Business Management

How Will Printing Change for In-plants After COVID-19?
June 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

Print buying habits are going to change as a result of COVID-19, says analyst Marco Boer. Print will get more expensive as paper costs rise, short runs will dominate, and print will need to provide more value. But there are opportunities for in-plants to thrive in this new environment.

How PRINTING United Alliance Will Strengthen In-plants
May 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association merged with Printing Industries of America to form PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive graphic arts association in the country. How will this merger affect in-plants? We asked Ford Bowers, president and CEO of the new association.

Ford Bowers, Michael Makin Discuss Reasons for SGIA-PIA Merger
May 6, 2020 at 10:44 am

The merger of the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association with Printing Industries of America has created the largest, most comprehensive printing and graphic arts association in the country. SGIA's Ford Bowers and PIA's Michael Makin discuss the drivers behind the merger and the benefits it will bring to the industry.

How One Australian In-plant is Dealing with COVID-19
April 14, 2020 at 2:51 pm

Despite the drastic time difference, we managed to catch up with Simon Giles, manager of the Department of Defence Publishing Service in Melbourne, Australia, to learn how his in-plant is coping during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst
April 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm

As we struggle through the shelter-in-place pandemic and wonder how this will change business, there are two strategies in-plants should consider: increase the use of automation and cross-train staff to handle more tasks.

First a Tornado, Now a Pandemic
March 26, 2020 at 11:01 am

Even as Tennessee citizens were still recovering from the tornado that tore through Nashville in March, the coronavirus pandemic hit. Through it all, the state’s Document Solutions operation has been printing documents critical to the health and safety of citizens. We talked with Tammy Golden to find out how her in-plant is handling this crisis.

The Life of an Editor in Isolation
March 24, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Like many out there, I got a crash course in telecommuting over the past week and a half thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The experience has had its ups and downs.