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August 10, 2022

July Installation Roundup (and bonus video)

In July there was a mix of formats, but sheet-fed presses were in the majority with eight overall comprised of four B3, three B2 and one great big B1.
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July 21, 2022

Pantone – Friend or Foe of Printers?

A look at how Pantone interconnects designers and printers, for good and bad, and why color education is more important than ever.
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May 18, 2022

Setting Up Papers in a Challenging Paper Market

Getting the paper you need when you need it has become a daily challenge for all printers, and IWCO Direct is no exception.
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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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November 17, 2021

Printing On Glass: The View of the Future Is Bright with Inkjet Technologies

Over the years, many different methods have been used to decorate glass including painting, silk screen, sandblasting, etching, and decals and cling films—and of late inkjet technology has been increasingly used. David Zwang surveys the current state of direct-to-glass printing.
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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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October 1, 2021

September Inkjet Installation Roundup

Giddyup partner, it’s another month of inkjet installations. This month, we cover 11 global installations.
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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 4, 2021

Workflow Overcoming In-Plant Challenges – Video

Mike Lincoln of the State of Colorado details the challenges he has faced and overcome in the past year using workflow software updates.
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April 22, 2021

Transformations Series: Specialty Print Communications

SPC uses inkjet personalization across platforms on almost every piece of the billion+ direct mail pieces produced every year. Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications discusses the company’s not-so- traditional transition to inkjet.
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June 16, 2020

Trend Knows Their Destination

We love printing companies who eat their own cooking. Learn how Trend Offset Printing put their inkjet environment to use on their own marketing leveraging data, creative design and extensive personalization. #inkjetinnovation
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February 26, 2020

Can G7 Work with Inkjet? User Perspectives

Mike Todryk of IWCO Direct uses G7 color management across a range of production processes, including inkjet. In this post he lays to rest some misconceptions about G7 and its uses and shares insight on how the process can add value.
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November 26, 2019

Plumb Marketing on Data, Diversification and Inkjet – Video

Plumb Marketing charts a course for continued growth through investment in multiple types of inkjet technology and diversification of their services and applications.
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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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October 15, 2019

IWCO Direct’s Seamless Inkjet and Offset Environment – Video

Kurt Ruppel of IWCO Direct talks about their mixed-process environment and why is pays to think of an inkjet device as a press.
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September 3, 2019

Lessons Learned About Color Gamut

The sheer number of factors that affect the color gamut in production inkjet can be overwhelming. Whether you are a Print Services Provider or a buyer of inkjet-printed products, these color gamut factors matter. IWCO Direct spends a lot of time answering these questions internally and for customers. Here are some of the things they’ve learned thus far.
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July 2, 2019

Group Joos Inkjet Applications – Video

Alex Joos of Group Joos, located in Belgium, joins us for a deeper dive into their use of inkjet across multiple operations. Group Joos provides transaction printing and direct mail services to a very diverse market using inkjet across all areas.
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June 18, 2019

The Evolution of Inkjet Technology and Terminology

Robert Clark, manager of digital operations for IWCO Direct provides an overview of one of the inkjet educational tools he uses extensively – and why it matters. He’s referring to the Glossary of the 2nd edition of the Designer’s Guide to Inkjet. Wow – we have a fan. Thanks Robert.
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June 6, 2019

More on Paragon Customer Communications – Part 2 – Video

Dave Phillips of Paragon Customer Communications is back with more details on 2 very different UK sites where cutting edge inkjet equipment coexists with some more “old school” tech. Dave provides insight on working with inkjet and coated paper, best fit of different inkjet technologies and the implications of GDPR requirements for transaction printers and direct mailers.
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May 21, 2019

Paragon Customer Communications – Part 1 – Video

Dave Phillips, Site Director for Paragon Customer Communications has a lot to say about the global printing market and where inkjet fits. In part 1 of this series, Dave provides an overview of the Paragon global footprint spanning 45 countries and the distinct approaches of their 2 UK sites.

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