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Video preview: Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Xerox PARC CEO on Industry 4.0 and the Packaging Internet of Things

Published: February 6, 2018

David Zwang speaks with Tolga Kurtoglu the CEO of Xerox PARC, the global technology research organization about what we can expect in the near and midterm future, and how it may affect Industry 4.0 and packaging IoT.

 

Video preview: Why the Rebranding of NPES to APT is Important

Why the Rebranding of NPES to APT is Important

Published: February 5, 2018

WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne caught up with Gavin Jordan-Smith, VP/GM, Industrial Print and Graphic Communications at Konica Minolta and Board member of APT, to gain his perspective on the recent rebranding of industry association NPES to the Association for Print Technologies (APT). The rebranding reflects the Association's focus on the entire value chain, beyond the physical act of printing, and fostering change in the way suppliers and producers think about their businesses.

 

Video preview: Annual TAGA Conference: The Place to Go to Stay Current on Graphic Arts Technologies

Annual TAGA Conference: The Place to Go to Stay Current on Graphic Arts Technologies

Published: February 5, 2018

Liam O'Hara, Associate Professor at Clemson University and President of TAGA, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the upcoming TAGA technical conference, scheduled for 18-21 March in Baltimore. TAGA, celebrating 70 years of service to the industry, is one of the leading associations for disseminating research and information about graphic arts technologies. Student-oriented programs are also an important feature of this event. View the video to learn who should attend.

 

Video preview: Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Published: February 2, 2018

Frank shows the exhibit at the Museum of Printing that produced some of the props for the movie “The Post.” You will learn new terms like turtle, flong, lockup, and more

 

Video preview: IPMA Explains the Value of the In-Plant Track Featured at EFI Connect 2018

IPMA Explains the Value of the In-Plant Track Featured at EFI Connect 2018

Published: February 1, 2018

Mike Loyd, Executive Director of IPMA, talks about why the new In-Plant Track at EFI Connect 2018 was beneficial to his members and a recognition that in-plant print shop managers often have different needs than commercial printers.

 

Video preview: What The New Tax Law Means for Your Printing Business

What The New Tax Law Means for Your Printing Business

Published: January 31, 2018

Michael Makin, CEO of the Printing Industries of America, previews the association's upcoming webinar and highlights the benefits of the new law for printing companies. PIA fought hard for inclusion of provisions that benefit the industry. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, at 2 PM Eastern, and PIA experts will be on hand to answer questions.

 

Video preview: Randy Herron On the Upcoming NPOA Conference

Randy Herron On the Upcoming NPOA Conference

Published: January 30, 2018

The National Printers Owners Association (NPOA) 2018 Conference will be held February 22 to 24, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. NPOA Chairman Randy Herron talks about the benefits of attending the conference.

 

Video preview: Hinojosa Packaging CEO Talks About World's First EFI Nozomi Installation

Hinojosa Packaging CEO Talks About World's First EFI Nozomi Installation

Published: January 30, 2018

Eric Bacourt, CEO of Spanish company Hinojosa Packaging, explains why he took the leap as the world's first installation of the EFI Nozomi direct-to-corrugated printing system. He also discusses the future of digital print for the corrugated business. The system is now running three shifts per day.

 

Video preview: EFI's Frank Mallozzi on Textile Portfolio and Strategy

EFI's Frank Mallozzi on Textile Portfolio and Strategy

Published: January 29, 2018

EFI is going into its third year with the Reggiani portfolio of fabric printing equipment. EFI has recently brought new products to its textile portfolio to ease the transition into digital production including the EFI Reggiani VOGUE and EFI Reggiani ReNOIR FLEXY.

 

Video preview: Frank:  High Quality Printing Still Exists!

Frank: High Quality Printing Still Exists!

Published: January 26, 2018

Frank looks at some high-quality advertising publications and opines that fine printing still exists. He uses some ad pubs inserted in the NY Times and Wall Street Journal.

