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HARVEY LEVENSON on Greenfield and 100% Digital, ePac LLC Sets Its Sights Exclusively on Flexible Packaging:
I’ve been following ePac’s development from the day the idea for the company was conceived by Carl Joachim, Jack Knott, and their partners. They are providing the packaging industry with exactly what the industry has been wanting for quite a few year
 

Ellen Hurwitch on When Sales Isn’t Involved, Web-to-Print Projects Fail:
You are so spot on, Jennifer! I cannot tell you how many times printing sales folks, and even print shop owners, are like deer in the head lights. Fear of change, fear of the unknown. Fear of losing the relationship they have with their customer.
 

Eric Vessels on GPO Names Chief Public Relations Officer :
Vince's commentary: http://www.piworld.com/article/stay-away-from-the-big-broker-that-may-make-you-broke-commentary/ GPO Chief of Staff Andrew Sherman's response: http://www.piworld.com/article/response-vince-mallari/
 

Vincent Mallardi on GPO Names Chief Public Relations Officer :
GPO's historic indifference to our industry, and indulgent behavior internally, requires much more than P.R. and social media; it needs a makeover. Please read my commentary in Printing Impressions. Alohas!
 

Robert Godwin on Frank Visits Scodix at drupa 2016:
Regarding embellishments- You got that right Frank! The effects Scodix (and others) now boast in the digital workflow are significant. Graphic designers can now economically add value to marketing collateral with the special effects Scodix and simi
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
RE: Frank Romano wrote: "the quality of the many new printers/presses introduced at Drupa, will be judged by the printers who buy the equipment and the print buyers who pay for the output. The rest of us may not matter." I think that sidesteps the
 

Frank Romano on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I appreciate all the comments made about quality. Landa’s quality, and the quality of the many new printers/presses introduced at Drupa, will be judged by the printers who buy the equipment and the print buyers who pay for the output. The rest of us
 

Adam Dewitz on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
David Zwang dug into the technical details of the Landa press system in an article published on March 29th: http://whattheythink.com/articles/79607-inkjet-drupa-2016-continuing-story-landa/
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I'm with Chris Lynn on this one. It's fine to hear subjective opinions on the Landa presses - however - they represent a printing technology which can be evaluated objectively. For example: An ICC profile would show how its gamut compares with that
 

Robert bloecker on Digital Lizard to Become First Beta Site for HP Indigo 50000 Digital Press:
Amazing, I love to see another printer in Las Vegas doing well. HP can pick us for the next one - www.abprint.com - we wouldn't mind!
 

Randall Blinn on Predictive Analytics: The New Productivity Weapon For Commercial Printers:
I developed some trend analysis productivity analytics several years ago and found a limited number of pretty astute business owners who understood the value of a small % increase in productive time to be very profitable. My solution uses data that
 

Luther Erlund on Predictive Analytics: The New Productivity Weapon For Commercial Printers:
I believe Scott was referring to Spencer Labs located in New York, www.spencer.com and www.spencermetrics.com Spencer Labs has worked with nearly every major digital press manufacturer to analyze productivity and operational performance, color con
 

Eric Vessels on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I also don't have the trained eye of a printer or print-buyer, but like Patrick did see Landa both before and during drupa. Before at their pre-drupa event in Israel I did notice some flaws related to inkjet streaking. They were (admittedly) having
 

Bruce Peterson on Wide-Format 101: One for the Cutters:
I have been in the cutting business literally all my life (I remember painting the floor at my grandfather's facility in Long Island City in 1960). While it is true that roll fed cutters and flatbed cutting tables are the machines most commonly u
 

Joe Webb on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
No one's really bought anything yet... but what really matters is what happens with customers and THEIR audiences. If we're old enough :) we "know" that camera separations are much much better than scanner separations, computer typesetting can't matc
 

Patrick Henry on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I saw the prints a few months ago at a pre-drupa media event hosted by Landa in Israel. I don't have the trained eye of a printer or a print buyer, but as a journalist, I have looked at a lot of printed samples over the years. The press sheets I insp
 

Chris Lynn on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I am saddened to see this response. In a period of disruptive technological change, the industry needs cogent and critical analysis from its most experienced commentators, not merely the repetition of vendors' marketing output.
 

Frank Romano on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I'll go with the printers worldwide who bought $450 million of Landa presses based on what they saw in terms of quality.
 

Chris Lynn on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
Yes Frank, but what did you think of the prints?
 

Robert Godwin on drupa 2016 software trends: everything cloud:
Rarely do I crave for longer video interviews, but this topic merits much more discussion. The interest in drupa for connecting was much greater than we had anticipated and our market introduction of InkRouter generated a ton of queries. The market r
 

Jan Eskildsen on Heidelberg: Delivering on the Digital Promise at drupa 2016:
Did they get contracts for offset presses at Drupa?
 

Heath Cajandig on The User Experience is the Print Software Product:
Great article Jen. We often forget that ordering a custom manufactured product is not a normal activity for most people online. Especially one that costs thousands of dollars and has job performance implications. A great user experience exudes
 

Rossitza Sardjeva on 20th KBA Cortina goes to the island of La Réunion:
Great, Cortina is very suitable equipment for printing short run of newspapers - high print quality without of paper wastes.
 

Jan Eskildsen on Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses:
Thank you Cary, and this is the link - maybe people know about Google Translate, there's more comments... http://www.print.de/News/Produkt-Technik/Drupa-Ticker-Landa-zeigt-eine-tolle-Show-aber-schwache-Druckmuster_2651
 

Cary Sherburne on Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses:
Here's what Google Translate says, to save readers the look-up time: Landa is a great show , but weak prints Landa Digital Printing disappointed by poor print quality
 

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