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Video preview: Katelyn Lee of Cotton Incorporated Discusses Preparation of Cotton for Digital Printing

Katelyn Lee of Cotton Incorporated Discusses Preparation of Cotton for Digital Printing

Published: August 21, 2019

Katelyn Lee, Textile Chemist at Cotton Incorporated, explains how cotton, as a natural fiber, can be processed in the carding, spinning, and woven fabric preparation to prepare it as a good surface for digital printing with pigment or reactive inks. She also identifies developments the industry should be focusing on to make the process more effective and sustainable.

 

Video preview: The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

Published: August 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh, about the company’s new award-winning Ricoh Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet printer. The new Extended Gamut ink and unique compact drying system are designed for a wide media range including commodity offset coated papers.

 

Video preview: For Pip Printing New England, Mailing Services Are on the Rise

For Pip Printing New England, Mailing Services Are on the Rise

Published: August 20, 2019

Bob Pelzek, President of Pip Printing New England, talks about his 43 years in the business, and how he has navigated the industry’s changing trends. Lately, Pip Printing New England has branched into signage, and Pelzek comments on the rise, fall, and resurgence of the mailing services business.

 

Video preview: How HP's PrintOS Helps Move Digital Textile Printing Forward

How HP's PrintOS Helps Move Digital Textile Printing Forward

Published: August 20, 2019

HP launched PrintOS for commercial print and packaging three years ago. Now HP has migrated this cloud-based production management solution to its new textiles business as well. In this video sponsored by HP, Jan Panek, Worldwide Software Solutions Senior Product Manager, explains how it helps textile printing operations be more efficient.

 

Video preview: University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

University of Oklahoma In-Plant Experiences Growth in Wide-Format and Specialty Printing

Published: August 20, 2019

John Sarantakos, Director of the University of Oklahoma in-plant—the biggest university printer in the country—talks about how wide-format, display graphics, banners, and specialty printing are growing while at the same time there has been a migration away from black-and-white copies and traditional offset printing.

 

Video preview: Mimaki Continues Expansion of Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with New Product Launches at ITMA

Mimaki Continues Expansion of Digital Textile Printing Portfolio with New Product Launches at ITMA

Published: August 19, 2019

Mimaki's Ronald Van Den Broek talks about what's new with the Mimaki digital textile printing product portfolio, including the Tiger 1800B MkII printing at 400 square meters per hour; the company's ability to control the entire workflow (both analog and digital processes); TA Job Control for advanced, interconnected job control; a new ink type for printing on real and synthetic leather; and the technology demonstration of a textile printer with a dual ink system to broaden the range of fabrics it can print on.

 

Video preview: Frank Goes In Search of Old Printing Equipment

Frank Goes In Search of Old Printing Equipment

Published: August 16, 2019

Frank takes an archaeological excursion through a Charlestown, Mass., warehouse, built in the late 19th century in an attempt to compete for freight traffic with the Port of New York. Much later, when the Museum of Printing was searching for a home, the warehouse served as a storage facility for historic presses, metal type, typesetters, and early computer equipment—much of which still remains.

 

Video preview: How Digital Affects Sustainability in Textiles

How Digital Affects Sustainability in Textiles

Published: August 15, 2019

Carlos Lahoz, Global Textiles Brands Strategist, explains the role of digital technologies in improving sustainability within the textiles and apparel industry in this video sponsored by HP, from design through production and supply chain. He talks about the role of innovation in helping move the industry to a more digital and sustainable future.

 

Video preview: Kornit Konnect Helps Textile & Apparel Designers and Producers Leverage Data as an Asset

Kornit Konnect Helps Textile & Apparel Designers and Producers Leverage Data as an Asset

Published: August 15, 2019

Omer Kulka, Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Kornit Digital, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about Kornit Konnect, a cloud-based solution that delivers on Kornit's vision of a data-driven business and production environment for textiles and apparel, stressing the importance of data as an asset in the design and manufacturing environment.

 

Video preview: CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

Published: August 15, 2019

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, talks to David Zwang about CHILI publish, software designed for “smart artwork and marketing materials creation.” CHILI publish’s smart templates automate repetitive processes for premedia companies and brandowners.

