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An AccuLink Update: New Applications, New Opportunities

AccuLink continues to diversify the applications being produced, ranging from dye sublimation on stainless steel products and camp mugs, Direct to Garment, and flexible pouches on demand. CEO Tom O'Brien provides an update. He also peeks into the future discussing new applications he plans to introduce. Watch Video

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Nick Benkovich on the Future of eProductivity Software

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

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EFI’s Toby Weiss on the Future of Fiery

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

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Matthew Greer

This week, Warren talks to Matthew Greer of Gold Leaf Packaging and DMS Color about his experiences producing packaging and other materials for the growing cannabis products market. Watch Video

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Dan Gillespie Geeks Out About Standard Viewing Conditions

In the latest installment of the Print Geeks Interview Series, Resident Print Geek Jim Raffel and Alder Color Solutions' Dan Gillespie discuss standardized viewing conditions like light booths. They also discuss the challenges of ink systems like UV and the upcoming Color22 conference in La Jolla, Calif. Watch Video

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Marc Olin on the Advantages of EFI Connect

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

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Frank's Ship Comes In

Frank was on Cunard's Queen Mary II recently, and what does he talk about—printing! Cruise ships run on paper. From the daily program, to daily newspapers, to menus, to promotional and informational material, passengers are bombarded with paper. Watch Video

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EFI’s Ken Hanulec Welcomes the Return of In-Person Connect

EFI Connect returned to Las Vegas this week. Ken Hanulec, EFI’s VP of Worldwide Marketing, talks about this year’s event, the spin off of eProductivity into its own business, and the future of EFI. Watch Video

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Heidelberg Prinect Update

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

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Ironmark Makes Its Mark

Frank was near Annapolis, Md., visiting Smithsonian warehouses (because of course he was) and stopped by Annapolis Junction to visit Ironmark, a local printer. He interviews president Jeff Ostenso, who has built his 150-employee company into a Top 500 printer through organic growth, mergers, and innovative thinking. Watch Video

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An Exclusive Inside Look at eProductivity Software

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

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Edifice Rex

Frank found a number of articles about former newspaper and printing buildings being re-purposed for other uses. Print-related structures were sturdy in order to handle the weight of presses, Linotypes, and metal type. Now they are condos, apartments, or even new businesses. Watch Video

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Coloreel Explained

In this conversation with Mattias Nordin, SVP of Business Development for Coloreel, he explains how their on-demand thread coloring technology works, the benefit of coloring thread for embroidery on demand and talks about a recent sale of 10 units in Portugal. Watch Video

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The Breadth of the Heidelberg Product Line Is Increasing

Heidelberg is known for their offset presses, but David Zwang talks to Clarence Penge, EVP Product Management at Heidelberg US, about how the company’s press, postpress, and software solution offerings have expanded to cover commercial print, labels, and folding carton. Watch Video

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Why Limited Color Palettes are Important in Textile Printing

Mike Scrutton, Director, Print Technology and Strategy at Adobe, discusses how color management is different between commercial print and textile printing, and why limited color palettes are used in the latter. He offers advice for designers to consider when creating designs for textile printing in order to ensure design intent is met in production. Watch Video

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Frank’s Fake News

Frank read an article that said there was less fake news in printed newspapers and he disagrees. Hearst and Pulitzer built their empires on “yellow journalism” and many newspapers were founded specifically to be partisan and, to this day, have the word “Democrat” or “Republican” in the names. Watch Video

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

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

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A Holiday Message from Warren Werbitt

As we near the end of the year, Warren cheers the end of 2021 and offers a hopeful message as he looks forward to 2022. Watch Video

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Jim Raffel Geeks Out with X-Rite’s Ray Cheydleur

In the latest installment of the Print Geeks Interview Series, Resident Print Geek Jim Raffel talks to Ray Cheydleur of X-Rite about what has been happening in color standards and instrumentation in 2021 and what to look for in 2022 as we head toward the upcoming PRINTING United Alliance Color22 conference, to be held in La Jolla, Calif., January 22–25 Watch Video

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The Apples of Frank's Eye

Frank celebrates the 45th anniversary of the founding of Apple Computer in a California garage. Frank received his first Macintosh in 1984 and shows a collection of almost every Apple product, including the handheld Newton. Watch Video