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Fabian Prudhomme on the Latest Additions to Enfocus Switch

Published January 12, 2016

Enfocus Software VP Fabian Prudhomme talks with Richard Romano about new Switch Connectors specific to wide-format printing workflows, new partnerships, and new developments in automation software.

AddComm Direct on Transitioning Toner to Production Inkjet

Published December 21, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Leonie van der Veen, Director of Operations at AddComm Direct in the Netherlands. AddComm Direct specializes in creating integrated solutions including print, web, and mobile applications used in multichannel communication. In recent years the company has invested in production inkjet and transitioned 70% of its production from toner to inkjet.

Driving Change at drupa 2016

Published December 17, 2015

Highcon's President Vic Stalam talks about the importance of drupa as a platform to launch next-generation products to drive change in the 100-year-old print finishing industry. He also encourages marketers and brand owners to take advantage of educational sessions in the drupa Cube.

KBA's Claus Bolza-Schünemann Bullish about Industry's Prospects

Published December 15, 2015

KBA's President & CEO, Claus Bolza-Schünemann talks about the state of KBA's business including 30% year-over-year growth and the exciting digital press for the corrugated industry in partnership with HP.

Taking GRACoL to the Next Level

Published December 14, 2015

Steve Bonoff, EVP at IDEAlliance, talks about a current project in partnership with Ryerson University to take GRACoL to the next level, better supporting current devices and processes and to publish specifications for an expanded color space.

Cj Graphics: Sharing Innovative Ideas With Designers

Published December 9, 2015

Jay Mandarino, President of CJ Graphics in Canada, continues his innovative approach by installing the first Highcon Euclid in Canada. He discusses how he used the Euclid to build a stunning cover for Design Edge, a magazine that goes to 11,000 designers across Canada.

New ISO Standard Allows A Common Global Color Language

Published December 3, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Steve Smiley of Smileycolor and Elie Khoury of Alwan Color Expertise about the importance and value of complying with ISO 15339 (Graphic technology -- Printing from digital data across multiple technologies), a new standard that includes a set of print definitions that can be used anywhere in the world and for any printing technology.

EFI's Charlotte Tueckmantel on Marketing Technology and New Business Models

Published December 3, 2015

Print Software Section Editor Jennifer Matt talks to Charlotte Tueckmantel, GM/VP, Web to Print and Value Added Products at EFI about trends in marketing technology and new business models in cross-media marketing.

Packaging As Part Of The Owned Media Platform

Published December 2, 2015

Aiden Tracey, CEO of SGS, a packaging premedia house, talks about consumers using smartphones to interact with intelligent packaging to help brands "own that moment" at the shelf and in the home. Start building for a future you believe will be there, he says.

Guy Gecht on the Imaging of Things

Published December 1, 2015

EFI's CEO Guy Gecht has a story to tell around the Imaging of Things. He shares his thoughts about broadening the concept of print beyond documents, to breathe new life into the printing industry. He also speaks about how being a Silicon Valley CEO has influenced his approach to the business.

Ricoh Americas Announces Formation of Ricoh Consulting Group

Published December 1, 2015

Brian Balow, Vice President, Professional Services for Ricoh Professional Services, talks about the company's new practice-based Consulting Group, including five different practice areas: Strategic Business Systems, Workflow Automation, Document Composition & Multi-channel Distribution, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services, and Color Management, including G7 certification services.

Making Print An Equal Internet Citizen

Published November 30, 2015

Hear from Eric Wiesner, VP and GM at HP, as he talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the impact of digital display and mobile on print, and how we should be thinking about the role of print in this environment, with print becoming an equal Internet citizen. Check it out!

Highcon's Vic Stalam: Free Designers from the Constraints of the Past

Published November 25, 2015

Highcon's Vic Stalam shows unique digital finishing applications enabled by the Highcon Euclid, including a surprise proposal for Senior Editor Cary Sherburne. He also talks about the role of paper artist Peter Dahmen in helping unshackle designers from the constraints of the past.

