The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country consisting of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.[g] At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area[c]. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 328 million, the U.S. is the third most populous country in the world. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.

Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago.[19] European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies led to the American Revolutionary War lasting between 1775 and 1783, leading to independence.[20] The United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century—gradually acquiring new territories,[21]displacing Native Americans, and admitting new states—until 1848 when it spanned the continent.[21] During the second half of the 19th century, the American Civil War led to the abolition of slavery in the United States.[22][23] The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country’s status as a global military power.

The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower. It was the first country to develop nuclear weapons and is the only country to have used them in warfare. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. The end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world’s sole superpower.[24]

The United States is a federal republic and a representative democracy. It is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States (OAS), NATO, and other international organizations. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

A highly developed country, the United States is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP, the second-largest by purchasing power parity, and accounts for approximately a quarter of global GDP.[25] The United States is the world’s largest importer and the second-largest exporter of goods, by value.[26][27] Although its population is 4% of the world total,[28] it holds 29.4% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country.[29] Despite income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank very high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, median income, median wealth, human development, per capita GDP, and worker productivity.[30][31] It is the foremost military power in the world, making up more than a third of global military spending,[32] and is a leading political, cultural, and scientific force internationally.[33]

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Thu December 8th

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Being Operator Friendly is key · David W...

David Walden is the Plant Manager for PrimeSourceOPC out of North Carolina and, of course, influences the decision process when investing in new equipment. At the BOBST Open House event, he explains some of the KPIs when choosing equipment. But listen to what he says, and learn :-)

Wed December 7th

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Trade Printer Wise looks for capabilitie...

Being a trade printer serving thousands of customers requires excellent flexibility. At the BOBST Open House event in Alpharetta, Will Prettyman from WISE explains what they are looking for before investing in new technology. When Will Prettyman says 'capabilities,' it shows how crucial fast setup time, automated setup processes, and the high quality of a hybrid press is - and well, it's always great talking to experienced people!

Wed December 7th

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Experience makes you ask better question...

The BOBST Open House in Alpharetta is, of course, about presenting technology to potential customers. It's about selling. But for the attendees, it's also about asking questions that can avoid future investment mistakes, and during Dean Haertel from BOBST's presentation, I overheard a very interesting question. The question was how BOBST avoids stitching issues. Stitching can be seen when multiple printheads are clustered in a print bar and can either leave a tiny white line or a line of double print. The question came from Jodi Westphal from Western Shield Label & Packaging. Stitching is handled by BOBST in a smart and simple way, but this we will explain in INKISH.NEWS.

Wed December 7th

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Going to Events like this, I learn…...

David Zwang has been in the industry for a long time and continues to be 'everywhere' :-) And this time in the BOBST Open House in Alpharetta, Georgia. In this almost ten minutes long interview, we get to know a few of the many roles David Zwang has covered in the past years - but for now, enjoy the interview where you get different perspectives!

Wed December 7th

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TLMI Recruits New Members · Dale Coates ...

TLMI represents converters, substrate suppliers, and vendors in the label printing industry and uses the BOBST Open House event to support BOBST as a member and to serve and recruit new members. Listen and learn from Dale Coates, Engagement Director with TLMI.

Wed December 7th

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Looking for higher quality & lower ...

Michael Mullen started his business in Sacramento, California, four years ago; fortunately, the startup turned out great. With two toner-based label printers, Mullen is now considering inkjet and maybe even a Hybrid. Here is his story on INKISH, filmed at the BOBST Open House event in Alpharetta in December 2022. Enjoy!

Sat December 3rd

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Editor’s Outlook Presented by · Pa...

A few months before the NON-EVENT took place, on December 1st, we asked Pat McGrew to interview four editors about their views on the future. The result is four great interviews with Dan Brunton from UK-based Brunton Business Publications, Janet Maitland and Stephanie Gaddin from the Australian-based Image publishing group, Alexia Rizzi from Italian-based Stratego Group, and finally, Tony Curcio, Editor for Graphic Arts Magazine based in Canada. Four exciting and very different views on the future - and, of course, all to learn from! Thanks to Pat McGrew for doing these interviews.

Mon November 28th

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Investing in manroland 700-series presse...

