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thINK Ahead Drives Collaboration and Innovation for Production Inkjet

Posted September 27, 2019 by in Direct Mail Marketing

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.

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The IWCO Direct Color Science Education Room

Our New Color Science Education Center Helps Us Keep Our Shamrocks the Right Shade of Green (Whichever Shade That Is)

Posted March 15, 2019 by in Direct Mail Marketing

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 [...]

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2019 PIA Color Conference Recap – IWCO Direct

Fresh Faces and Fresh Technology Stood Out at the 2019 PIA Color Conference

Posted January 29, 2019 by in Direct Mail Marketing

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 [...]

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