Fast-Turnaround Production Of Church Bulletins Benefits From Production Inkjet

Published November 25, 2015

Liturgical Publications is leveraging production inkjet as an offset replacement technology for its church bulletin publishing business. Hear what Ken Shanovich, Operations Manager, has to say about this transition.

Dave Hunter of Pilot Marketing: The Value of Closed Loop Color Management

Published November 24, 2015

Dave Hunter of Pilot Marketing talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the value of closed-loop color management, replacing the manual color management process many press operators have traditionally used. Makeready reduced from hours to minutes!

Marketing: Micro To Mega And More. Exploring What Marketers Want.

Published November 23, 2015

InfoTrends Group Director Jim Hamilton talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about upcoming research the firm will be publishing. These include exploring needs of marketers, digital packaging workflow, document outsourcing and more.

Steve Kirchof from Labels in Motion on Digital Label Printing

Published November 19, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Steve Kirchof, VP at Labels in Motion about using digital printing technology to produce labels and packaging.

Mark Hahn on a Notable M&A Transaction

Published November 19, 2015

Mark Hahn, Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about a notable M&A transaction in the printing and publishing industry in 2015.

Dr. Mark Bohan Talks About The Value Of Drupa

Published November 18, 2015

Dr. Mark Bohan, VP of Technologies and Research for the Printing Industries of America, encourages North American printing professionals to leverage drupa 2016 as a launching pad for planning of future strategies with advice as to how they should prepare in advance to make their time at the show productive.

Pazazz Printing Achieves Pantone Certification Across Digital and Offset

Published November 18, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Warren Werbitt, Founder and Chief Fisherman at Pazazz Printing. Pazazz recently achieved certification through the PANTONE Certified Printer Program. Warren talks about the market benefits of the program and how the program is opening doors to new business.

Tuning Communications To The Customer Life Cycle

Published November 17, 2015

Francis McMahon, Sr. Vice President of Marketing at Canon Solutions America, speaks about the changing role of print in the communications ecosystem and the importance of participating in communities, such as Primex West recently held in San Francisco.

Short-run Offset Made Easy at WholesalePocketFolder.com

Published November 16, 2015

Ty Blankenship from WholesalePocketFolder.com is joined by Chris Manley of RMGT to talk about how LED UV offset printing is bringing down the crossover point between offset and digital and introduces more flexibility into the product portfolio.

SCI Uses Production Inkjet To Help Advertisers Reach Individual Subscribers

Published November 12, 2015

New Jersey based Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) has leveraged production inkjet printing to deliver innovative services to its publishing, healthcare and other clients. Hear what Dale Williams, Executive Vice President, has to say about their work with Hearst and others to deliver a personalized blend of advertising and direct mail for magazines.

Scodix: Going for the Gold in Digital Print Enhancement

Published November 11, 2015

Amit Schvartz, Vice President of Marketing at Scodix, explains the range of digital print enhancements Scodix now offers, including its most recent foiling solution. He explains how digital print enhancement can change the market and drive higher margins. He shows samples!

Magazine Publisher Printing More Copies Than Ever Before

Published November 10, 2015

Ron Epstein, publisher of L.A. Parent, augments the printed magazine with events and digital channels centered around education. Print volume for the magazine is growing. "The audience wouldn't even know us without the print magazine." Hear more.

SGIA's Michael Robertson on SGIA Expo Trends and Attendance

Published November 6, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks to Michael Robertson, President & CEO at SGIA about SGIA Expo tends including growing attendance from commercial printers and sign makers.

SGIA's Dan Marx on SGIA Expo 2015

Published November 5, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Richard Romano talks to Dan Marx, VP Markets & Technology at SGIA about SGIA Expo 2015 taking place this week in in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jubels CEO Jeroen van Druenen on Peer Communities, Strategic Partnerships, Omni-Channel Communications

Published November 4, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Jeroen van Druenen CEO of Jubels in the Netherlands about the benefits of being part of the Xerox Premier Partner community, the recent Partner Congress, Developing Strategic Partnerships with other Printers, and the role of print in omni-channel communications.