In South Windsor, Connecticut, you'll find a packaging printing company named Keystone Paper & Box Company. The owner, James Rutt, is the third generation owner, and while we are visiting the company, James (Jim) shows us around, greets all employees by their first name, and knows pretty much exactly when each piece of equipment was acquired. The BOBST, the gluers, the windowing machine, and while being on tour, getting the exciting story about how Keystone Paper and Box Company became what it is today. With Robert Papa as COO, the company is now initiating a new growth phase that, according to Papa, will double the size of the company. The heart of the production is the two new manroland 700-series offset machines. One is an 8-color straight machine with a manroland cold-foiling unit installed, and for the second, the foundation is being laid for the second machine. Great story and we hope you like the film - we do :-)

Mon October 24th

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Impostrip helps SG360° Optimizing Workfl...

SG360° is one of the leading Direct Marketing companies in the US with several locations and can deliver almost any kind of direct marketing service in print, electronically, on film, web, etc. - a true omnichannel supplier. We have been invited to the Wheeling facility to talk to John Zawisza, Director of Digital Operations, about how they use Ultimate Technographics Impostrip. That alone is an exciting story, but in this more extended INKISH edit, we also learn about their printing equipment and many more exciting things. We are sure you will like this rare insight from one of the larger operators in the US market. Enjoy! You can also read the article we did on INKISH.NEWS.

Sun October 23rd

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Partnering with Solimar enables faster p...

Solimar co-exhibits with RISO at PRINTING United. At the reception, Solimar did on the booth; we got a chance to talk to Margaret Curry, National Manager for RISO Production Printing Systems gives you an insight into the advantages of using RISO printing equipment but also why working with Solimar enables faster print

Sat October 22nd

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Docutrim Demonstrated · Paul J Steinke ·...

At PRINTING United, the exhibitors showed more gear than earlier, which was the case for Standard Finishing. In this film, we get a great chat with the Director of Sales, Paul J. Steinke, about the market and products, and we end with a walk-through of the Docutrim to see and understand what it does.

Sat October 22nd

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Horizon offer Collaborating Robots · Rob...

Standard Finishing represents Horizon in the US, demonstrating a range of new products. In this film, Bob Flinn presents a robot-arm solution that makes it possible to operate the company's binding equipment almost without people being involved. Amazing to see it in action, and Bob Flinn also tells us about the HUGE interest from many of the attendees!

Sat October 22nd

Farewell PRINTING United with Ford Bower...

In this film, we wrap up our experience from PRINTING United together with Ford Bowers, the CEO of PRINTING United Alliance. Still, we also get a chance to see some of the products and print samples HP has spent the past three days showcasing. We find PRINTING United an overwhelming success - congratulations to the hard-working team. It's not an easy job to set up a show like this!

Fri October 21st

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Innovative Solutions Optimizing the Back...

Solimar Systems is actually widely used but maybe not known to so many. Almost every letter sent in the US has probably been processed at some point by some of the IT solutions Solimar delivers. You'll find Solimar solutions in operations that need streamlining their data flow, and as the world increasingly uses PDFs, ReadyPDF optimized PDF for max. performance. But listen to Mary Ann Rowan and learn more - and by the way, Solimar Systems also sponsored the recent Xplor breakfast event where the topic was workflow/automation. We published a short piece of it on INKISH.NEWS.

Fri October 21st

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Improve Productivity with Better Data · ...

Steve Metcalf is a true entrepreneur and is now involved with AMP. AMP develops a software platform for connecting IoT sources to monitor production on a very fine level - all vendor-agnostic and using industry-standard protocols. But listen to Steve Metcalf here, and reach out to learn more - this is super cool!

Thu October 20th

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The King of Foil – The Past, Prese...

Mike King is born into the graphics arts industry, working with his father repairing printing machines. Soon he realized his engineering talent and started refining cold foiling - which was invented a few years earlier in the UK. Today Mike King and Eagle Systems are among the absolute leaders in the industry and keep innovating and refining foiling. Mike King is, by all means, fascinating, and I am sure you will enjoy this film!

Tue October 18th

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Customer Driven Focus on Technology · Pa...

