Frank Visits Faneuil Hall’s Edes & Gill: An 18th-Century Print Shop
Published on September 14, 2018
Frank plays with his newest toy: a model of an English common press, a design that improved upon Gutenberg’s original. He then takes a field trip to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, location of Edes & Gill, an 18th-century print shop that has a life-size English common press as well as other period printing equipment. There, he talks with Gary Gregory, executive director and master printer, and his assistant Tyler Kerr.
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Frank Looks Out to 2020
Published: February 28, 2020
Frank offers a recommendation for WhatTheyThink’s “Printing Outlook 2020" special report, providing some historical context for the challenges of getting good data about the industry. He also comments on the sense of industry optimism conveyed in the report.
Warren Werbitt Says, “No Matter What You’re Doing, You Need to Be Passionate”
Published: February 26, 2020
WhatTheyThink print evangelist Warren Werbitt talks about his passion for print, and how it comes through in every meeting he has. People want to do business with people who are excited about what they do—whether it’s printing or fishing (or, in Warren’s case, both). If you’re passionate about what you do, you will do better.
King of On-Demand Book Printing
Published: February 21, 2020
Frank interviews Tom Campbell of King Printing in Lowell, Mass. King has been a pioneer in short-run book printing and now provides a major service for publishers big and small. Campbell discusses the trends in book printing and publishing today.
Owner of FASTSIGNS Forest Hills. N.Y., Talks About his FASTSIGNS Conversion
Published: February 20, 2020
Mohamed Kazi, Owner of FASTSIGNS Forest Hills, N.Y., talks about his recent FASTSIGNS conversion. After coming to the US from India, Kazi started in the sign industry in 1998 and launched his own business in 2007. He recently decided to convert his sign business to a FASTSIGNS as a way to take advantage of the franchise’s marketing and sales training resources to better complement his own technical and production capabilities.
Temple, Tex.’s Paper Graphics Reaps Rewards with FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Program
Published: February 19, 2020
Dennis Smith is owner of both FASTSIGNS of Temple, Tex., and Paper Graphics, a commercial print business founded in 1972. Five or six years ago, as the commercial print business started growing stagnant, Smith researched FASTSIGNS’ Co-Brand program. He chose to become a FASTSIGNS franchise rather than add his own wide-format printing equipment in order to take advantage of the franchise’s training and its brand recognition.
Warren Werbitt Says, "Everything Is Printed!"
Published: February 19, 2020
WhatTheyThink print evangelist Warren Werbitt is sick and tired of hearing people, especially people in the industry, say that “print is dead.” Look around: print is everywhere. It’s changing, but it's anything but dead. As a result, printers need to promote print. Your assignment: tell Warren what you do to promote print communications.