CRON-ECRM Brings New CTP Options to North America

Published November 3, 2015

Rick Black, CEO of CRON-ECRM, provides an update with respect to the joint venture and its progress in North America. CRON is the fastest growing CTP provider in the world, based in China.

Bennett Graphics Blends Offset And Digital For High Quality Print

Published November 3, 2015

Join Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and Bennett Graphics President David Bennett for an informative video discussion about how digital printing, including the company's HP Indigo 10000 Digital Press, and its G7 certifications have enabled a seamless hybrid production process that delivers exceptional customer value.

What To Expect With The HP Split

Published November 2, 2015

Eric Wiesner, VP and General Manager, PageWide Web Press, HP, shares an update on the Hewlett-Packard split into two separate companies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP. HP will consist of three divisions: PCs, 2D print and 3D print (the latter to be run by Steve Nigro).

Why Drupa 2016 Is Important To Hunkeler

Published November 2, 2015

Stefan Hunkeler, CEO of Hunkeler, shares his thoughts on the value of drupa 2016, as one of the most important events in the industry. Hunkeler plans new announcements even though it is only just over a year from its Hunkeler Innovationdays gala.

Fast Color And Excellent Document Quality With HP PageWide XL Technology

Published October 29, 2015

The HP PageWide XL 8000 Printer offers high quality at high printing speeds. Scalable to meet a wide range of application and performance requirements. In this video Jamie Sirois talks about this new product from HP.

Joe Duncan, SVP Leo Burnett: Using Print Differently

Published October 29, 2015

Leo Burnett has more print projects than ever before, although they are smaller. The challenge is linking print back to digital using data and finding the magic formula to make it all work to benefit the brand owner and the consumer.

Warren Werbitt of Pazzaz on Networking Within the Print Community

Published October 28, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Warren Werbitt, President and Fisherman of Montreal-based Pazazz at the recent Xerox Forum in Prague. Warren talks about the importance of networking, user groups and communities, and finding new business through collaboration.

Dscoop Implementing Significant Changes, Announces Conference Keynotes

Published October 27, 2015

Kathy Popovich, Dscoop's new North American Director, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about how Dscoop is shifting its strategies to take the organization to the next level as it enters its second decade -- including featuring Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, as a keynote speaker at the April conference.

IDEAlliance Sees Growth in Print

Published October 22, 2015

David Steinhardt, President & CEO of IDEAlliance, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about Idealliance's 50 years of serving the media supply chain by helping to increase efficiency of the supply chain, including the continuing importance of print and the marriage of print and digital. He also explains why it was important to recently hold a PRIMEX conference in San Francisco.

Mark Serbin on Print Marketing, Areas of Growth, Xerox Premier Partner Program

Published October 21, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks to Mark Serbin, President of Serbin Print Marketing and Publishing. Mark talks about his business, new areas of growth in marketing, and his recent attendance at the Xerox Forum as Xerox Premier Partner member.

DT Print Solutions: Real People Doing Real Things For Real People

Published October 20, 2015

Dan Thompson of Toronto-based DT Print Solutions tells the story of how his business was founded on an HP Indigo press, delivering high quality, fast turn work. The model has worked, and another HP Indigo press and wide format printing were recently added in a high touch, high quality service provider.

An Update on Kodak's Business from CEO Jeff Clarke

Published October 19, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Cary Sherburne talked to Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke during Graph Expo 2015 to find out what's new at Kodak, growth in its Sonora process free plates business, and what Kodak is working on in the area of functional printing for touchscreen panel manufacturing.

Jeroen van Druenen from Jubels on the Upcoming XMPie Users Group Conference

Published October 15, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Jeroen van Druenen CEO of Jubels in the Netherlands and president of the XMPie Users Group about the upcoming XMPie Users Group Conference from Oct. 25-28 in Miami, FL. Topics at the conference: Print, Personalization, Multi-channel marketing, Marketing automation, and Digital media.

Pitney Bowes's Ben Matarese on Multichannel Communications

Published October 13, 2015

Pitney Bowes's Ben Matarese talks about multichannel document production using the Pitney Bowes EngageOne platform.

