Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: May 18, 2018
This week at FESPA 2018, HP launched two new PageWide presses for ultra-high-volume digital corrugated printing. David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing & Business Development–HP PageWide Industrial Division, describes the Digital Corrugated Experience at FESPA 2018. and how HP's PageWide technology has versatility and adaptability for uses in consumer, electronics, and food and beverage packaging.
Published: May 17, 2018
Roz Guarnori, Exhibition Director for FESPA, talks about what visitors will find at this year's FESPA Berlin, from a show floor packed with the latest technologies to educational programs for textiles and corrugated.
Published: May 17, 2018
Kevin M. Sykes, North American President of Massivit 3D, talks about the new Massivit 1500 "Exploration" 3D printer, which allows users to pursue 3D printing at a lower price point than the company's flagship product. Sykes also discusses the opportunities to be had in 3D printing.
Published: May 16, 2018
Frank Mallozzi, Chief Revenue Officer for EFI, talks about the new hybrid VUTEk printer series the company is launching this week at FESPA in Berlin: the h Series, EFI's new mid-range line, which boasts faster speed, higher image quality, and lower operating costs. The company is also demonstrating its textile-based "mini factory."
Published: May 15, 2018
Pamela Lee, Senior Product Manager for Excelitas Technologies, discusses UV LED technology vs. traditional UV curing in terms of performance, cost, and environmental benefits in a variety of commercial and industrial applications.
Published: May 14, 2018
Rachel Nunziata, Product Development Manager for 4Walls, talks about the design process for digital décor. 4Walls designs and prints wallcoverings and a wide variety of other materials, handling the process all the way from design through production.
Published: May 11, 2018
The EFI ribbon-cutting ceremony for its quarter million square foot facility in Manchester, N.H., was a grand affair. More than 100 media, dignitaries, and other guests filled the main demonstration room. They were surrounded by gigantic inkjet printers and toured one of the most advanced facilities for the development, manufacture, and operation of advanced inkjet systems. These systems are installed in plants in every hemisphere.
Published: May 10, 2018
"Direct-to-shape" is a fast-growing subset of industrial—and even commercial—printing. Steven Calov, Omnifire 4D Product Manager for Heidelberg USA, talks about the Heidelberg Omnifire printers that can print on a plethora of materials and shapes, and the opportunities they offer for both industrial and specialty commercial printers.
Published: May 9, 2018
At the InPrint Industrial Printing Show in Chicago, Jim Lambert, VP of Digital Sales for INX International, talks about digital direct-to-can printing, a technology that gives beverage makers flexibility in both design and volume, and the ability to adapt to changing consumer trends and tastes.
Published: May 8, 2018
Gary Cohen, Executive Director of RadTech, talks about what attendees to RadTech 2018 can expect at this week's conference and expo. From new ideas in start-up companies to the latest UV+EB technology, excitement is brewing.
Published: May 7, 2018
Mark Hanley, President of IT Strategies, Inc., discusses industrial printing and how print providers can navigate the variety of "industrial" markets, from packaging to direct-to-shape, and determine areas of emerging growth.
Published: May 4, 2018
One state is making your driver’s license digital. It will now become an app on your phone. Law enforcement can now ping you. Kansas is also incorporating electronic data into your license plate. Forget speed cameras. Now they can track us electronically.
Published: May 2, 2018
What is industrial inkjet printing? What are the high-growth parts of the industrial printing market? What are the opportunities for print businesses? Frazer Chesterman, Co-Founder of InPrint, talks about industrial inkjet technology, the mission of the InPrint Conference, and what attendees can expect at this year’s event.
Published: April 30, 2018
Nick Gawreluk talks to Kris Davis of Printing Industry Midwest (PIMW) about its education programs to help students explore job opportunities in print. For the past the 10 years, PIMW has provided financial support to PIMW members to help bring summer interns into printing companies.
Published: April 27, 2018
The Prime Minister of Pakistan was brought down by a font, and it was not Comic Sans. They discovered that a contract that was dated 2006 used Calibri, a font that was not released until 2007.
Published: April 26, 2018
Trish Witkowski visits Impress Communications in Chatsworth, Calif., and speaks with owner Paul Marino about the challenges and the benefits of installing a 100%-accurate quality control inspection system on their Bobst EXPERTFOLD folder-gluer line.
Published: April 25, 2018
Vicki Strull, graphic designer and brand consultant, helps brands increase consumer engagement, build brand loyalty, and drive purchase intent. Strull addresses the gap among design, print, and the marketing community by educating these three stakeholders in the understanding of each industry.
Published: April 24, 2018
Julian Marsh is Director of Commercial Printing at District Photo, an online digital print business that produces a large range of photo products. Julian is the Global Chairman of Dscoop, and helped launch the new Dscoop.com platform to facilitate year-round collaboration and networking within the Dscoop community.
Published: April 23, 2018
Packaging requirements are changing and the technology to meet those new requirements need to change as well. Aldo Peretti, CEO of UTECO Group, shares how UTECO, one of the largest flexo press manufacturers in the world, is adapting their press offerings to meet those challenges head on.
Published: April 23, 2018
Matt Miloszewski, Business Development Manager at Tharstern, talks about Tharstern's approach to MIS and managing operational data within print operations. Tharstern has over 700 installations globally.