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Video preview: Around the World with Frank: London Book Sale

Around the World with Frank: London Book Sale

Published: August 26, 2016

Frank always takes the long way to Drupa on a ship that goes around the world. From Israel to China and Antwerp to London, he files reports that we will run over the next few weeks. In this week's episode Frank is at a book sale in London.

 

Video preview: Esko: Helping Brand Owners and Converters Streamline the Packaging Supply Chain

Esko: Helping Brand Owners and Converters Streamline the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: August 25, 2016

Udo Panenka, Esko's President, talks about how the company is working to make the packaging supply chain more efficient, from brand owner to shelf. Esko Software Platform 16 and new platemaking capabilities are among new developments.

 

Video preview: Why Collective Intelligence Makes a Difference

Why Collective Intelligence Makes a Difference

Published: August 24, 2016

The trade association IDEAlliance operates Leading Indicators™, a survey-based summary of metrics, trends, and issues critical to print, mail, fulfillment, and marketing services providers. Printer Warren Werbitt is a regular contributor to and a firm believer in the Leading Indicators database, which he calls essential to making educated decisions about business strategy. He also talks about why he's "thrilled" to see Epicomm and IDEAlliance become one organization.

 

Video preview: New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

New from PCMC: CI Flexography in a Compact Format

Published: August 23, 2016

The Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) recently introduced its newest central impression (CI) flexographic packaging press, the Fusion C, in an open-house event at its factory in Green Bay, WI. PCMC’s Rodney J. Pennings talks about what makes the Fusion C unique and discusses the company’s commitment to lean manufacturing.

 

Video preview: Performance POP Sees Market Differentiation in 2D/3D Projects

Performance POP Sees Market Differentiation in 2D/3D Projects

Published: August 23, 2016

Taylor White, CEO of Performance POP in Dallas, recently invested in four HP large format printers to expand its POP business, which he saw as the future of the company. The company sells to retailers and retail brands, producing both 2D and 3D displays. Combined, these offer the company significant market differentiation. Performance POP also produces many hybrid digital/offset projects.

 

Video preview: Carisma Large Format Adds 3D Value to 2D Printing with MASSIVit 3D

Carisma Large Format Adds 3D Value to 2D Printing with MASSIVit 3D

Published: August 22, 2016

The first installation of a MASSIVit 1800 3D printer in North America at Carisma Large Format in New York has enabled the company to produce very unusual and compelling 2D/3D bus and truck wraps for the likes of Sony, who took advantage of these capabilities to promote the Angry Birds movie. Gil explains what it takes to add 3D to the mix.

 

Video preview: One Canon: What does it mean?

One Canon: What does it mean?

Published: August 22, 2016

Francis McMahon, Vice President at Canon USA and Senior Vice President at Canon Solutions America, explains the One Canon approach to the market under the leadership of Toyo Kuwamura, moving the company from a product focused organization to a customer focused organization, the next logical step in the integration of the organization following Canon's acquisition of Oce.

 

Video preview: Around the World with Frank: Lost in the Hallways at HP Indigo

Around the World with Frank: Lost in the Hallways at HP Indigo

Published: August 19, 2016

Frank always takes the long way to Drupa on a ship that goes around the world. From Israel to China and Antwerp to London, he files reports that we will run over the next few weeks. In this week's episode Frank is still at HP Indigo.

 

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"Color as you imagine it"—and see it in print

Published: August 17, 2016

Color management used to be a matter of intuition and educated guesswork. Now, says X-Rite Pantone president Ron Voigt, it's what can happen automatically when printers use "a consistent language and a consistent set of processes to control color from the front of the workflow to the back of the workflow." Voigt reaffirms that color will always be associated with art and the designer's inspiration. X-Rite Pantone supplies tools to turn that vision into digital specifications for accurate reproduction in print.

 

Video preview: Liturgical Publications Boosts Service Levels with HP PageWide Web Presses

Liturgical Publications Boosts Service Levels with HP PageWide Web Presses

Published: August 16, 2016

Liturgical Publications (LPI) has carved out a unique and interesting business. Vice President of Operations Frank Horning shares the company's story in this interview with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne. Six facilities around the U.S. produce weekly Catholic Church Sunday bulletins and has leveraged four HP PageWide web presses to incorporate more color and meet tight delivery deadlines, migrating volume from offset.

