Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform
Published on September 3, 2019
David Zwang talks to Kim Beswick, General Manager of Memjet, about the new DuraFlex platform for entry-level and light-production inkjet presses.
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Can the "Last Mile" of Manufacturing—Sewing—Be More Automated? Frank Henderson Says Yes
Published: December 16, 2019
A third-generation family-owned company in business for 50 years, Henderson Sewing Machine Company has changed with the times, according to CEO Frank Henderson. With sewing—the "last mile" in textile manufacturing automation—still requiring significant manual labor, Henderson talks about the challenges of automating textile sewn products and the progress that is being made.
GLGA President Provides Advice for Printing Companies in Sourcing Fresh Talent
Published: December 16, 2019
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discusses industry workforce issues with GLGA President Joe Lyman. He outlines the new skills that are required by HR professionals to recruit new talent to the industry and to educate potential employees about the modern, technologically-based nature of the industry today.
Frank and the Future of the Printing Press (Part 2)
Published: December 13, 2019
In part 2 of a two-part series on the future of the printing press, Frank visits Dallas, Tex.’s Summit Direct, which has one of the largest arrays of printing equipment—offset and digital—Frank has ever seen. He talks with president John Barber and VP of Business Development Mike Robinson, VP of Business Development, about their equipment portfolio, including the Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet sheetfed press and the different kinds of work they are running on it.
Kevin Cushing Provides an Alliance Franchise Brands Update
Published: December 12, 2019
Kevin Cushing, President of the Marketing & Print Division of Alliance Franchise Brands. provides an update on the company's franchise activities in print and signs, as well as its dual branding initiatives with an Allegra and Image 360 franchise under the same roof with a target to reach 100 of those dual-branded operations. He also talked about the various programs Alliance Franchise Brands has to help franchisees with exit strategies and to help new entrepreneurs enter the Alliance Franchise Brands family as well as new product offerings within the network.
Warren Werbitt Says, “We Don’t Need to Be Policed”
Published: December 11, 2019
WhatTheyThink's print evangelist Warren Werbitt exposes the dark underbelly of FSC/SFI/PEFC chain of custody certification, designed to prove that printers are sourcing paper from environmentally sustainable sources. Thanks to auditing fees, $87 million leaves the printing industry each year, and what is gained? The ability to use a logo…which no one uses anymore. He proposes that the industry should come up with its own accreditation and keep the $87 million.