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Video preview: Canon Solution’s America’s Francis McMahon on the Company’s Stellar 2017

Canon Solution’s America’s Francis McMahon on the Company’s Stellar 2017

Published: February 14, 2018

2017 was a good year for Canon Solutions America, in terms of both production inkjet and wide-format. From the One Canon 2018 event in Hollywood, Fla., David Zwang talks with CSA’s EVP Francis McMahon about the hot spots in the company’s portfolio.

 

Video preview: Art, Photography and Print: A Winning Combination for Christopher Campbell

Art, Photography and Print: A Winning Combination for Christopher Campbell

Published: February 13, 2018

Christopher Campbell, a lifelong photographer and artist, explains how he blends these two passions to not only create great art, but to capture his unique artwork with a camera, generating a printed image that is almost indistinguishable from the original. He sees this as a remarkable moment in history: digital printers have such a large color gamut and can do so much, cameras now capture such high resolution, and color science has come to a point where ordinary people can profile a camera and a printer, and make these things.

 

Video preview: EFI's Marc Olin Explains the Reasons Behind the Rebranding of NPES to APT

EFI's Marc Olin Explains the Reasons Behind the Rebranding of NPES to APT

Published: February 12, 2018

Marc Olin, CFO at EFI and a board member of the Association for Print Technologies (APT), highlights the strategic reasons behind the rebranding of NPES to APT, citing the need to broaden the scope beyond print to other relevant technologies important to the industry. This also opens the organization to other stakeholders as well. Both are designed to foster inclusiveness and better support the industry.

 

Video preview: Cal Poly Professor Addresses How and Why Designers Should Take Color Vision Defects into Account

Cal Poly Professor Addresses How and Why Designers Should Take Color Vision Defects into Account

Published: February 9, 2018

Cal Poly Professor Brian Lawler explains common color vision defects and why designers should take these color vision defects into account when designing maps, transactional documents, signs and other items where color plays a role in the ability to understand the messages being conveyed. He also provides insight into how color vision can be tested and tools available to verify if designs comply with good color practices.

 

Video preview: The Bold (But Not Italic) Plan to Save on Ink

The Bold (But Not Italic) Plan to Save on Ink

Published: February 9, 2018

It is said that the font you use can affect your inkjet ink cost. They have tried putting holes in the type and very light weights to reduce ink consumption. Next they will tell us to print in 4 point type.

 

Video preview: Grupo SG Now Offering EFI Reggiani Printers in Central America and the Caribbean

Grupo SG Now Offering EFI Reggiani Printers in Central America and the Caribbean

Published: February 8, 2018

Thomas Lange, President of Grupo SG, a distributor serving Central America and the Caribbean, speaks about his long-term relationship with EFI and the addition of EFI Reggiani textile printers to his offerings. This region has a significant base of textile and garment manufacturing and many players are following the lead of brands and retailers in driving the analog-to-digital transformation occurring in these industries for faster time to market and improved profitability.

 

Video preview: Google Lead User Interface Designer Talks About Barriers to Innovation

Google Lead User Interface Designer Talks About Barriers to Innovation

Published: February 8, 2018

At the 2018 PIA Color Conference, Lead User Interface Designer for Google, David Hogue, presented a fascinating keynote. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne was able to sit down with him afterwards to get his perspective on barriers to innovation that may be impacting companies in the printing industry. He provides insight into how to overcome these challenges, including anchoring bias and the cathedral effect. A must-watch for printing company owners and managers.

 

Video preview: 3M Print Quality Management Program Explained

3M Print Quality Management Program Explained

Published: February 7, 2018

Lisa Price, Global Design Operations Manager at 3M, explains the company's Print Quality Management program that helps her manage a supply base of 700 printers. This 100-year-old company employing 90,000 people is a thought leader in the field of Print Quality Management; Lisa's story is an inspiration to others responsible for managing complex print supply chains.

 

Video preview: Nazdar Source One First North American Distributor of EFI's Pro 24f

Nazdar Source One First North American Distributor of EFI's Pro 24f

Published: February 6, 2018

Glenn Shull, Product Manager at Nazdar Source One distribution company, talks about the company's position as the first distributor in North America to distribute the EFI Pro 24f true flatbed large format printer. The printer will be featured in the company's new Chicago demo center, where visitors will be able to experience the product first-hand.

 

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.

 

 

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