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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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.

Sat January 22nd

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How certain are trends? · Marco Boer · V...

Marco Boer is a recognized analyst, speaker, and person we always welcome on INKISH for his great insight. At this year's eProductivity Software/EFI Connect 2022, Marco Boer spoke with EFI CEO Jeff Jacobson about trends, and we got the opportunity to continue the chat on camera. Enjoy.

Sat January 22nd

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Henry Wagner and Aaron Gerlich Advocates...

Sandy Alexander has its roots in the printing industry but is a communications service provider today. In this interview, Henry Wagner and Aaron Gerlich talk about the importance of the eProductivity software. Interesting views also on change, we are sure you will like it.

Sat January 22nd

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Mike Mohn at Connect 2022 to Maximize so...

Mike Mohn from Wallace Carlson enjoys eProductivity Software/EFI Connect 2022 to learn how to maximize the mid-market solutions software benefits.

Fri January 21st

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Be Online or Go Away · Joe Fedor · eProd...

The MarketDirect Storefront (MDSF) is described by channel sales manager Joe Fedor. Boasting a flexible UX and simple integration with any of the eProductivity workflow and management solutions, MDSF is scalable e-commerce for small to medium size print service providers as well as enterprise web-to-print customer integration. It is also API enabled for integration with third party MIS systems.

Fri January 21st

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Specialists and other users are great le...

CFO Jim Vosburgh from Gilson Graphics attends EFI/EPS Connect 2022 in Vegas with three colleagues. In this short film from Las Vegas, Jim Vosburg tells why he attends Connect for the ninth or tenth time.

Fri January 21st

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Inspired by updated Monarch APIs · Shawn...

IT Director Shawn Theesfeld from OneTouchPoint says that meeting product managers and piers are valuable for his company. In the interview with Robert Godwin, Shawn Theesfeld says he found inspiration in a break-out session where he learned about eProductivity Monarch's APIs.

Fri January 21st

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Sumners uses eProductivity Software in M...

COO Courtney Sumners of Benson Integrated Marketing Solutions speaks with Robert Godwin about how her company utilizes a range of eProductivity Software solutions in their offerings to their customers. Enjoy!

Fri January 21st

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Demoing EFI Pro 32R+ · George Howe · App...

George Howe is an Applications Specialist at EFI, and at the eProductivity Software/EFI Connect 2022, he demos a new EFI roll-to-roll digital printer to Robert Godwin. Both also chat about how EFI trains new users to the EFI experience. Enjoy

Fri January 21st

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Tiffany Bisson demoing EFI Pro 30F · EFI...

Tiffany Bisson manages the EFI Customer Experience Center and has great knowledge and skills in explaining the technology. In this film, Robert Godwin from INKISH gets a demo of the new EFI Pro 30F - Enjoy!

Fri January 21st

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Jeramie Wilson from eProductivity Softwa...

EPS/EFI Connect 2022 is about piers, keynotes, and, of course, the product specialists that bridge customer demand to actual development. Jeramie Wilson from eProductivity Software (EPS) explains the mid-market to enterprise solutions in this film.

Wed January 19th

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First-time visitor at eProductivity Soft...

Chris Leduc is visiting eProductivity Software/EFI Connect for the first time, and what we understand from him is that he is pleased with what he experienced! Meeting people seems to be recurring positive feedback from all the people we have spoken with - isn't that just nice?

Wed January 19th

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Good to meet people & using eProduc...

President and CEO Joe Straka, Priority Group, appreciate being back to eProductivity Software/EFI Connect for the tenth time and underscore the importance of human-to-human interaction. Joe Straka also explains his eight operations that ALL utilize solutions from eProductivity Software/EFI.

Wed January 19th

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Post Installation Support as important a...

In this interview, Application Sales Manager Adam Toqe, from Esko USA, talks with INKISH Producer Robert Godwin about Installation and Post Installation support of software - and agrees how important both are. Enjoy the film!

Wed January 19th

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Integrate Loyalty solution into eProduct...

John Dipippo is the CEO of the company Loyaltyloop which provides loyalty solutions to eProductivity Software/EFI customers. Understanding why customers love your company or don't - is valuable in your communication and marketing and an invaluable tool for understanding how you can improve the customer experience. John DiPippo and Loyaltyloop have the solution!

