New York City In-plants Gather at NYPD Headquarters
On the heels of a successful November meeting in Manhattan, several New York City in-plant managers held another networking meeting last week, this time in the headquarters of the New York Police Department, home to a thriving 38-employee in-plant.
In addition to staff from NYPD’s Print Section, in-plant managers from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, and the Department of Social Services, Human Resources Administration, got together for the meeting. Addressing the gathering was Mike Loyd, executive director of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), who discussed the advantages and benefits of being a member of IPMA. He talked about his own experiences as director of Louisiana State University’s in-plant and how being an IPMA member benefited him. He also touched on the controversial topic of managed print services and how it has become a threat to in-plants everywhere.
Joining Loyd in addressing the group was Sidney Stoddard, VP of Print Finishing Systems, who discussed the latest offerings from Standard Horizon, Duplo, Challenge, Formax and several other manufactures whose equipment is sold by the Print Finishing Systems. Stoddard compared traditional bindery services to the current digital workflow and automation processes available on the newer systems. He showed many solutions available from a variety of manufactures that would complement a print shop.
Attendees also had an opportunity to tour the NYPD Print Section to see its Xerox Color 1000 digital presses, Mark Andy/Presstek 52DI and 34DI direct imaging presses, Didde Super Web and other devices in action.