While I was touring the University of St. Thomas' in-plant in St. Paul, Minn., last month, Director John Barron revealed some wonderful news. In September, the board of trustees at the private, Catholic liberal arts school granted his in-plant the right of first refusal (RoFR) for all university printing—the holy grail for in-plants everywhere.
Braving single-digit temperatures (which he secretly enjoyed), intrepid IPG Editor Bob Neubauer traveled to Minnesota to visit the in-plant at the University of St. Thomas.
Like many in-plants, the Printing and Mailing Services department at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., is in the midst of a digital transition. In fact, just a few short weeks ago the 24-employee shop made the decision to get rid of its one remaining offset press—an ABDick 9850 duplicator with a T-head that was being used exclusively for envelopes.
Merging with their organizations' mail operations has made these in-plants indispensable. by Mike Llewellyn IF YOU weren't watching, you wouldn't have caught it. Four years ago Carl Johnson's supervisor, who was in charge of the mailing operation, was relocated. It was a small change—a barely noticeable shift in the architecture of Nevada's Washoe County government. But before Johnson knew it, the move had permanently altered the scope of his in-plant. He was given responsibility for the mail operation. The first thing he did as supervisor of mail and reprographics was roll up his sleeves and figure out what kind of equipment he needed. "We
Scanning services are one new way to win back revenue nixed by the Web. Find how how other managers are making scanning work for them. By MIKE LLEWELLYN A natural disaster showed Newell Fogelberg just how important scanning can be to his customers. Three years ago, Fogelberg, director of Imaging Services for the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a call from the library at nearby Colorado State University. There had been a flood and many of the library's books had been ruined. "They asked for our help," he says. "So we scanned the damaged pages, cleaned them up, cut out the
Combining your print and mail operations will bring efficiency and cost savings to your parent organization. Learn from those who have done it. When you tell customers you provide "one-stop shopping" for all their printing needs, are you including mailing? You should be. In-plants that oversee both print and mail bring big savings to their parent organizations, both in time and money. To find out more about the benefits, we talked with supervisors of these combined operations. Sharing their insights with IPG were: • John Barron, Director, Printing and Mailing Services, University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. • Karen Bush , Coordinator of