Wed January 19th

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Using Connect to Connect · Cissy Petteno...

Cissy Pettenon is the Digital Work Flow Deployment Manager at SPC and has been at eProductivity Software/EFI Connect before. In this short interview, she explains how SPC is a company embracing change and the value of meeting piers at eProductivity Software/EFI Connect.

Wed January 19th

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Excited being at Connect for the first t...

For many, eProductivity Software/EFI Connect is a recurring annual event, and for some, it's a first-time experience. First-time visitor Korby Gutherie, Executive VP, shortly explains why he believes eProductivity Software/EFI Connect is great.

Wed January 19th

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Education, education, and education · Ja...

There is no doubt that many industries, including the printing industry, see labor shortage and need to focus on getting young people involved. The eProductivity Software/EFI Connect seems very committed to giving young people an opportunity to talk to PSP, Converters, Media, and anybody at the event. Robert Godwin talks to Jason Foster from Cal Poly/UGS about print, technology, and the future in this film. Great to see the commitment from EFI also in this area!

Wed January 19th

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American made fabrics and sustainability...

Ken Bach is Business Development Director for Aberdeen Fabrics in North Carolina, USA. The company exhibit at EFI Connect 2022 and use this opportunity to promote American-made fabrics, but also very much a sustainability agenda.

Wed January 19th

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EFI Connect as an opportunity to meet cu...

eProductivity Software/EFI Connect is about meeting people, and for sponsor Duplo USA, it's about meeting customers and prospects. In this film, Vice President Marketing Rick Salinas explains how finishing should be considered earlier in the buying process and how Duplo uses eProductivity Software/EFI to control the equipment as an integrated part of the workflow!

Wed January 19th

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VP Marketing Rick Salinas demonstrates D...

At EFI Connect 2022, we did two films with Vice President of Marketing Rick Salinas from Duplo USA. Both are to be found on INKISH, of course. This film demonstrates two cutting solutions that Duplo USA presented - exciting, and as always, great to learn!

Wed January 19th

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Cloudbased Software hosting · Tim Roloff...

Vice President Business Development, Tim Roloff, explains in this film from eProductivity Software/EFI Connect 2022 the advantages of using dedicated cloud services from ISCorp.

Tue January 11th

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Investing in Eagle Systems · Joey Schmis...

We visited the printing company TPC Printing & Packaging in Chattanooga, which recently invested in two new Koenig & Bauers presses. One of the presses is installed with Eagle Systems cold-foil solutions. In this film, President Joey Schmissrauter explains why they chose to invest in the Eagle Systems solutions and how it enables them to create even more luxurious packaging combined with their BOBST hotfoil solutions and their Scodix 106 digital enhancement solution. Very interesting story, and in the film you can see amazing print samples - just for inspiration :-)

Mon December 13th

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Jim Rosenthal · Let’s Connect Janu...

Jim Rosenthal has attended almost EVERY EFI Connect, and in this chat, with editor Morten B. Reitoft he gives many great reasons for why you should also attend. Jim Rosenthal is the President of PDC Graphics in Pennsylvania and delivers a mix of data-driven print using EFI technology. Jim Rosenthal also says that he has got good friends at EFI Connect that he considers family friends - and of course, he is going again in January - Let's Connect!

Fri December 10th

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Nathaniel Grant Comes back to EFI Connec...

Can you get to know people in just 20 minutes and virtually? I interviewed Nathaniel Grant, who owns a printing company in Sterling, Virginia - and we genuinely had a good laugh. I got a pretty good understanding of his company. This film is part of our promotion of the upcoming EFI Connect event in Las Vegas from January 17th-21st. Take a listen to Nathaniel Grant and maybe you also decide to go to Vegas in January - and if you do - let's connect!

Wed November 24th

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Publishing books globally using Cloud Pr...

The world is getting smaller and smaller, and what looked almost impossible years ago is today becoming simpler. In this INKISH film Steven Booth from Genius Books & Media explains how he is using Cloudprinter in his publishing business enabling him selling books everywhere. Cloudprinter is a global API that connect storefronts with a vast global network of printing companies. Enjoy! LinkedIn Profile

Tue November 23rd

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Vanguard CEO Dave Cich in conversation w...

