Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: February 1, 2019
Frank found a press item from Nigeria bemoaning the fact that electronic filings would cost many jobs. We then go back in time and hear a little history about the SEC’s EDGAR.
Published: January 31, 2019
David Zwang talks with Martijn Eier, CEO of Cloudprinter.com, about the cloud-based, global print fulfillment business. The Cloudprinter.com platform serves as a hub that integrates print providers from around the world.
Published: January 25, 2019
Frank is impressed by "Battle of the Senses," a calendar and book produced by Agfa Corp. Based on recipes for chocolate and champagne, both products are paragons of beautiful printing.
Published: January 18, 2019
Frank comments about shortages of printed books. At the end of 2018, bookstores— and even Amazon—ran out of inventory for certain bestsellers. Ebooks have not truly replaced printed books and we are still trying to find the equilibrium between ebooks, on-demand books, and long-run printed books.
Published: January 11, 2019
Frank discovers a hotel lounge that uses the printed encyclopedia as part of the décor. The Hilton Fanueil Hall in Boston has 40 or more sets of various reference encyclopedias in a small room off the main entrance.
Published: January 8, 2019
Royal Printers believes sustainability is good for them and their customers—and it's working.
Published: December 21, 2018
Frank celebrates the 25th anniversary of HP Indigo. What began as Benny Landa’s groundbreaking technology is now a multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. It ushered in the era of on-demand color printing, and, more importantly, the use of variable-data printing for personalized promotion.
Published: December 20, 2018
Carlos Fernandes, CEO of Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the printing industry.
Published: December 19, 2018
Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers.
Published: December 18, 2018
Thomas LaTempa and Oriol Martinez Riba announce the partnership of Datacolor and Inedit as they collaborate to bring Color ReaderPRO—a color-reading management device and associated mobile app—to the market.
Published: December 17, 2018
Matt Poliniak, Advisor for Canon USA, demonstrates how the combination of the Canon imagePRESS and the Duplo DDC-810 gives customers the ability to add embellishments to digital prints.
Published: December 14, 2018
2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of digital color printing by Indigo and Xeikon. The atmosphere at IPEX in Birmingham, England, that week in September, 1993, was electric. This week, Frank looks at Xeikon, and will cover Indigo in a subsequent video.
Published: December 13, 2018
Glenn Shull, Printing Equipment Product Manager for Nazdar, talks about Nazdar's partnership with EFI and the unveiling of the EFI Pro 32r entry-level roll-to-roll wide-format printer.
Published: December 12, 2018
Scott Schinlever, President and COO of Automation Solutions for Gerber Technology, announces the acquisition of MCT Digital, a company the specializes in automated cutter technology.
Published: December 11, 2018
Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging.
Published: December 10, 2018
Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing.
Published: December 7, 2018
Frank visited Lead Graffiti in Newark, Del., and met with Jill Cypher and Ray Nichols who run a letterpress printing/publishing company. Their books and posters are works of art and they teach others how to print with wood and metal.
Published: December 6, 2018
Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging.
Published: December 5, 2018
Gary Semon, Wide Plant Manager for Sandy Alexander, shares news of the company's acquisition of Designer's Press and their wide-format technology.
Published: December 4, 2018
Stephan Plenz, CTO of Heidelberg, discusses his role, and the changes in technologies and service offerings.