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Colordyne’s Judd Quimby on Inkjet Retrofitting
Colordyne’s Judd Quimby on Inkjet Retrofitting

Published: December 6, 2022

Judd Quimby of Colordyne talks about the company’s focus on retrofitting their LED UV inkjet engines onto existing analog equipment, such as flexo and offset presses. This allows the company’s customers to print both analog and digital inline. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Amir Shalev on Landa’s Nanography Printing Technology
Product Strategy: Amir Shalev on Landa’s Nanography Printing Technology

Published: November 28, 2022

Amir Shalev, Market Development Director for Landa, talks about how the capabilities of Landa’s Nanography printing technology can help print businesses address some of the challenges facing the industry, such as labor and paper shortages. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Mike Herold on Production Inkjet Quality, Speed, Flexibility, and Automation
Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Mike Herold on Production Inkjet Quality, Speed, Flexibility, and Automation

Published: November 28, 2022

Ricoh’s Mike Herold talks about how Ricoh is addressing the need for improved image quality, faster speeds, media flexibility, and automation by improving the capabilities of its continuous-feed VC70000 and VC70000e production inkjet presses as well as the new Ricoh Pro Z75 sheetfed platform. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Chris Hogge on Harris & Bruno's Coating Solutions for Continuous Feed Inkjet
Product Strategy: Chris Hogge on Harris & Bruno's Coating Solutions for Continuous Feed Inkjet

Published: November 28, 2022

Chris Hogge from Harris & Bruno International talks about inline coating and finishing trends in continuous feed inkjet and how Harris & Bruno is developing inline coating solutions that integrate directly inline with the production inkjet device to reduce touchpoints. Watch Video

Printware Personalizes Envelopes at PRINTING United
Printware Personalizes Envelopes at PRINTING United

Published: October 18, 2022

Elizabeth Gooding talks to Tim Murphy, President of Printware, about the envelope market and the iJet Color series of inkjet envelope personalization printers. Tim also discusses Printware's successful development relationship with HP SPTS and how that helps them buffer potential supply chain issues for themselves and their customers. Watch Video

Jeff Zellmer On New Additions to Kodak’s Digital Printing Portfolio
Jeff Zellmer On New Additions to Kodak’s Digital Printing Portfolio

Published: September 29, 2022

Kodak’s Jeff Zellmer talks about some of Kodak’s recent product introductions, including two new Prosper high-speed inkjet presses—the Prosper Ultra 520 and the 1,345-ft./min. Prosper 7000—as well as the Ascend Digital Press, a toner-based machine that also adds embellishments. Watch Video

Sheri Jammallo on “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet”
Sheri Jammallo on “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet”

Published: September 16, 2022

Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding talks with Canon Solutions America’s Sheri Jammallo about the release of “The Designer's Guide to a New Generation of Inkjet.” This update of Canon’s classic design guide provides guidance on the creative potential for design projects produced on inkjet, or inkjet in combination with other print processes. Watch Video

Customers Drive Design Requirements for New HP PageWide Advantage Platform
Customers Drive Design Requirements for New HP PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 14, 2022

Yale Goldis, Director Commercial Strategy & Products, HP PageWide Industrial, discusses customer requirements and how this can translate into new developments and requirements for the new HP PageWide Advantage platform. Watch Video

Development Drivers for the New HP PageWide Advantage Platform
Development Drivers for the New HP PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 13, 2022

Barbara McManus, R&D Director for HP PageWide Industrial, offers some background to the development of the new HP PageWide Advantage Platform, and discusses the drivers that led to the creation of the new platform. Watch Video

HP Introduces New PageWide Advantage Platform
HP Introduces New PageWide Advantage Platform

Published: September 8, 2022

HP PageWide Global Head and GM Annette Friskopp talks with David Zwang about the introduction of HP's new PageWide Advantage 2200 platform. Watch Video

thINK Forum Platinum Partners Talk About the Event
thINK Forum Platinum Partners Talk About the Event

Published: August 10, 2022

Standard Finishing’s Mark Hunt, Tecnau’s Scott Peterson, Müller Martini’s Michael Wing, and Solimar Systems’ Jonathan Malone-McGrew, talk about their participation in this year’s thINK Forum. Watch Video

Impact’s Scott Williams on Improving Efficiency
Impact’s Scott Williams on Improving Efficiency

