Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: May 27, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology, about the importance of hardware-independent process control software in transactional, direct mail and commercial printing operations where real-time tracking and reporting offers the opportunity for a more efficient, near-lights-out environment.
Published: May 26, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with David Bennett, President of Atlanta-based Bennett Graphics, talks about the unusual meeting guide his company printed for DscoopX, including a ziplock bag cover produced on an HP Indigo 20000 with a personalized folding carton inserted.
Published: May 22, 2015
Frank meets up with color technology legend Ed Grainger at Taga Conference in Albuquerque. Ed was the inventor of the Kodak Approval proofing system and the Colortron. Frank gave him 3 minutes to describe a new system he is developing.
Published: May 21, 2015
Jennifer Matt, Section Editor talks to Forrest Leighton, VP of Marketing at PTI Marketing Technologies about the on-demand delivery of marketing materials.
Published: May 20, 2015
Cary Sherburne interviews Craig Hall of Capita in the UK, who explains the company's innovative approach to a lights-out print production process, with full real-time tracking and reporting at every stage of the closed-loop process provided by Ironsides Technology.
Published: May 19, 2015
John Conley, VP of Commercial Print and Publishing for Xerox, shares an overview of global trends in book printing and publishing, including cash management and global distribution strategies.
Published: May 18, 2015
HP's Micha Kemelman talks about the latest trends in packaging and wide-format printing, and the new HP Scitex Industrial Press.
Published: May 15, 2015
Frank tours the shelves of the Cal Poly Graphic Communications resource room and waxes nostalgic about books, especially his own books
Published: May 14, 2015
Guy Broadhurst of Canon Solutions America joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about how Canon positions its broad production inkjet portfolio to meet diverse market needs.
Published: May 13, 2015
Jane Mugford of WhatTheyThink's Print Software Section talks to Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti about Print MIS implementation, integration, and setting up Print MIS to handle various workflows.
Published: May 12, 2015
Lisa Sutrick, Managing Director of Product Management for Pitney Bowes, discusses the emerging trend of relevant, consistent customer communications at every touch point -- how customer journey mapping can help.
Published: May 8, 2015
Frank visits Mackenzie & Harris on their 100th anniversary. M&H is a hot metal typecaster and letterpress printer based in San Francisco.
Published: May 8, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne visited EFI’s Fremont CA headquarters to interview EFI CEO Guy Gecht and SNAP Group CEO Stephen Edwards about the multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal entered into between the two companies as part of SNAP’s Project DNA. This Franchisor, which is growing and adding centers and operates through a hub-and-spoke model, is working hard to provide franchisees with a unique, easy to use and highly functional technology infrastructure to help them grow profitable businesses and a base of loyal customers.
Published: May 7, 2015
Web-to-print has to play nice with other technologies in the marketing supply chain. Salesforce is a dominate player in the CRM and sales enablement space. Jennifer Matt discusses how embedding Marcom Central into Salesforce might be the best placement possible for full adoption of your web-to-print system.
Published: May 6, 2015
Vic Stalam, President of Highcon Americas, shows some unique and stunning examples of the type of digital finishing that can be produced on a Highcon Euclid, including pop-ups.
Published: May 6, 2015
Greg Maze, Senior Digital Brand Manager for Neenah Paper, talks about the company's Explore initiative with three special swatch books and some special tools (two out, one to come) designed to inspire printers to use colored textured papers for digitally printed products.
Published: May 5, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks with John Ehrenberger, President of Superior Graphics about his company's blend of large format and small format as a driver for business growth. Ehrenberger also discusses the value of vendor partners like HP helping with business development efforts.
Published: May 4, 2015
Kevin Howes, Director of Wide-Format Solutions for Reprographic Technology International (RTI), talks about RTI, the Vortex 4200 wide-format printer, and opportunities in CAD, GIS, and POP printing.
Published: May 1, 2015
Frank goes on a mini rant about textbook pricing. Students are paying a small fortune for textbooks because of student loans, government subsidies, and, perhaps, greed.
Published: April 30, 2015
Symeta took a bold step in shutting down its offset operation in favor of building a digital platform. Jasper Wauters explains this to Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and talks about the response of marketers to this move. He shows samples!