Unable to present the annual ACUP+ Awards in person, the association held a well attended online ceremony Wednesday night to honor the high-quality printing and management excellence of numerous in-plants.
The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out many of the print jobs in-plants relied on. What types of work can replace this vanishing event-based work? And how is the work mix at in-plants changing as the result of COVID-19?
Adding vinyl cutting, laser engraving, dye-sublimation, and other services has kept MadLab Technologies relevant at Central Washington University.
Over the past three years, the in-house sign shop at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Publications has flourished. To reduce overtime and expand the in-plant’s capabilities, the in-plant recently installed a wide-format flatbed printer.
In an age when six feet apart is the norm, how will in-plant production meetings take place from now on? Will employees continue to gather in conference rooms? Are video calls really a workable substitute? In part two of our report on the future of in-plants after COVID-19, we talked with nearly a dozen managers about this and other key issues.
Bigger isn’t always better. That sentiment is what inspired Ward Patterson of Principia College Mail & Copy to right-size the in-plant’s color printing capabilities to better match its volume and budget.
The repercussions from COVID-19 will be felt for a long time to come. What will your in-plant look like in the months ahead as we continue to live with the coronavirus? And which changes will be permanent? Here’s part one of an in-depth report on the future of in-plant printing.
More than three-quarters of in-plants now provide wide-format printing, according to the latest IPI research, with other services like graphics installation, contour cutting, and scanning on the rise. Here’s an excerpt from our newly published report.
The In-plant Printing and Mailing Association concluded its weeklong series of in-plant webinars yesterday with an information-packed presentation by consultant Greg Cholmondeley that detailed how in-plants can go about writing a five-year strategic plan.
This week, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association has been holding a series of webinars to present in-plants with information and advice intended for sessions at its canceled conference. It was the first chance many in-plants have had during the pandemic to see and hear from their fellow managers.
Print buying habits are going to change as a result of COVID-19, says analyst Marco Boer. Print will get more expensive as paper costs rise, short runs will dominate, and print will need to provide more value. But there are opportunities for in-plants to thrive in this new environment.
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association merged with Printing Industries of America to form PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive graphic arts association in the country. How will this merger affect in-plants? We asked Ford Bowers, president and CEO of the new association.
The decision was made. Vanderbilt University Printing Services would be shut down. Employees received layoff notices in March, and the Nashville in-plant was scheduled to close on June 1. And then the coronavirus hit.
The team at Printing Services at the University of West Alabama is always looking for new revenue streams. It found what it was looking for in a tabletop printer for making plaques, trophies, and window decals.
Few in-plants are as busy right now as those serving hospitals and health care facilities. Their staffs are reporting to work to print critical materials to help hospitals save the lives of COVID-19 patients.