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Heidelberg Headed to the Cloud
Heidelberg Headed to the Cloud

Published: February 9, 2023

As a hardware provider to the printing industry, Heidelberg also has a robust software offering. In this interview, John O'Donnell, Vice President of Product Management for Prinect and Print Analytics, Heidelberg, explains the company's software strategy moving forward, including migration to the cloud, increased modularity, and growing the number of third-party software integrations. Watch Video

eProductivity Software Leverages Increased Flexibility with New Ownership
eProductivity Software Leverages Increased Flexibility with New Ownership

Published: February 7, 2023

eProductivity Software, the result of EFI spinning out its software business, is arguably one of the longest standing print software companies in the industry, with its roots dating back to 1989 when Marc Olin founded ProGraph. Now as an independent software vendor, eProductivity Software is looking at ways to make its solutions more open and modular, and to partner with others that may have been challenging to partner with in the past. In this interview, Nick Benkovich, Vice President of Portfolio Product Management, eProductivity Software, explains where the company is headed and the industry trends it is working to capitalize on. Watch Video

Ricoh’s Joe Ferrara on Workflow Automation
Ricoh’s Joe Ferrara on Workflow Automation

Published: February 7, 2023

Ricoh’s Joe Ferrara talks about increased demand for workflow automation that Ricoh has been observing post-COVID, and the solutions the company offers, as well as Ricoh’s partnership with ePS. Watch Video

Aleyant Leverages New Ownership to Spur Further Growth
Aleyant Leverages New Ownership to Spur Further Growth

Published: February 6, 2023

In this interview, Aleyant founder and CEO Greg Salzman talks about trends in the world of print software and explains how Aleyant, founded as a cloud-based software company, is continuing to address those trends with a modular, cloud-based approach. Watch Video

OneVision’s David Lunardi on Workflow Automation
OneVision’s David Lunardi on Workflow Automation

Published: February 6, 2023

David Lunardi talks about the workflow automation features in OneVision’s software solutions and how they benefit wide-format, commercial book, and label printers. Watch Video

Plan Prophet’s Lemay Sanchez on the Champion Summit
Plan Prophet’s Lemay Sanchez on the Champion Summit

Published: February 2, 2023

In this video, sponsored by Plan Prophet, Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee talk with Plan Prophet’s Lemay Sanchez about the company’s growth, feedback from customers, the latest additions and enhancements to the platform, and the company’s annual Champion Summit users event. Watch Video

EFI and Fiery Transform for Opportunities and Growth
EFI and Fiery Transform for Opportunities and Growth

Published: January 31, 2023

EFI and Fiery have been one company under Siris Capital for a while now, and the time has come to let each of them grow to their individual potential. David Zwang talks to Jeff Jacobson, former CEO of EFI and now the Executive Chairman of both companies, about how he will help support the new growth. Watch Video

eProductivity Software Executive Chairman Marc Olin Previews the CONNECT Event Coming Up at The Wynn in Las Vegas
eProductivity Software Executive Chairman Marc Olin Previews the CONNECT Event Coming Up at The Wynn in Las Vegas

Published: January 23, 2023

eProductivity Software Executive Chairman Marc Olin and WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels preview the upcoming CONNECT event at The Wynn in Las Vegas. They discuss the history and evolution of CONNECT and talk about what people can expect this year as it enters a new phase under the control of eProductivity Software. Watch Video

eProductivity Software's Aleks Zlatic Previews CONNECT 2023
eProductivity Software's Aleks Zlatic Previews CONNECT 2023

Published: January 20, 2023

Aleks Zlatic, General Manager of the Packaging Division for eProductivity Software, talks to Eric Vessels about the upcoming ePS CONNECT event at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Aleks talks about the packaging-specific sessions as well as key partners, associations, and customers who will be in attendance. Watch Video

eProductivity Software's Charlotte Tueckmantel Previews CONNECT 2023
eProductivity Software's Charlotte Tueckmantel Previews CONNECT 2023

Published: January 19, 2023

Charlotte Tueckmantel, VP/GM Global E-commerce & Enterprise Print, gives a preview of the upcoming eProductivity Software CONNECT event. Charlotte talks to WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels about what to expect in Las Vegas at The Wynn as CONNECT enters a new phase under the auspices of ePS. Watch Video

eProductivity Software's Nick Benkovich Discusses
eProductivity Software's Nick Benkovich Discusses "What's Up" at CONNECT 2023

Published: January 19, 2023

In the latest installment of "What's Up? with WhatTheyThink", Eric Vessels talks to Nick Benkovich of eProductivity Software about the upcoming ePS CONNECT User Conference and Industry Event. Nick and Eric discuss the move from an EFI event to a software-focused event with new partners, exciting sessions, and industry keynotes. Watch Video

Transform Your Print Business with First Line Software
Transform Your Print Business with First Line Software

