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Kirk-Rudy Launches the Memjet-Powered FireJet 4C

Kirk-Rudy’s Bob Mills showcases the new FireJet 4C, a Memjet-powered four-color inkjet printing system that can print at 1600 x 1600 dpi at speeds up to 150 feet per minute. It uses pigment aqueous ink and is designed to cost-effectively print envelopes, bags, packages, napkins, and other items. Watch Video

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Mutoh’s Next-Gen Eco-Solvent Printers

Miguel Gonzalez, Director of Sales, talks about Mutoh's new eco-solvent printers which launched in September. The new machines have been redesigned from previous generations and now offer bulk ink delivery as standard feature. Watch Video

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Hunkeler's New Flexible Stacker

Hunkeler’s Hans Gut talks about the products the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including the Red Hot Technology Award-winning Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker, which is designed to cut and stack a wide variety of print products. Watch Video

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Graphco: “The Unfair Advantage”

Graphco’s Chris Manley talks about the technologies the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including its chemical embossing system for RMGT offset presses, Foliant laminating, and GEW LED UV technology. Watch Video

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Elegy for a Trade Show

Frank celebrates the life of PRINT, a show that had been a major part of his life for the past 51 years, and summarizes the print milestones that made their debut at McCormick Place over the years. Watch Video

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Customer Communications at PRINT 19

Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends’ Pat McGrew and Marc Mascara discuss customer communications software and solutions on display at last week’s PRINT 19, and how they relate to trends that Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends has been tracking. Watch Video

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Xanté launches their new full color specialty printing solution based on HP FI-1000

Mark Priede of Xante previews the new full-color specialty printing solution based on the HP FI-1000, which prints 170+ envelopes a minute and uses Xanté’s iQueue software, and discusses the benefits of partnering with HP. Watch Video

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HP SPS OEMs launch wide format, full color solutions for mail and specialty printing applications

Paul Barton from HP Specialty Printing Systems (SPS) talks about the SPS division and how it allows OEMs to leverage HP’s engineering and manufacturing scale to bring products to market. At PRINT 19, HP SPS introduced the Fixed Imager (FI) 1000, a print engine that allows boxes, bags, corrugated, and cardboard to be printed at the desktop level. Watch Video

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Printware announces their new full color mail solution based on HP FI-1000

Printware’s Tim Murphy talks about a new entry in the company’s iJetColor line of benchtop and industrial inkjet printing systems: the iJetColor Pro, a light industrial press based on the FI-1000 printhead technology from HP SPS, allowing customers to create short-run, personalized packaging. Watch Video

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Standard Finishing's Red Hot Technologies

Paul Steinke of Standard Finishing Systems showcases two Red Hot Technology Award-winning products Standard was demonstrating at last week’s PRINT 19: the Horizon VAC-L600H Air-Suction Collator and the Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker. Watch Video

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AVT's Complete Inspection Workflow

Jaron Lotan, President of AVT, talks to David Zwang about how the company began 25 years ago as an inspection company and has evolved more powerful solutions around inspection technologies—high-quality cameras and sophisticated algorithms, as well as the entire workflow to support them. Watch Video

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Business Cards and Shoe Leather—Larry Vaughn Talks About His Memoir

Larry Vaughn of Thomas Printworks talks about his memoir “Business Cards and Shoe Leather: How Dyslexia Helped Me Found One of the World's Premier Business Cooperatives.” The book, published earlier this year, comprises stories culled from Larry’s 40+ years in the printing industry. Watch Video

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Koenig & Bauer Expands Into Corrugated

Kelley Holmes talks to Mark Hischar of Koenig & Bauer about the company’s expansion into virtually every printing technology and application, from commercial to all kinds of packaging—especially new forays into corrugated. Watch Video

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Brand Print Americas to Launch in 2020

Thayer Long, President of APTech, talks to Kelley Holmes about APTech’s recent partnership with Tarsus and offers a preview of 2020’s inaugural Brand Print Americas, an event designed to offer business and brand owners the full range of print options when taking their product or services into the marketplace. Watch Video

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Frank Talks to Daniel Dejan at PRINT 19

Frank talks to the extremely famous Daniel Dejan of Sappi at PRINT 19 about his travels, educating people about design, graphics, print, and a new haptics book he and Sappi are launching. They also discuss the challenges of designing for variable-data printing. Watch Video

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Color Learning Materials at a Black-and-White Price Point

Chuck Werninger, Senior Manager of IT Administrative Services at Houston Independent School District, talks about his adoption of a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 inkjet press to improve the quality of educational materials for Houston ISD students. Watch Video

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Sun Solutions Quickly Gets Up to Speed on Inkjet

Bridget Fisher of Sun Solutions in Columbia, S.C., talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's inkjet journey. As a general commercial printer, Sun Solutions had been looking for a cut-sheet inkjet solution, and several months ago installed a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300. They were surprised by the kinds of applications they have been able to transition from offset to inkjet. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Says, “Be a Statistic!”

Print evangelist Warren Werbitt joins the WhatTheyThink team for a new regular video series. In this debut installment, Warren looks at the “Trade Show Wars”—PRINT vs. PRINTING United. Any printer who loves print and is proud to be in the industry should attend a trade show—it’s the best way to learn from your peers. In future installments, Warren will answer your questions! Watch Video

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Reduce Manual Tasks with AVT's Automation Solutions

Ornit Gluzman, Product Manager for Workflow Automation Color Products at AVT, talks to David Zwang at Labelexpo about AVT’s automation software—specifically, the ability to automatically set up jobs for inspection prior to printing. Watch Video

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Intellus’ Inkjet Journey

Kelley Holmes talks to MJ Ortiz of Intellus, an omnichannel marketing company that has been growing rapidly over the past three years. When a flagship direct mail customer wanted to make the move to digital, Intellus acquired a Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 and transitioned them from offset to production inkjet. Watch Video