Out of Sorts

Dwayne Magee is now in his 15th year as director of Messiah College Press and Postal Services. His department was recipient of the 2018 IPMA Organizational Impact Award, the 2015 IPMA Innovation Award, the 2017 ACUP Green Service Award, and the 2015 ACUP Collaborative Service Award. Prior to joining Messiah, he worked for 17 years at Alphagraphics as an assistant manager and ISO coordinator. He is president of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He is currently an English major (part-time) with a concentration in writing at the college where he works. Outside of work, Dwayne enjoys exploring spiritual, environmental and social concerns through creative writing and the arts. He can often be found speaking on the topic of diversity in bookstores, public libraries and elementary schools, where he makes use of his award-winning children’s book “A Blue-Footed Booby Named Solly McBoo.” His travel writing and fictional essays have made appearances in various publications including the Northern Colorado Writers Anthology and the Goose River Anthology published by Goose River Press. Dwayne is the father of two boys (age 24 and 20) and he resides in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife Sue and their two dogs. Contact him at: DMagee@Messiah.edu

When the in-house printer is responsible for procuring outside printing, everybody wins. Here are some tips so your vendors know what you expect from them.

Although the business of higher education continues to be revolutionized by digital technology, print and mail are still very much a part of day-to-day operations. Who should be responsible for producing this print collateral, an in-plant or an outside firm?

I hear it over and over again when in-plant managers talk about copier vendors: on one hand, we need these companies because they manufacture the equipment we use, on the other, we feel threatened by them. I spent the last few months working very closely with one of these vendors, and I can tell you what I think works.

IPG blogger Dwayne Magee takes a trip down printing’s memory lane by sharing an amusing collection of tips for printers.

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