecassis

Published January 13, 2009

 

Interview with Frank Defino, Jr., vice president and managing director, Tukaiz

Published January 13, 2009

 

Shana Lyons of Pageflex on Cross Media and Their Campaign Manager Tool

Published January 12, 2009

 

Roy Grossman on Startups and the Economy

Published December 19, 2008

 

Impact Marketing Uses Xerox iGen3 and ACQS in Real Estate Printing

Published December 19, 2008

 

Premium Content A favorable market for Allegra Network LLC, Interview with Carl Gerhardt, President/CEO

Published December 18, 2008

 

Johnson Group President Tonya Meister talks about Deluxe Deal and Industry Consolidation

Published December 18, 2008

 

Screen USA's Robert Prah on CTP and the PlateRite 8800ZX

Published December 17, 2008

 

Kodak's Mark Weber on Green Workflow and Document Lifecycle Management

Published December 17, 2008

 

Premium Content Turning Challenges into Opportunities at Alcom, Interview with Doug Yeager, COO

Published December 17, 2008

 

Xerox VP Patricia Calkins on Articulating Sustainability

Published December 16, 2008

 

Premium Content Investing for the future at Freeport Press, David Pilcher Jr, VP of Marketing and Sales

Published December 16, 2008

 

XMPie's Jacob Aizikowitz on Cross-media Marketing White Paper

Published December 15, 2008

 

Robert Prah Gives Overview of Screen USA's Truepress Jet 2500

Published December 15, 2008

 

Screen's Robert Prah talks about how the Trupress 344 handles high quality short run digital

Published December 12, 2008

 

Special Video: What printers think about WhatTheyThink

Published December 12, 2008

 

Hiflex CEO Gary Marron on the JDF Market Lag

Published December 11, 2008

 

Kodak's Kevin Joyce talks about the economy and industry transformation

Published December 10, 2008

 

Screen USA's Robert Prah on the Truepress Jet 520

Published December 10, 2008

 

Mark Levin of Presstek Talks About Digital Solutions

Published December 9, 2008

 

Trevor Hayworth of CGS Talks About Color Management

Published December 8, 2008

 

EFI's Frank Tueckmantel on MIS Integration

Published December 5, 2008

 

How VistaPrint deals with this economy; Interview with Robert Keane, CEO

Published December 5, 2008

 

Andy Fetherman Continues the Digital Book Manufacturing Discussion

Published December 4, 2008

 

A Quick Look at GMC Software's Portal Builder

Published December 4, 2008

 

Going green before it was fashionable; Interview with Mike Graff, President of Sandy Alexander

Published December 4, 2008

 

Position is Key; Interview with Michael Wurst, CEO of Henry Wurst

Published December 3, 2008

 

Muller Martini's Andy Fetherman talks about Books on Demand

Published December 3, 2008

 

A Quick Look at Solimar Systems

Published December 3, 2008

 

Premium Content With 2008 sales over $80 Million, Edwards Brothers is still going strong, Interview with John Edwards, President & CEO

Published December 2, 2008

 

Amir Shaked of Press-sense talks about the importance of automation

Published December 2, 2008

 

Innovation Printing's Henry Wagner on internal IT competencey as a critical strategy

Published December 1, 2008

 

Mutoh's Randy Rickert on MUBIO Ink Technology

Published November 25, 2008

 

GMC's René Müller gives advice on what to do in tough economic times

Published November 24, 2008

 

John Foley of InterlinkOne talks about skill sets needed by today's marketing service providers

Published November 21, 2008

 

Ryerson's Abhay Sharma talks about their programs and quality of graduates

Published November 20, 2008

 

Harvey Levenson of Cal Poly talks about their program

Published November 19, 2008

 

EDSF Grant and Patrick Henry Help Pittsburg State Students with Research Project

Published November 18, 2008

 

Education Week: CGS College Outreach Program

Published November 17, 2008

 

Tom Weisenbach of xpedx on their Consolidated Demo Center

Published November 14, 2008

 

EFI's Frank Tueckmantel on the next step in MIS

Published November 14, 2008

 

Roy Grossman talks about new company MSP LLC at Graph Expo

Published November 13, 2008

 

Creo's Mooki Talby Talks About Workflow Automation and Today's Webinar

Published November 12, 2008

 

Gary Marron of Hiflex at Graph Expo

Published November 11, 2008

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella at Graph Expo 2008

Published November 10, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Future Print at Graph Expo 2008

Published November 9, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Shahar Bin-Nun of HumanEyes

Published November 7, 2008

 

xpedx VP John Torrey talks products at Graph Expo 2008

Published November 7, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Enfocus at Crossroads at Graph Expo

Published November 6, 2008

 

XMPie Customer talks with Noel Ward at Graph Expo

Published November 6, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Scott Reese of Xanté at Graph Expo

Published November 5, 2008

 

Creo's Mooki Talby Gives Update on New Kodak Owned Creo at Graph Expo

Published November 5, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Ryerson's Abhay Sharma at Graph Expo

Published November 4, 2008

 

manroland's Vince Lapinski talks services at Graph Expo

Published November 4, 2008

 

Quick Clip: WhatTheyThink's Patrick Henry Accepts McMillan Award for Editorial Excellence

Published November 4, 2008

 

Jacob Aizikowitz of XMPie at Graph Expo 2008

Published November 4, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Harvey Levenson of Cal Poly at Graph Expo

Published November 3, 2008

 

Stephan Carter of Komori gives impression of Graph Expo 2008

Published November 3, 2008

 

Quick Clip: MindFire's David Rosendahl at Graph Expo

Published November 3, 2008

 

Tonya Meister of The Johnson Group on what she's looking for at Graph Expo 2008

Published November 3, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Chris Echevarria on PRIMIR

Published October 31, 2008

 

Presstek's Mark Levin Talks Graph Expo's First Day

Published October 31, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Websites for Printers at Graph Expo

Published October 31, 2008

 

CGS Celebrates 10 Years at Graph Expo 2008

Published October 31, 2008

 

Amir Shaked of Press-sense on Graph Expo and Must See 'Ems

Published October 30, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Kodak's Mark Weber shows off dimensional dry ink

Published October 30, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Jim Raffel of ColorMetrix Technologies

Published October 30, 2008

 

Gilles Biscos of Interquest Gives His Toughts on Graph Expo 2008

Published October 30, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Presstek's Jeff Jacobson on Graph Expo 2008

Published October 29, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Arthur Verwey of Xanté talks about products being shown at Graph Expo 2008

Published October 29, 2008

 

Henry Wagner of Innovation Printing talks about Web-to-Print

Published October 29, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Brenda Kai of EDSF on Research Grants

Published October 28, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Yves Rogivue of Muller Martini at Graph Expo

Published October 28, 2008

 

Kevin Joyce of Kodak on Graph Expo

Published October 28, 2008

 

Andy Fetherman of Muller Martini talks about Digital Book Production

Published October 28, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Pat McGrew on Transpromo

Published October 27, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Live from Graph Expo 2008!

Published October 26, 2008

 

Quick Clip: Dave Hunter of Alwan

Published October 26, 2008

 

Charlie Corr of Mimeo.com talks about IT Competence as a Necessity

Published October 26, 2008

 

Standard Finishing's Mark Hunt on the Role of Postpress in Digital Printing

Published October 24, 2008

 

Bitstream's Anna Chagnon on New Developments in Cross Media

Published October 23, 2008

 

Deb Cantabene of Xerox Talks about Variable Data Printing

Published October 21, 2008

 

Xerox PIXI Awards Preview with Noel Ward

Published October 21, 2008

 

Offset Presses at GRAPH EXPO Help Printers Differentiate from the Competition

Published October 21, 2008

 

Offset Presses at GRAPH EXPO to Underscore Printer Needs for Productivity, Versatility

Published October 20, 2008

 

Interquest's Gille Biscos Gives Insight into Direct Mail

Published October 20, 2008

 

Gilles Biscos of Interquest on Transpromo

Published October 17, 2008

 

New Offset Presses to Make U.S. Debuts at GRAPH EXPO

Published October 17, 2008

 

Frank Romano Talks About Industry User Groups

Published October 16, 2008

 

Pantone's Helmut Eifert talks about the Colormunki

Published October 15, 2008

 

Pantone's Richard Herbert on the past and future of the company

Published October 14, 2008

 

OnDemand Color Group's Christopher Gravagna talks about Printing Responsibly

Published October 13, 2008

 

Frank Romano talks about the Green Printing Movement

Published October 10, 2008

 

Mohawk's Joe O'Connor Talks About Their Strategy Moving Forward

Published October 9, 2008

 

Frank Romano: The Global Nature of Web-To-Print

Published October 8, 2008

 

Amir Karby of Press-sense talks about production solutions

Published October 7, 2008

 

Jim Summers of GMG Americas on Extending Workflow Automation

Published October 6, 2008

 

Frank Romano Talks About How the Economy Affects the Industry

Published October 3, 2008

 

Interview with Al Kennickell, President of Kennickell Print and Global Marketing

Published October 3, 2008

 

Chris Harrold of Mohawk Fine Papers talks about Digital Printing Papers

Published October 2, 2008

 

Interview with Scott Cagno, Owner/CEO, National Envelope Imprinting, Inc.

Published October 2, 2008

 

Amir Karby of Press-sense on the need for printers to automate

Published October 1, 2008

 

GMC's René Müller, Trends and vision of communicating with customers

Published September 30, 2008

 

What Frank Romano Learned About the Printing Industry by Sailing Around the World

Published September 29, 2008

 

Mohawk's Joe O'Connor on business in China

Published September 26, 2008

 

x-rite's Dr. Iris Mangelschots talks about the future of color communication

Published September 25, 2008

 

Frank Romano Previews Graph Expo 2008 Seminar Program

Published September 24, 2008

 

Scott Reese of Xanté talks about Lenticular Technology

Published September 23, 2008

 

Frank Romano discusses B2/4-Up Inkjet Viability

Published September 22, 2008

 

Peter Camps of Enfocus on the Crossroads Initiative

Published September 19, 2008

 

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics on the adoption rates and critical mass for the XPS format

Published September 18, 2008

 

Bob Tapella of GPO discusses industry trends

Published September 17, 2008

 

GMC's Didier Rouillard on the black and white to color transition

Published September 16, 2008

 

The Greening of the Government Printing Office

Published September 15, 2008

 

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics talks about new harlequin.com community

Published September 12, 2008

 

ECRM's Jim Lutrell on the Violet CtP Niche

Published September 11, 2008

 

Walter Chmura on Large Format at KBA

Published September 10, 2008

 

Rick Littrell talks about the latest in cross media technologies

Published September 9, 2008

 

Transpromo: More Than Just Selling

Published September 9, 2008

 

EFI's Gecht on what printers need to do now in challenging times

Published September 8, 2008

 

Sir Speedy's Rich Lowe on Helping Franchisees Improve Margins

Published September 5, 2008

 

Multicopy's Gerard Slot on Selling Customization

Published September 4, 2008

 

Talking Transpromo in South American with GMC

Published September 3, 2008

 

Tom Vacchiano talks about the "new X-Rite"

Published September 2, 2008

 

Pantone's Helmut Eifert on the Pantone GOE System

Published September 2, 2008

 

Jeff Hayzlett on What's New at Kodak and Business Unit Synergies

Published August 29, 2008

 

Moe Farsheed of MindFire Inc. talks about Cross Media Promotion

Published August 29, 2008

 

What's Coming from InfoPrint Solutions Company at Graph Expo?

Published August 28, 2008

 

Gilles Biscos of Interquest on Trends in Digital Book Production

Published August 27, 2008

 

David Zwang: Will The XPS Format Take Off?

Published August 26, 2008

 

Video Case Study: Leading Print Customers to Multi-Channel

Published August 26, 2008

 

MindFire's Moe Farsheed on Their Dscoop Partnership

Published August 25, 2008

 

The Importance of Educating Your Customers

Published August 22, 2008

 

Luis Serrano of Pictorial Offset on Corporate Sustainability Reports

Published August 21, 2008

 

drupa Extra: Mal Baboyian of Océ talks to Noel Ward

Published August 20, 2008

 

Jeff Higgins of xpedx on their sustainability efforts

Published August 20, 2008

 

Dr. Joe Webb: Why students should enter the printing industry

Published August 19, 2008

 

Deb Cantabene of Xerox on Workflow Differentiators

Published August 18, 2008

 

Bitstream's Anna Chagnon talks web-to-print with Cary Sherburne

Published August 15, 2008

 

Dr. Joe Webb: What Should Printers Do in a Recession?

Published August 14, 2008

 

Sponsored: Dscoop and HP's Capture Program

Published August 14, 2008

 

Larry Vaughn talks to Noel Ward about HP's Capture Program at Dscoop 2008

Published August 13, 2008

 

Dr. Joe Webb Makes the Case for Print

Published August 13, 2008

 

Bill Lowe of NEPS on Pragmatic Innovation

Published August 12, 2008

 

Video Case Study: How Hansa Direct Uses Transpromo

Published August 12, 2008

 

Chris Reid of InfoPrint Solutions on Effectively Targeting Marketing Efforts

Published August 11, 2008

 

Standard Finishing's Mark Hunt on simplifying equipment

Published August 8, 2008

 

Amir Shaked of Press-sense talks about Busines Flow Automation

Published August 7, 2008

 

Andy Tribute on how printers can promote themselves better

Published August 6, 2008

 

Bob Rosen shares a printer success story

Published August 5, 2008

 

Andy Tribute makes the case for print

Published August 4, 2008

 

Roger Gimbel: Soft costs are not bad!

Published August 1, 2008

 

Roger Gimbel & Lois Ritarossi on the importance of training

Published July 31, 2008

 

Barb Pellow on the effective use of media

Published July 30, 2008

 

Margie Dana talks about the third annual Print Buyers Conference

Published July 29, 2008

 

Barb Pellow on the importance of focus

Published July 28, 2008

 

Margie Dana: Digital printing is important to print buyers!

