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Creating a Connected Packaging Value Chain

Newly appointed Esko President Mattias Byström shares his observations on the opportunities that he sees in creating a connected packaging value chain, as well as early impressions of, and excitement about, his first EskoWorld. Watch Video

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Howie Fenton Talks In-Plant Trends

Howie Fenton of Howie Fenton Consulting discusses some of the early, preliminary results of the latest IPMA survey of in-plant printing departments. What are the latest technology and business trends? How are in-plants faring? What are some growing product and service areas? The survey is still open and additional in-plants are welcome to participate. Watch Video

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Design Pool Offers Interior Decor Designs and Links to Fabric Printers for Production

Kristen Dettoni, interior designer, founded Design Pool as a resource for highly curated interior textile designs as well as a way for designers to connect with fabric printers that have the capability to produce the work they need. Her goal was to make customization of interior decor more affordable and accessible. Watch Video

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Mimaki Launches Two New Products

Michael Maxwell, Senior Sales Manager for Mimaki, talks to Richard Romano at the ISA Sign Expo about the launch of their new LED UV flatbed, the JFX200-2513, which can print on media up to 98.4 inches wide by 51.1 inches long by 1.96 inches thick, and the 3DFF-222 3D printer. Watch Video

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WhatTheyThink at IPMA 2019 Conference

Richard Romano reports from the IPMA 2019 Conference - a conference focused on inplant printing operations. Watch Video

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For Frank's Eyes Only

Hoefler&Co at www.typography.com just released a new “security” font that has all black boxes for do-it-yourself document redacting. They also offer a typographic citation book so you can shame those whose type use offends you. Watch Video

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The Church of Scientology’s In-Plant Continues to Grow

Jud Posner, pressroom manager for the Church of Scientology’s in-plant, talks about the evolving capabilities of the church’s in-plant and the new products and services, such as wide-format printing and garment decorating, the in-plant has started offering to the church. Watch Video

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Ditch Your Silos for Convergence

Pat McGrew, President of McGrew Group, talks about convergence and what it means for the printing industry. Watch Video

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3D Printing: An Opportunity for Signs & Display Graphics

Hear what Massivit's new CEO Erez Zimerman has to say about the company and the opportunities it sees for 3D printing to augment signs and display graphics with "stopping power," including illuminated models. Watch Video

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Epson Teams up with Graphtec and OnyX

Matt McCausland, Product Manager for Epson America, talks about Epson's partnership with Graphtec and Onyx to release the SureColor S Series Print Cut Bundle at a competitive price for customers. Watch Video

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GMG Assists with Color Management

Eric Dalton, Director of Sales - Western Region for GMG, talks about color management specific to wide-format printing and the two kinds of software GMG offers to help users implement color management. Watch Video

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Fujifilm's Dr. Hamid Shirazi Explains the Company's Long-Time Participation in the Textile Industry

Dr. Hamid Shirazi explains how Fujifilm has participated in the textile industry for many years by providing contract manufacturing to OEMs for producing colorants and purification of those colorants. More recently, Fujifilm has launched colorants and inks for digital textile printing under its own brand. Watch Video

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Roland Wins ISA Innovation Award

Andrew Oransky, President and CEO of Roland DGA, talks about their ISA Innovation Award for their VG2 TrueVIS flagship printer, as well as the release of five other products, including a direct-to-garment T-shirt printer. Watch Video

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Why the EFI BOLT Is a Green Printer for the Textiles Industry

Paolo Torricella, Sales Segment Specialist for Digital Textile Equipment at EFI Reggiani, explains all the different elements EFI considered when designing the EFI BOLT single-pass digital textile printer in order to make the manufacturing process for the printer—as well as its use—as environmentally friendly as possible. Watch Video

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Frank Talks Type with Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw is a noted designer and design historian. For three decades, he has researched and written about the history of graphic design with a focus on typography, lettering, and calligraphy. He recently gave a talk at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass. He talks with Frank about type and type trends. Watch Video

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Kornit Digital Looks to the Future of the Textiles & Apparel Supply Chain

Ronen Samuel, CEO of Kornit Digital talks about consumer demand driving changes in the textiles and apparel supply chain and what that means for apparel and interior design. It is moving from supply and demand driven by the brands to demand and then supply, moving from 18 months lead time to one month or less. He outlines Kornit Digital's role in helping to drive this change. Watch Video

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Canon Solutions America's Océ Colorado Printer Offers Endless Solutions

John Kaufman, Senior Marketing Specialist for Canon Solutions America, takes us on a tour of the Océ Colorado wide-format printer with faster automation and an endless array of configurations for both small and wide format printing. Watch Video

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HP Launches DigitalPack to Improve and Simplify the Corrugated Work Process for Global Brands

David Murphy, Worldwide Director of Marketing and Business Development for HP PageWide Industrial Solutions, explains HP's collaboration with users of its HP PageWide corrugated solutions to form the world's first digital users group for this market segment. Called DigitalPack, the goal of this new users group is to make digital print for corrugated better, easier, and more inspirational for global brands. Watch Video

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Ricoh's New Flatbed, Latex Wide-Format Units

Dan Johansen, Marketing Manager for Ricoh USA, talks about Ricoh's new flatbed and latex wide-format printers, the technologies behind which are the culmination of many years of development. Watch Video

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Ricoh Users and Execs Interact in Denver

David Zwang talks to Heather Poulin, Director of Marketing for Ricoh USA, at Interact 2019, Ricoh’s annual user conference. The goal of the event is to get customers and Ricoh executives to “interact” with each other to find best practices that Ricoh users can take back to their shops. Watch Video