White Papers, eBooks, and Executive Briefs for In-Plants and Production Print

Educating print centers with industry tips, trends, and innovative ideas.

  • White Paper
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  • 14 July 2020

Using your In-plant Data to Improve Efficiency

This white paper discusses how in-plants can increase your efficiency by using the production data about your shop that is available to you. We cover what data is in a system like our Web to print solution, share example key performance indicators that are tracked and generated for analysis and decision making, offer tips for adding workflow automation and include specific actions and steps for improving efficiencies and reducing costs and touches.

  • eBook
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  • IPMA Conference 2019
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  • 04 June 2019

Winning In-plant Ideas

Three top healthcare in-plant print centers share 30+ ideas and experiences that have helped these in-plant panelists be front runners in their operations and become "winners" by utilizing these ideas. Four topic areas include: shop transformation, process improvement, culture, growing new leaders.

  • White Paper
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  • 28 May 2019

How Web to Print Ordering Impacts Customers’ Satisfaction and the Customer Experience

The role of Web to print in the customer experience (CX) is increasing as more customers demand service like world class e-commerce sites such as Amazon offer. This white paper answers five questions about the customer experience, including the cost of a bad customer experience, mistakes to avoid when working on CX improvements, how WTP impacts CX and how to cost justify it; nine lessons we can learn from Amazon and three lessons we can apply to the printing business.

  • Research Report
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  • 03 August 2018

Software and Automation Trends in the In-Plant Industry

Read this In-Plant Graphics research report from a survey of nearly 200 in-plant respondents to learn how software has improved in-plant operations and the challenges that in-plants face implementing software. Software discussed includes Web to print, VDP, production print workflow software, and more. Also read about workflow automation levels, and the top workflow bottlenecks and workflow initiatives. This research project was made possible by Rochester Software Associates.

  • eBook
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  • IPMA Conference 2018
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  • 12 June 2018

Golden In-plant Ideas

Three top in-plant print centers in Higher and K-12 Education share 30+ ideas and experiences that have helped these in-plant panelists secure a bright future for their operations and become "golden" by utilizing these ideas. Four topic areas include: new technology, business management, workforce change management and relevancy.

  • eBook
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  • 21 May 2018

Why Printers Don't Invest In Workflow Software

This eBook compilation of a three-part blog series seeks to identify why in-plants and printers are reluctant to invest in print workflow automation software. Author and consultant Howie Fenton busts five workflow myths that can be responsible for the reluctance to invest, reviews current research and data to uncover factors holding printers back, and talks with printers going through the process. The root cause for not investing in workflow automation- and how to overcome it- just might surprise you.

  • White Paper
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  • 21 August 2017

Keypoint Intelligence | InfoTrends: The 9AM Workflow Quiz

This white paper offers three ways to assess and think about your production print workflow and offers a painless way to audit your workflow environment. Find out how your in-plant print center scores and use Keypoint Intelligence |InfoTrends' guidance to identify where you can increase your efficiency. Workflow efficiency impacts the cost of every operation-- your scores are materially relevant.

  • eBook
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  • IPMA Conference 2017
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  • 09 June 2017

Ideas for a Strong In-Plant

Four top in-plant print centers in Higher Education, Healthcare and Government share 40+ ideas and experiences that have enabled these in-plant panelists to keep their in-plants strong. Four topic areas include: customer service, future stating, employee engagement and relevancy.

  • White Paper
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  • 24 May 2017

InfoTrends: In-Plants Taking Web to Print to the Next Level

Read InfoTrends insights and learn how two in-plants benefit by taking Web to print beyond job submission to the next level, maximizing their investment. See the results successful in-plants have experienced, including improved operational efficiency, cost savings and better service for customers. Learn how your print center can provide your parent organization value while increasing workflow automation.

  • eBook
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  • 14 September 2016

Web to Print Best Practices for In-Plant Print Centers

In this 20 page eBook, get over 40 Web to print best practices for in-plant print centers to implement, configure and use a WTP system and realize its maximum benefits. Eight topic areas, including: eight topic areas, including: installation, roll out, marketing, user adoption, pricing, Production and automation, expanding the print center's reach and summary and considerations.

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