We’re always on the lookout for new marketing technology that will make us more efficient and our clients more successful. What drives our technology enhancement decisions? In most cases, capability, capacity, and cost are all major factors in the equation. Another key factor is understanding what consumers respond to and what our clients tell us […]
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 …
Fall brings with it a special opportunity to give back to the community by sharing resources with teachers. We have been donating paper to the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) Paper Drive for the past ten years. PIM members donate paper to support the needs of teachers from schools across the Midwest [...]
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.
It’s an exciting time for IWCO Direct us we continue our environmental sustainability journey by preparing to launch two innovative products that will surely be a win-win-win situation: a win for our clients, a win for our company, and a win for the environment […]
My introduction to AI came through sci-fi novels and movies. Arthur C. Clarke‘s Space Odyssey series is particularly notable for bringing AI to the screen in the 1968 film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL (a Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer) is a sentient computer (or artificial general intelligence) that controls the systems of the Discovery One spacecraft and interacts with the ship’s astronaut crew [...]
Since the Front-End project’s initiation in 2017, IWCO Direct has been on a mission to streamline our front-end process. Several system enhancements, coupled with extensive training on new processes, helped our teams reduce Front-End process cycle time by 30% in 2018. We’ve been able to continue that trend through the first half of 2019. The Front-End process cycle time is measured [...]