Though sales are up in some key markets, and the worst of the pandemic seems to be behind us, staff shortages and supply issues continue to plague in-plants. In a new blog post, Consultant Howie Fenton summarizes the current state of the in-plant industry.
As we prepare for life post-pandemic, this leaves us with the question of: what does reopening look like for businesses across the U.S.?
Imaging Network Group's 30th annual conference was the first major live-and-in-person printing industry event to take place after months of COVID-19 turmoil. More than 100 people met to share ideas and network.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released guidance regarding the employer’s obligation to record adverse reactions by employees when they received the COVID-19 vaccine. The guidance addresses the employer’s requirements if a mandatory vaccination policy has been implemented for the workplace.
This is the fourth in a series of reports that examines the effects of COVID-19 on the printing industry, how printers are responding, and how they can create a path forward.
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.
"This is Our Shot" urges industries to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a pivotal step toward saving lives and returning the manufacturing economy to normal operations.
At one busy Midwest health system during COVID-19, the long-time manager was working hours of overtime printing vinyl banners and signs for hospitals. Then he tested positive for COVID-19, and his world turned upside down.
On January 21, President Biden issued an Executive Order focused on OSHA’s approach to managing COVID-19.
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.
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.
More than 70% of printing businesses were able to continue operations last year in large part due to securing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Now, a second draw is available for continued support. But there are several key changes that accompany PPP 2.0.
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.
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.
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.
The student-run printing and design operation at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic to produce campus directional and COVID-19 safety signage.
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.