From the Editor: 3D Printing at In-plants

In-plant Graphics Editor Bob Neubauer

The topic is sure to come up at this month’s ACUP conference, which marks the beginning of the spring conference season. Actually, I already attended an in-plant event in New York, a Xerox conference called simple@work that featured a track of sessions just for in-plants. I enjoyed catching up with the dozen or so managers in attendance and hearing speakers offer ideas on how managers can be more productive while growing their businesses.

One speaker, Lisa Hoover, Bucknell University’s director of Publications, Print and Mail, detailed how her in-plant plays a crucial role in the success of the Pennsylvania school’s fund-raising campaigns. It was a good endorsement of the importance of an in-plant to the parent organization’s success.

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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