Published July 25, 2008

 

GMC's Bill Parker talks about "open document publishing" at drupa 2008

Published July 23, 2008

 

Kodak's Kevin Joyce talks about how inkjet changes the game for newspaper printers

Published July 22, 2008

 

GMC's Jeff Devoyd talks about their new "Portal Builder" at drupa 2008

Published July 21, 2008

 

Mohawk's Craig Slemp Highlights Green Initiatives at drupa 2008

Published July 18, 2008

 

Jaap van 't Ooster on the Océ Arizona 250GT at drupa 2008

Published July 17, 2008

 

Océ's Ap Stout on Printing Books with the VarioPrint 6250 at drupa 2008

Published July 16, 2008

 

Jaap van 't Ooster talks about the Océ ColorWave 600 at drupa 2008

Published July 15, 2008

 

Océ's Engelbert Stranegger talks about the Jetstream at drupa 2008

Published July 14, 2008

 

Sun Chemical's Lenz and Arnold review drupa 2008

Published July 11, 2008

 

XMPie's Jacob Aizikowitz on PDF/VT

Published July 11, 2008

 

Stafford Printing Goes Digital with HP

Published July 10, 2008

 

Looking forward from drupa to Graph Expo, Interview with Ralph Nappi

Published July 10, 2008

 

drupa Extra: Pat Henry talks to Bob Brown at the Goss stand

Published July 9, 2008

 

Susan Weiss on Xerox Customer Development Programs

Published July 8, 2008

 

Kodak's Jeff Hayzlett Hijacks WhatTheyThink Video Studio at drupa 2008

Published July 2, 2008

 

HP's Steve Nigro talks about their new 30 inch inkjet web press at drupa 2008

Published July 1, 2008

 

Agfa's Tom Saggiomo on inkjet as transformative technology at drupa 2008

Published June 30, 2008

 

Frank Romano's 3 Surprising Things from drupa 2008

Published June 27, 2008

 

x-rite's Dr. Iris Mangelschots on Color Exchange Format 2.0 at drupa 2008

Published June 25, 2008

 

GMG's Jim Summers talks about their new announcements at drupa 2008

Published June 25, 2008

 

Frank Romano on the War Between Static and Variable at drupa 2008

Published June 24, 2008

 

Enfocus' Peter Camps talks open pdf standards at drupa 2008

Published June 23, 2008

 

GPO's Steve Leblanc talks security solutions at drupa 2008

Published June 20, 2008

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella talks pallet flipping at drupa 2008

Published June 19, 2008

 

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics talks about new offerings at drupa 2008

Published June 18, 2008

 

KBA's Walter Chmura talks about being impressed by drupa 2008

Published June 17, 2008

 

Press-sense CTO talks about their new platform at drupa 2008

Published June 16, 2008

 

Chris Reid of InfoPrint Solutions talks about new solutions at drupa 2008

Published June 16, 2008

 

EFI's Guy Gecht talks about their announcements at drupa 2008

Published June 13, 2008

 

Tom Wetjen of Xerox talks about applications at drupa 2008

Published June 13, 2008

 

Multicopy's Slot talks web-to-print and workflow efficiency at drupa 2008

Published June 12, 2008

 

x-rite's Iris Mangelschots talks pressroom color communication at drupa 2008

Published June 12, 2008

 

Xante's Scott Reese talks polyester plates at drupa 2008

Published June 11, 2008

 

Tom Vacchiano talks print buyers at drupa 2008

Published June 11, 2008

 

Jeff Hayzlett calls it a "Kodak drupa"

Published June 10, 2008

 

Air Motion Systems CEO talks about drupa and UV curing

Published June 10, 2008

 

American printer OnDemand Color talks about attending drupa 2008

Published June 9, 2008

 

Agfa's Tom Saggiomo shares 3 key insights from drupa 2008

Published June 9, 2008

 

Xerox shows Concept Color 220 tandem architecture at drupa 2008

Published June 6, 2008

 

David Zwang of the Ghent PDF Workgroup talks about drupa activities

Published June 6, 2008

 

EFI's Dourlet talks about workflow solutions shown at drupa 2008

Published June 5, 2008

 

Xerox's Val Blauvelt shows off the Xerox 700 at drupa 2008

Published June 5, 2008

 

EFI's Chuck Dourlet Highlights New DS Series at drupa 2008

Published June 4, 2008

 

Presstek CEO Jeff Jacobson Gives an Overview Live in their drupa 2008 Booth

Published June 4, 2008

 

Val Blauvelt of Xerox Shows Off The iGen4 at drupa 2008

Published June 3, 2008

 

Alabama University In-Plant Succeeds with Xerox

Published June 3, 2008

 

Public Printer Bob Tapella Gives Address on Sustainability at drupa 2008

Published June 2, 2008

 

Tracy Yelencsics of Xerox Talks about what they are showing at drupa 2008

Published June 2, 2008

 

Kodak's Kevin Joyce talks about what Kodak is showing at drupa 2008

Published May 30, 2008

 

Xerox drupa Press Conference Raw Footage

Published May 30, 2008

 

Ravit Spiegel of Oniya Shapria on selecting software for transpromo

Published May 29, 2008

 

Ravit Spiegel of Oniya Shapira talks about a recent transpromo project

Published May 28, 2008

 

Xerox "Value-Based Pricing" Coming to drupa

Published May 27, 2008

 

Presstek's Jeff Jacobson talks about what to expect at drupa

Published May 23, 2008

 

GMC's Jeff Devoyd talks about their 'Lights Out' Production System

Published May 22, 2008

 

Standard Finishing's Mark Hunt Talks about drupa

Published May 21, 2008

 

Video Case Study: Innovation Printing

Published May 20, 2008

 

Andy Tribute on drupa: The "How Do I Stay Alive drupa"

Published May 19, 2008

 

HP Hits the Road to “Capture” Philadelphia

Published May 16, 2008

 

Pat Henry: What to Keep an Eye on at drupa

Published May 15, 2008

 

Noel Ward: drupa is a great place to be!

Published May 14, 2008

 

Pellow on drupa: Taking Digital Color to a New Level!

Published May 13, 2008

 

Cary Sherburne: WhatTheyThink Team Looks Forward to "Exciting Inkjet drupa"!

Published May 12, 2008

 

Cary Sherburne on How Printers Can Specialize to Compete

Published May 8, 2008

 

Bob Rosen: Managers Need to Give Themselves Permission to Manage Effectively

Published May 7, 2008

 

Margie Dana on how to make open houses work

Published May 6, 2008

 

Kevin Kern talks about Konica Minolta's Efforts to Solve Customer Challenges

Published May 5, 2008

 

GMC Software's Bill Parker on Postal Optimization

Published May 1, 2008

 

Bill Lowe on Customer Communications Management at NEPS

Published April 30, 2008

 

Dr. Joe Webb: What Makes a Profit Leader Different?

Published April 29, 2008

 

Tim Kirby talks about Customer Facing Initiatives at xpedx

Published April 28, 2008

 

Presstek's Jeff Jacobson talks about their sustainability initiatives

Published April 25, 2008

 

RISO's David Murphy talks about recent "green" honors and their strategies

Published April 25, 2008

 

Margie Dana: Print Buyers Aren't Asking the "Green" Question

Published April 24, 2008

 

Noel Ward: Are Carbon Credits the Real Deal?

Published April 24, 2008

 

Jeff Higgins of xpedx on the effect of packaging on the environment

Published April 23, 2008

 

Pat Henry: Efficient Printing Equals Green Printing

Published April 22, 2008

 

Andy Tribute: Print is Greener Than You Think!

Published April 22, 2008

 

Cary Sherburne on Bio-inks and Super Wide Format Printing

Published April 21, 2008

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing Kicks Off Green Week at WhatTheyThink

Published April 21, 2008

 

Luis Serrano of Pictorial Offset talks about FSC Chain of Custody

Published April 18, 2008

 

Guy Broadhurst talks about Oce's History of Environmental Initiatives

Published April 17, 2008

 

Chris Harrold of Mohawk Fine Papers on Making Paper More Environmentally Friendly

Published April 16, 2008

 

Todd Kalagher on Dscoop and HP's Capture Program

Published April 16, 2008

 

Jeff Higgins of xpedx talks about FSC Certification

Published April 15, 2008

 

Luis Serrano of Pictorial Offset talks about ISO 14000 Certification

Published April 14, 2008

 

Mark Parent of SugarBush Media Solutions on becoming a marketing services provider

Published April 11, 2008

 

RISO's David Murphy on bringing transpromo to smaller printers

Published April 10, 2008

 

Presstek's Jeff Jacobson talks about what's in store for drupa 2008

Published April 9, 2008

 

Forrest Leighton on how Canon is helping to address customer challenges

Published April 8, 2008

 

Ron Malloy of Design2Launch talks about being acquired by Kodak

Published April 7, 2008

 

Sponsored: Barb Pellow on Transactional Printing Opportunities

Published April 7, 2008

 

Dave Wigfield of Kodak talks about Opportunties for North American Printers

Published April 4, 2008

 

RSA's Kevin Beatson on improving print production for education

Published April 3, 2008

 

Xerox's Valerie Blauvelt talks about their tools and support to help customers

Published April 2, 2008

 

Rick Littrell of Magicomm talks about cross media focus at IPA Technical Conference

Published April 2, 2008

 

An Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at WhatTheyThink

Published April 1, 2008

 

Getting It Right At WhatTheyThink.com: The Outtakes!

Published April 1, 2008

 

New Press-sense Americas President Amir Shaked talks about his new role

Published March 31, 2008

 

Jim Sewell talks about the theme of the upcoming IPA Technical Conference

Published March 31, 2008

 

Tim Kirby of xpedx: Digital or Offset? Yes!

Published March 28, 2008

 

Rick Littrell talks about the upcoming IPA Technical Conference

Published March 28, 2008

 

Kodak's Pat McGrew on "TransEd", The New TransPromo

Published March 27, 2008

 

Jim Sewell Gives an Overview of the IPA Technical Conference

Published March 27, 2008

 

Tom Clifford, President of Kodak's Graphic Users Association talks about the group

Published March 26, 2008

 

Kelley Sloane of Exstream talks about the current Transpromo buzz

Published March 26, 2008

 

Dr. Joe Webb talks about the the ERC quarterly economic webinars

Published March 25, 2008

 

Bill Lowe of NEPS talks about Oce announcement at OnDemand 2008

Published March 24, 2008

 

Premium Content Napoleon and the Courier font

Published March 21, 2008

 

GMC Software's CEO René Müller talks about sponsoring video at WhatTheyThink.com

Published March 21, 2008

 

MindFireInc's Caroline Valiquette talks about education initiatives and sponsoring WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center

Published March 19, 2008

 

Barb Pellow talks about web services trends

Published March 19, 2008

 

Andy Tribute on how trade groups should market print

Published March 19, 2008

 

Premium Content Tiffin University Uses Variable Data System to Boost Enrollment and Reduce Printing and Postage Costs

Published March 18, 2008

 

Cary Sherburne talks about the importance of Print MIS

Published March 18, 2008

 

Bob Rosen on what it means to be 'competitive"

Published March 17, 2008

 

Xerox's Deb Cantabene talks about VIPP Pro Publisher Announcement at OnDemand

Published March 14, 2008

 

Questex's Jon Leibowitz talks about what's next after OnDemand 2008

Published March 14, 2008

 

Industry Consultant George Anderson talks about rapid industry changes at OnDemand 2008

Published March 13, 2008

 

It’s a “My Media” World and Equipment/Software Providers Get It!

Published March 12, 2008

 

Press-sense President Amir Shaked talks about Presstek Partnership at OnDemand 2008

Published March 12, 2008

 

Innovation Printing looking for finishing & ERP/MIS at OnDemand Show

Published March 12, 2008

 

HP: Changing the Pricing Dynamics of Digital

Published March 11, 2008

 

John Leibowitz of Questex talks about OnDemand 2008

Published March 11, 2008

 

Jacob Aizikowitz of XMPie talks about new announcements at OnDemand 2008

Published March 11, 2008

 

Kevin Beatson of RSA talks about new WebCRD version at OnDemand 2008

Published March 11, 2008

 

Mark Hunt of Standard Finishing talks about short-run automated finishing at OnDemand 2008

Published March 10, 2008

 

Chris Reid of InfoPrint Solutions talks about their presence at OnDemand 2008

Published March 10, 2008

 

Al Eddy of Fujifilm talks about digital solutions in their booth at OnDemand 2008

Published March 7, 2008

 

Chuck Gehman of EFI talks about a web-to-print announcement at OnDemand

Published March 7, 2008

 

Roger Gimbel talks about where the transpromo market is going

Published March 6, 2008

 

Valerie Blauvelt talks about what Xerox is showing at OnDemand

Published March 6, 2008

 

Roger Lines of Kodak talks about the recent acquisition of Design2Launch

Published March 5, 2008

 

Noel Ward talks to Guy Broadhurst about the Oce VarioStream 8000 Series at OnDemand

Published March 5, 2008

 

Friday’s Graphics of the Americas Highlights Design for Personalization

Published March 5, 2008

 

Preview: Talking to the CMO Keynote Address at On Demand

Published March 5, 2008

 

Graphics of the Americas Opening Day Is a South Beach Hot Spot

Published March 4, 2008

 

Patrick Henry Previews OnDemand 2008

Published March 4, 2008

 

Carolyn Valiquette of MindFireInc talks about what you'll see from them at OnDemand 2008

Published February 29, 2008

 

Noel Ward talks about how to sell variable data printing

Published February 28, 2008

 

Barb Pellow breaks down various levels of variable data solutions opportunities

Published February 27, 2008

 

Rethinking the Document: Composition, Production, and Delivery

Published February 26, 2008

 

Frank Romano talks about recent webinar series on selling digital printing

Published February 26, 2008

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing on Variable Data Printing

Published February 25, 2008

 

Dscoop's Eric Hawkinson talks about the organization at their annual conference

Published February 22, 2008

 

HP's Matt Bruns talks about their Capture Program at Dscoop Annual Conference

Published February 22, 2008

 

Doris Brown of Pantone talks about the GOE System

Published February 20, 2008

 

Steve Horton of DDI talks about automating with Xerox FreeFlow

Published February 19, 2008

 

Dan Wish of xpedx talks about generating efficiencies through process improvements

Published February 18, 2008

 

Frank Romano: "New technologies at drupa will be mind boggling"

Published February 15, 2008

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing on how printers can leverage databases

Published February 14, 2008

 

Fujifilm's Tim Combs on Taskero Universe

Published February 12, 2008

 

Jim Dunn Talks about the evolution and diversification of Heidelberg

Published February 11, 2008

 

Noel Ward on the Importance of Understanding Databases

Published February 8, 2008

 

Robert Prah of Screen on Integrating Adobe PDF Print Engine into TruFlow SE

Published February 7, 2008

 

Markzware's Patrick Marchese talks about Integration with CFour's iStudio

Published February 6, 2008

 

Printable's Coleman Kane on the Internet's Importance and Re-defining Web-to-Print

Published February 5, 2008

 

Terry Gill of Fetter Printing on Consolidating Their Business

Published February 4, 2008

 

Jeff Higgins of xpedx on the condition of the industry and their Canadian expansion

Published February 2, 2008

 

Ralph Nappi, President of NPES, on their regional meeting series

Published February 1, 2008

 

Premium Content Print Buying in the Pharma Field

Published February 1, 2008

 

Robert Nadeau of IPG talks about his keynote at Dayton NPES Regional Event

Published January 31, 2008

 

Ulrik Nygaard, CEO of Baumfolder, talks about the NPES Regional Event in Dayton

Published January 31, 2008

 

Leland Morgan of Prism USA on MIS Software and Configurability

Published January 31, 2008

 

The Convergence of Document Publishing and Application Development

Published January 30, 2008

 

David Dodd on Taking Advantage of New Growth Opportunities

Published January 30, 2008

 

Kodak's Pat McGrew on making the transition to color

Published January 29, 2008

 

EFI's Marc Olin on the upcoming EFI Connect Event

Published January 28, 2008

 

Fred DeBolt of Xerox on Digital Color and the 8000AP

Published January 25, 2008

 

Tim Kirby of xpedx talks about the future of small format presses

Published January 24, 2008

 

Pantone's Doris Brown Talks About New GOE System Components

Published January 23, 2008

 

Jeff Higgins of xpedx on the challenges printers are facing

Published January 22, 2008

 

Ralph Nappi of GASC talks about 2008 and beyond

Published January 21, 2008

 

David Watson of Ultimate Technographics on Prepress Automation

Published January 18, 2008

 

Robert Prah of Screen talks about getting into Inkjet market

Published January 17, 2008

 

Kodak's Greg Gresock on the NexPress and Photobooks

Published January 16, 2008

 

Premium Content Why G7? Do We Really Need More Alphabet Soup?

