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WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.comPrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow. 

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Kodak PROSPER 5000XL ribbon cutting at Mercury

Published July 7, 2011

Pat Henry steals a few minutes with the CEO of Kodak, Antonio M. Perez to discuss the ribbon cutting of Mercury's new PROSPER 5000XL and what it means for the industry.

GMC CEO Rene Muller wants people to be Inspired by their new software platform

Published July 7, 2011

Cary Sherbrune and Rene Muller discuss the rebranding and restructuring of their software line as a way looking forward with advancements in technology toward the cloud.

A discussion on the future of feed and finish with manager Yoshihiro Oe

Published July 5, 2011

Yoshihiro Oe, General Manager at Horizon, talks about how they are bringing inline finishing even closer to help reduce the costly errors of finishing mistakes.

Oscar Dubbeldam on Strategy Partner's offerings in WhatTheyThink's Marketplace

Published June 30, 2011

Oscar Dubbeldam with Strategy Partners outlines some of the European document communications research that is available in our marketplace

VP of Post Press Tech Bill Graushar on the future of feed and finish

Published June 28, 2011

Cary Sherburne grabs VP of Post Press Technology Bill Graushar from Quad Graphics to discuss what's going on in the future of the rapidly developing post press technology during a recent conversation at Hunkeler's Innovationdays.

President of the EF Group Jason Ellis talks about branded QR Codes

Published June 27, 2011

The EF Group offers more than just print, they offer whole marketing solutions for their customers. One of the ways their going beyond print is with branded QR codes.

drupa is less than a year away!

Published June 24, 2011

With everyone eagerly anticipating drupa next year, Cary Sherburne sits down with Manual Mataré for an exciting look at what we can expect in May at Messe Düsseldorf.

RR Donnelly receives 25th Annual Prism Award

Published June 23, 2011

Thomas Quinlan President and CEO of RR Donnelly chats with Pat Henry about receiving the Prism Award as well as what they look for in potential candidates graduating from graphic arts programs.

CTO Jeff Stewart gives update on Trekk Cross Media

Published June 23, 2011

Trekk Cross Media's CTO Jeff Stewart sits down with Cary Sherburne to chat about the recent updates on the company, how they're structured now, and where the stand going forward.

Gasch Printing uses Océ equipment to bring the WOW in their bookprinting

Published June 21, 2011

Gasch Printing's Director of Marketing Jeremy Hess shares their experience printing with Océ equipment to bring book printing to the independent publishing market.

Standard Register wins Sustainability and Your Processes

Published June 20, 2011

Steve McDonell, VP of Engineering and Sustainability for Standard Register, shares info about the Carbon Disclosure Project which propelled them to win the Sustainability and Your Process award at the third annual Environmental Innovation Awards.

CMO of Magicomm Rick Littrell on what printers should be doing with social media

Published June 17, 2011

Magicomm really brings the magic on social media services. CMO Rick Littrell shares how printers can bring a little magic of their own to social media markets.

Barb Pellow: Communicating with your audience is only a pocket reach away.

Published June 16, 2011

Barb Pellow, Group Director for Infotrends shares about one of the biggest needs they see, integrating print with mobile technology.

EarthColor is this year’s Beyond Sustainability Award winner

Published June 13, 2011

Dave Podmayersky, Director of Sustainability for EarthColor shares with Richard Romano just how they won the award for Beyond Sustainability at the Third Annual Environmental Innovation Awards

Xerox's Toni Schottenhammer shares a NY Mets customer case study

Published June 10, 2011

Toni Schottenhammer Market Development Manager for Xerox talks about their case study with the NY Mets and the challenge they faced filling in the seats in their new larger stadium.

IT Manager Jerry Young utilizes EFI's Digital Storefront in their end-to-end solutions

Published June 9, 2011

Johnson Anderson's IT Manager Jerry Young talks about how their end-to-end solutions start with EFI's Digital Storefront for seamless integration with Monarch in their envelope business for not only business to business but also a retail storefront for anyone.