Hudson Printing has been featured in our famous Print Sample TV episodes by Pat McGrew more than once because of the intense focus on quality and customer satisfaction. Hudson Printing has also got quite a lot of media coverage because of the company's investment in two Landa S10P presses. So we believe now it's time to visit the company to understand more about it, what drives it from a technology perspective, a human perspective, and of course, a business perspective. We nail it pretty well in this film from Salt Lake City. Enjoy it! https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-hudson-2b170016/  

Wed October 5th

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Please Welcome Mark Andy’s CEO Jas...

CEO Jason Desai meets with Editor Morten B. Reitoft to explain how strong values drive Mark Andy into a Digitally Transformed reality. An extremely exciting conversation where you get closer to who Jason Desai is. We get an insight into how Mark Andy sees a future with flexo, digital, and hybrids - and also how Mark Andy aims to be a full-service supplier with technology, service, and consumables as part of the future offerings!

Tue October 4th

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Back Stronger and With Many New Ideas · ...

Mark Subers is the President of PRINTING United Expo. In just a few weeks (October 19th-21st, 2022), PRINTING United Expo takes place in Las Vegas. After two years of COVID and cancellations, editor Morten B. Reitoft talked with Subers about what to expect in the 2022 edition. Subers explain the many changes, like more equipment on the floor, fewer but better educational sessions, and integrated activities in various pavilions. The new PUX platform enables other organizations to organize user events days before PRINTING United, hopefully leading to more people staying for the expo. The exhibition floor has grown, and Subers is optimistic about the number of attendees, which most likely will exceed the 30,000 attendees from the 2019 edition in Dallas. His expectations are based on a much higher sale of hotel rooms here two weeks before the event. INKISH will cover PRINTING United intensively, so be prepared for our daily coverage.

Sat September 24th

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Project Peacock Print Production: Open K...

Canon Solutions America takes us along with their amazing technology to the kitchen, and what's not to like? Food, Print, and good company? Seeing is believing, and with Project Peacock Network, Deborah Corn and PrintMediaCentr.com now deliver printspiration to a far larger audience by filming great-looking films (by us, of course) and great stories. Find inspiration and use print to grow your business. We are very happy to be part of this project. For show notes, please visit www.projectpeacock.tv ©2022 Print Media Centr in collaboration wit INKISH.

Sat September 24th

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Project Peacock Print Production: Area R...

A new chapter in the new series of films from Deborah Corn and PrintMediaCentr. For a long time, Peacock has been where you see how design, substrates, and printing technology merge into a brilliant communication piece. What you see is super great filming quality that will inspire your current and future projects, and on Project Peacock TV, you can also see the show notes and more information about what you see. Deborah Corn developed the concept, and the film was filmed and produced by INKISH. A big shout out to Jan Majnik for filming and editing! To get the most out of this session, visit https://projectpeacock.tv © 2022 Print Media Centr

Sat September 24th

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Project Peacock Print Production: The Id...

Project Peacock Network is a new offer from the Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse. Deborah Corn - and INKISH have partnered with her to create a unique, genuinely great series of educational films. The idea bridge technology and business with substrates, creatives, and campaigns that essentially makes the work for all of us. You can always check the most recent episode on Project Peacock TV, but we will also share the films here on INKISH. This film is about the launch of Neenah Papers Idea Shop and how they work with Design Army and Fey Printing to realize a project that can inspire designers and printers everywhere! What you see is super great filming quality that will inspire your current and future projects, and on Project Peacock TV, you can also see the show notes and more information about what you see. Deborah Corn developed the concept, and the film was filmed and produced by INKISH. A big shout out to Jan Majnik for filming and editing! To get the most out of this session, visit https://projectpeacock.tv © 2022 Print Media Centr

Tue September 20th

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Karstedt & Partners acquired by Key...

At the LabelExpo-Americas show, we got the chance to talk to CEO Kevin Karstedt from Karstedt & Partners, who today, Tuesday, September 20th, announced the company's acquisition by Keypoint Intelligence. Kevin Karstedt is well-known for the company's 20+ years of experience in packaging, and with his experience, he and his partner Jeff will be leading the packaging division at KPI. Super cool to meet Kevin Karstedt, and I am sure you will like the interview.

Mon September 19th

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Taskalfa Pro Kyocera Inkjet Cut sheet · ...

