What if your in-plant could help your parent organization strengthen its corporate identify and brand recognition, while improving the perceived value of your operation and generating thousands in additional revenue? Would you take action or just let the opportunity pass to some other department?
From its inspiring keynotes to its plentiful networking opportunities, thINK Ahead 2019 — which took place this week at the Waldorf Astoria Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla. — was a resounding success. One exciting new feature was the addition of a full track of sessions for in-plants.
In June, the College and University Print Management Association of Canada met to discuss wide-format, Web-to-print, and how to avoid outsourcing.
In just a few short years, one in-plant went from basic poster printing to running a thriving wide-format operation that now generates 20% of its business. Here’s how it happened.
New package lockers will shrink student lines at Bucknell University’s package pickup window, while showcasing the in-plant’s wide-format graphics and wrapping skills.
Seats for the three free mealtime educational events In-plant Impressions is hosting at PRINTING United are filling quickly. Already half of the available spots have been filled. The in-plant forums will cover topics like innovative wide-format applications, workflow and promotional product sales. All in-plants are welcome, but registration is required.
John Wesseling thought he would have retired by now. Instead, he did something much more monumental.
Getting systems from two different companies to talk to each other can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, the State of Oregon’s Publishing & Distribution operation had a strategy.
I never stop encouraging in-plants to seek out new applications and expand their capabilities. It’s all part of adding value so your parent organization sees you as essential. For this reason, I strongly believe there is no better place for an in-plant to be this fall than at the new PRINTING United show. It will inspire you with ideas for new applications, which you can bring back to your customers and expand your business.
Sacramento State University Print and Mail not only upgraded its digital color press to a Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100, the in-plant added Web-to-print software, a creaser and a UV LED printer for printing rigid signage on campus.
Laura Lockett has worked at Sacramento State’s in-plant for 33 years, rising through the ranks and steadily fine-tuning the operation.
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.
With dozens of crossovers, UV spot coating and a very tight deadline, the Church of Scientology's winning piece was truly worthy of recognition.
Beyond supporting the World Bank’s mission of ending poverty, the Best of Show winning piece showed off the in-plant staff’s extraordinary attention to detail.
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.