The copier industry has a saying: “There is margin in the mystery.” Understanding how the copier business runs will minimize the mystery and get you a better price. In this special report, an attorney who has helped numerous customers manage the challenges of negotiating copier and printer contracts reveals some useful techniques that will help…
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Howie Fenton explains how to choose good measurements, benchmark operational performance, avoid pitfalls and use metrics to defend against threats from outsourcing and facilities management companies.
As the U.S. economy continues to improve, the salaries of in-plant managers have likewise risen. Since 2015 they have gone up 4.3%. The median salary over those two years rose by almost the same percentage: 4.2%. This special report breaks down the salaries of in-plant managers by region, industry, in-plant size and a variety of other categories.
Investing in production inkjet technology is no longer a matter of "if," but more a matter of “when.” Our exclusive Inkjet Buyers Guide has been painstakingly researched to provide you with a way to compare production inkjet presses, finishing equipment, paper and software.
Our recent survey of college and university in-plants reveals a progressive segment of the industry focused on adopting new services and remaining profitable. Higher-ed in-plants have added services like wide-format printing, variable data printing, online ordering and copier program management at a significantly higher rate than the in-plant industry as a whole.
The annual Top 100 print buyers list ranks companies by the amount each one is forecasted to spend in the coming year. Collectively, the Top 100 print buyers will procure $50 billion worth of printing. These 100 entities will account for more than 37% of U.S. GDP.
We ranked the largest in-plants in North America according to annual sales.
We ranked the largest in-plants according to full-time-equivalent employees.
We ranked the largest government in-plants according to annual sales and full-time employees. Though most are state in-plants, some municipal, county and other agency operations appear.
After we ranked the largest in-plants by sales and employees, we took that data and calculated the sales per employee for each of those operations. The results were surprising.
Seeing that the printing industry is in a current state of crisis about attracting skilled workers, SGIA, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, has compiled an extensive resource that describes colleges, universities and technical schools throughout the country that offer post-secondary educational programs focused on the graphic arts industry.