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From the Editor: Challenge Yourself

Bob Headshot November 2014

Sure, in-plants know it's a good idea to benchmark their performance against other printers. But contacting and surveying those other printers is a lot...

Some Questions are Threats in Disguise

Howie_Fenton_NGPA August 2014

Have you ever noticed that certain questions, just by the way they are asked, are really hidden threats? If you work in an in-plant,...

From the Editor: Getting What You Want

Bob Headshot August 2014

A couple of months ago I got an email, as I often do, from an in-plant manager looking for help. A long-time press operator,...

ACUP 2014 An Oasis of Knowledge

acup-2014 January 2014

T he recent Association of College and University Printers conference may have taken place in sunny Phoenix, Ariz., but it was no vacation. The...

From the Editor: Part of the Mission

ACUP-Skoglund-ASU May 2014

"My university is not going to close me." With those words, Cathy Skoglund wrapped up her presentation at last month's Association of College and University...

Transforming In-Plants into Profit Centers

Barbara_Stainbrook April 2014

I n-plant managers often talk about the challenge of outsourcing. Even with printing resources in-house, companies still outsource printing. In some cases the reason...

A New Rap for a New Era

KenMacro_Podium_Passportsize December 2013

Snoop Lion gets it. Lyrics from the rapper's songs were printed on 10-lb. onionskin with a perforation at the gutter and bound together with a...

Self-evaluation: Don't Hide From It

Ed_Daniel November 2013

For years we have heard that in-plants are being asked to make do with less. On the heels of this push for efficiency, some...

From the Editor: In-plants Everywhere

Bob Headshot October 2013

Anyone who thinks in-plants are in decline should have been tagging along with me the past two weeks. Between PRINT 13 and the Southeastern...

A Texas In-plant Roundup

1SUPDMC_room October 2013

Judging by the content of the sessions at last month's Southeastern University Printing and Digital Managers Conference (SUPDMC), the threat of outsourcing still weighs...