Frank wraps up the year with a gift celebrating the great material known as print. Download Text Reprint (PDF)
This Week - with Frank Romano
Hi. This is Frank Romano for WhatTheyThink.com. Well you've heard about the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad. Well I introduce to you the iPrint. iPrint. iPrint books, iPrint magazines, iPrint forms, iPrint packaging, iPrint brochures, iPrint anything you want on this miraculous material called paper.
So I've written a little ode if you will and it's called "I am a Printer".
I have been around for 560 years
I invented the Renaissance and caused the Reformation
I have recorded war and peace
My pamphlets and documents created America
I take ideas and information and make them tangible
I print lofty Bibles and lowly forms
I am a printer
I help you promote and inform and entertain
My catalogs and direct mail are a spur to action
My calling, clicking, or visiting
I communicate your brand and facilitate your marketing
I am a printer
I preserve and protect your most precious memories
My greeting cards say what you feel
My photo books are your families' legacies
Freedom of press began with me
I am still the reasoned and reliable history of our times
I am a printer
I put ink on paper and plastic and other materials
I produce packages and publications and products
My business is an extension of your business
Print and paper will transcend the digital age
Because print gets attention
Print is not a momentary image on a screen
You feel print in your hand even fleetingly
And that is its power: it moves you without moving
I am a printer
My industry and I care about the environment
I deal with responsible paper and ink suppliers
I recycle and conserve and reduce waste
I am your partner in progress
I am your printer
And that is my opinion.
See you next year!
Marco Boer on thINK Ahead 2019
Published: September 19, 2019
Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies discusses the highlights from the thINK Ahead 2019 event. thINK is this user community of Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers, solution partners, and print industry experts. Marco also shares his perspective on user groups and vendor evenets versus general public trade shows and why both are important for the industry.
thINK Ahead 2019 Kicks Off in Boca Raton
Published: September 18, 2019
David Zwang talks to Todd Roth, VP of Core Publishing Solutions and chair of this year’s thINK Ahead Conference, which opened yesterday in Boca Raton, Fla. He discusses how Canon's inkjet forum—now in its fifth year—has grown and evolved, as well as the value it provides for inkjet users of all experience levels.
The State of Oregon's In-Plant Takes on Creative Color Projects
Published: September 16, 2019
Tim Miller, interim production manager from the in-plant for the State of Oregon, talks about the vast array of products and services the in-plant produces for the various state agencies and departments across Oregon, such as jury summonses, training manuals, and creative color work for the state lottery.
Frank Surfs the Victorian Internet
Published: September 13, 2019
Frank recommends a recently reissued edition of Tom Standage’s classic 1997 book “The Victorian Internet,” all about the telegraph, which had the effect of changing the world in very much the same way as the Internet. Fun fact: How did Samuel Morse develop the Morse Code? He went to a printing company and counted the number of letters in a typecase to determine the least number of dots and dashes needed for a letter.
Bloomberg’s In-Plant Brings Wide-Format and Specialty Printing In-House
Published: September 12, 2019
John Cruser, Global Manager of the Bloomberg in-plant, talks about the vast array of materials the in-plant produces for the news organization—from promotional and marketing materials, stationery, and business cards to wide-format prints of magazine covers, as well as specialty items such as golf balls and cellphone covers.
Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex
Published: September 10, 2019
The demand for bespoke production inkjet solutions is growing, and Kirk-Rudy has been building unique and purpose-built solutions for about 50 years. With more than 2,500 unique solutions and now the addition of Memjet DuraFlex, they are ready to build thousands more. David Zwang talks to Bob Mills, General Manager