Vanguard’s CEO Dave Cich is a true leader. In this INKISH CONVERSATION Dave describes how he builds his teams and describes his plans for a global sales force. With the acquisition by Durst, Dave explains how their global reach will empower this effort. We also see a very human side to what comprises a leader. LinkedIn Profile

Tue November 16th

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Leadership in America’s leading tr...

Our CONVERSATION with 4over’s CEO Shaheen Javadizadeh revealed some of the new blood entering the very traditional print industry. As the United States’ premier online trade printer, and technological ecommerce leader, 4over investment owners had the vision to bring in a leader with a high tech and financial background. Find out Shaheen’s vision for print’s future. LinkedIn Profile

Wed October 20th

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Beaver Group Outlook · Tobias Sternbeck ...

We get better acquainted with some of their offerings and ask about their economic outlook for the coming years. Interesting points of view to hear from an important player in this segment. Do check it out. LinkedIn Profile:

Wed September 8th

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Working with Solimar · Robert Tokar · CE...

Wolverine Solutions Group handles millions of letters, printing, addressing, enveloping, and managing all the mission-critical data that ensure delivery of health-, financial, insurance, and marketing information posted to households all over the US. Of course, hardware is important, but in this film, we focus mainly on the software provided by Solimar. Wolverine is an impressive company, and we are confident that you can find inspiration and, of course, a good reason why you should reach out to either Wolverine or Solimar.

Fri September 3rd

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Mark Subers on the cancellation of PRINT...

PRINTING United Expo was cancelled a few days ago - sad but somehow expected. In this interview, editor Morten B. Reitoft sits down with President Mark Subers to learn why the decision was taken, Subers' view on the future of PRINTING United, tradeshows in general, and other very important and exciting topics. The consequences for the industry with the many cancelled tradeshows aren't at the current time clear, mainly because the buying cycles are LONG in our industry. But listen to the conversation, and as usual, enjoy! LinkedIn Profile: Mark Subers

Fri August 6th

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Developing New Talent for the Industry ·...

In this session Director of Development, Jeff White, from the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation talk about the important work of the foundation - the challenges (actually none), and how the foundation raises money for the scholarships granted. Wonderful insight! Enjoy LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/whitejeff/

Fri July 30th

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Growing Competition Fuels Growth · Shayn...

This was - to be honest - a very funny interview to do. Shayne Huston and Pam Deacon interviewed in this film from MGC, Des Moines, Iowa, made it a blast to do - even though editor Morten Reitoft interviewed them remotely. Mail Communications Group started as a mail sorting service, and today MCG is a full-service communications company that essentially helps its customers succeed. Solimar delivers one of the core products and the backbone of the IT infrastructure. INKISH and Solimar have done many projects together, and what continues to - well - not surprising, but emphasize, is the very close and personal relationship Solimar has with their customers. Enjoy.

Mon July 19th

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Frank Romano · No further introduction n...

We need specialists and beacons. Frank Romano has been one for a long time, and in this film, Frank Romano talks about - well, as usual, pretty much everything you want to know. Listen, enjoy. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fxrppr/

Tue June 29th

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From more to smarter mail solutions · Le...

Lee Borns is the Vice President and 2nd. generation owner of Borns Group, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA. Borns Group has grown over the years and experience that customers demand becomes more demanding. As he says, this changes the philosophy of printing/mailing more; it's about printing/the mailing smarter. To get the business operating as efficiently as possible, the company continues to invest in new technology, from new presses to smart software. One of the partners is Solimar, who delivers software enabling the Borns Group to create more innovative solutions. In this film, we get the opportunity to hear from Lee Borns about how Solimar supports their business.

Mon June 14th

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Jeff Krumrie · Fast Forward · Heidelberg...