Published: January 17, 2023

Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee talk to the team from First Line Software about the services the company provides for print businesses. First Line Software is a provider of software and digital transformation services that fine-tune personalization and create connectivity between disparate print systems. Watch Video

ePS’s Nick Benkovich on the Company’s Extensive Software Portfolio
ePS’s Nick Benkovich on the Company’s Extensive Software Portfolio

Published: January 4, 2023

Nick Benkovich, VP Global Portfolio Product Management for eProductivity Software, runs down the current ePS software portfolio, comprising solutions for print businesses of all sizes and application specialties. Watch Video

eProductivity Software Addresses Customer Challenges
eProductivity Software Addresses Customer Challenges

Published: December 13, 2022

Charlotte Tueckmantel, GM Global Enterprise Print & eCommerce for eProductivity Software (ePS), talks with David Bentley, ePS’s GM Global Midmarket Print, about how ePS is addressing current market trends and customer challenges. Watch Video

eProductivity Software Caps Off a Busy 2022
eProductivity Software Caps Off a Busy 2022

Published: December 8, 2022

eProductivity Software’s Charlotte Tueckmantel and Nick Benkovich recap ePS’ busy year, starting 2022 by splitting from EFI into a standalone company and working over the course of the year to build a foundation to continue bringing new products to its customers. Watch Video

Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis on System Integration
Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis on System Integration

Published: December 7, 2022

Ricoh’s Duncan Ellis talks about the state of Ricoh’s integration of the disparate parts of the business from production software, to business services, to hardware, and how this integration offers customers a one-stop shop. Watch Video

Product Strategy: PageDNA’s Steve Enstad on Printing Software Trends
Product Strategy: PageDNA’s Steve Enstad on Printing Software Trends

Published: November 29, 2022

PageDNA’s Steve Enstad talks about PageDNA’s print software solutions and implementation process, and how they address the challenges that printers and print customers have when using print software. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ultimate’s Eve Petroni on End-to-End Workflow Automation
Product Strategy: Ultimate’s Eve Petroni on End-to-End Workflow Automation

Published: November 29, 2022

Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Eve Petroni talks about the increased need for print production workflow automation and how Ultimate’s imposition and bindery software provides end-to-end automation. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Arron Robinson on Software Integration
Product Strategy: Ricoh’s Arron Robinson on Software Integration

Published: November 29, 2022

Ricoh’s Arron Robinson talks about how Ricoh’s integrated and "holistic" approach to print software allows different components to communicate with each other regardless of whether they are cloud-based or on-premises. Watch Video

Product Strategy: GMG’s Marc Levine on Remote Workflow Tools
Product Strategy: GMG’s Marc Levine on Remote Workflow Tools

Published: November 29, 2022

Marc Levine of GMG talks about how the automation and remote workflow features in GMG’s software solutions can help companies overcome the workforce challenges the industry is experiencing. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Infigo’s Douglas Gibson on Expanding W2P Job Types
Product Strategy: Infigo’s Douglas Gibson on Expanding W2P Job Types

Published: November 29, 2022

Douglas Gibson of Infigo Software talks about how, as part of Infigo’s efforts to help customers speed jobs through their factories, the software is expanding the types of jobs that can be accepted via Web-to-print: wide format, labels, packaging, and more. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Tharstern’s Lee Ward on Divergence
Product Strategy: Tharstern’s Lee Ward on Divergence

Published: November 29, 2022

Lee Ward of Tharstern talks about how customers are starting to diverge into different sectors—wide format, packaging, etc.—and how Tharstern’s MIS can cater to all those new sectors. Watch Video

Julie Watson on Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Workflow Automation Solutions
Julie Watson on Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Workflow Automation Solutions

Published: November 3, 2022

David Zwang talks to Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, about the post-pandemic uptick in interest in workflow automation, the factors driving that interest, and Ultimate’s portfolio of automation solutions. Watch Video

Hybrid Software Group at PRINTING United
Hybrid Software Group at PRINTING United

Published: October 26, 2022

David Zwang talks to Hybrid Software Group CEO Mike Rottenborn about the evolution and growth of the company. Hybrid Software Group is one company with six operating businesses—Hybrid Software, Global Graphics, ColorLogic GmbH, iC3D, Xitron, and Meteor Inkjet—which serve predominantly, but not exclusively, packaging end users and OEMs. Watch Video

DALIM Software at PRINTING United
DALIM Software at PRINTING United

Published: October 25, 2022

DALIM Software’s Aristide Zouheir-Kuhnle talks about DALIM’s software solutions on display at last week’s PRINTING United Expo. Watch Video

Web-to-Print Solutions that Adapt to Your Needs with Customer’s Canvas
Web-to-Print Solutions that Adapt to Your Needs with Customer’s Canvas

