Scientology In-plant Wins First IPMA Video Award
One highlight of the recent In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference was the presentation of the first Larry Clements Video Award, created to honor long-time IPMA photographer Larry Clements. A half dozen in-plants submitted videos they had produced showing off their operations, and these were screened during the conference.
The winner, chosen by a panel of four in-plant managers (including Larry Clements), was the Church of Scientology International Dissemination and Distribution Center. The in-plant’s very polished video showed off its impressive 185,000-square-foot facility and the web and sheetfed offset presses used to print Scientology publications (several of which have won In-Print awards). Skillfully shot and edited, with a dramatic music soundtrack, the video offered closeups of pages moving through the presses and into the binding and mailing areas. The video also showed off the fabric printing, embroidery, grand-format printing, and custom milling operations. Watch the impressive video here.
Thirteen in-plants submitted videos to the contest, which was sponsored by Ricoh. The seven finalists screened during IPMA 2023 included CHRISTUS Health, Olathe Public Schools, the State of Tennessee, Tacoma Public Schools, the State of Michigan, and Alliance Defending Freedom.
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.