Published January 16, 2008

 

Premium Content Who will pick up the pieces after Quebecor World crashes?

Published January 15, 2008

 

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics talks about XPS at 2007's Graph Expo

Published January 15, 2008

 

Barb Pellow talks about the fallacy of no data and digital printing

Published January 14, 2008

 

Premium Content Trends to watch in 2008

Published January 11, 2008

 

Frank Romano talks about going around the world in 2008

Published January 11, 2008

 

EFI's Marc Olin: What Printers Should do NOW to Ensure Success

Published January 10, 2008

 

Premium Content It’s a New Year… Full of New Opportunities

Published January 9, 2008

 

MAN Roland's Lapinski Discusses Newspaper Opportunities for Commercial Printers

Published January 9, 2008

 

Premium Content Forty Years of Digital Prepress

Published January 8, 2008

 

Heberto Pachon of Nipson on Spot Color for TransPromo

Published January 8, 2008

 

Bob Wagner on the Xerox Premier Partners Program

Published January 7, 2008

 

Frank Romano talks about Industry Trade Associations Trends

Published December 12, 2007

 

Barb Pellow on Associations: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Published December 11, 2007

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing talks about the value in joining an industry association

Published December 10, 2007

 

Patrick Henry: Industry Associations Play Important Role

Published December 6, 2007

 

Noel Ward on Industry Associations: Consolidation/Cooperation Needed

Published December 5, 2007

 

Cary Sherburne on Industry Associations: Need to have fewer

Published December 4, 2007

 

Gail Nickel-Kailing talks about the different focuses of trade shows

Published November 29, 2007

 

Barb Pellow tells printers: attend vertically oriented trade shows!

Published November 28, 2007

 

Frank Romano: Printers need to look at "industry" trade shows

Published November 27, 2007

 

Dr. Joe Webb: What trade shows should printers exhibit at?

Published November 26, 2007

 

4Over CEO Zarik Megerdichian talks about the opening of their new Dayton, Ohio facility

Published November 19, 2007

 

David Dodd: Value Based Pricing for Increased Profits

Published November 16, 2007

 

The China Syndrome: Rapid Growth for Global Domination

Published November 15, 2007

 

Cheryl Nelan talks about Kodak's Print Ambassador Program

Published November 15, 2007

 

Kodak's Pat McGrew: Is Transpromo Hype?

Published November 14, 2007

 

Mal Baboyian of Oce North America talks about Oce's Leadership on Sustainability

Published November 13, 2007

 

It's Okay to Make More Green by Being Green

Published November 12, 2007

 

Chris Baum, GM of xpedx Cincinnatti, talks about their Green Living Expo

Published November 12, 2007

 

Education Week: Noel Ward talks about the need to make print exciting to potential students

Published November 9, 2007

 

Education Week: Frank Romano on how NOT to promote printing at the high school level

Published November 9, 2007

 

Education Week: Patrick Henry says open up your shop!

Published November 8, 2007

 

Education Week: Barb Pellow on finding talent outside of your comfort zone

Published November 7, 2007

 

Education Week: Dr. Joe says dynamic, exciting, and vibrant companies are the key to recruiting talent into the industry

Published November 6, 2007

 

Education Week: Cary Sherburne on what you can do and why it's important

Published November 5, 2007

 

Chris Reid of InfoPrint Solutions Talks AFP Color Solutions at Graph Expo

Published November 2, 2007

 

Todd Chambers of Presstek talks to Cary Sherburne at Graph Expo about industry trends

Published November 2, 2007

 

Carl Joachim of Ricoh talks color strategy and OEMing the Nexpress

Published October 25, 2007

 

Carl Joachim of Ricoh talks B&W strategy

Published October 25, 2007

 

Chuck Rothstein of Carleton Communications talks about Government print jobs

Published October 25, 2007

 

Operation Employee Loyalty: 12 ways small business owners can keep their best employees on board

Published October 17, 2007

 

Terry Gill of Fetter Printing talks about digital

Published October 16, 2007

 

Jeff Peterson of CUNA talks about custom folders and large format

Published October 16, 2007

 

Robert Prah of Screen talks about sales, CtP, and workflow interest

Published October 16, 2007

 

Frank Romano discusses Sun Chemical's SmartColour System

Published October 16, 2007

 

Brad Adamske with NowDocs talks about NowPrint 6.0

Published October 10, 2007

 

Elly Perets with Press-sense talks about success at Graph Expo

Published October 10, 2007

 

Patrick Bolan of Avanti discusses JDF and MIS at Graph Expo

Published October 10, 2007

 

Tim Sawyer of xpedx talks with Pat Henry about the buying mood at Graph Expo

Published October 8, 2007

 

Dan Wish of xpedx talks about digital technologies with Pat Henry

Published October 8, 2007

 

HP's David Duek talks to Noel Ward about the Commercial Job Estimator at Graph Expo

Published October 8, 2007

 

Achieving a Productivity Edge

Published October 3, 2007

 

Gina Testa of Xerox talks to Noel Ward about

Published October 3, 2007

 

Mal Baboyian with Oce talks about the VarioStream 9000 at Graph Expo

Published October 3, 2007

 

Steve Horton of DDI talks to Cary Sherburne about attending Graph Expo '07

Published October 3, 2007

 

Cary Sherburne talks to Frank Romano about Pantone GOE at Graph Expo

Published October 2, 2007

 

Carl Joachim of Ricoh talks with Noel Ward about new PPBG program at Graph Expo

Published October 2, 2007

 

Chris Echevarria of Goss International talks to Dr. Joe Webb at Graph Expo

Published October 2, 2007

 

Steve Bennett of Fujifilm talks about their wideformat value proposition at Graph Expo

Published October 1, 2007

 

Marc Olin of EFI talks about booth traffic and sales at Graph Expo

Published October 1, 2007

 

Tim Combs of Fujifilm talks about Graph Expo, new technology, and new products

Published October 1, 2007

 

Joachim Schafer of Messe Dusseldorf talks with Cary Sherburne about drupa

Published September 28, 2007

 

Doris Brown of Pantone talks about Must See-Em Award at Graph Expo

Published September 28, 2007

 

Vince Lapinski of MAN Roland talks about Graph Expo announcements

Published September 28, 2007

 

Don Schroeder of Fujifilm Shows Off Their IN CONTROL Message at Graph Expo

Published September 13, 2007

 

Barb Anselm of Xerox Gives a Tour of the Xerox Booth at Graph Expo

Published September 12, 2007

 

GE07: Solutions to Save the Chief Marketing Officer

Published September 6, 2007

 

GE07: EskoArtwork at Graph Expo A Conversation with Mark Vanover

Published September 6, 2007

 

X-Rite and Pantone: What Does It Mean?

Published August 28, 2007

 

From MIS, JDF, CIP3 to I-COM (Part 7)

Published August 23, 2007

 

Premium Content Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon – Three (or fewer) Degrees of InnerWorkings

Published August 2, 2007

 

From MIS, JDF, CIP3 to I-COM (Part 5)

Published June 26, 2007

 

Premium Content Get Used to Hearing It:

Published June 26, 2007

 

Professor Printer, I Presume?

Published June 25, 2007

 

Seven Ways to Keep Your Employees Focused on and Committed to Change

Published June 22, 2007

 

Premium Content Challenging Employee Excellence to Achieve Company Preeminence

Published June 21, 2007

 

VistaPrint Changes the Game. Again

Published June 20, 2007

 

Premium Content Code of Channel Transactions Reveals Industry Realities: How They Pay Part 2

Published June 20, 2007

 

Premium Content Code of Channel Transactions Reveals Industry Realities: How They Pay Part 1 of 2

Published June 19, 2007

 

Printing and the Environment

Published June 13, 2007

 

Smoothing the Transition to Digital

Published June 12, 2007

 

What's on Your Website?

Published June 11, 2007

 

Capturing the Clicks: Eight tips for making online advertising that really works

Published June 8, 2007

 

Heidelberg Hosts Packaging Inforum and Begins Countdown to drupa 2008

Published June 7, 2007

 

Searching for Profits? The Answer is in Black and White

Published June 7, 2007

 

Build a Solid Foundation for Your Marketing with Affordable Research

Published June 4, 2007

 

Premium Content Return of A Prodigy: A Conversation with Michael R. Cunningham, CEO of The CGI Group

Published May 31, 2007

 

Web-to-JDF-to-Print

Published May 29, 2007

 

Remote Proofing: What's Going On?

Published May 25, 2007

 

Transitions in the Small Print Market

Published May 24, 2007

 

Tales of Two Conferences

Published May 23, 2007

 

Listening to the Customer

Published May 21, 2007

 

Premium Content Aim for the Top: Getting Value For Compensation Dollars

Published May 16, 2007

 

The Expanding Role of PDF

Published May 16, 2007

 

Premium Content Thoughts about the Realities of NEXPO and the Survival of the Daily Newspaper Part 2

Published May 11, 2007

 

The Next Big Thing!

Published May 8, 2007

 

Breaking the Weak Link: Nine Steps for Moving Bad Salespeople up...or Out

Published May 3, 2007

 

Premium Content The other side of OnDemand: ISA presents the Big Growth Market: Wide Format Printing

Published May 3, 2007

 

Technology News from Exstream, EFI, Kodak, Mohawk, SeeFile, Oce, Konica Minolta, and Xerox

Published May 2, 2007

 

Why Creativity is Crucial

Published May 1, 2007

 

Premium Content FREE: Moving to Another Level in Flatbed UV Printing

Published May 1, 2007

 

Mohawk Papers: Playing the Environmental Card

Published May 1, 2007

 

Are You a Marketer or a Manufacturer?

Published April 30, 2007

 

From MIS, JDF, CIP3 to I-COM (Part 4)

Published April 27, 2007

 

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Published April 27, 2007

 

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Published April 27, 2007

 

Workflow Automation at On Demand

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Schwarz Examines

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Plan Ahead, Push Down Printing Costs

Published April 25, 2007

 

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Published April 25, 2007

 

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What They Think about the ONDEMAND Show, Views from Attendees

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Published April 23, 2007

 

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Published April 23, 2007

 

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Published April 20, 2007

 

EFI's CEO Guy Gecht: Successful Printers Growing Faster than the S&P 500

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Published April 16, 2007

 

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Published April 16, 2007

 

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Published April 13, 2007

 

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Turning the Keys to Convergence: An Interview with Tim Kelly, Rochester Software Associates

Published April 13, 2007

 

Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA: Tim Combs Speaks Out

Published April 12, 2007

 

Selling Is Everyone's Business--Including Yours

Published April 11, 2007

 

Total Workflow a Hot Topic at On Demand and IPA Technical Conference

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Integrated Marketing Campaign Management…Markets Want It; Vendors are Delivering It; Graphic Communications Service Providers are “Getting It” (On Demand 2007)

Published April 11, 2007

 

Premium Content FREE: It is Not an Inkjet OnDemand!

Published April 10, 2007

 

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Published April 10, 2007

 

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Published April 10, 2007

 

Missionary Work: Sharing the Gospel of Digital Print

Published April 9, 2007

 

Please Come to Boston for the Springtime (On Demand 2007)

Published April 9, 2007

 

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Don't Overlook Potential Digital Print Pitfalls

Published April 3, 2007

 

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Published March 30, 2007

 

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Published March 28, 2007

 

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Published March 28, 2007

 

Bad Apples: Why Managers Find It So Difficult to Deal with Problematic Employees

Published March 27, 2007

 

Crawl, Walk, Run! Making the TransPromo Progression

Published March 26, 2007

 

Speed, Color and More at Océ Open House

Published March 23, 2007

 

New Postal Rates Announced But it’s Not Over Yet!

Published March 22, 2007

 

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Published March 21, 2007

 

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Published March 20, 2007

 

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Published March 20, 2007

 

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Published March 19, 2007

 

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Published March 15, 2007

 

Workflow Automation Solutions for Commercial Printers

Published March 15, 2007

 

Adding a Little Coney Island

Published March 14, 2007

 

The Visual Element: Using Graphics vs. Words to Connect with Customers

Published March 13, 2007

 

DI Presses: No Longer a Niche Product

Published March 12, 2007

 

Color Management for Marketing

Published March 8, 2007

 

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Things We Need to Do

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Build it and They Will Come?

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If You Can’t Write the Proposal, Don’t Expect The Sale

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Published February 26, 2007

 

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Published February 23, 2007

 

A Discussion with David Williams, VP of Worldwide Sales for Hardware & Professional Services at Ricoh

Published February 21, 2007

 

Five Things to Consider Before Your Direct Mail Campaign

Published February 20, 2007

 

Letters to ODJ: Is There Life after 50? Lots of you think so

Published February 19, 2007

 

Terms and Conditions

Published February 16, 2007

 

Power up for a Profitable New Year Part 2

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Published February 1, 2007

 

Going for All the Marbles

Published January 30, 2007

 

Exclusive Interview: Jeff Paterra, Vice President of Development and Professional Services, IBM Print Systems Company

Published January 30, 2007

 

Building Books: Digital Manufacturing Takes Hold

Published January 29, 2007

 

Rumors Come to Life

Published January 26, 2007

 

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Published January 25, 2007

 

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Published January 25, 2007

 

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Published January 25, 2007

 

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Published January 24, 2007

 

Marketing Campaign Management: The Next Phase in the Variable Data Continuum

Published January 19, 2007

 

From MIS to I-COM (Part 2)

Published January 18, 2007

 

Debunking Digital Printing’s ‘Urban Legends’

Published January 16, 2007

 

Feeding the Long Tail: An interview with Lightning Source CEO J. Kirby Best

Published January 15, 2007

 

Premium Content Sunset for CtP

Published January 12, 2007

 

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Published January 11, 2007

 

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Published January 11, 2007

 

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Published January 10, 2007

 

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Published January 10, 2007

 

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Published January 9, 2007

 

Setting New Year's Resolutions That Actually Get Done

Published January 9, 2007

 

Boosting Response and Loyalty

Published January 8, 2007

 

FREE: Coming Up Fast: The R+E Council of the NAPL’s Digital Smart Factory Forum

Published January 8, 2007

 

Running Through the Year

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A Tale of Two Conferences

Published December 15, 2006

 

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Published December 13, 2006

 

Premium Content What Color Is Your Colorimetry? Annual IPA Comparison Shows that Proofing by Numbers Is Ready for Prime Time

Published December 13, 2006

 

More Mixed Messages

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Printers Using Stochastic and Hybrid Screening Techniques

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The Benefits of Chemistry-Free Plates

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Published December 11, 2006

 

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Published December 8, 2006

 

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Published December 8, 2006

 

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Published December 7, 2006

 

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Published December 7, 2006

 

Geek Speak for the Marketing Communications Service Provider

Published December 6, 2006

 

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Published December 6, 2006

 

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Published December 5, 2006

 

Premium Content Q3 Profit Jumps 61%, RRD acquires Banta Corp.: Summary of RRD Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published December 5, 2006

 

E Pluribus Unum

Published December 4, 2006

 

Mixed Messages

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'Best of Show' Award Spotlights Toppan's Digital Book Expertise

Published November 30, 2006

 

Premium Content Have You Read The EAGLE? Prove It by Dropping Us A Line!

