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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?"

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.

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.

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.

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.