The Kyocera Taskalfa Pro is a cut sheet inkjet device that looks pretty much like the toner-based printers you may already have. In this Print Sample TV edition, your host Pat McGrew explains why she believes the Taskalfa Pro is worth a closer look. She likes the look, she likes the footprint, and she likes the cost of inkjet vs. toner. So dig in and learn more!

Mon September 19th

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Unite with a Print Association · Pat McG...

Your Print Sample TV host, Pat McGrew talks about associations - and for good reasons. All industries have different associations and in the printing industry, this is also the case. Not only do the associations offer various learning experiences, but events, trade shows, and also utilizing different print technologies and applications are part of the role. In this episode, Pat McGrew shows you samples from the Printing United 22 event. We will be there, will you?

Mon September 19th

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How Would you Label Pat McGrew? · Pat Mc...

It's difficult not to be impressed by the amazing opportunities you can do with a label press. Of course, you can print labels, and sometimes you choose analog and sometimes digital, and VERY often you mix offset, flexo, digital, varnishes, and embellishment - exactly what makes labels so impressive. However, if you have presses like the Screen 350UV or the new Screen PAC830F you can also produce pouches that extend your business opportunities like never before. But as usual host, Pat McGrew takes you through a wealth of inspiration in this Print Sample TV episode!

Mon September 19th

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Make Me Stop · Pat McGrew · Print Sample...

Walking down the aisles at all the once-upon-a-time trade shows sometimes you need something special to draw attention to your booth. Host Pat McGrew, got the attention of the Swiss manufacturer Sign Racer who presented some really GREAT flexible print samples, showing their product's capabilities with great-looking design. So when we write Make me Stop - don't worry, we can't stop Pat McGrew!

Wed September 7th

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Embellishment, Embellishment, Embellishm...

Michael Aumann, Director, Digital Embellishment from KURZ USA, has a vision that can't come as a surprise - "more embellishment, more embellishment, and more embellishment." He is responsible for digital embellishment, though very honest about the need for both digital and analog embellishment options for a long time to come. INKISH got the chance to meet with Michael Aumann, Allan Quimby, and Myron Werner from KURZ USA - and this is the first of the results - stay tuned!

Mon August 29th

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It’s a great advantage to using CE...

Advantage Label & Packaging is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based label printing company, and we got the chance to meet with General Manager Brad Knoth. Advantage Label & Packaging runs multiple flexo/hybrid/digital presses and operates a business solely focusing on narrow web label production. Besides being a supplier of labels, Advantage also develops, supports, and sells turn-key solutions for its customers that include machines that can applicate those labels, but also as a reseller for label printers. What brought INKISH to Grand Rapids is a relatively recent investment in CERM. CERM is an MIS system - formerly owned by Heidelberg - but today owned by the management of CERM. CERM has focused on labels for a long time, and when seeing it in action, you see sensors on machines and barcodes in the warehouse, and you for sure learn that CERM has been a game changer for a customer like Advantage Label & Packaging. Most people realize how big of work it is to change the MIS system, and what surprised Brad Knoth and his team was how smoothly the process went with CERM. Coming from a home-brewed solution, the company already knew what they wanted, and before deciding, they asked four suppliers to demo and present their solutions. CERM came out as a clear winner, and Advantage Label & Packaging proudly discusses the process and the result. Enjoy!

Tue August 16th

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Marco Boer · Should I stay or Should I g...

In this chat between Vice Presiden, IT Strategies, Marco Boer, and Editor-in-Chief of INKISH, Morten B. Reitoft, the talk is about technology, the need for tradeshows, and how PRINTING United will be the measure for attendees visiting DRUPA, and many more interesting topics. Dig in for 20 minutes of great insights from Marco Boer - he is even teasing an entirely new printing platform - can you believe it?

Sun June 26th

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Add Dimensions to your Stories · Pat McG...

When Pat McGrew goes to Italy she brings back samples that rock - and here she presents great samples produced by Ricoh. Textures, different substrates, seem that the imagination is the only limit you have, so be inspired by your host and evangelist Pat McGrew!

Tue May 17th

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Leadership round table · Jim Benedict, S...

