June 2016


‘It’s All About the Benjamins’

The second speaker at the Digital Printing in Government and Higher-Ed Conference conference was, for many, the most fascinating. Michael Wash, associate director and chief technology officer for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), discussed the role of U.S. currency nationally and throughout the world. Michael Wash, associate director and…

ACUP 2016: A Southwest Success

After a great conference last year in Virginia, ACUP moved across the country to Albuquerque, N.M., for its 51st meeting in April.

Designing for Inkjet

It doesn’t take much prodding to get Elizabeth Gooding engaged on the subject of designing for inkjet. She has no shortage when it comes to insights on the challenges involved in preparing files for inkjet printing. She could write a book on the subject. And that she has. Last year, Gooding and fellow ink-on-paper guru…

DigiGov: A Capital Engagement

The race to the presidential podium has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Politically charged events, debates and rallies have created a buzz that is palpable, even among the apolitical. In turn, Washington, D.C., is an exciting place to be right now. But in May, the nation’s capital was an especially compelling place to…

From the Editor: Increase Your Value

I heard a lot of great advice for in-plants at the various conferences I attended this spring. I wanted to share a few things that in-plant managers and others have said recently that I thought would be useful for you to think about.

In-plant Insight

Every two years, IPG polls the in-plant industry to learn about trends and to see how in-house printers are faring. This year 252 in-plants responded to our survey, though just 216 completed the full survey. Those are the responses from which we drew this data. In April we published our first report, covering budgets and…

Inkjet Summit Sparks Enthusiam

Production inkjet presses are not plug-and-play systems. Marco Boer, VP of IT Strategies, made that very clear in his closing remarks at the fourth annual Inkjet Summit in April. Successfully implementing production inkjet technology means changing the entire culture of your business and taking a fresh approach to your workflow, software, finishing, applications, sales efforts…

Key Takeaways from the 2016 Inkjet Summit

Elizabeth Gooding Gooding Communications Group Transaction printers feel that investing in inkjet will allow them to take on new business,…

Leading In-plants Embrace the Future

I’ve noticed that top in-plants seem to embrace the future and actively engage to make needed changes.

New CTP, Creaser Bring Minnesota State Up to Date

“Good equipment is essential to keeping an in-plant viable,” asserts Doug Fenske.

Parting Words From Craig Sedgwick...

After 40 years at the Printing Division of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Director Craig Sedgwick is retiring on July 1. “What mixed emotions this retirement brings,” he says. “I have loved the printing industry, my colleagues at work and my many friends in IPMA. I…

Printing, Pets and Purpose

As a writer and copy editor at her college’s weekly newspaper, Tammy Dunham loved the adrenaline rush she got each Tuesday night: editing late-filed copy, laying out pages, putting the paper to bed so it could be in students’ hands Wednesday morning. But after graduating from Northeast Missouri State…

UNH Clears the Air, Cuts the Outsourcing With Hybrid Wide-Format Printer

Walls all around the UNH campus are decorated with the in-plant’s work, printed with an HP Designjet L25500 wide-format latex printer.

University of Missouri Ready for the Next Challenge

Back in the early 2000s, Rick Wise was a fixture at in-plant conferences. His friendly demeanor and astute advice earned him respect.

Vision: The Key to Leadership Success

One of the first and foremost responsibilities of successful leaders is developing a vision of a better future for their team.