Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry a Senior Editor at NAPCO Media and writes for In-plant Graphics, Printing Impressions and Packaging Impressions.

Migration from Offset/Toner to Inkjet: Fasten Your Seat Belts

Production inkjet is ready for a major embrace by commercial printers in comparison to offset and digital toner-based digital printing. But, those joining the migration to it need to be ready to change more than just their printing presses.

Santa Cruz In-plant Now Fully Functional in Folding and Inserting 

The efficiency of digital printing can be squandered if the postpress process isn’t equally efficient. Facing just such a disconnect, the in-plant at the University of California, Santa Cruz considered its options and installed a solution that resolves the output problem and increases the in-plant's value.

It’s Official: A New Format for PRINTING United

PRINTING United will be a comprehensive online experience this October and in-person once again in October 2021. Exhibitors learned of the sequence of events that led to the change in an online announcement on June 24.

New Inkjet Printing Press Tops List of Kodak Product Launches

Eastman Kodak is stepping up its comeback campaign with the launches of significant new products, including an inkjet press it describes as a potentially game-changing solution, with print quality that's “virtually indistinguishable” from offset lithography.

You Printed It — Now Embellish It

Embellishments such as foil stamping, diecutting, embossing, and specialty coatings can not only heighten visual appeal, but deliver measurable, profit-driving results. Thanks to new technology, embellishments are now also available for digital printing for short-run, customized, and personalized applications.

How Congressional Response to COVID-19 Impacts Printers

In the view of government affairs expert for the printing industry Lisbeth Lyons, the work that Congress must do to stimulate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is off to a solid start – but is nowhere near close to completion.

Inkjet Tips From In-plants That Use It

Acquiring a production inkjet press doesn’t have to be a blind leap of faith. We talked with three in-plant managers to get their advice on assessing, installing and getting the most out of an inkjet press.

Kodak Promises to ‘Double Down on Digital’

While Kodak may never operate on the grand scale it once did, James V. Continenza, executive chairman, has a plan under the new "One Kodak" model for lifting the company to leadership in digital printing, doing away with old division structures and upgrading its digital capacity to restore the company's reputation.

Offset Endures and Thrives In Missouri

At the University of Missouri-Columbia, the installation of a new five-color LED-UV press testifies to the continuing vitality of the offset printing process.

Succession Planning: A Full-Time Job

Facing continuous staffing pressures, in-plant managers have to accept succession planning as a full-time responsibility. The task starts with having a clear sense of what to look for in people being considered for hiring or promotion.

Staying Staffed and Stable in a Tight Labor Market

Losing key personnel is inevitable. By identifying and grooming management talent, and broadening employees’ skill sets, in-plant managers can prepare for vacancies — and ensure their in-plants continue even after they leave.