Océ brings the Wow to transactional and book printing

Published June 7, 2011

Francis McMahon and Richard Romano chat about some of the exciting things covered at Océ's recent Wow customer event for book and transactional printing.

Ed Marino President of Wilde on the Universal WIlde merger

Published June 6, 2011

Wilde President Ed Marino discusses the merger of Wilde with Universal and the new opportunities from his perspective.

Monroe Litho wins Environmental Innovations Thought Leader Award

Published June 6, 2011

Steve Whittaker VP of Sustainability at Monroe Litho talks overviews some of the 56 sustainability initiatives that led them to win the Thought Leader award at the 3rd annual Environmental Innovation Awards.

Universal Millennium acquires Wilde

Published June 3, 2011

CTO/CMO John Sisson reveals to WhatTheyThink that Universal Millennium is acquiring the Wilde Group. Cary Sherburne interviews John for more info.

VP of Business Development Rob Blakely on successfully transitioning to a cross media provider

Published June 3, 2011

Echo Communicate's VP of Business Development Rob Blakely shares his company's experience on successfully transitioning from a forms distributor to a cross media services provider and some of the common pitfalls to lookout for.

President Jim Lucanish details the O'Niel Data Systems background

Published June 2, 2011

O'Niel Data Systems started as an in-house printer for the stock market but Jim Lucanish, President of O'Niel Data Systems, shares how far they've grown and talks a little about their recent expansion.

CGX Emerge from a end users point of view

Published June 2, 2011

Nathan de Paz Creative Services Coordinator for Mattress Firm, shares his experience at Emerge learning about how the printing industry works and where we are headed. He highlights some of the new technology, like QR Codes, that his business is currently looking into.

Patient News is the recipient of the environmental Innovation Award for Sustainability in Your Community

Published May 31, 2011

Patient News is the 3rd time winner of the Sustainability in Your Community award at the 3rd annual Environmental Innovation Awards. Holly Patrick, Product Manager for Patient News, chats with Richard Romano about the innovations they're making to stay ahead of the sustainability curve.

Lofton Labels Mike Petrulo talks about how their MIS implementation is integral to their business

Published May 26, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews Mike Petrulo of Lofton Labels about their implementation of EFI's Radius.

CEO Joe Davis talks about a successful Emerge conference

Published May 26, 2011

CEO of Consolidated Graphics Joe Davis talks about the success of their second annual Emerge conference and highlights some of his favorite moments.

Paul Garner talks about the Emerge conference

Published May 24, 2011

Consolidated Graphics hosts the Emerge conference every year. It is a place where leaders in the print industry can get together and discuss the advances in technology. Paul Garner, Chief Technology Officer at Consolidated Graphics highlights some of the events at Emerge

Printing for Less wins Sustainability in Your Plant Environmental Innovation Award

Published May 23, 2011

Emma Fuller, Director of Manufacturing at Printing for Less shares some of their innovations that led them to win the Sustainability in Your Plant award at the 3rd annual Environmental Awards.

Barb Pellow on social media trends

Published May 23, 2011

Understanding social media is a tricky task and Barb Pellow offers some insight and trends to help your business leverage social media.

E.F. Group President Jason Ellis offers advice on transitioning to a Marketing Services Provider

Published May 20, 2011

President of the E.F. Group, Jason Ellis, offers up some solutions their using at the E.F. Group and advice on circumventing common road blocks.

VP of York Label Chris O'Brien on the challenges of multiple companies, one brand

Published May 19, 2011

York Label is a collection of over a dozen companies and building them together as one entity is no small task. Chris O'Brien, VP & CIO, discusses the value of bringing EFI Radius into their business standards to create one branded entity.

Handbook for adding value services with New Path to Profit by John Foley

Published May 17, 2011

John Foley, CEO of InterlinkOne, enters the publishing world with his new book Business Transformation: New Path to Profit. John sits down with Cary Sherburne to discuss the experience he's had in helping printers transition to marketing services that was the inspiration for the book. For more information visit New Path to Profit.

