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Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.

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Frank On How to Get Rich Selling Printing

Frank found an archive of books on sales and marketing at CalPoly. He is surprised by how many there are and enumerates a few titles. He especially likes “How to Grow Rich Selling Printing.” Watch Video

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Ipskamp Printing B.V. Transitions to Digital

Bob Olde Hampsink, Director of Ipskamp Printing B.V., a book manufacturer in the Netherlands, talks about how the company has adapted over the years and switched to digital production as customers transition to smaller-quantity printing. Watch Video

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FASTSIGNS Dayton, Ohio: Never the Same Day Twice

Dayton, Ohio's Larry Miller converted his Ham Signs vehicle lettering and sign shop to a FASTSIGNS franchise in 2013. He talks with Kelley Holmes about his nearly three decades in the industry, the fun of running a FASTSIGNS franchise, and how they never have the same day twice. Watch Video

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Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, discusses how far inkjet has come in catching up with offset production quality—and how much it still must improve. Watch Video

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Alaska's Interior Graphics and Printing Has Come a Long Way

Michelle Maynor, "Print-cess" at Interior Graphics and Printing in Fairbanks, Alaska, talks with Richard Romano at the NPOA Conference about the company's 70+-year history and how it has grown from business printing to adding wide-format and promotional graphics. Watch Video

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Frank Takes the Cake

Frank talks sweetly about custom-printed cookies, cakes, and other comestibles and how this could tie into personalized packaging. Inkjet-printed icing and edible material can create type and photographic imagery for many delicacies. Watch Video

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Sarah Barr Offers Advice to New Print Owners

Sarah Barr, Owner of Konhaus Print and Marketing, talks with Richard Romano at the National Print Owners Association (NPOA) Conference about navigating the world of print as a new owner, and how her company can help customers with marketing. Watch Video

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Gaby Mullinax: From Film to FASTSIGNS

After nearly 20 years running a retail photo boutique, and as the transition to digital photography and the electronic/social distribution of images was taking place, Gaby Mullinax saw new opportunities in signage and purchased a FASTSIGNS franchise. She talks to Kelley Holmes about her journey. Watch Video

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Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration. Watch Video

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Charlene Sims Brings a Wealth of Experience to the NPOA Board

Charlene Sims, President of The Master's Press and new National Print Owners Association (NPOA) board member, talks about her 43-year print journey and her plans for leasing the NPOA into the future. Watch Video

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Matthew Romero Expands His Print Business with FASTSIGNS

Matthew Romero, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, has been in the printing industry his entire life. He opened a sign shop in 2015 and greatly expanded what he could offer by being part of the FASTSIGNS network. He also talks about a mural project he recently completed for a local high school. Watch Video

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Frank's Book Tour

Frank takes us on a video tour of one of the CalPoly archives of bound volumes of printing magazines. Very few of these publications have been digitized and historians will have to dig through these printed volumes to find pertinent information. Watch Video

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HP's Service Edge Helps the Customer

Pat McGrew, Inkjet Evangelist, talks with Sylvain Faligand of HP about the company's Service Edge platform. HP's Service Edge leverages the best of HP's prices and tools to help the customer grow, be efficient, be autonomous, and meet their business objectives. Watch Video

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Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM. Watch Video

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Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Grant Miller, President and CEO of Bluecrest, discusses the rapid, eight-month growth of the enterprise print and mail company that used to be part of Pitney Bowes. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, Bluecrest was showing its new ERP systems and other integrated print and mail solutions, which include workflow and analytics and reporting tools. Watch Video

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Scodix's Digital Embellishments Change the Way Products Are Consumed

Adina Shorr, CEO of Scodix, talks about the digital embellishment and enhancement, especially in packaging production. Thanks to its ability to mass customize printed packaging, digital embellishments can turn something that is functional—a package—into a form of communication, ultimately changing the way that products are consumed. Watch Video

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Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX. Watch Video

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HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media. Watch Video

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Frank on All the News That's Fit to Tweet

Frank takes us from commuters reading newspapers to commuters reading mobile devices. He quotes a Pew study that indicates that that most of us get our news from television and social media. Watch Video

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Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event. Watch Video