Belgium,[A] officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.5 million, making it the 22nd most densely populated country in the world and the 6th most densely populated country in Europe, with a density of 376 per square kilometre (970/sq mi). The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

Legally, Belgium is a sovereign state and a federal constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system. Its institutional organization is complex and is structured on both regional and linguistic grounds. It is divided into three highly autonomous regions:[10] the Flemish Region in the north, Walloniain the south, and the Brussels-Capital Region. Brussels is the smallest and most densely populated region, as well as the richest region in terms of GDP per capita.

Belgium is home to two main linguistic groups or communities: the Dutch-speaking Flemish Community, which constitutes about 60 percent of the population, and the French-speaking Community, which comprises about 40 percent of all Belgians. A small German-speaking Community, numbering around one percent, exists in the East Cantons. The Brussels-Capital Region is officially bilingual (French and Dutch), although French is the dominant language.[11] Belgium’s linguistic diversity and related political conflicts are reflected in its political history and complex system of governance, made up of six different governments.

Historically, Belgium is part of an area known as the Low Countries, a somewhat larger region than the current Benelux group of states that also included parts of northern France and western Germany. Its modern name is derived from the Latin word Belgium, used in Julius Caesar‘s “Gallic War“, to describe the region in the period around 55 BCE.[12] From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, the area of Belgium was a prosperous and cosmopolitan center of commerce and culture. Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Belgium served as the battleground between many European powers, earning the moniker the “Battlefield of Europe”,[13] a reputation strengthened by both world wars. The country emerged in 1830 following the Belgian Revolution when it seceded from the Netherlands.

Belgium participated in the Industrial Revolution[14][15] and, during the course of the 20th century, possessed a number of colonies in Africa.[16] The second half of the 20th century was marked by rising tensions between the Dutch-speaking and the French-speaking citizens fueled by differences in language and culture and the unequal economic development of Flanders and Wallonia. This continuing antagonism has led to several far-reaching reforms, resulting in a transition from a unitary to a federal arrangement during the period from 1970 to 1993. Despite the reforms, tensions between the groups have remained, if not increased; there is significant separatism particularly among the Flemish; controversial language laws exist such as the municipalities with language facilities;[17] and the formation of a coalition government took 18 months following the June 2010 federal election, a world record.[18] Unemployment in Wallonia is more than double that of Flanders, which boomed after the war.[19]

Belgium is one of the six founding countries of the European Union and its capital, Brussels, hosts the official seats of the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, and the European Council, as well as one of two seats of the European Parliament (the other being Strasbourg). Belgium is also a founding member of the Eurozone, NATO, OECD, and WTO, and a part of the trilateral Benelux Union and the Schengen Area. Brussels hosts several of the EU’s official seats as well as the headquarters of many major international organizations such as NATO.[B]

Belgium is a developed country, with an advanced high-income economy. It has very high standards of living, quality of life,[20] healthcare,[21]education,[22] and is categorized as “very high” in the Human Development Index.[23] It also ranks as one of the safest or most peaceful countries in the world.[24]

 

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Thu September 2nd

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Added Value in MIS · Geert Van Damme · C...

CERM is a producer of a Management Information System (MIS) which provides a complete solution in Business Management for the labels and packaging printing industry. Companies achieve their goals through the added value of their total solutions. Cerm’s MIS software helps Label and Packaging printers to better automate and manage their business, interconnecting all components and functions of a print shop from CRM, pre-press software, print presses, finishing equipment, logistics service providers and suppliers. Discover all the advantages of this MIS software for your business & more https://www.cerm.net Company details: CERM Europe (HQ) Siemenslaan 17 8020 Oostkamp (Brugge) Belgium +32(0)50 83 38 83 info@cerm.net CERM US 3752 88th Ave Zeeland, MI 49464 United States CERM Australia 17 Highcrest Street Ocean View 4521 QLD Australia

Thu July 8th

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Call in the experts · David van Driessch...

Calling in an expert can be the missing link to successfully find and implement the right tools or automation for your (printing) business. In this episode we address some of the major questions that arise. Company slogan: More output, less hassleHelping print operations succeed by implementing hassle-free automation. For more than a decade now, Four Pees nv provides solutions that streamline entire print and packaging productions all across the globe.They have sales operations in Belgium, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and France and also rely on a network of 40+ partners worldwide to give the customer the best service possible. Four Pees was founded in 2007 in the city of Ghent in Belgium.Main goal: automation that flows smoothly. Automation that not only makes work easier but also helps companies thrive.In short: hassle-free solutions to headache-inducing operational challenges. Some facts: 200+ implementations 14 years of experience 40+ tech partners 4,000 recurring customers CTO, David van Driessche https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvandriessche/

Mon June 14th

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Web To Print – do I need one? · Da...

Web to print is a hot topic and can be a game changer to the graphic arts industry. In this episode we address some of the major questions, such as; Is it just a hype?, Who it is for?, and why it is NOT “just another” sales channel… www.fourpees.com David van Driessche https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidvandriessche/ More output, less hassle Helping print operations succeed by implementing hassle-free automation. For more than a decade now, Four Pees nv provides solutions that streamline entire print and packaging productions all across the globe. They have sales operations in Belgium, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom and France and also rely on a network of 40+ partners worldwide to give the customer the best service possible. Four Pees was founded in 2007 in the city of Ghent in Belgium. Main goal: automation that flows smoothly. Automation that not only makes work easier but also helps companies thrive. In short: hassle-free solutions to headache-inducing operational challenges. Some facts: 200+ implementations 14 years of experience 40+ tech partners 4,000 recurring customers CEO, Tom Peire CTO, David van Driessche Marketing, Sam Claeys

Sun May 2nd

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Piet Saegeman · Fast Forward · LIVE · St...

