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Voice of the Customer: Walker 360’s Taylor Blackwell on the Journey from Offset to Inkjet

In this video sponsored by Screen, Lois Ritarossi talks with Taylor Blackwell of Walker 360 about the company’s journey as it transitioned from offset to continuous-feed production inkjet, finding some of the biggest challenges in finishing. Watch Video

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Frank's Comic

Frank talks about typeface jokes. Before there was Comic Sans, there was Souvenir, a typeface that Frank ridiculed for years. All of his Souvenir jokes are in “Types Best Remembered/Types Best Forgotten” (1993) by British typographer Robert Norton. Norton was the typographic advisor to Microsoft. Watch Video

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Mimaki Offers an Integrated Direct to Film Printing Solution

Direct to Film printing is gaining steam and Mimaki has joined the fray. Victoria Harris, Senior Textile Segment Specialist, explains how the system works. Unlike many others in the market, it is a full end-to-end integrated system that provides a faster cycle time and prevents some of the issues print providers have had with multi-phase disconnected systems, including containment of the adhesive powder used in direct to film printing. She also discussed when to use direct to film versus direct to garment solutions. Watch Video

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WhatTheyDrink with Eric Vessels and Mark Subers

WhatTheyThink’s Eric Vessels and PRINTING United Alliance’s Mark Subers toast the final day of PRINTING United in Atlanta. Watch Video

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Catching Up With eProductivity Software's Charlotte Tueckmantel

Charlotte Tueckmantel, GM/VP, Web to Print and Value Added Products at eProductivity Software, speaks with WhatTheyThink's Nick Gawreluk about their brand transition and gives an overall update on the business at PRINTING United Expo. Watch Video

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to Printer with Salem One's Phil Kelley

This week, Warren talks with Phil Kelley, President of Salem One, about the company’s experiences taking on equity partners for the first time. (Sponsored by Graphic Arts Alliance) Watch Video

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Is Artificial Intelligence Relevant to a Printing Company?

In this interview, eProductivity Software VP of Product Management Nick Benkovich answers this question and more. If you think AI is not relevant to your business, or even if you do, you should listen to this discussion. Like many things in our past, it's not a fad, although still emerging, and whether or not a printing company takes advantage of its capabilities, it behooves owners and managers to stay current with its evolution, and especially insight from industry thought leaders like Benkovich! Watch Video

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WhatTheyThink and Cal Poly Team Up to Plan a Meaningful Visit to drupa 2024 for Cal Poly Graphic Communication Students

Colleen Twomey, Professor and Graphic Communication Department Chair, Cal Poly, provides some background on the graphic communication program, how it has evolved over the years, and also talks about the WhatTheyThink/Cal Poly project to send six students to drupa 2024, giving them the opportunity to work in a publishing environment and also experience the world's largest printing trade show. Watch Video

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PicoNext Survey Highlights Consumer Distrust of Brand Sustainability Claims

PicoNext, a sustainability and customer engagement platform helping brands develop Digital Product Passports, recently conducted a survey of 1,000 consumers in the U.S. and Europe to gain feedback on brand sustainability. In this interview, Founder Dave Dickson explains what a Digital Product Passport is, how they are developed and used, and also summarizes the results of the company's consumer survey. Watch Video

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Nick Bruno Addresses the Rumors About Entering the Digital Embellishment Arena

In this exciting episode of "The Digital Embellishment Show," Kevin Abergel's special guest is Nick Bruno, CEO of Harris & Bruno International. Nick addresses the swirling rumors about their latest development in digital embellishment technology, when we can expect to see their new machine, and what makes it so different from the competition. Watch Video

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Frank's Little Piggie

Frank describes a 1919 book called “Piggie,” which was the first book typeset with a typewriter. Appleton Publishing was dealing with a typesetters’ strike and used a Hammond typewriter with proportional spacing. Watch Video

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Mimaki's Neo-Chromato Process Enables De-Inking of Dye-Sublimated Textiles

One of the huge sustainability issues facing the textiles and apparel industry is the amount of post-consumer waste, much of which ends up in landfills. Mimaki is working to address this with a pilot project. Its Neo-Chromato Process removes inks from dye-sublimated fabric, resulting in a "clean" fabric that can be reprinted. Mimaki's Victoria Harris explains. Watch Video

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Kongsberg: A New Life, New Platform, and New Opportunities

Kongsberg has always been the company that set the bar on precision cutting systems. With a new platform and the acquisition of Multicam, they have an exciting future! David Zwang talks to CEO Stuart Fox. Watch Video

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Booth Tour: The Durst P5 350/HS at PRINTING United

In this video sponsored by Durst, Larry D’Amico spotlights the Durst P5 350/HS hybrid wide-format printer, shown for the first time in North America at PRINTING United. Watch Video

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Booth Tour: Graphco’s New CNC Routing and Cutting Plotter at PRINTING United

In this video sponsored by Graphco, Chris Manley spotlights the North American launch of the SD-Italy Augusta F150R Pro hybrid CNC routing and cutting machine. Watch Video

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Product Spotlight: A Case Study in Color Management

In this video sponsored by GMG Color, Jodie Steen, President of Spectraflow East, Shares a case study of end-to-end color management using GMG Color tools. Watch Video

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The Printer and the Suit with Brian Ruiz from Visual Edge IT

Welcome to the latest episode of The Printer and The Suit. In this insightful episode, Kevin Abergel and Warren Werbitt are joined by Brian Ruiz from Visual Edge IT, an expert in the world of digital printing technology. Brian shares his journey and experiences at Visual Edge IT, describes the difference between buying from an OEM and from a dealer, and provides valuable insights for businesses looking to integrate advanced printing solutions. Watch Video

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Fujifilm Expands Footprint to North America and Beyond

Fujifilm is a well-known brand around the globe, but their presence in NA has been limited as a result of their former relationship with Xerox. Things are changing, and to see how they are expanding their footprint to a welcoming market, David Zwang talks with Fujifilm's Scott Mackie. Watch Video

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Unlocking Hollywood Print Magic: Leiman Chan of Nonstop Printing

Welcome to another captivating episode of the Digital Embellishment Show! In this episode, Taktiful's Kevin Abergel talks to Leiman Chan, the visionary behind Nonstop Printing in the heart of Hollywood. Dive into the world of innovative printing as Leiman shares his insights and experiences in pushing the boundaries of digital embellishment. Watch Video

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Frank Remembers the Future

Frank fires up his Waiback Machine. He looks both back and forward in time to discuss how we predict the future of print. He looks at the evolution of technology and its effect on print volumes. Watch Video

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