Published: August 4, 2022

David Zwang talks to Scott Williams, Director of Workflow Automation and Systems at Impact Mailing, a 40-year-old, 200-employee, family-owned business that specializes in direct mail, as well as transactional printing and pick-and-pack. The company is 100% digital, built around a Canon platform. As Director of Workflow Automation and Systems, Williams looks for ways to improve efficiency—whether that be new equipment, improved processes, new software, etc. Watch Video

InfoIMAGE Looks to Expand into Direct Mail
InfoIMAGE Looks to Expand into Direct Mail

Published: August 3, 2022

Christine Esparza, VP of Operations of InfoIMAGE talks with David Zwang at the recent thINK Forum. InfoIMAGE offers printed and electronic transactional materials for banks, credit unions, and insurance companies. The 38-year-old company has two facilities, in California and Texas, and 120–150 employees. She is attending the thINK Forum to help the company branch into color direct mail printing. Watch Video

HP and Tecnau Help DG3 Conquer Supply Chain Challenges
HP and Tecnau Help DG3 Conquer Supply Chain Challenges

Published: August 1, 2022

DG3 is a full-service solutions provider serving primarily the pharmaceutical and financial markets, as well as Fortune 1000 companies across a wide range of industries. A longtime HP customer, DG3 installed a PageWide T230 back in 2013, and were recently able to upgrade it to the latest T250 specs, taking advantage of the latest HP technologies such as Brilliant Ink. The partnership between HP and Tecnau has also helped DG3 weather the recent labor and supply chain challenges. Watch Video

JPS Graphics’ Hunter Johnson on the Transition to Inkjet
JPS Graphics’ Hunter Johnson on the Transition to Inkjet

Published: July 28, 2022

Hunter Johnson, CEO, JPS Graphics talks with David Zwang at last week’s thINK Forum. JPS Graphics is a third-generation printer that specializes in book printing and kitting for learning organizations. Originally an offset shop, the company only recently added digital printing and last year added their first production inkjet machine. Watch Video

Ed Jansen Offers Highlights of thINK Ahead 2022
Ed Jansen Offers Highlights of thINK Ahead 2022

Published: July 26, 2022

Elizabeth Gooding of Inkjet Insight talks to Ed Jansen, Vice President of Marketing for Production Printing Solutions at Canon Solutions America, about last week's thINK Ahead 2022 event. Watch Video

Canon and Tecnau Help A.B. Data Transition to Production Inkjet
Canon and Tecnau Help A.B. Data Transition to Production Inkjet

Published: July 25, 2022

In business for 40 years, A.B. Data produces direct mail and transactional statements, specializing in variable-data printing. Formerly relying on black-and-white toner-based digital printing, the company transitioned to production inkjet to improve its efficiency. See how partners Canon and Tecnau helped A.B. Data make its transition. Watch Video

Ricoh and Tecnau Help the State of Colorado Transition from Toner to Inkjet
Ricoh and Tecnau Help the State of Colorado Transition from Toner to Inkjet

Published: June 23, 2022

The State of Colorado uses Tecnau’s Revolution 50 Series high-speed cutting and stacking system in tandem with Ricoh’s VC60000 to produce a wide variety of transactional documents. The integrated equipment can produce graphic arts-quality documents with high ink coverage using coated papers in a wide variety of basis weights, and has helped the state transition from toner-based systems to production inkjet. Watch Video

The Value of Inkjet Printing in Direct Mail
The Value of Inkjet Printing in Direct Mail

Published: May 10, 2022

As we exit the pandemic phase of COVID, direct mail has seen a resurgence, and production inkjet printing is an ideal mechanism for its production. Industry evangelist and WhatTheyThink contributor Pat McGrew talks about the direct mail market in general and the advantages of producing direct mail with HP PageWide production inkjet printers in this video, sponsored by HP. Watch Video

Kyocera Ramps Up Production Inkjet Print Business
Kyocera Ramps Up Production Inkjet Print Business

Published: March 29, 2022

Industry veteran Michael Poulin is now the Director of Product Marketing & Business Development for Kyocera, building a robust team to enhance Kyocera's go-to-market strategies for sheetfed production inkjet. The company has already installed more than 200 TASKalfa Pro 15000c worldwide. Poulin provides more information in this exclusive WhatTheyThink interview. The TASKalfa Pro 15000c swatch book can be ordered here from April 2022 and beyond. Watch Video