Crit Driessenon on Canon Océ's Strategy and Product Roadmap for Commercial Printing

Published October 8, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks to Crit Driessen, VP Strategy and Alliances at Canon's Océ Printing Systems about the continous feed production inkjet strategy Canon has put in place to go after the commercial printing market.

B2B, B2C: It all works at Fulfillment America

Published October 6, 2015

Michael Byrne of Fulfillment America joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about how HP SmartStream Production Center has helped the company manage its very complex business, ranging from traditional print on demand to B2C wedding invitations.

Pitney Bowes's John Kline Previews the Epic Inserting Solution

Published October 5, 2015

John Kline, VP of Global Solutions at Pitney Bowes previews the Epic Inserting Solution. The Epic Inserting Solution is a high speed letter processing solution for complex transactional processing.

Highlights from the Commercial Printing Business Days Hosted by Canon Océ

Published October 5, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Adam Dewitz talks with Christian Unterberger, Executive Vice President at Océ Printing Systems, a Canon Company, about the recent Commercial Printing Business Days held in Poing, Germany. Printers from around the world took part in the 3 day event to see the latest in continuous feed solutions from Canon Océ.

Ricoh: Planning to be at drupa 2016 in force!

Published October 1, 2015

Mike Herold, Director of Product Marketing for Inkjet for Ricoh, looks ahead to drupa 2016. Inkjet is mainstream, not promises and hope, and drupa will be the stage for new business drivers and business development on that will drive the technology forward.

OpenSoft's Degory Valentine on Must See 'em award at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 29, 2015

Degory Valentine, Vice-President and OpenSoft, explains the OpenSoft solutions that were recipients of the prestigious Must See 'em award at Graph Expo 2015. This included DaVinci in the order and sales entry category, and Scissorhands, automation for guillotine cutters. You may have seen the scary Scissorhands ladies at the show!

Xaar's Mark Alexander on the Adoption of Digital Printed Labels

Published September 29, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Pat Henry talks to Mark Alexander of Xaar on the adoption of digitally printed labels, what is holding adoption back, how production inkjet is changing the the outlook for digitally printed labels, and the future of direct to shape printing.

Magnum Magnetics Demonstrates Post-Print Magnetizer

Published September 25, 2015

Jim Cirigliano, Marketing Manager, Magnum Magnetics shares examples of their magnet products and demonstrates how its post-print magnetizer quickly creates a magnetized product.

FastSigns Offers Co-brand Franchise Opportunities at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 24, 2015

Catherine Monson, CEO of FastSigns, discusses their co-brand franchise program they exhibited at Graph Expo. Launched three years ago at the store, the program continues to be a success. Something new was their digital display signage.

For Labels & Packaging Converter FlexTech, Digital Differentiates

Published September 22, 2015

Ryan Chai, VP of Technology for FlexTech, talks about founding the company as a digital business. "Culturally, digital is in our DNA and our customers have responded well to that!" The company is considering acquisition of an HP Indigo 20000.

Pitney Bowes Showcases Accelejet Printing and Finishing System at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 21, 2015

Steve Coburn, Director of Production Print Management at Pitney Bowes, talks about the Accelejet Printing and Finishing system at Graph Expo 2015.

DST Investigates Migrating Cut Sheet Toner Printing to Sheet-Fed Inkjet

Published September 17, 2015

Naveed Choudhry, Manager of Production Operations for DST, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the company's experiences with production inkjet printing and his thoughts about the Canon Oce VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press to manage reprints, remakes and small jobs and to migrate more toner volume to inkjet.

Speeding Up The Variable Data Process At Bennett Graphics

Published September 16, 2015

Kevin Horsley, Prepress Manager at Bennett Graphics, talks about how the company used HP SmartStream Composer to reduce job prep time from 27 hours to 15 minutes for a job with 200,000 records.

Ralph Nappi on What's Happening at Graph Expo 2015

Published September 14, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Ralph Nappi, President of the Graphic Arts Show Company about Graph Expo 2015. What's at the show, expected turnout, and future Graph Expo events.

