The first-ever PRINTING United promised to be “bigger,” “better,” and “bolder” than any print industry conference before it—and we think it definitely delivered. Here’s what Color Technical Support Manager Steve Malec thought of the inaugural event […]
In 2015, Canon Solutions America created thINK, an independent forum for users of its production inkjet technology. IWCO Direct has been involved with thINK from the beginning, sending attendees to the conference as participants, panelists, and presenters. It’s been a great way to network with peers and check our “experience barometer” while sharing our ideas and solutions.
Our New Color Science Education Center Helps Us Keep Our Shamrocks the Right Shade of Green (Whichever Shade That Is)
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I decided to find out the PANTONE equivalent of St. Paddy’s green. Boy, oh boy, I had no idea of the history behind St. Patrick’s Day and the color green. For example, I learned that blue was the original color for St. Patrick’s Day, but it switched to green sometime in the 19th century [...]
With subzero temperatures hitting the Midwest, it seems like almost a lifetime ago that I was in San Diego for the 2019 PIA Color Conference. This event is an annual destination for members of our Color Technical Support (CTS) team, and not just because of its warm location in January. Being able to meet with industry leaders who have been in the forefront of developing graphic art standards is very beneficial. It allows our team to maintain our competitive edge [...]
Color experts like me will recall that in the early years of production inkjet, digital presses simply could not match the appearance of offset presses. As early adopters of the technology rushed to capture its workflow advantages, tradeoffs were made on the quality of the overall color gamut. Thankfully, those days are behind us, and […]