Here’s a roundup of laws and regulations from Capitol Hill for the industry to digest this year.
With the five-year lease on its Xerox Color 800i press coming to an end, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Print & Copy Services wanted to replace it with something that would deliver up-to-date performance. So the in-plant evaluated devices from four manufacturers and made some surprising discoveries.
The message to managers of in-plants and enterprise MFP (multifunction printer) fleets is blunt: data breaches are a clear and present danger to every print-providing organization that handles information it is responsible for keeping confidential. The in-plant or fleet without a formal breach prevention program is at special risk, because the news on this front…
Spectronics’ in-plant takes the same engineering-oriented, problem-solving approach to its work as the manufacturing company it serves.
If printers feel the chill of alienation instead of the warmth of recognition when they confront the concept of “omnichannel marketing,” they’re failing to appreciate their own stake in it. What printers do is integral to the success of omnichannel marketing campaigns - it can be indispensable, in fact, to getting them off the ground in the first place.
What a dazzling showcase the 2017 SGIA Expo was.
Academic in-plants may produce a great deal of printed material, but printing isn’t all they do. Just ask Jason England, of Yale University, who says the mission of his in-plant is to “encompass more media than just print” - an objective that includes apps and epublications.
In-plants prosper when the value they offer customers extends beyond print. Here’s how the University of Oklahoma’s in-plant has capitalized on the opportunity.
In-plants work hard, aim high and hit their marks to retain the loyalty of customers and the confidence of their organizations. At a session at PRINT 17 four in-plant managers described their newest services and detailed their upcoming plans.
During an in-plant luncheon at PRINT 17, the in-plant managers at Blue Valley Schools told a packed room how they were able to save the district $1.4 million in printing costs using automated workflows.
With DuraLink, Memjet will try to cultivate OEM partnerships that lead to the development of full-scale digital inkjet presses.
When these vendors say they support in-plants, they don’t just mean they sell them digital printing equipment. They run in-plants of their own, which gives them an intimate understanding of the struggles in-plants face and the benefits they provide.
PRINT 17 is being touted as "an entirely new experience" more focused on community building. In-plants can expect to come home with business-building ideas and new opportunities.
Ithaca College’s in-plant is producing quality work while saving money and making students more aware of what services they offer.
While Web-to-print is certainly not mandatory, it has become an amenity that customers expect. Those without it face a clear disadvantage.