Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: August 24, 2017
Large software projects should be taken on with some extra planning upfront. Just like buildings, you should prototype and get a real sense of how the software is going to work. Given the time, we always build out the user experience first. Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson, a print software architect talks about how he would approach a large custom development project.
Published: August 22, 2017
Nick Gawreluk, Supplies Product Manager for HP Indigo, Speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about some of the unique liquid inks HP Indigo has recently developed, including fluorescent inks. Gawreluk shares application of examples using these inks.
Published: August 18, 2017
Frank bemoans the British attempt to eliminate the apostrophe in place names. So far, only Frank has spoken out against this perversion of orthography as misguided souls take a hammer to our grammar.
Published: August 15, 2017
John Cockrell, Vice President at Fort Worth based Cockrell Enovation, has used its new HP Indigo 10000 press to migrate work from offset for more efficient production. Hear what he has to say about the future of offset in his business and the kinds of applications he is producing on the HP Indigo 10000. HP Indigo's Business Development team has been a partner in this transition.
Published: August 14, 2017
Michael Cox, a Solutions Architect at HP, Inc., talks about HP's collaboration with Esko to create limited edition Bud Light cans for a special event using Studio for Sleeves and HP's Mosaic in the design process. This eliminated the need for physical samples in the approval process. From ideation to production in less than a month -- amazing!
Published: August 11, 2017
We are coming up on the 25th anniversary of the Xeikon roll-fed digital color printer. Frank shows some of the classic work done by this venerable machine, which is still helping printers worldwide to make money.
Published: August 8, 2017
Nigel Worme, Managing Director of COT Holdings in Barbados, was an early adopter of HP Indigo digital presses. The third generation family company is now on its 5th generation of Indigo presses with the acquisition of an HP Indigo 10000, now field upgraded to an HP Indigo 12000, providing a single sheet size for offset and digital presses that streamlines workflow.
Published: August 7, 2017
James Hilman, CEO of Mossberg & Company discusses their evolution from sheetfed commercial printing on paper to digital and flexo printing for packaging, even on cans!
Published: August 4, 2017
Frank caught up with John Werner, past editor and publisher of the Green Sheet, an industry newsletter. For 12 years, John attended every show, conference, and seminar and reported it in Graphic Communications World, which is still published.
Published: August 1, 2017
Ron Sizemore, Partner at NYC-based Influence Graphics, describes his digital-only shop and a variety of wide format inkjet technologies. He describes the value of community events like Dscoop as a venue for innovation and inspiration that has helped him keep his company on a growth path.
Published: July 28, 2017
Frank takes us on a whirlwind tour of the history of recorded information and caps it with new discoveries that record information on bacteria DNA.
Published: July 27, 2017
Print MIS implementation is a never-ending process. Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about why the evolution of the Print MIS does not end after the initial implementation. The vendor releases new versions, your business keeps changing (new products, new workflows) - your Print MIS needs to evolve with your business forever.
Published: July 25, 2017
Ed Zumbiel shares his thoughts on Zumbiel Packaging's exciting new digital-flexo hybrid packaging press for folding carton production. The press includes the first installation of Kodak PROSPER 6000S production inkjet press for folding cartons production.
Published: July 21, 2017
Frank opines about blank comic books going back to print, paper made from stone, and all the waste generated by online retail. These are not related, except in Frank’s warped mind.
Published: July 20, 2017
Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson, software architect about how to protect yourself. One of the key questions that is often missed is "who owns what?" Where is the source code stored? If you own the software, you should have access to the source code under an account in your business name.
Published: July 18, 2017
Cece Smith, President of Toolbox Studios, worked for P&G for many years and brought her marketing expertise to SmithPrint. Now with her branding and marketing business operating as a sister company to SmithPrint, the two exploit the symbiotic relationship the two businesses offer to their respective clients. Smith cites her attendance at Dscoop as a key turning point for realizing how the two could be blended. She provides invaluable insight on how to create programs where print is not commoditized.
Published: July 14, 2017
While visiting EastPack, Frank is unsurprisingly drawn to a booth called "The Museum of Interesting Things" and talks to Denny Daniel who shows him some of the cool things in their collection.
Published: July 11, 2017
Ryan Smith, Vice President of Business Development at San Antonio based SmithPrint, talks about the company's unique relationship with its sister company, Toolbox Studios. The symbiotic relationship helps SmithPrint deliver cross-media services and variable data printing using its HP Indigo 7900 , HP Scitex FB 700 and its Heidelberg offset presses. Toolbox Studios also benefits from the ability to offer printing services along with her branding and marketing services.
Published: July 11, 2017
Laura DiSciullo, SVP of Marketing and Product Management at GS1 US talks about the history of GS1, they created the UPC barcode, and barcode and digital watermarks technology that is enabling active and intelligent packaging.
Published: July 10, 2017
Joakim Weidemanis, Vice President at Danaher, talks about the Danaher family of companies that play in the packaging supply chain, how they work together, the challenges they address, and where the company might go for future acquisitions.