Darren Loken Shares His Experience Transitioning to Production Inkjet

Published September 9, 2015

Darren Loken, President of K&H Integrated Print Solutions in Everett, Washington talks about partnering with Canon Solutions America during the transition from toner-based digital printing to production inkjet. The transition from toner-based digital printing to production inkjet has allowed K&H Integrated Print Solutions to become more efficient across its printing and finishing operations.

Blooming Color Blooms into a New Future

Published September 8, 2015

Brian Scott, President of Blooming Color , talks about the company's transition from a Minuteman franchise into a hub-and-spoke commercial printer with offset, wide format and digital print. Demand is so high the firm is in the process of acquiring an HP Indigo 10000 to bridge offset and digital. The company's business is 70% digital.

Darrin Wilen on Direct Marketing, Changes at Wilen Direct, and Production Inkjet

Published September 3, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Darrin Wilen, President of the Wilen Group, a New York based direct marketing company about changes in direct marketing and recent changes to its Wilen Direct business.

Kodak's President of Enterprise Inkjet Systems, Phillip Cullimore, Looks Ahead to drupa 2016

Published September 1, 2015

Phillip Cullimore new President of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Systems, talk about what we might expect from Kodak at drupa 2016 ... more offset pages moving to digital, more focus on functional printing ... and more.

Xerox' Eric Bouet Sees Big Shift from Offset to Digital in Europe

Published August 31, 2015

Eric Bouet, SVP of Xerox Europe, joins Senior Editor Cary Sherburne to talk about the accelerating offset-to-digital transition in Europe, largely driven by advances in production inkjet technology and media for inkjet.

Is It a Package, or Is It a Warning Sign?

Published August 26, 2015

It’s impossible to take controversy out of certain kinds of products—or the packages they come in. More consumer-goods packaging is starting to feel the heat.

Changing Customer Needs Drive Production Changes In Weber's Label Manufacturing Business

Published August 25, 2015

Todd Peterson, Prime Label Production Manager at Chicago-based Weber, shares his thoughts with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of HP Indigo digital printing in a flexo label manufacturing business.

The Sustainability Of Print

Published August 19, 2015

Kodak's Brad Kruchten explains why print should be considered as more sustainable than electronic communications.

Ricoh Americas SVP Tim Vellek on Ricoh's Latest Production Presses

Published August 17, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Ricoh Americas SVP Tim Vellek about Ricoh's presses launched in late 2014 and the benefits they bring to the market.

IWCO's Dave Johannes on Selecting the Lastest Canon Production Inkjet Technology

Published August 13, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Dave Johannes, Senior Vice President of Operation at IWCO about the company's recent installation of Canon's new generation of production inkjet plaftorms: the Océ ImageStream 3500 and the Océ VarioPrint i300.

No Apologies Digital Printing at Mel Media Group

Published August 11, 2015

August Grebinski, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Detroit's Mel Media Group finds great business demand for high quality digital printing and explains how their HP Indigo press is helping them meet that demand and maintain customer satisfaction levels.

Esko's Jan De Roeck on Packaging Trends

Published August 10, 2015

Jan De Roeck, Markering Manager for Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last June's Eskoworld about the growth of digital packaging and the trends driving it.

Paul Biernat Of Graphic Measures International Talks About The Importance Of Good Color Management

Published August 6, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Paul Biernat of GMI about the current state of color management, which often is monitored with ink density or "by eye" when the modern trends and standards call for using spectral management. He also talks about the ROI in terms of waste management and time savings when using a spectrophotometer.

Mark DeBoer on the Upcoming thINK Conference

Published August 4, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Mark DeBoer, Director of Customer Experience at Darwill about the upcoming thINK 2015 Conference for Canon Production Inkjet Customer.

Ken Shriber of Ditto on Unique Print Applications

Published August 3, 2015

Cary Sherburne talks to Ken Shriber, President at Ditto Document Solutions. Ken shares a unique digital print application they created for a local client to help that opened the door to do business with a national chain.

Ricoh's Tim Vellek on TotalFlow Path

Published July 27, 2015

Cary Sherburne spoke with Tim Vellek, SVP Marketing at Ricoh America on TotalFlow Path, an integration and automation software product that enables different applications to communicate in a single end-to-end workflow.

