Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Production Inkjet Tools & Resources     Industrial Print Analysis     European Coverage     Conversations on Print Podcast

Time is running out to register for PODi App Forum

Published on January 11, 2011

Dave Erlandson, General Manager of Caslon, a PODi affiliate talks with Cary about what to expect at the upcoming PODi App Forum.

Cary Sherburne:  Hi, I’m Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com, and I’m here with Dave Erlandson, who is General Manager of Caslan and PODI, welcome. 

Dave Erlandson:  Hi.  Thanks. 

Cary Sherburne:  Boy, I can’t believe how fast we got to January, time flies, but you guys are gearing up at the end of the month now for the PODI App Forum, Applications Forum in Las Vegas at the end of January, January 31st.  And wow, people are running out of time to register, they should probably get out there and do that pretty quick.  Maybe you can give us some highlights of what they can expect when they go to Las Vegas. 

Dave Erlandson:  Yeah.  Yeah, just a few weeks left to sign up.  The conference is really for those companies that want to take advantage of the new opportunities enabled by digital printing, so we have sessions around strategy, around sales, around applications, and around the technology required to execute on those strategies.  And the key thing about the conference is it’s put on by practitioners.  It’s not theorists it’s the people who are out there doing it day in and day out and telling what’s been working and sometimes more importantly, what’s not been working. 

Cary Sherburne:  And so then you also have your best practices, they do their awards there and everything? 

Dave Erlandson: Yes.  All through the summer and through the fall, we take submissions from our members and anybody in our industry about really exciting new applications in digital print and we have different categories that we have awards in, and you’re one of the judges, thank you for that.  And we have the award winners at the conference and then we have the awards announced at the conference, and we bring the award winners in to present their case studies.  And so you get to see the latest and greatest applications of digital print. 

Cary Sherburne:  You know, and one of the great things about a conference of this nature is the opportunity to network with other people and to really, you know, sit down over a glass of wine or a glass of iced tea, whatever your preference is, and really you know, get into whatever kinds of discussions are helpful and partnerships can be formed, I mean, there are just so many cool things with the networking part of that. 

Dave Erlandson:  Yeah, last year we had a gentleman come over from the Netherlands and he had a new model of doing custom magazines.  And he was looking for partners in the U.S. to be production partners.  And so several of the members who attended hooked up with them and over the course of time now, they are producing materials.  So yeah, you can in a short time meet up with some people then and do some real business as well. 

Cary Sherburne:  That’s great.  Well we’ll look forward to it.  It’s always nice to go to Vegas and maybe have a little luck at the tables. 

Dave Erlandson: Yeah.  So yeah, come out to sunny Las Vegas, it’s a great time of year to get out of the snow and cold in the north and join us for a good conference. 

Cary Sherburne:  At the Mirage. 

Dave Erlandson: AT the Mirage. 

Cary Sherburne:  All right. 

Dave Erlandson:  Okay. 

Email Icon Email         

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: Engaging and Hiring Younger Workers Into the Printing Industry

Engaging and Hiring Younger Workers Into the Printing Industry

Published: December 13, 2017

Dr. Joe Webb talks to Gina Danner, CEO of NextPage, about a hiring story that demonstrates key issues with younger workers in our industry. They discuss key issues with how NextPage does outreach for hiring.

 

Video preview: The Advantages of Energy Curing Technologies for Package Printing

The Advantages of Energy Curing Technologies for Package Printing

Published: December 12, 2017

David Biro, Director of Paste Screen and Industrial Inks for Sun Chemical discusses the movement toward energy curing and the advantages associated with this type of curing for packaging applications. He also talks about some of the challenges associated with this kind of curing.

 

Video preview: How Digital Technologies are Impacting Package Printing with New Embellishment Tools

How Digital Technologies are Impacting Package Printing with New Embellishment Tools

Published: December 11, 2017

Jeff Peterson, President of FSEA, gives an overview of the association and how it serves members through their Odyssey show, magazine, and webinar events. He also discusses how new digital technologies like MGI and Scodix take specialty effects to the next level as well as a new study done in conjunction with Clemson University that showcases how end users tend to see embellished print first over standard package printing.

 

Video preview: Frank Flashback:  Marketing4Digital Report on Selling Digital Print to Specific Markets

Frank Flashback: Marketing4Digital Report on Selling Digital Print to Specific Markets

Published: December 8, 2017

Frank found a copy of a report from a decade ago on selling digital print to specific markets. It was called Marketing4Digital and distributed via the Digital Printing Council.

 

Video preview: How Investing in Workflow Can Help Your Bottomline

How Investing in Workflow Can Help Your Bottomline

Published: December 7, 2017

Pat McGrew, Director of Production Workflow Service at Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends, talks about how workflow is often underfunded in a printing operation and how proper investment and strategy can increase profits.

 

Video preview: SAi Drives Sign Making Demand Online using sign.com

SAi Drives Sign Making Demand Online using sign.com

Published: December 4, 2017

Dean Durhak, Product Manager at SAi talks about their FlexiSign Software and also sign.com, a consumer facing application that drives sign making demand online and routes jobs directly to the nearest production facility.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2017 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved