COVID-19 Related Posts
COVID-19: One Year Later (Part 2)
March 17, 2021 at 11:18 am

In-plants have been dealing with the pandemic for a year now, suffering through sickness, productivity losses, and greatly reduced print orders. Here’s a closer look at how they are faring.

COVID-19: One Year Later (Part 1)
March 12, 2021 at 10:22 am

In-plants have been dealing with the pandemic for a year now, suffering through sickness, productivity losses, and greatly reduced print orders. Here’s a closer look at how they are faring.

From the Editor: The Way Forward
February 5, 2021 at 9:57 am

By now, you know where your in-plant stands in the eyes of your parent organization during the pandemic: you are either essential and busy, or you’re slow and wondering about your future — and that status is largely a result of the types of applications in which you specialize.

New COVID-19 Reporting Obligations for California Employers In Effect
January 22, 2021 at 12:03 pm

Beginning January 1, the new reporting requirements for COVID-19 exposures became effective. These new requirements impose obligations for employers to notify employees, as well as employers of subcontracted employees, of COVID-19 exposures and to notify public health officials of outbreaks in the workplace.

2020 Year-End COVID Relief Legislation: Targeted Relief for Print Verticals
January 8, 2021 at 9:39 am

HR 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, provides approximately $900 billion to bolster the U.S. economy amid the continued spread of COVID-19 and includes targeted economic relief for specific print verticals that have been especially hard-hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

UK In-plants Meet for Virtual Conference
December 1, 2020 at 12:01 pm

In a well-attended virtual conference on Dec. 1, nearly 100 U.K. in-plant managers and suppliers, as well as a handful of U.S. managers, gathered online to discuss how they are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and share ideas for new services they are implementing.

Research Highlights Pandemic’s Effect on Sales
November 18, 2020 at 10:35 am

This is the third in a series of COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research reports tracks key indicators across a cross section of printing companies, including commercial printers, graphic and sign producers, apparel decorators, functional printers, and package printers/converters. 

How In-plants Can Thrive After COVID-19
November 2, 2020 at 10:21 am

The In-plant Forum was devoted entirely to in-plants, and it kicked off with a keynote presentation by Consultant Howie Fenton detailing how in-plants can prepare their operations to thrive after the pandemic.

Opportunities Enabled Post-COVID by Inkjet Printing
October 28, 2020 at 10:50 am

This morning, Marco Boer kicked off the third day of the PRINTING United Digital Experience with a sobering examination of print market trends and how they have been impacted by COVID-19.

Wide-Format Keeps Indiana Shop Busy After Presses Silenced by COVID-19
September 16, 2020 at 9:59 am

Even before the pandemic hit, Ball State University Printing Services was disappointed it couldn’t print more of the university’s wide-format work. But when the need for campus signage exploded this year, it got the green light to bring on a new device to help meet demands.

From the Editor: Back to School, With a Twist
August 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

As this strange summer winds down, one of the hottest topics in the news has been the reopening of schools. No matter what the decision is, in-plants are doing what they do best: adapting to changing circumstances and adding value for their parent organizations.

Preparing for Recovery
August 12, 2020 at 12:17 pm

Expect the printing industry to grow in 2021, boosted by a sharp upturn in the American economy. We can be sure, however, that the upcoming recovery will be selective, giving some companies a lift, while shutting others out.

Research: Graphic and Sign Producers Seeing Rebound
August 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

According to NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance, graphic and sign producers were hit hard as the pandemic forced closures in March and April. Since then, things have improved dramatically, but the average change is still negative.

Life After COVID-19 (Part 3): Finding Opportunities
July 23, 2020 at 1:30 pm

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out many of the print jobs in-plants relied on. What types of work can replace this vanishing event-based work? And how is the work mix at in-plants changing as the result of COVID-19?