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Modern Litho Expands Its Footprint

Jim Tomblinson, Vice President of Operations for Modern Litho, discusses the breadth of the company's offerings, its expanding geographical footprint, and how it has benefitted from the adoption of processless plates. Watch Video

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Frank Visits a Mailing Museum

JLS Mailing Services of Brockton, Mass., traces its roots back to 1918 when Elizabeth Joyce Braddock, one of America's first female entrepreneurs, founded the Joyce Letter Shop. She first discovered the benefits of communicating through direct mail while selling hay for her dad—and the company has grown to become one of New England’s largest direct communications companies. Frank—with Bill Hogan, a local historian—tour JLS's unique mailing museum. Watch Video

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Looking Ahead to drupa 2020

Sabine Geldermann, Director of drupa and Global Head of Print Technology, talks about what visitors can expect at drupa in 2020. Watch Video

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David Fellman on Worldwide Sales Training

David Fellman, President of David Fellman & Associates and longtime Printing News contributor, shares his experiences in Australia and New Zealand in worldwide sales training. Watch Video

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The New Nexfinity

Todd Bigger, of Eastman Kodak Company, talks about the next-generation Nexfinity digital press and how it builds on and extends the existing platform. Watch Video

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Stefan Hunkeler on the Upcoming Hunkeler Innovation Days

Stefan Hunkeler, President of Hunkeler, looks forward to Innovation Days in February and offers a preview of what attendees can look forward to in high-end inkjet production. Watch Video

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Kodak Celebrates 10 Years of FLEXCEL Plates

Chris Payne, President of the Flexographic Packaging Division at Kodak, talks to Dave Zwang about the 10th anniversary of the FLEXCEL NX flexographic plate line and how it has transformed the flexographic packaging industry. Watch Video

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Textile Printing for Commercial Printers

Tim Check, Senior Product Manager for Epson America, talks about textile printing technologies and how commercial printers can use fabric printing to open up new business opportunities and offer more options to customers. Watch Video

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Canon Unveils New Wide-Format Printers

Richard Reamer, Senior Director of Large Format Solutions at Canon USA, talks about Canon's wide-format printer portfolio and the new TM (Technical Multipurpose) Series, targeted at architects, engineers, and contractors. The use of a new pigment ink also makes the new series printers suitable for posters and other display graphics. Watch Video

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CHILI Publisher and "Smart Artwork"

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, talks about the CHILI Publisher universal graphics engine focused around "smart artwork"—a way of templating and automating the design and production of a variety of packaging and marketing materials. Watch Video

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Frank On "Creative Selection" and Apple's Design Process

Frank reviews “Creative Selection” by Ken Kocienda, who created the keyboard/Autocorrect feature of the Apple iPhone. Ken spent 15 years with Apple and worked on the development of the iPhone and other revolutionary technologies. His book looks at the Apple design process during the Steve Jobs era. Watch Video

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Memjet Partners with Konica Minolta

Len Lauer, CEO of Memjet, announces new innovations in its inkjet technology, and the company's recent partnership with Konica Minolta. Watch Video

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Glazier Design, Digital Printing, and Beyond

Ben Glazier, Director of Glazier Design, talks to Kelley Holmes about the new Xerox Iridesse press and the advantages of new digital technology, as well as Glazier Design's connection to the Stephen Hawking Foundation. Watch Video

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AR Technology Reaches a New Level

M.J. Anderson, Chief Experience Officer of RealityBLU, discusses what makes new Augmented Reality technology different from QR codes and AR technology of the past. Without being intrusive to the design, users can become fully engaged in an interactive experience. Watch Video

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What to Look for in MIS Software

Jonathan Bowen, Product Specialist for PrintIQ, talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of an MIS and what to look for when shopping for one. Watch Video

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Epson Introduces New SureColor Technical Printer

Matt Kochanowski, Product Manager for Epson America, talks about the company's new SureColor printers, designed for the AEC (architecture/engineering/construction) print market. Watch Video

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Xeikon's Success at PRINT 18

Donna Covannon, Director of Marketing for North America, Xeikon, talks about the company's productive year and the new technology to come. Watch Video

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Meet This Year's Skills USA National Champion

Brittany Whitestone, a junior at California University of Pennsylvania, is this year's national champion of Skills USA, an organization that creates technical standards for students to showcase what they've learned. To win the national competition, Whitestone had to operate offset and digital printing and finishing equipment, estimate jobs, and pass a job interview. She goes on to compete in the WorldSkills competition in Russia. Watch Video

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The Importance of User Groups

Christine Yardley, President of PrintPanther, talks about the advantages of being a member of PROKOM, Konica Minolta's user community, and how user groups are a great source of information, troubleshooting resources, and networking opportunities. Watch Video

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Friday with Frank: Enabling the Self-Published Book Revolution

Frank was wandering the floor at PRINT 18 and sat on a bench. There he met Angela Pinch, co-owner of D&L Press in Phoenix, Ariz., with her husband. This small company specializes in on-demand books. Their website is author2market.com and they are enabling the revolution in self-published books. Watch Video