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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.

 

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