Published November 30, 2006

 

Premium Content Consolidated Graphics Announces Record Quarterly Results: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 30, 2006

 

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Published November 29, 2006

 

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Published November 29, 2006

 

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Published November 28, 2006

 

Premium Content Profits Down, Restructuring Efforts to Continue: Summary of Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 27, 2006

 

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Published November 27, 2006

 

What's Your Core Business? Pick One

Published November 21, 2006

 

Premium Content Corporate Culture: What It Is, Who It's for, Why It Matters

Published November 21, 2006

 

Premium Content Cadmus Posts Flat Q1: Summary of First Quarter 2007 Earnings Call

Published November 20, 2006

 

Responding to Readers: Response Rates, MFDs, and What to Call VDP

Published November 20, 2006

 

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Published November 17, 2006

 

Premium Content Valassis Reports Revenues of $248.9 Million in Q3uarter: Summary of Third Quarter 2006

Published November 17, 2006

 

The Annuity Relationship

Published November 16, 2006

 

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Published November 16, 2006

 

Premium Content SGIA 06: Fulfilling the Promise with An Outstanding Venue For Viewing the Evolution of the Digital Printing Marketplace

Published November 16, 2006

 

Beyond Transaction Data - Cracking the Cross Selling Code

Published November 15, 2006

 

Premium Content Kodak Earnings Up, but Remain in Red: Summary of Q3 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 15, 2006

 

Coming Soon to a Bookstore Near You

Published November 13, 2006

 

When Fear Won Out

Published November 10, 2006

 

A Healthy Franchise Network = Healthy Growth: With a little smartsourcing on the side

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Published November 9, 2006

 

Premium Content Supply-Chain Management Sector Revenue Boosts Q3 Results: Summary of Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2006

 

Premium Content Xerox Reports Earnings Jump in Q3: Summary of Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 8, 2006

 

A Healthy Franchise Network = Healthy Growth

Published November 8, 2006

 

Cracking the Code on Variable Data

Published November 8, 2006

 

Wandering the Aisles at GraphExpo

Published November 7, 2006

 

What We Need Here is a Revolution

Published November 6, 2006

 

Graph Expo 2006: That's a Wrap!

Published November 3, 2006

 

Why I Love This Press Release

Published November 2, 2006

 

1:1 Communications: Entirely New Dimensions at Graph Expo

Published November 2, 2006

 

Integrated Marketing Campaigns 101

Published November 1, 2006

 

FREE: EFI & Jetrion: Good Deal for EFI, Bad Deal for Flint Ink

Published November 1, 2006

 

How Green Was My Expo?

Published November 1, 2006

 

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Published October 31, 2006

 

FREE: Graph Expo Reflections: Production-Level Digital Presses

Published October 31, 2006

 

FREE: Rituals and Realities at Graph Expo Part 2

Published October 31, 2006

 

From Print to PURLs in 75 years

Published October 30, 2006

 

At Graph Expo 06, A “Prepress” Company Called Heidelberg Showed Strength in CtP, Color Management, and Workflow

Published October 30, 2006

 

New Screening Techniques for CTP

Published October 29, 2006

 

Rituals and Realities at Graph Expo Part 1

Published October 27, 2006

 

Kodak & HP Heat Up and Canon Enters the Game

Published October 27, 2006

 

The Four Ts - Applying new marketing fundamentals in the Internet era

Published October 26, 2006

 

Automating Marketing Campaigns…Software Vendors Use Technology to Draw Booth Traffic

Published October 26, 2006

 

Automated Campaign Management: Here and Now!

Published October 25, 2006

 

The Best in Conventional Prepress Abounds at Graph Expo

Published October 24, 2006

 

"You May Have Already Won!"

Published October 23, 2006

 

Workflow: Coming of Age (Part One)

Published October 23, 2006

 

Franchise Sign Shops and Digital Print

Published October 20, 2006

 

Walking Wide with Inca and VUTEk, Highlight Color from Xerox and Oce

Published October 20, 2006

 

Ink and Paper at Graph Expo

Published October 20, 2006

 

Consumables Market: Turning Suppliers Into Partners

Published October 19, 2006

 

It's a Printing Show, So There Have To Be Presses... Right? At Graph Expo, Some Vendors Seemed To Think Otherwise

Published October 19, 2006

 

MIS: Are We MISsing the Boat?

Published October 19, 2006

 

Meeting the Needs of Today's Marketers

Published October 18, 2006

 

Variable Data…Not “IF” but “HOW”

Published October 18, 2006

 

The Start of Something Big: Let the Duplex Battle Begin

Published October 18, 2006

 

Opportunity in the Must See ‘ems at Graph Expo

Published October 17, 2006

 

Good News of Strong Sales Almost Hushes the Tech Talk

Published October 17, 2006

 

Yeah? Whoa! Wow! The Three Stages of TransPromo Transformation

Published October 16, 2006

 

Oce's Guy Broadhurst on Highlight Color and High-speed Duplex Printing

Published October 16, 2006

 

Web-to-Print Goes Global

Published October 16, 2006

 

Xerox's Jerry Murray and Kevin Horey on Black and White--and Highlight Color

Published October 13, 2006

 

IPA Survey Highlights Key Areas of Graph Expo Focus for Attendees, Exhibitors

Published October 12, 2006

 

Standard Register: The Art of Repositioning a Business

Published October 11, 2006

 

Marketing Campaign Management: The Next Phase in the Variable Data Continuum

Published October 11, 2006

 

Postage, Now and Forever

Published October 10, 2006

 

MAN Roland One-Ups the Six-Up Sheetfed Category With Graph Expo Launch of the Roland 500 Perfector

Published October 10, 2006

 

Graph Expo 2006: The Show Ahead

Published October 10, 2006

 

Making Customers Love You

Published October 9, 2006

 

First Graph Expo and Converting Expo for GASC’s Ralph Nappi

Published October 9, 2006

 

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Published October 5, 2006

 

Pricing: It's About Value

Published October 4, 2006

 

Premium Content What's in a Name? The Case for Standardized Job Titles

Published October 4, 2006

 

Premium Content InfoTrends and WhatTheyThink Tracking Results, Q206: Volume and Revenue Up, But at A Notably Slower Pace

Published October 4, 2006

 

Good Customer Service -- Good Business Results

Published October 2, 2006

 

What to Name Your VDP: Another Look

Published September 29, 2006

 

Customers Don't Buy Return on Clicks

Published September 28, 2006

 

Building on a Vision at VistaPrint

Published September 27, 2006

 

Premium Content Adobe Achieves 24% Revenue Growth, but Earnings Fall: Summary of Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published September 27, 2006

 

Premium Content The Internet Design Industry: a Harbinger of Things to Come?

Published September 27, 2006

 

What You Know Can Help You

Published September 26, 2006

 

Premium Content Castles in Spain? HP's Lavish Junket in Barcelona Was More about Relationships than Breakthroughs

Published September 26, 2006

 

Highlight Color Fits the Bill for Tailored Messaging

Published September 25, 2006

 

The Integrated Printer

Published September 21, 2006

 

Premium Content Outsourcers: Beware the Hidden Cost to Low Price in China

Published September 21, 2006

 

Market Repositioning Done Right

Published September 20, 2006

 

New Ways to Build a Document: An interview with Kemal Carr of Madison Advisors

Published September 19, 2006

 

The Enduring Value of Print

Published September 18, 2006

 

Printers See Benefits in Process-free, Chemistry-free Plates

Published September 18, 2006

 

Process-free/Chemistry-free plates

Published September 16, 2006

 

Xerox and Océ Veteran Finds a Refreshing Focus on Digital Printing

Published September 14, 2006

 

Target Marketing at Associates Graphic Services

Published September 13, 2006

 

Premium Content Investment in Regulatory Managers Is Money Well Returned

Published September 13, 2006

 

Using the Web to Enhance Print Sales/Marketing Success

Published September 12, 2006

 

Brain Clouds and Other Interference

Published September 11, 2006

 

What's a Pre-Press Service?

Published September 8, 2006

 

Watching You Watching Me

Published September 7, 2006

 

Premium Content The Scanner Market Is Growing, But So Is Interest In Alternative Multifunction Peripheral Devices (MFPs)

Published September 7, 2006

 

Going Vertical for Diversification and New Opportunity

Published September 6, 2006

 

Educating the Employed

Published September 5, 2006

 

Premium Content Hewlett-Packard Tops Earnings Estimates: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published September 1, 2006

 

VDP Jobs Vs. "Print Personalization"?

Published August 31, 2006

 

Premium Content Printers: Are Your Quality Methods "Proactive" or "Forensic"?

Published August 31, 2006

 

Targeting the Consumer

Published August 30, 2006

 

VDP and W2P

Published August 29, 2006

 

Cutting Through the Clutter

Published August 28, 2006

 

Premium Content Printers Say Internal Transfer of Color Work to Digital Doesn't Necessarily Lead to Loss of Volume in Offset

Published August 28, 2006

 

Compliance Real, Relevant and More Than Just Records

Published August 25, 2006

 

Selling Ourselves Out of the Business

Published August 24, 2006

 

Premium Content Action in the Aisles at Three-in-One Sign Show Reveals

Published August 24, 2006

 

Getting Segmented

Published August 23, 2006

 

Premium Content Why Flexibility in HR Management Pays Off for Everyone

Published August 23, 2006

 

Changing the Game in Superwide Printing

Published August 22, 2006

 

Premium Content Bowne Revenues Increase by 32%: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 22, 2006

 

Growing Market for Digital Photo Applications Provides New Business Opportunities for Digital Print Providers

Published August 21, 2006

 

Premium Content Lower Volume and Pricing Pressures Drive Loss for Quebecor: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 21, 2006

 

Premium Content The Long, Tough Odyssey of Dealer Gerry Mulvaney And its Lessons for the Graphic Arts Industry (Part 2)

Published August 18, 2006

 

How New CPUs Reduce Operating Costs

Published August 17, 2006

 

Premium Content Cadmus Still Facing Challenges from Acquisitions: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published August 17, 2006

 

Premium Content The Long, Tough Odyssey of Dealer Gerry Mulvaney And its Lessons for the Graphic Arts Industry (Part 1)

Published August 17, 2006

 

Segmenting for Success

Published August 16, 2006

 

Premium Content Donnelley Profits Climb during Second Quarter: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published August 16, 2006

 

Playing to Passions with Quality

Published August 15, 2006

 

Premium Content International Paper Sees Profits up 50% from Last Year: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 15, 2006

 

How do Trade Shows Impact Migration into Digital Technologies?

Published August 14, 2006

 

Enticing Visitors to Your Web Site

Published August 11, 2006

 

What's in a Name?

Published August 10, 2006

 

Premium Content Does Heidelberg + MAN Roland + KBA Still = "Big Three"?

Published August 10, 2006

 

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Published August 9, 2006

 

Premium Content EFI Earnings Fall Short of Analyst Expectations Despite Doubling from Last Year: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published August 9, 2006

 

Premium Content Does Heidelberg + MAN Roland + KBA Still = "Big Three"? These Days, the Arithmetic Isn't Quite So Simple (Part 1)

Published August 9, 2006

 

A Printing Industry Manifesto

Published August 8, 2006

 

Premium Content Increased Digital Sales Drive Presstek to Record Revenue: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published August 8, 2006

 

Do You Have a Customer Service Strategy?

Published August 7, 2006

 

Premium Content Digital and Color Growth Boosts Xerox Revenues: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published August 7, 2006

 

Premium Content Banta Notes Concern for Second Half of 2006 and Announces Print Restructuring: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published August 4, 2006

 

Premium Content Certified e-Mail: Where Is It Now? Where Is It Going? A Conversation with David Atlas, Goodmail Systems Part 2

Published August 3, 2006

 

Targeted Communications: What's In it For Your Customers?

Published August 2, 2006

 

Times they are a Changing!

Published August 1, 2006

 

Are you Hitting the Wall?

Published July 31, 2006

 

Premium Content With Charrette, Pitman Crosses Chasm into Display Graphics

Published July 31, 2006

 

Roll Over, Jackson Pollock

Published July 28, 2006

 

Value Added Services...and the Siren's Song

Published July 26, 2006

 

How to Account For This

Published July 25, 2006

 

Digital Books: Turning a New Page for Increased Business

Published July 24, 2006

 

Premium Content Workflow and Trade Shows: The Twain Will Meet at SGIA ’06

Published July 24, 2006

 

Channel Surfing

Published July 21, 2006

 

How to Lose Money in DTP and Prepress

Published July 20, 2006

 

Premium Content Strong Third Quarter for Courier Includes Publishing Acquisition: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published July 20, 2006

 

Horizontal Targeting: Strategies for Success

Published July 19, 2006

 

Premium Content Hiring Technologists? Remember: People Drive Technology

Published July 19, 2006

 

Premium Content Creatively Minded Display Makers and Packaging Printers Show What the “Reengineering of Print” Really Can Mean

Published July 19, 2006

 

Are There Books in Your Future?

Published July 18, 2006

 

Transforming Statements into Sales Tools

Published July 17, 2006

 

Innovation, Risk and Your Customers

Published July 13, 2006

 

Vertical Marketing: It Starts with Market Analysis

Published July 12, 2006

 

Making Color Easy

Published July 11, 2006

 

Chemistry-free CTP: Does It Matter?

Published July 10, 2006

 

Premium Content As Mid-Level Digital Presses Take Print to the Next Level, Some Will Seize the Opportunity, and Others Will Miss Out

Published July 7, 2006

 

Premium Content Wide Format Solvent-Based Inkjet Hardware Market To Peak Next Year as Alternatives to High-End Units Begin To Emerge

Published July 6, 2006

 

Successfully Navigating the Storm

Published July 5, 2006

 

Premium Content Why The E-Myth Revisited Ought To Be Required Reading For Anyone Who Has Ever Had An “Entrepreneurial Seizure”

Published July 5, 2006

 

Are You Wasting Your Data?

Published June 30, 2006

 

Premium Content A Variety of Factors Will Drive Dramatic New Opportunities For Inkjet Applications in the Corrugated Packaging Market

Published June 30, 2006

 

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Published June 29, 2006

 

Market Conditioning for the Solutions Sale

Published June 28, 2006

 

Premium Content Digital POD Presses Come into Their Own as Solutions For Labels, etc., in a Variety of Colors and Run Lengths

Published June 28, 2006

 

Who Will Rule in VDP?

Published June 27, 2006

 

Unveiling New Opportunities with Innovative Media

Published June 26, 2006

 

Tales from the Hunt: Looking for Work in the Digital Marketplace

Published June 23, 2006

 

Premium Content Fespa 2006: Another Expo That Got Better by Going Digital

Published June 22, 2006

 

So It's a Solutions Sell

Published June 21, 2006

 

Premium Content InfoTrends and WhatTheyThink Tracking Results Yield A Mixed Bag of Performance Signals for First Quarter 2006

Published June 21, 2006

 

An Insatiable Appetite for Digital Graduates

Published June 20, 2006

 

How to Turn a Stack of Mail into a Pile of Gold

Published June 19, 2006

 

A Workflow to Grow With

Published June 16, 2006

 

Are Your Sales Efforts Automated?

Published June 15, 2006

 

Talking to the CMO...The New Wave of Marketing Automation

Published June 14, 2006

 

Real Time Printing

Published June 13, 2006

 

Premium Content North American Professional Photography Market

Published June 13, 2006

 

The Emperor Has No Clothes

Published June 12, 2006

 

If it's Summer, It Must Be PIXI Time Again

Published June 12, 2006

 

Premium Content How Age-Blended Workforces Yield "Return on Experience"

Published June 12, 2006

 

Premium Content Store Brand Imaging Supplies 2006: Store Brands Gaining Popularity at the Expense of OEM and Aftermarket Brands

Published June 8, 2006

 

Talking to the CMO

Published June 7, 2006

 

Raising the Bar on Printing and Binding

Published June 6, 2006

 

Premium Content Information We Hope You’ll Never Need: An Insider’s Guide To Dealing with Lawsuits, Attorneys, and Expert Witnesses

Published June 6, 2006

 

Future Wave: Exploiting Niche Markets

Published June 5, 2006

 

Internet Storefront and Center

Published June 2, 2006

 

Restoring Faded Memories

Published June 1, 2006

 

Have You Talked to Your Customers Lately???

Published May 31, 2006

 

Premium Content HP Posts 51% Jump in Profits on Strong PC Performance: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published May 31, 2006

 

Premium Content The Credible Résumé: What It Should and Shouldn’t Contain

Published May 31, 2006

 

Premium Content Quebecor World Revenue Down on Poor European Performance: Summary of Q1 2006 Earnings Call

Published May 30, 2006

 

Reaching Out with TransPromo in Financial Services

Published May 30, 2006

 

Use What You've Got to Get What You Need

Published May 25, 2006

 

Premium Content Cenveo Posts Adjusted EBITDA Up 61% on Cost Savings of $17 million: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 25, 2006

 

A Passion for Riding...and Relating to Customers

Published May 24, 2006

 

Premium Content Cadmus Still Feeling Pains From Lancaster Press Consolidation: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published May 24, 2006

 

VDP Lessons Learned

Published May 23, 2006

 

Premium Content Climbing Sales and Operating Margins Drive Improved Earnings for CGX: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published May 23, 2006

 

It's 10:00. Where Is Your Digital Business?

Published May 23, 2006

 

The Seven Essentials of Success in Digital Printing

Published May 22, 2006

 

The Digital Labor Pool: A Perfect Storm Ahead

Published May 18, 2006

 

Good Data: The Foundation of VDP

Published May 17, 2006

 

Premium Content Profits Down on Flat Revenue for Standard Register: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 16, 2006

 

Premium Content RR Donnelley Sales Climb 18%: Summary of Q1 2006 Earnings Call

Published May 15, 2006

 

Where has all the data gone?

Published May 15, 2006

 

Premium Content Kodak Considering Sale of Health Group amid Continued Losses: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 12, 2006

 

Premium Content Earnings Flat, but Banta Still on Track to Set Revenue Record in 2006: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 11, 2006

 

Principle Number 5

Published May 10, 2006

 

Technology Influencing Wide Format Trends

Published May 9, 2006

 

Premium Content Key Asset Acquisitions and Strong Digital Equipment Performance Boost Presstek: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 9, 2006

 

How Secure is Your Mail Operation? Are You Sure?

Published May 8, 2006

 

Premium Content Xerox Shows Continued Growth in Color, but Overall Performance Does Not Meet Expectations: Summary of Xerox Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 8, 2006

 

Premium Content First Quarter Decline in Controller Segment Impacts EFI: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 5, 2006

 

Premium Content Valassis Revenue and Profits Down on Decline in Q1 Promotional Activity: Summary of Q1 2006 Earnings Call

Published May 4, 2006

 

Premium Content Office Color: Accelerating Demand and Maximizing Profits

Published May 4, 2006

 

The Best $20 You'll Ever Spend

Published May 3, 2006

 

Premium Content The Handwriting on the Wall at the Sign Show (ISA 2006)

Published May 3, 2006

 

Sustainability: The Mantra for Business Success

Published May 1, 2006

 

Direct Mail Growing Fast

Published April 28, 2006

 

Premium Content Seeing IPEX from the Future – Part Two

Published April 28, 2006

 

The Commoditizing of VDP

Published April 27, 2006

 

Premium Content Seeing IPEX from the Future – Part One

Published April 27, 2006

 

Multi-Channel Marketing: A Digital Service Provider Story

Published April 26, 2006

 

The Power of Thinking Differently

Published April 25, 2006

 

Hitting the Jackpot with Digital: Support Beyond the Box

Published April 24, 2006

 

Premium Content There's Only One Way To Respond to Plate Price Hikes:

Published April 24, 2006

 

Hiring for Success, Part 1

Published April 20, 2006

 

Workflow...The Genesis of a Flattened World

Published April 19, 2006

 

Premium Content Education Market Continues to Boosts Sales for Courier: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published April 19, 2006

 

Premium Content The North American Digital Fine Art Market Opportunity

Published April 19, 2006

 

Dispelling Copier Myths--Again

Published April 17, 2006

 

The Little Things

Published April 14, 2006

 

Premium Content Appeal for Help in Fixing "a Somewhat Broken Business" Epitomizes Survival Struggle for the Industry as a Whole

Published April 14, 2006

 

Dear Matt – Another Perspective

Published April 13, 2006

 

Premium Content In the Ink Industry, Globalization Makes the World Smaller:

Published April 13, 2006

 

Direct Marketing: Sometimes It's the Right Partners

Published April 12, 2006

 

What Have I Done?

Published April 11, 2006

 

Premium Content China Update (Part 2): As China's Industrial Might Grows, So Does Pressure on Wages

Published April 11, 2006

 

What Have I Done?

Published April 10, 2006

 

Premium Content China Update (Part 1): What Can the U.S. Learn from China’s Broadly-Based Trade Expos?

Published April 10, 2006

 

Advertising & Promoting in the Digital Age

Published April 6, 2006

 

Premium Content Adobe Earnings Fall 31% After Acquisition of Macromedia: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published April 6, 2006

 

Premium Content InfoTrends and WhatTheyThink.com Tracking Results: Fourth Quarter 2005

Published April 6, 2006

 

The Marketing Mix: The Changing "P"

Published April 5, 2006

 

Inside the Mind of the Ideal VDP Client

Published April 4, 2006

 

Adobe PDF Print Engine: The Next Wave in Print Workflow

Published April 4, 2006

 

Breaking the Speed Limit at Océ's Open House

Published April 3, 2006

 

Suppliers and Business Partners - An Important Part of the Loyalty Equation

Published April 3, 2006

 

Premium Content Valassis Revenue Inches Up on Performance of Cluster Targeted Products: Summary of Q4 '05 Earnings Call

Published April 3, 2006

 

Your New Friend in Washington

Published March 31, 2006

 

Premium Content Why Effective Leadership Delivers, and How it Makes the Workplace More Productive (Part 2)

Published March 31, 2006

 

Media Accountability

Published March 30, 2006

 

Wide Format Ink Jet: Who's Printing What?

Published March 30, 2006

 

Premium Content Why Effective Leadership Delivers, and How it Makes the Workplace More Productive (Part 1)

Published March 30, 2006

 

It's a Flat World After All

Published March 29, 2006

 

Premium Content Bowne Revenue Climbs 5.8%, Losses Down from Last Year: Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published March 29, 2006

 

Your Digital Independence --Part II

Published March 28, 2006

 

Take Me To Your Leader's (Brain)

Published March 27, 2006

 

Inside the Mind of the Ideal VDP Client

Published March 24, 2006

 

Your Digital Independence - Part I

Published March 23, 2006

 

Premium Content PrintFest Producer Jacobson Says the Event Will Be "Highly Tilted in Favor of the Customers"

Published March 23, 2006

 

Understanding & Leading with Disruptive Technologies

Published March 22, 2006

 

Premium Content InfoTrends Research: U.S. Office Document Solutions Market

Published March 22, 2006

 

Textbooks, Digital Printing and The Dog Food Dilemma

Published March 21, 2006

 

Using JDF to Stay on the Cutting Edge

Published March 20, 2006

 

Once You Build it, Get Them to Come

Published March 17, 2006

 

Dear Matt

Published March 16, 2006

 

Premium Content The North American Wide Format Digital Graphics Market

Published March 16, 2006

 

It's About Innovation

Published March 15, 2006

 

Reenergize!

Published March 14, 2006

 

Premium Content Standard Register Breaks Even in the Fourth Quarter: Summary of Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published March 14, 2006

 

The Interview: Joel Bartlett, Fast Copi

Published March 13, 2006

 

Premium Content In A Changing World of Production and Distribution, What is a Printer?

Published March 13, 2006

 

Is Print Dead, or just Unconscious?

Published March 10, 2006

 

Selling Owners Make The Best Sales People

Published March 9, 2006

 

Premium Content Cenveo Reports Loss on Charges, Announces IPO of Canadian Envelope Business: Summary of Fourth Q4 Earnings Call

Published March 9, 2006

 

Public Relations: The Forgotten Tool

Published March 8, 2006

 

Books You Need to Read

Published March 7, 2006

 

Have Any Good War Stories?

Published March 6, 2006

 

The Customer Loyalty Top Ten

Published March 6, 2006

 

You've Got to Give to Get

Published March 2, 2006

 

Premium Content U.S. Document Outsourcing Market Overview and Outlook

Published March 2, 2006

 

Building Business: It Starts with a Plan

Published March 1, 2006

 

Premium Content RR Donnelley Posts Loss on Charges: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published March 1, 2006

 

A Potential Money Maker for Small Printers--Interested?

Published February 28, 2006

 

Premium Content Suffering European Operations Leave Quebecor in the Red for Quarter and Year: Summary of Q4 '05 Earnings Call

Published February 28, 2006

 

The Status of JDF: It's Your Move

Published February 27, 2006

 

Premium Content Digital Equipment Volume Growth Drives Presstek Q4 Revenue Growth: Summary of Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published February 27, 2006

 

New Media Lemmings

Published February 24, 2006

 

Premium Content How Ralph Pasquariello Is Leading Heidelberg’s Charge To Automate Postpress

Published February 24, 2006

 

Surviving the Perfect Storm

Published February 23, 2006

 

Premium Content Managing Employee Skills & Knowledge

Published February 23, 2006

 

Minor Adjustment, Major Success

Published February 22, 2006

 

Today’s Tomorrow Is Tomorrow’s Today--And All That Bunk

Published February 21, 2006

 

VI Printing and Flipbook Marketing

Published February 20, 2006

 

Premium Content HP Earnings Up 30% on Strong Notebook Sales and Cost Cutting Measures: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published February 20, 2006

 

In VDP Launch, Old and New Co-exist and Complement

Published February 16, 2006

 

Premium Content Restructuring Expenses and Rising Input Costs Drive Loss: At International Paper: Summary of Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings Call

Published February 16, 2006

 

Turf Wars: Developing Multi-Media Communications Strategies that Reach Customers

Published February 15, 2006

 

Premium Content Delays in Operational Improvements Plan Negatively Impact Cadmus Results: Summary of Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published February 15, 2006

 

Premium Content Graphics of the Americas: Window onto A New World of Print in Two Continents

Published February 15, 2006

 

Do E-Business or Die

Published February 14, 2006

 

Premium Content Acquisitions and Higher Sales Drives Net Income Growth for Consolidated Graphics: Summary of Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Call

Published February 14, 2006

 

The Communications Face-off: Mailstream versus CommStream – Part One

Published February 13, 2006

 

Premium Content David Hill Discusses the Dawning of a New Day at Sun Chemical By Linda M. Casatelli

Published February 13, 2006

 

Selling Owners Make The Best Sales People

Published February 10, 2006

 

Premium Content EFI Reports 79% Revenue Growth Driven by VUTEk Acquisition: Summary of Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings Call

Published February 10, 2006

 

View from the Other Side

Published February 9, 2006

 

Taking Aim at the No -Profit Market

Published February 8, 2006

 

Premium Content A Broader Perspective on Specialized Markets - and on Breaking into Them

Published February 8, 2006

 

Status of digital printing --2006

Published February 7, 2006

 

Premium Content Printing Growth Drives Banta’s 9% Increase in Revenue: Summary of Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published February 7, 2006

 

How Happy Employees Are Good for Your Customers

Published February 6, 2006

 

Premium Content Job Definition Format (JDF): All It Wants Is To Be Understood

Published February 6, 2006

 

Premium Content Kodak Sees Large Gains in Digital, but Posts Weak 2006 Forecasts: Summary of Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published February 6, 2006

 

Tapping into Production Intelligence

Published February 2, 2006

 

Premium Content Like It or Not, Run Lengths Don't Matter—Digital Output Is What’s Relevant

Published February 2, 2006

 

Do You Really Have A Value Proposition?

Published February 1, 2006

 

Premium Content Commercial Printers Tend To Be Conservative In Using Wide Format Printers for Process and Profit

Published February 1, 2006

 

Historic Opportunities Await in 2006--If You Are Prepared

Published January 31, 2006

 

Premium Content Company Shows Growth in Color, but Overall Revenue Comes up Short: Summary of Xerox Fourth Quarter 2005 Earnings Call

Published January 31, 2006

 

The 56-Year-Old Start Up: "Do VDP and do it Well"

Published January 30, 2006

 

Premium Content Managing Employee Success

Published January 30, 2006

 

The Right Target, The Right Product, The Right Promotion Part 2

Published January 26, 2006

 

The Right Target, The Right Product, The Right Promotion Part 1

Published January 25, 2006

 

Premium Content Growth in Textbooks Drives Earnings: Summary of Courier's Q1 2006 Earnings Call

Published January 25, 2006

 

Premium Content WorkFlow/Relizon Combination Aims to Create New Supply Chain Model

Published January 25, 2006

 

Holistic Marketing

Published January 24, 2006

 

Premium Content InfoTrends/CAP Ventures & WhatTheyThink.com Tracking Results: Third Quarter 2005

Published January 23, 2006

 

GeekSpeak: Dual Core Does More

Published January 23, 2006

 

Top VDP Lessons From 2005

Published January 19, 2006

 

Market Positioning: The Essential Ingredient

Published January 18, 2006

 

iPods and Textbooks, Part 2: A Broken Product Ripe for Disruptive Innovation

Published January 17, 2006

 

iPods and Textbooks

Published January 16, 2006

 

2006 Print Prognostications

Published January 13, 2006

 

Your Top 10 for 2006 Business Growth

Published January 12, 2006

 

Premium Content SGIA Digital Expo: In the Aftermath of Katrina, the Gamble Pays Off

Published January 12, 2006

 

Marketing: The Missing Ingredient

Published January 11, 2006

 

Premium Content Adobe Beats Q4 Revenue Target: Summary of Q4 2005 Earnings Call

Published January 11, 2006

 

Premium Content "They've Finally Figured Out How To Grow Again": The EAGLE Surveys the Outlook for Print in 2006

Published January 11, 2006

 

Welcome to 2006: The Time Is Now!

