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Video preview: The State of Oregon's In-Plant Takes on Creative Color Projects

The State of Oregon's In-Plant Takes on Creative Color Projects

Published: September 16, 2019

Tim Miller, interim production manager from the in-plant for the State of Oregon, talks about the vast array of products and services the in-plant produces for the various state agencies and departments across Oregon, such as jury summonses, training manuals, and creative color work for the state lottery.

 

Video preview: Frank Surfs the Victorian Internet

Frank Surfs the Victorian Internet

Published: September 13, 2019

Frank recommends a recently reissued edition of Tom Standage’s classic 1997 book “The Victorian Internet,” all about the telegraph, which had the effect of changing the world in very much the same way as the Internet. Fun fact: How did Samuel Morse develop the Morse Code? He went to a printing company and counted the number of letters in a typecase to determine the least number of dots and dashes needed for a letter.

 

Video preview: Bloomberg’s In-Plant Brings Wide-Format and Specialty Printing In-House

Bloomberg’s In-Plant Brings Wide-Format and Specialty Printing In-House

Published: September 12, 2019

John Cruser, Global Manager of the Bloomberg in-plant, talks about the vast array of materials the in-plant produces for the news organization—from promotional and marketing materials, stationery, and business cards to wide-format prints of magazine covers, as well as specialty items such as golf balls and cellphone covers.

 

Video preview: Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex

Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

Colordyne has been a Memjet OEM for years, and has provided very cost-effective hybrid and complete solutions to print service providers and converters, as well as developing an OEM channel for branded solutions. DuraFlex opens up potential opportunities even further. David Zwang talks to Gary Falconbridge, CEO of Colordyne Technologies.

 

Video preview: Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex

Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

The demand for bespoke production inkjet solutions is growing, and Kirk-Rudy has been building unique and purpose-built solutions for about 50 years. With more than 2,500 unique solutions and now the addition of Memjet DuraFlex, they are ready to build thousands more. David Zwang talks to Bob Mills, General Manager of Kirk-Rudy.

 

Video preview: Irvine, Calif.’s Sir Speedy Relies on Automation

Irvine, Calif.’s Sir Speedy Relies on Automation

Published: September 9, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Kathy Morgan, President of Sir Speedy Printing & Signs in Irvine, Calif., about the changes she has seen in commercial printing over her 30+ years in the industry, such as the transition from offset to digital printing and an increased emphasis on automation.

 

Video preview: All the News That Fits

All the News That Fits

Published: September 6, 2019

Frank comments on the decline in printed newspapers and the rise of digital editions. He shows that printed newspapers have been changing in size and circulation for the last 100 years. He laments not so much the loss of paper newspapers as the loss of independent local journalism.

 

Video preview: Digital Color Printing and Inline Bookletmaking Transform the Mayo Clinic's In-Plant

Digital Color Printing and Inline Bookletmaking Transform the Mayo Clinic's In-Plant

Published: September 5, 2019

John Bedsted of the Mayo Clinic’s in-plant talks about the various medical information products that his department produces for the Clinic's million-plus patients. The in-plant has a mix of offset and digital equipment, as well as inline and offline bookletmakers.

 

Video preview: From the Classroom to the Pressroom

From the Classroom to the Pressroom

Published: September 4, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to Adam Pelzek of Pip Printing New England about his transition from teaching to the family printing business, founded by his father and uncle more than 40 years ago. He also shares his perspective on Millennials’ perceptions of print and the printing industry.

 

Video preview: Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform

Memjet Announces New DuraFlex Platform

Published: 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.

 

Video preview: Application Development Is the Key to Spurring Digital Textile Printing Growth

Application Development Is the Key to Spurring Digital Textile Printing Growth

Published: September 3, 2019

Roman Barba, Market Development Manager, Textiles, for HP says, "When you buy a printer, it's not about the printer itself—it's what you can do with it." This philosophy is a key to HP's application development efforts in sportswear, fashion, decoration, and soft signage. Barba explains how HP approaches each of these markets from an application perspective in this video sponsored by HP.

