Jimmy Friend

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.

As he wraps up his career at the University of North Texas this month, retiring Director Jimmy Friend has made one last addition to his in-plant’s impressive arsenal of equipment: a new Pitney Bowes Mailstream Engage envelope converter.

It was hard for in-plant managers not to feel special at Graph Expo this year. After years of being included seemingly as an afterthought, in-plants were given the spotlight this time around, with numerous sessions focusing specifically on in-plant issues and a new networking hub called "The InPlant Place" where they could gather and mingle. Some vendors set aside special areas devoted to solutions for in-plants, and one (Rochester Software Associates) offered daily in-plant networking receptions.

After accepting their In-Print 2012 Best of Show awards in a ceremony in Kansas City, the winners speak with IPG about their victories.

The Emerald Ball at the University of North Texas is proving to be a winning event for UNT Printing & Distribution Solutions. Last year the in-plant won Best of Show in the In-Print 2011 contest for producing the invitation for the fund-raising event. And now the invitation for the 2012 Emerald Ball has won the shop another high-profile award.

Once their digital color presses are up and running, in-plants often discover a few things they wish they had known ahead of time. We asked four managers to tell us what they learned—and what they wish they had known ahead of time.

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