Blogs

How to Win Friends (in Your Marketing Department) and Influence People (in Their Audience)

The key to winning over marketing is to understand their goals, help them achieve them, and show how you can deliver them services.

Don’t Be Chicken: Innovate!

Russell Gayer, manager of Printing Services at Tyson Foods, shares his in-plant’s innovative practices and efforts to transform.

Why In-plants Need Lean/Six Sigma

What is your philosophy of quality, and what are you intentionally doing to combat poor quality issues?

Other Staff Bloggers
Digital Printing

The key to winning over marketing is to understand their goals, help them achieve them, and show how you can deliver them services.

Russell Gayer, manager of Printing Services at Tyson Foods, shares his in-plant’s innovative practices and efforts to transform.

I went to Boca Raton, Fla., in mid-October for the 2016 thINK Conference. thINK is a user community made up of Canon Solutions America (CSA) inkjet customers. This conference was the second such meeting and it has grown since the inaugural event in New York a year ago. Attendance is up significantly (from 350 to…

Binding & Finishing

Nearly all of the successful marketing strategies were inspired by ideas from outside the printing industry.

Do you believe in the power of the printed word? By the number of printed newsletters I get from printers, I’d say “No.”

There are some surprising reasons a printing business (or an in-plant) might lose a client. If you’ve been around the printing industry for any time, you know all about the common yet fatal customer service problems such as missed deadlines, printing errors or finishing mistakes. However, recent research from Pitney Bowes details some reasons that…

In-plant Justification

This is the time of year when organizations evaluate their current position and start thinking about things that they need to change.

As I write this, 2016 is coming to an end, and there are three things worth remembering. First, it’s been a year since I joined IMG (Integrated Methods Group), and I am happy to say that I continue to work with and research in-plant service providers. In fact, immediately after joining IMG, we were contracted…

Sometimes, all you need for innovation is a jump start and a fresh perspective.

Sheetfed Offset Printing

IPG blogger Dwayne Magee takes a trip down printing’s memory lane by sharing an amusing collection of tips for printers.

Wide-Format Printing

No one predicted that wide-format inkjet would open a new market for printers for signage, vehicle wraps, building wraps and more.

Mailing/Postal

Since USPS has made mailing complicated, there are many times that a design element causes a mailing to go at a higher rate of postage.

Management

In-plants often feel like underdogs. But are you unwittingly contributing to the perception that your in-plant isn’t valuable?

At the IPMA conference Howie Fenton will reveal strategies to improve your in-plant’s financial performance such as updating your costs

If you are an in-plant manager looking to grow your in-plant, you need to be certain the new services or products you are hoping to inc

Sustainability

Using paper has the same impact on the world’s oxygen supply as using deodorant. Here are some ways in-plants can be more sustainable.

The big green bus has arrived (there really is a big green bus, but I’m speaking metaphorically). The development of sustainable initiatives and programs in business are not only driving that big green bus, they are becoming a driver of business decisions on all levels.

If we want to determine how our actions impact the earth—environmentally, economically and socially—we need to create goals that are relevant, flexible and measurable. These goals need to be relational to an ongoing effort at becoming a more sustainable operation.

Workflow/Web-to-Print

Everyone in business, including the largest businesses, want to attract the attention of their customers and engage with them. Which is why it’s pretty surprising that there are still so many websites that break cardinal rules every day. There is a long list that could be discussed, but here are five you should absolutely avoid…

PODi’s Greg Cholmondeley explains why Canon’s PRISMAdirect integrated workflow automation package may be well suited to in-plants.

I recently reviewed two new workflow automation solutions that seem to be particularly well suited for in-plants: Canon’s PRISMAdirect