In-plant Graphics June 2010 edition
IT WAS a reunion well worth waiting for. Two years after its last conference in Florida, the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) finally met again in April in Charlotte, N.C., bringing old friends and newcomers together for an enjoyable and enlightening event.
There are dozens of viable Web-to-print solutions, and trying to figure out which is the best fit for your shop can be a daunting task. The first step is to determine what you want to accomplish with a print e-commerce offering.
WHILE VISITING Portland General Electric's Print & Mail Services operation last month, I had the good fortune to sit in on the in-plant's Monday morning staff meeting. As expected, they went over the daily workload and discussed some quality improvement ideas, but what impressed me most was when they paused to thank one another.
GALLUP PRIDES itself on its reputation for delivering "relevant, timely and visionary research on what people around the world think." To deliver much of that information, the 75-year-old organization depends on its 32-employee in-plant facility in Omaha, Neb.
AS A high-school student in Parma, Ohio, Rita Puljer had little interest in college as a stepping stone to a fast-track career. Ultimately, she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, a very demanding (and rewarding) vocation, but one that doesn't require a degree, references or an elaborate résumé. Still, after graduation, Puljer needed an income.
THOUGH SOME major digital printing equipment vendors may have sat out this year's AIIM/On Demand Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, all of the key bindery vendors were there, showing off their latest innovations. IPG spent time at all of their booths.