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Canon is, for good reasons, a frequent guest at Print Sample TV. Our beloved host, Pat McGrew, is thrilled about the do-it-your-self Canon Pro Stream 1800 kit that gives you an impression of the technology Canon sells. However, more importantly, she is impressed with the print samples delivered - so ladies and gentlemen - it's time to watch again!
If you play your cards right, you can become a winner—no question about that. If you in Vegas, it's about money, but the cards that Print Sample TV host Pat McGrew show off, there are only winners. Use the deck of cards to show the go's and the no-go's and have a bit of fun while doing it. Watch this!
We love Art - and in this Print Sample TV edition, the featured print sample shows off! This is a Jazz festival poster that has been done with the utmost care for decades. DMR Graphics are producing it, and it's not a standard CMYK job, but something that requires skills out of the extraordinary - watch the sample, learn from Pat McGrew, and as always, use print samples in the promotion of your company!
Amazing to see the print samples from Kodak. In this Print Sample TV episode, your host Pat McGrew shows print samples printed on various substrates, even plastic materials. Kodak offers both print heads to be installed in a hybrid setup with offset and presses to deliver stunning results. In this Print Sample TV episode, you will see it all.
We all get these tiny inlay pieces in pharmaceutical packs - but who produces them - and is this at all an interesting market? Well, in this Print Sample TV edition with Pat McGrew, you will get insights from her presenting a brilliant print sample produced by Mercantile Press. We will, of course, sharpen our eyes, buy new glasses, and dig into the small print possible presented in this excellent Print Sample TV edition!
Our beloved host, Pat McGrew, for sure loves dogs, and so do millions of other people. The pet market is one of the fastest-growing markets, and who should have thought that "dogalized" (personalized but with dogs instead!) packaging could be the next big thing - but in this Print Sample TV episode, Pat McGrew will show you. Be surprised!
Print Sample TV is about - well print samples - but in this episode, Pat McGrew showcases the MONDI Color Copy sample book and explains why Mondi as a paper vendor is successful in the inkjet print space. The samples show the paper types and give you examples of print, embossing, and other enhancements in a handy format. As Pat McGrew explains, this is the collection that every production manager should have in his large pockets!
Postcards, postcards, postcards. Easy and effective print marketing. Print Sample TV host Pat McGrew explains why postcards are so important and so easy to use in your communication, whether it's politics, commercials, or even - well, pretty much everything. Love it!
The Screen L350UV label printer is an amazing piece of hardware, and in this Print Sample TV edition, Pat McGrew shows the samples from the machine. Pat McGrew emphasis that the red colors that apparently are difficult with inkjet stand out brilliantly. Red is dangerous, but with the L350UV, we are unsure whether it's dangerous or just makes a lot of sense! Judge for yourself!
Pat McGrew is impressed with the print samples delivered by Ricoh. They make it easy, but more importantly, they show cool samples from what their technology can deliver—folders, postcards, and of course, a piece that reminds us of Hunkeler Innovationdays Lucerne. Great to see how vendors invest in hopefully valuable samples that support your business - but hey, you should really consider doing your own print samples and use these to market your services to your customers!
Belgium based Symeta is frequently featured on Print Sample TV, and in this episode, Pat McGrew shows examples of their great innovation. Personalized table cloth - or even more exciting, what about personalized kids summer camp magazines or Symeta's personalized newspaper. Limitless opportunities, but always driven by your organization. Find inspiration on Print Sample TV, but develop original content that will drive your sales! Watch it now!
I had dinner with my family. And in fact, we ordered a home delivery. One lesson is 'nothing is as constant as change'. This is the MASTERCUT 106 PER. And the MASTERCUT is special for two reasons. It can put more than 50 million sheets on the floor in a year. Then it is equipped with functions to liberate the operator from manual work. It has a very high degree of automation. But in the end, it's all about quality, cost and time. I think the best strategy is to establish your own future yourself. So, it links the tool with the die-cutting machine. And you can see in this picture there's a little front of the tool. There's a very little RFID chip. The tool can be linked directly to the correct recipient. So that the operator does not need to look into the many thousand recipients which might be existing on a die-cutter machine. Or the good one. Quality is not negotiable. So, the question is how to ensure that the right quality comes out of a particular machine. The ACCUCHECK is not only able to check the text, or the color, or the completeness of the print. But it is also able to quality control and embossing or de-bossing. And metallized surface. DIT means Digital Inspection Table. It also takes the original layout, and it produces with projectors a digital image on the table surface. I took it because we are also working on new digital-cutting solutions. So that I can introduce some digital BOBST laser cutter. The Swiss Chalet is a restaurant. And coming back to our food delivery, which we talked about in the beginning. How to get out of the pandemic is also the outlook. We will be all ready to go back to our famous restaurant. And have a beer together and enjoy it together.
