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PageDNA Web-to-Print Integration, Mobile, and Implementation

Published November 26, 2014

As part of a Print Software video series, we are asking web-to-print vendors about three important topics; integration, mobile, and implementation. Steve Enstad from PageDNA describes PageDNA's company's and product's vision around integration, mobile, and implementation.

Sophie Vandebroek on Innovation

Published November 25, 2014

WhatTheyThink had an opportunity to sit down with Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox CTO and President Xerox Innovation Group during the Xerox Forum last month in Madrid. During our chat Ms. Vandebroek spoke about innovation and how to create a culture of innovation.

Creative Applications That Drive Business Profit

Published November 20, 2014

We sat down with Hubert Soviche, marketing lead for Xerox Graphic Communications in Europe, and Xavier Jouvet, Group Marketing Director at Antalis International during the Xerox Forum in Madrid to hear about the recently launched Applications Kits from Antalis. The Applications Kits demonstrate digital printing capabilities across a wide range of substrates and are part of Xerox's business development program.

Transitioning Your Print MIS

Published November 14, 2014

Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about what printers need to bring to the table in a Print MIS transition project.

Two Printers Form a Strategic Partnership via the Xerox Premier Partners Global Network

Published November 13, 2014

Mike Peterson, Owner of Gabriel Group in St. Louis and Jeroen van Druenen, Director of Jubels b.v.in Amsterdam sat down with WhatTheyThink to discuss a partnership they formed to service a client’s geographically concentric needs.

Chris Bondy on the Transformation of the Printing Industry Center into Cross-Media Innovation Center

Published November 5, 2014

We recently spoke with Chris Bondy on the transformation of the RIT Printing Industry Center to the Cross-Media Innovation Center and its updated focus on creation and organization of media, analysis of consumer behaviors, and tools and methods used in the distribution of content to all media channels.

Chris Bondy on the Cross-Media Innovation Center Summit at RIT

Published October 20, 2014

Last week the Cross-Media Innovation Center at RIT hosted a two day summit in Rochester, NY. WhatTheyThink spoke with Chris Bondy who runs the Center on how the Summit provides a platform for the research and analyst community to share the latest research and analysis in cross-media.

Aurelio Maruggi on HP Service and Support Announcements at Graph Expo

Published October 13, 2014

Aurelio Maruggi, VP & GM of Inkjet Web for HP, talks to Cary Sherburne at Graph Expo 2014 about the exciting announcements from HP relative to inkjet.

Richard Romano on Wide Format at Graph Expo

Published October 1, 2014

Richard Romano, WhatTheyThink Wide Format Section Editor, gives his impression of Graph Expo relative to the wide format sector and reviews products and applications at the show.

Ralph Nappi Previews Graph Expo; Footprint down, Attendance Up

Published September 29, 2014

Ralph Nappi sat down with Cary Sherburne to discuss Graph Expo footprint, attendance, co-located events.

How Workflow Impacts Digital Print for Packaging

Published September 10, 2014

Jared Smith, President of blue media, talks workflow with Kevin Karstedt and how changes are necessary to do digital print for packaging more effectively.

Opportunities for Printers in the 2014 release of Creative Cloud

Published August 14, 2014

Cary Sherburne talks to Chris Kitchener, Group Product Manager for InDesign at Adobe, about the new things in Creative Cloud 14 that will open up opportunities for print service providers.

A Challenge to the Modern Day Printer Community

Published July 31, 2014

Russell Viers, Speaker - Trainer - Digital Handyman, talks to Cary Sherburne about a challenge he has for the printing community. It's time to take the opportunity to take the lead in helping designers and creatives move to multi-channel and adopt an RGB workflow.

Bringing the Bling to Print with Foil

Published July 17, 2014

Mike King, President & CEO of Eagle Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the things they do to enhance printed material using foils.

Jac Garner of Webcrafters on how they are adapting to the changing book manufacturing sector

Published June 12, 2014

Webcrafters has a long history in the Book Manufacturing industry (since the 1800's). Jac Garner discusses how they have changed and adapted in the industry.

Bruce Waterman on how mobile plays into Blurb's strategy

Published June 11, 2014

Bruce discusses how they integrate mobile technology in their business offerings.

Mike Chiricuzio of VDP Direct discusses how HP solutions help their niche

Published June 10, 2014

VDP Direct has a niche in the casino marketing industry. Mike discusses how some of the HP products help them deliver the best solutions for their customers.

