Articles By Mike Todryk

Mike Todryk is a Manager Color Technical Support for IWCO Direct, the leading direct mail marketing services provider in North America. Mike has been in the printing industry for 25+ years, specializing in Color Management for the last 22. He cut his teeth in the demanding world of dye sublimation before transitioning into commercial print. Mike became a G7 expert in 2008, helping his company to become one of the very first G7 Master printers that was exclusively dye sub. Mike is the resident G7 contact for IWCO Direct in Minnesota. When Mike is not geeking out on color, he enjoys playing his guitar and spending time with his family.

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May 11, 2022

Transitioning From Conventional Print to Production Inkjet

IWCO Direct has been a leader in the production inkjet space for more than ten years. We have a large fleet of Canon ColorStream 3900s and Screen Truepress Jet520HDs, and
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February 10, 2022

Five Takeaways From Color22

Mike Todryk goes deeper into the Color22 event. Here are his five takeaways from Color22.
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February 2, 2022

Color22 Provides New Insights and Valuable Information

Mike Todryk offers an insightful rundown of PRINTINGUnited’s Color22.
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January 4, 2022

Why Inkjet Fits Direct Mail Like a Glove

With new inks and technologies around the corner all the time, inkjet will continue to fit direct mail like a glove for years to come.
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October 6, 2021

The Value of Diversity in Inkjet Printers

IWCO Direct on the value of having more than one type of inkjet press.
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August 25, 2021

Wide Open Color

Mike Todryk speaks to those who say “We don’t need no stinkin’ color standards. We want wide open color!”
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June 9, 2021

Why Standards Are Important in Inkjet

Printing to standards doesn’t necessarily mean printing to ISO standards – but you do need standards to follow.
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April 7, 2021

Effects of Paper on Brand Colors

Real world look at the impact of paper color on inkjet-produced brand colors from IWCO Direct.
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September 1, 2020

Press Checks and the Current Pandemic

We are living in unprecedented times. The silver lining is that times like this often force us to implement changes that we really should have made long ago. Let’s use this time to tighten up our own ship and “Be Prepared.”
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July 21, 2020

Educating About Color Quality Across Your Organization

Where is the greatest need for color education? With the advent of easily accessible desktop publishing tools like InDesign and Photoshop, large numbers of people are creating print pieces without a lot (or even any) of the formal training and understanding of color that was required of print professionals in the past.
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November 20, 2019

Importance of Clear Communication with Print Providers

Mike Todryk, Color Technical Specialist for IWCO Direct shares three of the biggest client communication gaps impacting Production Service Provider’s ability to reproduce brand colors correctly. Educate your customers, educate yourself and get colors right the first time.

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