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Idealliance

Idealliance, a global think tank, is a non-profit graphic communications industry organization with 12 strategically located offices around the world. Idealliance serves brands, OEMs, service providers in print and packaging, content & media creators, creative agencies/design teams, material suppliers, and innovators & developers worldwide. We do our work through ISO Standards Innovation, Print and Digital Workflows & Technologies Development & Integration, Technical Research, Certification, Training, Brand & Facility Auditing Programs and serves as a Global Super Connector for brands, service providers, & OEMs throughout the world. Our specifications have transformed the graphic communications industry by defining production workflows for color (GRACoL, SWOP, XCMYK™, G7, and BrandQ®). Idealliance is the world’s foremost certifying body for competencies, systems, materials and facilities, and Idealliance, a Liaison ‘A’ to ISO TC130, is one of the world’s largest contributors and developers of ISO standards.

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Premium Content Five Critical Issues Brands Face in the Global Packaging & Printing Supply Chain

Published July 30, 2019

Idealliance CEO Timothy Baechle identifies the five most critical issues that brands face today in terms of their global packaging and printing supply chain: finding qualified vendors, effective communication, evaluation, validation, and the need to never stop learning. This article looks at those five issues and how mastering them can help build an unbreakable supply chain.

 

Idealliance PPC: Global Collaboration—Where Standards are Born

Published June 12, 2019

Idealliance’s Ron Ellis and Tim Baechle provide an update on the Print Properties and Colorimetric Council (PPC), a global think tank in which the top color scientists, consultants, OEMs, brands, service providers, creatives, educators, and global innovators that develops standards, specifications, datasets, profiles, targets, research, and the globally leading practices in order to propel the industry forward.

 

In The Mail: November 2018—What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published November 27, 2018

PRC approves 2019 price increases…USPS reports $3.9 Billion loss…The Universal Postal Union reacts to U.S. withdrawal…Mailers less satisfied with USPS overall…Marketing Mail controversy continues…Next steps for Regulatory Review?

 

Premium Content In The Mail: October 2018—What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published November 6, 2018

The USPS announces new prices for 2019…Postal Service continues outreach on proposed new Marketing Mail Content Standards…U.S. intends to withdraw from 144-year-old Universal Postal Union Treaty…New Mail.dat version for January price changes.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: September 2018—What You Need to Know About Postal Issues 

Published September 25, 2018

The logjam on postal promotions and price increases may be broken with confirmation of two members to the USPS Board of Governors…Postal Service proposals could require more stringent requirements for hazardous liquids packaging and limits on marketing mail content...Deadline for new EPS accounts just days away.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: August 2018—What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published August 23, 2018

No vacation from mail-related activity this summer: Presidential USPS task force completes its report…package volume remains a Postal Service bright spot…Package Coalition formed by diverse industry group…USPS seeks ways to make mail more attractive to Millennials.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: July 2018 — What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published July 25, 2018

July brings a mixed bag of postal/mailing news, from The White House supporting the idea of privatizing the USPS to the Postal Service gaining approval for internal performance audits, CAPS yielding to EPS, STOP on its way to becoming law, and both ID and IV adding features.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: June 2018 - What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published June 25, 2018

Summer comes in with a flurry of reports: Household Diary Study finds mailed payments losing a lot of ground to e-payments…OIG report says USPS should do more to retain customers…Universal Postal Union study ranks USPS eighth in the world. Plus: Updates on PRC and BOG nominees.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: May 2018 - What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published May 22, 2018

NPF Report: USPS puts the spotlight on Informed Delivery & Informed Visibility; PMG Brennan speaks of “shared purpose”…BOG nominees advance…Taskforce gets August deadline…Senator proposes postal banks.

 

Premium Content In The Mail: April 2018 – What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published April 26, 2018

President Donald Trump signs an Executive Order forming a Task Force to evaluate operations and finances of the U.S. Postal System…The PRC Scolds the USPS for performance shortfalls…Promo standstill…No returns needed.

 

Premium Content In the Mail: March 2018 - What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published March 27, 2018

An industry coalition of more than 50 mailing stakeholders expresses opposition to the ratemaking plan proposed by the Postal Regulatory Commission; the USPS rolls out an electronic payment system, reduces truck mileage, continues to lose money. Read on for this month’s postal system update.

 

Premium Content In the Mail: February 2018 - What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published February 22, 2018

Industry experts review effects of proposed Postal Regulatory Commission Rate Hike Plan. The USPS finalizes mail preparation changes, delays Move Update assessment fees, ends support for non-secure FTP for IV-MTR, and bids farewell to RIBBS.

 

Premium Content In the Mail: January 2018 - What You Need to Know About Postal Issues

Published January 18, 2018

The USPS racks up improvements in on-time performance and cost coverage…22 Marketing Mail workshare discount passthroughs exceed 100%…Industry groups craft postal strategic plan.

 

Premium Content In the Mail: December 2017

Published December 20, 2017

Mixed news on the U.S. Postal Service revenue front… annual rate increases in the offing? …marketing mail program delayed…say goodbye to IMb.

 

 





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