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.

Last month the Association of College and University Printers conference brought 82 higher-ed in-plant managers to Phoenix for four days of education, networking and fun.

More than 80 college and university in-plant managers are meeting in Mesa, Ariz., right now for the 49th annual Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) conference. The first two days of the event featured some excellent presentations and discussions on topics like building a strategic business plan, equipment justification and customer service. 

According to IPG data, almost 22 percent of in-plants have an imagesetter. Until last month, one of them was the University of Mississippi, which has been churning out film with a Screen Katana for years. The main reason the shop stuck with it? “It was paid for,” laughs Tony Seaman, director of Printing and Graphic Services at the Oxford, Miss., shop. 

The 10th annual PIA/GATF Color Management Conference will be held at the Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix next Tuesday. This conference on the use of color management technology will be filled with technical sessions from industry experts and consultants, hands-on computer lab sessions, and more than 30 of the industry's leading vendors in a resource center. Find out more at

PIA/GATF’s newest economic research, Management Metrics for Digital Printers, is now available for free download. The report is a compilation of metrics that lets digital printing executives compare their operations against industry leaders. The findings are the basis for one of the sessions at PIA/GATF’s upcoming event, Converge Conference: Variable Data, Web Services, Cross-Media, which is expected to draw several hundred people to Phoenix, September 20-23. You can download the free white paper at

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