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May 2015

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Dipping Their Wings in the Inkjet Pond

If you peek beneath the feathers and webbed feet of the iconic Aflac Duck advertising character, you will find an in-house inkjet printing powerhouse that produces a heavy print workload for insurance industry giant Aflac’s wide customer base....

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Razorbacks Fight to Keep Offset Alive

In June of 2014, 16 employees of Print, Mail, Copy (PMC) Solutions at the University of Arkansas were called into a conference room. Each one received a letter explaining that in two years, offset printing, which had been losing money,...

A Need for Speed in Daytona

Rex Dietrich says his in-plant had a “need for speed”—and it wasn’t because of its proximity to one of the world’s most famous racetracks. It was because the Xerox 700 he was running at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Printing and Duplicating...

Increase Your Value and Battle Outsourcing Threats with Web-to-Print

Outsourcing is projected to grow 2.3 percent over the next five years according to the InfoTrends study U.S. Document Outsourcing Market Forecast: 2013-2018. The most important motivating factor is cost reduction....

One Message, Many Channels, One Brand

As in all communications, you know you have to keep your messaging and branding consistent—but how does that change across multiple channels? You wouldn’t say the same exact thing in an email as you would on a post card. So...

A Man of Motivation

When he heard the news that his in-plant was on the brink of being shut down, Danny Kirkland’s first emotion was shock. He was completely unaware that turnaround times were too slow. And because volume, revenue and sales were not...

More Than Just Invoices

When the Pinnacol Print Shop installed a new Xerox Color 1000 in November, it was intended to produce invoices and statements for the Denver-based worker’s compensation provider. But the in-plant quickly learned that its new digital color press would allow...

Best Practices: Creativity With Covers

Improvisation has long been a staple of jazz music. So when a job came into his in-plant for a book that would detail an annual jazz concert, Robert Nourse decided to do some improvising of his own....

From the Editor: Brand New In-plants

We’ve all heard scary stories about in-plants that were outsourced in a vain attempt to cut costs; we don’t often hear about companies that open new in-plants for the same reason. So it’s striking that in just the past month...