SCREEN USA’s Ken Ingram on Commercial Printers Moving to High-Speed Inkjet
SCREEN USA’s Ken Ingram on Commercial Printers Moving to High-Speed Inkjet

Published: December 16, 2021

David Zwang talks to Ken Ingram, President of SCREEN USA, about the latest market trends as well as new products the the company has introduced—and plans to introduce. SCREEN has been focused on high-speed inkjet across all markets, specializing in direct mail and transaction, but post-pandemic, the company has seen more activity in the commercial space. Watch Video

David Zwang on the Latest Developments in Inkjet
David Zwang on the Latest Developments in Inkjet

Published: November 16, 2021

Cary Sherburne talks to WhatTheyThink contributor and industry expert David Zwang about some of the latest, post-COVID developments in production inkjet and industrial printing. Watch Video

Elizabeth Gooding Offers Inkjet Insights
Elizabeth Gooding Offers Inkjet Insights

Published: November 4, 2021

Cary Sherburne talks to Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding about the latest trends in production inkjet. With physical installations down due to the pandemic, there has been increased activity on the software side, facilitating better remote vendor-customer and printer-client interaction. Watch Video

Looking at Present and Future Technologies
Looking at Present and Future Technologies

Published: October 19, 2021

At last week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang spoke with Greg Groleau, VP Operations for Venture Solutions, a critical communications subsidiary of Taylor Corporation. Events like the thINK Forum allow Venture Solutions to connect with its vendor partners to evaluate present and future technologies and how they might align with their business. Watch Video

The Importance of Networking and Education in the Inkjet Printing Community
The Importance of Networking and Education in the Inkjet Printing Community

Published: October 18, 2021

At last week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang talked to Shelley Hyde, Partner at PrintMailPro and the newest member of the thINK Board, about the value of networking events like the thINK Forum, as well as the other resources thINK makes available for producers of inkjet printing. Watch Video

Selling Inkjet to Clients
Selling Inkjet to Clients

Published: October 14, 2021

At this week’s thINK Forum, David Zwang talks to Jennifer McSweeney, VP of Sales for the Goodway Group, about the company’s adoption of production inkjet and the opportunities it has opened with clients. Watch Video

FUJIFILM ’s Greg Balch on FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions
FUJIFILM ’s Greg Balch on FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions

Published: September 30, 2021

In this video, sponsored by FUJIFILM, Greg Balch, GM & VP of FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions, talks about the recently launched FUJIFILM Integrated Inkjet Solutions, designed to help customers develop bespoke printing solutions. Watch Video

Q&A with DG3's Rob Mayerson
Q&A with DG3's Rob Mayerson

Published: July 22, 2021

Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3) was founded as Cunningham Graphics International Inc. (CGI) to provide time-sensitive investment research printing and worldwide distribution in response to customer needs not being met efficiently by other firms. Over time, the company has diversified its client base and its product and service mix to become a leading provider of end-to-end communications solutions to financial, life sciences, and other industries. DG3 has trusted HP technology to provide their customers with the best printing quality in the industry with the latest enhancement to their fleet being the HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD with Brilliant Ink. Watch Video

Making a Sustainable Impact for Print
Making a Sustainable Impact for Print

Published: June 10, 2021

HP’s corporate citizenship values go back to the founding of the company, and HP has been recognized as one the world’s most responsible and sustainable companies. The company has more than 100 staff worldwide dedicated to HP’s Sustainable Impact programs—including product stewards assigned to every product line to work hand-in hand-with product development and support functions to guide sustainability and compliance activities. HP recently announced bold 2030 Sustainable Impact goals that will move the company towards becoming the world’s most just and sustainable technology company. What are some of those goals, and what initiatives is HP pursuing to achieve them? What role is digital printing playing in transitioning commercial, industrial, and packaging printing to the circular economy? Sustainability is central to the value proposition of HP PageWide presses—how does that help HP’s direct mail customers, in turn, become more sustainable businesses? Watch Video

Predictive Press Care—An AI-Driven Solution to Avert Problems
Predictive Press Care—An AI-Driven Solution to Avert Problems