Take three DSCOOP attendees into a nice room - set up a couple of cameras, and let the talk begin! Experience, knowledge, and open-mindedness are simply what this conversation between Jim Benedict from Enpointe, Shanna Vollmer from Pixa Creative, and Brian Craig from Woods Printing Company. How did you get into the industry? This is just one of the many good questions from this conversation. We are certain you will love it!

Tue May 10th

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You’re buying the equipment, but y...

Richmark Label is located in downtown Seattle and we found a cool-looking urban-style graffiti-painted building with an atmosphere - but soon we realized that Bill Donner who owns it has fewer passions for the building and its history. However, inside the building, we found a label manufacturer producing both flexo and digital. In this film, Bill Donner explains his strategy of always buying more than one machine, as well as how important the relationship is with both the salesperson as well as the company producing the machine. BOBST has placed its more and more recognized Mouvent digital label presses on the floor of Richmark Labels with more to come shortly. Enjoy!

Thu April 28th

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Rob Mayerson · President · Label Traxx ·...

Rob Mayerson, on a quest to conquer more of Europe’s fine Label and Packaging PSPs. We learn about Label Traxx an MIS designed specifically for the Labels and Flexible Packaging sectors. Label Traxx and Batched also demonstrate their automated planning and scheduling extension. This powerful tool features a blend of artificial intelligence and machine learning with human engagement. Siteline, Label Traxx’s Customer Engagement Module, offers new features to further simplify the product management and reordering processes. It now includes a simple yet advanced artwork approvals process to help get jobs on press faster.

Thu April 28th

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Philip Gaskin · Business Development Cha...

Phil Gaskin gets into the key features of the XMPie software. They provide powerful, variable data printing and web-to-print software that brings together customer databases and creative content. Working on top of Adobe creative suite, they help printers and businesses leverage their customer data and create personalized omnichannel experiences across print and digital channels.

Wed April 27th

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Robert McJury · Owner · TLF Graphics · D...

Robert provides insight into how sales teams must be brought into the loop when it comes to introducing new technologies to the shop. Explains the value of digital label printing while still offering flexo solutions. Educating sales so they can educate the client is crucial to success.

Sun April 17th

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To All Our Pal’s Out There · Pat M...

International Paper has published the 21st edition of their recognized Pocket Pal - the book that teaches you to speak correctly - or to standardize the vocabulary of PSPs. Host and evangelist Pat McGrew are excited about the addition of terms from the digital print space, so watch the Print Sample TV edition and maybe find a way to get your copy of the Pocket Pal.

Thu March 24th

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It’s H(I)P to be Square · Pat McGr...

Print Sample TV is all about great print samples, but it's also about bridging great design and great equipment into what makes host and evangelist Pat McGrew's heart beat a bit faster. In this episode, she shows how production inkjet equipment not only delivers amazing speed, agility, but more important higher and higher quality. With HP's new Brilliant Ink the WidePage contesters deliver stunning results at the speed of - well - the speed of a production inkjet machine! Enjoy!

Thu March 10th

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What’s Up Dscoop · Bob Raus · HP

At Dscoop Edge Rockies Bob Raus from HP celebrated his birthday by talking to Editor Morten B. Reitoft - or more likely it just happened to be so :-) However, Bob Raus is responsible for the software before and after the printer, including the partnerships with other developers and solutions providers. Really great talking to him. Enjoy!

Wed March 9th

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Leadership round table · David Burkus, C...

Two great keynote speakers from Dscoop in a leadership round table conversation with Dscoop's Chris Hyde. David Burkus, a successful author and considered as one of the world's leading business thinkers, helps answer the 'one' question Chris Hyde asks Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas, and has more than 1,000 people on a waiting list to get a job at The Savannah Bananas - "How do you think somebody in our industry can get to where you are?" The conversation is great, open-minded, full of insight and inspiration. You will love this!

Tue March 8th

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What’s Up Dscoop · Nick Benkovich ...

Nick Benkovich is the VP of Product Management at eProductivity Software - until recently a software under the EFI brand. Nick Benkovich is an extremely open-minded and accessible leader and as you get to know him you understand how he takes responsibility for his staff, their families, and also the customers and their families. As he says if we as a company with hundreds of employees and thousands of customers take the wrong decisions it influences many lives. Talking to Nick Benkovich is fun, always with a smile, but it's also a conversation with wit and wisdom! At DSCOOP eProductivity Software for the first time got the chance to partner with HP and have already weekly call on how to develop and integrate technology - all to the benefit of the customers!

