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A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid
A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid

Published: December 19, 2019

Graeme Richardson-Locke, FESPA's Technical Support Manager, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of FESPA in the industry, its constituency, and its Profit for Purpose program. He also talks about some of the special experiential features that FESPA includes in its European event. Watch Video

Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels
Canon Offically Enters the Digital Packaging Market at Labelexpo in Brussels

Published: November 5, 2019

Crit Driessen, VP of Labels & Packaging for Canon, talks to David Zwang about the Océ LabelStream 4000 Series, Canon’s initial entry into the digital packaging marketplace. Watch Video

Zalsman b.v. Has More Than 160 Years of Experience
Zalsman b.v. Has More Than 160 Years of Experience

Published: April 22, 2019

Herman Verlind, Owner of the Netherlands' Zalsman b.v., talks about the company's 160-year history and the future of their offset and digital printing capabilities. Watch Video

Print Trends UK
Print Trends UK

Published: February 8, 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 into print trends in some overseas markets. In this interview, he talks to Editor and Publisher Darryl Danielli and Contributing Editor Jo Francis of PrintWeek UK. Watch Video

A Look Inside Onlineprinters.com
A Look Inside Onlineprinters.com

Published: September 27, 2018

WhatTheyThink, in cooperation with INKISH.TV, was recently invited to visit Onlineprinters in Neustadt an der Aisch in Germany. Onlineprinters is one of the three biggest online printers in Europe with annual revenues exceeding US$233 million. Just a few weeks ago, the company announced that it had added its one-millionth customer. Watch Video

Take a Tour of the Ricoh Booth at Hunkeler Innovation Days
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. Watch Video

Hunkeler Innovationdays: Off to a Great Start
Hunkeler Innovationdays: Off to a Great Start

Published: February 21, 2017

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and Technology Editor David Zwang discuss highlights of Hunkeler Innovationdays, where a number of new products were announced. Attendance at the show is expected to be about 6,000 people over four days in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland. Watch Video

drupa Provides a Snapshot of the Future for The World Bank
drupa Provides a Snapshot of the Future for The World Bank

Published: July 7, 2016

World Bank Senior Project Manager Jimmy Vainstein talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks about how drupa provides an opportunity to shift focus from short-term to long-term goals, ensuring that the organization takes advantages of all opportunities to support the organizations poverty reduction mission. Watch Video

First-time drupa attendees describe the show as
First-time drupa attendees describe the show as "mindblowing"

Published: July 6, 2016

Nate and Vanessa Quigley, co-owners of Chatbooks.com, talk about their first drupa experience and why it was important for them to attend, even though they outsource all of their printing. They were particularly interested in post-print embellishment techniques for photobooks. Watch Video

C.J. Graphics CEO Saw Phenomenal Innovation at drupa 2016
C.J. Graphics CEO Saw Phenomenal Innovation at drupa 2016

Published: July 5, 2016

Jay Mandarino, CEO & President of Canada-based C.J. Graphics, traveled all the way to Dusseldorf for drupa 2016. He was amazed and overwhelmed by the level of innovation at the show and recommends visitors allow several days if they plan to attend drupa 2020. C.J. Graphics will be the first Canadian install of a Landa Nanographic press. Watch Video

"Bucket List" Trip Turns into Cornucopia of Info

Published: June 29, 2016

What could make a busy printer travel all the way from Buffalo, New York, to Düsseldorf, Germany? drupa 2016, of course, and Steve Zenger, president of the Zenger Group, says that the big show—his first drupa—gave him all the trend and technical information he was looking for. Zenger came to the fair as a member of a productively organized "drupa experience" tour organized by Printing Industries Alliance, a trade association representing his state and part of Pennsylvania. Watch Video

Xerox Technology President Jeff Jacobson Touts Xerox Diversification
Xerox Technology President Jeff Jacobson Touts Xerox Diversification

Published: June 28, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Jeff Jacobson, President of the Xerox Technology business (and tapped to become CEO when Xerox separates into two companies). Jacobson contrasts the Xerox drupa 2016 presence with that at drupa 2012, reflecting a significant amount of diversification the company has achieved in the past four years. Watch Video

drupa 2016: Good for the Industry. Good for EFI.
drupa 2016: Good for the Industry. Good for EFI.

