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 more than 180 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, co-sponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.

IPMA Report: Become an Asset by Insourcing

At the IPMA 2024 conference, Martin James of Deer Valley Unified School District discussed the importance of insourcing to strengthen an in-plant, and explained how his in-plant’s insourcing of curriculum materials from other school districts has generated impressive revenue.

A Tribute to Former Public Printer Michael DiMario

As we mourn the passing of Michael F. DiMario, former head of the U.S. Government Publishing Office, here is a tribute to his accomplishments presented by Congressman Steny Hoyer to Congress as Mr. DiMario prepared to leave his post in 2002.

Good Advice Never Gets Old

Bill Farquharson giving his presentation at IPMA 2010 on how to better serve customers and generate more business.

IPMA Report: How to Audit Your In-plant

The recent In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference was chock full of valuable sessions for in-plants. One of the most relevant was a presentation by consultant Howie Fenton in which he revealed some of his methods for assessing and improving in-plant operations.

The Production Inkjet Revolution

Print volumes are migrating from toner and offset to inkjet. Lisa Cross offers some takeaways from a new study by NAPCO Research on the production inkjet application revolution.

ACUP Report: Best Practices for Managers

In a very insightful session on best practices during the ACUP+ 2024 conference, three managers offered useful tips on pricing, equipment replacement, budgeted hourly rates, and equipment planning.

IPI Tours Iowa State University Printing Services

IPI Editor Bob Neubauer joined attendees of the IPMA 2024 conference on a visit to Iowa State University Printing Services where he talked with Director Nathan Thole about the in-plant’s move to inkjet printing and how it’s impacted his operation.

60 Years of ACUP

Scores of college, university, and K-12 in-plant managers from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. gathered in Rochester, New York, recently to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Association of College and University Printers.

IPMA Report: Relocating an In-plant

In one session at the recent IPMA conference, managers of Blue Valley School District’s in-plant detailed how they were able to get their Overland Park, Kansas, district to approve a new printing facility.

From the Editor: IPMA Conference, a Triumph in Iowa

I just returned from the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference, and what a great event it was. Des Moines turned out to be an excellent location to pull in in-plants from all over the Midwest.

Productivity Soars at Careington With New Digital Presses

The five-employee in-plant at Careington uses the latest Canon digital presses to produce high volumes of transactional and graphic arts printing. Productivity has increased so much with its four Canon imagePRESS V1000s that it’s even adding new types of work – and producing it with fewer employees.

IPMA Report: The Robots Are Coming

One of the most memorable sessions at IPMA 2024 was a presentation by Greg Cholmondeley of Keypoint Intelligence about how artificial intelligence and robotics have advanced in the past 12 months and how this will impact the printing industry.

Attendees Offer Key Takeaways From IPMA 2024

The recent In-plant Printing and Mailing Association conference was a lively experience, teeming with relevant sessions, spirited networking, and countless opportunities to learn from technology vendors. Attendees made the most of it. Here are some of their stories.