EFI releases Fiery Command WorkStation 5.3

Published May 16, 2011

Toby Weiss discusses Fiery Command WorkStation free update to 5.3 and some of its key new features included in the release.

Mobile Printing with EFI PrintMe and Xerox

Published May 16, 2011

Toby Weiss unveils PrintMe, EFI's lateset advancement in mobile printing, to Cary Sherburne and its integration into Xerox's Mobile Print Solution to bring cloud and mobile printing together.

President Herberto Pachon tells us what's new at Nipson

Published May 13, 2011

President of Nipson Herberto Pachon gives Cary Sherburne an update on the company's advancements with their latest generation of presses.

Jim Tomblinson of Modern-Litho Print talks about using EFI for a unified end to end workflow

Published May 12, 2011

Jim Tomblinson Director of Operations at Modern-Litho Print goes over the company background and how they utilize EFI's toolset to unify their workflow from end to end.

John Foley talks about added value services

Published May 10, 2011

Printers can expand upon their current offerings with added value services such as mailing and warehouse fulfillment. John Foley, CEO of InterlinkOne has a background in added value services and offers his advice on how to approach bringing these services into their print house.

VP of Business Development Rob Blakely talks about Echo Communicate's transition to a cross media provider

Published May 9, 2011

Vice President of Business Development for Echo Communicate, Rob Blakely shares with Cary Sherburne their experience as they transitioned their business model from a forms distributor, to augmenting their business to include fulfillment and comercial print services, to their recent change as a cross media provider while trying to stay ahead of the curve.

Francis McMahon of Océ and Vic Stalam of Kodak announce information for the upcoming Prism awards at NYU

Published May 6, 2011

Franics McMahon, Vice President of Marketing for Océ and Vic Stalam, Vice President of Commercial Sales at Kodak about the upcoming Prisim awards June 21 at Gotham Hall in New York. For more information and registration information visit tinyurl.com/4ob6o8.

CEO Guy Gecht welcomes Cary Sherburne to Connect

Published May 5, 2011

Cary Sherburne sits down with CEO of EFI Guy Gecht to talk about EFI's Connect 12 conference in Las Vegas and gets an earnings update that Guy is very happy with.

Grow Socially's John Foley on social media for printers

Published May 3, 2011

John Foley of Grow Socially is back with Cary Sherbrune this week to talk social media as it relates to printers. John also offers his advice on best social media practices and it all starts with a plan.

Benoit Chatelard of InfoPrint talks about the European markets

Published May 2, 2011

InfoPrint's Senior Vice President and General Manager Benoit Chatelard updates Cary Sherburne about the current happenings of the European market.

CEO of Mound Printing Dennis Riggs shares his EFI experience

Published April 29, 2011

Cary Sherburne interviews Dennis Riggs, President & CEO of Mound Printing about what he's looking for at EFI Connect and what his take-aways are, and how EFI's solutions integrate in his workflow.

EFI's Marc Olin shares some features and releases talked about during EFI Connect 12

Published April 28, 2011

Marc Olin, Senior Vice President of EFI, and Cary continue their chat to discuss some of the announcements and breakout sessions covered during EFI Connect 12 at the Las Vegas Wynn Resort.

Senior Vice President of EFI Marc Olin talks about upcoming events at Connect 12

Published April 27, 2011

Marc Olin and Cary Sherburne discuss the post fireside chat and tease events to come at this year's EFI Connect

John Foley of Grow Socially on integrated marketing

Published April 26, 2011

John Foley, CEO of Grow Socially and InterlinkONE talks with Cary about the importance of integrated marketing strategies, some of the benefits it offers, and the new solutions it can provide.

Rick Littrell of Magicomm LLC on marketing strategies

Published April 25, 2011

Rick Littrell CMO of Magicomm LLC offers some magical advice on social media and marketing strategies.

InfoPrint's VP of Continuous Forms George Promis talks about the InfoPrint 5000

Published April 22, 2011

George Promis, Vice President of Continuous Forms at InfoPrint, talks about the worldwide success they've had in the inkjet marketplace with their InfoPrint 5000.

