Inkjet and More in Feb. Issue
After yesterday's snowstorm buried much of the East Coast, this Valentine's Day began with the sound of snow plows and shovels in IPG's hometown of Philadelphia. Meanwhile, the opposite problem is impacting California, where the ongoing drought has many residents longing for some of our snow.
California is the subject of our February cover story, which details how the Golden State's Office of State Publishing is increasing production efficiency and reducing costs. With 285 employees and an annual operating budget of $65 million, the largest state government in-plant handles everything from Web design to web printing. Producing print runs from 1,000 up to 1 million, OSP has its eye on the future, with its sights set on a digital inkjet web press.
"Inkjet web is really the future and a cleaner, safer printing process," State Printer Jerry Hill told IPG.
Production inkjet printing is the focus of another story in our information-packed February issue, as well. We talk with Mark Kearns, vice president of Print & Mail Services at Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank about his in-plant's new Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 inkjet press, running in-line with a Standard Hunkeler roll-to-stack system.
"[Inkjet] does require a significant investment, but what it gives you back is tremendous," Kearns reports.
Read about these two in-plants—and nine others—in the February issue of IPG.