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May 22, 2024

Leveraging Cost Efficiency and Automation in In-Plant Consolidation

Christus Health consolidated from 5 to 2 in-plant operations. Investments in automation and inkjet will improve service, reduce costs, and positively impact patient experience.
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November 3, 2020

Back to School, Back to Work, Need a Sign?

Lois Ritarossi recently interviewed three managers of in-plant print operations at school districts. They shared their stories of responding to change over the spring, summer, and the start of the new school year.
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January 9, 2020

In-Plants, Inkjet and Paper Costing Philosophy

In-plant operations evaluating papers need to take a broader perspective of what cost means in an inkjet environment. There is a potential domino effect on cost when low grade papers are used in high-end devices that corporate procurement teams need to understand.
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August 21, 2019

In-Plants’ Challenges: Organizational Visibility

In-plant managers are challenged every day to meet the complex and evolving needs of their organizations. In-plants with stronger alignment with their internal customers have been able to justify new equipment like inkjet and expand their capabilitiesI recently spoke with print mail managers from three different in-plant organizations. My intent was to get their perspective on the challenges in providing relevance to their organizations.
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July 16, 2019

Inkjet Justification – Cost & Benefits of Manufacturing

With the evolution and variety of inkjet options now available, smaller volume print operations like small and medium size in-plants are now considering inkjet adoption. The justification and cost analysis for inkjet is not as straight forward as the cost of acquiring previous new printers. In evaluating the cost of inkjet adoption there are many considerations beyond the cost of acquiring the printer. While there are varying opinions and models for comparing total cost of ownership (TCO), a detailed cost analysis should compare total cost of finished pieces leaving the facility and the opportunity for impacting the results of printed communications.
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June 18, 2019

In-Plants – A Rose by Any Other Name

Too often, the term “in-plant” has become homogenized. It is used as a generic term for any organization-owned print operation. When we take a closer look, we see that in-plants have varied names, especially when broken out by vertical market. These differences are important for OEMs to understand, and buyers to communicate when evaluating production inkjet.
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May 7, 2019

In-Plant Considerations in Choosing an Inkjet Press

Pete Gjerness, long-time in-plant print executive, tackles the main questions that drive requirements for evaluating an inkjet press.
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May 14, 2018

Niche Book Markets – Xerox Perspective – Video

This week, Steve Welkley, Vice President Production Inkjet Sales with Xerox, shares his perspective on some niche areas of the book publishing sector that he feels are a great fit
January 22, 2016

Appvion Announces New Triumph Treated Ultra P High-Speed Inkjet Paper

Press Release APPLETON, Wis., — Appvion, Inc., has announced a significant addition to the high-speed inkjet offering in its specialty papers line. The new Appvion Triumph™ Treated Ultra P High-Speed

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