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IFS 44th in PSDA’s Annual “Top 100 Distributors” Rankings

IFS is proud to announce that we rank 44th in the PSDA’s Top 100 Distributors list for 2012. We are honored to be a part of such a prestigious listing. We cracked the Top 50 last year and moved up a couple spots for the 2012 list. This list is compiled using annual revenue data from each PSDA member. For more information, please contact us today!

Let IFS Be Your Source for ATM Label and Supply Needs

Whether you are looking for a stock item or a more custom solution, IFS can help supply you with all your ATM label needs. We can produce as little as one label or however many you need, all of which will showcase any ATM, debit, credit or other network logo, as well as fee and deposit notices, and much more. Contact your sales representative today!

We also have stock ATM supplies in our warehouse, ready for delivery, or access to Diebold, NCR or any other manufacturers receipts, ribbons and other supplies. WE can even produce custom ATM receipts with your logo, marketing message and much more. Call 815-725-0633 for more information.

Reminder: USPS to Discontinue POSTNET Barcode in January 2013

There have been several IFS newsletters that have featured information on the new Intelligent barcodes replacing the old POSTNET versions. USPS is making this effective permanently in January, so we will need these new barcodes for any Courtesy or Business Reply Mail (BRM) before the end of the year. We have started replacing the POSTNET barcode now for many of our customers. You can find more information on how to get us these barcodes through this link at www.usps.com:

https://ribbs.usps.gov/index.cfm?page=intellmailgateway

Or you can get us your Mailer ID for Courtesy Reply, or both Mailer ID and Permit # for BRM, and we can get the barcodes for you. If you have any questions, please contact your sales representative today, or call 815-725-0633.

Congratulations to our President David Puntney on 25 Years at IFS!

Here’s to many, many more!

ADA Compliance is Only One Week Away

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued Standards for Accessible Design, which included updates to the 1991 ADA standards for ATMs. All deployed ATMs must be compliant with the new requirements by March 15, 2012.

Key Points:

  • ADA compliance is mandatory
  • ATMs may require upgrades or replacement
  • ATM owners, including merchants who own their ATMs are responsible for meeting ADA requirements with each and every terminal

The 2010 ADA Standards effect both physical access and communication-related elements including the following:

  • Display Screen: For visibility from a point located 40 inches above the center of the floor in front of the ATM, characters on the screen must be in sans serif font, a minimum of 3/16 inches high, and contrast with their background.
  • Cancel Key: raised letter
  • Height and Reach: ATMs reach must equal 48 inches.
  • Voice Guidance: All ATMs must be speech enabled to service visually impaired consumers.
  • Clear or Correct Key: raised left arrow
  • Braille Instructions: Braille instructions to initiate the voice guidance feature must be provided.
  • Function Keys: Function keys must be designed to contrast visually from their background surfaces.
  • Enter or Proceed Key: raised circle
  • Clear Floor Space: The area around the machine needs to equal 48 inches by 48 inches.
  • Input Device: Input device controls must be tactually discernible, meaning key surfaces must be raised above the surrounding surfaces.
  • Add Value Key: raised plus sign
  • Decrease Value Key: raised minus sign

For more information on ADA compliance visit The Department of Justice http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/ADAregs2010.htm.

Congratulating Joanne on 25 Years of Service at IFS!

Thank you for your 25 years of service here at our company.

Happy Holidays from Everyone at IFS!

We want to thank all of you for your continued support of IFS.
As we head into 2012 – our 36th year – we are thankful for
each and every one of you.

Enjoy!

The IFS Family

New Holiday Closing Signage

New Holiday Signs Get ready for 2012 with these eye-catching holiday signs. Each set features a design and date for you to notify your customers of closings at your business:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Washington’s Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Click HERE to download our flyer with images, item numbers and pricing. Call 815-725-0633 with any questions.

Scanapalooza: QR Codes – Where, How and Why They’re Being Used

Lab42 surveyed 500 Americans over the age of 13 to discover where people saw QR codes, how they were using them, and why they were scanning (or not). This survey was conducted online via social networks from July 28 to August 1, 2011 among 500 social media users. Take a look at the infographic below to see the scantastic results:

IFS Announces New Brand and Website, Launches Social Media

We continue to embrace our founders’ ideals as we move into a new era. As of October 19th, 2011, Independent Forms Services has simply become IFS. Our new tagline – Changing the Way You Think About Print – reflects the way our company has also changed over the past 35 years. We have grown from a forms distributor into a solutions provider with many different product lines and services. We have adapted to new printing processes and technological changes without losing our focus, which has always been superior customer service. Print has been, and always will be, our world – but we offer much more than that.

We encourage you to browse this new website and explore the many ways that IFS can change the way you think about print. You can also click the “Get Social” button below to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.