IWCO Direct Chooses HP PageWide Web Presses to Accelerate Direct Marketing

US performance marketing solutions provider moving to all-digital production with investment in seven HP PageWide Web Presses

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) and IWCO Direct, a leader in US direct mail and other data-driven performance marketing solutions, today announced a strategic agreement for the supply of a fleet of HP PageWide Web Presses to drive the market for data-driven marketing communications solutions.

The multi-million-dollar investment by IWCO Direct in seven high-volume HP PageWide Web Presses is the cornerstone of a $50 million investment being made by the company to continue to grow their performance marketing business using primarily HP digital printing by 2023. The presses deliver next-level inkjet color quality and speed for a wide range of direct mail applications across a broad range of substrates such as letters, postcards, catalogs, and folded mailers.

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“The HP technology upgrades our data-driven performance marketing services to maximize the return on marketing investment (ROMI) for our clients, which is critical in today’s climate. Our clients value the effectiveness of direct mail, but want to produce it faster and integrate it with companion channels, so they can reach their recipients more quickly with personalized, relevant messages,” said John Ashe, CEO of IWCO Direct.

IWCO Direct, headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota, has been adapting its direct marketing business amid the pandemic in response to a shift to targeted marketing based on online ecommerce intelligence. The presses, including the 42-inch HP PageWide T490 HD and 22-inch T250 HD models, are being installed over the next year in the company’s facilities in Chanhassen, Minnesota and Hamburg, Pennsylvania.

High-Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) for HP inkjet printing delivers high quality without compromising on productivity. This, combined with HP’s industry-leading ink formulations, will help IWCO Direct produce a wide, more vivid color gamut for their customers and, with the color Quick Vision system, they can monitor print quality in real-time to improve turnaround times and decrease field errors.

“HP web presses will enable us to deliver smarter products for our customers in offset color quality at a faster speed, while offering more flexibility in scheduling and mail piece design,” added Ashe.

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