Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published: January 24, 2018
Gecht shares his thoughts on Industry 4.0 and what it means for the future of the printing industry. He encourages companies to expand their definition of printing to putting beautiful images on all types of materials, beyond ink and toner on paper, to provide the necessary growth path for the future.
Published: January 23, 2018
Joe Marin, Vice President of Education and Training at the Printing Industries of America, and the PIA team did an outstanding job of organizing this year's Color Conference, the 20th edition. In this video, he talks about the strategy of bringing in fun, thought-provoking and inspiring keynotes along with the more granular sessions the conference is known for.
Published: January 22, 2018
SGIA's President & CEO Ford Bowers shares information about the upcoming ThreadX Conference, scheduled for 25-28 February in Palm Springs. Designed to support the garment and apparel decorators community, the second largest community within SGIA, ThreadX will feature well-known speakers and thought leaders from the industry.
Published: January 19, 2018
Frank goes on a mini rant against those folks who shame us for using paper. He calls them “paper shamers” as he takes them to task for creating guilt trips for those who use paper.
Published: January 18, 2018
Ford Bowers, President & CEO of SGIA, talked with us about the partnership between SGIA and PIA, and the value to their respective memberships. A key element is introducing SGIA's membership to the many conferences that PIA hosts, as well as participation in legislative affairs activities.
Published: January 17, 2018
Richard Romano talks to Thayer Long about the name change from NPES to Association for Print Technology, as well as the association's new mission to drive the industry forward.
Published: January 17, 2018
Michael Makin, CEO of the Printing Industries of America, shares information on PIA's iLearning University for the printing industry, which has been completely retooled and includes the opportunity for certification across a variety of disciplines, including Customer Service. Core content included in PIA affiliate membership fees.
Published: January 16, 2018
Tim Baechle, Vice President at Idealliance, talks about how Idealliance is repositioning itself around three primary goals: communication, education and validation. With offices around the world hte organization's evolution to a think tank has changed the model of how it works. Programs like G7 and BrandQ create a swim lane for the packaging supply chain to create seamless communication. Baechle shares thoughts about how the organization is serving some of the worlds largest brands and converters to tame what he calls the Wild West of Packaging.
Published: January 12, 2018
Frank is an unabashed paper lover and is into trees. He describes some of his favorite books about paper that are on paper. He also manages to mention Zip disks.
Published: January 10, 2018
Solving workflow issues for a customer opens up the door to long-term repeatable business. Jennifer Matt cites recent project work where building workflows brought in significant print business.
Published: January 8, 2018
Dr. Joe Webb speaks to Dr. Erica Walker, Assistant Professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson, who talks about teaching a course on entrepreneurship.
Published: December 15, 2017
Frank tours the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, MA - in an unusual manner. You have to see it to believe it.