Guy Gecht of EFI on the 5 areas they are betting on for the future

Published June 9, 2014

Standing still is not an option. Guy outlines the 5 areas that EFI is betting on for the future of the industry and EFI.

Dave Dickson on the Integration between Digital Publishing Suite and Experience Manager

Published May 12, 2014

Cary Sherburne talks to Dave Dickson, Senior Product Marketing Manager - DPS. They talk about the integration between Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and Experience Manager.

Chris Irick of Xerox Introduces the New Versant 2100 Press

Published April 25, 2014

Chris Irick, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager at Xerox, introduces the new Versant 2100 Press. Chris talks about the 4 ways the Versant 2100 allows printers to "do more with more": More performance, more reliability, more flexibility, and more results.

Printing Profits per Employee Rise

Published April 17, 2014

Profits per employee increased to higher levels since 2000. Industry consolidation is a big factor in this report. It is not just mergers and acquisitions, but also plant closures and bankruptcies, and the opening of new businesses that absorb the best and most appropriate resources of the closed plants, and also the strategic changes that surviving companies make as they respond and anticipate marketplace changes, absorbing the sales volume of departed competitors.

Brian Segnit of Xerox on the J75 and C75

Published August 16, 2013

Brian Segnit of Xerox talks about the J75 and C75 presses, giving an overview of the features and functionality. Brian also talks about a new feature called SIQA, or Simple Image Quality Adjustment.

Blaine Gabriel of Ohio University at the xpedx Wide Format Print Summit

Published July 3, 2013

Blaine Gabriel, Director of Ohio University Printing Services, talks to Eric Vessels about attending the xpedx wide format summit in Cincinnati and what's next for his shop.

Infotrends' Tim Greene on Wide Format Trends

Published June 27, 2013

Tim Greene, Director of Infotrends' Wide Format Printing Consulting Service, joins us from an xpedx Wide Format Summit in Cincinnati and gives us a summary of his presentation which includes trends in the wide format segment of the printing industry.

Theresa Vanna of SGP on Sustainability Certification

Published June 14, 2013

Theresa Vanna, SGP Board Member, talks about the organization and what things they look at when certifying facilities.

Xante COO Mark Swanzy talks Inkjet for Packaging

Published June 7, 2013

Mark Swanzy, COO of Xante, talks about the advancements in production inkjet that is allowing more versatility in the print for packaging sector.

Mayaprin's Juan Pablo Mendez on Getting Into Digital Printing in Guatemala

Published June 5, 2013

Juan Pablo Mendez, General Manager of Mayaprin, talks to Cary Sherburne about their business in Guatemala and getting into digital printing with HP Indigo.

Standard Finishing's David Reny on Industry Disruption

Published May 30, 2013

David Reny, EVP at Standard Finishing, talks to Cary Sherburne about disruptions in the print marketplace and how that creates opportunities for printers.

Martin Bailey of Global Graphics on Cloud Computing

Published May 28, 2013

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks to Cary Sherburne about the impact of the cloud on the printing industry.

HP's Bob Raus Talks About Dscoop 8

Published May 14, 2013

Bob Raus, Category Manager for HP's Smartstream, talks to Cary Sherburne about Dscoop 8 and integrating vendor partners in a vey unique way at the show.

Horizon's Yoshihiro Oe on Finishing Trends in North America

Published May 13, 2013

Yoshihiro Oe, Export Manager at Horizon, gives Cary Sherburne an update on Horizon in North America and trends he's seeing in the market.

Buzz Apostol of X-Rite/Pantone on the NYU Prism Award

Published May 3, 2013

Buzz Apostol, VP of North American Sales for X-Rite/Pantone, talks to Pat Henry about the upcoming 27th Annual NYU Prism Award. For further information contact [email protected].

Kodak's Will Mansfield Shares Prosper Updates at Hunkeler Innovation Days

Published May 2, 2013

Will Mansfield, Director of Inkjet Product Marketing at Kodak, talks about the importance of Hunkeler Innovations Days and gives updates on the Prosper press.

Tim Arnold of Arnold Printing Talks Business Change at Dscoop

Published April 30, 2013

Cary Sherburne catches up with Tim Arnold of Arnold Printing at Dscoop about what they are doing differently in their business from the last show to now.