 

Video preview: Digital Cutting and Creasing Drives Change at Glossop Cartons

Digital Cutting and Creasing Drives Change at Glossop Cartons

Published: August 16, 2016

Brian Sidebottom, General Manager of UK-based Glossop Cartons, was the first company in the world to purchase a Highcon Euclid. Now the company is the first in the world to install the Highcon Beam to raise the crossover point between conventional and digital cutting and creasing while enabling new applications and revenue streams.

 

Video preview: Blending 2D and 3D Printing: A Graphic Arts Approach

Blending 2D and 3D Printing: A Graphic Arts Approach

Published: August 15, 2016

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with MASSIVit 3D CEO Avner Israeli about the company's unique approach to 3D printing. The MASSIVit 1800 prints at 35 cm/hour and is designed with graphic arts applications in mind. MASSIVit will make its US debut at SGIA Expo 2016.

 

Video preview: Around the World with Frank: HP Indigo

Around the World with Frank: HP Indigo

Published: August 12, 2016

Frank always takes the long way to Drupa on a ship that goes around the world. From Israel to China and Antwerp to London, he files reports that we will run over the next few weeks. In this weeks episode he stops at HP Indigo in Israel.

 

Video preview: Joakim Weidemanis of Danaher Explains the Company's Strategy in the Packaging Market

Joakim Weidemanis of Danaher Explains the Company's Strategy in the Packaging Market

Published: August 10, 2016

Joakim Weidemanis, Vice President at Danaher, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the $20 billion company's strategy relative to the packaging industry through acquisition. drupa was the first time Danaher companies Esko, Enfocus, X-Rite and Pantone have jointly exhibited, featuring co-developed solutions and other synergies.

 

Video preview: Xaar Enters 3D Printing Market with New Print Heads

Xaar Enters 3D Printing Market with New Print Heads

Published: August 9, 2016

Neil Hopkinson, Director of 3D Printing for Xaar, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about new offerings the company showed at drupa 2016 to enable high volume 3D printing and the cost-effective manufacture of products that could not be made before. He claims the company will be able to deliver some of the highest speeds in the market.

 

Video preview: Kodak's CEO Jeff Clarke on Functional Printing, 3D Printing, and Kodak's Industrial Print Strategy

Premium Content Kodak's CEO Jeff Clarke on Functional Printing, 3D Printing, and Kodak's Industrial Print Strategy

Published: August 8, 2016

Jeff Clarke, Kodak's CEO, talks with Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, about functional printing, 3D printing, and Kodak's future strategies in this area, including its new development partnership with Silicon Valley based Carbon 3D.

 

Video preview: Around the World with Frank: Artron Printing

Around the World with Frank: Artron Printing

Published: August 5, 2016

Frank always takes the long way to Drupa on a ship that goes around the world. From Israel to China and Antwerp to London, he files reports that we will run over the next few weeks. In this weeks episode he stops at Artron Printing in Shenzhen, China.

 

Video preview: Process Control: Not If, But When

Process Control: Not If, But When

Published: August 4, 2016

Printing to numbers in a calibrated production environment using grey balance as the reference—this is the essence of the G7 process control methodology, and by now, most printers have heard about it. Fewer have embracedit, but IDEAlliance's Steve Bonoff foresees greater adoption as brands press their print service providers to adopt a uniform approach to process control. Then, he says, the ROI of G7 can come quickly.

 

Video preview: The Promise of HP's PrintOS

The Promise of HP's PrintOS

Published: August 3, 2016

Eric Wiesner, General Manager of HP's PageWide Web Press Division, explains PrintOS, a cloud-based production management system, set to redefine the concept of end-to-end workflow, beginning with the printer's customer and carrying an automated workflow through to shipping, invoicing and track-and-trace. All this will contribute to print being an equal Internet citizen and part of the Internet of Things far into the future.

 

Video preview: NPES President Thayer Long Talks About Graph Expo 2016

NPES President Thayer Long Talks About Graph Expo 2016

Published: August 3, 2016

Thayer Long, NPES' new President, shares his thoughts with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what to expect at Graph Expo 2016, scheduled for September 25-28 in Orlando. He shares his thoughts on the relevancy and value of trade shows. The goal is to reach 12,000 attendees, including printers in the Southeast for whom it might be their first Graph Expo.

 

 

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