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Video preview: Alaska's Interior Graphics and Printing Has Come a Long Way

Alaska's Interior Graphics and Printing Has Come a Long Way

Published: March 25, 2019

Michelle Maynor, "Print-cess" at Interior Graphics and Printing in Fairbanks, Alaska, talks with Richard Romano at the NPOA Conference about the company's 70+-year history and how it has grown from business printing to adding wide-format and promotional graphics.

 

Video preview: Frank Takes the Cake

Frank Takes the Cake

Published: March 22, 2019

Frank talks sweetly about custom-printed cookies, cakes, and other comestibles and how this could tie into personalized packaging. Inkjet-printed icing and edible material can create type and photographic imagery for many delicacies.

 

Video preview: Sarah Barr Offers Advice to New Print Owners

Sarah Barr Offers Advice to New Print Owners

Published: March 21, 2019

Sarah Barr, Owner of Konhaus Print and Marketing, talks with Richard Romano at the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) Conference about navigating the world of print as a new owner, and how her company can help customers with marketing.

 

Video preview: Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

Published: March 20, 2019

After nearly 20 years running a retail photo boutique, and as the transition to digital photography and the electronic/social distribution of images was taking place, Gaby Mullinax saw new opportunities in signage and purchased a FASTSIGNS franchise. She talks to Kelley Holmes about her journey.

 

Video preview: Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Published: March 19, 2019

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration.

 

Video preview: Charlene Sims Brings a Wealth of Experience to the NPOA Board

Charlene Sims Brings a Wealth of Experience to the NPOA Board

Published: March 18, 2019

Charlene Sims, President of The Master's Press and new National Print Owners Association (NPOA) board member, talks about her 43-year print journey and her plans for leasing the NPOA into the future.

 

Video preview: Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Published: March 18, 2019

Matthew Romero, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, has been in the printing industry his entire life. He opened a sign shop in 2015 and greatly expanded what he could offer by being part of the FASTSIGNS network. He also talks about a mural project he recently completed for a local high school.

 

Video preview: Frank's Book Tour

Frank's Book Tour

Published: March 15, 2019

Frank takes us on a video tour of one of the CalPoly archives of bound volumes of printing magazines. Very few of these publications have been digitized and historians will have to dig through these printed volumes to find pertinent information.

 

Video preview: HP's Service Edge Helps the Customer

HP's Service Edge Helps the Customer

Published: March 14, 2019

Pat McGrew, Inkjet Evangelist, talks with Sylvain Faligand of HP about the company's Service Edge platform. HP's Service Edge leverages the best of HP's prices and tools to help the customer grow, be efficient, be autonomous, and meet their business objectives.

 

Video preview: Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Published: March 14, 2019

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM.

 

Video preview: Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Published: March 13, 2019

Grant Miller, President and CEO of Bluecrest, discusses the rapid, eight-month growth of the enterprise print and mail company that used to be part of Pitney Bowes. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, Bluecrest was showing its new ERP systems and other integrated print and mail solutions, which include workflow and analytics and reporting tools.

 

Video preview: Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed

Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed

Published: March 13, 2019

Adina Shorr, CEO of Scodix, talks about the digital embellishment and enhancement, especially in packaging production. Thanks to its ability to mass customize printed packaging, digital embellishments can turn something that is functional—a package—into a form of communication, ultimately changing the way that products are consumed.

 

Video preview: Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 12, 2019

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX.

 

Video preview: HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 11, 2019

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media.

 

Video preview: Frank on All the News That's Fit to Tweet

Frank on All the News That's Fit to Tweet

Published: March 8, 2019

Frank takes us from commuters reading newspapers to commuters reading mobile devices. He quotes a Pew study that indicates that that most of us get our news from television and social media.

 

Video preview: Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Published: March 7, 2019

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event.

 

Video preview: Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Ricoh Introduces New Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 6, 2019

Eef de Ridder, VP of Commercial and Industrial Printing for Ricoh Europe, discusses the value of Hunkeler Innovationdays and why Ricoh chose this event to launch the RICOH Pro VC70000.

 

Video preview: NPOA Continues to Grow

NPOA Continues to Grow

Published: March 5, 2019

John Henry, CEO of Mitchell's Speedway Press Printing and Programs and Events Director for the National Print Owners Association (NPOA), talks about the advantages of NPOA membership and how both the association and the annual conference have grown in the last seven years.

 

Video preview: Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Printing on Paper and Plastic Substrates with Konica Minolta's KM-1 Inkjet Press

Published: March 4, 2019

Mark Hinder, Head of Market Development for Konica Minolta, talks about the range of applications for which the KM-1 Inkjet Press is well-suited—from books on offset paper to specialty printing on a variety of substrates such as foils, PVC, and different kinds of plastics. 

 

Video preview: Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Published: March 1, 2019

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks about the future of the company, inkjet, and the advantage of continuous feed, as well as success through automation.

 

 

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