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. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pietsaegeman/

Sun April 25th

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Replay: Turboboost your print e-business...

E-business has quickly become an integral part of the graphic industry. A web shop today is essential for printing companies to do (more) business. But a print or sign webshop cannot be seen as a standalone activity. Why? Because in a state of the art workflow this webshop is real-time, dynamic in sync with the workflow of your print production company: creating products, setting prices, define delivery times, production capacity… it should all be reflected in the offerings on the webshop, 24/7. Is that possible? Yes it is! By integrating the MultiPress MIS/ERP software with the storefront environment. Creating the products and defining prices is a tedious and time consuming tasks. These also have to be maintained on a regular basis. As all your products and prices are already defined and calculated on the fly in your MultiPress ERP system, so why should you have to maintain 2 systems? That is a huge advantage, for any given storefront in the market. Everything that is defined in the MIS software is reused and as a consequence always up to date. No time loss, no mistakes, and most of all automation from the customer ordering online up to production, payment and delivery. MultiPress MIS/ERP is the #1 European software for print production companies. The extensive web-to-print functionalities and different integrations with 3rd party e-business offerings will be presented during this session by Davy Verstaen, MultiPress Project Manager EMEA. Davy Verstaen https://www.linkedin.com/in/davyverstaen/

Sun April 25th

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Replay: Agfa web-to-print solutions R...

Apogee StoreFront and Asanti StoreFront are the cloud-based web-to-print solutions of Agfa. Apogee StoreFront focuses on commercial printers and offers built-in integration with the Apogee prepress workflow system, whereas Asanti StoreFront is geared towards large-format printers. Both solutions can however also be used stand-alone, offering a wide range of product types and features. Laurens Leurs https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurensleurs/

Mon April 19th

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Sam Claeys · Fast Forward · Home Office ...

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.

Mon January 25th

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Tomas Van Rossom New Enfocus GM · Enfocu...

Tomas Van Rossom has just been appointed as General Manager for Enfocus, and though new in the position, Rossom has worked with Enfocus since 2017 as Global Sales Director. In this conversation, we talk about family, Covid, subscription vs. license sales, setting goals, and how Tomas van Rossom will fit the new role after his predecessors. A very open-minded and great conversation that we are sure you will like - so why not just watch? https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomasvanrossom/

Sun December 6th

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Smart Factories require Smart ERP soluti...

Smart Factories need powerful MIS systems to automate & communicate, where is it going?

Fri November 27th

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Gold to Luca School of Arts at the VIGC ...

In the VIGC Hackathon, the goal is to come up with an innovative solution or an innovative business model for the printing industry in a limited amount of time. The next step is a pitch where the participants (in this case 13 teams) present their prototypes to a professional jury, who will analyse and pick the winners. GOLD: Team Interaction Design - Luca School of Arts (Ghent, Belgium) Winning Project: SMILES The team of 5 students of the Luca School of Arts won the very first Graphic Arts Hackathon. “Smiles” uses the digital content from your smartphone for the content of a printed book. In this case, photos of smiling faces on the smartphone are detected via 'smile detection' software. Both the front camera picture from the person taking the snapshot as well as the actual back camera picture are being recorded and used in this smiles photobook. These memories are then collected in a personalized book along with all the content that made that person laugh. This winning 'Smiles' project with their clever idea also brought a smile on the faces of the jury, amongst our own Morten B. Reitoft from INKISH. A well-deserved victory! SILVER: Team “Print Quality Map” a team from Esko / AVT. Represented by Dries Vandenbussche (Director of Ideation – Software / ESKO) The second place is for Team “Print Quality Map”. This is a solution that visualises quality problems in print runs and visualizes this on a screen in a way like a weather / heat map shows, for example, storm or heat areas. These Print- “heat maps” are generated by cloud-based algorithms that use the data from the press inspection systems and communicate in real time. This advanced measuring software optimizes the colour stability in packaging printing on the actual printing press by detecting and predicting possible problems early on in the printing process. BRONZE: Team “Textiveroo” with members from DSN Artwork Systems, Conics and Hybrid Software. Represented by Dries Maerten – Owner Conics Third place goes to Textiveroo and is a solution for automatic text & barcode extraction. This artificial intelligence-driven software package ensures automatic conversion to other languages and the corresponding positioning of information on packaging. The files are analysed, and the relevant text is extracted from existing packaging artwork files. The benefit of this is the reusability of these elements for publications on online web portals or for streamlining the translation processes. *Next year’s VIGC graphic arts Hackathon is scheduled for October 11th and 12th 2021.

Fri November 27th

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Best Virtual Event in 2020 · Jos Steutel...

