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.
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
In this video, sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks with Jack Glacken, CEO of Philadelphia-based Today’s Graphics. Founded 46 years ago as a trade typographer doing typesetting, the company moved into color separations, then offset printing, and is now heavily involved in digital printing, largely using HP Indigo presses. Watch Video
Frank interviews type expert Allan Haley, who has spent a lifetime with letters. From Compugraphic to ITC to Monotype Imaging, he has been involved in and reported on typographic developments. As the number of typefaces grows, his job is getting bigger. Watch Video
Robert Rae, Managing Director, Sales, at GEW talks about its approach to UV curing systems for label converting. GEW specializes in the design and installation of UV LED systems including new installations and retrofitting into existing press systems. Watch Video
This week, Warren talks with Matthew Noonan of J.S. McCarthy Printers about his career change from a commercial printing sales rep to a packaging sales rep—and how he almost left the industry. When he started, he had no clients, and after nine months he is about to hit his budget with three months to go. Watch Video
In this wide-ranging interview, EFI's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Ken Hanulec, talks about RR Donnelley's acquisition of its first Nozomi, the growth in worldwide Nozomi installations, a description of the four models—two for corrugated and two for display graphics—and a look ahead at what EFI has planned for PRINTING United. Watch Video
In this video, sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks with David Bennett, President of Bennett Graphics, about his recent installation of an HP PageWide Advantage 2200 press. The 2200 is Bennett Graphics’ first production inkjet press, and was acquired to increase capacity for the company’s growing direct mail work. Watch Video
In this video, sponsored by HP, David Zwang talks with Joseph Marro, VP of Operations at Cris Ray Printing. Based in Farmingdale, N.Y. and founded more than 50 years ago by Farro’s grandfather, Cris Ray Printing is a longtime flexo-based label-printing shop. The company added its first HP Indigo press in 2006. In the past year and a half, the company has expanded into packaging. Watch Video
Brian Adam, President and Owner of Olympus Group joins Jules VanSant in this first of two Target Report Interviews. In this video they discuss how the organization went from being the leader in producing flags and mascot costumes to a multi-location, custom printing solutions company, offering a wide variety of promotional and branding projects for some of the most demanding companies in the U.S. Brian explains how their focus over the past 10+ years on expanding their presence in the trade show, event, sports, and amusement park markets has driven strategic acquisitions and geographic growth to better serve key customers. Watch Video
Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, seeing it as a portal to a world of knowledge. His model was an 1856 British book “Enquire Within Upon Everything.” Of course, Frank had to have a copy...or two. Watch Video
David Zwang talks with Jade Grace, Managing Director of Labelexpo, about Labelexpo Europe 2023, running this week in Brussels, Belgium. Though called "Labelexpo Europe," the Brussels event is the global event for the labels and packaging market, drawing attendees from 140 countries. Watch Video
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