New Report: Higher-Ed In-plant Trends
A majority of college and university in-plants are focused on supporting the educational mission of their institution, according to recent In-plant Impressions research. Three quarters hire student workers in their shops, and nearly as many accept paid jobs from students.
Our latest research report examines in-plants at higher-ed institutions, looking into the most popular services they provide; which printed pieces have grown in popularity and which have declined; whether recruitment materials are printed in-house or outsourced; how they handle installation of wide-format graphics; and many other areas.
More than half say their revenue rose in 2019 over the previous year’s revenue. Our report reveals which factors accounted for that revenue jump.
Among our findings:
- Insourcing generates an average of 14.4% of the revenue of college and university in-plants that take in outside work.
- Nearly 90% have added or upgraded equipment in past 12 months
- Wide-format printing is now being offered by 86% of college and university in-plants, a 4% growth over the past two years.
- Three-quarters of higher-ed in-plants are using a Web-to-print system, with a majority of those systems hosted off-site.