Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: March 7, 2014
Richard Romano talks to George Ryan, President of Printing Association of Florida, at Graphics of the Americas about the unique nature of the show relative to training and education.
Published: March 6, 2014
Mark Heimerl, Sales Director at RBP Chemical, talks to Richard Romano about exhibiting at Graphics of the Americas for the first time and tapping the growing South American market.
Published: March 5, 2014
Frank talks about the crown jewel of American Printing fetching $14.2 million, meeting a hectograph user on a train (whose daughter mentions him in an article), and the changing nature of "print is dead" articles.
Published: March 5, 2014
Emily Kroll of Colordyne Technologies talks to Richard Romano at Graphics of the Americas about their first time exhibiting there and the importance of the Latin American market. They also discuss their use of Memjet technology.
Published: March 4, 2014
Tim Murphy, President of Printware, is interviewed by Richard Romano at Graphics of the Americas and talks about the company and discusses being named a "Game Changer" at GOA.
Published: March 3, 2014
WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks with Patricia Alvarez, President of Intermarket Group, at Graphics of the Americas about the company and printing industry trends in Latin America.
Published: March 3, 2014
Fabian Prudhomme, VP at Enfocus, talks to Richard Romano at Graphics of the Americas about their new distribution deal with Intermarket as well as the growing Latin American market. They also discuss Enfocus activity in 2014.
Published: February 27, 2014
Chris Harrold, VP of Business Development and Creative Director at Mohawk, talks about the emerging cultural movement of "makers" which is bringing craftsmanship to the forefront. He also discusses moo.com, which is growing print using the web.
Published: February 26, 2014
Frank skims the Internet and finds several items to comment on. Among them is what he calls "the dumbest idea ever" and "the most brilliant move a printing company could make". Want to know jobs about to be extinct? Frank knows!
Published: February 24, 2014
Ken Macro, new Department Chair of Graphic Communications at Cal Poly, talks to Cary Sherburne about what it means to be the department chair and his vision for the future.
Published: February 21, 2014
Jerry Scher of Peak Focus talks to Eric Vessels about the multi-generational workforce and the impact it is having and how to best manage this dynamic in your business.
Published: February 20, 2014
Fabian Prudhomme, VP at Enfocus, talks to Cary Sherburne about how they help printers create good PDFs for the printing process. Their collaboration with Monotype will help prevent one of the biggest problems with PDF files: missing fonts.
Published: February 19, 2014
This week, Frank discusses the renaissance of letterpress printing and other historic craft printing and paper making techniques. Recently, RIT acquired an historic press that will allow them to teach students the art of letterpress printing.
Published: February 18, 2014
Patrick Kerr, Technical Product Manager for Kodak, talks to Cary Sherburne about their partnership with EFI and what that means to their customers.
Published: February 17, 2014
GTI VP Bob McCurdy, talks to Richard Romano about their color viewing products and the challenges of lighting for proper viewing of commercial printing. They also discuss the specific challenges for wide format color viewing.
Published: February 12, 2014
This week Frank highlights mailers he's received that caught his attention. One by Canon - a thick three dimensional piece from Wired magazine, and one by EFI - an older piece he misplaced but saved because it has a video component. Yes. Video in a mailed marketing piece!
Published: February 10, 2014
Shoshana Burgett, Strategic Marketing Director for X-Rite, talks to WhatTheyThink Labels & Packaging's Kevin Karstedt about the color of the year and the process by which it is selected each year. They also discuss Pantone View, a way to keep up to date on color trends.
Published: February 6, 2014
Jim Lambert, VP & GM of Digital Management Division at INX International, speaks about how INX International went from an ink manufacturer transformed themselves from an ink manufacturer to digital press manufacturer.
Published: February 5, 2014
Frank gives a history lesson on the birth of the modern phone system. He focuses on a letter written to President Wilson from the President of AT&T. The end result of the coming regulated monopoly? The Internet!
Published: February 4, 2014
Cary Sherburne interviews Sam Hosoe, EVP of Production Print Solutions for Ricoh. They discuss their recent acquisition of Avanti and PTI and how that impacts their production systems group and strengthens their product portfolio.