March 2015


ACUP Sets Goals for Growth

In preparation for its conference next month, where it will celebrate 50 years since its founding, the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) convened its board of directors in January to develop the group’s first strategic plan.

An Eye for Adaptation

Improving and upgrading technology is nothing new for the eight-employee in-plant, which lies about an hour east of downtown Los Angeles, in the foothills of the scenic San Bernardino Mountains. But as services like shredding and wide-format printing have been added and expanded to better serve the needs of the university, Printing Services still values its offset capabilities.

Best Practices: Partnership, Discounts Strengthen In-plant

In-plants and designers are known to sometimes butt heads, but at Cedarville University, developing a strong relationship between the two has brought many benefits to the in-plant. 

Best Practices: Software Ends Hand Sorting of Bills

It wasn’t too long ago that temporary employees would sit at round tables in the Oregon State Capitol, sorting and organizing stacks of pre-session legislative bills to be sent to various lobbyists and agencies.

Big News at Canon Anniversary Event

Canon Solutions America (CSA) executives painted a positive picture of continued growth during an event in Delray Beach, FL, last month marking CSA's second anniversary.

Free Conference for Government, Higher-Ed In-plants

In May, In-plant Graphics will host a free one-day conference for in-plants in government and higher-education. Working with the Government Publishing Office (GPO), IPG has secured a spacious auditorium in GPO’s Washington, DC, headquarters for the event, and anticipates an action-packed day of education and networking.

From the Editor: Off to Warmer Places

IPG Editor-in-Chief Bob Neubauer escaped the harsh winter weather in the Northeast to check out Canon Solutions America's second anniversary event in Florida. He also took a trip out west to Los Angeles to visit two different in-plants and attend Konica Minolta's "Art of Disruption" event.

GPO: What's In a Name?

Though just signed into law in December 2014, GPO's name change from Government Printing Office to Government Publishing Office has been "a long time coming," says John Crawford.

IPMA Bringing a ‘Splash of Color’ to Orlando

The world’s largest meeting of in-plant managers is just three months away. From June 14-18, more than 100 managers will head to Orlando, FL, for the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association’s “Splash of Color” conference.  

John Crawford: Fifty Years of Service

John Crawford has worked for the Government Publishing Office (GPO) for 50 years, but there was a time when he thought he wouldn't make it past six weeks.

Konica Minolta Disrupts LA

Embracing the disruption that is reshaping our industry was the driving motivation behind a supercharged three-day event last month in Los Angeles hosted by Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Called the "Art of Disruption," the business conference brought together more than 1,000 Konica Minolta dealers for an intensive education and inspirational experience.

New Five-color Press Keeps UTHealth Busy

For many in-plants, short-run digital printing is the key to their future growth. Not so at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.