Market Research

IPG White Paper: Wide-Format Printing in the In-plant Market
November 1, 2013

An impressive 76.8% of in-plants now offer wide-format printing services, and 67% of them say wide-format work has increased over the past 12 months. What's more, 23% plan to purchase or lease a new wide-format printer in the next year.

Cross-Media: an Overlooked Opportunity for In-plants?
November 1, 2013

As in-plants seek new service and product offerings to maintain their relevance to customers within their parent organizations, one service that should not be overlooked is cross-media marketing. Once implemented, it can allow them to capture a larger portion of their customers' total communications­—not just print.

Money Matters: 2013 In-plant Salary Survey
February 1, 2013

The economy may be climbing slowly back, but the salaries of in-plant managers have shown only minimal improvement over the past two years. According to our biennial salary survey, managers' salaries have risen less than half a percent since our 2011 survey. The number who received no pay raise dropped from 40 percent in 2011 to about 29 percent this year.

Survey Results: Government In-plants
February 1, 2012

Our 2012 survey of government in-plants drew 62 responses, mostly from state and local government agencies. Comparing these results to our 2008 survey of this segment shows that the amount of four-color printing done by government in-plants has increased more than 32 percent, from 18.9 percent of their work to 25 percent. The number of government in-plants handling variable data printing also rose, from 52 to 57 percent.

From the Editor: State of the States
February 1, 2012

Still one of the strongest parts of the in-plant industry, government in-plants are being challenged to get leaner and update their services. Our new survey of this sector shows an increasing number have added capabilities like wide-format printing, scanning/archiving, fulfillment and online ordering. They’re also doing more four-color printing and variable data to accommodate the increasing demand. 

2012: New Year, Similar 
January 1, 2012

AS WE start into 2012, it seems as if the printing industry, the country as a whole and even the global economy have been cast in a sequel to the Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day. The first draft of the script for the year ahead reads much like it did for the past two years.