In-plant Graphics – May 2011


A Beacon in the Storm

Health and Human Services Printing must mobilize at a moment’s notice to serve the citizens of Texas during their time of need.

A New Way to Promote Your 
Open House

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing Web site available right now. It allows you to upload as many videos to the Internet as you want, for free.

Adding Marketing Services? Minimize Your Risk

In my last article ("Should In-plants Offer VDP and Marketing Services?") I suggested that a better question might be, "Will this increase the value of the in-plant?" The answer, of course, is yes.

From Mailroom To Manager

Maybe Wayne Guiney should have been a politician. At least that's what some people have said to him, because his people skills have kept the staffs he's managed at multiple in-plants on his side.

From the Editor: From Failure to Roll Model

The best session at last month's Association of College and University Printers conference was the story of how a failed in-plant fought its way to the top. It was a tale told by Jimmy Friend, director of Printing and Distribution Solutions at the University of North Texas, and Deborah Leliaert, vice president for University Relations, Communications and Marketing.

On Demand 2011: Digital Innovations
 in D.C.

Now in its 18th year, the On Demand Conference and Exposition tried something new this time when it moved south of the Mason-Dixon line to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Not everyone was happy with the results. Though some exhibits were packed at intervals, others were not so busy. Perhaps the absence of key companies like Xerox, Kodak, Presstek and Standard caused some potential attendees to skip this year's event. Or maybe D.C. was too far for the Northeast day trippers who attended previous years' shows in Philadelphia, Boston and New York.

Relocating Your In-plant

When Your in-plant gets an opportunity to relocate its operations into new facilities, you had better make sure to do it right, for you may never get that chance again. This is when you do all the things you always wanted to do but could not, because of space limitations or budget constraints. This is when you do a lot of reading on "Lean methodology" and apply as much of it as you can.