COVID-19 Related Posts
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?

Life After COVID-19 (Part 2): Face-to-Face Time
July 8, 2020 at 11:54 am

In an age when six feet apart is the norm, how will in-plant production meetings take place from now on? Will employees continue to gather in conference rooms? Are video calls really a workable substitute? In part two of our report on the future of in-plants after COVID-19, we talked with nearly a dozen managers about this and other key issues.

NAM Launches ‘Wear a Face Covering’ Ad Campaign
June 26, 2020 at 2:02 pm

The National Association of Manufacturers launched “Wear a Face Covering,” an ad campaign designed to keep our economy growing and protect American families. It will run in key manufacturing states, such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio, among others.

It’s Official: A New Format for PRINTING United
June 26, 2020 at 9:59 am

PRINTING United will be a comprehensive online experience this October and in-person once again in October 2021. Exhibitors learned of the sequence of events that led to the change in an online announcement on June 24.

Life After COVID-19 (Part 1)
June 26, 2020 at 9:57 am

The repercussions from COVID-19 will be felt for a long time to come. What will your in-plant look like in the months ahead as we continue to live with the coronavirus? And which changes will be permanent? Here’s part one of an in-depth report on the future of in-plant printing.

Download and Print COVID-19 Information Signage
June 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Canon imagePROGRAF customers can now download and customize templates to print signage and posters highlighting COVID-19 safety guidelines as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Maximize Your Wide-Format Profitability in the New World of Work
June 19, 2020 at 2:52 pm

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-plants with wide-format printing capabilities have been busy printing social distancing signage and other related graphics. In a webinar next week, you’ll learn how your in-plant can better adapt to the new world of work and be more proactive with your customers. 

In-plant Pandemic Assistance
June 10, 2020 at 3:37 pm

During the pandemic, in-plants have been forced to develop new ways to operate or reexamine how they work. We have been working with them to build new workflows or help them take full advantage of the systems they already have, so they can work smarter with fewer touches and staff, on-site or remotely.

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.

Restarting the Economy: What Printers Can Expect
June 5, 2020 at 9:43 am

The economic lockdown is easing. Businesses are reopening. There’s pent-up demand for all the things we haven’t been able to do or purchase in months. This is what can be expected when the economy begins its recovery.

A Path Forward After COVID-19
June 3, 2020 at 10:35 am

In a new blog post, Andy Paparozzi, chief economist for PRINTING United Alliance, answers some of the questions printers are asking about the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses.

Oregon In-plant Becomes Vital State Resource 
May 15, 2020 at 10:42 am

Thanks to its expertise in print and mail delivery, Oregon Publishing & Distribution was tapped to coordinate distribution of personal protective equipment to hospitals and care facilities around the state.

With Campuses Closed, Few Print Jobs for Higher-Ed In-plants
May 6, 2020 at 10:30 am

College campuses around the world are shut down due to COVID-19. Students are finishing their courses online. As a result, print work has dried up for most higher-ed in-plants. The materials they would normally be printing for spring activities, including graduation, are no longer needed. Still, some have found opportunities to stay busy.

Managing Multiple Sites When You Can’t Travel
May 1, 2020 at 10:12 am

In the past, managing multiple sites meant traveling to the locations multiple times per month. Today, that just isn’t possible. However, there are ways for leaders to effectively lead remote sites, even when they can’t be physically present.