Technology development in the graphics arts sector is in full expansion. Smart factory, Print Industrie 4.0 focuses on digital technologies that stimulate the inter-connectivity between printing companies, promote and bring them together with “strategic” partners. Classic models that acted as intermediaries between supply and demand, buyers and sellers, are being replaced by scenarios of transparent networked digital technology. The result: Suppliers, producers and consumers find each other (to a large extent) automatically. Business processes, services, product offering and communication will also become transparent and interactive in equal measure. What does this mean in concrete terms for the graphics industry in the Benelux and in Europe? INTERVIEW with some of the speakers at the VIGC congress 2020 Jan De Roeck (Marketing Director ESKO) Dirk Deroo ( Founder & CEO Dataline solutions) Toon Van Rossum ( Product Manager Enfocus) Jos Steutelings ( Managing Director VIGC ) *Next year’s VIGC CONGRESS is scheduled for October 14th 2021. --- NL: De technologieontwikkeling in de grafische sector is in volle expansie. Smart factory, Print Industrie 4.0 legt de focus op digitale technologieën die de inter-connectiviteit van grafische bedrijven onderling, en die met “strategische” partners bevorderen en samenbrengen. Klassieke modellen die fungeerden als intermediair tussen vraag en aanbod, kopers en verkopers, worden vervangen door scenario’s van transparant genetwerkte digitale technologie. Het resultaat: Leveranciers, producenten en consumenten vinden elkaar (voor een groot deel) automatisch. Bedrijfsprocessen, diensten, productaanbod en communicatie worden in gelijke mate ook transparant en interactief. Wat betekent dit nu concreet voor de grafische industrie in de Benelux en in Europa? INTERVIEW met enkele sprekers van het VIGC congres 2020 Jan De Roeck (Marketing Director ESKO) Dirk Deroo ( Founder & CEO Dataline solutions) Toon Van Rossum ( Product Manager Enfocus) Jos Steutelings ( Managing Director VIGC ) * Het VIGC-CONGRES van volgend jaar staat gepland op 14 oktober 2021.

Wed November 11th

A State of Affairs in Europe – Jac...

English Subtitled. Technology development in the graphic arts sector is in full expansion. Smart factory, Print Industry 4.0 focuses on digital technologies that facilitate the inter-connectivity between printing companies among themselves and those with their preferred “strategic” EXTERNAL partners. Classic models that acted as intermediaries between supply and demand, buyers and sellers, are being replaced by scenarios of transparent networked digital technology. The result: Suppliers, producers and consumers find each other (to a large extent) automatically. Business processes, services, product offerings and communication will also become transparent and interactive in equal measure. What does this mean in concrete terms for the graphic arts industry in Europe? Well, the focus is shifting from the usual INTERNAL optimizations and digitization of our value creation and production processes (rather the 3.0 model), to OPEN and EXTERNAL networked Industry 4.0-compliant “Partnerships”, with those who can deliver added value, expertise and connectivity in the graphic value chain. All this under the collective name “Print 4.0”. For those looking for more information on this topic, I invite you to read our articles about this on INKISH.NEWS: https://inkish.news/article/NDcy Also watch our video series “Replays” about the INKISH Smart Factory - PRINT4.0 Webinar, packed with valuable insights and interviews with specialists and Industry leaders: https://inkish.tv/playlists/smart-factory-replays/ --- De technologieontwikkeling in de grafische sector is in volle expansie. Smart factory, Print Industrie 4.0 legt de focus op digitale technologieën die de inter-connectiviteit van grafische bedrijven onderling, en die met “strategische” EXTERNE partners bevorderen en samenbrengen. Klassieke modellen die fungeerden als intermediair tussen vraag en aanbod, kopers en verkopers, worden vervangen door scenario’s van transparant genetwerkte digitale technologie. Het resultaat: Leveranciers, producenten en consumenten vinden elkaar (voor een groot deel) automatisch. Bedrijfsprocessen, diensten, productaanbod en communicatie worden in gelijke mate ook transparant en interactief. Wat betekent dit nu concreet voor de grafische industrie in Europa? Wel, de focus wordt verlegd van de gebruikelijke INTERNE-optimalisaties en digitalisering van onze waarde creatie en productieprocessen (eerder het 3.0-model), naar OPEN en EXTERN genetwerkte Industrie 4.0-compliant “Partnerships”, met diegene die meerwaarde, expertise en connectiviteit kunnen leveren in de grafische waardeketen. Dit alles onder de verzamelnaam “Print 4.0”. Voor wie meer informatie zoekt over dit onderwerp, nodig ik uit om onze artikels hierover te lezen op INKISH.NEWS: https://inkish.news/article/NDcy Bekijk ook onze videoreeks in “Replays” over het INKISH Smart Factory - PRINT4.0 Webinar, boordevol waardevolle insights en interviews met specialisten en Industry leaders: https://inkish.tv/playlists/smart-factory-replays/

Thu September 24th

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Geert Van Damme · Geert Van Damme · Smar...

Smart Factories need powerful MIS systems to automate & communicate, where is it going? - By Geert Van Damme, CERM.

Thu September 24th

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How to start and what steps to take · Lu...

How to start and what steps to take in order to grow a Smart Factory & can it be a game changer in the printing industry? By Luc Peeters, Drukkerij Peeters nv.

Thu September 24th

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What is the Smart Factory? · Smart Facto...

The Smart Factory and the Industrial Revolution - by Yves d’Aviau de Ternay, Jacques Michiels & Morten B. Reitoft

Sun September 13th

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Jos Steutelings · Over The Skype · VIGC...

In this Over the Skype session, Jacques Michiels from INKISH Benelux talks to an exciting gentleman, Jos Steutelings. Jos Steutelings is the Managing Director of VIGC, who, among other things, does events that have become very popular. In this interview, we discuss the Hackaton event; an event developed together with Ernst & Young. Innovation for the industry, and due to the COVID-19 virtual. Virtual enables this to be an event with a broader potential, so listen to the exciting conversation, and prepare yourself for a great event.

