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Terry Raghunath of HP Shares His Insight and Experience for Printed Interior Decoration

There is a lot of focus on digital textile printing for apparel, but another great market opportunity for digital textile printing is interior décor. In this article, textiles expert and WhatTheyThink contributor Debbie McKeegan talks with Terry Raghunath, Business Development Manager for Printed Decorative Applications based at HP Barcelona, about market trends and how HP focuses its development efforts to meet them.

Meet the Design Duo Breathing Life into Vintage Furniture Using Creativity and Print

Upcycling has become an important element of the circular economy, and furniture is no exception. Learn how this creative team is using digitally printed fabric to increase their ability to upcycle furniture and more!

One Year After Brexit—Evaluating the Impact on the UK and EU Print Industries

One year after UK exited the European Union, European section editor Ralf Schlözer looks at the impact of Brexit on the printing industry in both the UK and the EU—an evaluation complicated by the simultaneously occurring COVID-19 pandemic.  

Thinking of Investing in DTG Technology? Five Considerations for Direct-to-Garment Printing

The Direct-to-Garment (DTG) business is booming. During the pandemic, businesses with online ordering capabilities explored new ways to add new solutions or capacity to their portfolios, and DTG was one of the key ways to do so. Learn more.

One Year Later: The Status of the European Printing Industry After COVID-19

Ralf Schlözer quantifies the impact the pandemic has had on print production in Europe. There are still only pieces of data available, but they already provide an overview on how the market and some segments fared in 2020.

Designer Q+A Meet Kirath Ghundoo: The Queen of Geometric Wallcoverings

In this week’s article from textile expert and WhatTheyThink contributor Debbie McKeegan, we get an inside look at how Kirath Ghundoo, the Queen of Geometric Wallcoverings, has leveraged technology to build her own brand and a thriving business.

Building a Printed Design Business with Digital Technology—Artist Gillian Arnold and the HP Stitch S300

Designers are increasingly selling their designs directly to consumers for a variety of fabric-based applications. WhatTheyThink contributor and textiles expert Debbie McKeegan highlights the successes artist Gillian Arnold has had with this approach using the HP Stitch digital textile printer.

Report from virtual.drupa 2021: Well-Attended Sessions, but Few Product Introductions

Drupa 2020 never happened, and drupa 2021 fell victim to the pandemic as well—but was transformed into a virtual drupa for 2021. European section editor Ralf Schlözer attended and provides an overview, some highlights, and overall impressions from virtual.drupa 2021.

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European Industry Data
European Print Industry Snapshot: Belgium
European Print Industry Snapshot: Belgium

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in Belgium Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Netherlands
European Print Industry Snapshot: Netherlands

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in the Netherlands Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Portugal
European Print Industry Snapshot: Portugal

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in Portugal. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain
European Print Industry Snapshot: Spain

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in Spain. Full Analysis

European Print Industry Snapshot: France
European Print Industry Snapshot: France

In this bimonthly series, WhatTheyThink is presenting the state of the printing industry in different European countries based on the latest monthly production numbers. This week, we take a look at the printing industry in France. Full Analysis

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Durst Shares Optimistic View of the Future
Durst Shares Optimistic View of the Future

Published: March 15, 2021

In this interview with Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst, and Christian Harder, Vice President of Sales, Senior Editor Cary Sherburne discussed with them the current state of their business, which segments were performing better than others, and how the company was helping customers to innovate, even during this pandemic, including holding virtual demonstrations, introducing new products, and more. Gamper shared his view that we will come out of this stronger than ever, even though it may be later in the year before things completely turn around. Watch Video

Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien
Canon’s Crit Driessen on the Labelstream 4000 Installation at Germany’s Oschatz Visuelle Medien

Published: December 2, 2020

Crit Driessen, VP Digital Packaging Print, Canon, talks with David Zwang about the installation of the first LabelStream 4000 series digital label press at Oschatz Visuelle Medien, a full-service visual communications agency based in Niedernhausen, near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson

Published: October 21, 2020

In this week's Printer to Printer, Warren Werbitt talks to Sölvi Sveinbjörnsson, CEO of Reykjavik, Iceland’s Umslag. The company specializes in transactional and security printing—and in fact is the only company in Iceland doing that kind of work. Umslag was relatively lucky; other printers in Iceland had catered to the tourist industry, which was shut down due to the COVID crisis. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jubels’ Jeroen van Druenen
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jubels’ Jeroen van Druenen

Published: September 9, 2020

In this installment of Warren Werbitt’s new Printer to Printer video series, he talks to Jeroen van Druenen, CEO of 80-year-old Jubels in Amsterdam, about how Jubels handled the COVID-19 crisis, how it rebounded from the depths of the spring, and what products are and are not in demand from customers. Watch Video

A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid
A Look Ahead at FESPA 2020 in Madrid

Published: December 19, 2019

Graeme Richardson-Locke, FESPA's Technical Support Manager, speaks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the role of FESPA in the industry, its constituency, and its Profit for Purpose program. He also talks about some of the special experiential features that FESPA includes in its European event. Watch Video

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Ralf Schlözer
Ralf Schlözer is a technology analyst with 30 years of experience in the industry and a passion for discovering new technologies and print applications.

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