When the State University of New York at New Paltz replaced its older digital printers with a pair of Ricoh devices, productivity certainly increased. But Manager Jim Lyons says the new in-line binding features are what really stand out.
The in-plant community lost one of its kindest, most devoted supporters last Friday when Brian A. Wadell, director of Repro Graphics at the University of California, Davis, passed away at the age of 64 after a seven-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
The 54th annual Association of College and University Printers conference had the highest attendance in years when it convened in New Haven, Conn., last month.
When a flood destroyed its paper cutter, Michigan Technological University got the green light to add a 36˝ Colter & Peterson PRISM paper cutter. The in-plant has been keeping it very busy.
“Printing got a hold of me and did not let go,” says Mike Lincoln, whose career began in an in-plant, then took a variety of turns before returning to the in-plant world.
At the end of June, in-plant managers from across Canada will gather for the 2019 College & University Print Management Association of Canada (CUPMAC) conference, in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia. In-plant print shops from all sectors are invited to join the four-day event.
During the annual IPMA Educational Conference next month, five in-plants will be honored with IPMA Awards for their achievements. They include two state government in-plants, a university, a religious organization and a nonprofit.
The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association 2019 conference is shaping up to be one of the best in years, with topics covering every aspect of a successful in-plant's business, from writing strategic plans and building successful Web-to-print programs to color management and UV flatbed inkjet.
Much has changed since the first Inkjet Summit in 2013. Inkjet technology has not only proven itself, it’s becoming more mainstream, so the opportunity to use inkjet to get ahead of the competition is fading fast.
When the State University of New York at New Paltz replaced older Xerox and Ricoh printers with a Ricoh pro C7210 color printer and a Ricoh pro C8210 black-and-white printer in February, not only did productivity increase, new in-line binding features may launch the in-plant into new lines of work.
After a relatively calm start to the year, April took off with a bang when two of the busiest events — the Inkjet Summit and the Association of College and University Printers conference — took place in the same week, forcing me to race from one to the other. It was not easy.
Despite limited resources, in-plants produce some extraordinary work in their operations. Here is a list of all 73 In-Print 2019 contest winners with photos of the Gold-winning pieces.
When Kohler Co. Printing Services traded its two iGen4s for a pair of Xerox iGen 5s, each with the 26˝ sheet option, the main motivation, says Christopher Donlon, was to improve quality. But how much better can the quality be?
One of the most helpful sessions for in-plants at the 2019 Inkjet Summit was a panel discussion featuring managers whose in-plants have already made the move to inkjet.
Through hard work, late nights and an upbeat attitude, John Cruser has built Bloomberg’s in-plant into an award-winning model for other in-plants.