Printing Services and Addressing & Mailing are excited to host a half-day conference on Thursday, October 3rd. Attendees can choose between the morning and afternoon conference, with each offering the same speakers and sessions. Visit the event page for more information.
If you are visiting the Minnesota State Fair this year, make sure to visit the invasive species exhibit located in the 4-H Building. The exhibit uses Augmented Reality (AR) to demonstrate how invasive species are all around us, even when we don’t always see them. It is meant to help people notice the presence of […]
The old adage says that “when it rains, it pours.” That was especially true this spring, when Printing Services received a total of 17 awards for printing, design and video production excellence from four separate industry associations. The In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) presented Printing Services with three awards, including two Gold and one […]
Printing Services was honored to win three awards in two categories at the 2018 Northern Lights Awards, part of the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators. “How to Ride” Agency, Event, Program or Service: Bronze Award Promotional Video: Bronze Award “Where Routes Go” Agency, Event, Program or Service: Merit Award Thank you to Parking and Transportation […]
Marie Berndt, Stores Specialist, U Market and Printing Services Mark Peterson, Estimator, Printing Services Star Performer Awards are presented to University Services employees and teams of employees who have provided exceptional service to the University of Minnesota over the past year. Award winners exemplify the following University Services core values that enforce the University’s teaching, research, […]
Randy Lindorfer started in Printing Services as a Prepress Operator nearly 40 years ago. He began in the “analog printing” era making plates for offset presses and creating physical proofs. As Prepress Supervisor in the early 1990s, Randy helped lead the department into the digital age by installing computerized systems and more efficient equipment. His […]
Microsoft PowerPoint was originally designed for screen presentations and provides its greatest value by serving this purpose. While it may not be the optimal software for designing printed materials, its familiarity and ease of use make it a functional option for those without access to design software, such as InDesign. If PowerPoint is your best […]
Shawn describes the three most common types of augmented reality, shares both University and non-University examples of AR, and discusses how augmented reality opens new doors for communicating the University’s important messages.
Each year, creatives and communicators from across the University of Minnesota dig through the past year’s archives and submit their best work to the Communicators Forum’s Maroon & Gold Awards. Presented at the Communicators Forum Annual Conference, the Maroon & Gold Awards recognize forum members whose work exemplifies the University’s core values. At this year’s […]
Printing Services recently received a total of six awards from Printing Industry Midwest (PIM)—the region’s trade association for the printing, communication and graphic arts industry. PIM’s Star of Excellence Awards recognize those responsible for the creation and production of print communications in the Midwest. The competition extended across a five-state area to promote excellence and […]