Published: May 26, 2021

Deisy Kapon, WWTS IST Product & Content Dev. Manager, talks about Predictive Press Care on the HP Indigo presses, an artificial intelligence-based system that collects press data as the press is running, analyzes it, anticipates errors, and alerts the operator that an error is about to happen. Watch Video

Process Control for Ultimate Quality on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press
Process Control for Ultimate Quality on the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press

Published: May 19, 2021

Roi Liraz, Indigo V12 Program Manager, demonstrates process control on the HP Indigo V12. Using sensors, smart cameras, algorithms, and other forms of automation, the high-speed press is able to ensure consistent high quality. Watch Video

Focus on Innovation: How HP Engineers, Chemists, and Architects Create
Focus on Innovation: How HP Engineers, Chemists, and Architects Create

Published: May 14, 2021

That’s why they’re committed—in every department from engineering to chemistry—to ensure that their solutions grow with their customers over time. So how does HP do it? Watch Video

A Tour of the HP Indigo B2 Development Lab
A Tour of the HP Indigo B2 Development Lab

Published: May 5, 2021

Itamar Malka, R&D Product Development Lab Manager at HP Indigo, takes us on a short tour of the HP Indigo B2 development lab, where HP tests new features and capabilities on machines like the HP Indigo 100K, 15K, and 12000—as well as systems still in development. Learn more about the lab in this video sponsored by HP Indigo. Watch Video

Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) with HP Indigo Explained
Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) with HP Indigo Explained

Published: April 28, 2021

Alon Gazit, VP of R&D at HP Indigo, brings us to the HP Indigo 100K lab to talk about the benefits of using just three colors vs. CMYK when using Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM) on the HP Indigo 100K Digital Press. EPM can increase productivity by 33% vs. printing in CMYK. Learn more about this approach in this video sponsored by HP Indigo. Watch Video

Differentiate With Direct Mail - Appealing to all the Senses
Differentiate With Direct Mail - Appealing to all the Senses

Published: April 16, 2021

Thriving in the print industry isn’t just about what you can do, but how you can do it even better. Delivering high-quality prints is a start, but standing out requires going the extra mile. And that means kicking creativity up a notch with enhanced, high-value direct mailers that appeal to consumers on a multi-sensory level. In fact, stimulating consumer senses has been proven to increase response rates, brand awareness and emotional bonds to products Watch Video

A Tour of the HP Indigo V12 Lab
A Tour of the HP Indigo V12 Lab

Published: April 14, 2021

Maya Poleg and Roi Liraz from the HP Indigo team take us on a behind the scenes tour of the HP Indigo V12 Digital Press R&D lab in this video sponsored by HP Inc. The first in a series of short videos which bring to light HP Indigo technology advancements, advantages, and an insider’s view from Indigo’s top technology experts. Watch Video

The Power of Perseverance - HP's Colorful Road to Brilliant Ink
The Power of Perseverance - HP's Colorful Road to Brilliant Ink

Published: March 25, 2021

HP has spent the past four decades not simply investing in inkjet ink research and development but perfecting it. Its five world-class teams of international chemists have worked to create custom inks for a range of different markets. They’ve partnered closely with hardware and writing systems engineers to develop the best integrated technology for its inkjet devices. In this Tech Talk, HP R&D Chemist Saba Lotfizadeh shares stories of the significant challenges and exciting breakthroughs in ink development that enable printing on a wide range of media. Watch Video

Canon Responds to the Pandemic
Canon Responds to the Pandemic

Published: September 3, 2020

Canon Solutions America EVP Francis McMahon and and thINK Executive Director Eric Hawkinson talk about how the company took actions in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and reached out to customers to ensure that their needs were being met and supply chain disruptions were minimized. Canon has also not slowed down its introduction of new hardware—and all through the pandemic, sales have been robust. Watch Video

thINK Board Members on This Year’s Event
thINK Board Members on This Year’s Event

Published: September 2, 2020

David Zwang talks to thINK Board members Todd Roth and Pete Studer about how the Board made the decision to hold thINK as a virtual event, how they went about putting the event together, and how they approached the selection of specific programs and new topics to cover. Watch Video

thINK Conference Goes Virtual
thINK Conference Goes Virtual

Published: September 1, 2020

Canon Solutions America EVP Francis McMahon and and thINK Executive Director Eric Hawkinson, preview the sixth annual thINK Ahead conference, this time held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Well over 1,000 people have registered for this event which will feature 35 sessions and 80 customer speakers, explaining their successes not only with production inkjet but also in running their businesses during the pandemic. The thINK Ahead conference takes place Wednesday, September 2. Watch Video

