Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: February 19, 2016
Frank found another example of beautiful printing. It is from Model Offset in Puerto Rico and was sent by Suzette Jimenez, a former RIT student.
Published: February 18, 2016
David Murphy, VP of Marketing for HP PageWide inkjet presses, talks about why it is important to attend drupa 2016. HP plans to demonstrate new technologies across its graphics portfolio and will be occupying the entirety of Hall 17 (more than 5,000 square meters). At drupa, exhibitors are showing the promise of the future for the graphics industry. Be there!
Published: February 17, 2016
A discussion of workflow optimization is typically very production-centric. In this video Jennifer Matt and Jane Mugford discuss business workflow and why business workflow should be settled first.
Published: February 16, 2016
Gavin Jordan-Smith, Vice President at Konica Minolta, talks about its unique relationship with Z-Verse to deliver a service that turns 2D images into 3D objects -- a service that makes 3D printing easy. Simply upload a 2D image and it is automatically converted to a 3D file printed! How easy is that?
Published: February 15, 2016
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to WhatTheyThink Contributor David Zwang about what's new with production inkjet technology and what we will see at drupa 2016.
Published: February 12, 2016
Frank found two unrelated items that piqued his interest. One was pre-marked election ballots and the other was not. Find out how Martha Stewart and letterpress printing are related.
Published: February 11, 2016
Peter Lancaster, CEO of documobi, talks about being the "new kid on the block" making all printing interactive, working with the entire supply chain. The solution enables more revenue opportunities for printers and more relevant and engaging communications for marketers.
Published: February 10, 2016
Cheryl Kahanec, EVP at Earth Color, a high-tech commercial printing company, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about some if its more recent technology investments, including distribute/print/mail to save time and money while aligning in-home dates. Cheryl will head to drupa to investigate future investments in production inkjet and more.
Published: February 9, 2016
Richard Romano talks with Len Lauer, Chairman and CEO of Memjet, on the advantages of single-pass printing, as well as the variety of Memjet-based single-pass devices on the market.
Published: February 8, 2016
KBA CEO and President of drupa Claus Bolza-Schunemann, shares how drupa 2016 is repositioning itself to address emerging market realities. More than 1500 exhibitors will be showing solutions and technologies across six different segments under the tagline Touch the Future. Start planning now!
Published: February 4, 2016
Frank opines on what happens if amazon.com dies? Think of all the data that it has stored and its long tentacles that extend into every nook and cranny of cyberspace—and our lives.
Published: February 4, 2016
Steve Henck, VP of Operations for OneTouchPoint, is an early adopter of sheetfed production inkjet, migrating work from offset and toner as well as developing new applications and customers.
Published: February 3, 2016
Ron Voigt, President of X-Rite Pantone, explains the importance of Pantone's recently launched Extended Color Gamut Guide, making fixed color palette printing (CMYK/OVG) more easily achievable. Fixed color palette printing saves time and money for brands and printers.
Published: February 3, 2016
Phil Riebel, President of Two Sides, speaks out about the sustainability of print and paper and the myth that electronic communications are more sustainable than print. He recommends life cycle assessments to get the true story about going electronic versus paper-based communications.
Published: February 2, 2016
Erica Aitken, President of Santa Cruz CA based Rods & Cones, talks about issues in color management and the importance of establishing a color managed workflow.
Published: February 1, 2016
Wim Maes, Xeikon's CEO, talks Cheetah technology and the Xeikon CX3 high-speed, high quality digital label printer with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne: Cheetah AI ICE-based toner enables printing on heat-sensitive substrates. Cheetah is 60% faster than previous Xeikon engines. The goal: Raising the digital/flexo crossover point.
Published: January 29, 2016
Free standing inserts may be annoying but they are an important part of commerce. Ad inserts are a call to action. They give you a reason to visit a store and maybe buy something.
Published: January 28, 2016
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing, about the value of partnering with thINK, the Canon production inkjet users group, and the importance of making early decisions about finishing solutions in the press purchasing process.
Published: January 27, 2016
Lori Messina, EVP at Access Direct Systems, mils over a billion pieces of mail annually and is rapidly transitioning its business to production inkjet with 4 Canon ColorStream inkjet presses in one year, displacing 23 black & white toner presses. 70% to 80% customers are testing a move to inkjet.
Published: January 26, 2016
Fujifilm VP of Marketing Terry Mitchell talks with Richard Romano about Fujifilm's new Uvistar hybrid rollfed/flatbed press, as well as new applications and capablities enabled by the latest generation of flatbed presses.