Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: April 30, 2014
This week, Frank brings us a potpourri of material. We think Potpourri is French for "Pile of Stuff Laying on Ones Desk". Newsweek returns to print, the 1984 Betamax decision, print trumps digital in the attention economy, Chicago bypasses postal service for distribution, and print book growth.
Published: April 29, 2014
Jim Benedict, Direct of Marketing at GLS, talks about the different applications they've developed using their newly acquired HP 10000 press.
Published: April 25, 2014
Chris Irick, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager at Xerox, introduces the new Versant 2100 Press. Chris talks about the 4 ways the Versant 2100 allows printers to "do more with more": More performance, more reliability, more flexibility, and more results.
Published: April 24, 2014
Published: April 23, 2014
This week Frank (still wearing that shirt), shares an article about a 1991 Radio Shack ad featuring products that were deprecated by the introduction of the iPhone.
Published: April 22, 2014
Arthur Boisfontaine, owner of Crystal Clear Imaging, talks to Richard Romano about their business and how they shifted to focus on the sports market.
Published: April 18, 2014
Jared Smith, President of bluemedia, talks to Kevin Karstedt about digital print for packaging and what they are doing in their shop. They discuss digital workflow, color management, and finding the right technologies.
Published: April 17, 2014
Robbie McDaniel, President of PSP, talks to Cary Sherburne about his business and their full transition to digital using HP technology. They also discuss why PSP picked HP as a partner.
Published: April 16, 2014
This week Frank talks about a project aimed at printing all 4.3 million Wikipedia articles in 1,000 volumes. He also talks about how to get a single page from a Gutenberg bible for a cool 85 grand.
Published: April 15, 2014
Hudson Printing's Paul Gardner talks to Cary Sherburne about taking a legacy commercial printing company in a digital direction. Paul is Director of Innovation and thinks Hudson will become a digital printer with offset capability. See also: Hudson Printing: Innovation and Inspiration
Published: April 9, 2014
This week, Frank talks about discovering strange things that are happening in the world. A Hershey Chocolate 3D printer, a 3D robot, and futurology are all included in Romano's crazy mixed up world! Oh...and there's the shirt. What's up with the shirt?
Published: April 8, 2014
Ron Gizzo, COO of Visual Marking Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the business and their acquisition of an HP Latex 3000.
Published: April 8, 2014
Dr. Gerold Linzbach, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Heidelberg, talks to Pat Henry at the Digital Sneak Peek Event. They discuss the addition of digital to Heidelberg's product line up.
Published: April 4, 2014
Andy Tribute joins us from retirement to discuss Ipex, his local industry trade show. He discusses the challenges faced by Informa and how they transformed the event from a product driven show to a content-based show.
Published: April 2, 2014
This week Frank shows us a library of items he's put together related to the printing industry. Among them are early Apple computers.
Published: April 1, 2014
Published: March 28, 2014
Frank joins us from Ipex to talk about the show. He picks a spot to shoot the video with an actual printing press (Komori) behind him. We get his opinion of not only the Ipex show, but industry trade shows in general: yes, we still need them!
Published: March 26, 2014
This week, Frank answers a much asked question: What is all that stuff on the wall behind you? Viewers have long noticed when Frank is shooting his weekly video in his RIT office, there is a wall of stuff behind him. This week, we finally get a tour of "the wall".
Published: March 25, 2014
Rob Mayerson, General Manager of Digital for Sandy Alexander, talks to Cary Sherburne about the company and their growth into digital services. Rob also discusses being the beta for the HP Indigo 10000 and the current largest install base.
Published: March 20, 2014
Udi Arieli, Senior Director of Product Managment at EFI, talks to Cary Sherburne about innovations in workflow and removing steps from the process.