Ithaca Newspaper Highlights In-plant in Video
The Ithaca College Center for Print Production got a great PR boost recently when the college newspaper, The Ithacan, produced a very professional video touting the in-plant's capabilities as part of its #ICHowItWorks series of videos.
Operations Manager Glendon Harris made sure the video didn't focus only on him and asked the producers to interview his staff as well. The result is a well-rounded video that shows off many of the shop's capabilities (with a lot of emphasis on the paper cutter — always a source of fascination for non-printers).
In-plant staff talk about the types of products the in-plant produces, the fast turnaround it provides that is not possible with off-campus printers, how the in-plant better understands the college's needs and more. Harris notes some of the strange requests the in-plant has gotten, like a giant stencil to be used to paint the grass for the college's 125th anniversary.
"We actually did it, and it looked great," Harris says.
"There's basically nothing that we can't pull off, one way or another, because we are bound and determined to make Ithaca College Print Shop feasible for all the community," emphasizes operator Scott Brown.
Though the in-plant produces up to 85% of the printing that the college uses — course packs, postcards, name tags, recruitment materials, programs — Harris says many students don't know the shop exists. He hopes this student-targeted video will change that.
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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 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.