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 […]
Shawn Welch, manager of Printing Services, recently attended the 2016 Graph Expo in Orlando, Florida. Graph Expo provides a showcase of the latest in design, printing, and communications technologies and also offers an array of educational opportunities. Shawn chose to attend seven informative and inspiring sessions, all focused on helping Printing Services offer University departments […]
Two Printing Services designers, Sysouk Khambounmy and Julie Longo, attended the 2016 UCDA (University College Designers Association) Design Conference in San Antonio from 9/24–27. The 46th annual conference provided them with opportunities to get an in-depth look at the issues facing designers and communication professionals, both in and out of educational institutions, and gain inspiration […]
The University of Minnesota Law School became the first department on campus to incorporate Augmented Reality into a publication. Printing Services was proud to produce their new viewbook from start to finish, by offering graphic design, video production, augmented reality and printing. The viewbook contains three interactive pages, which include six videos (2 transparent introduction […]
Interested in enhancing your print campaigns or publications? Or would you like your posters to be more engaging? There are countless ways to incorporate video into augmented reality (AR). Learn more about Augmented Reality!
Printing Services now offers motion graphics/animations, as well as video production. Types of motion graphics include: Animated Logos Video Openings Lower Third Graphics Animated Infographics Learn more about motion graphics and video production at Printing Services!