Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
Published: September 17, 2018
Todd Roth, VP of Manufacturing and Distribution, Core Publishing Solutions, at Thomson Reuters, discusses the company's background in web press applications, their move into production inkjet, and their new venture selling book manufacturing for other publishers.
Published: September 14, 2018
Frank plays with his newest toy: a model of an English common press, a design that improved upon Gutenberg’s original. He then takes a field trip to Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, location of Edes & Gill, an 18th-century print shop that has a life-size English common press as well as other period printing equipment. There, he talks with Gary Gregory, executive director and master printer, and his assistant Tyler Kerr.
Published: September 13, 2018
Trish travels to Boston to visit the VIP Demonstration and Training Center at Standard Finishing Systems, and gets a tour and demonstration of their fully automated Smart Binding System.
Published: September 12, 2018
Kelley Holmes of WhatTheyThink, talks with Thayer Long, President of the Association for PRINT Technologies, about what to expect at PRINT 18 just a few weeks away in Chicago.
Published: September 11, 2018
Marco Boer, Vice President of IT Strategies, discusses the future of print manufacturing and how the industry will need to adjust to a growing millennial workforce.
Published: September 7, 2018
Frank commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first PRINT show. Held in June 1968 in Chicago, PRINT 68 was the first major industry event of the modern era, comprising 274,000 square feet and 400 exhibitors. It was the first show where hot metal typesetting was not on display (it was the dawning of the age of phototypesetting) and the first to have web offset presses running on the show floor. Attendees lined up around the block to get in.
Published: September 6, 2018
WhatTheyThink's Kelley Holmes talks to Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing, Canon Solutions America, about the thINK Forum 2018 which started yesterday with an Inkjet 101 boot camp hosted at CSA's Customer Experience Center in Boca Raton, Fla. More than 600 people attended this year's event to share knowledge, network, and be inspired.
Published: August 31, 2018
The Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass., has published a book of 175 covers from The Inland Printer which began publication in 1883. The covers constantly pushed the envelope to show what printing could do in terms of imagery and color as the industry and technology evolved.
Published: August 29, 2018
Julie Shaffer talks about the speakers and activities scheduled for PRINT 18 in Chicago, Sept. 30-Oct. 2.
Published: August 27, 2018
Lori Anderson, President and CEO of the International Sign Association (ISA), joins Richard Romano on Skype to announce ISA's partnership with the British Sign and Graphics Association to form ISA-UK and bring even more opportunities to its members.
Published: August 24, 2018
What do the Voynich mystery document and End User Licensing Agreements have to do with each other? Watch on!
Published: August 22, 2018
Matt Kochanowski, Product Manager for Epson America, shows off the new SureColor T3170 Desktop Wireless printer, for technical printing customers who are looking for compact, sleek design. He also discusses the current state of the AEC printing market.
Published: August 20, 2018
Doris Brown-McNally of HP Graphic Solutions, talks about the top three ways to engage millennials and Gen Zers with brands, from personalizing a brand message to the use of augmented reality.
Published: August 17, 2018
Frank interviews Jay Smith at Superior Packaging and Finishing in Braintree, Mass. Superior recently acquired Acme Binding and now is one of the largest finishing companies in America.
Published: August 15, 2018
Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing Systems, discusses the reasons behind the surge of popularity in roll-fed inkjet, and the importance of finishing. He also discusses what to expect at Hunkeler Innovations Days 2019.
Published: August 14, 2018
Karen English, Market Development Manager for Printpack, shares how this conventional flexible packaging converter has implemented digital printing for a hybrid manufacturing process.
Published: August 13, 2018
Kip Cassino, Executive Vice President of Borrell Associates, discusses the cross-generational evolution of print: what's expected to grow and what's expected to decline in the coming years.
Published: August 10, 2018
Frank traces the history of Printing News from its beginning in 1928, and its founder and editor, Leo Joachim. Few magazines have made it to 90 years and Frank is glad that the new relationship between WhatTheyThink and Printing News will see a printed magazine continue. Especially for the printing industry.
Published: August 9, 2018
Jay Samit, author of "Disrupt You!", and keynote speaker at last month's PRIMIR Insights Conference, talks about the importance of printing businesses' ability to adjust and respond to a changing industry, a changing print marketplace, and disruptions of the status quo.
Published: August 9, 2018
Trish features five different innovative envelope products that can increase your direct mail open rate. She’ll share and explain what makes each product engaging, and include useful links and information for further exploration.