Decision Time for In-plants
This is it. Today's the day. You have to decide right now whether you respect your employees enough to get them recognized for their hard work.
In just 10 days the In-Print 2011 deadline will be here, and if you haven't taken the time to enter any of the quality print jobs they produced, you'll be sending them a message—one you may not want to be sending. Gathering samples of your employees' work and entering them won't take long, especially considering the payoff in improved morale.
In-Print 2011, the only printing contest exclusively for in-plants, boasts more than 35 categories for both offset and digital printing, so your shop's best work will have plenty of opportunities to win. This year we've added categories specifically for users of non-production digital printing devices (speeds of 40 ppm and under), so smaller in-plants will no longer be competing against big guys with iGen3s and NexPresses.
IPMA members pay nothing for the first three entries; non-members pay just $30 per entry—a much better bargain than other print contests offer. The January 31 deadline is coming fast, so get out there or appoint a staff member to gather samples now—four copies of each entry. Make sure those samples have great registration, crisp folds and no hickeys so they make it through the first round of judging. Entries must have been produced by your in-plant in 2010.
Read the rules, see the categories and find a link to the online entry form here.