Utilize Ricoh/Savin’s 5th Color Printing Station at Your Business!
You may have heard of Ricoh/Savin’s 5th Color Printing Station, available on the outstanding C7100X series production printer. Introduced back in 2015, the 5th Color Station allows you to utilize clear and white toner on your print materials that leave an impactful impression. Marketing professionals everywhere leapt at the chance to integrate these toners into their print strategy–bringing the creation of visually exceptional marketing materials for their business to the next level.
Flash forward to today, and Ricoh/Savin keeps us interested by introducing another toner to its 5th Color Station–neon yellow! Read on for more information regarding Ricoh/Savin’s 5th Color Station capabilities and inspiration.
Upon first glance at a printed piece marked by the 5th Color Station, a consumer will easily hear your story. Utilizing a 5th color will allow you to establish a hierarchy of elements in a way that grabs the attention of your audience and holds it there. However striking, the neon yellow, clear, and white toner palettes are just that–palatable, all the while illustrating your brand message in a new and important way.
With the Ricoh/Savin ProC7100X Series, businesses can fine tune their marketing materials in a myriad of ways. Check out some of the examples below, which demonstrate each color’s ability to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary:
Neon Yellow 5th Color Sample
Hierarchy has been established–the eye hits each element in the intended order.
The most important elements of this piece have been highlighted using the neon yellow toner. If someone skims over your piece, they will still easily understand the overall message.
If your brand color is yellow, the neon yellow toner acts as a new and exciting way to elevate your branding!
Clear Toner 5th Color Sample
The use of clear toner on your printed piece will make even the most uninterested consumer stop and take a more studied glance.
When you place clear toner over a photograph, the picture will become a stand out-reminiscent of a true print.
We’re seeing a surge in multi-dimensional design. Utilizing the clear toner will allow you add further depth and illusion to your printed piece!
White Toner 5th Color Sample
Toner has been used on white paper for decades–with the same stagnant results. By utilizing white toner, now you can finally achieve a white image that stands out from the pack!
White toner can be used on any color paper stock. Try ordering paper that is your brand color and print white toner on top for a piece that really pops.
The 5th Color Station allows you to pass your document through the machine more than one time–imagine these results: you have purchased colored paper stock and decide to print the outline of your logo on the paper with white toner. Next, you pass the document through the machine a second time, running your typical CMYK overtop of the white–all while adding clear toner into the mix. You will have created a truly remarkable print that viewers will be forced to stop and take a look at!
What does this mean for production print at your company?
More latitude for creativity.
Striking quality which will draw more eyes to your materials.
3-D illusion to enhance print materials.
Ability to produce specialty items in-house, therefore a bonus for cost efficiency.
Utilizing Ricoh/Savin’s 5th Color Station on the C7100X series production printer will allow you to set yourself apart from the competition in new and exciting ways. Click the button below to learn more about the Ricoh C7100X production printer from Ricoh!
Variable Data Printing, Uses and Strategies for Your Maryland Business
Everyone is impatient. We insist on getting what we want, when we want it. On-demand services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime contribute to this culture, creating consumers that want everything customized specifically to their own tastes and preferences.
As a business, how do we play into this trend? Personalization is key.
Personalization is a win/win for everybody involved. By adopting this strategy, your business will collect rich information about your customers and prospects, and your audience, will in turn, have a much more positive interaction with your company.
And the statistics don’t lie…according to Print Shop Mail, with personalization at the helm of your digital and print strategies, companies report a 32% increase in profit, a 35% faster response rate, and a whopping 48% increase in repeat orders.
Designing Your Business’ Print Media to Increase Visitors to Your Website
“Print is dead.” – We’ve all read this same article time and again for the last twenty years. Seemingly on a mission to prove the naysayers wrong, countless businesses’ print media has stood the test of time as an ever-important branch of their marketing tree. Product brochures and direct mail postcards alike continue to show fantastic results as we trek deeper into the digital era.
However impressive the return, as 21st century marketers, we can’t just focus on print media… buyers are spending their time online, researching options before contacting suppliers. In fact, 57% of the buyer’s decision-making process is done before they ever reach out to a salesperson. That’s why it is crucial for businesses to sustain healthy, robust websites that educate visitors and convince them that when they are ready to speak with a professional, your company is the one to call.