Wed August 12th

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David Benoit · Over The Skype · Grafoc

In this 'Over the Skype' session, Manager Advice, Marketing & Communication David Benoit of GRAFOC.be talks to Jacques Michiels of INKISH Benelux about the most recent developments in the graphic labor market in Flanders. Important and interesting topics that concern all Printers and graphic companies in Flanders include: How to find or train operators for Web to print/digital printing machines/inkjet presses? Impact of Covid19 on our graphics sector from a GRAFOC standpoint. - Information from the sector regarding vacancies, possible upward or downward spiral with regard to employment and challenges for the sector. What bonuses can a graphics company obtain for training Workers PC130 (sectoral training bonus)? How do graphic training centers deal with the partial switch from traditional graphic (offset) machines to digital tools and production resources? The various services and (subsidy) possibilities via GRAFOC to support the graphics industry. And much more… Watch, Like, and Share as usual. (NL) In deze 'Over the Skype'-sessie spreekt Manager Advies, Marketing & Communicatie David Benoit van GRAFOC.be met Jacques Michiels van INKISH Benelux over de recenste ontwikkelingen op de grafische arbeidsmarkt in Vlaanderen. Belangrijke en interessante onderwerpen die alle Drukkerijen en grafische bedrijven in Vlaanderen aanbelangen en aan bod komen zijn onder andere: Hoe vinden of opleiden van operatoren voor bv. Web to print/digitale drukmachines/inkjet persen ? Impact van Covid19 op onze grafische sector vanuit standpunt GRAFOC. - Info uit sector ivm vacatures, mogelijke op- of neerwaartse spiraal mbt tewerkstelling en uitdagingen voor de sector. Welke premies kan een grafisch bedrijf bekomen voor opleiding van Arbeiders PC130 (sectorale opleidingspremie)? Hoe gaan de grafische opleidingscentra om met de gedeeltelijke switch van traditionele grafische (offset)machines naar digitale tools en productiemiddelen ? De diverse diensten en (subsidie)-mogelijkheden via GRAFOC ter ondersteuning van de grafische industrie. En meer… Kijk, “like” en deel zoals gewoonlijk!

Mon August 10th

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Xavier De Coker · Over The Skype · Drukk...

In this 'Over the Skype' session, Manager Xavier De Coker from Drukkerijgroep AlbeDeCoker talks with Jacques Michiels from INKISH Benelux about the challenges and preparations for a “generational change” within a medium-sized graphic company. A tough subject that many printing companies are confronted with or will face in the (near) future. Xavier also provides insights into what he believes can be important distinguishing factors for a modern graphics company in which a win-win model in pursuit of cost savings and efficiency are important. Furthermore, the purchasing philosophy adapted by AlbeDeCoker regarding Sustainability and Green and Lean Supply chain / suppliers is up for discussion AND becoming a part of their strategy, even further than, for example, FSC and PEFC certified raw materials. An important signal / message to the graphics supply industry ?! Watch, like and share as usual ! In deze 'Over the Skype'-sessie spreekt Manager Xavier De Coker van Drukkerijgroep AlbeDeCoker met Jacques Michiels van INKISH Benelux over de uitdagingen en voorbereidingen van een “generatiewissel” binnen een middelgroot grafisch bedrijf, een pittig onderwerp waar vele drukkerijen mee geconfronteerd worden of zullen worden in de (nabije) toekomst. Xavier geeft verder nog inzichten in wat volgens hem belangrijke onderscheidende factoren kunnen zijn voor een moderne grafisch bedrijf waarin een win-win model bij streven naar kostenbesparing en effeciëntie belangrijk zijn. Verder staat de door AlbeDeCoker aangepaste inkoopfilosofie met betrekking tot Duurzaamheid en Groene en Lean Supply chain / leveranciers ter discussie als onderdeel van hun strategie, zelfs verder dan de FSC en PEFC gecertificeerde grondstoffen. Een belangrijk signaal / bericht naar de grafische toeleveringsindustrie ?! Kijk, “like” en deel zoals gewoonlijk!

Thu May 28th

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Piet Saegeman · CHILI publish · Learn Wi...

As always Piet Saegeman from CHILI publish gave an excellent presentation. In this 'Learn with us' session, he talks about Smart Templates, the subscription solution recently introduced, and as usual a great insight into what CHILI Publisher can offer its users.

Thu May 28th

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Toon Van Rossum · Enfocus · Learn With U...

In this 'Learn with us' session, Toon Van Rossum from Enfocus gives you an insight on how to see your future automation. This presentation is not about products, but about the process that can lead to any software investment, you are looking into.

Tue May 26th

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Laetitia Reynaud · Learn With Us –...

In this 'Learn with Us' session Policy Advisor Laetitia Reynaud from INTERGRAF explain the legislative processes in the European Union. She also explains how INTERGRAF have influenced legislation to support printing companies. A truly great presentation about a quite hard to understand the subject served in a very nice and easy way to comprehend. Thank you!

Mon May 4th

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Cindy Van Luyck · Over The Skype · CHILI...

Cindy Van Luyck is the CMO at CHILI Publish, and in this, Over the Skype session, we talk about SPICYtalks, CHILI publisher, and how to market complex products and services. As with all our ‘Over the Skype’ interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Fri May 1st

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Beatrice Klose · Over The Skype · INTERG...

