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Read about topics relevant to in-plant, in-house and corporate print centers in all vertical markets. Get insights from RSA and guest industry bloggers like Howie Fenton and Ryan McAbee.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 21 September 2016

Fenton Insights from In-plant Print Center Insourcing Interviews

As I write this blog, I am completing a series of interviews with in-plants offering services to outside companies (insourcing) for an upcoming article in In-Plant Graphics Magazine (IPG). I vividly remember the first time I heard the term insourcing, because I struggled to figure out what

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 12 September 2016

RSA Demonstrates New Software and Releases to Streamline Digital Workflow at Graph Expo

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant and corporate print centers will be showcasing streamlined digital production print workflow software in booth 2067 at Graph Expo, the largest Graphic Arts trade show in North America, in Orlando September 25- 28, 2016...

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 01 September 2016

In-Plant Print Centers' 10-Step Plan for Working with IT

I recently interviewed Teddy Abad-Perez, State of Colorado Division of Central Services, Department of Personnel & Administration- IDS Multi-Function Printer Program Manager and Brenda Berlin, State of Colorado Financial Services, Governor's Office of Information Technology- Deputy Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer. Teddy and Brenda agreed to further detail....

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 16 August 2016

Web to Print Best Practices for In-plant Print Centers

Why Web to Print Best Practices are Important and Why This Series This series was inspired by in-plant managers who wanted information online about Web to print that they were not seeing. While there is information available about features and case studies, other than some of our own white papers, there isn't a lot available

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 09 August 2016

Deciphering Conflicting Web to Print Research

In the July issue of In-Plant Graphics Magazine (IPG), editor Bob Neubauer wrote an article entitled, "In-plant Research: IPG vs IPMA — Who Is Right?" The article compared results from a recent IPMA (In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association) survey, "State of the In-Plant Industry: Challenges, Opportunities, and Outlook" to results from the IPG biennial

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 19 July 2016

Sun Life Financial’s Success with Web to Print

In a recent webinar, the staff at Sun Life Financial talked about their strategy, decision making process and success in their implementation of RSA's WebCRD in-plant Web to print software. The webinar was moderated by In-plant Graphics Editor Bob Neubauer, who discussed the magazine's recent survey

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 14 July 2016

IPMA Web to Print Best Practices Webinar 8/17

RSA Shares Web to Print Best Practices in IPMA Webinar The 600+ member-led In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), dedicated to in-plant printing and mailing organizations is hosting a webinar sponsored by RSA called "Web to Print Best Practices" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1pm ET/ Noon CT/ 10am PT. Normally reserved for member in-plants

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 14 June 2016

3 Steps for More Effective Workflow Software Implementations

In previous blogs and white papers we have talked about the critical success factors (CSF) required for the implementation of Web to print solutions. One CSF is that leading in-plants are more effective at implementing new software. Why are some in-plants better at implementation? Because they make better choices early in the process. 

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 31 May 2016

Webinar 6/15: A Web to Print Evolution- How one company used technology to save millions

Sun Life Financial Enables Salesforce and Efficiencies with Web to Print  Life is certainly brighter for Sun Life Print Services as the in-plant has evolved its Web to print solution over the last four years. In this June 15th 2pm EDT  In-plant Graphics webinar sponsored by RSA, you’ll learn how this multi-location financial services in-plant

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 23 May 2016

Ownership and Licensing Web to Print Software

At RSA, a common question we hear is "Who should I acquire my Web to Print solution from?" Our recommendation is to expand the question to include ownership of the software license. Acquiring the software from you primary production print vendor is generally the best option— provided that you have provisions to own the software

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 17 May 2016

5 Reasons to Attend the IPMA 2016 Annual Conference

The IPMA 2016 Annual Conference June 20-24, 2016 RSA has long been a sponsor of the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), a 600+ member-lead association dedicated exclusively to the needs of all in-plant printing and mailing organizations. IPMA's annual conference and vendor fair, themed "Reaching New Heights" will take place in Denver, CO from June 20 - 24, 2016.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 11 May 2016

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series - No. 5: Adding Services

In this fifth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we look at some of the new services in-plants are offering to meet the challenges of growth and relevancy. Expanding workflow features can enable an in-plant to offer new services like VDP and TransPromo.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 27 April 2016

The Five Leading In-Plant Issues Series: No. 4 – Growing the In-Plant

In-plant leaders that are growing their operations are engaged for the future. How are they doing this? In this fourth article in the series about the top five challenges facing in-plant print centers, we answer that question. I spoke with four in-plants – State of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, Dynamic Funds, part of the third largest bank in Canada, and Michigan Farm Bureau

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 25 April 2016

Three Take Aways from Ken Macro's "Graphic Communication is Sexy" ACUP presentation

A conversation with Ken Macro about his ACUP Keynote Presentation I sat down with Ken Macro at the annual Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) conference to talk  about his keynote presentation, "Graphic Communication is Sexier than Printing." I asked him what he felt were the three things in-plants- both higher ed and other

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 21 April 2016

See Efficiency Ideas from RSA at DigiGov

Rochester Software Associates will be exhibiting In-plant Graphics' DigiGov, The Digital Printing in Government and Higher Ed Conference on May 3rd, 2016 at the GPO in Washington, DC. At the conference, we'll be sharing ideas ideas to optimize your in-plant's efficiency. For instance, speed up customer ordering, increase efficiency and supercharge production with the newest

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 18 April 2016

Higher Education In-Plants Share Tips and Knowledge at ACUP Conference

I recently had the opportunity to experience my first ACUP (Association of College and University Printers) conference. While RSA has been a sponsor for many years, this was my first conference. Like other conferences, this one had it's share of education sessions, networking and a vendor fair. Because many in-plants can't attend, I wanted to write about the tips that presenters, speakers and other in-plants shared: tips that are relevant to higher education and other in-plant print centers.

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