2017, October

The Connected Campus℠ Family – ReadyTouch and 365Sidecar

01-02 "We have too many customers!" — No business owner, ever.  But if you are finding that long lines are a common issue, add ReadyTouch or the 365Sidecar mobile app to your dining operation. The 365Sidecar app allows you to provide the same seamless payment experience to your dining customers that you'd expect with the 365 Connected Campus℠, all while increasing efficiency and decreasing wait-time.

How does it work?

• Use your existing iOS and Android mobile devices, either on Wi-Fi or cellular data. • Cashiers simply enter a name or register number on login, allowing you to operate multiple lanes and reconcile them separately. • Your customers use their 365Pay app QR code or barcoded key tag for quick, easy payment.

 

The 365 Connected Campus is bringing your locations unprecedented breakroom and dining options that you can build your way 

 

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3 Things to Remember When Considering Print Vs. Digital

As featured in the October Edition of Micro Market News from VendingMarketWatch.com

By Madalyn Bommarito Graphic Designer – 365 Retail Markets   Let’s go over the basics. Before we get to the three simple steps, let’s dig a little deeper into the differences between print and digital media.

Color Modes

Print medias are files such as business cards, books, magazines, or even company holiday cards. The color mode for print is CMYK, which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key (Black). The reason for the CMYK color mode is because in early in the printing press days to achieve color, all of the ink (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) would have their own printing plates. The printer would first have to lay down one color and then would have to wait for it to dry to continue with all the other inks. That process is so effective that printers still use this theory today. When dealing with digital, the media is a television set, a computer monitor, a mobile phone, or any other kind of light source. The color mode used for digital is RGB that stand for red, green, blue. RGB is also known as “additive colors” because the colors are being added together to achieve a broad range of colors or until the outcome is white.

Resolution

Resolution for print files is measured in dpi, or dots per inch. Dpi is a measure of spatial printing or video dot density, in particular, the number of individual dots that can be placed in a line within the span of 1 inch (2.54 cm). The best resolution for print materials is 300 dpi. This will ensure that the image is clear and the color is vibrant. Conversely, for a digital image (an image that will be viewed on a screen), 72dpi is appropriate.

File Types

There are quite a few file types to choose from and that alone can be overwhelming. For print, you’d mostly want to use a PDF or an EPS vector. If you don’t have design software, a PDF can be opened in Adobe Acrobat. An EPS vector is a manipulate-able file that can be sized as needed without distorting the image. A program like Adobe Illustrator is needed to open it. For digital files, a JPG or a PNG file would be appropriate. A PNG would be the best choice if you want the background behind the image to be transparent, as opposed to having a white background, for instance. If you are feeling really fancy, you can create a GIF image, which creates short animated pictures. Think of them as digital flipbooks. They can easily be generated without a software program through websites like giphy.com. Now that you understand the science, here is a cheat sheet for quick reference.

Print

Color mode: CMYK Resolution: 300dpi File Types:
  • PDF (Preferred for most files)
  • EPS (Preferred for large signs and banners)
  • JPG (Preferred for images)
  • TIFF (Preferred for high-resolution images)

Digital

Color Mode: RGB Resolution: 72dpi File Types:
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • GIF (For basic animated pictures.)
When working with a printer or a third party (for instance, if you are participating in a tradeshow), always ask them what file type they would prefer. However, if you are just beginning to play around with a design program, this cheat sheet should help you get started.

Ready to generate some great content for your customers? Here are a few tips to get you started.

Also featured this month…

How Operators Can Create Great Content

Being in the industry for a long time first as a vendor's daughter and most recently as the director of business development, I know the importance of communication with customers. At J&J Vending...Continue reading!

The Connected Campus℠ And Lightspeed Automation

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Lightspeed Automation is now available with the nanomarket™! 

Increase sales and manage your inventory at the speed of light with the combined effort of 365 Connected Campus℠ and Lightspeed Automation.

In addition to the new Lightspeed integration, the new software powering the nanomarket and the 365 Connected Campus has loads of new features designed to help you reach your customers and increase revenue.

365Pay app - the best way to interact with the 365 Connected Campus Initial Balance Concept - save money and Go-Live smarter by giving real money to real customers only when they log in at the kiosk for the first time. • P2PE Credit Card Encryption – clients and consumers alike can be confident that their transactions are secure. This makes conversations with client IT departments much easier! • QuickPay – check out without touching a single button! Simply scan your product, followed by the 365Pay app QR code, or barcoded card and check out in three seconds or less! • Email and SMS Receipts – now any consumer, including anonymous credit card purchasers can receive receipts. Account users can also see purchase history directly in the 365Pay app.

The 365 Connected Campus is bringing your locations unprecedented breakroom and dining options that you can build your way 

Contact us today to begin building your 

365 Connected Campus℠