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.
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.
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.
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.
With a new roll-fed inkjet press, OG&E Energy’s in-plant has eliminated the use of shells for the utility bills it prints, saving the company money.
After a two-week run, IPMA's virtual conference has concluded. Topics ranged from production inkjet, to surviving during the pandemic, to outsourcing. Here is a recap of the sessions.
As director of Purchasing, Mail and Printing Solutions at Franklin University, Bob Donahue gets a look at the work procured outside.
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.
The UFT Printing and Mail Department in lower Manhattan recently installed a four-color Presstek CPO 34DI.
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.
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.
While three-quarters of in-plants say their sales decreased during the pandemic, a small segment noted their 2020 revenue actually rose. How did they do it? I contacted each of them to find out
After consolidating another in-plant, Sanford Health Print and Mail Services has strengthened the service it provides for one of the country’s largest health systems.
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.
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.