Beatrice Klose is the Secretary-General for INTERGRAF based in Brussels, Belgium. Intergraf organises 20 European Print Federations and do an extremely important job concerning both servicing the local federations, but maybe even more important representing the printing industry concerning legislation suggested by the European Commission. In this 'Over the Skype' session, Beatrice Klose explains the work of Intergraf, which we find is way undervalued - so please enjoy and share. As with all our ‘Over the Skype’ interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Tue April 21st

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Wim Fransen · Over The Skype · Enfocus

Wim Fransen is one of our frequent guests here at INKISH, so of course, we were very curious to hear more about Enfocus these days. That was good. First of all both PitStop and Switch are being updated to 2020 editions - and quite some features are revealed. I.e. PitStop got a new feature that enables it to look into the document processed and compare, i.e. logos, etc. for being the right version. This is of course, truly amazing, but it's just one of more features. For the API people Switch got a major make-over in their scripting language, that we now know, is a feature that IT people have been wanting for a long time. AND - One More Thing. Wim Fransen reveals the frame-work of new software that Enfocus is currently developing. Though details are still limited, it's the first new product from Enfocus in years (besides the many major updates of PitStop and Switch of course.) As with all our 'Over the Skype' interviews, quality is limited to bandwidth, web-cams, and ability to literally LIVE mix the conversations. However, it works, and with Over the Skype, we will bring you more than 20 exciting people, and angles on the industry as it is right now. Enjoy!

Mon December 16th

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CHILI Publisher flies high at Airbus · T...

The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has chosen to use CHILI Publisher as part of their delivery of brand consistent marketing. At SPICYtalks 19 in Berlin Digital Project Manager Thomas Julé from Airbus gave a quite impressive presentation of what they are doing. It was also very nice to experience the openness of Airbus and how they show the application. Great design, great implementation, and here you can hear and see for yourself some of the motivations for working with CHILI.

Mon December 16th

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CHILI Publisher Roadmap · Ward De Langhe...

CHILI publish CTO Ward De Langhe was VERY busy during the SPICYtalks event in Berlin. Most can probably understand what a great opportunity it is for partners and customers to get a chance to talk with the CTO of a company that develops software all are relying on? We do at least. Ward De Langhe explains, in this interview, that at the beginning of 2019, a lot of changes was developed. However, most changes were not so visual since it was part of an updated backbone of CHILI Publisher. In the past three months, however, every new release has delivered significant new features - and of course, version 6.0 is a major update. Enjoy the opportunity to listen to Ward De Langhe right here on INKISH.TV

Mon December 16th

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CHILI Publisher version 6 preview at SPI...

Kevin Goeminne is the CEO of CHILI publish and in this film from SPICYtalks 19 in Berlin he expresses his happiness over his team and the achievements his team has done. CHILI publish is successful and more and more customers are using the software to create, not only print campaigns, but also online campaigns. At SPICYtalks CHILI publish used CHILI Publisher to generate hundreds of individual banners that were targeted users online. Kevin Goeminne, as usual, deliver both as CEO and as host in Berlin. Enjoy.

Mon December 9th

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CHILI has Quite an Aggressive Growth Pla...

One of our absolute favourites in the industry is Piet Saegeman from CHILI publish. He controls words like no other and can even use the words as a playground for kids. He is always serious when talking to him, of course, but he also knows the power of the word. In his presentation at SPICYtalks 19 in Berlin, he spoke about how the porn-industry has been a test field for many of the technologies used today. He continues with his second slide, spelling porn wrongly (pron) and jokes about that his colleagues at CHILI publish didn't even proofread his slides. There is no need to proofread his slides - Piet Saegeman has an enormous knowledge, and he knows exactly how to sell CHILI - so that is exactly what he does. I LOVE this film. Enjoy!

Sun December 8th

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Fabian Prudhomme at the INKISH NON-EVENT...

INKISH hosted for the first time ever our NON-EVENT. The Non-event is celebrating the people that have been in front of the camera, or been supporting INKISH during the past years. This is a new recurring event, and the idea is to give space for the people we have featured to connect in a new way. We invited 150 people, and 32 decided to join us. Our guests came from Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden, and Denmark - and we are confident that next year, even more, will come. We asked most of our participants to talk LIVE during the dinner - and here is Fabian Prudhomme from Belgium. Fabian Prudhomme is the Global VP Sales & Alliances at CHILI publish. With a broad background within the printing industry and maybe even more on the side that deals with software, Fabian Prudhomme is a well-known and recognized person. We had the pleasure working with Fabian Prudhomme both when he worked at Enfocus, and even more since he joined the CHILI publish team. Enjoy!

Sun December 8th

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Maya Staels at the INKISH NON-EVENT 2019...

INKISH hosted for the first time ever our NON-EVENT. The Non-event is celebrating the people that have been in front of the camera, or been supporting INKISH during the past years. This is a new recurring event, and the idea is to give space for the people we have featured to connect in a new way. We invited 150 people, and 32 decided to join us. Our guests came from Japan, Canada, USA, UK, Belgium, Sweden, and Denmark - and we are confident that next year, even more, will come. We asked most of our participants to talk LIVE during the dinner - and here is Maya Staels from Belgium. Maya Staels has worked with PR for many years, and both with established PR-companies, leading to developing her own PR-company. Among the customers from the printing industry, you find Kornit, Memjet, and CHILI publish. Enjoy!

Fri November 8th

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SPICYtalks19 · CHILI publish User Event ...

