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Video preview: A Little Place for Your Stuff

A Little Place for Your Stuff

Published: May 25, 2018

Frank is distraught because the last US Blockbuster Video Store is closing. He does a quick review of recorded media, from tape cassettes, to video tape, to CD, to video disc, and even USB sticks.

 

Video preview: Inside FESPA 2018's Print Make Wear

Inside FESPA 2018's Print Make Wear "Fast Fashion" Microfactory

Published: May 25, 2018

Debbie McKeegan, Textile Ambassador for FESPA 2018, walks us through the Print Make Wear microfactory and demonstrates the process of textile printing from beginning to end.

 

Video preview: Product and Technology Changes Afoot at Xeikon

Product and Technology Changes Afoot at Xeikon

Published: May 24, 2018

At the recent Xeikon Café, Filip Weymans, Vice President of Marketing for Xeikon, discusses some recent technology and product changes that customers can look forward to, from the addition of dry toner and UV inkjet to a complete digital technology upgrade.

 

Video preview: SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry

SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry

Published: May 24, 2018

At this week's TechTextil, Will Duncan, Executive Director of SEAMS, talks about SEAMS which, for 50 years, has been the "voice" of the U.S. sewn products industry. Members include brands and retailers, as well as the textile supply sector. "Made in America" is the association's main initiative.

 

Video preview: New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security

New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security

Published: May 23, 2018

Matt Hirsch Ph.D., Co-Founder and CTO of Lumii, talks to David Zwang about a new solution for label and packaging security that allows 2D printers and presses generate holographic 3D effects. Using proprietary algorithms and Terascale computing, the Lumii Light Field Engine calculates the exact patterns for a duplex print from a single image to create a visual 3D object from a 2D pattern.

 

Video preview: Techtextil 2018: New Technologies—and Challenges—for Textile Printing

Techtextil 2018: New Technologies—and Challenges—for Textile Printing

Published: May 23, 2018

Brian Francois, Executive Vice President of AATCC, discusses the analog-to-digital transformation in textile printing, and identifies such emerging challenges as wearable technology and developing and implementing color standards for LED lighting.

 

Video preview: Xeikon Cafe Opens in Chicago

Xeikon Cafe Opens in Chicago

Published: May 22, 2018

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks to David Zwang at this year’s Xeikon Café in Chicago about the evolution of the Café and its move into the U.S. market. He also talks about recent changes at Xeikon and its decision to focus—to a greater extent than before—on industry segments in which the company offers a unique value. 

 

Video preview: From Concept to Creation—Dover Digital Printing’s Microfactory Streamlines Digital Textile Production

From Concept to Creation—Dover Digital Printing’s Microfactory Streamlines Digital Textile Production

Published: May 22, 2018

Sebastien Hanssens, Vice President of Marketing and Communication for Dover Digital Printing, talks about the “microfactory” concept of on-demand digital garment printing, which Dover Digital Printing was demonstrating at FESPA 2018. “The Sports Factory” showcased customized athletic jersey printing from online ordering to printing and sewing.

 

Video preview: EFI's New H Series Set to Launch This Summer

EFI's New H Series Set to Launch This Summer

Published: May 21, 2018

Ken Hanulec, Vice President of Marketing, Inkjet Solutions for EFI, talks about the company's new H Series at FESPA 2018 in Berlin. This new hybrid printer, targeted at the mid-range market, is capable of printing on both rigid and flexible substrates.

 

Video preview: Wade Neff Offers an Inkjet Reality Check

Wade Neff Offers an Inkjet Reality Check

Published: May 21, 2018

At the InPrint Industrial Inkjet Conference, Wade Neff, Strategic Business Unity Manager for Strategic Factory, discusses how inkjet printing is not the solution for every application, and that print service providers need to understand, and be able to communicate to customers, both the advantages and limitations of inkjet technology.

