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Corefact Grows Its Direct Mail Business with HP Indigo Presses

David Zwang talks to Corefact’s Christopher Burnley. Corefact was founded in 2005 as a company selling analytics software to the real estate industry. They added direct mail printing capabilities to help build the software business and then began growing the print business, specializing in variable-data printing and some transactional. The company now has locations in California and Kentucky. Watch Video

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Frank's Font of Knowledge Part 2

In this second part of Frank's interview with digital font pioneer Joe Treacy of https://treacyfaces.com, Frank and Joe talk about the current state of typefaces. With more than one million fonts and 20 programs for making digital fonts, there is no end in sight. Watch Video

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Lintec’s Glass Decoration Solutions

Lintec’s Jim Halloran talks about the company’s materials for glass decoration—which include scratch-resistant optically clear polyester films with permanent or removable adhesive. The company has substrates that are compatible with all major printing technologies. Watch Video

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Epson’s Tim Check on the New SureColor F6470H Dye-Sub Printer

Epson’s Tim Check talks about the new Pinnacle Award-winning SureColor F6470H dye-sublimation printer, the company’s first six-color 44-inch dye-sub. It offers options for fluorescent inks, orange and violet to expand the color gamut, and light cyan and light magenta for photographers and fine artists. Watch Video

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Three-Year-Old Start-Up Print-Hub Expands into Commercial Printing

David Zwang talks to Sammy Shehadeh, President of Print-Hub, a printing company founded three-and-a-half-years ago out of hospitality and real estate businesses that needed printing, had difficulty finding a printer, so decided to start a print business to serve their own needs. They soon started printing for other customers and has since acquired another print business to expand their capabilities. Watch Video

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Standard’s Bob Flinn Talks Finishing Equipment

Bob Flinn of Standard Finishing Systems talks about the binding and finishing equipment the company was demonstrating at PRINTING United, featuring units from Hunkeler and Horizon—and including a robotic arm feeding a Horizon perfect binder. Watch Video

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Talking Marketing #SexyPrint with Darren Kenning of Sugar Print

In the latest installment of our new Marketing Digital Embellishment Capabilities video series, Taktiful's Kevin Abergel talks with Darren Kenning, the President of Sugar Print, about how to best market digital embellishment capabilities to clients. Watch Video

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Canon’s Matt Poloniak Introduces the New imagePRESS V900 and V1350

At PRINTING United, Canon USA’s Matt Poloniak introduces two new units in the company’s imagePRESS V Series—the light-production imagePRESS V900 and the high-end flagship imagePRESS V1350. Watch Video

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Frank's Font of Knowledge

In this first part of two videos, Frank talks with Joe Treacy of TreacyFaces, one of the pioneers in digital fonts. He began making fonts in 1984, before PostScript and “desktop publishing.” His library now includes 500 fonts. Watch Video

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Julie Watson on Ultimate TechnoGraphics’ Workflow Automation Solutions

David Zwang talks to Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, about the post-pandemic uptick in interest in workflow automation, the factors driving that interest, and Ultimate’s portfolio of automation solutions. Watch Video

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Mark Little on Ricoh’s Customer-Centric Approach

David Zwang talks to Mark Little, Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications, for Ricoh about Mark’s new role at Ricoh as a liaison between the company and its customers, helping customers identify specific desired outcomes and what solutions would bring about those outcomes. Watch Video

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Neenah Introduces Curbside Recyclable Mailer for the eCommerce Market

Don't you hate getting all that plastic packaging when you order online, and then trying to figure out if it can be recycled, and if so how, or maybe it just gets thrown away? Neenah has an answer with its new Environment Mailer. Clearly printed on the mailer is the fact that it is 100% curbside recyclable and a patent pending coating repels water and adds strength. Ideal for all kinds of soft goods. Kristen Duncan and Jennifer Dietz of Neenah share the full story, including future plans to expand the product line and options even further. Watch Video

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FESPA Update with Neil Felton

CEO Neil Felton talks about FESPA and what the federation offers the graphic arts community, and highlights some upcoming events, including FESPA Global Print Expo, to be held to Münich in May 2023. Watch Video

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Robert Stabler on Koenig & Bauer and Durst’s Joint Venture into Corrugated Printing

At PRINTING United, David Zwang talks to Robert Stabler, managing director of Koenig & Bauer Durst about the joint venture between Koenig & Bauer and Durst to build single-pass inkjet presses for the corrugated printing market. Watch Video

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Frank Reads the Classifieds

Frank found a 1975 article about the New York Times’ first entry into cold type (aka photocomposition). They initially used an MGD MetroSet CRT phototypesetter to set the classified section (what used to take three days was cut to 20 minutes). John Werner, then Director of Prepress Operations, was in charge of that transition and is quoted in the article. Watch Video

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Vanguard’s Award-Winning Wide-Format Printers in Display at PRINTING United

Vanguard Digital Printing Systems’ Jim Peterson talks about the wide-format printing equipment the company was demonstrating at last week’s PRINTING United expo, including five Pinnacle Award-winning flatbed and rollfed units. Watch Video

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Hybrid Software Group at PRINTING United

David Zwang talks to Hybrid Software Group CEO Mike Rottenborn about the evolution and growth of the company. Hybrid Software Group is one company with six operating businesses—Hybrid Software, Global Graphics, ColorLogic GmbH, iC3D, Xitron, and Meteor Inkjet—which serve predominantly, but not exclusively, packaging end users and OEMs. Watch Video

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DALIM Software at PRINTING United

DALIM Software’s Aristide Zouheir-Kuhnle talks about DALIM’s software solutions on display at last week’s PRINTING United Expo. Watch Video

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Meyers CRO Talks About Marketing Digital Embellishments

In the latest installment of our new Marketing Digital Embellishment Capabilities video series, Taktiful's Kevin Abergel talks with Michael Dillon, the new Chief Revenue Office at Meyers, about how he markets digital embellishments to his clientele. Watch Video

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Frank Toots His Horn (Books)

Frank shows his latest acquisition: an 1896 "History of the Horn Book." Horn books date back to the 1500s and were used to teach the alphabet. They were very common during the American Colonial period. Watch Video