Second day from SPICYtalks19 in Berlin is over, and basically SPICYtalks19 is now history. What a show, and what a great event to be part of. Enjoy our second day coverage, and stay tuned for interviews shortly!

Thu November 7th

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SPICYtalks19 · CHILI publish User Event ...

First day from SPICYtalks19 in Berlin is over, and we are awaiting another exciting day. The first day is always about meeting people you know, to check out the location, and to figure out what tracks to follow. INKISH was asked by CHILI publish to cover the event, which we really like - exciting people, amazingly great technology, and new network opportunities are just a few of the ingredients to make this soup SPICY. Enjoy our coverage of the first day, and stay tuned for Day 2. We will also have a range of great interviews (full length) with Kevin Goeminne, Theresa Regli, Thomas Julé, and Alan Dixon.

Tue November 5th

Automation & Awards · Adam Seiz · D...

Once in a while, you meet printing companies that stand out from the crowd, and one of them is for sure Bennett Graphics in Atlanta, GA. The printing company is a family-owned company, and the first things that strike you when you enter the building are the awards. Every wall is covered with awards recognizing Bennett Graphics for its excellence in printing. That established the next thing is what makes the company stand out. The litho printing machine? No. The Scodix? No. The Highcon? No. HP Indigos? No. Since we are sponsored by Enfocus to talk with Adam Seiz about Enfocus Switch, of course, this is part of the success, but the people are the real differentiators. So when you meet dedication and a commitment on all levels, you understand how technology is used to utilize the work, the quality, the awards, and the special touch that makes Bennett Graphics not just famous in Georgia, but among customers in the entire US. In this film, we do, however, focus on workflow and automation, and Bennett Graphics is a transformation process moving from analogue to digital. One thing is the production. But the entire workflow where Enfocus Switch is used to connect the web-store-fronts to the production workflow, to the two-ways integration to the Tharstern MIS system, and to how the company also uses Switch to increase the productivity internally in sales/estimation/production. Adam Seiz is certain that Enfocus Switch is one of the technical key-elements in the success of Bennett Graphics, and when said by Adam Seiz, we believe him. Watch this - in our opinion - brilliant video from Atlanta. We are sure you can learn from it.

Thu October 31st

It Starts With an Analysis, then Demo...

At PRINTING United INKISH was broadcasting daily. On October 24th, we spend the day with CHILI Publish trying to understand more about their products, services, and offerings. Spending time with specialists gives you a deeper insight, and therefore it's a pleasure to welcome Gabriel Flippo here on INKISH.TV where he talks about customers, and what kind of products/services they use CHILI Publisher for.

Thu October 31st

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How Do CHILI-Publish Approach the Market...

Every company, of course, have a go-to-market strategy. In this film Fabian Prudhomme from CHILI Publish explains how they use various channels to market CHILI Publisher. The interesting part is, of course, also how important the various types of partners are for CHILI. Fabian Prudhomme has a broad background in the printing industry where he has had positions like VP for Enfocus, worked for Kodak, and have a great insight in the value-chain in the industry. Listen, and learn!

Thu October 31st

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DEMO: Entourage Yearbooks · Sean Crowe &...

One of the best ways to learn is to experience. Here you'll see a LIVE presentation of Entourage Yearbooks, a US-based Yearbooks producer. Using CHILI-Publisher as engine enables the company to deliver a great user experience to the users and enables them to produce complex yearbooks online. Watch the demo and get an insight into the how-to.

Wed October 30th

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CHILI Understanding the Customer Needs ·...

Understanding the go-to-market approach by vendors may make it easier for most to understand the value proposition. In this interview, Global VP Sales and Alliances, Fabian Prudhomme explains how CHILI address future prospects. Actually quite interesting, and the amazing part is the vast value that CHILI-Publish apparently gives the customers who understand it. Remember to watch the two demos.

Wed October 30th

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CHILI is Online Editing of Smart Templat...

CHILI-Publish is maybe one of the worlds leading software when it comes to online mass-customization, and we are so happy that we are broadcasting LIVE from CHILI-Publisher. Not only will it give you an insight into the product, but also to get to know the people behind the company. In this film with Global Vice President Sales & Alliances, Fabian Prudhomme introduces us to CHILI. Enjoy and see the other interviews with Fabian Prudhomme as well.

Wed October 30th

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Why CHILI-Publish has such an enourmous ...

PRINTING United is, of course, about products, services, and network, but it's also about knowledge, sharing, learning, education, and sales. At PRINTING United we broadcasted LIVE from CHILI-Publisher's booth October 24th which was really cool. One of the inspiring people we spoke with was Director of Sales Operations, Seth Kane. In this film, he envisions the potential of CHILI in north-America, and we really liked talking with him, but dig in, and listen for yourselves.

Wed October 30th

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LIVE DEMO: CHILI Publish · Sean Crowe · ...

At PRINTING United we did 2 hours LIVE TV daily, and October 24th was dedicated to the great people from CHILI Publish. During the day we got interviews with the people from the booth, but also a chance to get a presentation of the software by Solutions Expert Sean Crowe. Here is the first one, where editor Morten Reitoft from INKISH.TV is getting a quick tour, including walk-through of some of the new features. Excellent presentation, great software, and whau - awe-inspiring.

Fri October 25th

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PRINTING United 2019 Day 2 · CHILI Publi...

