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Colorchrome (Atlanta, Georgia)

 

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DCG ONE (Seattle, Washington)

 

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Tharstern and eProductivity Software Discuss Their Recent Joining of Forces

In this discussion, Nick Benkovich of eProductivity Software (ePS) and Keith McMurtrie of Tharstern discuss the advantages to both companies and their customers. The plan is to maintain Tharstern as a brand and to be able to augment its capabilities with the many tools offered by ePS. Hope you enjoy this fascinating discussion! Watch Video

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Frank On Libraries

Frank notes that many academic libraries are replacing real books with digital versions. At the same time there is a movement toward book banning in some communities. What will a library look like in the future? Answer: a big building with empty shelves. Watch Video

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The Digital Embellishment Show with Special Guest Adam Stewart from Fresh Printz

Adam Stewart, Owner at Fresh Printz in Tulsa, Okla., talks to Taktiful's Kevin Abergel about his experiences starting a new 100% digital trade finishing shop with zero prior experience. Watch Video

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Zaikio’s Christian Weyer on Print Software Intercommunication

Pat McGrew talks with Christian Weyer of Zaikio, a new platform created in partnership with Heidelberg that allows all the various parts of a print business to communicate with each other. Watch Video

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DS Smith’s Tom Clarke and Mark Rust on the EFI Nozomi

DS Smith’s Tom Clarke and Mark Rust talk about their recent purchase of an EFI Nozomi, and the reasons they chose the press, which include helping their sustainability efforts in corrugated fiberboard production. Watch Video

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HP PageWide’s Nachum Korman on Hunkeler Innovationdays

David Zwang talks to Nachum Korman, General Manager of HP PageWide Industrial, about his impressions of this year’s Hunkeler Innovationdays. Watch Video

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Bronte’s Francesco Crotti on Book Production

Pat McGrew talks to Bronte’s Francesco Crotti about the recent changes and new developments in book production. Watch Video

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Sattler Premium Print’s Christian Haneke at Hunkeler Innovationdays

High Rock Strategies’ Lois Ritarossi talks to Sattler Premium Print’s Christian Haneke at the recent Hunkeler Innovationdays. Founded 40 years ago, Sattler is one of Germany's biggest printing companies, and has expanded by acquisition and new business formation to provide a broad portfolio of applications and services including leaflets, catalogs and magazines, direct mail, and logistics. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Royle Printing

This week, Warren talks with Chris Carpenter, CEO of Royle Printing. Based in Wisconsin, Royle operates primarily web offset equipment, with some sheetfed, to serve the short- to medium-run magazine and catalog printing market. The company has been growing, and Carpenter believes COVID has only made print as a medium more relevant. Sponsored by Graphic Arts Alliance. Watch Video

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Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Andrew Bailes-Collins on Smarter Workflows

Pat McGrew talks to Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Andrew Bailes-Collins about the sea changes taking place in print production workflow—and making workflow smarter—and how Ultimate is responding to those changes. Watch Video

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Xeikon’s Monika Olbricht on the Xeikon SX30000

David Zwang talks to Monika Olbricht, Global Vice President of Sales for Xeikon, about Xeikon’s SX30000, the company’s flagship digital press. Although it was introduced two years ago, Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 was the first international show at which the press was exhibited. Watch Video

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Stefan Steinle on Fujifilm’s Integrated Inkjet Solutions

David Zwang talks with Stefan Steinle of Fujifilm Integrated Inkjet Solutions Group about how Fujifilm integrates its inkjet heads and other inkjet technologies into a variety of production environments. Watch Video

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Yale Goldis on HP’s Latest Hardware and Software Introductions

Pat McGrew talks to HP’s Yale Goldis about HP’s most recent hardware and software introductions and the market forces driving new features in those products. Watch Video

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Miyakoshi’s Masahiko Kamei on the Japanese Printing Market

David Zwang talks to Masahiko Kamei of Miyakoshi about the current state of the printing industry and the market for print in Japan. Watch Video

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Canon’s Francis McMahon on “Leaving the Industry a Better Place”

David Zwang talks to Francis McMahon of Canon Solutions America about the need for printing industry veterans to “leave the industry a better place” and help prepare the next-generation of industry leaders to take over. Watch Video

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The Roots of the Printing Industry

Frank takes us on an historic journey from the Mimeograph to offset duplicators to modern inkjet printing. He tells of Thomas Edison, the Mimeograph, and A. B. Dick. The result of all this was evident at Hunkeler Innovationdays 2023 where inkjet printing dominated. Watch Video

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EFI’s Kerry Sanders on Ecommerce for Corrugated

Kerry Sanders, VP of eCommerce at EFI, talks about the Center of Excellence that helps EFI and the industry at large understand the corrugated segment. He shares the results of some recent research on ecommerce opportunities for corrugators. Watch Video

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Solimar’s Mary Ann Rowan at Hunkeler Innovationdays

David Zwang talks to Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer at Solimar Systems, at Hunkeler Innovationdays about the company’s hardware partners and how Solimar tailors its software solutions to each manufacturer’s specific press and customer requirements. Watch Video

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Andrew Bailes-Collins on Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Extensive Software Portfolio

David Zwang talks to Andrew Bailes-Collins, Head of Product Management for Ultimate TechnoGraphics, at Hunkeler Innovationdays about the company’s extensive software solutions for prepress processes such as imposition, tiling, ganging, and nesting, as well as binding automation. Watch Video

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Davy Verstaen and Tomas Van Rossom on Enfocus Software

David Zwang talks to Davy Verstaen and Tomas Van Rossom of Enfocus about the company’s flagship products PitStop and Switch and how they fit into the overall print production ecosystem. Watch Video