 

Video preview: HP PageWide Technology Changes the Food Packaging Industry

HP PageWide Technology Changes the Food Packaging Industry

Published: May 18, 2018

This week at FESPA 2018, HP launched two new PageWide presses for ultra-high-volume digital corrugated printing. David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Business Development–HP PageWide Industrial Division, describes the Digital Corrugated Experience at FESPA 2018. and how HP's PageWide technology has versatility and adaptability for uses in consumer, electronics, and food and beverage packaging.

 

Video preview: FESPA Berlin 2018 Focuses on Education

FESPA Berlin 2018 Focuses on Education

Published: May 17, 2018

Roz Guarnori, Exhibition Director for FESPA, talks about what visitors will find at this year's FESPA Berlin, from a show floor packed with the latest technologies to educational programs for textiles and corrugated.

 

Video preview: Massivit Launches New Entry-Level 3DPrinter

Massivit Launches New Entry-Level 3DPrinter

Published: May 17, 2018

Kevin M. Sykes, North American President of Massivit 3D, talks about the new Massivit 1500 "Exploration" 3D printer, which allows users to pursue 3D printing at a lower price point than the company's flagship product. Sykes also discusses the opportunities to be had in 3D printing.

 

Video preview: EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

EFI Launches New Hybrid Printer Series at FESPA Berlin

Published: May 16, 2018

Frank Mallozzi, Chief Revenue Officer for EFI, talks about the new hybrid VUTEk printer series the company is launching this week at FESPA in Berlin: the h Series, EFI's new mid-range line, which boasts faster speed, higher image quality, and lower operating costs. The company is also demonstrating its textile-based "mini factory."

 

Video preview: UV LED Looks to the Future

UV LED Looks to the Future

Published: May 15, 2018

Pamela Lee, Senior Product Manager for Excelitas Technologies, discusses UV LED technology vs. traditional UV curing in terms of performance, cost, and environmental benefits in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.

 

Video preview: Digital Printing Hits a Wall. And the Floor. And Your Sofa.

Digital Printing Hits a Wall. And the Floor. And Your Sofa.

Published: May 14, 2018

Rachel Nunziata, Product Development Manager for 4Walls, talks about the design process for digital décor. 4Walls designs and prints wallcoverings and a wide variety of other materials, handling the process all the way from design through production.

 

Video preview: EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility

EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility

Published: May 11, 2018

The EFI ribbon-cutting ceremony for its quarter million square foot facility in Manchester, N.H., was a grand affair. More than 100 media, dignitaries, and other guests filled the main demonstration room. They were surrounded by gigantic inkjet printers and toured one of the most advanced facilities for the development, manufacture, and operation of advanced inkjet systems. These systems are installed in plants in every hemisphere.

 

Video preview: Outside Baseball: Heidelberg's Steven Calov on Opportunities in Direct-to-Shape Printing

Outside Baseball: Heidelberg's Steven Calov on Opportunities in Direct-to-Shape Printing

Published: May 10, 2018

"Direct-to-shape" is a fast-growing subset of industrial—and even commercial—printing. Steven Calov, Omnifire 4D Product Manager for Heidelberg USA, talks about the Heidelberg Omnifire printers that can print on a plethora of materials and shapes, and the opportunities they offer for both industrial and specialty commercial printers.

 

Video preview: From Craft Beer to Soda, Printers Need a

From Craft Beer to Soda, Printers Need a "Can"-Do Mentality

Published: May 9, 2018

At the InPrint Industrial Printing Show in Chicago, Jim Lambert, VP of Digital Sales for INX International, talks about digital direct-to-can printing, a technology that gives beverage makers flexibility in both design and volume, and the ability to adapt to changing consumer trends and tastes.

 

Video preview: New Ideas Abound at RadTech 2018

New Ideas Abound at RadTech 2018

Published: May 8, 2018

Gary Cohen, Executive Director of RadTech, talks about what attendees to RadTech 2018 can expect at this week's conference and expo. From new ideas in start-up companies to the latest UV+EB technology, excitement is brewing.

 

 

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