IPG June 2014
After nearly 20 years in a cramped, subterranean facility with uneven floors and equipment in different rooms, Mark Tindell was more than ready to move his in-plant. The director of Mail and Print Services at Columbia College says space was so tight he even had a wide-format printer crammed into his office.
Northern Michigan University Printing & Mail Services recently upgraded from a Xerox 700 to a new Xerox Color J75 Press. In addition to faster 75-page-per-minute speeds, the J75 has improved the quality and consistency of the in-plant’s printing, thanks to its in-line spectrophotometer and automated calibration. Manager John Keating also praises the J75’s ability to…
I've heard the term "Under the Radar" a number of times over the years when speaking with in-plant managers. Often, it comes up after I offer to write an article about a noteworthy in-plant, and the reluctant manager says, "Thanks, but we're not looking for any publicity. We're trying to fly under the radar."
University of Georgia Printing recently offered graphic design students in the Lamar Dodd School of Art an educational tour of their facility. The tour helped students understand the limitations that arise when designing for print, and showed them how a design on the computer will look once printed.
Adding a high-speed, production inkjet press is not a "build it and they will come" endeavor. Before moving forward, you'll need a formal strategy in place that anticipates more than simply transferring jobs from existing offset or toner-based presses.
Dozens of university and government in-plants from the Mid-Atlantic region met at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C., in April for the eighth annual Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum. The event, organized by Interquest, a market and technology research and consulting firm, featured several panels of in-plant managers, hailing from the United Nations, the World Bank, GPO, the University of Virginia, Fairfax County Government, Navy Federal Credit Union and others.
Continuous-feed production inkjet is an exciting, evolving market. Average annual growth since 2010 has been at 93 percent, according to IT Strategies; in 2013 alone, 146 billion pages were printed globally with continuous-feed inkjet. Market-Intell estimates that this represents 350,000 tons of paper in North America in 2013.
When you sit down and talk with Donna Horbelt, you immediately feel like you've been friends for years. So it's no wonder that her engaging personality and the interest she takes in her customers has led them to view her in-plant at the University of Texas Heath Science Center at Houston as a supportive ally, committed to their success.