I’m here with Vince Cahill. One of my favorite people. Actually, the first person I ever videotaped for any event ever, and we did a ‘How to Tie a Bow Tie” demo, which we will do again, a redo. But first, a couple of day s ago, I passed by you, doing a new presentation on the internet of things. Can you elaborate a little bit about that and how it applies to the show.” Well, the internet has become a huge phenomenon. It is a way in which people are communicating. It is a way in which people are making things and then selling them. We are now at appoint, where Amazon is doing more business than Walmart. Retail is changing. Retail is becoming internet. But also, people are making things. People are 3D-printing. People are printing electronics and sensors and other things. And, I spoke on that here at SGIA. I also spoke on the fact that, a lot of 3D-printing has been hyped, but were moving from the hype beyond the novelty of it, beyond even the prototype and moving to actual short-run, and soon long-run production of objects. What’s also happening now is there’s a democratization of production, of makers, wherein there’s maker revolution which is joining with the internet of things. So, at this point, airlines are beginning to – When they have a part, they have to replace. When there is part on the space shuttle that has to be replaced, it’s made in place. And, this is an exciting time. It’s also a time when people are taking their designs, their scans of objects and publishing them, putting them on the internet. So, there is this great opportunity that the internet offers to a broad range of people to communicate, but also to communicate information that helps people replicate, and also helps them to create. So, that’s part of why I’m here, part of what we’ve been talking about here. I’ve been here with my colleague, Dr. Dean Taylor, who is an expert in Chemistry, who also knows about coatings and inks. And frankly, one of the most important things in this new technology, is the material that’s being deposited, whether it’s conductive ink, whether it is inks that are more robust and can do more of a job than, let’s say, just standard printing ink. So, that’s part of why we’re here.
That’s fantastic. You’re always so interesting. I’m just like, mesmerized by everything you’re saying. I’ve seen you walked in the show for quite a bit. Anything catching your eye as far as trends, areas that people should be looking into?” Well, people are pushing the limits. One of the things that I did mention was the chemistry. We’re seeing that more and more companies are doing very innovative things with chemistry. There was something that came out a few years ago, about a year to two years ago by HP, which was their latex ink, their third generation. Their third generation solved a problem. They brought in something called an optimizer that created a very receptive surface for the ink. It was essentially oppositely charged, so that when the ink descended to the surface, you instantly had a bond, a coalescion, because the charge on the pigment was different from the charge on the coating. And, that’s being printed in line, so you have a very convenient, easy and effective solution without having to coat a whole surface. It’s just coating precisely where you need to coat. Well, that’s just one example. There have been a lot of improvements in chemistry. Almost all of the chemical companies that manufacture inks are manufacturing new types of inks. We see from Sun Chemical, SunJet, and also outdoors we’re seeing UV-cure watermiscible inks. And, those inks create prints that have a lot of the feel and intensity of even offset litho inks except – They’re even more intense. They’re even brighter.
There are some popping displays in this place.” There are some wonderful popping displays. Now also, we’ll be writing an article on flexible signage, soft signage. Throughout this show, soft signage has grown greatly. It is just exploding.
Great. I’ve been referring to it as direct-to-fabric printing.” And, it is direct-to-fabric. After I leave her, I’m going to be travelling to Italy, to look at some of the developments that are going to be shown at ITMA in Milan, and I’ll be writing on those. But, the direct-to-fabric also needs finishing. And the finishing, to some extent is – There are solutions, but I’m looking for companies to come together with packages. And, I’ll be writing on this for Science and The Times and that will appear in the beginning of the year. ‘Wonderful. And, before we get to the bow tie, how can people get in touch with you?” Well, they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, that’s your website too?” www.vcesolutions.com is my website, where I constantly try to keep it updated. That can be difficult. There are reports and articles on that site that people can download. And, more coming.
Fantastic. And, you’re always an interesting guy, but now let’s get to the real thing here. Let’s talk about the bowties and then, let’s have our lesson.” Well, here’s a bow tie that actually my sister made, and her company is called Mo’s Bows ties. Mo’s Bows Ties, yes. My sister’s name is Maureen and Maureen’s nickname is Mo’s. So, Mo’s is making ties and here she has a variety of fabrics. She is just developing this, but I came to Atlanta and stayed with my sister, who lives in the Atlanta area, and she hands me these ties because she knows I like bow ties and wear bow ties. So, here I am with one of Mo’s Bows Ties.
I love it.” But, I’m going to show you, first of all, they’re so easy to carry. Here is now a foreign hand tie, a long tie, it takes up a lot of territory. This fits right in your pocket. The other thing, the reason I wear bow ties in part, is that I would go to luncheons and they would serve spaghetti, and I must confess, I’m a bit slabbing at times. And, centrifugal force in the spaghetti sauce onto my long tie and they’d be silk ties, I’d have to have them dry cleaned. They got to be an expensive proposition. However, if I get spaghetti on my shirt, I can throw it in the washing machine.
Or you can get a long tie and cover it.” Or I can get a long tie and cover it. Right. But, here with the bow tie, this is generally out of the range of fire. So, here we go. I’m going to show you. They’re easy to take off. Bingo. And, you just go like this and you’re done. Now, I just want to show you, when you put this tie on, you put it around your neck, and here, this I have an Oxford so I have to button down the collar. I won’t do that right now. You can see that. But, on one side, the one that I’m going to be wrapping around, I have slightly longer, maybe about a finger’s width. Okay. And then, you take the tie and you put the long side over, and you pull this through. Okay. And then, you might tighten that a little bit. Then, you take this side, and you’re going to take this. So, in effect create – And, this bow tie is shaped. Some are not shaped. And, you put your finger there. That’s an essential part. That’s the secret. Then, you take this side and you then come it around and you find where your finger is, and you pull the other through.
Amazing.” Now, what happens here is that the double loop is behind on one side, and the double loop is in front on the other. You tighten it up. And, how do I look?
Incredible. I can’t believe you did it without a mirror, without anything. You’ve been fantastic, as always.” Well, this is a way in which, all you’re doing really is tying a bow. It’s very similar to what you would do on a package. And, the more people who wear bow ties, the more gifts to the world there are.
This is true. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it.” Thank you Deborah.
See you soon. Hopefully.” Take care.
Good luck in Italy. Ciao.” Ciao.