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Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.

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Standard Finishing's Red Hot Technologies

Paul Steinke of Standard Finishing Systems showcases two Red Hot Technology Award-winning products Standard was demonstrating at last week’s PRINT 19: the Horizon VAC-L600H Air-Suction Collator and the Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker. Watch Video

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AVT's Complete Inspection Workflow

Jaron Lotan, President of AVT, talks to David Zwang about how the company began 25 years ago as an inspection company and has evolved more powerful solutions around inspection technologies—high-quality cameras and sophisticated algorithms, as well as the entire workflow to support them. Watch Video

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Business Cards and Shoe Leather—Larry Vaughn Talks About His Memoir

Larry Vaughn of Thomas Printworks talks about his memoir “Business Cards and Shoe Leather: How Dyslexia Helped Me Found One of the World's Premier Business Cooperatives.” The book, published earlier this year, comprises stories culled from Larry’s 40+ years in the printing industry. Watch Video

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Koenig & Bauer Expands Into Corrugated

Kelley Holmes talks to Mark Hischar of Koenig & Bauer about the company’s expansion into virtually every printing technology and application, from commercial to all kinds of packaging—especially new forays into corrugated. Watch Video

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Brand Print Americas to Launch in 2020

Thayer Long, President of APTech, talks to Kelley Holmes about APTech’s recent partnership with Tarsus and offers a preview of 2020’s inaugural Brand Print Americas, an event designed to offer business and brand owners the full range of print options when taking their product or services into the marketplace. Watch Video

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Frank Talks to Daniel Dejan at PRINT 19

Frank talks to the extremely famous Daniel Dejan of Sappi at PRINT 19 about his travels, educating people about design, graphics, print, and a new haptics book he and Sappi are launching. They also discuss the challenges of designing for variable-data printing. Watch Video

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Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager of IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, talks about his adoption of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet press to improve the quality of educational materials for Houston ISD students. Watch Video

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Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Bridget Fisher of Sun Solutions in Columbia, S.C., talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's inkjet journey. As a general commercial printer, Sun Solutions had been looking for a cut-sheet inkjet solution, and several months ago installed a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300. They were surprised by the kinds of applications they have been able to transition from offset to inkjet. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Says, “Be a Statistic!”

Print evangelist Warren Werbitt joins the WhatTheyThink team for a new regular video series. In this debut installment, Warren looks at the “Trade Show Wars”—PRINT vs. PRINTING United. Any printer who loves print and is proud to be in the industry should attend a trade show—it’s the best way to learn from your peers. In future installments, Warren will answer your questions! Watch Video

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Reduce Manual Tasks with AVT's Automation Solutions

Ornit Gluzman, Product Manager for Workflow Automation Color Products at AVT, talks to David Zwang at Labelexpo about AVT’s automation software—specifically, the ability to automatically set up jobs for inspection prior to printing. Watch Video

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Intellus’ Inkjet Journey

Kelley Holmes talks to MJ Ortiz of Intellus, an omnichannel marketing company that has been growing rapidly over the past three years. When a flagship direct mail customer wanted to make the move to digital, Intellus acquired a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 and transitioned them from offset to production inkjet. Watch Video

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Bobst's Transformation and the Digitization of Flexo

Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO of Bobst, talks to David Zwang at Labelexpo about the company's vision for how it needs to evolve as the industry and customer demands change. Watch Video

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Goodway Group Adopts Production Inkjet

David Zwang talks to Mike Jenoski, President and CEO of Goodway Group of Massachusetts, a print service provider that serves educational, retail, medical, and pharmaceutical businesses in the Burlington, Mass., area. The company offers a broad array of printing equipment, from offset, to toner-based to digital, to its recent acquisition of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Inkjet Color Digital Press. Watch Video

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Frank Charts the Industry’s Course

Frank animatedly looks at an old industry segmentation chart he created ~12 years ago showing the overlap in services from many printing industry sectors—and finds that it is still relevant. It appears that everyone is getting into everyone else’s business. Watch Video

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Production Inkjet Helps McNaughton & Gunn Pump Out the Pages

David Zwang talks with Jim Clark, Director of Operations for book manufacturer McNaughton & Gunn, about the company’s foray into production inkjet printing. Using its Canon Océ VarioPrint i300, they produced 29 million pages in August alone. Watch Video

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Inside Tanner’s Healthy In-Plant

Gayle Robinson, Production Manager for Tanner Health Systems' in-plant, talks about Tanner's small, two-person in-plant. The department produces letterhead, direct mail pieces, appointment reminder cards, and other collateral materials, and has also been acquiring wide-format printing capabilities to open up the kinds of materials they can print on and produce–such as wayfinding and other kinds of signage. Watch Video

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Attracting Millennials to the Printing Industry

Jeana Garms of SG360 shares with Kelley Holmes some of the highlights of a panel discussion she moderated at the thINK Ahead Conference about some of the misconceptions about Millennials in the printing industry, and how to better attract them to print businesses. Watch Video

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Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today

Kelley Holmes talks to thINK board member Larry Vaughn about how educational events like the thINK Ahead Conference pull together print business owners and employees to help them understand today’s print marketplace. Watch Video

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Frank Tours His Library

Frank takes us on a quick tour of his extensive library of books, periodicals, and other memorabilia at the Museum of Printing. If you are ever in the Boston area, be sure to visit Haverhill, Mass., and peruse this unique collection. Information about the museum and upcoming events can be found at https://museumofprinting.org. Watch Video

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Marco Boer on thINK Ahead 2019

Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies discusses the highlights from the thINK Ahead 2019 event. thINK is this user community of Canon Solutions America production inkjet customers, solution partners, and print industry experts. Marco also shares his perspective on user groups and vendor evenets versus general public trade shows and why both are important for the industry. Watch Video