It was a tough one to pick. Because I'm always like talking about myself. But I kind of reflected back on the last couple of years. And we've all had our ups and downs and our struggles. But I had a few other things that came in play. And I just needed to take care of myself. I spent a lot of time on webinars. And spent a lot of time reading. Kind of self-improving myself as far as the industry. And then my life outside of work. That's probably my favorite crosstab project to run on. I enjoy having projects go on a 640-size press. The harder the project is, the more fun I have with them. The right customer really appreciates what you do for them and understands the value they're getting. Says a lot about what they think about me as well as our company. Maybe I was sucking up a little. You know, it was a lot more to do with the camera. And I thought, well, I need to have a good background. And INKISH was as good as good as any, right? Everything from this conversation we're having right now to you halfway across the world to... You know, I'm meeting with clients. I met with one in Vancouver, British Columbia. And so, it's almost like a little show and tell, like a reading school. You know, you turn in the pages so that each one can be reviewed. And so that's been kind of a nice way to look at crews and talk about them. It can only bring us closer if we are able to. But finding the right people to connect with or finding a person to connect with. You know, I had come across a few of your videos. Maybe it was in one of the like the printing impressions emails that I received or something along that lines - a while back. I just watched one of your seminars. But I hadn't seen anything in a while. And then it just... I think a lot of that was just so much information out there. And then... But now, I'm it's definitely bookmarked on the top of my bookmarks on my computer. So now you are stuck up there, so. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffkrumrie/

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Kodak Process-Free Plates Saves the Envi...

Jeff Zellmer is the VP of Global Sales at Eastman Kodak Company and has been part of the transformation process Kodak is going through for two years. About two weeks ago, Jeff Zellmer posted a LinkedIn post about how much a printing company could save the environment using process-free plates - and that caught our attention - and here we are. Jeff Zellmer instantly agreed to talk to INKISH, and we believe you get good information from watching this episode - so please enjoy!

Fri May 7th

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Collectors Item on Print Sample TV · Pat...

In this Print Sample TV edition, host Pat McGrew shows some really cool 'collector's items' made on a Fujifilm JetPress. In this Print Sample TV, Pat McGrew show two examples - a magazine and a box with cards - and both show the creativity of the people at Fujifilm, but also, of course, the great capabilities of their digital presses.

Fri May 7th

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Labels are a Sticky Business · Print Sam...

In this Print Sample TV edition, host Pat McGrew shows several samples sent to her from Mouvent/BOBST. BOBST delivers products and services in many different segments in the market, from print to finishing and everything in between. In this edition of Print Sample TV, you can see samples printed with white ink - and it looks stunning - and, of course, labels on various substrates, and as you know - labels are a sticky business. See you!

Fri May 7th

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Sold on enhancement · Pat McGrew · Print...

When you see this wonderful Print Sample TV episode, you will clearly see how you get your way to host Pat McGrew's heart. Enhancement is the secret element, and ABG for sure has created a sample kit that demonstrates the value of working with his great company. Check in and enjoy the enhancement moment.

Fri May 7th

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Xplore great opportunities · Pat McGrew ...

Print Sample TV host Pat McGrew has been a member of Xplore for years, and in this episode, she brings a new fresh perspective that may help you find new customers. Federations and associations often give up on printed member magazines, but with digital, and personalization new options may be out there. Get your sample dose right here on Print Sample TV.

Fri May 7th

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The Box Maker · Pat McGrew · Print Sampl...

The Box Maker is a quite unique and great concept, and your Print Sample TV host, Pat McGrew, is absolutely sold. In this episode, Pat McGrew presents wonderful digitally printed boxes made on corrugated material. We were about to say box-movers, but The Box Maker is a way more accurate description of what you can see in this great episode of Print Sample TV.

Fri May 7th

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Brilliant · Pat McGrew · Print Sample TV...

HP delivered samples to Pat McGrew from their new T-250 wide page printer with their new brilliant ink. Is Pat McGrew impressed - yes, she is! In this Print Sample TV episode, you will see samples showcasing the new inks and how beautiful the output of the T-250 is. As always, listen, watch, and learn!

Sun April 25th

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Replay: EFI MarketDirect StoreFront R...

In our presentation we will discuss and demonstrate how EFI’s MarketDirect StoreFront software delivers a set of powerful yet simple tools to facilitate web to print for the modern printer. We’ll cover a number of areas focusing on SmartStores (Visual product builder, commercial & packaging), the importance of Integrations to EFI MIS solutions, 3rd party Systems using our API + XML, JDF, Fiery, and Shipping. We’ll take a close look at Automation from order submission to production and on to Fulfilment. We will also look at additional modules which add to the functionality including things such as Single Sign-on (SSO), VDP, Credit Card, Auto-Engage for active marketing campaigns including promo code and abandoned shopping carts – full Cross Media campaigns, and a brief look at our Entity’s module, an architectural framework that enables support for a multi-tier business unit within a single MarketDirect StoreFront instance. Robert Candey https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertcandey/ David Lowe https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-lowe-08a0065/

Sun April 25th

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REPLAY: The path to being your own Print...

