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Kyocera Ramps Up Production Inkjet Print Business

Industry veteran Michael Poulin is now the Director of Product Marketing & Business Development for Kyocera, building a robust team to enhance Kyocera's go-to-market strategies for sheetfed production inkjet. The company has already installed more than 200 TASKalfa Pro 15000c worldwide. Poulin provides more information in this exclusive WhatTheyThink interview. The TASKalfa Pro 15000c swatch book can be ordered here from April 2022 and beyond. Watch Video

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Meeting Print Quality Expectations—Qualitative or Quantitative?

David Zwang talks to Dianne Kennedy of PQX Initiative about PQX and PRX, which now provide a "standardized" way to communicate print quality between the brand or consumer and producer for all forms of print and packaging using all types of equipment and ink. Watch Video

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Geeking Out About UV Inkjet Technology with Gabriel Conti

Resident Print Geeks Jim and Shelby sat down with Gabriel Conti, CEO of Kover, to discuss many aspects of UV inkjet technology including the importance of having highly trained and educated machine operators. Watch Video

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Getting Color to Match Across Design, Media, and Processes. Magic? No—CxF!

What is CxF and how does it ensure the transfer of color information and customer expectation throughout print and...? Dave Zwang talks with Steve Smiley of SmileyColor to find out. Watch Video

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The Advantages of Being a FASTSIGNS Co-Brand Location

Chuck Lobaugh, a FASTSIGNS franchise owner from Hilton Head Island, S.C., talks to WhatTheyThink's Kelley Holmes about his long history in the printing industry, why he became a co-branded FASTSIGNS location, and the advantages it gives him as a small business owner in challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch Video

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Frank Reads Ben’s Mail

Frank uses a new book called “Poor Richard's Women” as a launching point for a discussion on how authors and others often saved their written correspondence, which could then be used as references and sources for historians and biographers. For example, most of Ben Franklin's correspondence is available in 47 volumes from Yale. But what of his emails? (Author Nancy Ruben Stuart will be at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass., on May 21 to give a talk about “Poor Richard's Women” and sign books. If you’re in the area, be sure to attend!) Watch Video

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Graphene One Brings New Functionality to Textiles with Kyorene

Graphene was discovered at the University of Manchester in the UK in 2004 and garnered a Nobel Prize. It is being used in a wide range of industries to deliver unique characteristics but has been relatively slow to enter textiles & apparel. Graphene One covalently bonds the graphene into the Kyorene fiber family, ranging from viscose to nylon to polyester and more. Director of Sales and Business Development Dave Vanek explains. Watch Video

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Kevin Lee Explains Pineapple Payments

Kelley Holmes interviews Kevin Lee of Pineapple Payments at the NPSOA Owners Conference in San Antonio, Tex. Pineapple Payments is a payment technology company that provides print owners with a simple and secure payment processing system to collect their accounts receivables via credit card payments. Watch Video

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American Litho’s Digital Printing Journey

At Dscoop, Frank Arostegui, Executive Vice President of American Litho, talks about how the company first went digital in 2017 with an HP 12000. They are now at capacity and are considering a second one. They also acquired a PageWide T240, were able to migrate a lot of work over to it, and 12 months later bought a T250. Both are now at capacity. Watch Video

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Catching Up with Dayton Ohio FASTSIGNS Franchisee Larry Miller

Dayton, Ohio, FASTSIGNS franchisee Larry Miller talks about being a board member, the history of his business as a FASTSIGNS conversion, and being in the "120k Pickup Club." Larry also talks about some of the fun projects he's worked on in his business. Watch Video

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Bolger Printing’s Jonathan Beck on HP Indigo

Jonathan Beck, Digital Print Manager for Bolger Printing, a general commercial printer in Minneapolis, talks about his purchase of HP Indigo digital presses and the opportunities they have brought to his business. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Jeff Jacobs

This week, “live” from Dscoop, Warren talks with Jeff Jacobs from ePac Flexible Packaging, the largest all-digital flexible packaging converter. Based in the US, with 22 plants globally, ePac Flexible Packaging specializes in helping small and mid-size businesses grow and compete with big brands. Watch Video

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MagnetStreet’s Brenda Baird at Her First Dscoop

Brenda Baird, CEO of MagnetStreet, talks about how the company—a web-to-print provider of high-end wedding stationery and B2B items—learned during the pandemic year where their weaknesses and bottlenecks were. They also worked closely with brides to help them reschedule their weddings and send out changed-date notifications. Watch Video

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Bill Pope Geeks Out About Continuous Improvement

Resident Print Geeks Jim and Shelby discuss the upcoming Continuous Improvement Conference with Printing United Alliance's Bill Pope. Pus Bill shares geeky moments taking his L*a*b* measurements to the paint store. Watch Video

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NPSOA Chairman Nathaniel Grant on the 2022 Owners Conference

Kelley Holmes talks to NPSOA Chairman Nathaniel Grant about last week's Owners Conference, put on by owners for owners, and the value the organization is bringing to print and sign owners including a listserv and many other member benefits. Watch Video

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Packaging Lab’s Unique Business Model

Jeff Searson & Dan Niblo, Founders of Packaging Lab, talk about how they are only company that offers flexible packaging in as fast as 24 hours with no minimum quantity. The company relies on automation and HP Indigo digital printing. They went into this year’s Dscoop with specific needs, which were met. Watch Video

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Frank and Chris Obert on Self-Publishing

Frank talks with Chris Obert, who works with budding authors to publish their own books. Through his consulting and trade shows, Chris helps them navigate the world of publishing. On-demand printing and Microsoft Word have provided opportunities for anyone to be a book author. Watch Video

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Company Folders: Managing a Team in Ukraine Through Crisis

Vladimir Gendelman, Founder and CEO of Michigan-based Company Folders, provides an overview of his company and how it was founded, as well as sharing how he is helping his seven employees in Ukraine manage through this difficult time. In addition to ensuring they know their safety and well being come first and that their jobs and income are protected, Gendelman how he is involved with efforts to get needed supplies and materials into the country through https://www.realhelpforukraine.org/. Watch Video

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FTA Hosts a Successful Event

After three years, the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) was able to host a very successful forum and exhibition. Joe Tuccitto, FTA's Director of Education, takes us behind the scenes on creating this event. Watch Video

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Advantage Color Graphics’ Tom Ling Attends His Sixth Dscoop

Tom Ling, Founder and Owner of Anaheim, Calif.’s Advantage Color Graphics, attends his sixth Dscoop and talks about the value he gets from collaborating with his peers, and learning what others have been exploring—in this year’s case, flexible packaging. Watch Video