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.

Heatwave Bakes West Coast In-plants

As the normally cool Northwest suffered through temperatures of 110 and higher last week, several in-plants without air conditioning struggled to meet deadlines while their shops turned into ovens.

From the Editor: Signs of Improvement

Here it is, summer again, and I still haven’t been to a live in-plant conference since the fall of 2019. That was the last time I saw an in-plant manager face to face. It no longer seems as surreal as it once did, especially since I talk to managers all the time on Zoom calls and group chats — even managers overseas. But still, I’m ready for some face-to-face conversations.

Printing Provides ‘Escape’ From Prison Life

The printing program at Oregon Corrections Enterprises not only teaches valuable job skills to adults in custody that will help them return to society as productive citizens, it brings a focus to their lives while in prison.

PA State In-plant Doing Booming Signage Business

The sign shop at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Publications has seen revenue growth of nearly 70% since 2017. During the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association’s Virtual Conference, Director Marcie Carr detailed the tremendous success of the operation.

UK In-plants Meet to Discuss Services, Social Media

Dozens of in-plants from educational organizations across England, Scotland, and Wales convened virtually yesterday for a three-hour special interest group meeting, hosted by the Association of Creative & Print Managers in Education.

Lockheed Martin: ‘What Else Can We Do?’

By looking at its services and customers in a new way, the Publishing Center for Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control division has expanded its business and the value it provides for the company.

Lessons From an In-plant Shutdown

My greatest fear at the beginning of the pandemic was that organizations would use it as an excuse to shut down their in-plants for good. A year later, I’m pleased to see this hasn’t happened on a large scale. Not every in-plant has been so fortunate, however.

An Imaging Upgrade in California

Two high-end acquisitions at the University of California, Davis, have enabled its Repro Graphics department to bring more work in-house — including jobs previously printed with offset.

Hundreds Attend ACUP+ Virtual Conference

More than 240 higher-ed in-plant employees around the globe got an almost "normal" conference experience in April when the Association of College and University Printers held its three-day virtual event.