'World Record Stamp' Designed for International Women’s Day Printed on a manroland Press
OFFENBACH, GERMANY—August 26, 2014—To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, the Belgian Post Group (bpost) released a new stamp. This stamp shows the face of a young lady with 606 words taken from The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
What is also special about this remarkable stamp? It was printed on a manroland press. Both manroland and Pierre Leempoel, manager stamps production, bpost Belgium (bpost), are proud of this achievement.
The Design Technique is a "Scoop"
Why did bpost make a new stamp for the International Women’s Day?
bpost: “Because we consider it a diversity of utmost importance. For the design we called in the designer Ann Bessemans. She used a very special technique: a combination of gridded letters (for the lady’s face) and a digital microtext (for the background). Right away a scoop in 'stampland.'”
Stamp Established the World Record
The stamp shows 606 words taken from The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
bpost: “An adjudicator sent by Guinness World Records, counted the number of valid words. He did so with an iron hand—incomplete words and words that were too short were dropped. But we lay hold on the world record of ‘stamp having the most readable words’. We actually do not yet know if we will figure in the famous book; only a happy few survive the selection.”
manroland Press is a Reliable Partner
The particular stamp was printed on a Roland 704 3B.
bpost: “We have been using the four-color press since 2000. It always has been a very reliable machine and accounts for 15 percent of our production—including the stamp of the new King. We printed 108,000 sheets of the world record stamp—with five stamps each. They can be used for standard letters to worldwide destinations. If you are interested, you can find them in our Filaboutiques and in our e-shop.”
About manroland sheetfed
manroland sheetfed is a leading German producer of sheetfed offset litho printing presses. Founded in 1871, the company is one of the oldest producers of printing presses in the world. Today, the company has its own subsidiaries in over 40 countries and is a global watchword for supreme quality and reliability. manroland sheetfed is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the privately-owned U.K. engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.
Source: manroland Sheetfed.