WhatTheyThink

Video

Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.

TODO
Print. Make. Wear. at FESPA—An Inside View

Print. Make. Wear. is one of the highlights of FESPA, creating a microfactory environment on the show floor to demonstrate to attendees that just-in-time manufacturing of textiles and apparel is not only possible but is being done today. Debbie McKeegan, Textile Evangelist for FESPA, organizes the event and explains what goes into putting it together. Watch Video

TODO
Avery Dennison Wins ISA Innovation Award

Molly Waters, Senior Technical Specialist for Avery Dennison, talks about the technology demonstrated at the ISA Sign Expo in Las Vegas, including their MPI 1405 PVC-Free film that won the ISA Innovation Award, as well as vehicle wrapping and environmental printing. Watch Video

TODO
BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo—Part 2

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, continues his discussion with David Zwang about the BOBST REVO initiative that has helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo." Watch Video

TODO
Looking Inside the EFI FabriVU 340i

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with EFI's Senior Product Manager Mike Wozny about the EFI FabriVU 340i. Applicable to both the soft signage and textile markets, the FabriVU 340i incorporates patented print and calendering in one footprint and a one-step operation. Watch Video

TODO
HP Adds Dye Sublimation to Its Portfolio

Santi Morera, General Manager and Global Head of Graphics Solutions Business for HP, discusses the company's strategy for dye sublimation in the textile market and how the new HP Stitch fits into the current HP portfolio. Watch Video

TODO
BOBST and the Rebirth of Flexo

Frederico d’Annunzio, Hybrid Program Manager for BOBST, talks to David Zwang about BOBST initiatives that have helped bring about the “rebirth of flexo.” Watch Video

TODO
The Evolution of Greek Fonts

Frank interviews Georgios from the University of West Attica in Athens who is researching the evolution of Greek fonts. He visited the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass., to inspect the drawings for Linotype Greek fonts from 1908 to the 1940s. Watch Video

TODO
Mimaki Leverages Cross-Platform Development for Faster Time-to-Market

Ronald Van Den Broek of Mimaki explains how synergies across its various business units bring new and innovative technologies to market. He uses as an example the development of the new JFX-200 EX with 17-layer printing to create "2.5D" printing for easy creation of fine art and other applications. Watch Video

TODO
swissQprint's Third-Generation Wide-Format Flatbeds

Mike Kyritsi, President of swissQprint, talks about the history of the company, which was founded in 2007 in Switzerland and came to North America in 2016.The company's wide-format printer portfolio comprises five different models of UV flatbed and hybrid units in its Nyala, Impala, and Oryx lines, with a new roll-to-roll device launching at FESPA. Watch Video

TODO
Durst Launches New P5 Ecosystem for End-to-End Workflow

Christoph Gamper, CEO of Durst, talks about the strategy behind the company's development of a complete modular workflow solution from the webshop through production, working in conjunction with its P5 printer platform. The company also added two new printer models to its P5 family of printers. Watch Video

TODO
Good Graphic Design is an Art

Anthony Hemsworth, Team Leader for My Graphic Design Team, talks with Kelley Holmes about the importance of good graphic design and what it means to the printing industry and its customers. Watch Video

TODO
The Role of Digital Printing in Packaging—and the Rebirth of Flexo

David Zwang talks to Francois Martin, Senior Communication Advisor, Bobst Group, about the role of digital printing in packaging. Although digital has the ability to optimize production, speed time to market, and offer other benefits, flexo is improving dramatically. When it comes to packaging printing, no one technology is better than another; the best-suited printing technology will be application-specific. Watch Video

TODO
Summa Adds Innovative Laser Cutter for Textiles

Wim Maes, Executive Director at Summa, talks about the company's entry into textiles to address the bottleneck created in the cutting department as textile printers gain in speed. The company acquired CadCam Technology, resulting in the development of the Summa L3214, a 3.2-meter laser cutting device that cuts while the fabric feeds across the table, enabling cutting at 800 square meters per hour. Watch Video

TODO
HP Enters the Textile Market with Stitch

Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager of the Large Format Graphics Division for HP, talks about the company's entry into the growing dye-sublimation-based textile printing market with HP Stitch. Watch Video

TODO
EFI Focused on Green Printing for Textiles

Adele Genoni, Vice President and General Manager of EFI Reggiani, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about EFI's sustainable approach to digital textile printing, from design through production and finishing, including two sustainable inks to cover virtually all fabric types. Watch Video

TODO
Frank Talks to Highcon's Christian Knapp

Frank caught up with Christian Knapp of Highcon at the recent Canadian Graphic Arts show. Highcon is a pioneer in automatic creasing and laser diecutting. Watch Video

TODO
KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager for KAO Collins talks with Kelley Holmes about the company’s vast portfolio of inkjet inks. KAO Collins works with nearly 90% of printhead manufacturers to offer specialized inks for many different digital applications and customized solutions. The company most recently launched its LUNAJET water-based inks for flexible food packaging. Watch Video

TODO
FESPA 2019 is All About Innovation

Mark Hanley of I.T. Strategies talks about the vibrant digital print market represented at FESPA 2019 in Münich, Germany. Watch Video

TODO
Xante's En/Press Gives Customers More Mailing Options

Rui Cardoso and Melizza van Gelderen take us on a tour of the Xante booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays, specifically discussing the new En/Press Digital Multi-Media Press for envelope printing. Watch Video

TODO
Engineered Printing Solutions Covers Many Substrates

Julian Joffe, President of Engineered Printing Solutions, talks about the history of the company and their ability to print on a variety of surfaces. Watch Video