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  • Direct mail marketing campaigns continue to generate higher response rates, greater brand awareness, and higher levels of customer engagement than digital mail campaigns. So why does direct mail continue to get such a bad rap in 2019? (more…)

    Marketing Services, Production Print

    5 Ways to Protect Your Private Information Online

    , Communications Manager, IT Weapons, the IT Services Division of Konica Minolta

    Why is Private Information so Hard to Protect?

    The news is chock-full of terrifying tales of data leaks, identity fraud, ransomware attacks, and malicious exploits that ooze up from the depths of the deep dark web. By now the world, for the most part, understands that the internet can be a dangerous place, which raises one very important question: why is it so difficult to protect our sensitive and private information? (more…)

    IT, Security

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    Today, there are a number of finishing accessories which can be placed in-line with your production print equipment to produce a finished product. In-line finishing has moved beyond basic stapling, saddle-stitching, hole-punching and folding to a higher level of capability which can generate immense new value for you and your customers. (more…)

    Industrial Print, Production Print

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    Flexible Financing: Why You Should Lease Your Print Equipment

    , Director of Leasing, Konica Minolta Premier Finance

    In my role as Director of Leasing for Konica Minolta Premier Finance, it should come as no surprise that I get asked a lot of questions related to financing. Everything from “how much money is due upfront?” to “what are my options when my term is over?” If it has to do with financing, I’ve probably been asked it a dozen times. However, far and away the most common question related to equipment financing I receive is: “lease or loan?” (more…)

    Industrial Print, Office Printing, Production Print, Wide-Format

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    Variable Data Printing: The Power of Personalization

    , National Manager, Production Print, Professional Services and Solutions

    The first digital printing press was introduced by Benny Landa in the early 1990s.  Since then, digital printing devices have come to penetrate every corner of the market – everything from cut sheet pages to wide format signage. As a byproduct of this new digital era, two new market opportunities have presented themselves – one, the introduction of cost-effective short-run printing and two, variable data printing (VDP). (more…)

    Production Print

    Office printing. It’s so mundane…until it isn’t. From the feared paper jam error to the suddenly – often miraculously – empty toner cartridge, why is it that office printers always seem to break down at the most inopportune moment? At some point or another, we have all experienced the frustration of desperately needing to print something last minute and failing to because of a printer error. (more…)

    Office Printing

    At the turn of the twentieth century, a mere four years before the Wright Brothers’ famous first flight, Charles Duell then-Commissioner of the US Patent Office remarked: “everything that can be invented has been invented.” As we all know that isn’t quite how it turned out. (more…)

    Workplace of the Future

    The True Cost of Ransomware: What We Learned From 2018

    , Communications Manager, IT Weapons, the IT Services Division of Konica Minolta

    Ransomware, the super pesky and problematic plague of the internet, continued its destructive and time-sucking path of thievery in 2018. As a form of malware that locks up and encrypts a user’s files and demands bitcoin for their safe return, ransomware can significantly impact your wallet and your productivity. (more…)

    IT, Security

    What is industrial print?

    Industrial print has been around almost as long as manufacturing itself; it didn’t take long after the emergence of mass-production for someone to come along and say “hey, we should print our logo on that.” But this conventional understanding of industrial print – print which is applied to manufactured products – is somewhat antiquated. (more…)

    Industrial Print

    Automated Colour Calibration

    , Product Marketing Manager, Production

    I wish I had a dime – alright, a dollar – for every time a digital press operator has asked: “How often should I calibrate my device?” I wouldn’t quite be a millionaire, but I’d certainly be buying a few more caffé lattes in place of my usual double-double. (more…)

    Production Print