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Gold Ink Awards Entry: Virtual Images Uses 3-D Lenticular Effects to Make This Direct Mailer Pop

This 2015 Gold Ink Awards entry, titled "Universe," was entered into the Direct Mail category, by lenticular specialty printer Virtual Images, headquartered in Redland, California. According to Maile Kaulukukui, sales and marketing program manager at Virtual Images, a lenticular lens was also applied (21.5 mil/100 lip), which she says, creates lots of depth that can be viewed at a hand-held distance.

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RIT Students Create a Handmade Letterpress to Join Historic Cary Collection

As part of their senior project, five engineering students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), made an aluminum hand-operated tabletop letterpress, weighing in at 25 pounds. Assembled using two Allen wrenches, the letterpress can produce high-quality and repeatable prints. It joins the esteemed collection of historic 19th century printing presses at RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

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Kirkwood Printing in Massachusetts Has Flourished Through Savvy M&A Decisions

Stop us if you’ve heard this one...so three Quebecor World sales guys are driving around during their lunch hour one day, circa 2003, and stumble upon a commercial printing business they knew well: a company with an outstanding reputation, a firm that represented a golden opportunity for the trio to strike out on their own and start anew. The company: Kirkwood Printing.


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