Published January 10, 2006

 

What The Year Holds

Published January 9, 2006

 

Premium Content What’s in a New Name? Flint Group CEO Dave Frescoln Details Progress of Flint Ink/XSYS Print Solutions Merger

Published January 9, 2006

 

The Four-Month Year

Published December 19, 2005

 

Premium Content WhatTheyThink.Com Reviews A Tumultuous Year in the Life of the Printing Industry

Published December 19, 2005

 

Once Upon a Time, There Was a Printer Name Marty

Published December 16, 2005

 

Taking Aim with Direct Mail, Part 2

Published December 15, 2005

 

JDF: Not If, But When

Published December 15, 2005

 

Premium Content A Traveler's Notes: China and Printing in China (Part 2)

Published December 15, 2005

 

Taking Aim with Direct Mail, Part 1

Published December 14, 2005

 

Premium Content Are You - Yes, You - Ready To Defend Your Business Against Stiff Competition from International Sources?

Published December 14, 2005

 

Premium Content A Traveler’s Notes: China and Printing in China (Part 1)

Published December 14, 2005

 

They're Watching You--and Letting Your Customers Know

Published December 13, 2005

 

Premium Content Agfa Gets Ready to Cover the Waterfront – with Inkjet Ink

Published December 13, 2005

 

Premium Content Achieve Employee Excellence with Effective Job Descriptions

Published December 13, 2005

 

Appetite for Applications: How Workflow Can Feed Your Profits

Published December 12, 2005

 

Premium Content Is Your Printer or Copier Spying on You?

Published December 12, 2005

 

Lessons From APT Digital

Published December 8, 2005

 

Art A Choice of Postage Meters

Published December 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Thinking of Diversifying In Packaging? Think Carefully – Think Again – Think Not (?)

Published December 7, 2005

 

GeekSpeak: Three-Layer Cake

Published December 6, 2005

 

When is Universal not Universal?

Published December 5, 2005

 

The Omnidigitalist

Published December 1, 2005

 

Premium Content Bound Document Survey Identifies Requirement for Universal Production Printers

Published December 1, 2005

 

Making a Digital Supply Chain a Reality for Small Printers

Published November 30, 2005

 

Printer as Agency as Direct Mailer

Published November 29, 2005

 

PR--The Forgotten Marketing Tool

Published November 28, 2005

 

Premium Content HP Earnings Decline Due to Restructuring Costs: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published November 28, 2005

 

Premium Content Deja Vu All Over Again: Is the Printing Industry Avoiding the Reality of Chinese Competition and What Can We Learn? Part 4

Published November 28, 2005

 

What Can IKEA Teach us about Mail and Fulfillment?

Published November 23, 2005

 

Premium Content Deja Vu All Over Again: Is the Printing Industry Avoiding the Reality of Chinese Competition and What Can We Learn? Part 3

Published November 23, 2005

 

Talking with Jacob

Published November 22, 2005

 

Premium Content Deja Vu All Over Again: Is the Printing Industry Avoiding the Reality of Chinese Competition and What Can We Learn? Part 2

Published November 22, 2005

 

New Bells, Whistles...and the Coming Revolt

Published November 21, 2005

 

Premium Content Deja Vu All Over Again: Is the Printing Industry Avoiding the Reality of Chinese Competition and What Can We Learn? Part 1

Published November 21, 2005

 

The SNAFU Diaries: PMS, Databases and Up-front Costs

Published November 17, 2005

 

Premium Content Wide Format Worldwide UV-Curable Inkjet Printer and Supplies Market

Published November 17, 2005

 

The Tipping Point Chronicles: Book Publishing and Digital Printing

Published November 16, 2005

 

Premium Content Investments in Integrated Print Production Software to Increase

Published November 16, 2005

 

The Tipping Points, New Customers and the 800 lb Gorilla

Published November 15, 2005

 

Premium Content RR Donnelley Reports 9.1% Increase in Earnings: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 15, 2005

 

Workflow Delivers Profit in Hybrid Workflows

Published November 14, 2005

 

Premium Content The Future of the Document in the Workgroup Environment

Published November 14, 2005

 

Are Your Customer Messages DOA?

Published November 10, 2005

 

Premium Content RR Donnelley Reports 9.1% Increase in Earnings: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 10, 2005

 

Premium Content End-Users Voice Opinions About Paper

Published November 10, 2005

 

Color Management: Manage the Process, Not Just The File

Published November 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Quebecor World Hurt by European Operations: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Cenveo CEO Calls 2005 Performance Unacceptable: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Cenveo CEO Calls 2005 Performance Unacceptable: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2005

 

Getting it Right the First Time

Published November 8, 2005

 

Premium Content Presstek Earnings Cut by Distribution Deal: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 8, 2005

 

Getting it Right the First Time

Published November 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Standard Register Reports 4% Revenue growth: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Consolidated Graphics Pursues Additional Acquisitions: Summary of Q2 2006 Earnings Call

Published November 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Bowne Implements Cost Cutting Plan to Return to Profitability: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Banta Sets Company EPS Record: Summary of Q3 2005 Earnings Call

Published November 3, 2005

 

Premium Content International Paper Earnings Jumps Up: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 3, 2005

 

Employing the Tattoo Tactic

Published November 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Cadmus Specialty Packaging Drives 4% Growth: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published November 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Frescoln Discusses the Flint/XSYS Merger

Published November 2, 2005

 

Defining Value: How to Promote Your Capabilities to Print Buyers

Published November 1, 2005

 

Reaping Big Rewards with RIP-Centric Workflow

Published October 31, 2005

 

Premium Content Achieve Employee Excellence with Effective Job Descriptions

Published October 31, 2005

 

Premium Content Valassis Expects Increased Pricing Pressures in 2006: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published October 31, 2005

 

VDP Snafus: Be Glad They Didn't Happen to You

Published October 27, 2005

 

Premium Content EFI Raises Q4 Outlook on Results: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published October 27, 2005

 

Assumptions Vendors Shouldn't Make About Printers

Published October 26, 2005

 

The Hybrid Option: Lessons about Technology for Building Business

Published October 25, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak Reports $1.03 Billion Loss, Despite 5% Revenue Growth: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published October 25, 2005

 

A Tale of Two Trade Shows

Published October 24, 2005

 

The Interview: Skip Henk, President of Xplor International

Published October 21, 2005

 

Premium Content The 2005 IPA Color Proofing RoundUP

Published October 21, 2005

 

Premium Content Picking up the Pieces, Recovery After Katrina, Part II

Published October 20, 2005

 

Premium Content Picking up the Pieces, Recovery After Katrina, Part I

Published October 19, 2005

 

Can Managed Services Provide Fresh Opportunity for Channels?

Published October 19, 2005

 

Print Success in the Online World

Published October 18, 2005

 

A New Breed of Printing

Published October 17, 2005

 

Premium Content Greetings from JGAS – Japan's Graphexpo

Published October 17, 2005

 

It Ain't the Holodeck Quite Yet

Published October 13, 2005

 

Premium Content Changes in TV Guide Trigger a Domino Effect

Published October 13, 2005

 

Follow the Market Leaders - What Were the Goals of Leading Printers at Print 05?

Published October 12, 2005

 

FREE: Industry Best Practices for the Content Creator: The Re-launching of DDAP

Published October 12, 2005

 

Premium Content Organizations are Ready to Tackle Document Output Costs in the Office

Published October 12, 2005

 

Who's the Naked Guy?

Published October 11, 2005

 

Premium Content When the Horse is Dying – Get off!

Published October 11, 2005

 

The New Art of the Personalized Postcard

Published October 10, 2005

 

Premium Content Follow the Plates - Follow-up

Published October 10, 2005

 

Premium Content Maximize Your Human Capital Investment

Published October 7, 2005

 

The Top 5 Things I Learned at PRINT 05

Published October 6, 2005

 

Premium Content China Copier Paper Market Report

Published October 6, 2005

 

Closing the Profitability Gap

Published October 5, 2005

 

Premium Content Adobe Profits Beat Expectations: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published October 5, 2005

 

A Few Minutes with Ron Gilboa, Vice President of Marketing, Kodak Versamark

Published October 4, 2005

 

FREE: Print 05: One View plus Seeing the benefits of True Product Consolidation (Integration) Part 2

Published October 4, 2005

 

My CRM manifesto

Published October 3, 2005

 

FREE Print 05: One View plus Seeing the benefits of True Product Consolidation (Integration) Part 1

Published October 3, 2005

 

Digi-veggies: personalized produce

Published September 29, 2005

 

FREE: A Day in the Print World

Published September 29, 2005

 

Can Name and Address Boost Response Rates?

Published September 28, 2005

 

The Color Shopping Network

Published September 27, 2005

 

Google, Wal-Mart and Commercial Printing

Published September 26, 2005

 

Premium Content Beyond Local: Adding Capacity and Support

Published September 23, 2005

 

The Open House: Turning It into an Effective Marketing Tool

Published September 21, 2005

 

FREE: Prepress and Business Solutions at Print 05 Part 1

Published September 21, 2005

 

Hints of Color

Published September 20, 2005

 

Are You Optimized?: Using Real-time collaboration for 1:1 Success

Published September 19, 2005

 

FREE: GretagMacbeth and X-Rite Extend Color Control into New Territories

Published September 19, 2005

 

The Hidden Demands of Print On Demand

Published September 14, 2005

 

The Newspaper as Print Competitor

Published September 13, 2005

 

It's the Output Business

Published September 12, 2005

 

The Holy Grail of Workflow

Published September 9, 2005

 

Plan, Change and Achieve the Vision: Get It Done!

Published September 8, 2005

 

Fast Books from a Faster Workflow

Published September 7, 2005

 

Is Distance "Dead" in the Printing Industry?

Published September 6, 2005

 

Rounding up the Prime Suspects Part 2

Published September 2, 2005

 

Rounding up the Prime Suspects

Published September 1, 2005

 

So, You Like Being the Lowest Cost Provider?

Published August 31, 2005

 

Reader Feedback VDP and Designers

Published August 31, 2005

 

Print is New Media. Again

Published August 30, 2005

 

Short-run, Fast-turn, High Quality: Pick all Three!

Published August 29, 2005

 

Adding Intelligence to the Workflow

Published August 26, 2005

 

Premium Content InfoTrends/CAP Ventures & WhatTheyThink.com Tracking Results: Second Quarter 2005

Published August 25, 2005

 

Avoiding the Service Bureau Owner's Nightmare

Published August 24, 2005

 

The Press Release Pyramid Scheme

Published August 23, 2005

 

Premium Content HP Results Beat Expectations: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published August 22, 2005

 

Where Do I Go From Here?

Published August 22, 2005

 

From the Designer's Perspective: VDP and Printers

Published August 19, 2005

 

What Can the Niña Teach Us?

Published August 18, 2005

 

Ten Laws of the Modern World – as applied to the Print World

Published August 18, 2005

 

Premium Content MacIntel: How Cool Is That

Published August 17, 2005

 

Premium Content RR Donnelley Raises Full Year 2005 Guidance Again: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 17, 2005

 

Dear ODJ: Real Product Life Cycle and Trade Shows

Published August 16, 2005

 

Why you need a Print Infrastructure, Part 2

Published August 15, 2005

 

Premium Content IWCO Direct Builds a Nationwide Network

Published August 15, 2005

 

Premium Content Cadmus Reports Increased Earnings in Quarter and Full Year: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published August 12, 2005

 

Who is Your Information Czar?

Published August 11, 2005

 

Premium Content Quebecor World Sees 87% Decline in Net Income: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 11, 2005

 

Premium Content What industry Do We Call Ourselves?

Published August 11, 2005

 

Substrates Beyond Your Imagination

Published August 10, 2005

 

Premium Content New Cenveo CEO James Malone Explains Restructuring Initiatives: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 10, 2005

 

HP's Inkjet Gambit

Published August 9, 2005

 

Escaping the Commodity Trap

Published August 8, 2005

 

Premium Content Standard Register Misses Q2 Estimates: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 8, 2005

 

Premium Content Presstek Earnings up 60%: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 5, 2005

 

Connecting at Connect

Published August 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Bowne Revises Outlook after the Sale of Globalization Business, To ex-RRD Company: Summary of Bowne's Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Digital Production Color Printers: Before and After the Equipment Sale

Published August 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Consolidated Graphics Revenues up 16%: Summary of Q1 2006 Earnings Call

Published August 3, 2005

 

Premium Content Once again Banta raises the bar in and gets ready for a very strong year: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 3, 2005

 

How to Meet the Challenge of Adding Digital to Offset Operations

Published August 3, 2005

 

Direct Marketing: Converting Prospects to Customers

Published August 2, 2005

 

Premium Content International Paper Earnings Below Expectations, Low Demand Blamed: Summary of IP's Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 2, 2005

 

Have We Crossed the Chasm?