So, which is more important: your tried and true print mail campaign that continuously brings in calls or maintaining a digital presence that increasingly leads traffic to your website? The truth is, all of our marketing content, traditional and digital, is working together to drive results. Everything is interconnected: the magazine article you published last month leads readers to a related blog post. Your TV commercial sends viewers to a product-specific landing page. Even your email signatures act as a way to capture Facebook followers.
We’re all strapped for time, so let’s kill two birds with one stone: let’s use our reliable business printing tactics to drive website traffic from the masses. Digital strategies and print marketing working together to achieve results rather than splitting the funds, time, and manpower in half to labor over two separate initiatives. Can it be this simple?
At your company, you are responsible for the production of final, printed, on-brand, professional materials. Whether that is an important customer-wide communication on company letterhead, or your next direct mail piece, you are the one managing the print process.
Right now, you probably outsource at least some of these materials to a print shop. You’re paying thousands a year in costly mark ups in order to achieve the perfect look and feel. Even then, you’re sometimes left wasting stacks of prints because you found an error, or maybe were talked into buying more than you needed to justify the cost of printing. The print shop employees don’t know your brand standards, so sometimes the quality of the piece isn’t exactly what you were hoping for.
Many companies believe that their current print volume does not justify bringing their print production in house as a viable option. Think again- we’ve outlined the top 10 capabilities that your company will gain if you bring your print production in house. Read on to see how in house print production can make your job a lot easier, while allowing you to create more effective, impactful pieces for your business and helping to keep an eye on your bottom line. Read more »
It’s a common scenario: you spend countless hours working with an agency or graphic artist to create the perfect logo to represent your brand, only to find once it enters the four walls of your organization, its degradation begins. In an ideal world, the graphics police would filter each and every page that comes out of your multifunctional device to ensure that your mark is always reproduced as it was originally intended, right down to the proper CMYK simulation of your precious Pantone. Since that is not the reality, we’ve compiled a few tips to help your logo look its best.
In the new technology era, mobile devices and tablets are becoming the norm for office workers. But how can you print from these devices without the traditional challenge of forwarding documents to someone at a laptop or desktop with networked printing capability? EFI PrintMe Mobile is the latest solution to the mobile printing challenge. In this VLog, I’ll show you how the solution works and how simple it is to print from your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Let us know if you want a live demo and we can set you up.
As the public demand for mobile printing solution continues to grow, manufacturers are putting effort in developing solutions that “just work.” When attaching to your company network with and iOS device (iPhone/iPad) or other handheld, it only seems right that you would be presented with options to print. Right? There are many solutions out there and all have different features but newer Ricoh devices such as the MP-C3502 coupled with the EFI E-3300 Fiery can help you accomplish this goal.
Any company can imprint your name and address on an envelope. But have you ever noticed when a company was truly targeting you based on personal data that they had about you such as gender, shopping preferences, or location? Chances are you have received variably printed mail like this before, or perhaps you didn’t even notice. If executed properly, variable data printing (VDP) can be a pretty powerful, not to mention persuasive, tool. Fortunately, the technology isn’t limited to one application or industry. If the words spreadsheet, database or design are in your office vocabulary, it might be worth looking into how far VDP has come since the days of the archaic mail merge.
Many manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and built in cloud printing options for their devices. Such options allow MFD (multifunctional device) users to easily print both inside and outside of the local network. KIP is no exception and they have also released some neat features that allow cloud-like printing to their wide format devices. Read more »
Would it be surprising to you if the Coca-Cola can you just bought from the office vending machine came out burnt orange in color? Probably. Coke (like many other companies such as FedEx, Google and even our company, Advance – The Document Specialists) has established very specific colors as part of their brand identity. They have done this so effectively, that their particular shade of red is often referred to as Coca-Cola red. In reality, if you’re Coke and your cans mistakenly get produced in burnt orange, they will never be seen by a consumer. Consistent and accurate color is that important to the company’s branding. Read more »
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