 

Video preview: Frank on Industry Predictions from the 90s

Frank on Industry Predictions from the 90s

Published: August 30, 2019

Frank talks about two studies from the 1990s that attempted to predict the future of the printing industry. He predicts that predicting the future is not easy.

 

Video preview: Thin LED Panels Are Good for Plastic or Fabric Signage

Thin LED Panels Are Good for Plastic or Fabric Signage

Published: August 29, 2019

Aleksandr Karasyk, President of Elephant US, talks about the company's thin, double-sided, LED panels and its journey from the Ukraine to the U.S.

 

Video preview: Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers

Esko Sees Closer Collaboration Between Brand Owners and Packaging Suppliers

Published: August 28, 2019

Bernard Zwaenepoel, Chief Technology Officer Software for Esko, talks to David Zwang at Eskoworld about the increasingly close collaboration between brand owners and packaging suppliers, especially when it comes to using and sharing data.

 

Video preview: HP Makes Color Management Easy with HP Stitch Series Textile Printers

HP Makes Color Management Easy with HP Stitch Series Textile Printers

Published: August 27, 2019

Joan Jorba, Textiles R&D Engineering Manager at HP, explains how HP has implemented color management for its HP Stitch S Series dye sublimation printers in this HP-sponsored video. He reports that the goal was to make color management easy, even for users who have limited color knowledge, and to ensure accurate color across fleets and with hybrid analog/digital production.

 

Video preview: Tim Williams Explains How Color Solutions International Helps Improve Color in Textiles and Apparel with Certified Color Standards

Tim Williams Explains How Color Solutions International Helps Improve Color in Textiles and Apparel with Certified Color Standards

Published: August 26, 2019

Color Solutions International Tim Williams provides background on the company and the value it brings to the textile and apparel supply chain. This includes integration with Datacolor's ColorReader PRO and Adobe Textile Designer. He notes that 30% of colors are from the company's ColorWall which has nearly 10,000 colors available, and 70% are custom colors requested by brands.

 

Video preview: Frank Talks to Linotype Maintenance Specialist Dave Seat

Frank Talks to Linotype Maintenance Specialist Dave Seat

Published: August 23, 2019

Frank talks to Dave Seat, one of the few Linotype maintenance specialists. Dave travels America repairing the last group of working Linotype hot metal typesetters. He estimates that he repairs around 100 to 200 machines a year, a lot of them in museums eager to get them up and running as there has been a resurgence of interest in Linotypes in recent years.

 

Video preview: Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management

Esko Brands Focuses on Brand Development and Management

Published: August 22, 2019

David Zwang speaks with Ali Moosani, Esko President, about Esko Brands, the growing division that focuses on brand development and management.

 

Video preview: HP Smart Services Improve Uptime and Productivity in Textile Printing

HP Smart Services Improve Uptime and Productivity in Textile Printing

Published: August 22, 2019

Joan Carol, Services Segment Manager, EMEA, discusses HP Smart Services for textile printing in this video sponsored by HP. He shares how the system works for both predictive and responsive service and leverages HP's large global service footprint for fast response when needed.

 

Video preview: Datacolor ColorReader PRO Can Shrink Color Acquisition and Approval from Weeks to Days or Hours for Textile Designers

Datacolor ColorReader PRO Can Shrink Color Acquisition and Approval from Weeks to Days or Hours for Textile Designers

Published: August 22, 2019

Datacolor's Ken Butts explains the importance of its new ColorReader PRO in the overall textile and apparel design process, enabling designers to quickly and easily acquire color data from inspiration items that can be passed along the rest of the supply chain. The ultra-portable colorimeter also links to CSI ColorWall color libraries. It is also integrated with Adobe Textile Designer.

 

 

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