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.

Smart Lockers Come to Cedarville University

With social distancing a priority, Cedarville University needed to eliminate the long lines at the package pickup counter. To make this happen, the in-plant implemented smart lockers in record time.

Farewell, Friends: Managers Who Retired in 2020

As I put together this final Enewsletter of 2020, I reflected on some of the in-plant managers who bid us a quiet farewell in this turbulent year, never getting the chance to say good-bye at a conference or trade show. Here’s a list.

Signage Helps In-plant Hit Annual Revenue Goal in Four Months

Any in-plant still questioning the revenue-generating potential of wide-format printing should speak to Chuck Werninger. In July, his Texas in-plant installed a roll-to-roll printer to handle the surge in demand for COVID-19-related signage. A week later, he ordered two more. Print volumes are exploding.

From the Editor: Dark Times Ahead

Winter is coming, and from the sound of things we have some long, dark days ahead of us. As COVID-19 cases surge around the country, I’ve been hearing increasingly more stories of in-plants affected.

UK In-plants Meet for Virtual Conference

In a well-attended virtual conference on Dec. 1, nearly 100 U.K. in-plant managers and suppliers, as well as a handful of U.S. managers, gathered online to discuss how they are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and share ideas for new services they are implementing.

Course Pack Sales Jump, Keeping Texas In-plant in the Black

Printed course packs, once a staple for college and university in-plants, have been on the wane for years, replaced by digital versions. So how is it that The University of Texas at Austin experienced its highest total sales of course packs in years this fall?

Production Inkjet at In-plants: More Productivity, Less Cost

When production inkjet presses first came on the scene, they were large, expensive and out of the league of most in-plants. But as attendees of the recent In-plant Forum learned during a panel discussion with three in-plant managers who use inkjet, much has changed since those early days.

How to Write a Strategic Plan for Your In-plant

During the In-plant Forum, Consultant Greg Cholmondeley detailed how in-plants can write a five-year strategic plan and listed the 10 crucial elements a plan must include.

Workflow Efficiency in the In-plant

Automation can save your in-plant considerable time and money, and during the In-plant Forum, Mike Griswold, Printing and Graphics Lead at Tacoma Public Schools, traced his in-plant’s path toward greater workflow automation.

Innovative Wide-Format Printing Applications at In-plants

Wide-format printing is a hot topic for in-plants, and the In-plant Forum explored the possibilities in depth. IPI Editor Bob Neubauer talked with two midwestern university managers about the expansion of wide-format printing in their operations, and reviewed examples of some of their innovative wide-format projects.

How In-plants Can Thrive After COVID-19

The In-plant Forum was devoted entirely to in-plants, and it kicked off with a keynote presentation by Consultant Howie Fenton detailing how in-plants can prepare their operations to thrive after the pandemic.

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.

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.