Mon March 7th

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Leadership round table · Jon Bailey, Ric...

In this round table the leadership of DSCOOP, Jon Bailey, Rick Bellamy, and Peter Van Teeseling talk about the values of the events, the network, and how members profit from being part of the event. It's been more than a thousand days since the last show, and as Jon Bailey said, it took only three minutes to get back in the DSCOOP mood. Interesting conversation and as always interesting to learn from other people's experiences!

Mon February 21st

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Time to become Member · VIGC Special Edi...

In this SPECIAL edition of Print Sample TV, host Pat McGrew talks about the amazing print VIGC uses to promote its events and the organization itself. Inspired by the Pantone Swatch book and using newspapers are just a few examples of how VIGC not only markets its services but also utilizes print to promote the printing industry in general. Great work! LinkedIn profile: Jos Steutelings from VIGC

Mon February 21st

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Now We Know What They Think! · Pat McGre...

In this Print Sample TV episode, host and evangelist Pat McGrew talk about the magazine. As she mentions "How long time ago is it you referred to an online publication?" hint - you probably more often refer to a printed magazine. So the printed magazine has a lot of value, and whether used to communicate a certain message for a publisher - like the two first examples - or as a teaching and marketing communication piece for a PSP - well, the magazine is not a bad place to get started!

Tue February 15th

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Mouvent Technology has delivered on the ...

In the city of North Providence at Rhode Island you'll find a printing company - or to be more precise, a not so easy to find printing company. Aptech Graphics has an extremely anonymous facade but we got there and though Aptech Graphics is a tiny printing company with a HUGE range of products they produce, we also found a company that recently invested in the amazing BOBST Mouvent-series inkjet label printer. The owner and President Mark Mader is an interesting gentleman with a huge interest in technology, and also very dedicated to producing printed products beyond the ordinary. In this film, we focus on the label business, but if you ever need anything from printed beer taps, to pins, to promotional items, or - almost anything you can think of - here is a supplier you should reach out to!

Thu February 3rd

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Faster Growth and Higher Profits with PO...

Linemark serves three different business segments - direct mail, print-on-demand, and general commercial business. Entering the production, you very soon realize how organized and busy people are, and you understand right away how the company sees the future. Books-of-One is for sure an exciting opportunity, and as David Ashton explains in the film, POD is the fastest-growing segment and also the most profitable. Investing in digital printing equipment combined with the Müller Martini solution - and skilled people - Linemark does make a difference! LinkedIn Profiles: Steve Bearden David Ashton

Thu January 27th

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High Quality and Profits on the Horizon ...

About 1,5 hours east of Minneapolis, you'll find the city of Eau Claire. In Eau Claire, you'll find a printing company named Documation. In that printing company, you'll find VP Operations Jeremy Stanek - with whom we met on a cold day to talk about how they utilize their Horizon binding equipment. Documation is a company that grew out of another business and today focuses primarily on the production of softcover books - digitally produced. With a high level of automation, many printers would be astonished how digital print and binding can produce books-of-one profitable. The content of the books is printed on two HP T-series printers. Folded and stacked into perfect book blocks on Documation's Hunkeler equipment. Documation offers both saddle stitching and perfect binding on Horizon equipment, and to be honest - small, lean, and nice books are what you see. Pure inspiration! LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-stanek-603857b/

Wed January 26th

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How Hunkeler has taken Bridgeport Nation...

In 1947 Bridgeport National Bindery was founded. Times were different, but Bridgeport served books of one despite all the commercial and technical differences. The product wasn't a finished book but library binding, handled in small runs. Today Bridgeport National Bindery is a modern printing- and binding company still focusing on small print runs down to copies of one. We got the chance to meet with Bruce Jacobsen, who gave us a tour of an amazing company producing beautiful hard- and softcover books. They produce 20,000 unique titles per day in peak seasons, and only possible because of their HP and Screen presses + the Hunkeler setup creating perfect book blocks! Books of one are for sure one of the mega-trends in book printing, and it's been fantastic to see how different, same equipment is utilized with different printing companies. Stay tuned for more films like this, soon on INKISH :-) LinkedIn Profile: Bruce Jacobsen https://www.linkedin.com/in/brucefjacobsen/ Richard Healy https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-healy-88615818/

Wed January 26th

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Kirk Icuss measures throughput, consiste...

