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

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Frank Visits Lead Graffiti, a Cutting-Edge Letterpress Shop

Frank visited Lead Graffiti in Newark, Del., and met with Jill Cypher and Ray Nichols who run a letterpress printing/publishing company. Their books and posters are works of art and they teach others how to print with wood and metal. Watch Video

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President of Heidelberg Americas Discusses New Strategies

Felix Mueller, President of Heidelberg Americas, joins Dave Zwang in Colorado and discusses new strategies for strengthening Heidelberg's position in the markets they serve, with a new emphasis on Labels and Packaging. Watch Video

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Sandy Alexander Acquires Wide-Format Capabilities

Gary Semon, Wide Plant Manager for Sandy Alexander, shares news of the company's acquisition of Designer's Press and their wide-format technology. Watch Video

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The New Heidelberg Fire Line

Stephan Plenz, CTO of Heidelberg, discusses his role, and the changes in technologies and service offerings. Watch Video

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Adding Embellishment with Duplo's Spot UV Solution

Si Nguyen, Vice President of Sales for Duplo, shares innovative texture and embellishment effects utilizing Duplo's spot UV solution. Watch Video

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Glamour Goes Online Only

Frank comments about Glamour Magazine's recent announcement that it is ceasing its print edition. Most magazines have now gone online, which has adversely affected large printers who offered printing and logistics services. Watch Video

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Color Casters Offers Color Management Training and Consulting

Jim Raffel talks about his new business Color Casters, which offers color management training both via SGIA's color management bootcamps and customized training and consulting. Watch Video

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Kodak's Flexo Journey

Zaki Ali, CTO of Kodak Flexographic Division talks to David Zwang about the journey of flexo and how Kodak legacy technology has brought flexo platemaking to new heights. Watch Video

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Print and Finishing Solutions Adds an AR Layer to Print

Kian Hemmen, Western Regional Sales Manager (RMGT) at Print and Finishing Solutions, talks about the company's Augmented Reality (AR) technology, and how making print interactive can help increase a customer's profitability. Watch Video

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EFI Expands Their Channel Partner Program

Ricky Vescovacci, Manager of National Channel Sales for EFI, talks about their channel partner program and how they are collaborating with Ricoh and Nazdar. Watch Video

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New Partnerships for the 2019 InPrint Conference

Melissa Magestro, Executive Vice President of Mac Brooks Exhibitions, announces new partnerships for next year's InPrint Conference, to be held April 9 to 11 in Louisville, Ky. Watch Video

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Dan Johansen Recaps Ricoh's Recent Wide-Format Announcements

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager for Graphic Arts Wide Format, Commercial and Industrial Printing Business Group for Ricoh USA, sums up the new products introduced at the SGIA Expo 2018, including the RICOH Pro L5160 latex printer and RICOH Pro TF 6250 flatbed. Watch Video

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Warneke Paper Box Company Installs the First Heidelberg Primefire 106 in the U.S.

Steve Huppert, Vice President and COO of Warneke Paper Box Company in Denver, Colo., talks to David Zwang about the company's installation of a Heidelberg Primefire 106. Heidelberg is positioning the Primefire for industrial printing applications in the packaging market. Watch Video

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Augmenting Print with AR

Jim Luttrell of SOCiOS talks about the future of AR and the possibilities available for print applications. Watch Video

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Sandy Alexander Purchases Designer's Press

Jason Leonard, Director of Business Development for Sandy Alexander, announces that Designer's Press in Orlando has been purchased by Sandy Alexander, which will re-brand the company and expand their wide-format capabilities. Watch Video

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Frank Clicks Paper

Frank reviews “Introduction to Graphic Communication” by Harvey Levenson and John Parsons. This is more than a book. Using Ricoh’s Clickable Paper technology, it becomes a professor on call. The text and graphics are amplified by great audio/video clips. Watch Video

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Roland Interviews Customers at SGIA Expo

Andrew Oransky, President of Roland DGA, talks about how the company took the opportunity to interview several customers at the SGIA Expo to better understand their businesses—and how Roland can help them achieve their goals. Watch Video

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Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Trent Foreman, Product Manager for Aleyant, walks through the process of estimating and pricing with Aleyant Print Job Manager. Watch Video

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InPrint Heads to Louisville

Frazer Chesterman, Co-Founder of InPrint, previews the upcoming InPrint 2019 industrial printing conference, which will take place April 9-11 in Louisville, Ky., and discusses some of the current trends in industrial printing. Watch Video

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Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, defines "workflow" and talks about the company's software and automation solutions for the transactional and direct mail space. Watch Video