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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

Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000
Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Published: October 9, 2019

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging. Watch Video

Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point
Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Published: October 3, 2019

Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager of IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, talks about his adoption of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet press to improve the quality of educational materials for Houston ISD students. Watch Video

Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet
Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Published: October 2, 2019

Bridget Fisher of Sun Solutions in Columbia, S.C., talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's inkjet journey. As a general commercial printer, Sun Solutions had been looking for a cut-sheet inkjet solution, and several months ago installed a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300. They were surprised by the kinds of applications they have been able to transition from offset to inkjet. Watch Video

Intellus’ Inkjet Journey
Intellus’ Inkjet Journey

Published: October 1, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to MJ Ortiz of Intellus, an omnichannel marketing company that has been growing rapidly over the past three years. When a flagship direct mail customer wanted to make the move to digital, Intellus acquired a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 and transitioned them from offset to production inkjet. Watch Video

Goodway Group Adopts Production Inkjet
Goodway Group Adopts Production Inkjet

Published: September 30, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Jenoski, President and CEO of Goodway Group of Massachusetts, a print service provider that serves educational, retail, medical, and pharmaceutical businesses in the Burlington, Mass., area. The company offers a broad array of printing equipment, from offset, to toner-based to digital, to its recent acquisition of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Inkjet Color Digital Press. Watch Video

Production Inkjet Helps McNaughton & Gunn Pump Out the Pages
Production Inkjet Helps McNaughton & Gunn Pump Out the Pages

Published: September 26, 2019

David Zwang talks with Jim Clark, Director of Operations for book manufacturer McNaughton & Gunn, about the company’s foray into production inkjet printing. Using its Canon Océ VarioPrint i300, they produced 29 million pages in August alone. Watch Video

Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today
Larry Vaughn on Where thINK Is Today

Published: September 23, 2019

Kelley Holmes talks to thINK board member Larry Vaughn about how educational events like the thINK Ahead Conference pull together print business owners and employees to help them understand today’s print marketplace. Watch Video

thINK Ahead 2019 Kicks Off in Boca Raton
thINK Ahead 2019 Kicks Off in Boca Raton

Published: September 18, 2019

David Zwang talks to Todd Roth, VP of Core Publishing Solutions and chair of this year’s thINK Ahead Conference, which opened yesterday in Boca Raton, Fla. He discusses how Canon's inkjet forum—now in its fifth year—has grown and evolved, as well as the value it provides for inkjet users of all experience levels. Watch Video

Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex
Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

Colordyne has been a Memjet OEM for years, and has provided very cost-effective hybrid and complete solutions to print service providers and converters, as well as developing an OEM channel for branded solutions. DuraFlex opens up potential opportunities even further. David Zwang talks to Gary Falconbridge, CEO of Colordyne Technologies. Watch Video

Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex
Kirk-Rudy Targets Bespoke Production Inkjet Solutions with Memjet DuraFlex

Published: September 10, 2019

The demand for bespoke production inkjet solutions is growing, and Kirk-Rudy has been building unique and purpose-built solutions for about 50 years. With more than 2,500 unique solutions and now the addition of Memjet DuraFlex, they are ready to build thousands more. David Zwang talks to Bob Mills, General Manager of Kirk-Rudy. Watch Video

The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology
The Ricoh Pro VC70000—Breakthrough Inkjet Technology

Published: August 21, 2019

David Zwang talks to Mike Herold, Director of Global Marketing for Ricoh, about the company’s new award-winning Ricoh Pro VC70000 continuous-feed inkjet printer. The new Extended Gamut ink and unique compact drying system are designed for a wide media range including commodity offset coated papers. Watch Video

The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing
The State of Inkjet in In-Plant Printing

Published: August 13, 2019

Mike Lincoln, from the State of Colorado inplant, talks about the growth his facility is seeing in transactional work for various state agencies and individual municipalities and districts, as well as his four-year production inkjet journey. His was the first government inplant to install production inkjet equipment. Watch Video

Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution
Mercury Printing: On the Front Lines of the Production Inkjet Revolution

Published: August 6, 2019

David Zwang talks to Christian Schamberger, President of Mercury Printing, about the history of the company and its current focus on the educational publishing market. Mercury has a wide variety of offset and digital equipment (toner and inkjet) to serve its clients, but is now almost completely digital, and has transitioned much of its work from toner and offset to inkjet. Watch Video

Sepire: The New Company on the Block
Sepire: The New Company on the Block

Published: June 27, 2019

How would you like to start up a new company with a full complement of hardware, software, and workflows tailored specifically to your requirements with no legacy technology debt? Sepire, which launched only last May, found a way.... At Ricoh's INTERACT, David Zwang talks to Josh Bonham of Sepire, which is an omnichannel solutions provider for the health care and financial services industries. Watch Video

