Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: February 25, 2015
Polaris Direct is moving to a white-paper-in strategy for its direct mail business, adding an inkjet line to lift the business from a commodity model to a value-added model that will take the business to the next level. President & COO Joe Maloy talks about this transformation "taking the handcuffs off the marketers," giving them more flexibility in delivering timely, relevant communications.
Published: February 24, 2015
Editor Cary Sherburne catches up with WhatTheyThink contributor David Zwang at Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland, to get his insight on the new solutions being shown at the show and the importance of this event for the future of inkjet.
Published: February 23, 2015
The 11th edition of Hunkeler Innovationdays begins today. Stefan Hunkeler, owner and CEO of Hunkeler, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what the nearly 5,500 visitors to this unique event can expect, including innovative new solutions from Hunkeler itself.
Published: February 20, 2015
Frank interviews renowned graphic designer Lance Hidy at the Museum of Printing, who was one of the first creative artists to apply Photoshop.
Published: February 19, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Daniel Houghton, CEO of Lonely Planet, about how print fits into the publishing mix for the company. This includes a bundling strategy for print and digital, interactive ebooks, using QR codes, future trends and more.
Published: February 18, 2015
Epson Product Manager Reed Hecht spoke with Richard Romano at the 2014 SGIA Expo about winning a Product of the Year Award, as well as the latest trends in dye-sublimation and direct-to-garment textile printing.
Published: February 17, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Sara Domville, President of F+W, the Digital Book World organizer and more. She talks about taking a 360-degree approach to delivering content, including digital, print and in-person strategies, and the multiple lives content has today.
Published: February 16, 2015
Epicomm’s CEO Ken Garner talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the rebranding of NAPL/NAQP/AMSP and future strategies.
Published: February 13, 2015
Frank talks about a unique building in New York City that is part of printing history. It was the first building built for multiple printing tenants.
Published: February 12, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Author and New Yorker writer Ken Auletta about Yahoo! and the challenges faced by CEO Marissa Mayer. He gives her an “Incomplete” so far in terms of her efforts to turn the company around.
Published: February 11, 2015
Canon Solutions America's Randy Paar talks to Richard Romano about the award-winning Arizona series wide-format printers, and the increasing demand for high-value print applications.
Published: February 10, 2015
Jeff White, General Manager, EFI Monarch speaks with Print Software Section Contributing Editor Jane Mugford about successful MIS implementations.
Published: February 6, 2015
Frank visits X-Rite and talks about new color workflows with Shoshana Burgett. X-Rite/Pantone has done a great deal to help brand owners communicate brand colors.
Published: February 5, 2015
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Author and New Yorker Writer Ken Auletta about his experiences writing the book Googled, as well as his thoughts about Amazon. He talks about some of the shortcoming and conceits of legacy media as compared to how digital media operates.
Published: February 5, 2015
Bill Duerr, President of Hatteras speaks with Cary Sherburne about the Hatteras business and the recent placement of a 5-meter EFI VUTEk LED Printer to support its grand format business.
Published: February 4, 2015
Steve Bennett, VP of Sales for Esko, talks to Richard Romano about Esko's recent product and feature introductions, including a new entry-level Kongsberg cutting table, and identifies current trends in finishing.
Published: February 3, 2015
Guy Gecht talks about receiving the Bruno Award, his background and the strong team that supports him, including this sage advice: “We have to continue to think about where we want to go and continue to evolve the company. We can’t stop. Doing nothing is the worst option for everyone because the market is changing and technology is changing.”
Published: February 3, 2015
Frank Romano joins us from the stacks of books that made up the GATF Library which was recently donated to Cal Poly. Frank is a 2015 recipient of the Bruno Award from the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA). Frank talks about receiving the award, the start of the Lithographic Technical Foundation which later became the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) and how Mike Bruno kickstarted research within the printing industry.
Published: February 2, 2015
Cary Sherburne interviews John Tenwinkel, Director of Dscoop University at Dscoop about the Dscoop University program and the resources it provides to the Dscoop community.
Published: January 30, 2015
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen group and noted author, discusses his latest book, The Innovators. Many interesting historical tidbits are included in this interview, including thoughts from Steve Jobs and Isaacson’s conclusions about how to foster a culture of innovation in your company, including the need to cannibalize current products to prepare for the future. Watch the video, read the book. It’s important for the future of your business.