 

Video preview: EFI CFO Marc Olin Talks Connect, Nozomi installs, Pace Developments, and Textiles

EFI CFO Marc Olin Talks Connect, Nozomi installs, Pace Developments, and Textiles

Published: January 25, 2018

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to EFI CFO Marc Olin at EFI Connect 2018 about what is new at the event, including Nozomi installs and unique applications being employed by customers and Pace developments. They also discuss other product developments around textiles.

 

Video preview: EFI CEO Guy Gecht at EFI Connect 2018

EFI CEO Guy Gecht at EFI Connect 2018

Published: January 24, 2018

Gecht shares his thoughts on Industry 4.0 and what it means for the future of the printing industry. He encourages companies to expand their definition of printing to putting beautiful images on all types of materials, beyond ink and toner on paper, to provide the necessary growth path for the future.

 

Video preview: 20th Edition of the Color Conference Explained

20th Edition of the Color Conference Explained

Published: January 23, 2018

Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training at the Printing Industries of America, and the PIA team did an outstanding job of organizing this year's Color Conference, the 20th edition. In this video, he talks about the strategy of bringing in fun, thought-provoking and inspiring keynotes along with the more granular sessions the conference is known for.

 

Video preview: ThreadX Gearing Up to Be an Informative Conference for the Garment and Apparel Decorators Community

ThreadX Gearing Up to Be an Informative Conference for the Garment and Apparel Decorators Community

Published: January 22, 2018

SGIA's President & CEO Ford Bowers shares information about the upcoming ThreadX Conference, scheduled for 25-28 February in Palm Springs. Designed to support the garment and apparel decorators community, the second largest community within SGIA, ThreadX will feature well-known speakers and thought leaders from the industry.

 

Video preview: Frank on

Premium Content Frank on "Paper Shamers"

Published: January 19, 2018

Frank goes on a mini rant against those folks who shame us for using paper. He calls them “paper shamers” as he takes them to task for creating guilt trips for those who use paper.

 

Video preview: SGIA and PIA: Why the partnership?

SGIA and PIA: Why the partnership?

Published: January 18, 2018

Ford Bowers, President & CEO of SGIA, talked with us about the partnership between SGIA and PIA, and the value to their respective memberships. A key element is introducing SGIA's membership to the many conferences that PIA hosts, as well as participation in legislative affairs activities.

 

Video preview: Thayer Long on NPES Rebrand and New Mission

Thayer Long on NPES Rebrand and New Mission

Published: January 17, 2018

Richard Romano talks to Thayer Long about the name change from NPES to Association for Print Technology, as well as the association's new mission to drive the industry forward.

 

Video preview: iLearning from Printing Industries of America: All new, available 24/7

iLearning from Printing Industries of America: All new, available 24/7

Published: January 17, 2018

Michael Makin, CEO of the Printing Industries of America, shares information on PIA's iLearning University for the printing industry, which has been completely retooled and includes the opportunity for certification across a variety of disciplines, including Customer Service. Core content included in PIA affiliate membership fees.

 

Video preview: Idealliance: Taming the Wild West of the Packaging Supply Chain

Idealliance: Taming the Wild West of the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: January 16, 2018

Tim Baechle, Vice President at Idealliance, talks about how Idealliance is repositioning itself around three primary goals: communication, education and validation. With offices around the world hte organization's evolution to a think tank has changed the model of how it works. Programs like G7 and BrandQ create a swim lane for the packaging supply chain to create seamless communication. Baechle shares thoughts about how the organization is serving some of the worlds largest brands and converters to tame what he calls the Wild West of Packaging.

 

Video preview: Frank's Favorite Books about Paper

Premium Content Frank's Favorite Books about Paper

Published: January 12, 2018

Frank is an unabashed paper lover and is into trees. He describes some of his favorite books about paper that are on paper. He also manages to mention Zip disks.

 

 

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