Published: June 24, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne chats with EFI CEO Guy Gecht about his drupa experience. Gecht characterizes drupa as terrific on every level and a great moment for the industry with vendors more than ever willing to invest in solutions that are necessary for the future success of the industry. And customers were in a buying mood. Watch Video

Frank Visits Scodix at drupa 2016
Frank Visits Scodix at drupa 2016

Published: June 24, 2016

Once again, Frank waxes poetic about a machine. We think he likes machines more than people. This time it is the B1 Scodix press for embellishment of all kinds. Watch Video

HP Inc.'s Enrique Lores Discusses Deals Closed at drupa 2016
HP Inc.'s Enrique Lores Discusses Deals Closed at drupa 2016

Published: June 23, 2016

It would be hard to turn in a stronger performance at a trade show than the one HP Inc. achieved at drupa 2016. The company held hundreds of customer meetings, sold most of the equipment (more than 50 digital presses) at its stand, and announced record deals with the likes of Cimpress and Shutterfly. But, says Enrique Lores, president of HP Inc.'s Imaging and Printing Business, the splash at drupa is only typical of the success the company has been enjoying as HP Indigo presses and other products continue to gain market share. Watch Video

From Container to Showcase: Mike Ferrari on the Evolution of Branded Packaging
From Container to Showcase: Mike Ferrari on the Evolution of Branded Packaging

Published: June 22, 2016

Now a branding consultant, Mike Ferrari spent more than 30 years at Procter & Gamble as a specialist in producing branded packaging. He says that over that period of time, packages have taken on a central role as promotional vehicles in omnichannel shopping for consumer goods. At drupa 2016, he saw how workflow and other advances in production are making packages even better able to meet the marketing objectives that brand owners have for them. Watch Video

Xeikon Trillium One: A Bright Future — Interview with Xeikon CEO Wim Maes
Xeikon Trillium One: A Bright Future — Interview with Xeikon CEO Wim Maes

Published: June 21, 2016

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, talks with Xeikon CEO Wim Maes about the reception at drupa 2016 to the new Trillium One liquid toner press. He also stresses the positive future for dry toner and document printing and explains the company's Fusion technology for inline embellishment of labels. Watch Video

Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016
Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016

Published: June 17, 2016

Frank climbs to the top of the Landa booth to give both a verbal and visual overview of the hottest ticket at drupa. Watch Video

For KBA, the Key Product is Progress
For KBA, the Key Product is Progress

Published: June 15, 2016

How did a manufacturer of newspaper presses become a supplier of equipment for nearly all major printing applications, including digital output? That is the story of KBA, and the company's president, Claus Bolza-Schünemann, tells it with justifiable pride. Among the latest highlights is KBA's ongoing development, with Xerox, of the VariJET 106, an innovative hybrid sheetfed press targeting the folding carton market. Watch Video

In Inkjet,
In Inkjet, "Ink is the thing that makes it all work"

Published: June 14, 2016

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies and Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discuss the latest developments in inkjet inks being shown at drupa 2016. Expect to see inks that act and feel differently. Watch Video

NPES President Thayer Long Sees Positive Industry Attitude at drupa 2016
NPES President Thayer Long Sees Positive Industry Attitude at drupa 2016

Published: June 13, 2016

In this interview with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne, Thayer Long, NPES President, shares thoughts about his first drupa, and the state of the industry it portrays. It reflects a clarity of vision and positive attitude that are good signs for the industry. Watch Video

Zwang and Sherburne Review the True Digital drupa
Zwang and Sherburne Review the True Digital drupa

Published: June 10, 2016

Cary Sherburne and David Zwang offer their insights on drupa 2016, by all accounts a very exciting show. Zwang tags it the digital drupa representing the ubiquitous nature of digital processes integrated into the overall workflow. "Inkjet is bringing a democratization of printing itself." They also discuss digital direct to corrugated trends and 3D. Watch Video

Jim Hamilton's take on trends at drupa 2016
Jim Hamilton's take on trends at drupa 2016

Published: June 10, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne reviews drupa 2016 with InfoTrends Group Director Jim Hamilton, who feels like a kid in a candy story at this broadest-ever drupa. Hamilton calls it the Inkjet drupa 4.0, signifying the maturity of inkjet technologies. He also emphasizes the broad array of digital embellishment technologies. Watch Video

