February 2017


ACUP Conference Coming Up Fast

Higher-ed and school district in-plants are making plans to travel to Cincinnati for the 52nd annual ACUP conference.

Bindery Upgrades at Richardson ISD Save Time, Money

To better serve Richardson Independent School District, the district’s in-plant installed an in-line bookletmaker and a creaser/folder.

Can-Do Attitude Helps In-plant Beat Outsourcing

When your finance department insists to determine whether your in-plant compares favorably with others, it could make you uneasy.

Climbing Back to Profitability

After losing money and customers for years, Print and Document Services at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is rebuilding its reputation and returning to profitability.

Creaser Improves Fold Quality for Oregon In-plant

If you want a job scored properly, Dave Juvenal maintains, then it should be done on press. But Juvenal is slowly being won over in his role with Print & Mail at the University of Oregon. The 21-employee shop ushered in 2017 with the installation of a Duplo DC-646 slitter/cutter/creaser

From the Editor: Conference Call

Spring is the season for conferences in the in-plant world, and if you haven’t given them much thought, here’s one reason to do so: managers who attend conferences earn more money. It’s true. According to our new salary survey, conference attendees’ salaries are 9.2% higher than those of managers who stay at home.

In-plant Salary Report Shows 4.3% Rise in Pay

Our salary survey analysis reveals how much in-plant managers are paid according to region, industry, education level, age and more.

Kilgore Print Services Makes Move After 50 Years

Kilgore College Print Services’ recent move may not have been the most fluid transition from one location to another, but Manager Mike Ford still takes pride in one thing: “We lost practically no production time during the move,” he reports.

New NexPress Brings Dimensional Printing to Colorado

The need for high-quality color marketing materials has prompted the State of Colorado’s in-plant to add a new Kodak NexPress SX3300.

New Stitcher Boosts Efficiency at Ohio State

Starting at Ohio State University in 1997, and moving up to the position of plant manager at UniPrint was a welcome opportunity for Jim Strapp. Today, Strapp works with 38 employees along with 15 student helpers, to turn out printed materials for the Columbus, Ohio-based university — which has had a print shop since 1914.

No More Cracked Edges For Church Bulletins

Whitesburg Baptist Church counts 6,000 members in its congregation, for which pamphlets, booklets and bulletins need to be printed.

Paul Wannigman: Keeping Things Fresh for 24 Years

Paul Wanningman has brought printing and peace of mind to his customers at the Coborn’s grocery chain for nearly a quarter century. Wannigman began working at Coborn’s as a pressman 24 years ago. Today, he manages a fleet of Konica Minolta digital presses as well as an HP Latex wide-format printer.

Safety Concerns Drive Cutter Upgrade

Convincing a parent organization that the time is right to update legacy equipment can often prove to be difficult, given tight budgets and stringent measuring sticks used for the justification of a purchase. But in the case of the Richland School District (RSD) Print Shop, it was a simple matter of employee safety.

Workflow, Wide-Format and Artificial Intelligence Dominate Connect 2017

Watch EFI CEO Guy Gecht’s entertaining presentation and other video coverage from Connect in our conference report.