Ongoing economic, legislative, and regulatory issues for printers are as worthy of attention as anything taking place nationally.
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.
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.
The demand for flatbed printing and cutting is so strong at Lake Land College, the in-plant literally can’t risk marketing it and making it more popular.
Both as a sellable commodity and as a teaching tool, the T-shirt has helped Arkansas State University Printing Services add stature to its reputation — and revenue to its bottom line.
After a restructuring that consolidated print, design, and photography services, Middle Tennessee State University’s in-plant has become even more effective in its mission.
When it comes to in-plants selling promotional products, “you can’t get in fast enough.” That’s how panelist Richard Beto (University of Texas at Austin) put it during an in-plant breakfast forum hosted by In-plant Impressions on the second day of PRINTING United.
With two new inkjet presses, the State of Michigan’s Print and Mail Management division has big plans for bringing low-cost color to state agencies.
How nine underperforming state agency in-plants became one smoothly running, money-saving operation under a comprehensive reorganization plan.
Beautifully printed wide-format graphics are just piles of substrate on the shop floor until they’re applied to walls, doors, windows, and other surfaces. Installing wide-format graphics can be one of the most sought-after services in-plants provide.
Baltoro HF is not the first cut-sheet inkjet press launched by Xerox, but it is the press that the company is counting on to establish itself as a credible and competitive inkjet solution provider for high-volume transactional work as well as high-quality direct mail, catalogs, books, and commercial print.
Xerox has unveiled a new cut-sheet production inkjet by press that will print on a range of coated and uncoated media without the need for priming or pretreating.
In New Orleans, Kodak spoke of “reigniting a culture of old” on behalf of Prinergy users and offered a first look at new developments for its workflow automation technology.
For in-plants, solid outcomes often require hard decisions about staffing, technology and services offered. This university print center made them — and prospered by sticking to them.
Much has changed since the first Inkjet Summit in 2013. Inkjet technology has not only proven itself, it’s becoming more mainstream, so the opportunity to use inkjet to get ahead of the competition is fading fast.