Marco Boer: The Print Industry Is Bigger Than Ever
Marco Boer: The Print Industry Is Bigger Than Ever

Published: June 9, 2016

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies shares insight about the latest developments being shown at drupa 2016. Offset is still viable, but with HP having the largest stand at the show, it signifies the passing of the baton to a digital printing industry. Watch Video

Digital finishing at the forefront at drupa 2016
Digital finishing at the forefront at drupa 2016

Published: June 9, 2016

Michel Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler, speaks to Senior Editor Cary Sherburne from the drupa show floor, sharing the company's strategy of collaborating with clients, working from the application backwards to create an optimum configuration for clients and to guide new product development. He also shares some of the new solutions that were shown at drupa. Watch Video

Pazazz Printing's Warren Werbitt: Why attend drupa?
Pazazz Printing's Warren Werbitt: Why attend drupa?

Published: June 8, 2016

Warren Werbitt, Co-Founder of Pazazz Printing in Montreal, always has something interesting to say and this segment with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne is no exception. He explains why it is important for North Americans to attend drupa. Watch Video

The Direction of drupa: a Presidential Perspective
The Direction of drupa: a Presidential Perspective

Published: June 8, 2016

Claus Bolza-Schünemann currently is the president not only of KBA but also of drupa, the international printing and paper trade fair. Here, he traces its evolution from a heavy-iron expo into a full-spectrum graphic communications showcase that puts specialties like 3D printing and functional printing alongside the latest developments in conventional and digital print production. The goal, Bolza-Schünemann says, is to make drupa "a very attractive fair for all of our customers" that also promotes the world-bestriding stature and influence of printing in all of its forms. Watch Video

HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print
HP and Smurfit Kappa to Collaborate on Development of Direct-to-corrugated Digital Print

Published: June 6, 2016

HP's General Manager of Large Format Xavier Garcia shares details of the company's Strategic alliance with Smurfit Kappa in the development of the PageWide C500 digital direct-to-board corrugated press, scheduled for commercial availability in 2017. Watch Video

Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses
Robert Keane of Cimpress Commits to 20 Landa Nanographics Presses

Published: June 6, 2016

Robert Keane, President and CEO of Cimpress, the parent company of Vistaprint, talks about his decision to beta test Landa Nanographics presses and commit to ordering 20 units. This is the culmination of the partnership between the two companies and is expected to address the gap between digital and offset for Cimpress. Watch Video

RMGT Showcases New Offset Technology at drupa
RMGT Showcases New Offset Technology at drupa

Published: June 5, 2016

Ryobi and Mitsubishi merged two years ago to create RMGT. At drupa the company is showcasing new offset technology that leverages the synergies of the two companies. Watch Video

Early drupa Attendance Surpasses Expectations
Early drupa Attendance Surpasses Expectations

Published: June 4, 2016

drupa Director Sabine Geldermann shares early drupa statistics with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne, with more than 109,000 unique visitors by the end of Day 4, with 80% coming from outside Germany. Exhibitors are already lining up for drupa 2019! Watch Video

A Preview of New Technology from Konica Minolta at drupa
A Preview of New Technology from Konica Minolta at drupa

Published: June 3, 2016

Dino Pagliarello, the Konica Minolta US VP of Product Management & Planning, joins Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, at the Konica Minolta stand at drupa to learn more about what Konica Minolta is showcasing, including the KM-C, a flatbed direct-to-corrugated press. Watch Video

Xerox's Robert Stabler Shares the Xerox Experience at drupa
Xerox's Robert Stabler Shares the Xerox Experience at drupa

Published: June 2, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Xerox SVP Robert Stabler from the floor of drupa 2016 about the Xerox and partner solutions being featured at the show, including sheetfed inkjet, direct print to 3-dimensional objects, and the 160 applications being produced in the booth, as well as the High Fusion inkjet inks allowing printing on standard offset substrates without pretreatment. It's also the first time Xerox has had an entire segment of its booth dedicated to packaging applications. Watch Video

Cary Sherburne and David Zwang Talk drupa News from Heidelberg, Canon, EFI, Landa, Xerox and KBA
Cary Sherburne and David Zwang Talk drupa News from Heidelberg, Canon, EFI, Landa, Xerox and KBA