Screen's Tim Taylor on Workflow Solutions

Published April 29, 2013

Tim Taylor, VP of Marketing for Screen Europe, talks to Cary Sherburne about workflow solutions and integrating digital and offset workflows with a single solution.

Pitney Bowes' Grant Miller on Strategic Mailing Software

Published April 25, 2013

Grant Miller, VP or Global Product Management at Pitney Bowes, talks to Cary Sherburne about the emerging use of strategic mailing software and the innovation and advancements in print mailing workflows.

Dustin Graupman of Xerox on the market reception to the CiPress

Published April 22, 2013

Dustin Graupman, VP/GM of Inkjet Business Team at Xerox, talks to Cary Sherburne about the market reception to the CiPress technology. They also discuss the different applications for the press.

Gary Peeling on New Dscoop University

Published April 17, 2013

Gary Peeling, Managing Director of Precision Printing in London, talks to Cary Sherburne about a new Dscoop member benefit called Dscoop University.

Ricoh's George Promis on Changes in Continuous Forms Printing

Published April 15, 2013

George Promis, VP of Continuous Forms at Ricoh, talks to Cary Sherburne about the evolution in continuous forms printing and interactivity through clickable paper.

Brenda Kai of EDSF on Their Scholarship Program

Published April 8, 2013

Cary Sherburne interviews Brenda Kai, Executive Director at EDSF, who talks about their scholarship program.

HP's Bob Raus on Smartstream Production Center

Published March 19, 2013

Bob Raus, HP Smartstream Category Manager, talks to Cary Sherburne about Smartstream Production Center.

Jay Sato of Primary Color on Offering Wide Format Printing

Published February 21, 2013

Jay Sato, CTO of Primary Color, talks to Richard Romano about the company and the types of services they provide to their clients including wide format printing.

Kevin Karstedt on commercial printers getting into packaging

Published February 19, 2013

Kevin Karstedt, CEO of Karstedt Partners, talks about how commercial printers can get into the packaging segment.

Allen Ali of InnoMark Communications on Wide Format Challenges

Published February 7, 2013

Allen Ali of InnoMark Communications talks to Richard Romano about growing their business in digital, signage, and packaging. They also talk about the challenges with growing wide format and the types of applications they print for customers.

WhatTheyThink.com Speaker Series Livecast from Graph Expo

Published October 12, 2012

At Graph Expo 2012, WhatTheyThink livecast a speakers series live from the show floor. The WhatTheyThink.com Speaker Series, designed as a "show within a show," featured engaging discussions with industry experts, end-users and seasoned professionals moderated by the editors of WhatTheyThink.com.

Graph Expo Live: Digital Packaging Trends

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
The printing industry continues to change; many areas are shrinking while others are seeing modest to moderate growth. One area that is growing, at lest in pace with GDP, is packaging. Many companies in the commercial printing space are looking at packaging as an opportunity but don't know how to get involved. Couple this interest in packaging with the digital printing capabilities commercial printers and in-plants have embraced and opportunity could be closer than one might think.

Graph Expo Live: Affordable Sustainability

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
In today’s business environment, finding the right balance between environmental responsibility and cost isn’t always easy. The panel will discuss products and procedures they have brought into their facilities to help build a more sustainable business.

Graph Expo Live: Flatbed UV Printing - New Applications and Profits for Commercial Printers

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Looking to grow your commercial printing business into new, higher margin areas? Large format flatbed printing is a rapidly growing segment that has been finding its way more and more into the realm of commercial print shops. This presentation introduces you to the types of flatbed printing systems available and discusses their strengths and weaknesses. We then discuss the applications common with UV flatbed printing, what you need to succeed plus, examine the ROI that can be achieved in supplying graphics to this exciting market.

Graph Expo Live: Joe Truncale from NAPL on Industry Leaders

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
NAPL recently wrote a white paper, sponsored by Canon, which identifies the trends that industry leaders exhibit, and what they do differently and that makes them more successful than the rest of the market.

Graph Expo Live: The Ideal Color Supply Chain

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Todays global world is about managing your customers brand and expectations. Join us as we discuss todays challenges and what the ideal color supply chain would look like. This panel discussion will have a slew of representatives from across the supply chain.

Graph Expo Live: Changing Face of Publishing

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Changes in reading behavior and disruptive technologies are causing the book market to become more volatile and unpredictable. Book publishers are looking for ways to streamline their value chain, and book manufactures must adapt to these evolving demands.

