My posts for SpeakingDIRECT often highlight new technologies IWCO Direct is exploring or capabilities we are adding, but innovation and efficiency aren’t just driven by the equipment we employ. Processes and workflow can be just as important in ensuring IWCO Direct maintains its leadership role.
We talk a lot about the benefits of digital printing and how you can maximize your creative direct mail design through its benefits. What we haven’t touched on is a specific concern when designing for digital printing: how to stop yourself from overusing or maxing out on the features that make digital printing great.
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 …
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 […]
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.
In a little over a month, IWCO Direct will once again host Idealliance’s G7 Expert & Professional training at our Chanhassen facilities. When we hosted the event in May of last year it sold out in almost record time, and the feedback Idealliance received from attendees was excellent. Even the lead instructor, Don Hutcheson, made a point to tell us, “I have been doing this for 12 years, and this was by far the best, most professional facility we have ever trained at.” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]