Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: June 7, 2017
Idealliance and Konica Minolta recently teamed up with Spectrum Printing in Tucson, AZ to bring the G7 Master Facility Qualification to the printing company's offset and digital pressroom. Ken Huizenga, Production Manager at Spectrum Printing, discusses the impact G7 has had on their ability to secure clients who were frustrated with other printer's inability to match color across jobs and production equipment.
Published: June 6, 2017
Larry Logan, Chief Evangelist at Digimarc Corporation, provides an update on the state of the art in digital watermarking, active and intelligent packaging, and new opportunities for customer engagement with packaging.
Published: June 5, 2017
Dan Mauer, Vice President of Digital at Heidelberg, represented the company at the recent InPrint USA show, where the company's OmniFire direct-to-object printer. It capitalizes on the emerging demand for personalization in the industrial printing market with the ability to print in high quality on spherical, cylindrical or other objects.
Published: June 2, 2017
Frank opines about irony in the modern world and also harks back to 1516 when a monk praised handwriting over printing.
Published: June 1, 2017
When you're implementing a new print software project, a project manager can be critical to keeping momentum on the project. A project manager keeps everyone on task and aligned around getting a "side-project" done. Jennifer Matt interviews Bryan Quible about project management and software projects.
Published: May 31, 2017
Jean-Charles Morisseau, Chairman of global design and pre-media agency Diadeis talks about packaging trends affecting brand owners and packaging artwork teams including consolidation of processes and suppliers, and packaging driving e-commerce content creation.
Published: May 29, 2017
Terri Mascagni is Senior Account Executive at Hederman Brothers, which has been in business since 1898, is a family owned commercial printer located in Mississippi. The company recently acquired an HP Indigo 12000 to bolster its digital capabilities. She talks about the many changes the company has recently gone through to maintain its competitive position.
Published: May 26, 2017
In a frank video, Frank confesses that he still uses QuarkXPress, in a world dominated by Adobe InDesign. He is unapologetic.
Published: May 23, 2017
Jim Raffel, CEO of ColorMetrix, shares insight into what he's seeing in the industry with the continued adoption of Idealliance's G7 as a method to provide common visual appearance across various print processes including industrial print applications.
Published: May 23, 2017
Tim Baechle, Vice President, Global Print Technologies & Workflows discusses current direction and new technical programs that Idealliance is developing for the industry.
Published: May 22, 2017
Joe Morgan, formerly CEO of Standard Register and now Founder and CEO of Be Safe. Be Inspired. Be YOU. shares his insights on the InPrint USA show and the opportunities he sees for printing businesses in functional printing applications, particularly for packaging. He sees this as changing the role for the converter and requires businesses to redefine the role they will play in the future.
Published: May 19, 2017
Thinking he's got something special, WhatTheyThink Senior Video Editor Jon Emmerich does a little show-and-tell and asks for Frank's response. In true Frank fashion, Frank quickly and efficiently crushes Jon's dreams.
Published: May 18, 2017
As one of the early adopters of production inkjet technology, Dave Fenske of Fenske Media discusses the whole value proposition of direct marketing and how it has enhanced his business and the business of his customers.
Published: May 17, 2017
Nachum Korman, VP and GM, North America for Landa Digital Printing lays out the strategy for building a US sales and support organization, and discusses the three recently announced beta sites including the first installation in the US at Imagine! in Minneapolis, MN later this year.
Published: May 16, 2017
Ken Garner, VP of Ideallliance explains the current state of the US Postal Service, what it will take to strengthen its position, and what it will ultimately mean for the mailing rates.
Published: May 15, 2017
David Steinhardt, President and CEO of Idealliance brings us up to date on its recent merger with Epicomm, and discusses plans and the challenges of keeping Idealliance in line with the industry's evolution
Published: May 15, 2017
Steve Portrude, President and CEO at Harwill Express Press, promotes the benefits of being an Idealliance member and the value printing company executives receive by attending its annual Experience Conference.
Published: May 12, 2017
Frank catches up with Daniel Dejean of SAPPI Fine Paper at the Digital Printing event in Toronto. Daniel is a great evangelist for print.
Published: May 11, 2017
When you need to transition off a legacy Print MIS, there are few things that you need to consider when selecting your new trusted system of record. Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about how she guides companies through that decision process.
Published: May 10, 2017
We recently caught up with Joe Morgan, formerly CEO of Standard Register, to find out what he is up to these days. Now Founder and CEO of Be Safe. Be Inspired. Be YOU, Joe is translating his 20+ years of experience as a CEO into a consulting business that helps companies improve leadership and transform corporate culture to better meet the market needs of today.