Industry Shows Kinder, Gentler Side —Cagle
And from the “...teach them how to fish and feed them for life” department, Royle Printing has brought on seven former Sunny employees.
PLEASANT REMINDER: President Bush’s announcement that another 22,000 troops would be deployed to the Mideast will leave a lot more people yearning to be home again. And one commercial printer is making an effort to provide some solace for its state soldiers who, no doubt, will leave their hearts in the great Northwest.
Employee-owned Shelton-Turnbull, of Eugene, OR, has churned out sets of photo cards to distribute to Oregon National Guard soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. Shelton-Turnbull designed and printed gift sets for the 1,000 National Guard soldiers from the state. The card set, titled “Memories of Home,” features scenic images of Oregon.
According to the printer, the set was produced to show support and recognize the commitment and personal sacrifice that Oregon soldiers are making.
But it wasn’t an easy task to pull off for Shelton-Turnbull. According to Turnbull’s John Boytz, guard troops are not allowed to receive civilian shipments, a practice that dates back to World War II, in an effort to curb soldiers from returning with souvenirs. Relentless in his quest to bring a little home to a harsh, foreign land, Boytz called his state senator, and the cards shipped out in mid-January.
LOOKING GOOD ON PAPER: It should come as no surprise that the History Channel’s “Modern Marvels” series, which last year gave us a tour of the history and usage of ink, has now turned its attention to commercial printing’s other favorite consumable: paper. Neenah Paper, which touts the distinction of developing premium recycled papers almost 20 years ago, will be gathering up some of the spotlight.
Neenah’s sustainable technology was featured in a segment about recycling during the “Environmental Tech” episode that aired January 24. Cue up TiVo or On Demand if you didn’t catch it the first time.