Paul Hudson CEO at Hudson Printing on Integrating Production Inkjet with Web Offset

Published July 22, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Paul Hudson, CEO at Hudson Printing in Salt Lake City, Utah about integrating HP production inkjet into its existing high volume web offset printing capabilities.

Esko's Udo Panenka at EskoWorld

Published July 20, 2015

Udo Panenka, President of Esko, talks to Richard Romano at last month's EskoWorld about the latest trends in packaging and wide-format, and Esko's role in those markets.

Strategies to Increase Valuation in a Commercial Printing Company

Published July 16, 2015

Mark Hahn Managing Director at Graphic Arts Advisors talks about strategies to increase valuation in a commercial printing company that is looking to sell.

20,000 personalized postcards overnight! Game Changer...

Published July 14, 2015

Chris Reine, Indigo Operations Manager at Louisiana-based Franklin Printing has seen many changes in his time with this 100-year-old company whose customers are in gaming and banking. An early adopter of HP Indigo presses, the company now has an HP 10000 to address the color personalization volumes required in the gaming industry.

Fabian Prudhomme of Enfocus talks about advances in workflow automation with Switch

Published July 13, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks with Fabian Prudhomme of Enfocus about how Enfocus Switch can be used to automate production operations, including the most recent enhancements that enable easier management of complex workflows. www.Crossroads-World.com has information about the Enfocus Switch community.

Kevin McVea at Strategic Content Imaging on Producing Personalized Magazines

Published July 9, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne talks to Kevin McVea, SVP at Strategic Content Imaging (SCI) on investing in production inkjet and how SCI is using its HP inkjet platforms to produce long-run personalized magazines.

airSpring Software's Neal Gottsaker on Interactive Applications and Customer Communications

Published July 7, 2015

Cary Sherburne talks to Neal Gottsaker, President and CEO of airSpring Software, about its interactive applications and customer communications platform.

HP's Isaac Meged Talks About New Scitex Industrial Presses

Published July 6, 2015

Isaac Meged, HP's Worldwide Marketing Manager for Scitex Industrial Presses, talks about two recent product introductions for the sign and display and corrugated packaging markets.

Primary Color Seeks Transparency with Workflow Automation

Published July 1, 2015

James Handler, Vice President of Web-to-Print, Primary Color, talks about how connecting HP SmartStream to EFI Monarch MIS will further streamline and automate the company's workflow.

Canon Solutions America VP of Marketing Francis McMahon talks about IWCO Direct Customer Event

Published June 29, 2015

In this video, Canon Solutions America VP of Marketing Francis McMahon talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about last week's IWCO Direct customer event, the first North American site to install the Canon ImageStream 3500 and the Varioprint i300, as well as the upcoming thINK user group conference scheduled for September in New York.

Transactional Printer Intelligent Document Solutions Reinvents Business Model with Production Inkjet

Published June 25, 2015

Bill Hayden, CEO of IDS in Michigan, talks about how Xerox CiPress production inkjet presses have completely changed his transactional print business model.

Canon Oce: Ready for Commercial Print

Published June 23, 2015

Christian Unterberger, EVP for Commercial Print, Canon/Oce, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about Canon's strategies in the commercial print market., especially with its portfolio of production inkjet presses, including the ability to produce commercial print quality on difficult papers.

HP's Tom Wittenberg on the Sign and Display Market

Published June 22, 2015

Tom Wittenberg, HP's Sign & Display Marketing Manager, discusses the state of the sign and display market—and the "rule of 7s."

Terry Teal from PTI Marketing Technologies on Taking Advantage of Technology Platforms to Build New Services

Published June 18, 2015

Terry Teal from PTI Marketing Technologies talks to Senior Editor Cary Sherbure about taking advantage of technology platforms to build new services and provide integrated programs to customers.

