Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: February 12, 2014
This week Frank highlights mailers he's received that caught his attention. One by Canon - a thick three dimensional piece from Wired magazine, and one by EFI - an older piece he misplaced but saved because it has a video component. Yes. Video in a mailed marketing piece!
Published: February 10, 2014
Shoshana Burgett, Strategic Marketing Director for X-Rite, talks to WhatTheyThink Labels & Packaging's Kevin Karstedt about the color of the year and the process by which it is selected each year. They also discuss Pantone View, a way to keep up to date on color trends.
Published: February 6, 2014
Jim Lambert, VP & GM of Digital Management Division at INX International, speaks about how INX International went from an ink manufacturer transformed themselves from an ink manufacturer to digital press manufacturer.
Published: February 5, 2014
Frank gives a history lesson on the birth of the modern phone system. He focuses on a letter written to President Wilson from the President of AT&T. The end result of the coming regulated monopoly? The Internet!
Published: February 4, 2014
Cary Sherburne interviews Sam Hosoe, EVP of Production Print Solutions for Ricoh. They discuss their recent acquisition of Avanti and PTI and how that impacts their production systems group and strengthens their product portfolio.
Published: February 3, 2014
Benny Landa talks to Cary Sherburne about the development of the nanographic printing process and discusses the quality progress as he explains the S-curve of technology developments. They also discuss the timing of the press shipments.
Published: January 31, 2014
David Zwang talks with Cary Sherburne about his new article series for 2014. David plans to take the workflow series to the next level by looking at specific products and applications.
Published: January 29, 2014
Frank joins us from the New York Stock Exchange floor where he was invited to celebrate Kodak being re-listed on the exchange. He talks about the job Antonio Perez did in guiding the company through bankruptcy and re-inventing itself.
Published: January 28, 2014
Cary Sherburne gets a chance to meet EFI's new CFO David Reeder on the final day of Connect. We learn a bit about David's background and get more insight into the reasons for his decision to accept the position.
Published: January 27, 2014
Cary Sherburne speaks with Marc Olin, COO of EFI, as they wrap up another EFI Connect at the Wynn in Las Vegas. They discuss the announcement with Landa, which was the big highlight this year at the show. They also discuss what attendees are saying about the event.
Published: January 24, 2014
NAPL President and CEO Joe Truncale talks to Cary Sherburne about combining NAPL and AMSP and what the combination does to benefit both memberships. They also discuss the subject of association consolidation in general.
Editor's Note: Don't miss Pat Henry's article series on industry associations. The first talks about NAPL and PIA.
Published: January 23, 2014
Jim Tomblinson, VP of Operations at Modern Litho, talks to Cary Sherburne about his 6th EFI Connect. They talk about the value the event brings to his company and why he returns year after year.
Published: January 22, 2014
Frank reminisces about using a word processor (via cassette) in 1972 and meeting Isaac Asimov. Frank chases down an article by Asimov that mentions the use of the word processor and talks about some of Isaac's predictions. How close did he come?
Published: January 22, 2014
EFI CEO Guy Gecht talks to Cary Sherburne about Connect 2014 - their biggest ever. Guy also talks about the big Landa announcement that Fiery will be the front end of all Landa nanographic devices.
Published: January 21, 2014
Jamie Harris, VP of Diversified Services at GMC, talks to Cary Sherburne about how technology is changing the landscape of customer communications across multiple channels.
Published: January 20, 2014
Warren Werbitt, Founder & Fisherman at Pazazz Printing in Montreal Canada, talks to Cary Sherburne about what's new at Pazazz. They've acquired a large format printer to extend their capabilities. They also talk about using the new X-Rite eXact in their shop.
Published: January 17, 2014
Kevin Karstedt interviews Dror Danai of Scodix who talks about their unique coatings technology and how they are applying them to the folding carton segment of the industry.
Published: January 15, 2014
This week, Frank catches a "blurb" in a local newspaper and as always uses it as a jumping off point for a rant for print. Will kiosks be the downfall of print? Of course not! See why.
Published: January 14, 2014
Rolf Richter, CEO of locr maps, talks to Cary Sherburne about the company and learns more about the technology of geodata and map personalization for printing.
Published: January 13, 2014
Sabine Geldermann, new drupa director, talks to Cary Sherburne about her new role and the coming drupa trade fair in 2016. They discuss what's happening leading up to the show and the trends shaping the focus of the show.