Iowa State Holds Successful Open House
To celebrate its 100-year anniversary, and promote its new inkjet press, Iowa State University (ISU) Printing Services held a well-attended open house on Tuesday in Ames, Iowa. Attendees enjoyed food, conversation, and a tour of the 29,000-sq.ft. operation.
The open house followed a successful In-plant Printing and Mailing Association Road Show on Sept. 30 that drew dozens of attendees from different in-plants.
The highlight of the open house was Printing Services’ new Canon varioPRINT iX3200 sheetfed inkjet press. When the in-plant installed it in June, it became only the second university in-plant to implement an inkjet press.
Attendees also got a graphic tour of the in-plant's history via a 48x96" aluminum composite sign mounted to the lobby wall detailing Printing Services’ historical timeline, from 1922 to present.
Over the past century, ISU Printing Services’ staff has worked hard to serve the needs of the Ames, Iowa, university. The in-plant’s longevity, says Director Nathan Thole, stems from “having the leadership above us that understood the importance of having an in-plant print shop.” He also credits the shop’s managers over the years for keeping up with technology to enable the in-plant to best serve the needs of ISU customers.
“I’m proud of how much we’ve diversified and added products,” says Thole, director of Printing Services. “I think that’s important.”
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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, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.