One of the companies that have always continued to surprise us is CHILI Publish from Belgium. The company has one product on the shelf called CHILI Publisher and the first thing that comes to mind when you see it is Adobe InDesign in an online-version. However, CHILI Publisher is way more. It's an online templating and collaboration tool that enable users to create a stunning design online with sources from off-line to PIM's, DAM's and other data sources. October 24th we broadcasted LIVE from their booth at Printing United, and here is it. The un-edited version will shortly be trimmed into easier to consume 'bites' - however until then below is an approx. time-line. Enjoy! 7:56 Introduction and Interview with Fabian Prudhomme 17:18 LIVE demo with Sean Crowe incl. presentations of a few new features! 35:07 Interview with Seth Kane (issues with sound the first five/six seconds) 50:06 Print Sample TV LIVE with Pat McGrew 1:07 Interview with Fabian Prudhomme 1:20 LIVE demo/presentation by Sean Crowe and Elias Jo from Entourage Yearbooks 1:39 Interview with Fabian Prudhomme 1:52 Interview with Gabriel Flippo

Sat October 19th

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Chili in the Hot-Spot for Mass-Customiza...

At the recent LabelExpo, we got the chance to talk to Fabian Prudhomme from CHILI publish. Some may recognize Fabian Prudhomme, who used to be the VP of Enfocus. His new position with CHILI publish is Global Vice President Sales & Alliances. In the interview, we talk with Fabian Prudhomme about the opportunity Chili has in a time where everybody talks about mass-customization, personalization, etc. We also asked Fabian Prudhomme whether the marketing- and storytelling isn't becoming more complex when a product becomes more and more complex. See and hear his answers in this short interview from LabelExpo and stay tunes for a full day of coverage from CHILI publish's booth #11657 at Printing United 2019 in Dallas.

Mon October 14th

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Enfocus Switch Rewards Their Customers ·...

Enfocus is one of the maybe most known names in the printing industry. In this interview Managing Director, Wim Fransen goes as far as calling PitStop almost a house-hold name in Europe and the US. In this interview directly ask Wim Fransen whether their in-direct sales channel is the right one for software such as Enfocus Switch. Wim Fransen, who has been Managing Director for a couple of years, tell that this business model is such an important core of Enfocus that he almost compared as important as PitStop itself. As usual watch, like, and share this film.

Sun December 2nd

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Why Everybody Needs Automation · Toon Va...

Many believe automation is only for the bigger or for the few. In this interview, we asked Product Manager Toon Van Rossum from Enfocus why automation is something everybody should consider. We actually ask Toon Van Rossum the same question three times but in perspective; the small printing company, the medium size printing company and finally the large printing company and well - listen to Toon Van Rossum's answers and consider whether this applies to you and your printing company!

Wed August 22nd

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How Public Procurement is done in Antwer...

Public Procurement is complicated and tedious, and many printers simply have given up on selling to public companies and organizations. Things are not always easy and here is an insight into how Public Procurement is seen from the buyer's side and how the city of Antwerpen has streamlined their buying process. Here Director of Media & Communication Joris Heirbaut presents the route from then to now - enjoy!

Mon August 20th

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Printers still have a huge un-released p...

Recently the Federation of Printers in Denmark, Grakom, and Medit Consult - a highly acclaimed consulting company in the graphics industry hosted a one day conference about 'Automation and Workflow.' One of the speakers was Freddy Pieters from Enfocus. We got the chance to catch up with him during one of the breaks and spoke about the un-released potential for many printers. Workflow is one of the major topics in the global printing industry so always good to hear an opinion from one of the market leaders. Enjoy!

Mon August 13th

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Roland VersaUV printers at Work · Jeroen...

Roland DG has always been considered a work-horse and in the upper segment of their segment and at Argos Inspiration Days we got the chance to talk to Business Development Manager Jeroen Kooij from Roland DG Benelux. In this short film, you can the amazing products and what opportunities i.e. the VersaUV offer printing companies and their customers.

Tue June 19th

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Endless Branding & Endless Possibili...

Peter Janssen is the CEO of Endless Branding from Beek, The Netherlands - and one of the interesting things Peter Janssen emphasize in his speech from Benelux Online Print Event 18 in Brussels is that we "pretty much produce the same things we have always done, however, the way we do it has changed a lot"... This is interesting since this is what a lot of printers experience and some are successful others are still struggling. Listen and learn!

Tue May 8th

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Filip Roose ...

Filip Roose got roots in the printing. industry and together with his brother and father they started developing Slimbox some time ago - and now Slimbox is available - and in our humble opinion worth the wait. Take a look at Slimbox and listen to CEO Filip Roose - recorded at Argos Inspiration Days in Brussels.

Sat April 21st

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Luc Augustin...

Luc Augustinus is head of Business Development for Peleman Industries in Belgium and if that doesn't ring a bell for you, it may be because they are way more known for their Unibind products. At Argos Inspiration Days in Brussels, we got the chance to talk to Luc Augustinus about their latest invention - the Vpaper Tower. The Vpaper Tower is a machine that adds a double crease to a paper making it possible to use in Lay-flat bound products, like photo-books, textbooks and well - pretty much every application you can think of. Take a look at the video and see for yourself what Vpaper is all about.!

Tue March 27th

INKISH.TV proudly presents: Post Card fr...

INKISH covered the Argos Inspiration Days in Brussels this year and we have already published many hours of speeches recorded live during the show. When we cover events we always make a postcard from the event to give a taste of the event and to inspire you to go next time. Enjoy!

Tue March 20th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Kevin Goemin...