Published: June 1, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with David Zwang about first impressions at drupa 2016. The "Rebirth of Heidelberg," Single Pass Corrugated, Landa's announcements, Canon's B1 inkjet offset press, Xerox High Fusion Ink and the Xerox-KBA Hybrid Press Partnership. Watch Video

Cary Sherburne and David Zwang Talk drupa News from Konica Minolta, Kodak, Heidelberg's Big Data Initiative
Cary Sherburne and David Zwang Talk drupa News from Konica Minolta, Kodak, Heidelberg's Big Data Initiative

Published: June 1, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with David Zwang about first impressions at drupa 2016. Heidelberg's Big Data initiative to help its customers become more efficient. Konica Minolta's AccurioJet KM-1 and their growth targets including corrugated. Kodak's ULTRASTREAM Technology, Extended Gamut, and the sale of the inkjet business. Watch Video

Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke Talks about drupa 2016
Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke Talks about drupa 2016

Published: May 19, 2016

Jeff Clarke, Kodak's CEO, heads off to his first drupa, where he expects Kodak to show the expected -- and the unexpected! Technology demos will show new technologies and applications, and new industries that can benefit from inkjet now and into the future. Disintermediating technologies that will take you outside your comfort zone! Watch Video

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

drupa 2016: There's something magical
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. Watch Video

drupa 2016: The experience of a lifetime
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. Watch Video

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

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

Canon Oce: Ready for Commercial Print
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. Watch Video

GMC Software Continues to Reinvent Customer Communications Management
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. Watch Video

Paul Morgavi on Xerox Inkjet Strategy
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. Watch Video

Canon on track to enter folding carton market with InfiniStream
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 Watch Video

Wim Maes, CEO of Xeikon, Talks About Xeikon News
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. Watch Video

Gerhard Marterrer, Director 1-1 Marketing, Eversfrank Gruppe, explains value of envelope wraps for personalization
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. Watch Video

Hunkeler's Hans Gut on New Hunkeler Products
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. Watch Video

Hunkeler's Erich Hodel Shares Hunkeler Innovationdays Stats
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. Watch Video

Marco Boer of I.T. Strategies Talks about the Value of Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015
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. Watch Video

Franz Hunkeler shares thoughts on a successful Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015
Franz Hunkeler shares thoughts on a successful Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015

Published: February 27, 2015

Franz Hunkeler, Chairman of the Board at Hunkeler, looks back over the week at a very successful Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015, the history of the event over the past 22 years, and a peek ahead to 2017. Watch Video

Joe Maloy of Polaris Direct Speaks with Cary Sherburne about Business Transformation
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. Watch Video

David Zwang Talks About the Next Wave of Inkjet Innovation
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. Watch Video

Stefan Hunkeler Shares Hunkeler Innovationdays Thoughts
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. Watch Video

Chili Publish Managing Partner Kevin Geominne on Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Helping Printers Find Success Online Chili Publish
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. Watch Video

Jim Hamilton Shares News Applications Presented during the Xerox Forum
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. Watch Video

Getting Ready for drupa 2016
Getting Ready for drupa 2016

Published: October 23, 2014

Sabine Geldermann, Director of Messe Dusseldorf, talks about the plans for drupa 2016 with Cary Sherburne. They discuss what will be different at this show given the market dynamics. Watch Video

What is Happening in Europe with Digital Inkjet?
What is Happening in Europe with Digital Inkjet?

Published: October 20, 2014

Pat McGrew, Go-to-Market Evangelist at HP, joins Cary Sherburne in the WhatTheyThink studio to talk about being honored with the first annual "Girlie Award" by the Girls Who Print peer group at Graph Expo. They also discuss what is happening in Europe with digital inkjet. Watch Video

Global Graphics Develops a Harlequin Partner Network to Formalize Community Advances
Global Graphics Develops a Harlequin Partner Network to Formalize Community Advances

Published: October 17, 2014

Marin Bailey, CTO at Global Graphics, talks to Cary Sherburne about the recent announcement of a Harlequin Partner Network to formalize many of the advancements being made by the user community. Watch Video

KBA Makes Big Digital Announcements at Graph Expo 2014
KBA Makes Big Digital Announcements at Graph Expo 2014

Published: October 16, 2014

Cary Interviews Mark Hischar, President & CEO of KBA, talks about some interesting digital additions they announced at Graph Expo. In this segment, they discuss the RotaJET L Series and their collaboration with HP. Watch Video