A new blog by Colorado State Printer Mike Lincoln compares his love for the restoration of old cars and trucks with his transformation of the State of Colorado's printing operation.
"My predecessor had all but given up on the print side of our state shop, writing it off in 2002 as a lost cause," writes Lincoln, on the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association's website. He, however, viewed things differently.
"I see a bright and largely unwritten future for our industry," he notes. This vision is what drove him to steer his printing operation through what he calls its "decade of evolution."
As with the restoration of old cars, he observes, you need to make sure your in-plant has a solid foundation before you begin to rebuild it—and that you have the drive to see the project through to completion.
But whether or not you do, he observes, "Complacency is not an option."
Read Mike Lincoln's full blog on the IPMA site. And watch for IPG's October cover story on the State of Colorado's Integrated Document Solutions operation.