Published: October 13, 2022

Sometimes the hardest part of taking advantage of the available marketplace is having tools that work the way you need them to. One size does not fit every situation. That is where Customer’s Canvas comes in. The team at Aurigma/Customer's Canvas work with their clients to craft the web-to-print solution that will work most efficiently for their business. CEO and Founder Dmitry Sevostyanov tells us why Customer's Canvas makes it possible to create the perfect Web-to-Print solution for every customer. Watch Video

David Ashkenaz on Software Investment Fears
David Ashkenaz on Software Investment Fears

Published: June 27, 2022

Kelley Holmes talks with David Ashkenaz, independent software consultant for the printing industry, about the fears printers have of investing in software to help run their businesses more efficiently. Watch Video

Jim Raffel Geeks Out with Caldera’s Joey Phillips
Jim Raffel Geeks Out with Caldera’s Joey Phillips

Published: June 7, 2022

Resident Print Geek Jim Raffel talks with Caldera’s Joey Phillips about the latest updates to Caldera’s software. Version 15 of CalderaRIP will see improvements to the cutting algorithm, new drivers, and updates to existing drivers, amongst other new and upgraded features. PrimeCenter, Caldera’s prepress software, also gets a major upgrade to Version 2. Watch Video

Modern VDP: What Is It?
Modern VDP: What Is It?

Published: June 6, 2022

Believe it or not, we have been printing variable data for at least 45 years. What we were doing then is what Jacob Aizikowitz calls Legacy or Classic VDP. In this video interview, he explains what he means by Modern VDP, how it differs from Classic VDP, the technology framework that was required to enable Modern VDP, how adoption of this framework helped print service providers differentiate themselves, and where we go from here. Watch Video

Canon Prisma: What's New
Canon Prisma: What's New

Published: June 2, 2022

WhatTheyThink contributors Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee dug deep into Canon Prisma in a recent WhatTheyThink Product Spotlight. In this video, Bob Barbera, Canon USA Marketing Director, hits the high points on Prisma, its value to a production operation, and the new tools the company has added. Watch Video

On-Demand Offset Is Real and Works for Cober Solutions
On-Demand Offset Is Real and Works for Cober Solutions

Published: May 23, 2022

David Zwang talks to Todd Cober, President of Cober Solutions, about "on-demand offset" and how it and workflow technologies have provided him and his customers with a great production platform. Watch Video

Onyx’s Jonathan Rogers Talks About Automation
Onyx’s Jonathan Rogers Talks About Automation

Published: May 17, 2022

Onyx Software’s Jonathan Rogers talks about the forthcoming major ONYX software release, the primary focus of which will be a simplified user experience and easy-to-use tools for everyday automation. Watch Video

Hybrid Software Develops High-Performance Print Inspection Framework for Print Inspection Systems
Hybrid Software Develops High-Performance Print Inspection Framework for Print Inspection Systems

Published: May 10, 2022

David Zwang talks to David Stevenson, Product Manager, Global Graphics, about how, by using its vast experience in RIPs and rendering, Hybrid Software has been able to create a high-performance framework for print inspection systems. Watch Video

Dan Gillespie and Sal Passanisi Geek Out Over Pantone and Adobe’s Color Rift
Dan Gillespie and Sal Passanisi Geek Out Over Pantone and Adobe’s Color Rift

Published: May 10, 2022

Resident Print Geek Dan Gillespie and Sal ”Pantoni” Passanisi have a highly entertaining discussion about the decision to decouple the Pantone color libraries from Adobe Creative Cloud, and what it really means for designers. Watch Video

GMG’s Marc Levine on Accurate Color Proofing and Print Manufacturing
GMG’s Marc Levine on Accurate Color Proofing and Print Manufacturing

Published: April 4, 2022

Hard-copy color proofing has come a long way over the years. David Zwang talks to Marc Levine of GMG Color about how GMG has been on the front lines of this battle. Watch Video

EPS’s David Bentley on Midmarket Print Suite
EPS’s David Bentley on Midmarket Print Suite

Published: February 2, 2022

David Bentley, GM, SMB Print, for eProductivity Software, talks about the Midmarket Print Suite, which was one of the EFI products spun off into the independent company eProductivity Software, and looks to what the future holds. Watch Video

Gaby Matsliach on the eProductivity Software Spinoff
Gaby Matsliach on the eProductivity Software Spinoff

Published: January 31, 2022

Gaby Matsliach, CEO of eProductivity Software, talks about EFI Connect, the spinoff of the EPS software group as eProductivity Software, the relationship with EFI going forward, and the future of the solutions they will provide to the industry. Watch Video

Nick Benkovich on the Future of eProductivity Software
Nick Benkovich on the Future of eProductivity Software

