May 13, 2022



A Look Inside the In-Print 2022 Contest Judging

The winners of In-Print 2022 will be honored at the upcoming IPMA conference. This new video offers a glimpse into what the contest judging was like and a closer look and some of the eye-catching entries.


Thrivent: Creating Function & Beauty

by Toni McQuilken

Though transactional printing comprises the bulk of its work, Thrivent Printing and Inserting Services has produced numerous eye-catching pieces with embellishment features that have garnered industry-wide acclaim.


Digital Enhancement Opportunities for In-plants

by Joseph Marin

Tactile and visual effects are the most powerful additions your in-plant can make to print because they trigger deep emotional engagement with the end user.


MIS Considerations for Higher-Ed In-plants

by Bob Neubauer

At one session during the Association of College and University Printers conference, three managers discussed their MIS and Web-to-print systems. All three repeated the same vital message: Get IT involved early.


USPS Reports $1.7B Loss, Despite Increase in Marketing Mail Revenue

Marketing Mail revenue increased $512 million, or 15.9%, compared to the same quarter last year, on volume growth of approximately 1.2 billion pieces, or 8.4%. Marketing Mail experienced steep volume declines at the onset of the pandemic but has been rebounding as the economy continues to recover.


New Podcast Features Three In-plant Managers

by Deborah Corn

Christopher Donlon, at Kohler Co., Bobbi Francis, at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, and Walter Ryan, at the City of Bangor, talk about their work, dedication to IPMA and the in-plant community, and how the upcoming conference will deliver on ‘Inspire, Educate, Grow.’


Add an Extra Dimension to Your Graphics with Clear Varnish

by Gareth Newman

Like its lamination cousin, varnishing was seen as a process that was only useful for adding an extra layer of protection to a piece of printed work. Fast-forward to the modern market, it is now regarded as a tool that can help add a whole new dimension to applications.


Three Key Takeaways from NAPCO Research’s Who Buys Wide-Format Study

by Lisa Cross

Sign and display graphic buyers and providers that participated in a NAPCO Research survey reported solid growth across all applications this year. Both groups reported current spending is growing or holding steady across nearly all graphic applications, and decreases are limited in scope.



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Why Do Brands Invest so Much in Color?

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Production Inkjet: A Smart Choice for Higher-Education In-plants

Learn how production sheetfed inkjet offers rich application and feature sets to meet the needs of higher-education in-plants. By printing work on sheetfed inkjet presses, in-plants can help reduce outsourcing, generate revenue, and meet organizational requirements for communication efficiency and effectiveness.