Graph Expo Live: What to Look for in a Business Partner

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Printing companies need a business partner that understands their unique needs and can architect an end-to-end solution. The value must extend beyond the products and services and include professional support and consultancy that enables faster on-ramping of jobs and expansion into new opportunities and markets.

Graph Expo Live: Materials Matter: Media Flexibility and Opening New Revenue Streams

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
With printing platforms quickly evolving and expanding their media capabilities, print service providers are given an opportunity to stand out and differentiate themselves through higher-value materials. New substrates for digital presses are opening up the possibilities for new applications and new revenue streams. From textured premium stocks to synthetics and beyond, Mohawk has the broadest portfolio for digital in the industry. Application examples, tips on the achieving the add-on sale, and other resources to help printers grow will be showcased in this presentation.

Graph Expo Live: Content Anywhere with John Foley

Published October 10, 2012

This session was recorded live at Graph Expo 2012.
Changes in technology are impacting print. Understanding new outlets including QR Codes, VDP, W2P, Mobile, and Video is imperative to future survival.

Founder President Larry Yang BIn on "re-shoring"

Published August 21, 2012

Founder President Larry Yang Bin talks to Cary Sherburne about the re-shoring of manufacturing back to where it was off-shored originally.

Presstek Chairman Stan Freimuth Kicks Off a Tour of their drupa 2012 Stand

Published June 26, 2012

Chairman Stan Freimuth joins Joe Demharter in walking us through their drupa 2012 stand. The 75DI is featured in Europe for the first time commercially and Joe gives an overview of it's capabilities and new enhancements. The 52DI is also featured in the tour along with plate enhancements.

Océ Customers on drupa 2012 and the Canon/Océ Combination

Published June 22, 2012

Océ customers share their views about drupa 2012, the Canon stand, and some specific events they attended as guests of Océ. They also share their views about the combination of the two companies and what it's meant for their businesses.

Jan Hol of Océ: drupa demonstrates Canon and Océ combination successful

Published June 18, 2012

Senior VP of Communications at Océ Jan Hol talks about the Canon stand at drupa and how it represents Canon and Océ working together and gives an overview of the reasons for the successful combination of the companies.

Theo Pettaras of Digitalpress shares a collaborative project

Published June 8, 2012

Theo Pettaras, CEO of Digitalpress in Sydney Australia shares a unique project that was done in collaboration with designers that showcases their work in a creative way using different substrates and printing methods.

LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised

Published June 7, 2012

LinkedIn has confirmed that a hacker had gained access to its user database.

Jay Mandarino of CJ Graphics gives his impressions of drupa 2012

Published May 22, 2012

Cary Sherburne interviews President, CEO, and "Head Oyster Shucker" of CJ Graphics and gets his impressions of drupa 2012. Jay is most impressed with the global nature of the show and talks about featured technologies at the show.

Armando Zagalo de Lima of Xerox on the things that printers need to focus on for growth in the future

Published May 22, 2012

Cary interviews Xerox President of Technology Business Armando Zagalo de Lima and gets his perspective on what it will take for printers to enter the new era and succeed as the industry shifts from ink on paper to multi-channel content curation and creation.

Latest Information on Landa's Nanographic Printing

Published May 7, 2012

Catch up on the latest information, videos and exclusive reports about Landa's nanographic printing platform.

Canon Gives Customers Insight into the Future

Published May 1, 2012

European Professional Print Director for Canon Europe, David Presket shares some information about the recent white paper reports detailing the challenges and opportunities in the industry and unveils "The Bigger Picture" report.

Can You Retrain Your Sales Staff?

Published April 27, 2012

The question on many printer's minds is, can you retrain your sales staff? Kathi Woolsey with ImageSet seems to think so as long as you have a serious commitment within the company an you fully utilize to tools to avoid cetrain common pitfalls and challenges.

Hank Brandtjen Answers What is so Important About drupa

Published April 27, 2012

Cary Sherbrurne and Hank Brandtjen of Brandtjen & Kluge discuss the olympics of the printing industry, drupa.

What to expect from Canon at drupa

Published April 26, 2012

David Preskett from Canon Europe shares some of the debates about what people think this drupa will be and offers some insight to what can be seen at the Canon booth.