The Online Print Properties eCommerce platform with pre-populated print products. Priced at cost, ready to mark up for your target market. Demo includes spinning up the site, skinning to brand, Product feature descriptions, addition of attributes per product (Spot UV, Texture, Foil), Pricing tier, Dashboard, delivery logistics. Overview of support included and available as add on (call center, domain name registration, SEO, Product image creation) Target markets are the Small and medium size businesses, not necessarily focused on print as their primary product. Print resellers such as Graphic Designers, Event/Party planners, Real Estate Offices, Restaurants, Hospitality (hotels, resorts), private label providers for retail. Robert Godwin https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-godwin/ Natalya Smirnova

Thu April 8th

Pat McGrew · Fast Forward · drupa dog · ...

Bailey is the official dog of the McGrew Group. She is my co-host, Drupa dog. I have a wall full of them. And they're not all Disney. They're a little bit of everything. I grew up in the 60s with Saturday morning cartoons. I grew up with all the Disney pieces. My business partner at the time bought me the first cel. Which was of George Jetson and Astro. And then it got to be a thing. I always loved the roadrunner. I lived in New Mexico for five years. We moved into a house almost eight years ago that had a giant family room. And it also had sort of a more living room area. It has books, animation cels, the TV. But I also have a fireplace. But my space isn't really as big. I never wanted to be an independent consultant. I like the camaraderie of working for an organization. I can write technology. I understand where the vendors are. And whether they are hardware or software. And I understand the printing side of it. I've actually been able to craft a good assessment business. A good consulting business. A good writing business. It is harder and harder to be a one brand person. As an independent, I can work with everybody. I am sixty four. I've been walking around singing the Beatles song a lot. I think I've got a good 10 years at this. I think there is opportunity. We have three restaurants. We are remaining hopeful that by summer we'll be able to get them all open and full again. Everybody's had the last year to kind of sit in the lab and figure out what they needed to do. They've been busy. I mean, everyone that I work with has been busy. More interesting inkjet innovations. More interesting toner innovations. More interesting substrate innovations. And you put those all together. I'm excited.

Tue April 6th

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Robert Godwin · Fast Forward · In the Mo...

In the morning when I first start, I work with two monitors. And I don't want to stare at the monitor all day. So I've set it up with a window background, which no one recommends. But it gives me a chance to take a look at the view. You know the activity as the morning rises - because I start very early. Look at all the emails, different newsletters, especially INKISH. No kidding. And that's what I do. That is how I start my day. The pandemic has allowed me to take deeper contact with a lot of people. Because they have more time to spend in communication on the computer than they would have ever had before. Absent a formal webinar circumstance where people are generally stiffer. There's a lot more interaction of conversational type of communication that takes place. You learn more about the person when you do that. So that's one benefit of the pandemic. I hope the communication doesn't go away. Books are extremely important. This is merely a small amount of the books that I have. It's well over two thousand. And that's been shaved down when I moved down to Chile. A lot of them are reference books that I have. That I use on a constant basis. I'll think of something and I want to verify it. But I like the books. And if you can read any of the titles that are in the background. There's a lot of art books. I think that books have an interactivity that is important. So I think printing industry and its relationship to books is really important. I have a wall that I look at. Prominent on the wall is a portrait of Pablo Picasso and Henry Moores. These are important to me as inspiration. As people who, with their own path, spoke their own minds and did creative things. I think of myself in business as being a creative person. In the upper left hand corner there's a sketch of my mother when she was young. And a sketch of my father when he was old. He loved sailing and he is there working on the chart. And he would always dress up whatever character he was playing. As a photographer, as a sailor, as a businessman. And I don't have his fashion skills. But I appreciate the photos that he's created. And I love that portrait of him.

Tue April 6th

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Deborah Corn · Fast Forward · Voting · V...