At the SpicyTalks18 in Amsterdam CEO Kevin Goeminne from Chili-Publish spoke with INKISH.TV about partnerships, the new Universal Graphics Engine (UGE) and how Chili-Publish looks ahead of a bright future for its products and services. Great conversation - thank you Kevin :-)

Wed March 14th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Post Card fr...

Chili Publish is one of the most recognized software companies in the printing industry. With their successful Chili platform, the company has enabled customers to handle their brand-identity on the internet and allowed hundreds if not thousands of printers to offer even complex services online. For the fourth year in a row, Chili Publishing is hosting their SPICY talks - this time in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Almost 200 people from all over the world attended the conference that gave tremendous options to talk techniques, business, development and, networking. INKISH was attending only on the last day - but it was great and we hope to cover the full event at SPICY talks19. Shortly we will bring an interview with Don Schminkey from Channel Fusion and a Conversation with CEO Kevin Goeminne.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Jos Claes · ...

At the Argos Inspiration days 2018, Owner Jos Claes gave a great presentation of the 2Imagine web-platform that enable brand owners to manage and maintain their design identity.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Harm Jan Hul...

At the Argos Inspiration Days 2018, Area Manager Harm Jan Hulleman gave a presentation of Tecnau's ingenious products made for commercial book production as well as on-demand production.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Tom Moulaert...

At the Argos Inspiration Days 2018, Trainer & Application Specialist Tom Moulaert gave the audience a range of tips- and tricks for the Adobe CC suite of programs. Really cool.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Luc Augustin...

At the Argos Inspiration Days 2018, Luc Augustinus from Peleman Industries and Erik Keuppens from Imaging Solutions gave a great presentation about Lay-Flat binding. According to the two gentlemen, Lay-Flat binding is an opportunity to create better value on printed books - see for yourself.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Laurent De W...

At the Argos Inspiration Days 2018, Trainer and Application Specialist Laurent De Wilde gave a great presentation about the benefits of automation using Enfocus Switch.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Fons Put · S...

At the Argos inspiration Days 2018 Senior Innovation Consultant Fons Put share his in-depth knowledge about colors and finishing.

Sun March 11th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Didier Haaze...

At the Argos Inspiration days 2018 Senior Innovation Consultant Didier Haazen spoke about the evolutions of the PDF.

Mon February 19th

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INKISH proudly presents: Wim Fransen · M...

In this CONVERSATIONS Managing Director Wim Fransen from Enfocus have a conversation with editor Morten Reitoft. In this 11 minute program, they talk about the DNA of Enfocus, how to remain passionate about your work even when you change position and also about a shared codebase, future development, and expectations in general. Wim Fransen is passionate about his work and it was a truly great pleasure to talk with him at the HQ in Gent, Belgium.

Thu February 15th

RolandDG@Argos Inspiration Days · March ...

RolandDG is one of the leading companies in the printing industry for large format, contour cutting, and machines that extend the boundaries of what's possible. See for yourself at www.argosinspirationdays.com in Brussels

Tue February 13th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Tony Michiel...

Argos Solution is a company developing and producing UV-coaters and more. In this INKISH episode, we talk to Tony Michiels about the Argos Inspiration Days that he is the organizer of. Tony Michiels is very open about that the inspiration for Argos Inspiration Days comes from Hunkeler Innovation Days - and we are certain that the participants will enjoy the knowledge, the network and the inspiration that you can experience yourself March 6th-8th 2018.

Fri October 6th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: Wim Fransen ...

Please welcome the new Managing Director Wim Fransen from Enfocus. Enfocus has for many years been a leader in workflow and automation and we have on several occasions here at INKISH.TV made films about Enfocus and the nice people from there. In this short film from Print17 we got the chance to meet Wim Fransen for the first time - and with the passion that you clearly see in his eyes and body language - no doubt, that he will be a great leader and a great ambassador for the company.

Mon July 17th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents: VP Fabian Pr...

Please welcome Fabian Prudhomme from Enfocus. Enfocus is a software developer that has specialized in workflow and automation and is well known for software like PitStop and Switch. As part of the X-treme Switchover project that INKISH.TV is covering we went to Belgium to visit Enfocus. We will soon publish more episodes about Switch and from the winner of the X-treme Switchover competition Sign-Age.

Wed February 22nd

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: Vice Preside...

Enfocus is one our favorite companies in the printing industry - inventing great software products, that enable printers to be more effective and more productive. At GraphExpo we had the opportunity (once again) to talk to Vice President Fabian Prudhomme. Automation is still key for Enfocus and with the Switch App Store introduced at Drupa, both Enfocus and third-party vendors will be able to add functionality to Switch and the customer's workflow. A new feature soon available is PDF proofing - really cool, but see for yourself.

Wed February 15th

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INKISH.TV Proudly presents: CEO Kevin Go...

Chili Publish is the company behind Chili Publisher which for years have been the locomotive and Rolls Royce in the web-to-print industry. We at INKISH.TV was so lucky to catch up with CEO Kevin Goeminne at GraphExpo in Orlando. Great company - both Kevin and Chili Publish, so enjoy our episode.

Thu January 26th

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INKISH.TV proudly presents Tony Michiels...

At GraphExpo we had a chance to talk to CEO and Founder Tony Michiels from Argos Solutions - and that was great. First of all, he is a very nice guy, but the flat coater he presented at GraphExpo was also really cool. Using LED-UV reduces not only energy consumption, but also reduce the amount of UV-Varnish needed for the jobs - and that leads to lower production cost and faster return on investment. Cool - but see for your self!