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Benoit Chatelard on What's Next for Xeikon

Benoit Chatelard, CEO of Xeikon, talks about the future of the company, inkjet, and the advantage of continuous feed, as well as success through automation. Watch Video

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Frank Talks to PrintWeek India

The EFI Connect Conference in Las Vegas attracts the second largest contingent of media and analysts after drupa. Frank took advantage of this unique audience to get a brief insight to print trends in some overseas markets. In this interview, he talks to Noel D’Cunha, Managing Editor of PrintWeek India. Watch Video

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The Future of Finishing at Hunkeler AG

Michel Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler AG, talks about the company's new product portfolio as well as how he sees the future of not only finishing technology, but entire print production systems. Watch Video

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Ricoh Presents Latest Printing Innovations at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Take a tour of the Ricoh booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2019. At the event Ricoh is presenting production printing systems including the Ricoh Pro™ VC70000 continuous feed full color inkjet press, the compact Ricoh Pro V20000, mono continuous feed inkjet press, and the Ricoh Pro C9200 digital press. To support efficient and streamlined production Ricoh is showing new additions to its software portfolio including Ricoh’s TotalFlow BatchBuilder and Ricoh’s ProcessDirector. Watch Video

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Hunkeler Offers Customers More Services to Help Production

Stephan Estermann, VP of Services for Hunkeler AG, talks about the new service offerings that Hunkeler is bringing to market to increase customer productivity and profit. Watch Video

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The Future Is Here at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, joins David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays to share his thoughts on the event and how cutting-edge technology has improved inkjet quality. Watch Video

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Paper Trends in Production Inkjet Printing

Jan Rops, Product Manager for Inkjet at Crown Van Gelder, takes us through the current trends in papers for production inkjet printing including print quality and color management. Color management plays a critical role in reducing paper and ink costs in production inkjet printing. Watch Video

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Hunkeler Highlights New Roll and Sheet Solutions at Innovationdays 2019

Hans Gut, VP of Marketing, and Daniel Erni, VP of Sales, at Hunkeler AG talk about the latest finishing solutions the company is featuring at Innovationdays 2019. Hunkeler has continued to invest in automation features with its Generation 8 platform, and used the event to announce its entry into sheet finishing with the Hunkeler DOCUTRIM platform. Watch Video

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Ricoh Introduces New Inkjet Technology at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Mike Herold, VP of Global Marketing for Ricoh, talks with David Zwang about the premiere of Ricoh's new Ricoh Pro VC70000, a continuous-feed inkjet printer that uses a new ink solution, reinvents drying, and offers other significant new features. Watch Video

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Automation Takes Center Stage at 13th Hunkeler Innovationdays

David Zwang talks to Hunkeler AG President Stefan Hunkeler about Hunkeler Innovationdays. The 13th edition of Innovationdays focuses on "Success with Automation" and utilizing Industry 4.0 concepts in automated print production systems. Watch Video

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Frank Talks About Print Down Under

The EFI Connect Conference in Las Vegas attracts the second largest contingent of media and analysts after drupa. Frank took advantage of this unique audience to get a brief insight into print trends in some overseas markets. In this interview, he talks to Wayne Robinson, Editor, Print21 in Australia and New Zealand. Watch Video

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Expanding into Wide Format with FASTSIGNS

Kevin Hebert, a FASTSIGNS franchisee, co-branded in 2013 to add wide-format graphics to their existing printing company in Louisiana. In the last two years, they've opened four new centers. Watch Video

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FASTSIGNS' Catherine Monson on the Company's Continued Growth

Kelley Holmes talks with FASTSIGNS CEO Catherine Monson about the recent conference in Orlando and the growth of the company in 2018. Watch Video

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Frank on the Penrose Annual

The Penrose Annual was published from 1895 to 1982. It was a time capsule that documented the evolving technologies that would transform the printing industry, from halftone printing to process color lithography. Frank visits the Kennedy Library at CalPoly which has in its collection the very rare first three editions. Watch Video

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Canon Solutions America's Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software

Randy Paar, Marketing Manager for Wide Format at Canon Solutions America,talks about new products the company launched at SGIA 2018—such as Océ Touchstone Dimensional Printing Software. Watch Video

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Oce Arizona 6100 for Corrugated and Flatbed Users

Patrick Donigain, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, talks about the Oce Arizona 6100 UV High Flow Vacuum Series Printer designed to solve materials handling issues for corrugated customers as well as flatbed users working with materials that are difficult to hold down on the printer bed. Watch Video

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Enfocus' Vendor-Neutral Automation Platform

Toon Van Rossum, product manager for Switch at Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about the development of the vendor-neutral automation platform and how it has grown in popularity in recent years. Watch Video

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Print Trends UK

The EFI Connect Conference in Las Vegas attracts the second largest contingent of media and analysts after drupa. Frank took advantage of this unique audience to get a brief insight into print trends in some overseas markets. In this interview, he talks to Editor and Publisher Darryl Danielli and Contributing Editor Jo Francis of PrintWeek UK. Watch Video

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Fellers Supplies Wrap and Sign Materials as Well as Training

Lisa Smoke, franchise sales manager for Fellers, talks about the "world's largest wrap supply company" with more than 60 locations nationwide supplying vehicle wrap films as well as sign supplies, tools, and other materials. The company also offers training classes on working with wrap materials. Watch Video

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SGIA 2018 Canon Booth Tour

Angel Georgiou, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Large Format Solutions, takes visitors through the company's booth at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, highlighting their vast array of printing solutions. Watch Video