In-plant Impressions Renamed Implant Impressions
After careful consideration and consultation with numerous in-plant managers, IPI has decided to change its name.
As a nod to the fact that the majority of IPI's readers already misspell the magazine's name, the new name will be Implant Impressions. The change reflects our desire to implant information into our readers' minds. Or something like that.
"I think the new name is terrific because I've always struggled with spelling the word in-plant," gushes John Sarantakos, director of the University of Oklahoma's in-plant. "Now I can just spell it the way everyone thinks it's spelled."
Other names that made the final list included Print's Red-Headed Stepchildren, Basement Superstars, We Really Are Printers! and Please Don't Outsource Us. Actually, none of those names was considered. Not even for a second.
IPI Editor Bob Neubauer is proud of his decision to cater to the poor spelling habits of the industry and pick a random, meaningless title.
"Hey, it's less work for me, putting in that stupid hyphen," he says, with pride, before resuming his nap.
And by the way, Happy April Fools' Day!
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 nearly 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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.