My father, who was a church minister. He would use, I guess, a Techni Duplicator to publicize his rallies and meetings. And try to bring people to Jesus. All this blessed thing, he would say. It's been the first time I ever saw print happening. There was the smell of the ink. Things took a long time. And sometimes it was not just budget. It was like you wanted to do something now. You could have 30 or 50, 100 within half an hour. Somebody comes up with a bright idea. And when you look at the background to it, you find out: Actually, that's how things used to be. But just framed in a different story. By 1977, this was me. Handsetting type. Out by the poster machines this was. You've got a very tight set of constraints to be able to design something. You know, putting text on a curve is like: Whoa! I'm one of those sort of sub creative people that knows when they look at something, if it's right or not. A lot of the terms we use today go back to letterpress composing. So, leading between lines was a physical piece of lead. When two characters are one like ‘fi’ and ‘ffi’. We call it a ligature. This is a Wharfedale. The one I operated was called an Elliott. But it was all out of the same factory in Otley. It was a double Demy press. That was the biggest sheet it would take. And I would hand feed this press. And hand ink it. On my training, I was told: Never walk around the back of this machine. The last person that did that when it was running, lost their leg. It was taken at our Advanced Print Technology Center in Brussels. Where I haven't been in fourteen months. And I've been here in this room with the exception of one trip. I have this picture on my desktop. And on another screen, I have a picture of that old press. I can see the journey I took. And this process has been my life now for around four years. We're reaching the speed. An offset B2 press. It's bringing together a whole team of people. To achieve what we've done. But at the moment we're being quiet about it.
One of my favorite books brings to life the time when Johannes Gutenberg was alive. And what he accomplished and what he did. This was a real, true revolutionary time. Sort of like we're living through now. Which started, of course, back in the year 2000 with the dot-com bubble. So this is the Gutenberg Bible. And it - sorry, it's not a Gutenberg Bible. Gutenberg has been a big part of Markzware. Gutenberg would have probably used FlightCheck. Because quality control was obviously a big issue. Even back then. People don't realize who really Tesla is, I don't think still. To be able to reproduce those and get them in the hands with democratized content. To get into the hands of the average layman. The historical side having a Bible that's from 1800. Where you can see how they printed, how they hand wove and bound it together. It's amazing. And then another side is just like - I still to this day, if I open it up and I look deep in the in the crease I can find like a hair. I found like a sewing pin from, you know, who knows, 1800-something, you know. So my passion for all this stuff, for print is just that it's amazing to be able to pick up a book and read what someone wrote. And they can spread that to thousands of people just with the press of a button nowadays in the Internet, you know. So FlightCheck is our flagship product. This is a product that Patrick Marchese and Ronald Crandall got a US patent on. It was an immediate hit because back then, you know, there was no PDF. We're redeveloping FlightCheck. And if you like the beta test, the new version, please send email to email@example.com. Without video, who knows where we would have been. biteable.com did a survey. And sixty percent of business owners now use video. Video is an easy way to get to digest information. The YouTube network is huge. And if you can get in there, it's just amazing. How to embed an Illustrator file in InDesign. Or how to fix a PDF. Or how to recover my corrupted design file. YouTube in general, it's just been amazing to help people.
This was a project I did with Twintag. That uses unique identifiers like QR codes to link printed products or physical products to live and digital experiences. When everything locked down I got nervous. I was convinced that I needed to be live to be any good. The focus is now more on the quality of content. People are really done with sitting in front of a zoom call. I think a lot of companies were basically not ready for this. A lot of companies had to play catch up. If good content and content creation is not in your DNA as an organization, it's really difficult to just start doing it. So one morning I walked out and I see a little Google car go by. I wrote a SMS to my mother going: Hey Mom, I am famous. I'm on Google Street View. I took like a little audio recorder where I could record ideas. I wasn't really lonely. It got lonely in other moments. I think we have gotten insanely lucky. Mortality rate is not very high. This was a good warning. And we should draw some lessons. But also: how do we communicate about this? Just as I come up a hill. And typically this is where I stopped playing the audio book. And I start recording ideas. The risk is, and I noticed this by myself, is that you start consuming so much media that you no longer process it. I read a lot of books when I was traveling. Even if you don't remember anything about the books you've read, they have changed you. Here we go. This is the one. It's called 'Cognitive Psychology And Its Implications'. This is the one. I'm in my comfort zone. It's unplanned. A lot of the best ideas just come from freewheeling. One of my customers actually forced me to do it. I did some of my best work without ever meeting the customers. There was a bunch of people, lots of excitement. We want to do this live. Because the energy level we get from you online. If that is just a part of what we're getting, we should do this live. I miss travel. I like meeting people in different places. Travel makes you focus on the essential. You take your best shoes, you take your most comfortable sweater. You take your favorite and best equipment. I've grown to do the same thing now. Not just when I travel, but when I leave the house.
