Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: February 4, 2015
Steve Bennett, VP of Sales for Esko, talks to Richard Romano about Esko's recent product and feature introductions, including a new entry-level Kongsberg cutting table, and identifies current trends in finishing.
Published: February 3, 2015
Guy Gecht talks about receiving the Bruno Award, his background and the strong team that supports him, including this sage advice: “We have to continue to think about where we want to go and continue to evolve the company. We can’t stop. Doing nothing is the worst option for everyone because the market is changing and technology is changing.”
Published: February 3, 2015
Frank Romano joins us from the stacks of books that made up the GATF Library which was recently donated to Cal Poly. Frank is a 2015 recipient of the Bruno Award from the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). Frank talks about receiving the award, the start of the Lithographic Technical Foundation which later became the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and how Mike Bruno kickstarted research within the printing industry.
Published: February 2, 2015
Cary Sherburne interviews John Tenwinkel, Director of Dscoop University at Dscoop about the Dscoop University program and the resources it provides to the Dscoop community.
Published: January 30, 2015
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen group and noted author, discusses his latest book, The Innovators. Many interesting historical tidbits are included in this interview, including thoughts from Steve Jobs and Isaacson’s conclusions about how to foster a culture of innovation in your company, including the need to cannibalize current products to prepare for the future. Watch the video, read the book. It’s important for the future of your business.
Published: January 28, 2015
Bart Fret Director of Sales, Large-Format, for GMG talks to Richard Romano about color management challenges for wide-format printing, managing color across multiple printing technologies, and the latest trends in proofing.
Published: January 28, 2015
Frank discusses several options for an all-American font. Helvetica is not an option. After all, it means Switzerland. ATF Americana comes to mind.
Published: January 27, 2015
HP's inkjet web press platform is now in use as a solution for bringing vivid color and graphics to corrugated packaging. David Murphy, in charge of inkjet web marketing and business development for HP, explains the application and the strategy.
Published: January 26, 2015
Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt sat down with Kevin Geominne, Managing Partner at Chili Publish to find out how Chili Publish approaches integration with other systems. What Chili Publish is doing to support mobile. And how they help printing companies find success with online services.
Published: January 23, 2015
In a shameless plug, Frank discusses his two new books about the history of the Linotype company and the phototypesetting era. All proceeds go to education.
Published: January 22, 2015
Seth Godin, author of several best-selling business books, sits down with Cary Sherburne at Digital Book World in New York to share his thoughts on the current state of the printing and publishing industries. Seth also shares information on how he's distributing his latest book.
Published: January 21, 2015
EFI CEO Guy Gecht talks to Richard Romano at last October's SGIA Expo about the growth of specialty and display graphics printing, and EFI's 25th anniversary.
Published: January 20, 2015
After 40 years as an independent supplier of prepress technology, ECRM has joined forces with Chinese prepress manufacturer CRON as the master distributor in North America for CRON CTP systems. Rick Black, president and CEO of CRON-ECRM LLC, details the JV's strategy and objectives.
Published: January 19, 2015
Jennifer Matt sat down with Jacob Aizikowitz to find out how XMPie approaches integration with other systems. What XMPie is doing to support mobile. And how they help printing companies find success with online services.
Published: January 16, 2015
Frank Romano reviews a recent report from Margie Dana and John Zarwan on the "New Print Buyer".
Published: January 15, 2015
In our second video with Sarah Mannone, Vice President of Client Services at Trekk, Mannone shares common challenges with Augmented Reality (AR) in Cross-media Communication and techniques to start using AR within campaigns.
Published: January 14, 2015
Richard Romano talks with Barbara Chandler Allen, Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that creates wide-format digital prints of children's art in exchange for donations from corporations. The money is then used to purchase art supplies for cash-strapped inner-city art education programs.
Published: January 13, 2015
Established in 1992, Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd. has become China's leading supplier of computer-to-plate systems. Alex Lee, deputy general manager for sales and marketing, speaks with Pat Henry about CRON's plans to become better known in the U.S. market.
Published: January 12, 2015
Each year Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, collects the corporate greeting cards he receives over the holiday and describes the use of innovative printing techniques, substrates, design, and personalization.
Published: January 9, 2015
Frank shares a print application from Screen using its Truepress Jet UV digital printing platform with Color-Logic's Process Metallic Color System technology. Spoiler alert: He loves it.