Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.

The Wisconsin chapter of the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association held one of its recent meetings at Wisconsin Document Imaging, a Green Bay-based office equipment dealer. In-plant managers got a close look at a variety of production printers, MFPs, wide-format printers, shredders and UV coaters.

Braving the chilly Wisconsin winter weather, In-plant Printing and Mailing Association board members met recently in Milwaukee to discuss the upcoming IPMA conference, to be held there June 8-12.

For many years, Integrys Energy Group relied on two printing operations: a 10-employee in-plant in Green Bay, Wis., (Printing Services) with a Ryobi 524, a Didde 700 web press and Canon digital printers; and a bill printing and insertion operation in downtown Chicago, run by the IT department.

Autumn should prove to be an exciting season at the Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Bureau of Publishing and Distribution. The all-digital, 60-employee shop, located in the state capital of Madison, is moving into a new facility this month. And, as temperatures outside begin to drop and leaves start to fall, the in-plant will be busy enhancing its new digs with fresh equipment and other improvements to help customers fulfill their printing and mailing needs.

Still one of the strongest parts of the in-plant industry, government in-plants are being challenged to get leaner and update their services. Our new survey of this sector shows an increasing number have added capabilities like wide-format printing, scanning/archiving, fulfillment and online ordering. They’re also doing more four-color printing and variable data to accommodate the increasing demand. 

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