New Research Reveals Trends at College, University In-plants
College and university in-plants tend to be more progressive than other sectors of the in-plant community and willing to try new things. Our latest research bears this out in a number of areas.
Higher-ed in-plants have adopted 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. Also, more of them insource from customers outside their institutions, more of them charge back for printing and more are self-supported versus funded.
Our survey received 109 responses from in-plants ranging in size from 1.5 employees to 90. The average number of employees was 13.8 and the median figure was seven.
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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 130 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.