Published August 1, 2005

 

Premium Content Xerox Product Mix Driving Lower than Expected Margins: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 1, 2005

 

Premium Content Valassis Increases EPS Guidance on First Half Performance: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published July 28, 2005

 

Reaching Out to Creatives

Published July 27, 2005

 

Premium Content EFI Reports Tough Q2 with New Acquisition; 10% sales decrease and a $33 million loss: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published July 27, 2005

 

Premium Content Follow the Plates Part 2 of 2

Published July 27, 2005

 

Standards-Based Workflow Will Drive New Wide Format Print Opportunities

Published July 26, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak Increases Job Cuts another 10,000 and Shrinks Traditional Manufacturing by 65%: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published July 26, 2005

 

Why you need a Print Infrastructure, Part 1

Published July 25, 2005

 

Premium Content Follow the Plates Part 1 of 2

Published July 25, 2005

 

Premium Content Courier Revenues Edge Upward Despite Continued Softness at Dover Subsidiary: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published July 22, 2005

 

Sic transit Vallis

Published July 21, 2005

 

Premium Content HP’s Hurd Announces Restructuring Plan Details to Reduce Workforce by 14,500 by 2007, Summary of Conference Call

Published July 20, 2005

 

On Trade Shows and the Trade Itself

Published July 19, 2005

 

Dear ODJ: More comments and perspective on JDF

Published July 19, 2005

 

How to Make Money in Prepress

Published July 18, 2005

 

Premium Content The Global Print Production Workflow Market

Published July 18, 2005

 

From the Old School to the New School Part 2: Dealing with the New Style of Print Buyer

Published July 14, 2005

 

Success in Printing has not Changed

Published July 14, 2005

 

From the Old School to the New School Part 1: Characteristics of the New Style Print Buyer

Published July 13, 2005

 

Premium Content Toward a Content-Centric Workflow for On Demand Printing

Published July 12, 2005

 

On Demand Book Market Still Ripe for Picking

Published July 12, 2005

 

Setting the Course

Published July 11, 2005

 

E-marketing: Reaching Today's Print Buyers

Published July 8, 2005

 

E-marketing: Reaching Today's Print Buyers

Published July 7, 2005

 

Premium Content InfoTrends/CAP Ventures & WhatTheyThink.com Tracking Results: First Quarter 2005

Published July 7, 2005

 

Waiting for the Tipping Point Part 2

Published July 6, 2005

 

Redrawing the Franchise Box

Published July 5, 2005

 

A Production Manager Running Prepress

Published July 1, 2005

 

Premium Content Despite Continued Growth of Q2 Profits and Macromedia Deal, Conservative Outlook Worries Some Investors: Summary of Adobe’s Q2 Earnings Call

Published July 1, 2005

 

The Perfect Storm

Published June 30, 2005

 

Waiting for the Tipping Point Part 1

Published June 29, 2005

 

Award-Winning Sample Binder Drives Double-Digit Revenue Growth for Montreal-Area Digital Printer

Published June 28, 2005

 

Old Media is New Again

Published June 28, 2005

 

Reshaping ABDick for the Twenty-First Century

Published June 27, 2005

 

Dear ODJ: Do We Really Need JDF?

Published June 27, 2005

 

Good News in Minnesota

Published June 23, 2005

 

Premium Content The State of the Print Marketplace: A New Day for Print may be Dawning

Published June 23, 2005

 

GeekSpeak: A Wi-Max Primer

Published June 22, 2005

 

Make that Nine Traits of an Effective 1:1 Campaign Part 2

Published June 22, 2005

 

Make that Nine Traits of an Effective 1:1 Campaign

Published June 21, 2005

 

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Published June 21, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: If you can't dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with BS

Published June 21, 2005

 

Maintaining Direct Mail Leadership with IBM Infoprint

Published June 20, 2005

 

Wrapped and Rolling

Published June 16, 2005

 

Premium Content A Review of VistaPrint’s SEC Filing for a $120 Million IPO

Published June 16, 2005

 

Big Macs and the Post Office

Published June 15, 2005

 

Great Digital Questions

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Integrated Cross Media: Connecting the Dots for the Perfect Profit Picture

Published June 13, 2005

 

Premium Content The North American Commercial Digital Display Market: The Narrowcasting Advantage

Published June 13, 2005

 

Does Your Incentive Plan Need an Extreme Makeover?

Published June 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Bare Ruined Choirs, the State of the Dealer Channel in 2005 Part 2

Published June 9, 2005

 

Media War and Peace

Published June 8, 2005

 

Premium Content Bare Ruined Choirs, the State of the Dealer Channel in 2005 Part 1

Published June 8, 2005

 

Do We Really Need JDF?

Published June 7, 2005

 

Blending Tradition and Transformation

Published June 6, 2005

 

Variable Data Printing: The Great Maturity Debate

Published June 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Beyond Customer Service – How should you develop customer centric products?

Published June 2, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: More Brain Tennis

Published June 1, 2005

 

The Secondary Advantage

Published June 1, 2005

 

A Tango of Advance and Retreat

Published May 31, 2005

 

The Search for the Variable Customer

Published May 26, 2005

 

Really Smart Marketing: What Happens in Vegas Can Take You Back to Vegas

Published May 25, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: The Discussion of Print's Future Continues

Published May 25, 2005

 

Who Writes This Stuff, Anyway? : Thoughts While Walking the Floor of the AIIM/On Demand Expo

Published May 24, 2005

 

FREE Hewlett-Packard Posts Strong Quarter under Hurd’s new leadership: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published May 24, 2005

 

Mass Extinction and the Imaging Industry

Published May 23, 2005

 

The Continuing Evolution of Digital Sales & Customer Service Reps

Published May 20, 2005

 

FREE Quebecor World Reports Weak Q1, Sends Shockwaves About Selling Off Commercial Business: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 19, 2005

 

R.R. Donnelley Getting Bullish on '05, Huge Improvement in Q1 Results: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 18, 2005

 

I Say Multifunctional, You Say MFP

Published May 18, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: Keeping up, Silver Bullets and Creating the Future

Published May 17, 2005

 

FREE: Presstek’s Integration of ABDick Proceeding Smoothly: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 17, 2005

 

What is Print, Anyway?

Published May 16, 2005

 

FREE Presstek’s Integration of ABDick Proceeding Smoothly: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 13, 2005

 

FREE: Consolidated Graphics reports positive results, increases debt and committed to increasing the pace of acquisitions: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published May 12, 2005

 

Is the Right Person Running Your Prepress?

Published May 12, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: The Changing Needs of Customers--and Printers

Published May 11, 2005

 

The Need for Speed

Published May 11, 2005

 

Standard Register Sees Mixed Results in Shift to Document Management: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 11, 2005

 

FREE: Cenveo Losses Continue to Mount Amid Burton’s Takeover Attempt: Summary of Cenveo’s Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 10, 2005

 

Strategy is Overrated

Published May 10, 2005

 

Market Connections = Market Transformation

Published May 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Raw Material Costs Remain High and Paper Prices Continue to Rise: Summary of International Paper's Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 6, 2005

 

Why Would Anyone Be a Loyal Customer?

Published May 5, 2005

 

Premium Content Innovative Publishing Solutions Slow to Gain Acceptance: Summary of Cadmus Communication’s Q3 Earnings Call

Published May 5, 2005

 

Premium Content Soft M&A Market Slows Bowne: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 5, 2005

 

Premium Content The European View and U.S. Distribution

Published May 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Shifting Business Model Pays Off: Summary of Xerox Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 4, 2005

 

Premium Content Difficult Transition to Digital Leads Kodak to Miss Forecasts: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published May 4, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ: More readers write about education and printing

Published May 4, 2005

 

Managing Consolidation

Published May 3, 2005

 

Arts and Crafts Versus Manufacturing: Why CIM is the Future of the Printing Industry

Published May 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Strong Quarter Driven by Wins in the Telecom Vertical: Summary of Valassis Q1 2005 Earnings Call

Published April 29, 2005

 

How to Work a Trade Show To Improve Your Business

Published April 29, 2005

 

Eight Easy Ways to Improve Digital Print Sales to Creative Agencies

Published April 28, 2005

 

Premium Content EFI exceeds earnings estimates but underperforms from a year ago: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published April 27, 2005

 

VDP and CRM: Two Struggling Business Solutions That Could Actually Help Each Other

Published April 27, 2005

 

The Short Guide to Wide

Published April 26, 2005

 

Really Stupid Marketing

Published April 25, 2005

 

A Box on Both Your Houses

Published April 25, 2005

 

The PODi Applications Forum: Applying Technology

Published April 21, 2005

 

Print is Cool and Print is Back!

Published April 20, 2005

 

Dear Mr. Educator, I Need Your Help

Published April 19, 2005

 

Call for Digital Printing Compensation Plans and Job Descriptions

Published April 19, 2005

 

Marketing Your Services: Developing a Campaign

Published April 18, 2005

 

Variable Data 101

Published April 14, 2005

 

Have We Run Out of Readers?

Published April 13, 2005

 

Storage Semantics

Published April 12, 2005

 

An Economic Perspective on the Printing Industry Association Market

Published April 12, 2005

 

Keeping the Customer Top of Mind

Published April 11, 2005

 

Pessimism Running Amok

Published April 11, 2005

 

FREE: More on Association Consolidation: Article Generates Strong Reaction

Published April 11, 2005

 

Organizations Sharpen Their Competitive Edge Through Consolidated Output Infrastructures

Published April 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Camera Phones' Effect on the Printing Industry

Published April 6, 2005

 

The Magic of PDF Workflow

Published April 6, 2005

 

Motheral Printing: Connecting to Compete

Published April 5, 2005

 

Premium Content NAPL and PII Merger

Published April 4, 2005

 

What Can We Do?

Published April 4, 2005

 

Evangelism (part 4 of the Trolling for Students series)

Published April 4, 2005

 

Sales Prospecting? Find the Company's E.F. Hutton

Published March 31, 2005

 

A New Market is Born

Published March 30, 2005

 

The Art and Science of PR

Published March 30, 2005

 

Premium Content How Print Providers Acquire Digital Print Technologies

Published March 30, 2005

 

Digital Color, Workflow and the Web Drive New Convergence in Printing

Published March 29, 2005

 

Premium Content PMA 2005 – Back to the Past

Published March 29, 2005

 

Digital Color, Workflow and the Web Drive New Convergence in Printing

Published March 28, 2005

 

Premium Content Comparing Digital Color Print Technologies, Price Points, and Print Volumes

Published March 28, 2005

 

Better Together: VDP and CRM Part 3

Published March 25, 2005

 

Small Printers and the Big Boxes

Published March 24, 2005

 

Premium Content Our Digital World: The New World and Welcome To It, Part 3

Published March 24, 2005

 

Premium Content Growth of Intelligent Documents Segment Drives Record Revenue: Summary of Adobe’s Q1 Earnings Call

Published March 23, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ

Published March 23, 2005

 

There's No Magic In Merlin!

Published March 23, 2005

 

Automating the Client Reporting Process

Published March 22, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak's Four Challenges Part 2 of 2

Published March 22, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak's Four Challenges Part 1 of 2

Published March 21, 2005

 

Internal Objections: Part One - Killer Assumptions

Published March 21, 2005

 

If it's March it Must be Munich

Published March 21, 2005

 

Cherchez la Research

Published March 18, 2005

 

Premium Content InfoTrends/CAP Ventures & WhatTheyThink Q4 Tracking Results

Published March 17, 2005

 

The Changing Business Model

Published March 17, 2005

 

They Go Where The Market Is

Published March 16, 2005

 

A Day at Gil's Place

Published March 15, 2005

 

External Sales Objections: Part Two

Published March 14, 2005

 

Packaged Services: The Key to Future Success

Published March 14, 2005

 

Shift Over

Published March 11, 2005

 

Premium Content Business Interdependence - A New “Niche” Strategy for the Smaller Company

Published March 10, 2005

 

Servers Managed From Afar

Published March 10, 2005

 

Marketing Your Services: Creating a Brand Identity

Published March 9, 2005

 

They Do Make Them Like They Used To (part 3 of the Trolling for Students series)

Published March 8, 2005

 

The Shift to "Packages"

Published March 7, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ

Published March 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Sales and Profits Continue to Grow for RR Donnelley: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published March 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Western European Print On Demand Market Overview

Published March 7, 2005

 

Dear Mr. Printer, I Need Your Help

Published March 3, 2005

 

Premium Content Acquisitions Drive Presstek’s Strong Fourth Revenue Growth: Summary of Q4 Conference Call

Published March 3, 2005

 

The Rise of the Self-Publisher

Published March 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Standard Register Sells Equipment Service Division, Posts Net Gain: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published March 2, 2005

 

Premium Content Valassis Passes $1 Billion in Revenues after Record Fourth Quarter: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 28, 2005

 

Being a Leader--and a Change Agent

Published February 28, 2005

 

Premium Content Don’t Blame Me - It’s The Economy

Published February 25, 2005

 

Premium Content Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing Industry: The Document Services Opportunity

Published February 24, 2005

 

Premium Content Change

Published February 24, 2005

 

It's All About Leadership: Where Are the Good Leaders in Our Industry? Part 2

Published February 24, 2005

 

Letters to ODJ

Published February 24, 2005

 

Premium Content Sale of Bowne Business Services (BBS) Helps Bowne Post $27.5 Million in 2004 Earnings: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 23, 2005

 

'Tis the Season (For Tradeshows that is)

Published February 23, 2005

 

Premium Content What is Advocacy? How do Partners become “Aligned?” Part 2

Published February 22, 2005

 

It's All About Leadership: Where Are the Good Leaders in Our Industry? Part 1

Published February 22, 2005

 

Premium Content HP Revenues Continue to Rise, but Management and Strategy Questions Loom: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published February 21, 2005

 

Premium Content What is Advocacy? How do Partners become “Aligned?”

Published February 21, 2005

 

A Long Way to Go and a Short Time to Get There

Published February 21, 2005

 

Premium Content Quebecor World Stock Jumps 9.5% on News of Improved Revenue and Income Performance, RR Donnelley Legal Update: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 18, 2005

 

Premium Content Courier Sees Large Revenue Gains, Led by the Education Market: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published February 18, 2005

 

Do Your Customers Know More Than You?

Published February 18, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak Executing Digital Growth Strategy but still had loss of $12 million: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 17, 2005

 

Premium Content Cenveo Reports Substantial Net Losses Despite Increase in Top Line Sales from New Acquisitions: Summary of Cenveo’s Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 17, 2005

 

Combating the Offshore Threat

Published February 17, 2005

 

Better Together: VDP and CRM Part 2

Published February 16, 2005

 

A Tale of Two Printers

Published February 15, 2005

 

Burgeoning 'Do Not Call' List Presents Opportunity for Printers

Published February 14, 2005

 

2005 and The Digital Transformation of Graphic Communications Part 2

Published February 11, 2005

 

Premium Content Kodak’s Acquisition of Creo: Welcome, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends!

Published February 10, 2005

 

SERVICE: THE NEW CONSUMABLE

Published February 10, 2005

 

Premium Content International Paper finishes 2004 with highest Q4 sales in three years: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 10, 2005

 

Premium Content Xerox’s Rich Product Offering and Lean Business Model Creates Profits for 2004: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 10, 2005

 

Xplor, GOA and the Evolution of Trade Shows

Published February 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Cadmus Proves Lean Drives Higher Margins: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published February 9, 2005

 

Premium Content Creo Has Best Revenue Quarter Ever, Acquired by Kodak: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published February 9, 2005

 

Premium Content CGX Significantly Exceeds Q3 Expectations: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published February 8, 2005

 

A New Perspective on Information Logistics

Published February 8, 2005

 

Premium Content EFI Takes a Breather in with Earnings of 16%: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 7, 2005

 

Premium Content Banta Setting the Standard for Success with a 13% increase in 2004 Earnings: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published February 7, 2005

 

The Useful Arts (part 2 of the "Trolling for Student"s series)

Published February 7, 2005

 

Printing Irony

Published February 3, 2005

 

Premium Content An "Outside Analysis" of the Kodak/KPG (and now Creo) Deals

Published February 2, 2005

 

Are You Ready For A Quick Start to Success in 2005?