Most of us know how addictive this industry is, and I am not sure why Kirk Icuss decided to get back into business after selling his long-time business. BUT. Imagine starting with all the knowledge you have and then choosing the right equipment, the right finishing equipment, and maybe even the right customers to begin with? This is precisely what happened to Kirk Icuss, who know run and operates Enterprise Group Printing with help from smart employees (some even his kids) :-) This is a good film to find inspiration from!

Tue January 25th

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Nick Benkovich · VP Portfolio Product Ma...

In this Conversations, VP Portfolio Product Management, Nick Benkovich, shares his views and insights on how eProductivity Software plays an immense role in the future of - well - essentially all software needed in the graphics arts industry. You will ALSO get to know more about Nick Benkovich as a human being - and what drives him as a leader in our industry—interviewed by INKISH Editor-in-Chief Morten B. Reitoft in a very open-minded conversation. Enjoy!

Tue January 25th

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Introducing Project Peacock Network · PP...

We are working together with Deborah Corn on a new project called PPN - or the Project Peacock Network. Before going into details about this, let's turn back time for a second. Project Peacock was founded years ago, and has with the same agenda, used various channels to educate, inspire, and promote print. In short, Peacock is about showing designers, brand-owners, and print-buyers what technology can do, and to some extent, bridge buyers and sellers. Over the years, thousands of people have been exposed to various print samples and printing technologies. Before COVID, Project Peacock Print Fair traveled through America and Canada hosting educational events - and during the pandemic, Peacock turned into the Project Peacock Platform where vendors and registrants could meet online 365/24/7 - and Platform events presented various topics and speakers. I was so fortunate to present a keynote at the digital publishing event. It was fun, engaging, and interesting to explore the feedback on a platform that isn't a virtual event, a webinar, or anything like it. Now it's 2022, and Deborah and I have been working on something entirely new. We call it Project Peacock Network, PPN. The idea is to invite people from the industry to talk about various topics and then present it as a two-hour, monthly streaming experience. On the first Friday of every month, beginning in March, Deborah will host the streaming format with guests from PSPs, vendors, designers, brand owners, influencers, and more. As we progress with the production, I am excited about this project - and of course, INKISH wanted to be the executive producer of the show and support bringing people together while bringing excitement and a new format to learn and connect to the audience. The show will be broadcast simultaneously on INKISH, Print Media Centr, our YouTube channels, LinkedIn, and where applicable at noon ET, starting March 4, 2022. If you have stories to share and/or create products and services you believe designers, brand owners, and buyers should know about, this is the time to reach out to us. Project Peacock is supported by partners who share our vision.

Mon January 24th

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Marc Olin · Executive Chairman · eProduc...

Marc Olin was welcomed back by friends and colleagues at eProductivity/EFI Connect 2022 in his new capacity as Executive Chairman of the board in the spin-off company eProductivity Software. It was great for INKISH to have a chance to sit down and understand more about who Marc Olin is and his view of the new setup.

Mon January 24th

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Toby Weiss · COO · EFI Fiery Business

Toby Weiss is the COO of the Fiery Digital Front End for EFI. In this CONVERSATION, Toby tells about his work life balance, the challenges presented by the (not so) great pandemic and his vision for what Fiery means to to the print world as the transition to digital accelerates. With a background in high technology that had little to do with print, he has become a thought leader in moving Fiery forward to the places print needs to go. His sense of humor and keen insights make this an enjoyable journey to what makes EFI a key player in the industry.

Sat January 22nd

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Extremely Satisfying Experiencing CONNEC...

DJ Buell has attended eProductivity Software/EFI Connect for seven years. In this film, he, among other exciting things, shares how satisfying it is to see ideas being discussed at CONNECT being implemented. DJ Buell works as IT Director at Primary Packaging, specializing in "heavy-duty" plastic bags.