Look back at March 2020. When the Covid-19 started in Thailand. I became tutor and speaker. One picture that I remember really well is: I was helping her who spoke to me. It made me know that other industries have troubles. And that Covid-19 hurts many businesses. This was the starting point for making the Printery Podcast. I interview a person in the printing business about how they solve their problems in the pandemic. Large format printing communication to set the hygiene in the hospital. And suggest this type of communications for the doctor. And sharing knowledge communication. I think like many people who say that printing is essential too in the crisis. Printing can deliver solutions quickly in the pandemic. I am thinking that print is essential in the crisis when the technology sector has grown. And there are more and more innovations. Printing - there will be more printing. Diverse, modern - it works. And printing is also a part of other businesses and people. My name is Jitngarm Pramaneenil. I live in Thailand. I am a podcaster at printery podcast.
It’s my team that is working. And we allocate project managers, teams to plan, execute and deliver projects in a timely and streamlined fashion. So, there is there is Diana there. Leonardo there. And I like Diego Maradona. And that is a Godfather picture. So, these are the people I like most in my life. Communication is the key for delivering any software. Say if I talk about North India, definitely it is a bit, you know, harder recruiting new guys in Punjab. Punjab based company. But some developers, they want to stay in their cities. So, and we also want to develop a company in our state only. So, the developers don't have to go to other states. Apart from working from our office, we all settle at our places, at our homes. But we have different kind of project management tools, communication tools. So that all made things easy for us. We went to a trip recently. We spent a whole year at home and we all wanted to have a break. We opted for a hill station where we stayed in Riverside camps for a couple of days. And we did yoga, meditation and enjoyed a bonfire. And the other picture. There we are all dancing, and it is from 13 April. I told the team: let's do some meditation also. We were on a very beautiful view. So yeah. So, I thought let’s do a meditation for 15 minutes. There is a thing in India. Like we have around 85 percent of the people in India are living below the poverty line. Some traditional Punjabi dance, the Folk dance, the Bhangra dance. They have a very different clothing for this. On that day there was a Navratri festival also. That marks the beginning of a new year in India. I am CEO of My Virtual Teams. I founded this organization in 2010. We are a family of fifty plus professionals.
Three years ago, my now husband and I, we traveled the West Coast of America. Driving with our tiny trailer behind a Honda. We slept in Pismo Beach on a Wal-Mart parking lot. And next morning an old veteran. He came by and he was like: It is so cool what you're doing. And I want to support you. Take these 40 bucks and he was like: have a nice lunch. That is one print that stays with us for forever. I got so interested in the printing industry, not only because of you. I worked for Gelato. It is so interesting to listen to all those people all the time. I is inspiring. It doesn't feel like work. That is from a trade show I went to last February in Nürnberg. And that was like the beginnings of the Corona pandemic. For Gelato - I was planning those trade shows. And also going there as a sales person. And I went there and it was just so sad. People really miss that togetherness. Coming to those trade shows...it's like meeting your family members. I really like the trade shows online also. Focused on what you actually want to get achieved. And I think you can plan better ahead who you want to meet. I'm also selling wall clocks. Like designer wall clocks. That was very, very hard during Corona. Since all the businesses were closed. I was desperately trying to look for ways to reach people. And I wrote a nice postcard. And I got good feedback for that. I wanted to show with that picture that print really helped me in other jobs also. I feel more connected when I actually have something in my hand. Rather than only looking at it. I sent that one to show that print is also becoming a primary thing in my personal life. My husband was stuck in Germany. Because his American was not able to work, couldn't show our daughter to his family for a year. So he started an illustration course and actually that is the first print that he sold. So I'm very proud of that. And I just wanted to share that.
