Interviews with Industry Executives, Commentary & Analysis from WhatTheyThink Contributors and other video features.
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.
In this video, sponsored by Plan Prophet, Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee talk with Plan Prophet’s Lemay Sanchez about the company’s growth, feedback from customers, the latest additions and enhancements to the platform, and the company’s annual Champion Summit users event. Watch Video
This week, watch part 2 of Warren’s two-part interview with Graphic Arts Advisors Executive Director, Special Situations, John Hyde. They have a long and honest conversation about current economic conditions, the forces underlying them, recession fears, and what 2023 could mean for print business owners. Watch Video
EFI and Fiery have been one company under Siris Capital for a while now, and the time has come to let each of them grow to their individual potential. David Zwang talks to Jeff Jacobson, former CEO of EFI and now the Executive Chairman of both companies, about how he will help support the new growth. Watch Video
At last week’s ePS Connect, HP’s Bob Raus discusses how automation and integration have become top-of-mind issues for HP and its customers. Watch Video
Frank looks into the past of predicting the future. As the Internet began to grow and usurp printed products in 2000, a number of studies were undertaken to understand future impacts. There is no doubt that the Internet has had as profound effect on printing as printing had on human communication. Watch Video
This week, in part 1 of a two-part interview, Warren talks with Graphic Arts Advisors Executive Director, Special Situations, John Hyde. They have a long and honest conversation about current economic conditions, the forces underlying them, recession fears, and what 2023 could mean for print business owners. Watch Video
Andrea Bautil is a Millennial, a practicing architect currently working in the Dominican Republic, while Emma Vessels, GenZ, is finishing her degree at Kent State University in Fashion Merchandising. In this wide-ranging discussion, we hear directly from outstanding members of these two demographic cohorts on their thoughts about fashion and home decor, sustainability, and the impact their generations can have on the future of our planet. Watch Video
eProductivity Software Executive Chairman Marc Olin and WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels preview the upcoming CONNECT event at The Wynn in Las Vegas. They discuss the history and evolution of CONNECT and talk about what people can expect this year as it enters a new phase under the control of eProductivity Software. Watch Video
Aleks Zlatic, General Manager of the Packaging Division for eProductivity Software, talks to Eric Vessels about the upcoming ePS CONNECT event at The Wynn in Las Vegas. Aleks talks about the packaging-specific sessions as well as key partners, associations, and customers who will be in attendance. Watch Video
Frank rants about the high prices of textbooks. Barnes & Noble built bookstores on or near college campuses in order to get the textbook business. Amazon also entered the market with e-versions as well as print versions. College kids pay the price. Watch Video
Charlotte Tueckmantel, VP/GM Global E-commerce & Enterprise Print, gives a preview of the upcoming eProductivity Software CONNECT event. Charlotte talks to WhatTheyThink's Eric Vessels about what to expect in Las Vegas at The Wynn as CONNECT enters a new phase under the auspices of ePS. Watch Video
In the latest installment of "What's Up? with WhatTheyThink", Eric Vessels talks to Nick Benkovich of eProductivity Software about the upcoming ePS CONNECT User Conference and Industry Event. Nick and Eric discuss the move from an EFI event to a software-focused event with new partners, exciting sessions, and industry keynotes. Watch Video
This week, Warren talks to Jeff Karnoff of Kompac about how a 24-year-old who never knew what printing was before working in it, got into it and grew to love it. Thing is, he is not a printer, but works on the OEM side. Kompac is a seller of UV and aqueous coating equipment. Watch Video
Graphco’s Chris Manley and Gary Greis talk about and demonstrate some highlights of Graphco’s growing portfolio of graphic arts vendors, equipment, and consumables including RMGT presses, Horizon and Foliant finishing equipment, and Kodak plates, CTP systems, and digital and inkjet solutions. Watch Video
David Zwang talks with Clyde Tillman of Lithec about the company’s 25-year-history in developing color control systems primarily for packaging systems. Six years ago, Lithec introduced LithoFlash, an in-press color control system for offset presses. Watch Video
Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee talk to the team from First Line Software about the services the company provides for print businesses. First Line Software is a provider of software and digital transformation services that fine-tune personalization and create connectivity between disparate print systems. Watch Video
Margo Yohner, SVP of Growth RRD Commercial and Digital Print, shares insights that RR Donnelley gained from its most recent survey with marketers and introduces a new term for us: Optichannel. She explains how this is different from omnichannel or multichannel and can be more effective. She also shares specific data from the report indicating marketers' intent to devote more of their budget in 2023 to print, including direct mail, brochures, signage, etc. Watch Video
Belle Da Costa Green was the librarian for J. Pierpoint Morgan, the richest man in the world. He hired her in 1904 to help him build one of the greatest libraries in the world. She became its first director in 1924. She was one of the first women to succeed in a male-dominated world. The book “Personal Librarian” by Heather Terrell and Victoria Christopher Murray, tells the story. Watch Video
Gen Zer Eunice Jung is passionate about sustainability, and that passion really comes out in this interview, where she explains what is behind FutureCardVisa and how it can help consumers become more aware of their shopping habits, give more consideration to end-of-life for things they buy, and especially in fashion, using rental or resale to extend the life of garments with less ending up in the landfill. Watch Video
This week, Warren talks to Jim Tomblinson, VP Operations at Modern Litho, about how the company leverages both technology and people to link its five Missouri plants. The company has offset and digital equipment, wide-format, and other print capabilities. Sponsored by Graphic Arts Alliance. Watch Video
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