Today is In-plant Day at the PRINTING United Digital Experience
Today, the PRINTING United Digital Experience will be devoted entirely to in-plants. Beginning at 10 a.m. EST/7 a.m. PST, the In-plant Forum will feature seven different in-plant managers speaking on a variety of topics pertinent to the in-plant community. It is expected to attract a worldwide audience. Click here to register and attend.
In the opening keynote, Consultant Howie Fenton will detail how in-plants can prepare their operations to thrive after the pandemic. He will focus on ways they can recover lost revenue, rebuild their operations, accelerate their adoption of digital technologies, and rethink their operations.
In a panel discussion about wide-format printing, in-plant managers from the University of Illinois and Iowa State University will show examples of innovative wide-format jobs their in-plants have printed and describe how these jobs were produced, which equipment and substrates were used, and challenges they faced installing the graphics.
This will be followed by an interview with Chuck Werninger, manager of Houston Independent School District’s in-plant, about how his in-plant has increased its wide-format graphics production with its new Canon Colorado printer to meet the school district’s needs for social distancing graphics and other signage.
A session on workflow efficiency will feature Mike Griswold of Tacoma Public Schools Printing and Graphics who will relate how implementing Web-to-print and workflow automation software has driven volume to his print center, saved thousands of dollars for the school district and offered flexibility as needs change — as they have to a great extent during the coronavirus pandemic.
Then Greg Cholmondeley, president of PRINTelligence Consulting, will review the steps in-plants should take to create a five-year strategic plan and highlight the 10 key elements to include.
Finally, the last session brings together three in-plants – from state government, a nonprofit and a prison – that use production inkjet presses. They will discuss the challenges they faced when replacing multiple devices with an inkjet press, the types of work they are successfully printing with inkjet, quality considerations, volume requirements, and much more.
In between the sessions, new products will be demonstrated from FujiFilm, C.P. Bourg, Roland, Canon, and more. Don’t miss out. Register now and tune in at 10:00 EST.