Well, International Business is about communication. The picture is illustrating a situation where I just had signed a contract with a Chinese company. Helping them to come to the European markets. A short time after we signed the contract, the same day, the manager asked me to go into a meeting room and then explain to all his managers how it was to make business in Europe. And I'm sitting in front of this Chinese group of people, the two sitting left to me, they spoke some English. And the rest was just looking. And I had a preplanned English PowerPoint I was using. It is not about the word 'understanding'. It's more about the word do you comprehend? And this is where International Business Cross Culture very often goes wrong. Business in Europe is about knowing how and knowing who. It's about having a network. It's about knowing the markets. Empathy is about understanding, comprehending, trying to see who you have on the other side. Understand the way they are. It's about relationships. It is a people's business. It's very important. I'm not trying to sell them anything. I'm explaining them what my products can do. And what they can do for them. And together we find a concept which would be the right one for them. In Europe, we have trust. Straight away. The first time you and I we met each other, we had trust. In Asia, it's different. You earn trust, it takes time. You need to get closer and closer and closer. In this specific case, I came back to this guy five years ago. I called him saying: are you home? And he greeted with me with open arms. I hadn't seen him in the company for twenty over years. And said: look here Kim. This was the bottle you gave me thirty over years ago. I kept it and cherished it. And I saved it for a memorable day. That wasn't the customer's attitude. That was a friend's attitude.
That photo represents to me the Mavericks. The outlaws. The entrepreneurs in the printing industry. That I have so much respect for. If you're not already thinking in the future. I guarantee you there are companies who are doing that. If you subscribe monthly. That vendor has to deliver value to you each and every month. Disruption is something that's natural in business. And I think it's something that should be sought after and encouraged. There's a gentleman who's the CEO of a company called Zuora. His name is Tien Tzuo. And he wrote basically the authority on subscription economy. And it's called 'Subscribed'. And that for me has been so inspiring. You know, not only for my position in the printing industry. But just someone who's a fan of business. It's so nice to know that during these times of challenges that there exists scholarship foundations like PGSF. In particular, one that's able to help provide over half a million dollars a year. And support hundreds of students. It Is so critical that the industry has that type of support. And I would just encourage anyone listening to this, you know, whether it's monetary donation or mentorship. We all play an important part in helping support the future of the industry. That is from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. And it's the part time MBA program that I'm involved in. And you might find yourself sitting next to a commercial airline pilot, a medical doctor or a McKinsey consultant or even a guy from the printing industry. That picture of New York City back in the day represents, to me, challenging the status quo. Why I chose that photo is because I'm just in love with the companies who come up with disruptive business models. And fundamentally change the way people look at an industry. And the way that the interact with the products. I never would have thought we'd see the day. But things like, for example, an ecosystem... It fundamentally changes the way printers, suppliers and end consumers, all those traditional relationships, how they interact. And not to accept something just because that's the way that it's always been.
Working at Four Pees was, for me, a bit of an eye opener. When I started, a lot of people were actually asking me: OK, but you're going into the print industry and doing marketing there. But isn't print dead? What I wanted to do is just show people that even from your own home office, you don't even have to stand up from your desk. And you see already 10 things that are printed. And some of those things are surprising. I've got laminate flooring in my house. And suddenly you see that that's actually printed. The same for the tabletop. And that is a bit of an eye opener. And the moment you start explaining that in your own personal network, friends and family. You also see their eyes opening. Saying that this is a lot bigger than just paper and print. No, I think mainly what we've done now. Especially with the rebranding of Four Pees. That we've gone away from being a software vendor to being an integration partner. That is kind of related to the second picture I showed you. Simon Sinek's book: "Start With Why". Is that we're starting really to focus on our 'why'. The printer himself wants to know: how can this help me? I think there are a lot of challenges that the printers have nowadays. Raising from web to print is coming in. So they have to do a quick technological turnaround. For bigger printers that's easier than for the smaller ones of course. It is difficult because you're going from product selling to something else. And then making your marketing on a different level. They're selling advantages to people. So the whole company as well started thinking about: what is our why? We want to help printers. Because we know that these are challenging times. Even before Covid. The moment you start telling that story and bring it into the open, a lot of people are thinking: right! So this is actually something that is still here. And is actually even growing and evolving.
