Blogs

Top Greenwashers: ADP Misleads Stakeholders

Today’s case is ADP, the global provider of payroll and other human resource services with operations in over 10 countries.

On Your Path to Workflow Automation, Start With the User Interface

In another series of workflow blogs we have been walking through the path of auditing the current workflow in your environment.

Top Five Greenwashers: Company No. 1 – American Water

Two Sides North America holds companies to accurate, verifiable claims regarding the environmental footprint or “greenness” of paper-based communications. Here we examine American Water's greenwashing attempts.

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Sustainability

Today’s case is ADP, the global provider of payroll and other human resource services with operations in over 10 countries.

Two Sides North America holds companies to accurate, verifiable claims regarding the environmental footprint or “greenness” of paper-based communications. Here we examine American Water's greenwashing attempts.

Establishing the exact amount of the CO2 produced by sending an email includes many variables: the energy it takes to move the email across the Internet, process it, view it, store it, reread it and, after some time, delete it. One email may indeed produce an insignificant amount of CO2 but when all those tiny footprints are measured at a global scale, the footprint becomes astonishing in size.

Digital Printing

InfoTrends defined the Zone of Disruption as an opportunity for products with price points below $1…

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.

Workflow/Web-to-Print

Trevecca Nazarene University’s in-plant went from an offset shop at risk of being closed to an organization that manages the fleet of printers across campus with a central digital print shop. IPG Blogger Greg Cholmondeley explores this success story.

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.

Mailing/Postal

“Told you so. Now don’t try to slap us with a Stupidity Tax.” That, in essence, is the magazine industry’s response to the USPS.

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.

In-plant Justification

University in-plants are very different from corporate and other in-house printing operations. For one, their goals are different, and they can frequently shift as administrative focuses change from year to year.

Often, the VP and the in-plant manager have different perceptions of which data is important to measure and report on. The in-plant manager needs hard numbers to guide shop performance. But the VP needs to know why these metrics are important. Make sure you ask which metrics management wants to see.

We often assume that in-plants know each other and that they know about resources in the industry like In-plant Graphics, IPMA and ACUP. This is an incorrect assumption. New people are entering the in-plant community. These newcomers likely won’t know who their fellow in-plants are.

Binding & Finishing

Even the simplest bindery department can be a complicated operation with a mix of post-press machinery, procedures and materials. No matter how well-trained an operator or manager, it's easy to miss something that leads to a mistake. A checklist can prevent mistakes with surprising results.

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.”

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.

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