Expo Bound: Looking for Automation to Speed Production
The PRINTING United Expo, taking place Oct. 18-20 in Atlanta, starts just two weeks from today. Attendees are gearing up for three days of learning, networking, and inspiration.
As a lead-up to the Expo, we are posting a series of interviews featuring attendees from a variety of backgrounds sharing why they are attending the PRINTING United Expo, what they hope to learn, and what excites them about the upcoming event.
- Jonathan Lail
- Senior Graphic Designer/Print Shop Coordinator
- Hickory, North Carolina
What made you decide to attend this year's Expo?
We are always looking to expand our services to our colleges and local educational systems. This year has been great for us and we want to do more.
We are looking for ways to speed up our production. We will be looking for ways to automate a few processes that currently have been implemented.
Why is attending the Expo better than going to a vendor’s demo center to see equipment?
We like to compare the options on site and sit down with the vendor to ask specific questions all at one time. The Expo always helps speed up the purchasing process, as we come away with options that fit us.
Is networking with industry peers an important reason for attending the Expo? If so, why?
It is for us, as we are kind of a lone wolf here in North Carolina. It's always great seeing other colleges and what they are doing.
How do you hope attending the Expo will impact your business/career moving forward?
We hope it gives us the tools we need to keep growing.
Watch for more pre-show coverage in the weeks to come.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.