With social distancing a priority, Cedarville University needed to eliminate the long lines at the package pickup counter. To make this happen, the in-plant implemented smart lockers in record time.
As I put together this final Enewsletter of 2020, I reflected on some of the in-plant managers who bid us a quiet farewell in this turbulent year, never getting the chance to say good-bye at a conference or trade show. Here’s a list.
After running the presses at various western Washington printing companies for years, Mike Griswold returned to his alma mater’s in-plant.
Any in-plant still questioning the revenue-generating potential of wide-format printing should speak to Chuck Werninger. In July, his Texas in-plant installed a roll-to-roll printer to handle the surge in demand for COVID-19-related signage. A week later, he ordered two more. Print volumes are exploding.
Winter is coming, and from the sound of things we have some long, dark days ahead of us. As COVID-19 cases surge around the country, I’ve been hearing increasingly more stories of in-plants affected.
In a well-attended virtual conference on Dec. 1, nearly 100 U.K. in-plant managers and suppliers, as well as a handful of U.S. managers, gathered online to discuss how they are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and share ideas for new services they are implementing.
Printed course packs, once a staple for college and university in-plants, have been on the wane for years, replaced by digital versions. So how is it that The University of Texas at Austin experienced its highest total sales of course packs in years this fall?
When production inkjet presses first came on the scene, they were large, expensive and out of the league of most in-plants. But as attendees of the recent In-plant Forum learned during a panel discussion with three in-plant managers who use inkjet, much has changed since those early days.
During the In-plant Forum, Consultant Greg Cholmondeley detailed how in-plants can write a five-year strategic plan and listed the 10 crucial elements a plan must include.
Automation can save your in-plant considerable time and money, and during the In-plant Forum, Mike Griswold, Printing and Graphics Lead at Tacoma Public Schools, traced his in-plant’s path toward greater workflow automation.
Wide-format printing is a hot topic for in-plants, and the In-plant Forum explored the possibilities in depth. IPI Editor Bob Neubauer talked with two midwestern university managers about the expansion of wide-format printing in their operations, and reviewed examples of some of their innovative wide-format projects.
The In-plant Forum was devoted entirely to in-plants, and it kicked off with a keynote presentation by Consultant Howie Fenton detailing how in-plants can prepare their operations to thrive after the pandemic.
This morning, Marco Boer kicked off the third day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience with a sobering examination of print market trends and how they have been impacted by COVID-19.
After relocating into a larger plant, Encompass Health Print Services has increased its productivity, improved its service, and is adding more value than ever.
The loss of every in-plant conference in 2020 was a major blow to those who thrive on the ideas and inspiration these events provide. Fortunately, the PRINTING United Digital Experience is almost here.