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Print 2017 Continues its Innovative Strides (Premium Content)

A trade show is always an interesting ecosystem, and the Print 2017 event in Chicago was no exception. This article provides a brief overview of the highlights from the show floor.

The Old Guard and the Economy Limps into Print 17; a Different Industry Takes Charge (Premium Content)

Who didn’t envy or aspire to become a big, high profile printing business? The print business has been turned on its head, where small and medium businesses are outperforming their much bigger counterparts. The latter are still dealing with the relevance of legacy processes and assets while trying to bring new focus to rich digital media interactions to static formats like print. There’s no doubt: The Third Wave is being released at a pivotal moment. While the industry is churning, there are warning signs in the economy and for content creation markets. Dr. Joe is getting that 2008 feeling: he doesn’t like it.

Heading into the Cloud at Print 17

Are you ready to think about how your operation can start taking advantage of the cloud? It’s an inevitable evolution as everyone seeks to produce higher quality, push through higher volumes, and manage more workflows using the same staffing and resources.

Industry 4.0 Will be Everywhere at Print 2017 (Premium Content)

Many historians agree that there have been three industrial revolutions to date, but interconnected digital technology might be triggering the fourth. Print 2017 is nearly upon us, and the concept of “Industry 4.0” will likely be a major theme at the event. This article discusses some of the Print 2017 advancements that are expected to change how print is manufactured, what service providers produce, and who print service providers will become as they transform their businesses to better align with digital technologies.

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Print 2017 News

Harris & Bruno ExcelCoat ZRS30 Sheet Spot Coater Debuts at Print 17

Konica Minolta Partners with Scissor Hands at Print 17

Konica Minolta Enhances UX with DaVinci Designer Tool at Print 17

MBM Corp. Debuts New Cutters with Scissor Hands at Print 17

RMGT Touts Offset Success at PRINT 17 with 50th Press Sold

PRINT17 A Success for Kluge

Print 17: BWI Successfully Debuts Flagship CTP and Plate Lines, Introduces Two New Customers

Global Print Sites Successful Launch at Print 17

Rent A Press Enters Market as Newest Trade Printer at Print 17

Hop Industries Declares PRINT 17 a Success

DaVinci Designer Leads Industry Shift Toward Specialty Printing at Print 17

Muller Martini’s "Future of Digital Finishing" Shines at Print 17

Scissor Hands Software Modernizes Legacy Print Cutters at Print 17

Colter & Peterson’s new equipment attracts buyers at PRINT 17

Color-Logic Security-FX for Digital Presses Named Best of MustSeeEms

InkRouter Proves Collaboration Grows Print Industry at Print 17

Ultimate Bindery v.5 MUST SEE ’EMS 2017 Best of Category Winner

KBA PRINT 17 Booth Attracts Press Buyers and Generates Industry Enthusiasm

Infigo Software and Tharstern’s world-first software development hits the mark at Print 17

Print 17 Reflects Strength of Graphic Communications Industry with Innovation, Education and Relationships

Preferred Direct adds HP PageWide T240 HD to deliver high-quality color direct mail

Ricoh partners with Idealliance to advance production standards across the industry

Ricoh collaborates with customers to shape future of inkjet and unlock new business opportunities

Sohn Manufacturing Purchases Epson SurePress L-4033AW

David Rose Appointed Vice President of Sakurai USA, Inc.

New COLORlynx imagePRESS 2017 print target on display at PRINT 17

HP Creates Powerful Digital Print Possibilities with New Benchmarks for Quality, Productivity and Color

HP Digital Printing Technology Powering PSPs with Growth Opportunities

Enfocus PitStop and Switch prove popular at PRINT 17

MCA NetPub, Inc. expands into inkjet with Ricoh InfoPrint 5000

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Video preview: Frank Learns about PrintReleaf at Print17

Frank Learns about PrintReleaf at Print17

Published: November 3, 2017

Frank meets Jordan Darragh of PrintReleaf which helps printing organizations nullify the effect of print on forests. Printers use online tools to calculate print job effects and trees are planted in five forests around the world to compensate for the tress used for printing. Over 500,000 trees have been planted.


Video preview: Frank Talks to Dave Henkel of Johnson & Quin

Frank Talks to Dave Henkel of Johnson & Quin

Published: October 27, 2017

Dave Henkel is president of Johnson & Quin, a pioneer in variable data printing. J&Q has long been a major force in direct mail and integrated marketing. Dave was into digital printing since it has been in its infancy.


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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.


Video preview: Frank Visits KBA

Frank Visits KBA

Published: September 15, 2017

Eric Frank of KBA brought us up to date on KBA. The company celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Frederick Koenig invented the first steam-driven cylinder press for the London Times and his company continues to innovate after two centuries.


Video preview: Frank takes a look at Canon's Océ i300 at Print 17

Frank takes a look at Canon's Océ i300 at Print 17

Published: September 14, 2017

Sander Hendrix of Canon talks to Frank about the newest member of the Canon Océ digital printing family. Canon has a new sheetfed inkjet press that is finding acceptance in the commercial printing market.


Video preview: RMGT 9 Series 8 Color Perfecting Press Live at PRINT 17

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.


Video preview: Print17 Day 2 Show Floor Opening

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.


Video preview: Xerox and Fujifilm Expand North American Reseller Partnership to Include Collective Inkjet Portfolios

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.


Video preview: CHILI Publish at Print 17

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.


Video preview: Canon's Mal Baboyian talks about Print 17 and Canon's Exhibit

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.


Print 17 Show Info:
September 10-14, 2017 - McCormick Place South Chicago, IL, USA.
More info and registration at Print2017.com

Print 2017 Distinguished Leader Speaker Series

Presented by NPES and GASC

New at Print 17 - Distinguished Leader Speaker Series brings you demonstrated thought leaders and agents of change. These notables, who are renowned in their fields, will share their unique experiences and how to stay ahead in your industry. These sessions are open to everyone at no cost.

Tod Szewczyk

Tod Szewczyk VP, Director Emerging Technology & Innovation at Leo Burnett

The Future of People, Technology and Advertising
The Future of People, Technology and Advertising looks at how fast technology is changing the world we live in, where it may go, what it means for marketing & advertising and how to (ideally) stay ahead.

Mon. September 11 | 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room S102ab

Michael Chase

Michael Chase Chief Marketing Officer at St. Joseph Communications

Print in a Digital World 2018 Trend Report
The period we live in is unique; we benefit from the mingling of print and digital. We will navigate through this changing multichannel world, and demonstrate how great storytellers merge marketing, content and technology in bold and exciting ways.

Tue. September 12 | 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM | Room S102ab

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