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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

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Team Concept Printing Purchases MGI JETVarnish to Expand Offerings

Tony Rouse, President of Carol Stream, Ill.'s Team Concept Printing, talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's purchase of a new MGI JETVarnish 3-D to offer customers more options and "spice up" print. Watch Video

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Mutoh Launches New Printer and Multipurpose Ink

Brian Phipps, President of Mutoh America, talks to Kelley Homes at PRINT 18. Mutoh won multiple products of the year awards in 2018 and is now launching the new 1627MH printer that uses a new multipurpose ink that prints on a variety of rollfed and rigid materials, offering even more versatility. Watch Video

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Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Unveiled at PRINT 18

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about a new product launched at PRINT 18. Ultimate Impostrip 2019, a Red Hot Technology that won the Vanguard Breakthrough Award, introduces artificial intelligence (AI) to add greater degrees of automation for hybrid—offset and digital—print environments. Watch Video

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Copresco Sees Opportunities in Digital Book Printing

Steve Johnson, President and CEO of Copresco, talks about the changing industry and the opportunities available in digital book printing. Watch Video

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OKI Pushes the Envelope

Arthur Verwey, Senior Product Marketing Manager for OKI Data Americas, discusses the company's newest digital envelope presses. Watch Video

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RISO's New Rollfed Inkjet Technology

Andre D'Urbano, Director of Dealer Sales for RISO, talks about RISO's broad digital inkjet portfolio and introduces a new rollfed option. Watch Video

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The Present and Future of SGIA

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks about this year's final SGIA Expo—as well as the future of the association and the expo, as both change with the industry. Watch Video

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Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks with Dave Zwang about the exciting new PDF 2.0 and what it means for the printing industry. Watch Video

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Who's Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing?

Frank reviews “Who’s Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing...and How” by noted sales consultants Bill Farquharson and Kelly Mallozzi. They do a great job presenting useful information on markets and methods for selling digital/inkjet printing, and how selling digital differs from traditional print sales. Watch Video

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UV-LED Curing Helps Bring Jobs Back to Offset

Chris Manley, President of Graphco, which represents RMGT in the U.S., talks about how the advantages of UV-LED curing are driving customers to "unplug" their digital presses and move more jobs to offset to increase profitability. Watch Video

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HP’s Alon Bar-Shany on Trends in Labels and Flexible Packaging

Dave Zwang talks to Alon Bar-Shany, General Manager for HP Indigo, HP Inc., about the growth he has been seeing in both the label and flexible packaging markets, as well as how the industry can learn from past commercial printing experience to avoid pitfalls in the future. Watch Video

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New RSA Releases Help Boost In-Plant Automation and Productivity

Vince Tutino, Senior Product Manager for Rochester Software Associates (RSA), discusses three updated products designed to increase productivity and automation for in-plants: WebCRD Web to print software, QDirect output manager, and RSA's Universal prepress suite, ReadyPrint. Watch Video

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CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions

Marc Horriar, CEO and Founder, talks about CloudLab, one of the largest web-to-print vendors in Europe, and whose U.S. branch opened in 2017. CloudLab has more than 200 customers in 25 countries. Some of the largest online print businesses in the world use CloudLab, which focuses on solutions tailored to each business rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Watch Video

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HYBRID Software and Global Graphics Firming Up Relationship

Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Board for HYBRID Software, talks about the company and plans of a Global Graphics acquisition. Watch Video

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Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Finishing products manufacturer Colter and Peterson has been in the industry for 100 years and continues to innovate the paper finishing business. President Bruce Peterson, grandson of the company's founder, talks with Kelley Holmes about C&P's new line of Saber cutters. Watch Video

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Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Mark Nixon, General Manager for Scodix, introduces the Ultra2 Pro at PRINT 18, able to cast and cure, a process that can create very high-value, digitally embossed applications, from holographics to foil. Watch Video

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SGIA Acquires Graphics of the Americas

Ford Bowers, President and CEO of SGIA, talks with Cary Sherburne about SGIA's recent acquisition of the Graphics of the Americas show. Watch Video

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Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18

Frank is beside himself over Augmented Reality (AR)-enabled print at this week's PRINT 18 event, which he demonstrates on an iPad. Watch Video