Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
WhatTheyThink traveled to Seattle to visit DCG ONE to learn more about their business, how they operate, and what makes them unique. This film is the 2nd in an ongoing series of Profiles in Print.
WhatTheyThink traveled to Portland to visit Premier Press to learn more about their business, how they operate, and what makes them unique. This film is the first in an ongoing series of Profiles in Print.
Frank comments on the announcement that Xerox has withdrawn from drupa by tracing the company’s interesting history with trade shows and product introductions. Watch Video
10+ years after the initial introduction of the Landa Digital Print technology with over 40 machines installed, six installations coming up in the next three months, and right after that another dozen and more in the pipeline. In this article, sponsored by Landa, the company has found that it is more than just delivering a great press. Watch Video
Michael Marcian, General Manager at DCG ONE (Maryland) and current PRINTING United Alliance Chairman, speaks with WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels about the upcoming PRINTING United Expo in Atlanta. Watch Video
Welcome back to another exciting episode of "The Printer & The Suit." This week, we're joined by the brilliant Mark Geeves from Color Logic, a true industry expert. Dive into a riveting discussion about the transformative world of embellishments, the vital role of brand education, and why designers are more crucial than ever. If you're in the print and design realm, you won't want to miss this deep dive into the nuances and future of branding. Watch Video
In this video, sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks with Charlie Alexander, Sales Executive at Alexander’s Print Advantage. Founded in 1979, Alexander’s is a 100% digital shop that produces photobooks, wedding invitations, yearbooks, and other products for e-commerce platforms. The company has been growing about 30% a year since 2018–2019, the pandemic notwithstanding. Watch Video
Filip Weymans, Vice President at Xeikon talks with David Zwang about Xeikon's approach to using both toner and inkjet technology to build digital print devices that match the imaging technology requirements of specific print applications. Watch Video
Raspberry Creek Fabrics, located in Utah, produces custom fabrics on-demand using digital printing technologies, a sustainable approach to producing apparel fabrics. The company is also primarily using Western Hemisphere mills, and partners with some local cut-and-sew shops if customers want that service. Also new is an integration with Etsy and a booming wallpaper business. Learn more in this interview with co-founder Justin Rammell. Watch Video
Julie Shaffer talks to David Drucker, founder and CEO of the award-winning printing firm highresolution, and special guest at the latest Amplify Roadshow, an embellishment happy hour that has been touring the country and heads to the Yards Brewing Company in Philadelphia on November 9. Watch Video
In this interview, Ben Grossman of Boston-based Grossman Marketing, talks about his ninth acquisition in a decade, further expanding the company's Southeastern US footprint. He also provides an update on SwagCycle, an initiative dedicated to landfill diversion by arranging donations of unwanted, branded material to a variety of charitable organizations, including those helping with disaster relief, refugees, needy children, and more. Watch Video
Newspapers are getting smaller. The broadsheet newspaper of the past is now a fraction of its size as it went from a width of 15 inches to under 12 inches today. If this trend continues, your newspaper may soon be a newsletter. Watch Video
Mark Subers, President of Events at PRINTING United Alliance, speaks with WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels ahead of the PRINTING United Expo and gives us a great preview of what to expect. Watch Video
Lisbeth Lyons Black, Director of the Women in Print Alliance, speaks with WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels about the important work being done by the Women in Print Alliance, her role, and the ways in which the industry can support women in print. They also talk about the upcoming PRINTING United Expo and the many events taking place related to the Women in Print Alliance. Watch Video
This week, Warren talks with Andrew Parker, Director of Marketing and Marketing Sales for BR Printers. Andrew shares his perspective on the printing industry from the point of view of a young person in print. Watch Video
David Zwang talks with Robert Welford, President of Xeikon, about digital label production and Xeikon's product strategy. Watch Video
Deborah Corn speaks with WhatTheyThink about the upcoming Print Across America series of open houses and online events coming up in October. Watch Video
In this video, sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks to Chris Henderson, President of Digital Labels. Henderson and his partner founded the company in 2010 with an HP Indigo 6000 and has added capacity—predominantly more HP Indigos—in the years since. Digital Labels also does some flexible packaging. Watch Video
Frank opines on the future of the library. He sees libraries as access locations for Internet connection because the ultimate library is on the Web. People will still borrow books, but most research will be online. Watch Video
Sacha-Vittorio Paolucci, Head of Industrial Printing at Konica Minolta, provides an update on Konica Minolta's label production product strategy and the company's end-to-end workflow for label production. Watch Video
This week, Warren talks with Robert Anderson, CEO of Prisma, a 43-year-old print business based in Phoenix, with a location in Nashville. Prisma specializes in marketing supply chain management for large customers across the US, elements of which include direct mail, print-on-demand, pick-and-pack, and/or fulfillment. (Sponsored by Graphic Arts Alliance) Watch Video
Brian Adam, President and Owner of Olympus Group, joins Jules VanSant in this second of two Target Report Interviews. Brian shares that after having made a number of strategic mergers and acquisitions around the US, they are focused on scaling up and optimizing their network to better serve current and future customers. They also discuss Brian’s experience with a multitude of previous M&A transactions—sharing successes, challenges, and the value of utilizing the right advisors and support team throughout the process. Watch Video
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