Memjet and the Expansion of Single-Pass Inkjet Printing
Memjet and the Expansion of Single-Pass Inkjet Printing

Published: March 30, 2020

Kevin Shimamoto, CMO for Memjet, talks to David Zwang about how Memjet’s inkjet technology platforms and OEM partners are expanding single-pass inkjet into the mainstream printing market and beyond, into new and different applications. Watch Video

HP Announces New PageWide Web Press with Brilliant Ink
HP Announces New PageWide Web Press with Brilliant Ink

Published: March 10, 2020

Carles Farre of HP talks to David Zwang about the just-announced HP PageWide Web Press T250 HD with Brilliant Ink. Brilliant Ink expands the range of applications users can produce, as it makes the HP PageWide T250 HD press compatible with offset coated stock. Watch Video

Frank Flexes
Frank Flexes

Published: January 24, 2020

While at PRINTING United, Frank stopped by the Kodak booth and was impressed by Kodak and Uteco’s development of an inkjet technology that can print on flexible film. He was especially impressed by the quality of the fleshtones—one of the limitations of flexography was its shortcomings in being able to print photorealistic images. He thinks that inkjet is now able to challenge flexography for certain jobs. He is also predicting that drupa will be the “Inkjet On Anything” show. Watch Video

Frank and the Future of the Printing Press (Part 1)
Frank and the Future of the Printing Press (Part 1)

Published: December 6, 2019

In part 1 of a two-part series on the future of the printing press, Frank visits AM Solutions in Egerton, Wis., and talks with Dean Gille, president, and Mike Henning, vice president, about their Konica Minolta AccurioJet KM-1 inkjet sheetfed press. AM had been an offset shop that had to make changes as they adopted inkjet, and the two technologies literally sit side by side. Watch Video

Ricoh’s 5th Color Lab Focuses on Design
Ricoh’s 5th Color Lab Focuses on Design

Published: December 2, 2019

Ricoh’s Heather Poulin highlights Ricoh presence at PRINTING United, focusing on the customer experience. In addition to its continuous-feed inkjet and wide-format hardware offerings, Ricoh was featuring its 5th Color Lab, showing customers how to design for new printing technologies, how to manage color, and how to use ColorLogic to print metallics. Watch Video

Tri-Win Direct Wins with Continuous-Feed Inkjet from Ricoh
Tri-Win Direct Wins with Continuous-Feed Inkjet from Ricoh

Published: November 11, 2019

Andy Chagan of Tri-Win Direct talks about the direct mail company's humble beginnings in a second-floor apartment and now, 22 years later, mails 350-400 million pieces a year. The company uses predominantly Ricoh equipment and, in 2015, the company transitioned from cut-sheet to continuous-feed, and the Ricoh VC60000 was a game-changer. Watch Video

Ricoh at PRINTING United
Ricoh at PRINTING United

Published: November 4, 2019

Ricoh USA’s Gavin Jordan-Smith talks to David Zwang about the diverse equipment the company had on the show floor at PRINTING United, the variety of customers—including commercial as well as sign and display printers—who visited Ricoh’s booth, the surprising amount of business Ricoh was closing, and the overall air of excitement at the show. Watch Video

Memjet’s DuraLink Commercial Press Technology
Memjet’s DuraLink Commercial Press Technology

Published: October 22, 2019

Eric Owens General Manager of Memjet’s Commercial Print Division, talks about DuraLink, the company’s pigment-based technology designed for mid- to high-volume commercial inkjet print systems. Watch Video

Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C
Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Published: October 15, 2019

Kirk-Rudy’s Bob Mills showcases the new FireJet 4C, a Memjet-powered four-color inkjet printing system that can print at 1600 x 1600 dpi at speeds up to 150 feet per minute. It uses pigment aqueous ink and is designed to cost-effectively print envelopes, bags, packages, napkins, and other items. Watch Video

HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications
HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Published: October 9, 2019

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level. Watch Video