Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: April 12, 2016
HP PrintOS is a new cloud-based print production operating system that will be launched by HP at drupa 2016. It consists of web and mobile apps designed to help print service providers boost the productivity of their HP devices. Simon Lewis, in charge of its development, talks about the genesis of Print OS and the range of benefits it can deliver.
Published: April 11, 2016
Haptics is the branch of neuroscience concerned with the sense of touch. Daniel Dejean of Sappi discusses why the tactile appeal of print—along with all of the other kinds of sensory stimulation it provides—can be such a powerful advantage for the medium in brand marketing campaigns.
Published: April 8, 2016
Kids. What’s that matter with kids today? Kids. Who can understand what they say? Kids. Get them to say one word to me. Kids. That’s ‘cause they text and talk electronically.
Published: April 7, 2016
Richard Romano talks to SGIA’s Marci Kinter about the latest trends in sustainability, its growing importance, and how the print community can help brand owners meet their sustainability goals.
Published: April 6, 2016
Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what to expect at drupa 2016 and the importance of North American printers making the trip. "It's the experience of a lifetime," he says.
Published: April 5, 2016
HP is venturing into post-print production with Pack Ready, a set of solutions it is patenting and develop with partners. The first product is Pack Ready Lamination, which uses a thermal lamination process to convert flexible pouches immediately after printing on HP Indigo equipment. HP’s Dr. Asaf Salant says that Pack Ready Lamination will be of keen interest to converters who want to reduce time to market and to label printers who want to break into flexible packaging.
Published: April 5, 2016
Ryan Farris, CTO of AlphaGraphics, explains why the migration from EFI PrintSmith to EFI PrintSmith Vision across the network is important to the company's growth path and how the company is leveraging this migration to better integrate and automate the network.
Published: April 4, 2016
Exclusive Interview: Benny Landa says that the nanographic inkjet printing process he unveiled at drupa 2012 was a “promise.” At drupa 2016, he intends to deliver on that promise with live demonstrations of nanographic equipment that he says can print offset quality at offset speed on any paper stock at an offset-competitive cost. In this exclusive interview, Landa discusses why he believes the commercialization of nanography will be the second time one of his technologies has revolutionized digital printing.
Published: April 1, 2016
In a break from his typical format, Frank Romano gives us a peek into his mind as he dives deep into hard-hitting, sometimes taboo topics and issues such as politics, religion, and even nutrition. He even somehow manages to relate all these things back to the printing industry in a way that only Frank Romano can. So sit back, enjoy, and watch the master at his craft.
Published: April 1, 2016
Most of the time our interviewers, interview subjects, and videographers get it right. There are occasions, however, when things don't go quite as planned. Here's a look at the past year along with some of our favorite funny animations!
Published: March 31, 2016
John Crumbaugh, Product Manager for Ink and Media at Canon Solutions America, has a lot to say about ink and media for production inkjet, and claims to have the best job in Canon Solutions America where he runs the Boca Raton Media lab, often testing 3 or more substrates per week.
Published: March 30, 2016
Richard Romano talks to Mark Geeves of Color Logic and Touch 7 about how “one mouse click can change your life.”
Published: March 29, 2016
"Orchestrating" media means bringing the right channels together in successful marketing campaigns. John Puterbaugh, Ph.D., managing partner and chief digital officer of the BlueSoho division of QuadGraphics, explains how print enriches the mix by generating interest and engagement.
Published: March 28, 2016
At PRIMEX East 2016, Ken Garner and David Steinhardt talked about how the printing trade association Epicomm, under Garner's direction, came to a mutually beneficial merger with IDEAlliance, of which Steinhardt is CEO.
Published: March 25, 2016
Frank bemoans the loss of the venerable library card catalog but celebrates the new world of search. The analog cards and the Dewey Decimal System were fine in their day but the world has changed.
Published: March 23, 2016
Richard Romano talks to Don Brown, owner of Graphic Vision, on the company’s transition from commercial printing into wide-format printing.
Published: March 22, 2016
Boris Katsnelson, CEO of SpeedPro Imaging, with 125 wide format locations in 31 states and an affiliate in Canada with an additional 40 locations, shares thoughts with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about why the company is introducing EFI hybrid wide format printers to its production platform.
Published: March 21, 2016
Richard Romano talks to Wes Shinn, Co-owner of PVS In-Store Graphics, on the wide range of specialty printing projects his company tackles, as well as and how PVS works with customers to produce highly unusual and unique applications.
Published: March 18, 2016
Canada 150 is a national font for our friends up north. Basketball players now have their own typefaces. America must close this “font gap.”
Published: March 17, 2016
WhatTheyThink attended a pre-drupa event for Highcon at their headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Yavne, Israel. We were able to get an early look at what will be on full display at the Dusseldorf trade fair. The takeaway is that in four short years Highcon has gone from a single machine to a full portfolio of digital finishing products.