There is nothing more important than using your voice. The vote last year in America was one of the most significant milestones in our history. What matters is that you use your voice. A few weeks ago, I got my first Covid vaccine. It was an emotional experience for me. Life getting back to the next normal. The fact that I could get on a plane again really changes everything. There is nothing like seeing people, meeting people, discovering things when you travel the world. It really is a dichotomy, a velvet devil. And in a lot of ways, that's how I felt about last year. There was some really intimate things about it. Connections with other people. And then there was just the hell of it. One of the most difficult things I found about last year was I don't really have any business coming in. I'm not going anywhere. And what am I going to do? Just give me a second, because you made me think about something else. Many people lost people last year, and I am one of them. We lost my grandma to Covid and it has been really hard. It's been very difficult in a weird way. Tie that to all of the things that died last year. A metaphorical sense. No trade shows last year. A lot of relationships ended because you didn't see people and people ended relationships with companies. The Project Peacock Platform. The entire ecosystem of what everybody needs is in one place. I think it's really important they can get print samples. They can find printers who have that equipment. This is cool. I want to do it. Great. This is who you can do it with.

Fri March 5th

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New Taxonomy Initiative from PRINTING Un...

First, you may ask yourself what Taxonomy is? Second, you may ask yourself why this at all is important to you? PRINTING United Alliance in the US recently announced a new Taxonomy initiative that essentially will develop a new taxonomy paradigm for printed products, services, technologies - and the impact is vast. Taxonomy is used to build logical groups and entities known from how books in a library are organized. This is a VERY important initiative, and right after the announcement, we reached out to David Zwang and Marco Boer to hear more about the project and, of course, their views on the potential impact. Enjoy!

Mon February 22nd

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Trends, Changes & Solutions

2020 was supposed to be a drupa year. Although the event did not take place, many vendors announced new inkjet presses that were targeted for the biggest print show on earth. In this session the inkjet press experts from Inkjet Insight will discuss each of the 2020 launches and announcements in commercial, label and packaging print, compare products and market approaches and talk about the recent trends in inkjet press launches, as well as the recent push for hybrid and bespoke solutions. Attendees can also receive our latest research “Production Inkjet Market Survey on Ink Estimating Solutions.” Inkjet Insight is the most trusted source for evaluating, optimizing and growing business using inkjet. Say up-to-date by visiting InkjetInsight.com

Mon February 22nd

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How Post Composition Print Tools will Dr...

It is a new year and you are looking for that edge as a Print Service Provider (PSP). You may even consider yourself a Marketing Service Provider (MSP). In any case, you need fresh ideas for how to drive success for your operations through optimisation, remote working and, ultimately, cost savings. For your offerings, your print shop needs to take more orders into the print workflow. That work needs to have personalisation as an option and the security of tracking and reporting to ensure it is delivered. More than delivery, you also need a process that ensures billing accuracy, so none of your print shop profits stays on the table. In 2021, the way to drive your print shop’s boost in success can come from an unlikely player—post-composition print workflow solutions. We invite you to join a lively discussion with the mission to benefit Print Service Providers (PSPs) and their associated print shops. By taking on the right tools and making sure that those tools can grow and shrink easily with your needs, the door to new opportunities is set to open. Analysts tell us that these themes will endure throughout 2021: · larger number of orders with smaller quantities · need for personalisation · requirement for fast production and delivery · requirement for competitive pricing. To support your customers, your print shop will need to be at the top of its optimisation game. You will need to have your cost savings strategy dialled in. We believe you will want to leverage post-composition print workflow tools so you can improve print-ready files coming in from customers. Moreover, we believe having a great relationship with experts in this area will bring you less stress and boost your success. Join us for the conversation and accelerate your 2021 print shop success.

Wed December 30th

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Mergers & Acquisitions · Kenneth St...

With more than a billion dollars in M&As, Kenneth Stack knows his business - and again, we have been so fortunate to find an M&A specialist that has deep roots in the printing industry as well. Kenneth Stack has worked with Kodak, and more recently President for Jetrion, which he sold to EFI - and continued working for EFI. Since 2011 Kenneth Stack has operated his own "small boutique," focusing on M&As for both buyers and sellers. This session gives you a GREAT insight into strategic acquisitions. GREAT session. I hope you enjoy watching as much as Ken and I enjoyed doing this!

