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Meet the EFI BOLT Digital Textile Printer

EFI's Textile Product Manager Micol Gamba walks us through the capabilities of the EFI BOLT single-pass digital textile printer in this video sponsored by EFI. As the world's fastest digital textile printer running at up to 90 meters per minute, the EFI BOLT was shown running at the recent ITMA trade show in Barcelona and four units had already been sold at that time. Watch Video

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Anderson & Vreeland Signs on as Xeikon's North American Distributor

David Miller, Director of Digital Business for Anderson & Vreeland, talks to David Zwang about the company’s portfolio of solutions for the corrugated packaging market, and the company’s just-announced agreement to distribute Xeikon’s label and packaging presses in North America. Watch Video

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Jeff Jacobson and the EFI Ecosystem

Jeff Jacobson, new Executive Chairman and CEO of EFI, talks to Cary Sherburne about what attracted him to take on the leadership role at EFI, and the changes in store as EFI transforms from being a public company to a private company. Watch Video

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Shoshana Burgett Launches Colorkarma, A Resource for Designers

Frank met up with Shoshana Burgett, who is launching Colorkarma, a new website for graphic designers. Today’s creative professional must combine design with production skills. Although there is an emphasis on color, many aspects of the creative process for print or pixel are included. There is also a "safe space" where designers can post their past "fails" to help others improve their design skills. Watch Video

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Keypoint Intelligence on Textiles

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends’ Ron Gilboa talks about the different kinds of textile printing applications and how print service providers can add more value for their customers by getting into textile printing. Watch Video

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The Inaugural PRINTING United Kicks Off in Dallas

SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers talks to Cary Sherburne about the inaugural PRINTING United, which kicked off yesterday. Watch Video

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A Green Approach to Textiles

EFI Reggiani's Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni discusses the progress of the analog-to-digital transformation underway in textiles and apparel in this video sponsored by EFI, including the benefits for brands and for the environment. She highlights several EFI offerings that make its approach to textile production greener. Watch Video

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RSA’s Dirk Craib on Helping Keep PSPs' Data Secure

Dirk Craib, VP of Sales for Rochester Software Associates (RSA), talks about some of the issues that in-plants have been facing—security being chief among them—and how RSA’s software solutions are helping address those issues. Watch Video

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Memjet’s DuraLink Commercial Press Technology

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

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Scott Eganhouse Talks About TEC Mailing Solutions’ Strong Suits

Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions talks about the company’s cloud-based USPS-certified cloud solution for the address hygiene and mailing industry—and cloud-based dye-sub-printed trade show attire. Watch Video

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EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

Giselle del la Moriniere Product Marketing Manager in EFI’s Fiery Group talks about EFI’s Fiery partners, the Red Hot Technology Award-winning FreeForm Create software, and the integration of the Fiery digital front end with Duplo’s spot coater and slitter/cutter/creaser. Watch Video

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CJ Graphics Sweeps the Bennys

Jay Mandarino, President and CEO of Mississauga, Ontario’s CJ Graphics, talks about his company’s having won a record 22 “Benny” Awards, the most in the 71-year history of the PIA’s Premier Print Awards. Watch Video

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How the Digital Ecosystem in Textile Production Streamlines Operations

In this video sponsored by EFI, the company's Chief Revenue Officer Frank Mallozzi explains EFI's "ecosystem" approach to the markets it serves, focusing on the components that create an inspiration to production, shipping, and invoicing for textiles. He also outlines the range of EFI Reggiani printers available, from the entry-level Next to the EFI BOLT at 90 meters per minute at the high end. Watch Video

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Automated Color Control for Legacy Offset Presses

John Sweeney of Lithec USA introduces the company, which has just launched in the US, and the LithoFlash, the only retrofit inline closed-loop color control system for legacy sheetfed offset presses. Watch Video

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Frank's drupa 2020 Vision

Frank previews next year’s drupa 2020, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, June 16–25, 2020. It is his 12th drupa (you do the math). There will be 1,800 exhibitors from 50 countries, and 30% of them are new exhibitors. Frank offers his travel advisory. Watch Video

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Colter & Peterson’s Cutting Edges

Colter & Peterson’s Bruce Peterson talks about the company’s latest PRISM and SABER paper cutters, the company’s line of reconditioned cutters, and how cutters have evolved over the years. Watch Video

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Helping PSPs Better Understand the Market

Keypoint Intelligence’s Ron Gilboa and Karen Kimerer talk about how Keypoint Intelligence’s research can help print businesses make better, more strategic business and investment decisions by understanding the market they are trying to go after. Watch Video

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Marco Boer: drupa 2020 Should Be Part of Your Trade Show Plans

Marco Boer from I.T. Strategies provides his perspective on why North American printing company executives should attend European trade shows and what to expect at the upcoming drupa 2020 event. Watch Video

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Xeikon on the Latest Label Printing Trends

David Zwang talks to Filip Weymans, VP of Marketing for Xeikon, at Labelexpo about the trends that Xeikon is seeing in the label industry and how they are addressing them. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Says, “Forget the Past!”

Print evangelist Warren Werbitt walks (and crawls) the PRINT 19 show floor and talks to several exhibitors who #$^&%# love print—and PRINT—as much as he does. Forget what the show used to be—think about the future. "It’s the only thing we can control." (And be sure to send your questions to Warren.) Watch Video