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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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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 07 August 2017

Bold Moves for the Future Print 17 Panelist Closeup- UPMC

This article is the first of a series introducing each of the three in-plant panelists on the Print 17 panel I'll be moderating September 11th titled "In-Plant Panel: Bold Moves for the Future." The session features in-plant leaders in Healthcare, Higher Education and non-profit.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 31 July 2017

Print 17 In-Plant Panelists Announced; Bold Moves for the Future

A perennial favorite, the in-plant panel seminar at Print 17 is back. This year the session is titled "In-Plant Panel: Bold Moves for the Future," and will be held on Monday, September 11th from 11-11:50 am. Register for session R8 before 8/11 and use registration promo code SPSave50 to save $50 on your seminar registration.

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 29 June 2017

Frisco ISD Print Center Receives Customer Award

Awarded to a customer to recognize their ability to "turn print into productivity with RSA solutions"— RSA’s tagline— the district’s internal print shop has steadily grown their use of RSA’s digital print workflow software solutions since purchasing WebCRDTM Web to print six years ago...

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 20 June 2017

Justifying Your Existence 3-Part Series: #2- Benchmark Your In-plant

This is the second of three blogs that address how to create a strategy to justify your existence and prove the value of the in-plant, corporate or in-house print center. In the first blog, we talked about measuring performance. In this blog, we are discussing bench-marking performance.

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 12 June 2017

Webinar 6/28: Optimize Ordering and Print Center Efficiency with Web-to-Print

Increasing efficiency and improving the customer ordering process should be key goals for every in-plant. In this June 28th webinar (2pm ET|11am PT) you will learn how the State of Oregon's Publishing & Distribution unit plans to accomplish both of these objectives by implementing Web to print technology. Ranked as the country's fourth largest government in-plant,

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 06 June 2017

Rochester Software Associates Receives Marketing Awards

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant, corporate and commercial printers is pleased to announce that we have received two awards in the Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association's, AMA | Rochester's Pinnacle Awards...

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  • Pat McGrew
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  • 15 May 2017

InfoTrends InfoBlog: Solution Focus- RSA's Vendor Neutral Options

In a recent blog, Pat McGrew, Director Keypoint Intelligence InfoTrends Production Workflow Service, wrote that getting to an automated workflow requires the right tools and work plan. McGrew explained that while some organizations rely on their hardware vendor for workflow tool recommendations, some organizations require independent

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 13 May 2017

A Different Kind of In-Plant Awareness

I have attended and been a part of a number of in-plant events and conferences the last five years. Show and event attendees marvel about how valuable it is to meet and talk with other in-plant managers.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 19 April 2017

When Is the Right Time for In-Plants to Invest?

In a presentation recently, I was asked if there were specific times in-plants are more likely to invest. I had to think for a second because the commercial and in-plant investment plans are different in many ways. First, in-plants tend to hang on to equipment longer

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 21 March 2017

The Future of In-Plants

The latest State of the Industry report written by Andy Paparozzi, the Chief Economist at IdeaAlliance, was recently published. In his presentation at a recent conference, Andy spoke of the decline in overall work from a high of $98.3B in 2007 to a low of $77B in 2011. Since then however,

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 20 February 2017

7 Tips To Increase In-Plant Awareness, Generate Leads and Sell More

Tips For Increasing Awareness of Your In-Plant Print Center February is the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association's (IPMA's) In-Plant Awareness Month. For everyone actively working to increase their customers’ awareness, congratulations. For those who don’t know where to start, here are seven ideas. Survey Customers and non-customers. Surveys can provide two functions. In our assessments

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 12 January 2017

Don’t be Chicken: Innovate!

A Chat with the Tyson Foods In-plant Manager Photo Credit: In-plant Graphics I recently spoke with Russell Gayer, manager of Printing Services at the Tyson Foods in-plant in Arkansas. Gayer, a writer and humorist in his spare time — he finished third in a Toastmaster’s district humor speech contest, and has a humor

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 13 December 2016

Re-envision Your In-Plant Workflow This Holiday

It easy to get nostalgic around the holidays. As I write this, I am in the Northeast at holiday time which brings back memories of an earlier era, 25 years ago, when I first thought about production workflows in a quick copy shop, PostScript service bureau and the prepress department of a printer.

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 06 December 2016

Web to Print Best Practices Series: 10 Key Take Aways

I covered a lot of ground in this series on Web to Print Best Practices for In-plant Print Centers: installation, roll out, marketing and selling the capabilities of the system, user adoption (both the print shop and users), pricing, production and automation and expanding the print shop's reach and

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 25 November 2016

Web to Print Reduces Production Costs 20-50%

Calculating the Savings Associated with Web to Print In a recent seminar, while discussing the advantages of software automation, I mentioned that Web to print software can reduce manufacturing costs between 20-50%. Immediately, someone in the audience asked how that was possible when the cost of paper alone is 25% of the price

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