Wed December 16th

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Mark Subers · PRINTING United

PRINTING United had its first show in 2019 and planned a physical show in Atlanta in 2020. Due to the pandemic, PRINTING United soon realized that it had to either cancel, postpone or change. In this session, we hear more about the considerations, the outlook, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic directly by President Mark Subers - and most likely, we will also hear about the upcoming PRINTING United 2021 show.

Tue December 15th

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Thayer Long · APTech

Thayer Long took over APtech, GraphExpo, and Print when competition changed the market situation. Still, maybe the changes were also a reflection of changing needs. In this session, we get a chance to discuss how the needs are changing the entire industry, from being a printer, a vendor, a media to a trade-show organizer.

Sun December 6th

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Smart Factory Digital Book Manufacturing...

Though the need for an automated workflow is becoming universal, there’s no one-size-fits all solution. The Book Smart Suite is an automated end-to-end solution designed to increase the efficiency of book printing. This package of proven automated workflow, press, media and finishing solutions is tailored to meet the needs of book manufacturers and publishers, while opening the door for commercial printers looking to expand into the digital production book market. Book iX combines the varioPRINT iX-series inkjet color digital press and Inline Finishing with Conveyance Workflow’s intuitive business rules, enables the batching of incoming work orders by similar job groupings, applies dynamic impositions, creates barcodes for cover and text block authentication, routes and tracks order items to appropriate devices, and helps maintain the integrity and order status communication via JDF/JMF protocol. During this session, you will learn about the Book iX end-to-end digital book manufacturing solution, the newest addition to the Book Smart Suite. Speakers for this session are: Allen Filson · Jane Nerf · Jeff Sarringar · Dennis Soucy · Nick Thorne

Sun December 6th

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Why Smart Factory in Production Print? ·...

The next industrial revolution has already arrived. With a continuing surge in new technology and data analytics, the first generation of Industry 4.0 is rapidly making automation essential on the Production Print floor. Meanwhile, we continue to evolve towards the fifth industrial revolution focused on mass customization and personalization for customers. Though the need for an automated workflow is becoming universal, there’s no one-size-fits all solution. Jobs flow differently in commercial print shops than they do in high-volume transactional data centers, direct mail houses, or book manufacturing. During this session, you will hear from industry experts from Canon the advantages of automating the entire production print process from start to finish. Speaker for this session are: Allen Filson · Jane Nerf · Dennis Soucy · Nick Thorne

Sun December 6th

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Automation Journey & Software Mix ·...

This is ‘real people’ from Bennett Graphics, talking about how they found themselves where they are today. This is how Adam Seiz and Dan Still started considering massive changes to the software mix four years ago. This is how they switched their MIS, picked up Switch, NOPcommerce, and a handful of other tools, and in this session, Dan and Adam would like to discuss the thought process behind why we made our choices. Here are some of the points they will be touching: Knowing where you are at as a company in regards to technology and how to evaluate this properly. What types of tech is best for your particular company, and how to discover this? How to add “Best in Class” software while keeping your tech stack flexible B-to-B storefronts How to pick the right one? Are online B-to-B storefronts profitable? Can they be fully automated? Automation starts from the top down. Automation is EASY; people present issues with automation. How to introduce automation to a plant that has little or no automation When is it the right time, and what are the needs for custom development in automation, rather than buying a “Boxed” solution

Sun December 6th

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Connecting IOT devices cross vendor, by ...

Connecting IOT devices across brands, types, and how this can bring more value to the PSP’s. Baldwin introduces AMP

Sun December 6th

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Leverage the Power of Workflow Software ...

This event is all about the ideas surrounding a Smart Factory and Industry 4.0; thoughts for how print and digital factories will inject innovation, intelligence and hyper-productivity. But hold on there partner, in order to get to 4.0, you need to make sure you are leveraging technologies that will help you get there. In this session, with our guests, we will talk about how you should “walk your workflow” and take note of where you have manual processes, slowdowns and bottlenecks, where there are opportunities to consolidate technologies or update with more capable, feature-rich solutions. Then we will offer you ideas for how to take this information and chart a smart path to your Smart Factory Industry 4.0. And this session will benefit any organizations dealing with print...digital or both types of product delivery channels. More specifically, we will also share some views on how PDF is becoming the defacto print and electronic standard for a multitude of industries and communication types.

