Quad/Graphics Expands 1:1 Direct Marketing Capabilities With New Inkjet Module
SUSSEX, Wis — November 23, 2016 — Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global provider of print and marketing services, has announced that it has expanded its direct marketing personalization capabilities with the installation of a new four-color Hewlett-Packard C800 variable inkjet print module system in its Effingham, Ill., facility. With this technology, marketers now have even greater personalization options — including color images — to engage consumers in a variety of compelling direct mail formats.
“The art and science of data-driven personalization has become a prerequisite for direct mail marketers,” says Tim Ohnmacht, Quad/Graphics president of marketing solutions. “The addition of this advanced four-color technology in our Effingham facility enables marketers to make print materials highly personal, while also increasing our capacity to take on increased volumes in this fast-growing segment of direct marketing.”
Quad’s expansive personalization platform presents clients with the means to tailor messages to individuals based on data elements that are highly relevant to what they are doing or what is important to them at that moment. The four-color variable inkjet technology serves up tailored content of most interest to each individual consumer. Showcasing personalized content, images and offers that reflect their purchase history, as well as browsing and sharing habits, gives marketers an edge in generating revenue and building loyalty.
“One thing is certain: The future will continue to be personal,” Ohnmacht adds. “Our expanded platform enables the creation of real-time offers based on online behavior.”
Adds Don Terkel, Quad/Graphics executive director of operations of marketing solutions, “By adding variable inkjet in a third location in our Effingham, Ill., plant we are able to provide redundancy in our platform, which enhances our flexibility to support our clients’ marketing efforts."
At the forefront of innovation for 45 years, Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD) is a leading print and marketing services provider focused on helping brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively across media channels. With a consultative approach, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help a wide variety of clients in distinct vertical industries, including but not limited to retail, publishing, healthcare, insurance and financial. The company helps its clients perform better in today’s rapidly changing world through the integration of print products with complementary services to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, create engagement, lift response and increase revenue. Quad/Graphics provides a diverse range of print and related products, services and solutions from multiple locations throughout North America, South America and Europe, and strategic partnerships in Asia and other parts of the world.