Increase in Quantity and Quality of Inkjet Applications
Increase in Quantity and Quality of Inkjet Applications

Published: May 8, 2019

Sean Smyth, Consultant and Analyst for SmithersPira, talks about Hunkeler Innovationdays, noting the increase in the quality of inkjet applications and the broadening of what can be done with inkjet. Watch Video

Production Inkjet Print Quality Continues to Improve
Production Inkjet Print Quality Continues to Improve

Published: May 6, 2019

Ralf Schlozer, Director of Keypoint Intelligence-InfoTrends, discusses the trends he saw at Hunkeler Innovationdays, including print quality improvements in current production inkjet technologies. Watch Video

Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market
Kodak Leaps Ahead in the Inkjet Flexible Packaging Market

Published: May 2, 2019

Rick Mazur of Kodak's Enterprise Inkjet Division talks with Kelley Holmes about the technological breakthroughs Kodak and Uteco have made in inkjet flexible packaging printing. Although inkjet adoption in flexible packaging has been slow, Kodak sees tremendous interest and potential for growth. Watch Video

Looking Ahead to Workflow at drupa 2020
Looking Ahead to Workflow at drupa 2020

Published: May 1, 2019

Elizabeth Gooding, President of Inkjet Insight, talks with Pat McGrew about the "sex and sizzle" of drupa—namely, workflow. Watch Video

Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging
Kodak Rolls Out Inkjet Innovations in Packaging

Published: April 29, 2019

Will Mansfield, Director of WWMarketing EISD for Kodak, talks about the company's recent announcements surrounding new developments packaging, specifically as they pertain to Kodak's Stream and UltraStream inkjet technologies. Watch Video

Inkjet Evolves in Customization
Inkjet Evolves in Customization

Published: April 24, 2019

Scott Leger and Gary Barnes of FUJIFILM discuss the shift from analog to inkjet technology for late-stage customization and the higher speed of variable print. Watch Video

HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform
HP Builds on HDNA to Give Customers a More Diverse Platform

Published: April 11, 2019

Carles Farre, Director of Commercial Business for PageWide Industrial at HP, talks about new features and capabilities that build on HP's High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) platform to give customers more productivity and versatility. Watch Video

Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset
Inkjet Closes the Gap with Offset

Published: March 26, 2019

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, discusses how far inkjet has come in catching up with offset production quality—and how much it still must improve. Watch Video

Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions
Xerox Updates Inkjet Lines; Offers Complete Workflow Solutions

Published: March 19, 2019

Paul Morgavi, CTO of Ink Jet and Novel Printing for Xerox, discusses updates to the Trivor and Rialto lines of production inkjet presses, including increased productivity and enhanced image quality. Xerox provides an end-to-end solutions for customers through extended software, workflow, and printing system integration. Watch Video

Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000
Canon Updates the Océ ProStream 1000

Published: March 14, 2019

Johann Schmidbauer, Marketing Director of Canon PPP EMEA Commercial Printing, showed a variety of production inkjet and toner digital printing devices at Hunkeler Innovationdays and discusses updates to the Océ ProStream 1000 Inkjet Press including the ability to print on paper weights up to 300GSM. Watch Video

Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays
Screen Makes an Impact at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 12, 2019

Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing for Screen Americas, talks about his first Hunkeler event and his thoughts on the Hunkeler experience. Screen was showing two presses at Hunkeler Innovationdays: the new Truepress Jet520HD+, which boasts improved image quality and efficiency, and the Truepress Jet520NX, targeted at transactional printers looking to get into new applications. Screen was also “showing” its new invisible ink for the 520NX. Watch Video

HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays
HP Production Inkjet at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Published: March 11, 2019

David Murphy, Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial, talks about the current state of production inkjet, its growth in applications such as direct mail and other commercial work, and the billions of pages being produced by HP PageWide Web Press customers. Helping drive page volumes are new technologies such as HP ColorPRO, HP’s Bonding Agents, the Media Certification Program, and the just-introduced D22 Priming Solution that allows PageWide Web Presses to print on offset coated media. Watch Video

Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game
Canon's ProStream Changes the Printing Game

Published: March 7, 2019

Eric Hawkinson, VP of Marketing for Canon Solutions America, talks about his first visit to Hunkeler Innovationdays and Canon's Océ VarioPrint i300 and Océ ProStream 1000 production inkjet systems on display during the event. Watch Video