Cedar Graphics: Crossing the Bridge from Offline to Online

Published June 16, 2015

Justin McDonald, Marketing Solutions Manager for Iowa-based Cedar Graphics shares the interesting story of the founding of the company a half century ago as well as its subsequent journey into digital printing to meet short-run requirements and the ability to match UV offset with HP Indigo presses. "The great thing about digital is you are only limited by your imagination."

Chalk Talk with Visual Magnetics' Joe Deetz

Published June 15, 2015

President and CEO of Visual Magnetics Joe Deetz talks with Richard Romano about the company's SGIA Product of the Year-winning chalkboard film-based substrate, optimized for "liquid chalk" signage.

On-Site at the World Bank Printing Plant

Published June 10, 2015

In a recent visit to Washington D.C., the WhatTheyThink video team had a fabulous visit to the World Bank's printing operation. We learned how their business has been revolutionized with the introduction of an HP T230 Inkjet Web Press and how it has helped them better address their mission of ending poverty in the world.

Analytics and Business Intelligence in PTI's Marcom Central

Published June 9, 2015

Forrest Leighton and Jennifer Matt talk about how marketing has evolved into a measured science. In order to support this evolution, Marcom Central has integrated with Birst business intelligence and analytics provider so PTI customers can leverage best in class tools to measure their marketing impact.

Roland's Rick Scrimger on Latest Trends in Sign and Display Graphics

Published June 8, 2015

Roland president Rick Scrimger discusses the latest trends in sign and display graphics at last April's ISA Sign Expo.

Canon's Crit Dreissen Shares Canon Production Inkjet Strategy

Published June 3, 2015

Crit Dreissen, VP of Strategy and Alliances for Canon/Oce Printing Systems, shares Canon's strategic direction in inkjet, driving the move from B&W to color, offset to digital, and introduction of sheetfed inkjet with the VarioPrint i300 (code-named Niagara).

The Stars Are Aligned for ANRO in Production Inkjet Printing

Published June 3, 2015

ANRO Communications is well-known in the printing community for its innovation and thought leadership position. In this article, sponsored by HP, Paul DeSantis, ANRO’s Director of IT, talks about how production inkjet has future-proofed the company’s business.

Century Label: Digital Printing of Shrink Sleeves Makes Products Pop -- and drives 70% YOY growth for the company

Published June 2, 2015

WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels talks with Heidi Chambers, Director of Sales at Century Label, talks about opportunities in digitally printed shrink sleeves with 70% year-over-year growth. With 360 degrees of graphics, shrink sleeves deliver labeling that make products pop, and extended gamut printing on HP Indigo WS6000 and 6600 presses ensure excellent quality for the company and its customers.

New Research on the Signage Industry

Published June 1, 2015

David Hickey, VP of Government Relations for the International Sign Association, talks about new research initiatives for the sign and display markets.

HP VP/GM Aurelio Maruggi shares HP Inkjet Strategy

Published May 28, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with VP/GM Aurelio Maruggi about HP's production inkjet strategy and its new HDNA printhead technology. The strategies are built around customer success, continued innovation and protecting customer investments through field upgradability.

Ironsides Technology's Bill Riley Talks About Process Automation

Published May 27, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Bill Riley, President of Ironsides Technology, about the importance of hardware-independent process control software in transactional, direct mail and commercial printing operations where real-time tracking and reporting offers the opportunity for a more efficient, near-lights-out environment.

Unique meeting guide adds excitement for DscoopX attendees

Published May 26, 2015

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with David Bennett, President of Atlanta-based Bennett Graphics, talks about the unusual meeting guide his company printed for DscoopX, including a ziplock bag cover produced on an HP Indigo 20000 with a personalized folding carton inserted.

On-demand Delivery of Targeted Marketing Materials Across Media

Published May 21, 2015

Jennifer Matt, Section Editor talks to Forrest Leighton, VP of Marketing at PTI Marketing Technologies about the on-demand delivery of marketing materials.

Lights-out workflow at Capita managed by Ironsides Technology Solutions

Published May 20, 2015

Cary Sherburne interviews Craig Hall of Capita in the UK, who explains the company's innovative approach to a lights-out print production process, with full real-time tracking and reporting at every stage of the closed-loop process provided by Ironsides Technology.