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Technology Outlook: Labels and Packaging

On Friday, May 13 at 1 pm ET, our third annual Technology Outlook series of Webinars continues with labels and packaging. Join WhatTheyThink contributor David Zwang as he highlights the latest technology and product announcements from manufacturers of label and packaging solutions. This session, sponsored by HP Indigo, SEI Laser, and Bobst, will detail new product announcements, as well as new features, capabilities, and applications in the label and packaging market, as well as prevailing and emerging trends.

Who should attend?

  • Commercial printers looking to see what new products and technologies are coming to market.
  • Distributors/brokers looking for new applications and partnership opportunities.

What you’ll learn:

  • New label and packaging technology developments and trends.
  • New label and packaging products from major industry vendors.
  • New features, capabilities, and applications.
  • A complete archive of—slides and audio—will be available for download following this session.

    The Technology Outlook webinars are designed to serve as a virtual platform for suppliers to the industry to get their messages out, and for producers to more easily stay up-to-date with the latest technology announcements as they plan for the future of their businesses. In preparing these Technology Outlook sessions, WhatTheyThink will be relying on some of the industry’s best known and best-connected analysts and thought leaders, who have been and will continue to be in contact with industry suppliers to ensure availability of the best and most current information on each topic area.

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    Time May 13, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time US
    On-demand Playback will be available shortly after the event.

    Technology Outlook: Finishing

    On Thursday, May 19 at 1 pm ET, our third annual Technology Outlook series of Webinars finishes up with binding and finishing. Join Trish Witkowski as she highlights the latest trends and technology and product announcements from manufacturers of binding and finishing. Sponsored by Standard Finishing, Ultimate TechnoGraphics, and Müller Martini, this session will give you the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.

    Who should attend?

    • Commercial printers looking to see what new products and technologies are coming to market.
    • Distributors/brokers looking for new applications and partnership opportunities.

    What you’ll learn:

  • New developments and trends in binding and finishing.
  • New products from major industry vendors.
  • New trends, features, capabilities, and applications.
  • A complete archive of—slides and audio—will be available for download following this session.

    The Technology Outlook webinars are designed to serve as a virtual platform for suppliers to the industry to get their messages out, and for producers to more easily stay up-to-date with the latest technology announcements as they plan for the future of their businesses. In preparing these Technology Outlook sessions, WhatTheyThink will be relying on some of the industry’s best known and best-connected analysts and thought leaders, who have been and will continue to be in contact with industry suppliers to ensure availability of the best and most current information on each topic area.

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    Time May 19, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time US
    On-demand Playback will be available shortly after the event.

    eProductivity Software Solutions

    eProductivity Software (ePS) may be a new name, but their software solutions for packaging and print have been driving the industry for more than 30 years. Join us on Tuesday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m. EDT for a special webinar, sponsored by eProductivity Software, in which we reintroduce ePS to the market. Representatives from ePS will provide an update on the company, as well as recap its extensive portfolio of software solutions for the print and packaging industry. The session will also include ePS customers who will offer real-world insights and experiences of working with ePS’s software. The session will also feature a live Q&A, allowing attendees to get answers to their own specific questions.

    What you’ll learn:

    • The current state of eProductivity Software as an independent company.
    • An overview of ePS’s software systems for the print and packaging industry.
    • Real-world user experiences from ePS customers.

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    Time June 21, 2022 1:00 PM Eastern Time US
    On-demand Playback will be available shortly after the event.

    Recent Webinars

    Technology Outlook: Wide-Format & Signage and Textiles & Apparel

    On Tuesday, May 17 at 1 pm ET, our third annual Technology Outlook series of Webinars continues with wide-format & signage and textiles & apparel. Join Richard Romano and Cary Sherburne as they highlight the latest technology and product announcements from manufacturers of wide-format printing and finishing, signage, and apparel solutions. Sponsored by Ultraflex and Zünd, this session will give you the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.

    Who should attend?

    • Commercial printers looking to see what new products and technologies are coming to market.
    • Distributors/brokers looking for new applications and partnership opportunities.

    What you’ll learn:

    • New developments and trends in wide-format printing, signage, and textiles and apparel.
    • New products from major industry vendors.
    • New trends, features, capabilities, and applications.

    A complete archive of—slides and audio—will be available for download following this session.