 

Video preview: Caldera Services Team Offers a Variety of Integration Services to Support Workflow Automation

Caldera Services Team Offers a Variety of Integration Services to Support Workflow Automation

Published: August 14, 2019

Ben Amor, Regional Sales and Service Director Americas for Caldera, explains the markets Caldera RIPs serve, including the 1,400 different print drivers the company supports. He also talks about how the company's Services Team works with partners to facilitate further integration and automation across the entire production process for the markets it serves.

 

Video preview: Quick Printing at its Finest

Quick Printing at its Finest

Published: August 13, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with Eileen Rosenzweig, President of Sir Speedy Sarasota in Florida. Rosenzweig is a second-generation Sir Speedy owner and has been in the business 33 years. Sir Speedy Sarasota is “a very big small printer” and offers full-service commercial printing and signage.

 

Video preview: The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing

The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing

Published: August 13, 2019

Mike Lincoln, from the State of Colorado inplant, talks about the growth his facility is seeing in transactional work for various state agencies and individual municipalities and districts, as well as his four-year production inkjet journey. His was the first government inplant to install production inkjet equipment.

 

Video preview: The Digital Future of the Textiles Industry

The Digital Future of the Textiles Industry

Published: August 13, 2019

Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager for HP's textile business, shares his thoughts on the current state of the textiles industry, the impact digital technologies are having, the opportunities he sees in the future, and the role HP wants to play in this evolving market.

 

Video preview: Pointcarre Helps Brands, Designers, and Producers Create a More Efficient Textile Design and Approval Process

Pointcarre Helps Brands, Designers, and Producers Create a More Efficient Textile Design and Approval Process

Published: August 12, 2019

Pointcarre develops, sells, and supports textile design software. President Steve Greenberg explains how the product helps brands and designers visualize the surface design of fabric prior to production. The product supports both Pantone and CSI color libraries.

 

Video preview: Frank Opines on the Upcoming PINE Conference

Frank Opines on the Upcoming PINE Conference

Published: August 9, 2019

Frank strongly and heartily recommends Focus, the 2019 management conference organized by PINE (Printing Industries of New England), coming up September 11 to 13 in Beverly, Mass. Glancing through the conference brochure, Frank believes it is the “one of the best printing programs I have ever seen,” citing the prevalence of new faces and new ideas—exactly what the industry needs. Go to pine.org/conference for more information.

 

Video preview: Twine Turns the Thread Market On Its Head at ITMA

Twine Turns the Thread Market On Its Head at ITMA

Published: August 8, 2019

Yariv Bustan, Vice President of Product Marketing for Twine, explains the company's digital thread dyeing system that creates on demand a multi-color thread on a single spool (or a single custom color) that can be used to produce complex embroidery, knitting, and sewing applications. He also comments on the sustainability aspects of the solution for these markets.

 

Video preview: Sir Speedy Tampa Sees Strong Growth in Signage

Sir Speedy Tampa Sees Strong Growth in Signage

Published: August 8, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks with Steve Albritton, President & CEO of Sir Speedy Tampa, about the marketing tips he picked up at the Franchise Services Annual Convention, as well as some exciting recent projects he has worked on, including signage and display graphics.

 

Video preview: Quik Print’s Extended Family Business

Quik Print’s Extended Family Business

Published: August 7, 2019

At Ricoh Interact, David Zwang talks to Mark Little, VP of Operations for Quik Print of Oklahoma City. Quik Print was founded in 1963, and is today an interesting family organization with about 40 locations across six states, run by a "team of bothers." Through cooperation, they have found a way to use assorted print production technologies to create a strong and growing presence.

 

Video preview: Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution

Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution

Published: August 6, 2019

David Zwang talks to Christian Schamberger, President of Mercury Printing, about the history of the company and its current focus on the educational publishing market. Mercury has a wide variety of offset and digital equipment (toner and inkjet) to serve its clients, but is now almost completely digital, and has transitioned much of its work from toner and offset to inkjet.

 

 

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