May 29, 2020



IPMA Launches Online In-plant Event

With its 2020 educational conference cancelled, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association is holding a four-day online event instead, featuring in-plant experts from across the country. The sessions are free to all in-plants.


Don’t Neglect Inkjet Printer Maintenance

by Ray Weiss

Despite the fact you may be “too busy” to perform routine maintenance on your in-plant’s inkjet devices (or were never trained to do it), maintenance is still vital to the performance and longevity of your printers. 


Special Operations Army Veteran Becomes GPO Deputy Director

Patricia Collins will oversee GPO’s operations division, which includes plant operations, security and intelligent documents, official journals of government and customer services.


New Digital Presses in Michigan: Ready … And Waiting

by Bob Neubauer

The hardest part about getting new equipment during a pandemic is not being able to use it. That’s what the University of Michigan’s Print, Copy, Mail department is facing after adding a pair of Canon imagePRESS C10000VP digital presses in March — just as the COVID-19 slowdown began.


How PRINTING United Alliance Will Strengthen In-plants

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association merged with Printing Industries of America to form PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive graphic arts association in the country. How will this merger affect in-plants? We asked Ford Bowers, president and CEO of the new association.


Konica Minolta Approves Synthetic Papers for New Digital Presses

Two versions of Hop-Syn XT Synthetic Papers have been approved for use on Konica Minoltas AccurioPress C14000/C12000 digital presses.


Featured Resources

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COVID-19 Ask the Experts: A Candid Conversation with Industry Leaders

In this interactive 60-minute panel discussion, you’ll gain insights on how business leaders are managing the COVID-19 “new normal”, production impact challenges and adjustments, how to keep staff safe connected and motivated, and ideas for staying engaged with customers.


Production Inkjet in the Educational Sector

The use of color in educational materials is well known to improve the learning experience, but for many in-plants serving K-12 and higher-education institutions, cost concerns had compelled them to print course packs and worksheets in black and white. In this webcast you will hear how inkjet has brought significant benefits to HISD, replacing multiple print devices, improving workflow, and enabling the in-plant to handle the massive volumes of curriculum packets needed since the COVID-19 pandemic closed the district’s schools.


Expand Your Business by Leveraging Your Digital Print Capabilities

In this webinar you will learn how leveraging digital print engines can help your business grow in new, untapped areas, how to identify the markets you’re equipped to move into, and how printers are using Heidelberg’s Versafire technology to expand their business volume and wallet share with new and existing customers alike.


Share Your Insights with In-plant Impressions

In-plant Impressions is conducting a study on digital printing of packaging and we need your insights! This survey will ask a series of questions on your experience, investment, use, and strategies relative to digital package printing. At the end of the survey, 20 participants will be randomly selected to win Amazon gift cards. Get started on the survey here.