Well, first of all, I like the pink shirt that I'm wearing. But the Indigo... It's I'm actually an investor with my brother. Partner with my brother in a label company called Stick2. And we're just really proud of the equipment. The Crown Pub started last year when the pandemic started. I think it was around March or April. And I was invited on. And then I've been on every week since. Which, by the way, had there been no Covid, I wouldn't have thirty five friends around the world. That was from the last PaperSpecs Unboxing event. Went on to the event, had a great time. Sabine does a wonderful job with it. And I had requested from one of the Sappi reps some Sappi paper. I was just at the office. I was walking through the back. And just looking for one of those candid shots of... And stick my face in front of a machine. In front of a camera. I got my first shot three weeks ago. And I got to tell you, I didn't realize how crazy Covid was making me in my head. But when I got that shot, I almost could have cried. I felt like it was Warren 2.0. And I was given a second chance on life. So we were fishing carp. That's the setup. Where you basically just plant your polls. And you have line readers. And you sit there. And I was basically working remotely. I have ADHD, so I bounce around a lot. Then it became ADHDTV. Because I sit with the remote control and keep changing channels. My kids gave me a remote control without batteries. So I could sit in the room. But I am bouncing. When I get into a boat or I'm standing in the water with a fly rod, I could not be more peaceful. My brain is getting creative. I'm thinking. I have nothing with me. That is the best. I'm not worried. Print has always been evolving and changing. The only thing I would like is... I would like for... And please everyone listen. I would like for all the negative people in our industry to get the hell out. Before they take us down for no reason. It's about bringing the positivity back to the industry. Because we need to be upbeat and we need to attract young talent. All you old people out.
That radio is funny. I can remember that radio being in my life from the time I was a little girl. We had a little tiny little black and white TV. That got two channels. And I just remember pushing the buttons and trying to find the sound. And when my mom passed and a few years ago, I got a bunch of her stuff. This radio was in there. I'm hearing the same ads, but on different podcasts now. The type of communication hasn't changed. And I love how podcasts have evolved. It takes at least ten touches before your brand is a memory. Is even recognizable. That's where you can really start to recognize the buying patterns and the behaviors. And yeah, a lot of it is because we are bombarded and hit by so many messages. On so many channels. Scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Oh, oh, I'm going to stop for a second. That spark that makes somebody stop. It becomes a little bit tricky, especially if you're selling a B2B solution. The smart companies are using their employees as brand ambassadors. I tend to be creative with words that need to be graphic designer. I got into the print industry as a typesetter. I have roots in print. And a lot of what I surround myself with are those fond memories. I've got illustrations of my parents. These are the things that I look at. That no matter what craziness is going on. I feel like so much has changed. But yet so much has stayed the same. I think we should stop calling it the print industry. And start calling it the communications industry. You know, I've been hearing for years print is dead. Print isn't dead. Print is dead. Print isn't dead. Print has changed. Print is different. Print is more. Print is communication. Print is the only medium where you can take a digital brand and actually make it physical. Are we ever going to call ourselves the communications industry? I think that would be awesome.
Before coming to Tilia Labs, I began my career at Esko. Focused on the CAD and CAM side of the Esko business. At the time, one of the biggest challenges that was always prevalent in when we would call on these customers is like: layout creation. Back in 2018, a small startup company started coming up on the radar: Tilia Labs. We started hearing about them from our companies. And something that was really unique about what they were doing is that they were incorporating this cost aspect to lay out an imposition. But once digging into a little bit further, I realized that it's not just throw items onto a sheet or nine up on a carton on a press sheet and go. There's a lot more ways that we can optimize that. And really actually save a converter a lot of money. That was really new and interesting and exciting for me. Back in 2018 I kept following the company. Eventually met Sagen, the CEO. Thought he was a really interesting and exciting kind of younger energy in this industry. From there, it just kind of took off. I joined Tilia Labs in 2019. I joined with my colleague Tyler Thompson. We came over to really establish their sales organization. Their direct sales here in North America. I saw some recent stats that say on average, the prepress person is spending about 15 minutes on imposition per job. I think most people think of it as a necessary evil. Obviously, there's a lot more to it. She walked into my office and I had a glass of ice water sitting on my desk. And she had seen this glass of ice water there like a couple of days in a row. How many times do you refill this water glass? And I looked at her and I was like: I don't know, once a day, maybe. Whenever I'm thirsty. And two days later, I get this very, very large box from Amazon. And she brings it into my office and says, go ahead and open this up, it's for you. Inside is like the world's largest water bottle that I have ever seen in my life.
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