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Benchmark Your In-plant
In-plants must watch their costs, track their expenses and stay competitive. To help them benchmark their operations against industry standards, Canon Solutions America will demonstrate a new assessment tool at Graph Expo during a free breakfast session, which will also feature NAPL Senior Consultant Howie Fenton explaining how benchmarking can strengthen your in-plant. more »
First In-plant Regional Meeting Next Week
After a successful run last year, the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association is hosting another round of fall regional meetings, starting with a gathering next Friday, September 5, in Nashville. Open to all in-plants, not just IPMA members, the meetings will take place in 13 locations around the country to give in-plants the opportunity to meet face to face, network and listen to informative presentations. They can also enjoy lunch and an in-plant tour. more »
Best Practices: Saving Money, Adding Experience
Rick Wise   As all in-plant managers know, downsizing can be an unfortunate reality. But, through some creative hiring techniques, it’s possible to still save money for the parent organization and keep skilled, experienced employees in your print shop. In this month’s debut Best Practices section, we catch up with Rick Wise, who combatted downsizing at the University of Missouri by hiring back retirees and adding non-benefit eligible part timers. more »
Chicago's 'Printers Row' Down to One Company
What printer hasn't heard of Chicago's famed Printers Row, that cluster of printing companies lining Dearborn and Clark streets in the city's South Loop? But as the printing industry prepares to make its annual pilgrimage to this city for Graph Expo in one month, the thriving print industry that once made Chicago the printing capital of the country is now just a shadow of its former self. more »
Xanté Hits the Road in Southern California
Xanté's 2014 Digital Color Road Show is expanding to southern California next month, with stops in San Diego, Santa Ana, Monrovia, Burbank and Culver City. Xanté will showcase the new ILUMINA Heavyweight Champion Digital Press, Impressia Multi-Media Press with the patent-pending Enterprise High Speed Feed System and iQueue 9 Ultimate Digital Color Workflow. more »
Human Resources Guidebook for Graphic Arts Managers
Human Resources Guidebook for Graphic Arts Managers   With industry resources, sample job descriptions, and a wealth of information on key HR functions, Human Resources Guidebook's helpful list of best practices guides the graphic arts manager through the complexities of HR management.... more »
Secrets of Direct Marketing Testing
Secrets of Direct Marketing Testing   A guide to the science of direct response testing today, including best practices, power tests, small vs. large test, analyzing results, testing mistakes, new tricks and more. In direct marketing, there are plenty of elements to test — from subject... more »

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