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This topic section of WhatTheyThink focuses on emerging trends in the rapidly-growing area of digital printing technology. It features commentary and analysis on technical and business trends relative to digital printing applications.

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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