Canon and Oce Presenting Together at drupa

Published April 24, 2012

David Preskett from Production Printing Business for Canon Europe and Nick Klitsie Vice President for Office and Print Room at Oce share together the success of the two companies since the acquisition.

Ken Gronbach on Direct Mail Isn't Dead

Published April 24, 2012

Chad Skelton at Oce Direct Mail Summit

Published April 24, 2012

Oce's Francis McMahon Reviews a Strong 2011 and Looks Forward to 2012 and drupa

Published April 23, 2012

Océ's Vice President of Marketing, Francis McMahon highlights the company's Q1 2012 performance and offers a look ahead to drupa.

John Foley: QR Codes and Other Ways Your Audience Interacts with Print

Published April 20, 2012

John Foley owner of interlinkONE and Grow Socially gives a few tips and tricks on QR Codes, mobile marketing, and other ways you can get your audience to interact with printed pieces of all shapes and sizes.

Owner John Rosenthal on Adding Mailing and Fulfillment to Digital Color Graphics

Published April 19, 2012

John Rosenthal, Owner of Digital Color Graphic tells why their mailing and fulfillment center has been such a huge asset to the company.

Becoming a thought leader with Think Patented's David McNerney

Published April 17, 2012

Think Patented's Director of Sales David McNerney discusses why their clients look to them for answers first as the area thought leader.

Val DiGiacinto: "Print is Changing"

Published April 16, 2012

Vice President of Interactive Solutions for DG3 Val DiGiacinto gives an update one year after the acquisition of the Ace Group and what the Interactive Solutions group has been up to.

How is Cloud Computing Impacting Print Production?

Published April 12, 2012

CEO of Caslon Rab Govil answers the question of cloud computing's impact on the printing community. and how printers should look to incorporate the cloud into their business.

Allegra is Excited About Opportunities that Exist for Print Services Providers

Published April 6, 2012

Vice President of Marketing for Allegra Network Jessica Eng updates us on how Allegra keeps their franchisees up to date on potential jobs.

Willie Brennan: Why Not be a Transformed Print Company

Published April 3, 2012

Founder of Custom Print Now Solutions Willie Brennan adapts the company into a full service custom print facility

Print Innovator Theo Pettaras Gives Insight to the Australian Print Market

Published April 3, 2012

Theo Pettaras, CEO and Managing Director of Digitalpress talks about the Australian print market and its challenges.

Transformation for Your Business with John Foley

Published March 27, 2012

John Foley of Grow Socially and interlinkONE shares some key tips from his book, Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry, and it all starts with a business plan.

Herron Printing & Graphics Builds Customer Base with Loyal Customers

Published March 23, 2012

Randy Herron of Herron Printing and Graphics talks about getting new customers in a touchy economy.

Direct Mailing Company Masterworks Looks to Better Personalize Mailing with New Technologies

Published March 16, 2012

Masterworks's Caleb Atkinson reflects on how they can incorporate the technology shown at the pre-drupa HP Inkjet First Look event at O'Niel Data Systems in Dallas.

UK PODi AppForum is Fast Approaching

Published March 16, 2012

Tony Hodgson with PODi UK looks forward to the return of the AppForum event in the UK March 29th.

Universal Healthcare Group Leverages O'Niel Data Systems Experience

Published March 15, 2012

Universal Healthcare Group's Print Production Manager Lynor Romer contributes on how they make use of O'Niel Data Systems experience for their complex material.

Colour Expert Karin Weiss Offers her Experience at HP's Inkjet First Look

Published March 13, 2012

Karin Weiss, Marketing & Colour Expert at Salmat shares her takeaway from the recent pre-drupa HP Inkjet First Look at O'Niel Data Systems.

King Printing's Opinion of HP's Inkjet First Look

Published March 12, 2012

Managing Director of King Printing Adi Chinai shares his thoughts and opinions of HP's pre-drupa sneak peek at HP and O'Niel Data Systems event in Dallas.

The Drive of Offset to Digital is HP's drupa Theme

Published March 9, 2012

Manager of HP Inkjet Press Solutions Steve Welkley continues our coverage of the O'neil Data Systems/HP pre-drupa event and shares a little about HP's drive from offset to digital for its customers.

HP Teases drupa Announcements at O'Neil Data Systems

Published March 8, 2012

Vice President and General Manager for HP Indigo Yishai Amir highlights some of the coverage a select number of customers got to see at the recent O'Neil Data Systems grand opening at their new Plaxo Texas facility.