The University of Tennessee in-plant stays on the cutting edge of technology with a new Kodak NexPress SX3900. The NexPress SX3900 had only been up and running for a few weeks when IPG spoke with him, but Jack Williams, director of University Printing and Mail, says he hopes to soon see it producing brochures, landscape saddle-stitched books, perfect-bound books and posters.
With equipment specs, pictures and video all available online, why should an in-plant manager bother going to Graph Expo any more? Those who made the trip to Chicago last month have lots of good reasons.
These products for the in-plant market will be on display at Graph Expo.
As David Weber sees it, one of the most useful services he provides as print supervisor for Pima County, Arizona, is guiding customers back to reality when they come to his in-plant with plans for extravagant printed pieces. He helps them figure out how much color or metallic ink coverage they really need, scaling their projects back to something more affordable—even if that means less revenue for his chargeback-supported shop.
When he started working at George Fox University Print Services in 2011, Richard Silver was no stranger to wide-format printing. He had previously worked at a reprographics company specializing in wide-format.
Neopost USA will enhance its wide product offerings to include Neopost HD Office Printers powered by OKI Data Americas. Some of the key features of the printers include high-definition print quality with LED print heads, microfine toner, advanced print registration and auto calibration.
Vendors reported a good amount of interest in bindery equipment at this year's GRAPH EXPO in Chicago. The bindery equipment at the show offered in-plants some great opportunities to expand their services and increase their efficiency.
Now in its 18th year, the On Demand Conference and Exposition tried something new this time when it moved south of the Mason-Dixon line to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Not everyone was happy with the results. Though some exhibits were packed at intervals, others were not so busy. Perhaps the absence of key companies like Xerox, Kodak, Presstek and Standard caused some potential attendees to skip this year's event. Or maybe D.C. was too far for the Northeast day trippers who attended previous years' shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.