Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: January 8, 2016
There are 3.04 Trillion trees on the planet. Someone counted them. They should now start counting the grains of sand on the planet. That will draw their attention away from tress for a while.
Published: January 6, 2016
Ron Voigt, President of X-Rite Pantone, talks about the importance of standards, instrumentation and lighting to ensure that printers can deliver reliable, consistent, accurate color, efficiently and cost-effectively. This goes way beyond simply measuring ink density.
Published: January 5, 2016
Mark DeBoer, Director of Customer Experience for Darwill, talks about how the company leverages its multi-technology production platform, including production inkjet, to produce high-end personalized direct mail with a complete toolbox.
Published: January 4, 2016
Patrick van Baelan, Vice President at Xeikon, provides Senior Editor Cary Sherburne with an update on the company's Trillium liquid toner technology announced at drupa 2012, including beta customer status and target markets, with expected commercial availability at drupa 2016.
Published: January 3, 2016
IDEAlliance offers a number of significant and valuable services to the industry, including a broad array of online and in-person training. EVP Steve Bonoff explains what is available, including a new course on Color Management for Digital.
Published: December 21, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Leonie van der Veen, Director of Operations at AddComm Direct in the Netherlands. AddComm Direct specializes in creating integrated solutions including print, web, and mobile applications used in multichannel communication. In recent years the company has invested in production inkjet and transitioned 70% of its production from toner to inkjet.
Published: December 18, 2015
Why do many libraries hate books? Libraries are spending more money on electronic access and meeting pods and cutting back on access to the printed book. The root of library comes from the word book. What do we call them now: Interneteries?
Published: December 17, 2015
Highcon's President Vic Stalam talks about the importance of drupa as a platform to launch next-generation products to drive change in the 100-year-old print finishing industry. He also encourages marketers and brand owners to take advantage of educational sessions in the drupa Cube.
Published: December 16, 2015
Andy Fetherman, Director of Digital Solutions at Muller Martini, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about where finishing equipment decisions should fit into the digital press investment cycle. Begin with the end in mind and scalability is key!
Published: December 15, 2015
KBA's President & CEO, Claus Bolza-Schünemann talks about the state of KBA's business including 30% year-over-year growth and the exciting digital press for the corrugated industry in partnership with HP.
Published: December 14, 2015
Steve Bonoff, EVP at IDEAlliance, talks about a current project in partnership with Ryerson University to take GRACoL to the next level, better supporting current devices and processes and to publish specifications for an expanded color space.
Published: December 11, 2015
HP Inc. believes that the same "megatrends" toward short-run, on demand production and versioning that have transformed other print markets will have a comparable effect on packaging. It's potentially a $13.6 billion opportunity, and HP Inc. sees corrugated as an ideal place for the transformation to begin.
Published: December 11, 2015
Google changed their logo. Six letters got a lot of attention. Only three of the letters are unique enough to allow some level of creativity. The three letters that are overly simplistic spell the word “loo.”
Published: December 10, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Angus Clark, CEO at TJ International about transitioning book production from offset to production inkjet.
Published: December 9, 2015
Jay Mandarino, President of CJ Graphics in Canada, continues his innovative approach by installing the first Highcon Euclid in Canada. He discusses how he used the Euclid to build a stunning cover for Design Edge, a magazine that goes to 11,000 designers across Canada.
Published: December 8, 2015
Richard Romano talks to RTI’s Erik Norman about new applications for single-pass wide-format printers, such as RTI Digital’s Vortex 4200.
Published: December 8, 2015
The two technology leaders want to take digital printing for packaging to the next level—and to several levels after that—with a 110-inch-wide web inkjet press specifically for the corrugated market.
Published: December 7, 2015
The R&D and the building of the first working model took just two years. Now, HP Inc.'s Eric Wiesner and KBA's Christoph Müller discuss how the companies will deploy marketing, sales, and support strategies with the same kind of high-efficiency cooperation.
Published: December 4, 2015
Someone asked why the Declaration of Independence was not printed. Frank answers the question with a “Yes, it was printed. That’s how most people learned about it.”
Published: December 3, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Steve Smiley of Smileycolor and Elie Khoury of Alwan Color Expertise about the importance and value of complying with ISO 15339 (Graphic technology -- Printing from digital data across multiple technologies), a new standard that includes a set of print definitions that can be used anywhere in the world and for any printing technology.