With multiple color presses, you know how critical it is to maintain color consistency across those presses — both to meet a client’s branding standards and to enable output from several presses to be combined into a single package without having multiple shades of a specific color. Color matching has sometimes been called a “black art” in the offset world, but new technologies make it possible to highly automate color consistency in a digital inkjet world, reducing the amount of color knowledge a press operator requires to produce high quality output.
IWCO Direct, one of the largest direct marketing companies in the U.S., has utilized continuous feed inkjet technology from Canon Solutions America to grow in their core markets and rapidly expand into new markets with color, personalized documents driving 1:1 marketing programs for their clients. To automate the quality process on their production inkjet equipment, Canon and Videk, Inc. partnered together to create an integrated, automated print quality monitoring system that improved each press’s performance by 12–15% over manual interventions. The benefit — improved press performance and reduced waste from spoiled output. Now IWCO Direct can assure its customers that output quality will be maintained throughout a run and across presses in a way that its competitors cannot.
If you’re interested in ensuring quality, maximizing productivity, and minimizing waste in your production inkjet environment, we think you’ll find this quite interesting: IWCO DIRECT MAXIMIZES PRODUCTIVITY BY PARTNERING WITH CANON SOLUTIONS AMERICA AND VIDEK CASE STUDY.