Principia Right-Sizes Digital Press, Saves $25K
Bigger isn’t always better. That sentiment is what inspired Ward Patterson to right-size his in-plant’s color printing capabilities to better match its volume and budget.
In late February, Principia College Mail & Copy installed a 90-ppm Canon imagePRESS C910, replacing an 85-ppm Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C1085. With an upgraded EFI Fiery RIP, three extra-large paper trays, and in-line folding, stapling and three-knife trimming, it’s more than capable of handling the view books, graduation programs, campus newspapers, and other items the four-employee in-plant is called upon to print.
“It’s much quieter,” praises Patterson, manager of the Elsah, Ill., operation. “It’s physically smaller, and it can process all of the [materials] that our customers send us.”It’s also saving Principia College $25,000 a year, he says, in reduced lease and operational costs — an excellent benefit in this time of budget cuts.
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 nearly 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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.