Anyone who has been in the industry for a while has come to realize that evaluating color can be a funny thing. While people are very passionate about their brand colors, we also see a lot of subjectivity and misinformation about color. I had a designer at a press check once tell me they needed […]
Previously, we discussed what marketers should know about color quality process controls. Today we’ll tackle what to ask when evaluating your providers’ process controls.
As color experts, we can say that evaluating your print production provider’s color quality process control doesn’t have to use magic or be scary. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you far. There are a couple of concepts that are critical …
This fall, those of us who value paper-based communications have more than one different industry show to choose from. Today, let's look at PRINT 19, APTech's last annual event under the PRINT name, and what it revealed about the state and future of print communications [...]
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.
Cost, cycle time, and response. It’s interesting that these three topics are always brought up, and always in this order, when we ask our clients what keeps them up at night. We would expect them to be listed in the reverse order. Here’s how it usually breaks down for marketers.
As IWCO Direct monitors and evaluates the landscape for new direct marketing technology developments, we are continually asking ourselves, “Will this technology improve our workflow and how will it provide value for our clients?” There are a number of factors we look at to determine the value a new technology can deliver for our clients [...]
Since the first observance of Arbor Day in Nebraska in 1872 with the planting of about one million trees, Americans have used the holiday as an occasion to reflect on the importance of trees and forests. Arbor Day became an official, legal holiday in 1885 and is always celebrated on the last Friday in April. […]
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 [...]