Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: June 8, 2015
Roland president Rick Scrimger discusses the latest trends in sign and display graphics at last April's ISA Sign Expo.
Published: June 4, 2015
EFI made its acquisition of VUTEk 10 years ago this week. The deal moved EFI from focusing only on digital production and print MIS workflows into the center of the inkjet graphics space. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne reviews how this acquisition positioned EFI and interviews EFI CEO Guy Gecht.
Published: June 3, 2015
Crit Dreissen, VP of Strategy and Alliances for Canon/Oce Printing Systems, shares Canon's strategic direction in inkjet, driving the move from B&W to color, offset to digital, and introduction of sheetfed inkjet with the VarioPrint i300 (code-named Niagara).
Published: June 2, 2015
WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks with Heidi Chambers, Director of Sales at Century Label, talks about opportunities in digitally printed shrink sleeves with 70% year-over-year growth. With 360 degrees of graphics, shrink sleeves deliver labeling that make products pop, and extended gamut printing on HP Indigo WS6000 and 6600 presses ensure excellent quality for the company and its customers.
Published: June 1, 2015
David Hickey, VP of Government Relations for the International Sign Association, talks about new research initiatives for the sign and display markets.
Published: May 29, 2015
Frank has three items that cover saving photos, reading retention, and catalogs. He starts with a Google executive saying that we should print more.
Published: May 28, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with VP/GM Aurelio Maruggi about HP's production inkjet strategy and its new HDNA printhead technology. The strategies are built around customer success, continued innovation and protecting customer investments through field upgradability.
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.