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How to Participate in Industry 4.0—Part 1: State of Readiness

In this new series, we look at Industry 4.0. Not as a marketing term, but in an actionable way so that you can begin or continue to prepare your company and participate in the many benefits. In this first article of the series, we start at the beginning and look at the state of readiness.

European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in Spain.

virtual.drupa 2021: Networking Plaza Activated

Virtual.drupa takes place this week, and is utilizing a special “matchmaking” tool for attendees to connect with companies and contacts that are relevant to their businesses.

Remembering Chuck Geschke, Co-Founder of Adobe Systems

Frank Romano looks back at the life of Charles “Chuck” Geshke, co-founder of Adobe, who passed away last Friday.

The Color Challenge and How to Solve it

Color correction is a repetitive, time-consuming, and complex process. This article, sponsored by HP and written by HP Indigo's "Workflow Chef" Gershon Alon, explains how to optimize color correction, focusing on two aspects: automation and simplification.

Robert Stabler Shares Latest News from Koenig & Bauer Durst

Cary Sherburne talks to Robert Stabler about the latest digital packaging product introductions from Koenig & Bauer Durst, as well as some of the changes the pandemic has brought to the press placement process.

Around the Web: Google Gutenberg. Bye-Bye-Broadband? Record Recollection. License Litigation. Quantum Quire. Paraboloid Pringles. Clever Cooling. Runaway Rabbit.

Google’s Gutenberg Doodle perpetuates a sartorial anachronism. 5G may let you ditch wired broadband. A deluxe, expensive collection of Philip K. Dick stories. Remembering the Columbia Record Club. The contentious free-speech history of license plates. Mind-blowing paper cutting and folding. The mathematics of Pringles chips. Alexa can now share songs. This summer, instead of A/C, try the Sensu Punkah. All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s virtual miscellany.

Profit at the Margins with Variable-Data Printing

In this age of virtual everything, print means more—it is tangible and can be personalized to replicate that human connection we’ve been craving since the pandemic hit. This article explores how print service providers can better sell the value of variable data printing to businesses and brands.

A moment of levity. View Today's Dilbert Dilbert Cartoon Strip

Life in print isn’t easy, right? You deserve a laugh. That's why MindFire brings you Dilbert. And why we help Printers & Agencies of all sizes grow sales with 'OptiChannel'. Learn more now.

Printing Outlook 2021
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Printing Outlook 2021 - The WhatTheyThink Overview of the Current State of the Printing Industry

The new Printing Outlook 2021 report provides detailed analysis of the latest WhatTheyThink Business Outlook Survey, the latest industry economic data and macroeconomic trends, as well as industry and cultural technological trends to look out for in 2021.

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European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain
European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in Spain. Full Analysis

Publishing Employees—2010–2018
Publishing Employees—2010–2018

According to County Business Patterns, in 2010, there were 907,152 employees in NAICS 511 (Publishing Industries—except Internet). By 2018, employees had increased to 1,015,946. In macro news, retail sales were up 9.8% in March. Full Analysis

Printing 2021 Quick Look: 2021 Profits
Printing 2021 Quick Look: 2021 Profits

According to data from our recently published Printing Outlook 2021 special report, print businesses expect a +8.1% increase in profits from 2020 to 2021. Full Analysis

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Recent Discussion

Rich Ramirez on Remembering Chuck Geschke, Co-Founder of Adobe Systems

As an old Silicon Valley "kid", sorry to hear of Chuck Geschke's passing. I sure hope both Chuck and John Warnock know how much they meant to the evolution of communications in our society. They should be remembered along with the likes of Johannes G… Full comment Reply

Dov Isaacs on Remembering Chuck Geschke, Co-Founder of Adobe Systems

As someone who was honored to work at Adobe while Chuck was actively managing the company with John, I can attest to how remarkable both Chuck and John were in both technical excellence and ethically managing a company and supporting their teams and … Full comment Reply

Dov Isaacs on Frank on Display

If you are passing through Maui, Hawaii, you should take an hour and visit the Hale Pa‘i Printing Museum and Archive Center at the Lahainaluna High School slightly east of the city of Lahaina on Maui's west coast. It is currently closed due to Covid-… Full comment Reply

Michael Heaslip on Frank on Display

The Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, Canada once had an antique printing equipment exhibit but is long gone now as well. Reply

Steve Johnson on Johnson’s World: Are You Impressed with My Press?—Buying a New Press Shouldn’t Be a Competition

Robert, the make and model of press that I bought should not influence your buying decision, at least not until you know what markets I serve, what products I produce, and who my clients are. That will never stop me from publicizing my installations.… Full comment Reply

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