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.

Opportunities Enabled Post-COVID by Inkjet Printing

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.

A Healthy Move

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 Event of the Year

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.

Worth the Wait: Flatbed Finally in Action at UNC-Wilmington

After years of research and planning, SeaPrint Graphic Solutions at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, finally got approval last year to purchase a wide-format flatbed printer. It turns out that was the easy part. Getting it installed and operational was a much bigger challenge.

Washington State Installs Inkjet Press

Yet another state government printing operation has installed a production inkjet press, joining six other state in-plants that have moved to inkjet.

City In-plants Struggle But Persevere

The pandemic has left American cities with significant budget deficits. To find out how it has impacted their in-plants, we checked in with the in-plant managers for four U.S. cities: Bangor, Maine; Greensboro, N.C.; Oklahoma City; and San Francisco.

The Winners of In-Print 2020

The winners of In-Print 2020 are in, and two university in-plants lead the pack, boasting seven awards each in the only printing contest exclusively for in-plants.

From Obsolete to Outstanding

Turning around a languishing county in-plant is hard enough, but for a young, African American woman from the private sector, even more challenges were in store.

Masked Judges Pick 64 Winners in In-Print 2020 Contest

After being forced to cancel the judging of the In-Print 2020 contest back in March due to the coronavirus, IPI and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association brought together four in-plant managers on Sept. 23 to judge the contest. They selected 64 Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.

From the Editor: How Are Smaller In-plants Faring?

One thing I’ve been dreading during the COVID-19 pandemic is a wave of in-plant closures. I particularly worry about smaller shops at smaller colleges and organizations, some of which are experiencing deep financial losses. So I reached out to some of them to find out how they are doing. Their responses have eased my fears somewhat

Wide-Format Keeps Indiana Shop Busy After Presses Silenced by COVID-19

Even before the pandemic hit, Ball State University Printing Services was disappointed it couldn’t print more of the university’s wide-format work. But when the need for campus signage exploded this year, it got the green light to bring on a new device to help meet demands.

In-plants Find Transition to Inkjet ‘Very Easy’

Perhaps the biggest revelation to come from a panel discussion of in-plant managers during the recent virtual Inkjet Summit was how straightforward the decision to add an inkjet press was for each of them.

Inkjet Summit: Dealing with the New Normal

The virtual Inkjet Summit has been generating buzz all week, and Thursday's opening session was no exception. Consultant Barb Pellow offered advice for print providers during COVID-19 and interviewed a provider of election ballot printing and mailing services about how his company has adapted and is thriving.

Second Chance Pays Off in Palm Beach

Hiring a former inmate to run the presses at the Palm Beach County Graphics Division was a risk, but it has paid off in so many ways.