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Beyond Print: Technologies for Augmenting Print Reality

Print is no longer a static, unconnected piece of paper. Whether it is using augmented reality (AR) to being a print catalog to life, a QR code to use print to launch a website or other electronic content, NFC-based InfoLnkX to offer touchless menus for restaurants, or Xanté’s Infomark to share electronic content via print, a printed document can be a seamlessly integrated part of the “Internet of Things” or a canvas on which rich media can be overlaid. The latest in WhatTheyThink’s LunchNLearn Webinar series will look at several examples of “interactive print.”

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Time August 26, 2020 1:00 PM Eastern Time US
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Textiles & Apparel in a Post-Pandemic World

The COVID-19 crisis is taking its toll on virtually all sectors of the economy, but it is fundamentally transforming textiles and apparel. Specifically, global supply chain disruptions have focused attention on reshoring textile production, and the pandemic has accelerated other trends that had been underway before the crisis, such as an increased emphasis on environmental sustainability, on-demand production, the end of “fast fashion,” and personalization.

WhatTheyThink senior editor Cary Sherburne was be joined by:

  • Debbie McKeegan, CEO of Texintel and WhatTheyThink contributor
  • Kirby Best, Founder and Chairman of OnPoint Manufacturing

This dynamic panel discussion will look at the current and emerging trends in textiles and apparel, how the COVID-19 crisis has affected the industry and accelerated some of these trends, and what the opportunities are for businesses—even print businesses—in a post-pandemic textile and apparel industry.

What you’ll learn:

  • The current state of the textile and apparel industry
  • How the COVID-19 crisis is transforming the industry
  • Opportunities in digital textile production

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Recorded July 29, 2020

Top Small Printshops in North America

Each year, Printing News invites small commercial print shop business owners to participate in our Top 100 Shops Survey, and respondents are then ranked according to their 2019 revenues. In 2019, the shops included on our Top 100 list accounted for more than half a billion dollars in revenue. For the top-ranked businesses, what was the secret to their success? And how do they plan to keep that momentum going—even in the face of this year’s COVID-19 crisis?

In this 30-minute session, WhatTheyThink Managing Editor Richard Romano will share the results of the annual Top Shops survey, talk about some of the challenges these businesses faced in 2019, what challenges they face in 2020, and where they see new business opportunities. Romano will also be joined by Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring Print, this year’s #1 small print business, who will talk about the factors that made 2019 a banner year for Firespring, as well as new and continuing initiatives the company is pursuing through 2020 and beyond.

What you’ll learn:
- Who the top small print businesses in North America are.
- The top challenges small print businesses were facing (before the current crisis).
- What top small printers see as the biggest business opportunities.
- How this year’s #1 small printer won the top spot.

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Recorded June 24, 2020

Technology Outlook: Finishing

Listen to Trish Witkowski oon the latest developments in mailing and finishing. This 30-minute LunchNLearn webinar highlights the latest technology and product announcements, and trends in mailing and finishing. Get the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.
What you’ll learn:
- New developments and trends in mailing and finishing
- New products from major industry vendors
- New features, capabilities, and applications

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Recorded May 22, 2020

Technology Outlook: Wide-Format, Signage and Apparel

Listen to Richard Romano and Cary Sherburne discuss the latest developments in Wide-Format, Display Graphics, and Apparel. This 30-minute LunchNLearn webinar highlights the latest technology and product announcements from developers of wide-format printing solutions for the display graphics, signage, and apparel markets. Get the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.
What you’ll learn:
- New developments and trends in display graphics, signage, and apparel
- New products from major industry vendors
- New features, capabilities, and applications

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Recorded May 21, 2020

Technology Outlook: Labels and Packaging

Listen to David Zwang discuss the latest developments in Labels and Packaging. This 30-minute LunchNLearn webinar highlights the latest technology and product announcements from developers of labels and packaging solutions. Get the lowdown on new features, capabilities, and applications that can give your business a competitive edge.
What you’ll learn:
New developments and trends in labels and packaging
New labels and packaging products from major industry vendors
New features, capabilities, and applications

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Recorded May 20, 2020