HP's Steven Goddard talks about their initiative in the Deinking Alliance

Published April 21, 2011

Part of our continuing Going Green coverage, Steven Goddard, Environmental Leadership Program Manager for HP shares how HP is leading the charge for green deinking initiatives.

HP's Steven Goddard shares efforts to reduce the carbon footprint in the industry

Published April 21, 2011

Going Green week continues with a clip from Steven Goddard, HP's Environmental Leadership Program Manager speaks about how the carbon footprint isn't as big as everyone thinks it is but still argues we should continue with reduction efforts.

QR Codes bring mobile to web but what brings web to mobile?

Published April 19, 2011

John Foley CEO of GrowSocially talks about QR Codes and mobile website integration with his service iFlyMobi.

Ed Farley talks about Unisource's green initiatives

Published April 18, 2011

Ed Farley, VP of Marketing and Corporate communications at Unisource, kicks off our green week by bringing us up to date on the most recent green initiatives Unisource is working on.

Toni Schottenhammer of Xerox shares a case study for their One to One Lab program

Published April 15, 2011

Toni Schottenhammer, Market Development Manager, shares a case study of their proof of concept test called One to One Labs for BPT Communication Solutions and their client the Miami University.

Asi Ben-Tov talks about a unique printing solution Eichut Digital Print offer

Published April 14, 2011

Asi Ben-Tov of Eichut Digital Print in Israel talks about a unique printing solution their shop offers to bring a tactile feel back to print.

Vice President of Sustainable Business Lewis Fix talks about the Paper Because Campaign

Published April 11, 2011

The Paper Because Campaign was developed to highlight and educate both businesses and consumers on how paper still plays an important role in an ever increasing digital age.

David Murphy talks about HP's Graphics Arts Experience Center

Published April 8, 2011

HP's Director of Marketing David Murphy shares details with Cary Sherburne about HP's newly unveiled 60,000sq. feet Graphics Arts Experience Center for the Americas in the Atlanta metro area.

Butch Kelly of Worth Higgins & Associates speaks about specialty printing

Published April 7, 2011

Pressroom Supervisor for Worth Higgins & Associates sits down with Cary to discuss the unique formats they print at their facility on the variety of machines they run.

HP's Ed McCarthy on expanding your business with wide format

Published April 5, 2011

Everyone is looking for a competitive edge and growing their business further. Ed McCarthy, HP's Large Format Marketing Manager, shares the secret of how to make the decision to grow your business in the large format world.

US Government gone Wilde

Published April 1, 2011

Now that the embargo is lifted Ed Marino is free to comment on a deal that fell through with a particular U.S. department.

This is not Frank Romano

Published April 1, 2011

This week with Not Frank Romano, Not Frank talks about personalizing print and the alternatives to the failing idea of inkjet.

Cary and Jane Bloodworth sure meet in some remote locations

Published April 1, 2011

Cary and Jane Bloodworth discuss the World Bank's global reach

2011 Blooper Reel

Published April 1, 2011

Winner of the GD USA Cover Contest: Liberty Creative Solutions

Published March 31, 2011

Cary chats with Angie Krisel, Design Services Manager at Liberty Creative Solutions about their award winning cover design and the creativity that went into the unique design.

Is OnDemand Expo still niche? (Part 2)

Published March 29, 2011

Cary and Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, discuss the relevance of the OnDemand Expo in a world where digital is going mainstream. Kerry explains how OnDemand is changing to continue looking forward for the next niche. This video is part two of the two part interview.

HP is the front runner for digital education

Published March 29, 2011

HP Indigo Business Manager Yogev Barak sits down with Cary to discuss how HP is educating printers on the benefit of digital printing to bring them to that "AH HA!" moment.

Is OnDemand Expo still Niche? (Part 1)

Published March 28, 2011

Cary and Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, discuss the relevance of the OnDemand Expo in a world where digital is going mainstream. Kerry explains how OnDemand is changing to continue looking forward for the next niche. This video is part one of the two part interview.

