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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.


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