The “Orders of One” Industry
Published on December 10, 2019
Julian Marsh, Digital Print Expert, talks about the latest challenges facing digital book printers. Customers want highly customized and complex books with faster turnaround than ever—the “Amazon effect.” At the same time, book printers are facing a skills shortage. Enter automation and the smart factory approach to book manufacturing.
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Warren Werbitt Says, “Cocktails Are Very Very Important”
Published: April 8, 2020
Print evangelist Warren Werbitt lists the things that he has been doing since he had to start hunkering down, which include cooking and eating, watching Netflix and Hulu, setting up his fishing gear, staying in touch with old friends, and avoiding the news. He’s also been delivering food to people who are unable to leave the house.
From Photolabs to FASTSIGNS
Published: April 6, 2020
Todd Fitzgerald, owner of FASTSIGNS Wappingers Falls, N.Y., talks to Kelley Holmes about his journey from running several camera stores/photolabs to the sign industry. When the photo business started to change, he saw the sign business as a natural progression, and took advantage of FASTSIGNS’ Co-Brand program.
The Wrath of Frank
Published: April 3, 2020
Frank argues vociferously that print is an essential industry and print businesses must remain open during this very difficult time in our history. Our trade associations have been active in contacting government representatives to plead our case.
Waren Werbitt Says, “We Will Come Back From This”
Published: April 1, 2020
Print evangelist Warren Werbitt is going a little stir crazy—as is everyone—but insists that we will come back from this crisis. Although he has no one to sell to at the moment—his customers are busy trying to figure out how they’re going to get through this—he feels it is important to keep in touch with customers, not to sell them anything, but to make sure they’re OK, and let them know you’re there for them.
Memjet and the Expansion of Single-Pass Inkjet Printing
Published: March 30, 2020
Kevin Shimamoto, CMO for Memjet, talks to David Zwang about how Memjet’s inkjet technology platforms and OEM partners are expanding single-pass inkjet into the mainstream printing market and beyond, into new and different applications.
Frank Goes Viral
Published: March 27, 2020
Frank comments on the postponement of drupa and its effect on the printing industry. Vendors who were planning to introduce new technologies in Dusseldorf will now use fall events like Brand Print America and PRINTING United to do so—or, like HP, host their own virtual events. Regardless, the COVID-19 crisis is going to make this a challenging year for the industry, but hopefully we will come out on the other side.