New Research Explores In-plant Equipment Acquisitions, Applications
To better understand the applications in-plants produce and the equipment they utilize, In-plant Impressions surveyed 154 in-plant managers in January 2023. The majority of respondents (63%) stated they are increasing the number of services they provide for their parent organizations. To do this, they are investing in a range of new equipment, including color and monochrome digital printers, wide-format roll-fed and flatbed inkjet printers, and digital envelope presses.
Their chief goals in adding this equipment are to achieve faster speeds and higher productivity, and to produce new types of work. Also important is improving product quality, respondents noted.
The report indicates the most common ways in-plants research new equipment and whether they acquire or lease it from dealers, OEMs, or obtain it used.
Respondents also reveal their timelines for adding a production inkjet press and report the most popular wide-format applications they print. To learn more, download the full report here.
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.