Vic Barkin

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.

The 35th annual National Government Publishing Association (NGPA) conference came to a close Wednesday after a tour of the State of Colorado's Integrated Document Services operation, overseen by conference host Mike Lincoln. Members got to see the in-plant's extensive digital printing operation, which includes a Xerox Color 1000, as well as its impressive mailing operation, which was named Mail Center of the Year by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association.

In October, the 36th annual Southeastern University Printing and Digital Managers Conference took place in Nashville, Tenn. Host Jack Williams, of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, welcomed more than 30 higher-ed in-plant managers from all over the southern U.S. and as far away as the state of Washington.

Think your main competition is that copy center down the street? Think again. The humble desktop ink-jet or laser printer may be hurting your business even more. By Linda Formichelli Your in-plant may be quick and cost effective, but a desktop printer is...well, it's right there. It's convenient. Being able to print to a machine that's mere inches away from the computer—instead of having to walk projects over to the in-plant and then wait for them—is appealing to many customers. It's also a big waste of money. Vic Barkin, manager of Northern Arizona University Printing and Reproduction Services, tells the story of

Xerox has a lead with its DocuTech, but other vendors are successfully challenging it. In-plant users have strong opinions on the available machines. by Allan Martin Kemler Xerox has ruled the high-speed black-and-white digital printing world since it launched its DocuTech in 1990. So when Heidelberg, a giant in its own right, decided to step into the fray, everyone wanted to see what would happen next. What happened was Heidelberg partnered with Danka, Canon and IBM to sell its print engine to the world's print-on-demand customers as the Danka/Heidelberg Digimaster 9110, the Canon Imagerunner 110 and the IBM Infoprint 2000. Now, everyone wants

Saddlestitching could be the reliable and inexpensive binding method you have been looking for. Producing booklets used to be a much tougher job for the employees at Northern Arizona University Creative Communications. They had to hand collate sheets, fold them on a Stahl folder, three-way trim them on another unit, and then use a Rosback 201 stitcher to finish them. The alternative was to outsource the work. That all changed when the in-plant purchased a new Duplo DC10000S collator with an inline DBM200 stitch/fold unit and a DC-48TW face trim unit. "Now that we have it in, we are finding so many uses

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