EDSF Scholarship Recipient Lara Heinz views OnDemand from a fresh perspective

Published March 25, 2011

Brenda Kai the Executive Director of the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation interviews EDSF student Lara Heinz. She offers her unique point of view as a student, and shares her experience of how all the things she had learned about came together at the OnDemand Expo.

RIT Master's Student Colby Kibbe wins at OnDemand with QR Codes

Published March 25, 2011

Brenda Kai the Executive Director of the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation interviews RIT student and EDSF recipient Colby Kibbe. He shares his favorite innovations and takeaways from OnDemand and where he sees himself making his start in the industry.

President David Zwang talks about what's new with the Ghent Work Group

Published March 24, 2011

David Zwang updates Cary about the goings on at the Ghent Work Group including expanding beyond just PDF workgroups into packaging and adding spectral colors.

CEO Kerry Gumas talks about this year's OnDemand Expo

Published March 24, 2011

Kerry Gumas, CEO of Questex, tells Cary about some of the developments and changes to the 2011 OnDemand Expo in Washington DC.

HP's Avi Basu talks about HP's Capture Program

Published March 22, 2011

HP asked their customers how they can help improve their business and the result is their new business development program Capture Business Success Program. Avi Basu, Manager of HP's Business Development explains.

Design Services Manager Angie Krisel gives a snapshot of Liberty Creative Solutions

Published March 21, 2011

Angie Krisel, Design Services Manager for Liberty Creative Solutions chats with Cary about migrating into a forward thinking one-stop-shop.

Timothy Klunder VP of Client Relations sheds some light about Tribune Direct

Published March 18, 2011

Tribune Direct's Vice President of Sales and Client Relations

HP's Chris Morgan on the T400 Announcement

Published March 18, 2011

Chris Morgan, HP SVP, talks about this week’s media event at O’Neil Data Systems in Los Angeles, and the impact of the newly-announced T400 Inkjet Web Press on the analog to digital transformation of print.

Jim Lucanish General Manager of O'Neil Data Systems shares the market trends he sees today

Published March 17, 2011

Cary and Jim Lucanish, GM for O'Neil Data Systems, sit down and chat about how in today's economy, customers don't want "print by the pound" but a variable print solution to print the volume they need as they need it.

Océ's Press Go! business solutions

Published March 17, 2011

Richard asks Océ's Manager of Customer Development Paul England about their new Press Go! initiative to help their customer's business.

Director Chuck Werninger details his print shop at UALR

Published March 16, 2011

Chuck Werninger, the Director of Printing Services for the University of Arkansas Little Rock details some of the challenges he's addressed since joining in 2007.

President of Bennett Graphics David Bennett shares his Indigo experiences

Published March 15, 2011

HP's Vice President and General Manager of Indigo and Inkjet Business in America, Yishai Amir, interviews David Bennett President of Bennett Graphics on his experience acquiring their Indigo, why they chose HP, and how digital printing has changed their business for the better.

Dr. Joe: Keeping up to date with tech

Published March 11, 2011

Dr. Joe gives Cary tips for overcoming the challenges of trying to keep up with exponentially evolving technology.

CEO Larry Vaughn of Ideal Printing shares his experience as an Océ customer

Published March 10, 2011

Larry Vaughn and Ideal Printers host Océ's Envision the Future Forum in Houston, Texas. Larry has been a customer of Océ for over 10 years. He and Richard discuss his experiences as an Océ customer, including the superb level of service he receives.

Manager of Business Development Avi Basu talks digital print at DSCOOP

Published March 8, 2011

At DSCOOP Cary met up with Avi Basu, Manager of North American Business Development at HP, to discuss digital printing and the new verticals HP is looking to focus on.

Allegra Networks and AlphaGraphics conferences converge

Published March 7, 2011

Carl Gerhardt of the Allegra Network and Kevin Cushing of AlphaGraphics sit down with each other to discuss merging their two conferences to establish First Joint Technology Expo in Las Vegas August 8th & 9th.

Océ's Envision the Future Forum

Published March 3, 2011

Océ North America's Vice President of Marketing Francis McMahon takes some time during Océ's Envision the Future Forum to talk with Richard Romano about the event.

