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Colorchrome (Atlanta, Georgia)

 

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DCG ONE (Seattle, Washington)

 

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The Road to drupa: PGCA

The PGCA is a collaborative effort between the PIA Alliance and the Graphic Arts Association, representing the print and graphic communications industry in the New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania areas. The mission of PGCA is to help printing businesses become and stay profitable, offering services such as lobbying, environmental health and safety work, training, and HR support. PGCA has organized trips to drupa in the past, providing group appointments with vendors and facilitating networking opportunities.The trip to drupa aims to foster community interaction and collaboration among competitors in the printing industry. The attendees of the trip to drupa are a mix of veterans and first-timers, providing a learning experience for all. Watch Video

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Gelato Introduces GelatoConnect, Optimizing Production Efficiency for Local Production

Gelato, a global platform for local on-demand production, is announcing the next level of integration for its platform, which has producers located in 32 countries around the globe, offering a seamless connection between creatives and producers, all the way through shipping and logistics. CEO Henrik Muller-Hansen explains how Gelato Connect works and the value proposition for all stakeholders. Watch Video

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Road to drupa: HP Indigo Continues Breaking Boundaries Between Digital and Offset

In anticipation of drupa, HP Indigo has announced new and upgraded products that focus on productivity, uptime, reliability, and cost of operation. David Zwang talks to Keren Yakolev, Head of Product and Strategy for HP Indigo. Watch Video

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Frank Gets Tested

Frank comments on the move of the SATs to electronic form. High school students will now take this test paperless and pencil-less. The SATs have been around since 1926 and are used for college admissions although some colleges no longer require them. Watch Video

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The Road to drupa: Pat McGrew Identifies Automation as the Hot Topic

Pat McGrew joins us on The Road to drupa with insight on why workflow automation is well positioned to take center stage at Düsseldorf. Watch Video

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PCMC to Host Two Exciting Open House Events in Packaging Innovation Center

Smithers Analyst and Consultant Sean Smyth talks to Windell Mcgill of PCMC about two recent open houses they'll be hosting in their Packaging Innovation Center in Green Bay, Wis. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Talks New AI Technology with Zak Kidd of AskHuman

AskHumans is an GPT powered platform to help businesses gain valuable insights from customer feedback. They facilitate scaled, personalized conversations, enabling organizations to easily send conversational prompts, analyze sentiment, and send custom responses. Their tools make it simple to engage in authentic customer interactions, improve product and service offerings, and drive continuous business growth. Watch Video

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The Digitalization of Koenig & Bauer

Koenig & Bauer has been a leader in the development of print and packaging equipment and solutions since 1817. In this video, sponsored by Koenig & Bauer, David Zwang talks with Sandra Wagner, VP Digitalization, about how they have always focused on optimizing their products, and are developing solutions that can optimize their customer base as well. Watch Video

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Müller Martini Aligning with the Future

Müller Martini has been slowly building their portfolio through development and acquisition. In this video, sponsored by Müller Martini, David Zwang talks with President CEO Andy Fetherman about how they have created a comprehensive process infrastructure that brings all of that equipment together to support the industry's need for automation. Watch Video

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The Road to drupa: Cary Sherburne Highlights the Opportunity

Cary Sherburne shares her perspective of why attending the drupa trade fair in late May/early June is so important—and what to look out for. Watch Video

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The Printer and The Suit: Chris Hogge of Harris & Bruno

Gear up for a fun episode of The Printer & The Suit, where Warren and Kevin sit down with Chris Hogge, the Director of Sales & Business Development from Harris & Bruno International. With a legacy spanning over 15 years, Chris delves into the evolution of printing technologies and Harris & Bruno's role in pioneering inline and offline coating solutions for an evolving market. Watch Video

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Frank Fontificates

Frank quotes a NY Times article about Microsoft’s new default font called Aptos, which sends Frank down a rabbit hole involving the beginning of PostScript type and the Arial/Helvetica situation. Watch Video

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Textiles Expert Debbie McKeegan Discusses Personalize/Make/Wear Event at FESPA

In several previous iterations of FESPA, Debbie McKeegan coordinated a Print/Make/Wear event to demonstrate the value of digital textile printing. This year, the event has been renamed Personalize/Make/Wear and will consist of two Smart Factory workflows: direct to garment and direct to fabric. She discusses how the event will work and the partners she is working with. Watch Video

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David Zwang On the Road to drupa

David Zwang joins us on the road to drupa with insight for both first-time attendees and trade show veterans. This is an event you do not want to miss! Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Mark Bernstein of Scentisphere

This week, Warren talks with Mark Bernstein, President of Scentisphere. Scentisphere was founded in 2002 with a mission to produce and deliver economical scent sampling products and scent marketing solutions for markets with leaner budgets and broader distribution than traditional department store brands. Watch Video

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WhatTheyThink's Nick Gawreluk and Eric Vessels Preview Road to drupa Video Series

WhatTheyThink's Nick Gawreluk and Eric Vessels join forces to preview an exciting video series that will build up to drupa and feature several thought leaders, analysts, subject matter experts, printers, exhibitors, all who will talk about what to expect at the drupa trade fair in late May/early June. Watch Video

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Frank's Season in Hell

Frank is sitting at a gigantic Hell color scanner from the 1960s. It primarily scanned color slides and chromes. As photography went digital, flatbed scanners became smaller and smaller and were eventually integrated into digital printers. Watch Video

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Filip Buyse Explains the Value Proposition of Seeking Professional Help in M&A

After working outside the industry for some time, Filip Buyse is back as Managing Director of Venture 10, an M&A company focused on the printing and packaging industries. In this interview, he talks about how his company helps both buyers and sellers reach agreement that enables them to close the deal. He also talks about what companies should be doing to prepare to sell. Watch Video

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Flongging Frank

Frank discusses one of the enabling technologies of the printing industry: stereotyping. It gave us faster reprints of books and allowed presses to print at high speeds from rolls of paper. Stereotype molds were called flongs. The modern print enabler is PDF. Watch Video

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Unveiling the Future of Print Embellishments with Jeff Peterson

Join us in this exhilarating episode of the Digital Embellishment Show as Kevin Abergel, our passionate host, sits down with Jeff Peterson, the Executive Director of the Foil and Specialty Effects Association (FSEA). Dive deep into the world of print embellishments as Jeff shares invaluable insights about the FSEA's mission, the burgeoning trends in digital and traditional embellishments, and the significant impact these processes have on the printing industry. Watch Video

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