Published February 2, 2005

 

RPNs and the Quest for Incremental Revenue

Published February 1, 2005

 

2005 and The Digital Transformation of Graphic Communications Part 1

Published January 31, 2005

 

Premium Content Our Digital World: The New World and Welcome To It, Part 2

Published January 28, 2005

 

Marketing Your Services

Published January 28, 2005

 

The Hidden Tool to Sell More Printing

Published January 27, 2005

 

In Search of the Invisible Customer

Published January 26, 2005

 

VDP: Back To The Future

Published January 25, 2005

 

Better Together: VDP and CRM Part I

Published January 24, 2005

 

Dear Mr. Vendor, I Need Your Help

Published January 21, 2005

 

Premium Content InfoTrends/CAP Ventures & WhatTheyThink.com Tracking Results: Third Quarter 2004

Published January 21, 2005

 

Premium Content The Gift of Baldrige

Published January 20, 2005

 

Ensuring the Future of Print

Published January 20, 2005

 

Didier Gomber CEO of Objectif Lune

Published January 19, 2005

 

Is 2005 The Last Year of Mono Laser?

Published January 18, 2005

 

Chapter X: Mastering Your Craft

Published January 17, 2005

 

Going Postal

Published January 14, 2005

 

XSTUFF: JUST THE FACTS

Published January 14, 2005

 

Let's Go Exploring

Published January 12, 2005

 

Start Your New Year with New Ideas

Published January 10, 2005

 

Geez, I Did it Again!

Published December 20, 2004

 

FREE: 2004 Top Ten

Published December 20, 2004

 

Premium Content Notes from the Field: To Partner or Not to Partner? Part 3 of 3

Published December 17, 2004

 

Premium Content Notes from the Field: To Partner or Not to Partner? Part 2 of 3

Published December 16, 2004

 

Premium Content Notes from the Field: To Partner or Not to Partner? Part 1 of 3

Published December 15, 2004

 

The Importance of Print in the Direct Marketing Media Mix: An Interview with John Greco, DMA President and CEO

Published December 13, 2004

 

The Second Annual VDP Wizards Convention

Published December 13, 2004

 

Are You Up to Date?

Published December 13, 2004

 

Marketing 101

Published December 13, 2004

 

Premium Content Print Production: The New World and Welcome To It

Published December 9, 2004

 

Premium Content Sun Raises Prices on Packaging Inks: Are Further Increases on the Horizon For Printers?

Published December 8, 2004

 

Premium Content Can Technology Save The Print Industry?

Published December 7, 2004

 

Premium Content Does quality matter?

Published December 6, 2004

 

Serving Up Web Applications: Are You Hungry?

Published December 6, 2004

 

Selling VDP to a Skeptical Market

Published December 6, 2004

 

The Siren Song of CIM

Published December 6, 2004

 

Time Capsule

Published December 6, 2004

 

Premium Content Creo Takes $4.3M Restructuring Charge, Still Finishes With Positive Earnings: Summary Of Q4 Earnings Call

Published December 1, 2004

 

Premium Content Carly Back on Track as HP Delivers Record Revenue: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published December 1, 2004

 

Premium Content Wide Format Gaining Ground Among Commercial Printers

Published November 29, 2004

 

A Different Kind of On Demand

Published November 29, 2004

 

Infrastructure: Delivering the Technology When and Where You Need It

Published November 29, 2004

 

Making Memories--or Books of Memories

Published November 29, 2004

 

Premium Content Interview with Kim Kailey, Senior Print Buyer - Boy Scouts of America

Published November 22, 2004

 

Battle of the Giants Comes to Printers, or All the Old Rules are Out the Window!

Published November 22, 2004

 

Call, Click, or Visit

Published November 22, 2004

 

Winter's Coming, and Things are Heating Up

Published November 15, 2004

 

Is There Room for Me in VDP?

Published November 15, 2004

 

Image! Reimage! Reinforce! - Prove Your Value When You’re Not There

Published November 15, 2004

 

Have You Audited Your Customers' Digital Practices?

Published November 15, 2004

 

Premium Content Courier Reports Positive Results for the 8th Year in a Row and Record Income: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published November 12, 2004

 

Premium Content SGIA 2004 - Short Run Specialty “print for pay” - The Pace Quickens and Consolidation Begins! Part 2 of 2

Published November 11, 2004

 

Premium Content Donnelley’s Performance Grows By Leaps And Bounds In A Single Quarter: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 11, 2004

 

Premium Content Cenveo Reports Steady Growth Resulting From New Sales Strategies: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 10, 2004

 

Premium Content Presstek Steady Performance Surges On Strong Results: Summary of Q3 2004 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2004

 

Premium Content Banta Experiences Dramatic Strong Quarter In All Market Segments: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 9, 2004

 

Premium Content Calculated Revenue Decline Increases Profits: Summary of Cadmus Communication’s Q1 2005 Earnings Call

Published November 8, 2004

 

Premium Content Standard Register Continues Losses, Aims at Improving Margins Following a Series of Paper Price Increases: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 8, 2004

 

Allowing Clients to Be Creative

Published November 8, 2004

 

Putting the "E" in EBPP

Published November 8, 2004

 

NAS or SAN: WHICH IS BETTER?

Published November 8, 2004

 

Premium Content International Paper Shows Highest Net Sales Revenue Since Q1 2001, and “Earnings Are the Best They've Been Since 2000.”: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 5, 2004

 

Premium Content Bowne Has Weak Quarter On Wall Street Uncertainties: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published November 5, 2004

 

FREE: Quebecor World Continues Restructuring Initiatives and Files Lawsuit against RRD: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 4, 2004

 

FREE: Keeping the Horse in Front of the Cart

Published November 4, 2004

 

FREE: Xerox Reports Steady Earnings; On Track To Meet 2004 Expectations: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 4, 2004

 

FREE: Agfa’s Saggiomo Speaks Out at Graph Expo

Published November 3, 2004

 

FREE: CGX Reports Six Consecutive Quarters of positive Operating Margins: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published November 3, 2004

 

FREE: Fear and Hope at Graph Expo

Published November 2, 2004

 

FREE: EFI Reports Flat Revenues With No Improvement Projected: Summary of EFI’s Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 2, 2004

 

FREE: Valassis Reports Modest Revenue Gains - Getting Close to $1 Billion Mark: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 2, 2004

 

World Wide Web: is it Worth all the Hassle?

Published November 1, 2004

 

Patent 5,971,260

Published November 1, 2004

 

Chapter IX – Teamwork

Published November 1, 2004

 

Trade Shows: Striking the Right Balance

Published November 1, 2004

 

FREE: The Word from the Top: What Are Industry Executives Saying?

Published November 1, 2004

 

FREE: Better Tax Rates, Good Cost Performance and a Strong Digital Business contribute to Kodak’s Performance: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published November 1, 2004

 

FREE: More Prepress from Graph Expo: Creo, EFI, Presstek and Screen

Published October 29, 2004

 

FREE Graph Expo: What They Really Think about JDF and CIM

Published October 28, 2004

 

FREE: Out of the Whirlwind: Metrix, Delphax, Epson, HP

Published October 27, 2004

 

FREE: Prepress Round-Up

Published October 26, 2004

 

FREE: Graph Expo Recapp: MIS and Workflow

Published October 25, 2004

 

Exclusive Xplor Interview: Keenie MacDonald, IBM Printing Systems Division

Published October 25, 2004

 

The Critical Role of Local Support

Published October 25, 2004

 

Interview with Rene Mueller

Published October 25, 2004

 

FREE: Oce and Xerox Push Workflow and New Machines

Published October 22, 2004

 

FREE: Kodak Polychrome Graphics Adds Violet Plate Product to Mix

Published October 21, 2004

 

FREE: Further Consolidation in CtP: It’s about time!

Published October 20, 2004

 

FREE: A Printer’s Path to Workflow via the “Prinect Experience” at Graph Expo

Published October 19, 2004

 

FREE: Tribute Updates His Commentary on Creo

Published October 19, 2004

 

FREE: Creo’s Shareholder Group Action – What’s Next?

Published October 18, 2004

 

FREE: Converging Traffic

Published October 18, 2004

 

FREE: Marathon Sunday and a Visit to Kodak

Published October 15, 2004

 

FREE: Graph Expo Presentation, Economic Data, Malpractice, Media Mix, and "The Picture"

Published October 15, 2004

 

FREE: 2004 RIT Cary Award – Thanks, Frank!

Published October 14, 2004

 

FREE: Kodak Polychrome Graphics Adds Violet Plate Product to Mix

Published October 14, 2004

 

FREE: CIP4, JDF, NGP and now CIMcity? Sorting it all out at Graph Expo

Published October 13, 2004

 

FREE: Day Three at Graph Expo Brings A Miscellany from McCormick Place

Published October 13, 2004

 

FREE: Kodak at Graph Expo: An Integrated View

Published October 12, 2004

 

FREE: First-Day Briefings by Heidelberg and MAN Roland Yield Insight into the Mood of the Manufacturers

Published October 12, 2004

 

FREE: An Interview with Jan Dix, Chairman and CEO, Océ North America

Published October 11, 2004

 

Pain is the Name of the Game: No Pain -- No Gain

Published October 11, 2004

 

Look Out, Las Vegas! The Doctor Goes to ICE Land

Published October 11, 2004

 

Does Color In The Office Replace Color in the Print Shop?

Published October 11, 2004

 

FREE: An Interview with Xerox's Mike Harvey

Published October 8, 2004

 

FREE: Friday's with Dr. Joe Webb

Published October 8, 2004

 

FREE: You Printed It, Now Mail It

Published October 7, 2004

 

FREE: Xerox and Kodak Hold Pre-Graph Expo Consultant Briefings

Published October 7, 2004

 

FREE: Nearness of drupa and Print ’05 Can’t Dim Graph Expo’s Luster As A Showcase for Conventional Offset Lithographic Technologies

Published October 6, 2004

 

FREE: Xerox and Kodak Hold Pre-Graph Expo Consultant Briefings

Published October 5, 2004

 

A New Take on On Demand

Published October 4, 2004

 

The convergence of converting and commercial packaging printing

Published October 4, 2004

 

Deploying Manufacturing Best Practices

Published October 4, 2004

 

GraphExpo 2004: CIM, JDF, and Digital Applications for Commercial Print

Published October 4, 2004

 

FREE: You Always Remember Your First Time

Published October 4, 2004

 

Don’t Miss the MIS Providers, There’s A Whole Lot O’ Changin’ Goin’ On!

Published October 1, 2004

 

FREE: “When I Move the Knife, I Am Making Money”: An Interview with Heidelberg USA’s Rob Kuehl

Published September 30, 2004

 

Being Environmentally Conscious

Published September 27, 2004

 

Added Value for Added Strength

Published September 27, 2004

 

Do You Need a Cybrarian?

Published September 27, 2004

 

Premium Content Adobe Rides Digital Photography Wave: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published September 27, 2004

 

Premium Content Printers Survey: Volume Rising, Demand for Print Up

Published September 22, 2004

 

Three Types of Personalization

Published September 20, 2004

 

Chapter VIII: Stealth and the Ninja

Published September 20, 2004

 

Marketing Your Services: It All Starts with a Plan

Published September 20, 2004

 

Slim CIM Pickins

Published September 20, 2004

 

Leading your Company in Changing Times

Published September 13, 2004

 

Printers Must Create The Digital Need

Published September 13, 2004

 

Where Were the Printers?

Published September 13, 2004

 

Premium Content Technology Innovation from Outside the Mold – Part 2 of 3

Published September 13, 2004

 

Premium Content Technology Innovation from Outside the Mold – Does it happen often enough? Part 1 of 3

Published September 9, 2004

 

Create a Workflow Masterpiece

Published September 7, 2004

 

Digital printing is now a business

Published September 7, 2004

 

Reinventing Printing

Published September 7, 2004

 

Premium Content Estimating and job costing

Published September 3, 2004

 

Premium Content Interview with Scott Hughes, Rookie Print Buyer of the Year

Published September 2, 2004

 

Advertising and Promoting in the Digital Age

Published August 30, 2004

 

Software Review: Adobe Creative Suite

Published August 30, 2004

 

Chapter VII – Conditioning Your Mind

Published August 30, 2004

 

How Clean is Your Data?

Published August 30, 2004

 

Premium Content Vertical Integration, including going from new technology to old, can pay off

Published August 25, 2004

 

Premium Content Positive core values

Published August 24, 2004

 

The Future of the Ad Agency

Published August 23, 2004

 

Where is that file when I need it?

Published August 23, 2004

 

What a Vendor Should Know about your Industry

Published August 23, 2004

 

How's Your Web Site?

Published August 23, 2004

 

Premium Content SPECIAL RESPONSE: Boudewijn Neijens, VP Marketing of Creo, in response to Andrew Tribute’s article entitled “Creo: A Critical Assessment.”

Published August 19, 2004

 

Premium Content Interview with Linda Dickinson, Director of Print Production and Purchasing, Print Buyer of the Year - Meridian Communications

Published August 18, 2004

 

Premium Content The Corrupt Partnership Between Advertising Agencies and the Graphic Arts Industry

Published August 17, 2004

 

Premium Content HP Reports Steady Results, Fires Three Server Group Execs Due to a $208 million Loss and Botched SAP Installation: Summary of Q3 Earnings Call

Published August 16, 2004

 

VDP: Broadening the Definition

Published August 16, 2004

 

Super Short Run Printing: Distributing the Print Center

Published August 16, 2004

 

Good Times for Mid-Production ocking in on Convergence

Published August 16, 2004

 

New CEO and a New Vision for Alphagraphics

Published August 16, 2004

 

Premium Content Mixed results translate into positive strategic news for Cadmus’ Year End: Summary of Q4 Earnings Call

Published August 12, 2004

 

Premium Content A Giant Wide Awake and Hungry says RRD’s CEO Despite Loss: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 11, 2004

 

Premium Content Bowne experiences strong quarter on the rising tide of Wall Street: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 10, 2004

 

Premium Content Study Confirms Sweet Spot for Short Run Lengths

Published August 10, 2004

 

Premium Content Cenveo Reports a Loss but Committed to ramp up for more Acquisitions: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 9, 2004

 

Is there a killer app for printing?

Published August 9, 2004

 

The Digital Divide

Published August 9, 2004

 

Using Technology

Published August 9, 2004

 

Small Printers Can Win Battles With Printing Giants

Published August 9, 2004

 

Premium Content Xerox profit more than doubles: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 5, 2004

 

Premium Content All Marketing is Local

Published August 5, 2004

 

Premium Content Valassis Scores Big in One-to-One: Summary of Q2 Earnings Call

Published August 4, 2004

 

Premium Content CGX Reports Good Start to 2005, Hints at Acquisitions: Summary of Q1 Earnings Call

Published August 3, 2004

 

Premium Content AB Dick Bankruptcy is Signal Event for Graphic Arts Industry Part 2

Published August 3, 2004

 

Toner Psychology 101: A Crash Course in Customer Customization

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Next Generation Workflows: The Time is Now

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Variable Data Printing Gains New Footholds, Part 2

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JDF: A Hit or a Myth?

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Stretching Boundaries: A Look at the GOA and Xplor Alliance

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VDPs: A New Kind of Printer

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Finishing and Quality Control for Variable Data Printing Projects

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Processless CTP: Coming of Age

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