Sun December 6th

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The Smart Factory using the latest Inkje...

Inkjet is becoming an essential part of tomorrow's print. In this Smart Factory session, Kim Beswick from Memjet and Victor Abergel from MGI takes you through why the Smart Factory depends on new printing technology, as well!

Sun December 6th

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Automation philosophy, stages to automat...

In this session Robert F. Godwin will share his insights into the following VERY exciting topics. Generic description of the philosophy, strategy and technology required to automate stages of print workflow. How automation can play into using Gamification for employees (philosophy). Business benefits in regard to efficiency and profitability. Business challenges in regard to technology resource to maintain automation.

Sun December 6th

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What is Industry 4.0 – presented b...

What is the Smart Factory or Industry 4.0? In this opening session, David Zwang and WhatTheyThink will give you a look into what this is. Not only What They Think, but spiced with a lot of knowledge from one of America's very best. Do look forward to hearing David Zwang give you an introduction to why this is important for any printer!

Mon November 23rd

Hunkeler and the Smart Factory · Mark Hu...

Hunkeler has been a pioneer, together with partners like Horizon International, integrating post press with advanced automation. Morten Reitoft will moderate a wide-ranging discussion between Hans Gut of Hunkeler and Mark Hunt of Standard Finishing Systems to review state-of-the-industry in Smart Manufacturing, and how lean principles, process automation and intelligent connectivity are guiding post press product development. To stay competitive today, printers are looking to lower labor costs, minimize touch points and streamline data-driven production workflows. Hunkeler solutions address nearly every print market segment – commercial, direct mail, book manufacturing and transactional print – so this lively exchange of ideas will cover lots of ground.

Wed November 11th

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Jeff Zellmer · Over The Skype · Kodak

In this 'Over the Skype' session Carla Menéndez from INKISH.Mexico talks with Global VP of Sales and Strategy, Jeff Zellmer from Kodak. Of course, they talk about Kodak as a company, and, of course, they talk about the next line of Inkjet presses recently announced. Enjoy!

Fri October 30th

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Robert Godwin · Over The Skype · Rent-A-...

I must admit that I have given up counting how many 'Over the Skype' interviews I have done since the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world - BUT - I love each and every interview I have done. In this 'Over the Skype,' I am talking to Robert Godwin - an American who now lives in Chile. I was curious about one of his businesses, Rent-a-press.com, but I believe it was almost the only thing we didn't talk about in this 48 minutes long conversation. Robert Godwin has such great storytelling skills and knowledge that I am sure you will love every second.

Sun October 25th

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Riso is not only Smart but also Fast · P...

Whenever you see a RISO Inkjet printer, you can see how fast it is. Pat McGrew explains in this Print Sample TV episode that she is also pretty satisfied with the result, but even more with the machine's options. Imagine a workflow where envelope and content with variable data are delivered finished and ready to be sent. We LIKE it.

Sun October 25th

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Feed Your Print With Unique DNA · Pat Mc...

Everybody who has watched Print Sample TV for the past years knows how important design, papers, print, and the message is. However, suppose you want to be so unique and to make it impossible to counterfeit your print. In that case, it could be pharmaceutical products or anything else where you want to be sure that the packaging is the real thing - then DNS - Diversified Nano Ink - is the answer to your prayers.

Sun October 25th

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Feel Home With Canon · Pat McGrew · Prin...

Canon has supported both Print Sample TV and INKISH for years - and it's with great pleasure presenting great print samples from Canon. In these examples, you clearly see the creativity from Canon, but as Host Pat McGrew also explains, utilize various technologies to show users and potential customers the opportunities print can deliver in your communication! Augmented Reality for one!

Sun October 25th

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Save on Postage, Not the Envelope · Pat ...

Pat McGrew does get the best-looking mails around - just watch this second episode of Print Sample TV with a significant focus on craftsmanship, design, print, and finishing. What we love about the Print Sample TV episodes is the opportunity to learn and find inspiration. Of course, an envelope with a creative design, a creative substrate, or a creative print will make you look one more time.

Sun October 25th

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