From the Editor: Is Inkjet in Your Future?

In-plant Graphics Editor Bob Neubauer

Jimmy Vainstein (left), printing facility manager at The World Bank's Printing & Multimedia Services operation, and IPG Editor Bob Neubauer stand with the in-plant's new HP Inkjet T-230.

One of the key messages at last year’s Summit was that the early investors will have a distinct advantage over those who wait until the technology improves; they will have worked through the learning curve, discovered how to build volumes and have a huge competitive advantage over late comers. (See this story for more details.)

Joe Ferrara III, workflow analyst at Excellus BCBS, attended last year’s Summit and said he learned a lot, especially about how important it is to find the right paper for your inkjet press. This knowledge, and the contacts he made at the Summit, were a big help when Excellus installed its Ricoh InfoPrint 5000 and started saving significant costs for the company. You owe it to your parent organization to start investigating whether an inkjet press can bring such savings to your operation as well.

Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics 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 more than 130 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 Graphics.

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