Happy Memorial Day from InkOnDaPaper

As we head into this Memorial Day weekend, please don’t forget why we celebrate this holiday.  A huge THANK YOU to all who have served and lost their lives for this country.  Your sacrifice shall always be remembered. Looking for a bit of memorial day history?  Click HERE for US MemorialDay.org Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend […]

Direct mail is on the rise again

Since the Great Recession, there’s been a trend in America to shed all physical mail. Many companies stopped mailing catalogs, direct mail letters, and newsletters, all in favor of digital products. The news outlets even declared direct mail dead. Only a few short years later, direct mail is on the rise again. As a company […]

Drupa 2016: Packaging goes Digital

What’s creating a buzz heading into the biggest printing show on earth, drupa 2016? In a word, digital. We offer a preview from an industry insider about systems and technologies that will have an impact on packaging and brand owners. We called on printing expert, consultant and drupa veteran Michael Ferrari, also a former 32-year […]

Off Register – Certifiably S.I.C.K.

UUGH!  Is it Friday yet?  Almost there.  Off Register is here to help. Have a laugh with us – Certifiably S.I.C.K. from the Off Register team – In this episode, Kat demands that the entire print team gets S.I.C.K. certified—Sustaining Inner Corporate Kindness. A certifiably S.I.C.K. auditor arrives to evaluate the press, but things aren’t […]

USPS 2017 Promotions

The Postal Service has filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) asking for approval on a 2017 Promotional Program as well as adjusting certain prices in the First-Class Mail Parcels product.   The 2017 program would consist of six separate promotions that would be held throughout the 2017 calendar year.   The Postal Service is […]

CMYK (for Those Who RGB)

Whether you just quit your job to pursue your dreams, or you’ve simply had a request from a long-time client, sooner or later you’re going to have to design a set of business cards or letterheads or something else that ultimately forces a trip to the printing press. Since web geeks think in pixels and […]

Advancements in Digital Print and Finishing

Transactional statements provide vital data to consumers. Advancements in digital print and finishing technologies affect transactional production for both in plants and data centers. In the high and ultra-high volume space, users look for a complete, end-to-end mailing solution. Continuous feed inkjet technologies and sophisticated digital finishing systems provide core services to this segment. While […]

How to manage color

Color management tools enable print service providers (PSPs) to ensure color accuracy on jobs that may be printed on multiple devices or repeat jobs on the same device. Toby Saalfield, U.S. director, color management, Ricoh Americas Corporation, believes in today’s digital printing world, color plays an important role. “From producing eye-catching colors in signage, to […]

The Four C's of Color Management

Until the 1950s, there were no real industry standards for the colors of inks used in commercial printing. The Pantone Matching System (PMS) was established because, at the time, each manufacturer of inks followed its own standards and did not share them with their competitors, which became the source of much frustration. If inks were […]

I Bet You Bought A Mother's Day Card

Seriously – I bet you bought a Mother’s Day card.  The majority of you, statistics show, bought more than 2.  According to the Greeting Card Association, about 133 Million Mother’s Day cards are sold each year.  The average per consumer, 2.8 Mother’s Day cards.  That’s a WHOLE LOTTA paper, ink, glitter, lace, and UV coating!  The greeting […]