Bob Neubauer

Bob Neubauer

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 nearly 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, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.

Canadian In-plant Conference Wraps Up in British Columbia

With Consultant Howie Fenton and IPI Editor Bob Neubauer giving back-to-back presentations on the first day of this week's College & University Print Management Association of Canada (CUPMAC) conference, the event was jam-packed with in-plant best practice advice.

Outsourcing Failure: ‘It Was a Nightmare’

Ellen Abbey has some strong advice for any organization thinking about closing its in-plant and hiring a print outsourcing firm: “Don’t do it!” She should know. She spent five years trying to make it work before kicking that company out and bringing back the in-plant.

Elon University Switches to OKI Envelope Printer

When Elon University Print Services’ seven-year-old digital envelope printer sputtered and died a few months ago, Manager Wesley Grigg never considered getting out of the envelope printing business. But picking the right replacement printer was a complicated task.

State of Tennessee Takes the Inkjet Leap

The State of Tennessee’s Document Solutions division recently joined other state printing operations across the country by installing a production inkjet press.

From the Editor: No Wide-Format? Why Not?

In-plants say wide-format printing is one of the most in-demand products they offer, with great profit margins and nearly limitless potential. So why do nearly 30% of in-plants still not offer this capability? I asked them.

In-Print 2019 Winners

These 73 pieces from 33 different in-plants were selected as winners in the In-Print 2019 contest, the only contest exclusively for in-plant printers. Here are photos of the Gold-winning pieces.

New Gear Creates Possibilities for SUNY Shop

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.

In-plant Community Mourns Passing of Brian Wadell of UC Davis

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.

ACUP+ Hits the Ivy League

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.

Flood Opens Door for New Cutter in Michigan

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.

Mike Lincoln: The Pull of Printing

“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.