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Robotized Loading & Unloading
Esko video describes breakthrough automation equipment and how it can bring productivity to a completely new level by eliminating idle time and reducing human interaction
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Robotized Loading & Unloading
Esko video describes breakthrough automation equipment and how it can bring productivity to a completely new level by eliminating idle time and reducing human interaction
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Frank on Retail Magazine Prices
Retail prices for magazines are going up as sales are going down. Frank paid
over $10 for a magazine and still has not gotten over it.

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Packaging Industry Must Digest New Food Labeling Rules
Marriott Winchester says that new Food and Drug Administration regulations for food labeling represent "the most significant generational event in the food and beverage industry that we've seen" since placing nutritional information on labels was first mandated 23 years ago.
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Frank Loves Coupons
They save money and they are in print. Or they are online and you print them out with your paper and ink. Or they are on your mobile device and you do a pixel pass at checkout.
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drupa 2016: The experience of a lifetime
Jim Hamilton, Group Director at InfoTrends, talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about what to expect at drupa 2016 and the importance of printers making the trip. "It's the experience of a lifetime," he says.
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Print Still the Best Way to Share Memories
Frank talks about another Frank who just published a book on his family history.
Print is still the best way to share memories and Frank Cost does it very well.

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What's the Matter with Kids These Days?
Kids. What's that matter with kids today? Kids. Who can understand what they say? Kids. Get them to say one word to me. Kids. That's 'cause they text and talk electronically.
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Yeah.Well.You Know.That's Just Like Frank's Opinion, Man
In a break from his typical format, Frank Romano gives us a peek into his mind as he dives deep into hard-hitting, sometimes taboo topics and issues such as politics, religion, and even nutrition. He even somehow manages to relate all these things back to the printing industry in a way that only Frank Romano can. So sit back and enjoy.
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Canon ColorGrip Technology on VarioPrint i300
Presentation by Michael Poulan, Director of Product Marketing Canon Solutions America. The ColorGrip process extends the range of offset substrates for use in inkjet applications.
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Canon PreFire Launched on ColorStream 3000Z
Presentation by Michael Poulan, Director of Product Marketing Canon Solutions America. New technology keeps inkjet jets clog free and ready to fire.
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The Death of the Card Catalog and the New World of Search
Frank bemoans the loss of the venerable library card catalog but celebrates the new world of search. The analog cards and the Dewey Decimal System were fine in their day but the world has changed.
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America Must Close Its Font Gap
Canada 150 is a national font for our friends up north. Basketball players now have their own typefaces. America must close this "font gap."
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Converting Printed Books to Digital Form
Converting printed books to digital form is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Information is
more accessible than at any time in the history of the world. Fat good it does.

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E-Book Sales versus Print Book Sales
E-books are up and print books are down. Print books are up and e-books are down. What's going on? Just a reflection of the contradictory nature of the book consumer.
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Beautiful Printing from Puerto Rico
Frank found another example of beautiful printing. It is from Model Offset in Puerto Rico and was sent by Suzette Jimenez, a former RIT student.
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Election ballots, Martha Stewart, and letterpress printing
Frank found two unrelated items that piqued his interest. One was pre-marked election ballots and the other was not. Find out how Martha Stewart and letterpress printing are related
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What Happens if Amazon Dies?
Frank opines on what happens if amazon.com dies? Think of all the data that it has stored and its long tentacles that extend into every nook and cranny of cyberspace-and our lives.
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Ad Inserts Are A Call To Action
Free standing inserts may be annoying but they are an important part of commerce. Ad inserts are a call to action. They give you a reason to visit a store and maybe buy something.
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A Review of 2015 Corporate Greeting Cards
This is the sixth year that I have done a video blog review of all the corporate greeting cards I received during the holiday season. This year's collection was a particularly good one, and at the end of the video I highlight five examples that I think are outstanding.
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Chatbooks Drives Print Demand Using Digital Content, Frank Comments
The Chatbook app lets you take your digital photos from Instagram, Facebook, or your phone and make a photobook. The killer app, though, is the subscription model. Frank is impressed!
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Frank Romano on Counting Trees
There are 3.04 Trillion trees on the planet. Someone counted them. They should now start counting the grains of sand on the planet. That will draw their attention away from trees for a while.
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Why Do Many Libraries Hate Books?
Libraries are spending more money on electronic access and meeting pods and cutting back on access to the printed book. The root of library comes from the word book. What do we call them now: "Interneteries?"
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Frank Romano Explores the New Google Logo
Google changed their logo. Six letters got a lot of attention. Only three of the letters are unique enough to allow some level of creativity. The three letters that are overly simplistic spell the word "loo."
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Frank Romano on the Printing of the Declaration of Independence
Someone asked why the Declaration of Independence was not printed. Frank answers the question with a "Yes, it was printed. That's how most people learned about it."
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Frank Romano with the Xerox iGen 5 at Graph Expo
One of three Must See 'Em winners for Xerox, the iGen 5 adds a fifth printing station extending the color gamut giving more brand color flexibility to printers.
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Frank and Richard Wrap up SGIA in Classic Romano Style
Frank and Richard go Romano e Romano at SGIA and give us a good overview of the show along with the typical Romano comedy routine one gets when these two get together.
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Frank Takes a Walk Around SGIA Expo
Frank took a walk down one aisle at the Atlanta SGIA show and saw every kind of inkjet printer. Just walking from one end of the show to the other could take 30 minutes. The array of equipment was overwhelming.
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Frank's "Promote Print" Mini-Rant
The paper industry is about to launch a campaign to promote print. Frank goes off on a mini rant about previous attempts to promote print. It's Frank. It's a rant. You'll want to see this.
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