Published: January 27, 2022

Nick Benkovich, Vice President of Portfolio Product Management at eProductivity Software, joins us from EFI Connect and talks about the event, the future of the new company, and what customers are doing with their portfolio of software solutions. Watch Video

EFI’s Toby Weiss on the Future of Fiery
EFI’s Toby Weiss on the Future of Fiery

Published: January 26, 2022

Toby Weiss, COO of Fiery for EFI, talks about this year’s EFI Connect, the eProductivity spinoff, and the future of Fiery. Watch Video

Marc Olin on the Advantages of EFI Connect
Marc Olin on the Advantages of EFI Connect

Published: January 24, 2022

Marc Olin, Executive Chairman of eProductivity Software, talks about the advantages of EFI Connect for the company and its customers, as well as the recent spin-off of eProductivity Software as a separate company. Watch Video

Heidelberg Prinect Update
Heidelberg Prinect Update

Published: January 18, 2022

David Zwang talks with Dawn Lindsey, Director of Product Management and Implementation for Heidelberg US Prinect, about how the Heidelberg Prinect solution suite has evolved beyond prepress workflow to include connectivity to all of the equipment Heidelberg offers as well as business intelligence. Watch Video

An Exclusive Inside Look at eProductivity Software
An Exclusive Inside Look at eProductivity Software

Published: January 12, 2022

EFI recently spun off its productivity software unit as an independent company, acquired by a private equity firm. Some 18 months after leaving EFI, Marc Olin has returned to the software business he founded in 1986 as Executive Chairman. In this video interview, he provides some background and a look what customers can expect from the resulting company: eProductivity Software. Olin and the eProductivity team will be participating in EFI Connect next week in Las Vegas. Watch Video

PlanProphet’s Lemay Sanchez on Print Business Optimization
PlanProphet’s Lemay Sanchez on Print Business Optimization

Published: November 15, 2021

Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee talk to Lemay Sanchez, managing director of PlanProphet, about how PlanProphet helps printers optimize their businesses by automating small but critical tasks that are involved in the day-to-day administration. Watch Video

The Best Postcards’ Andrew Ettinger on Direct Marketing
The Best Postcards’ Andrew Ettinger on Direct Marketing

Published: November 8, 2021

Eric Vessels talks to Andrew Ettinger of The Best Postcards, which helps clients develop effective branding and direct mail and marketing. Ettinger shares his personal “origin story,” the highs and the lows, before landing on his feet at The Best Postcards. Watch Video

Bob Barbera on Canon’s PRISMAprepare Go
Bob Barbera on Canon’s PRISMAprepare Go

Published: October 20, 2021

Kelley Holmes talks to Canon USA’s Bob Barbera about Canon’s PRISMA workflow solutions, the new cloud-based PRISMAprepare Go for remote job submission, and PRISMA Home, a standard platform for users to manage all their PRISMA solutions. Watch Video

Global Graphics' Mike Rottenborn on the Company's Acquisitions and Growth
Global Graphics' Mike Rottenborn on the Company's Acquisitions and Growth

Published: October 4, 2021

Mike Rottenborn, CEO of Global Graphics, sits down with David Zwang at Label Congress to discuss the synergies in Global Graphics' acquisitions and growth, as well as their new corporate name and identity. Watch Video

EFI’s Ron Teller on PrintSmith Vision
EFI’s Ron Teller on PrintSmith Vision

Published: September 21, 2021

Kelley Holmes talks with EFI’s Ron Teller at the Sir Speedy, PIP and Signal Graphics International Vendor Show about new integrations and modules for PrintSmith Vision Print Management Software. Watch Video

Lemay Sanchez of Plan Prophet Talks About CRM Automation
Lemay Sanchez of Plan Prophet Talks About CRM Automation

Published: September 16, 2021

Kelley Holmes talks to Lemay Sanchez, Managing Director of Plan Prophet, a Salesforce-based CRM automation engine that integrates directly with Printers Plan and PrintSmith, with support for additional MIS systems soon to be added. The goal is to support as many MIS systems as possible and provide a truly integrated CRM automation experience. Watch Video

EFI’s Fiery Business CTO Josef Coetsee on DFEs
EFI’s Fiery Business CTO Josef Coetsee on DFEs

Published: June 8, 2021

David Zwang talks to Josef Coetsee, CTO of EFI’s Fiery Division, about EFI’s unique approach to digital front ends (DFEs). Much more than a RIP, a DFE is a set of services—hardware and software—that enable print shops to execute their workflows, manage their operations, and drive their presses. Watch Video

Global Graphics’ Eric Worrall on SmartDFEs
Global Graphics’ Eric Worrall on SmartDFEs

Published: May 18, 2021

David Zwang talks to Eric Worrall, VP of Products and Services for Global Graphics Software, about digital front ends (DFEs), the elements that comprise a DFE, and Global Graphics’ recent introduction of its SmartDFE. Watch Video