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Scott Eganhouse Talks About TEC Mailing Solutions’ Strong Suits

Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions talks about the company’s cloud-based USPS-certified cloud solution for the address hygiene and mailing industry—and cloud-based dye-sub-printed trade show attire. Watch Video

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EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

Giselle del la Moriniere Product Marketing Manager in EFI’s Fiery Group talks about EFI’s Fiery partners, the Red Hot Technology Award-winning FreeForm Create software, and the integration of the Fiery digital front end with Duplo’s spot coater and slitter/cutter/creaser. Watch Video

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CJ Graphics Sweeps the Bennys

Jay Mandarino, President and CEO of Mississauga, Ontario’s CJ Graphics, talks about his company’s having won a record 22 “Benny” Awards, the most in the 71-year history of the PIA’s Premier Print Awards. Watch Video

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How the Digital Ecosystem in Textile Production Streamlines Operations

In this video sponsored by EFI, the company's Chief Revenue Officer Frank Mallozzi explains EFI's "ecosystem" approach to the markets it serves, focusing on the components that create an inspiration to production, shipping, and invoicing for textiles. He also outlines the range of EFI Reggiani printers available, from the entry-level Next to the EFI BOLT at 90 meters per minute at the high end. Watch Video

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Automated Color Control for Legacy Offset Presses

John Sweeney of Lithec USA introduces the company, which has just launched in the US, and the LithoFlash, the only retrofit inline closed-loop color control system for legacy sheetfed offset presses. Watch Video

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Frank's drupa 2020 Vision

Frank previews next year’s drupa 2020, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, June 16–25, 2020. It is his 12th drupa (you do the math). There will be 1,800 exhibitors from 50 countries, and 30% of them are new exhibitors. Frank offers his travel advisory. Watch Video

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Colter & Peterson’s Cutting Edges

Colter & Peterson’s Bruce Peterson talks about the company’s latest PRISM and SABER paper cutters, the company’s line of reconditioned cutters, and how cutters have evolved over the years. Watch Video

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Helping PSPs Better Understand the Market

Keypoint Intelligence’s Ron Gilboa and Karen Kimerer talk about how Keypoint Intelligence’s research can help print businesses make better, more strategic business and investment decisions by understanding the market they are trying to go after. Watch Video

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Marco Boer: drupa 2020 Should Be Part of Your Trade Show Plans

Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies provides his perspective on why North American printing company executives should attend European trade shows and what to expect at the upcoming drupa 2020 event. Watch Video

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Xeikon on the Latest Label Printing Trends

David Zwang talks to Filip Weymans, VP of Marketing for Xeikon, at Labelexpo about the trends that Xeikon is seeing in the label industry and how they are addressing them. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Says, “Forget the Past!”

Print evangelist Warren Werbitt walks (and crawls) the PRINT 19 show floor and talks to several exhibitors who #$^&%# love print—and PRINT—as much as he does. Forget what the show used to be—think about the future. "It’s the only thing we can control." (And be sure to send your questions to Warren.) Watch Video

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Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Kirk-Rudy’s Bob Mills showcases the new FireJet 4C, a Memjet-powered four-color inkjet printing system that can print at 1600 x 1600 dpi at speeds up to 150 feet per minute. It uses pigment aqueous ink and is designed to cost-effectively print envelopes, bags, packages, napkins, and other items. Watch Video

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Mutoh’s Next-Gen Eco-Solvent Printers

Miguel Gonzalez, Director of Sales, talks about Mutoh's new eco-solvent printers which launched in September. The new machines have been redesigned from previous generations and now offer bulk ink delivery as standard feature. Watch Video

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Hunkeler's New Flexible Stacker

Hunkeler’s Hans Gut talks about the products the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including the Red Hot Technology Award-winning Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker, which is designed to cut and stack a wide variety of print products. Watch Video

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Graphco: “The Unfair Advantage”

Graphco’s Chris Manley talks about the technologies the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including its chemical embossing system for RMGT offset presses, Foliant laminating, and GEW LED UV technology. Watch Video

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Elegy for a Trade Show

Frank celebrates the life of PRINT, a show that had been a major part of his life for the past 51 years, and summarizes the print milestones that made their debut at McCormick Place over the years. Watch Video

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Customer Communications at PRINT 19

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends’ Pat McGrew and Marc Mascara discuss customer communications software and solutions on display at last week’s PRINT 19, and how they relate to trends that Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends has been tracking. Watch Video

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Xanté launches their new full color specialty printing solution based on HP FI-1000

Mark Priede of Xante previews the new full-color specialty printing solution based on the HP FI-1000, which prints 170+ envelopes a minute and uses Xanté’s iQueue software, and discusses the benefits of partnering with HP. Watch Video

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HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level. Watch Video

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Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging. Watch Video