Former U.S. Public Printer Bob Tapella explains FDSys

Published February 28, 2011

Bob Tapella, Former United States Public Printer, tells Cary about his brain child, FDSys and its road-map for the future.

Rick Willmann discusses automated mail services at the NISC

Published February 25, 2011

Rick Willmann, Manager of Automated Mail Services at the National Informations Solutions Co-operative, discusses what they do, who their customers are and how they serve them.

Brenda Kai talks about The Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation

Published February 24, 2011

Brenda Kai, the Executive Director of the EDSF chats with Cary about the EDSF and some of the services and programs they offer to printers.

Jane Bloodworth tells what the World Bank is looking for at Innovationdays

Published February 23, 2011

Jane Bloodworth, Manager of Printing Graphics and Map Design at the World Bank tells Cary why they're at Hunkeler's Innovationdays and what they're looking to purchase.

Peter Schaefer from New Direction Partners talks about the types of M&A Trends

Published February 22, 2011

Peter Schaefer a partner of New Direction Partners explains the different types of mergers and acquisition trends, the differences between them and what they mean to printers.

Justin Zastrow at JP Graphics Inc stresses the importance of a CIO in an organization

Published February 21, 2011

Justin Zastrow, CIO for JP Graphics, tells Cary why organizations needs a Chief Information Officer, how they can help automation and lessen make-ready times.

Hassan Igram CEO of Cedar Graphics on association consolidation

Published February 21, 2011

Cedar Graphics President and CEO Hassan Igram discusses opportunities for associations and printers to collaborate more.

VonCast unveils invisible digital watermarks

Published February 18, 2011

Announced at DSCOOP6, Voncast's Peter Lancaster tells Cary about working with Digimarc to introduce printers to invisible digital watermarking.

Innovationdays veteran Bill Graushar of Quad Graphics shares his experiences

Published February 18, 2011

Cary chats with Bill Graushar of Quad Graphics, who has been at Innovationdays since the beginning and asks Bill what's caught his attention this year.

Jim Lucanish at O'Neil Data Systems talks about Innovationdays impressions

Published February 17, 2011

Jim Lucanish, President of O'Neil Data Systems tells Cary about the equipment they are looking at purchasing at Hunkelers Innovationdays.

Steve Bonoff at IDEAlliance talks integrating with IPA and the state of industry

Published February 17, 2011

Steve Bonoff, Executive Vice President Marketing at IDEAlliance talks about whether or not there are too many organizations and the benefit of integrating with IPA.

Andy Tribute's Innovationdays Impressions

Published February 16, 2011

Andy and Cary take a moment to discuss day 2 of Innovationdays. They are “gobsmacked” over the turn-out, curious about Heidelberg’s entry into this market and looking to learn everything that’s happening in the world of digital finishing.

Aditya Chinai of King Printing is impressed with Hunkeler's book finishing

Published February 16, 2011

Cary speaks at Innovationdays with Aditya Chinai, Managing Director of King Printing, the first company in the world to order Hunkeler's double plow folder.

Stefan Hunkeler has high expectations for Innovationdays

Published February 15, 2011

Innovationdays 2011 is expected to draw more than 5,000 attendees to Lucerne, Switzerland. Cary speaks with CEO Stefan Hunkeler about their prestigious event.

WhatTheyThink previews Xerox's new production inkjet press

Published February 15, 2011

Xerox announced their entry into the production inkjet market by releasing their unique, new press at Hunkeler Innovationdays. Cary Sherburne was there in Switzerland covering the release.

Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talks M&A trends

Published February 14, 2011

In a difficult market companies look to mergers and acquisitions as a strategic option that can help them grow their business. Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talked to us about the current state of the M&A market. He highlights two growing trends: tuck-Ins and cashless mergers.

Rescigno’s Mailing Solution's VP Ron Rescigno on monetizing social media

Published February 11, 2011

Cary chats with Ron Rescigno about how Rescigno’s Mailing Solutions plans to apply the knowledge they've gained from promoting their business through social networks to help their customers promote their businesses.