    The Technology Outlook webinars are designed to serve as a virtual platform for suppliers to the industry to get their messages out, and for producers to more easily stay up-to-date with the latest technology announcements as they plan for the future of their businesses. In preparing these Technology Outlook sessions, WhatTheyThink will be relying on some of the industry’s best known and best-connected analysts and thought leaders, who have been and will continue to be in contact with industry suppliers to ensure availability of the best and most current information on each topic area.

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    Recorded May 17, 2022

    Technology Outlook: Software & Workflow

    On Wednesday, May 11 at 1 pm ET, our third annual Technology Outlook series of Webinars continues with software and workflow. Join WhatTheyThink contributor Pat McGrew and Pixel Dot Consulting’s Ryan McAbee as they look at the latest trends in software and workflow—which are not the same things! Software is the collection of tools to support your workflow processes. Software, when used well, allows the business to succeed by improving efficiency, exceeding key performance metrics, and enhancing the customer experience.

    Who should attend?

    • Commercial printers looking to see what new products and technologies are coming to market.
    • Distributors/brokers looking for new applications and partnership opportunities.

    What you’ll learn:

    • How to improve customer order intake.
    • How to build the best customer journey with self-service options.
    • How to automate as much as possible

    A complete archive of—slides and audio—will be available for download following this session.

    The Technology Outook webinars are designed to serve as a virtual platform for suppliers to the industry to get their messages out, and for producers to more easily stay up-to-date with the latest technology announcements as they plan for the future of their businesses. In preparing these Technology Outlook sessions, WhatTheyThink will be relying on some of the industry’s best known and best-connected analysts and thought leaders, who have been and will continue to be in contact with industry suppliers to ensure availability of the best and most current information on each topic area.

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    Recorded May 11, 2022

    Technology Outlook: Digital Printing

    On Monday, May 9 at 1 pm ET, WhatTheyThink kicks off its third annual Technology Outlook series of Webinars with digital printing. Inkjet Insight’s Elizabeth Gooding, Mary Schilling, and Ralf Schlözer will provide an overview of the wide range of inkjet technology available and its impact on the commercial, book, direct mail, and customer communications markets. Sponsored by Canon Solutions Americas and HP PageWide, this session will take a deep dive into the different approaches used to drive print quality, media compatibility, and productivity.

    What you’ll learn about:

    • Market leading features of the newest press technology.
    • The impact of inkjet technology on market segments and print businesses.
    • Trends driving volume and profitability for printers.
    • Strategies for differentiating and streamlining your inkjet operation.

    A complete archive of—slides and audio—will be available for download following this session.

    The Technology Outlook webinars are designed to serve as a virtual platform for suppliers to the industry to get their messages out, and for producers to more easily stay up-to-date with the latest technology announcements as they plan for the future of their businesses. In preparing these Technology Outlook sessions, WhatTheyThink will be relying on some of the industry’s best known and best-connected analysts and thought leaders, who have been and will continue to be in contact with industry suppliers to ensure availability of the best and most current information on each topic area.

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    Recorded May 9, 2022

    2022 Print and Sign Franchise Review

    Cary Sherburne and Richard Romano will present the results of this year’s Annual Print & Sign Franchise Review, talk about how the franchises rebounded from the Year of COVID, and discuss what the franchises’ plans are to expand in 2022 and beyond.

    What you’ll learn:

    • The current state of the print and sign franchises—number of centers, revenue, top performing centers, etc
    • The new products, services, and other opportunities the franchise are adding or considering
    • The top challenges the franchises are facing, and how they are addressing them
    • The overall outlook for 2022 and beyond

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    Recorded April 20, 2022

    Finding the Next Generation of Employees

    Produced in partnership with the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). This webinar will discuss how we can attract younger employees into our industry, while also providing tips for print business owners on how and where to search for employees. Panelists will include students and scholarship winners who have entered the industry, as well as representative(s) from PGSF who will talk about the organizations scholarship programs, as well as the larger issues of attracting younger talent.

    The panelists will include:

    • Jeff White, Director of Development, PGSF
    • Dianne Bullas, Operations Director, PGSF

    And three recent graduates and PGSF scholars who have found positions in the printing industry:

    • Andrea Tancredi, Imagine Group
    • Jessica Kastello, Lakeside
    • Kelsey Fields, IdeaAlliance

    The panelists will share how they became interested in a career in printing, what attracted them to their current companies and positions, and what keeps them satisfied in their jobs.

    What you’ll learn:

    • Strategies for attracting younger employees into our industry.
    • The advantages of working with industry educational institutions and scholarship programs.
    • What were the experiences of students who won scholarships from associations like PGSF?

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    Recorded March 23, 2022