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 invasive species and learn ways to prevent the spread on land and in the water.
A big thank you to University of Minnesota Extension and 4-H for trusting us with your important message about raising awareness of invasive species in Minnesota.
To learn more about the project, please check out the project portfolio page, where you can try scanning the codes from the exhibit.
- Agency, Event, Program or Service: Bronze Award
- Promotional Video: Bronze Award
- Agency, Event, Program or Service: Merit Award
Thank you to Parking and Transportation for trusting us with this great project. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you!
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.
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 videos and four edited interview videos) and dozens of links to Twin Cities restaurants and attractions.
With increased nation-wide competition for prospective law students, the University of Minnesota Law School was looking for a unique way to capture the attention of students looking for a prestigious law degree. With the quick scan of a smartphone or tablet, this printed piece comes to life with a video message from the dean, video interviews with staff, faulty and students, and interactive links with more information about the Twin Cities area.
To view the entire project, including the full-length videos and publication flip-book, go to our Law School portfolio page.
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).
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
On Thursday, May 26th, Shawn Welch, manager of Printing Services at the University of Minnesota, discussed opportunities for the University to enhance communications campaigns by utilizing interactive print with augmented reality (AR) technology. Shawn shared several University examples of interactive print to help jump start the creative process! Learn more about Augmented Reality.
The Office of First-Year Program’s Gold Book, designed by Printing Services, won a Maroon Award in the Design – Multi-page Print category.
The Maroon & Gold Awards were presented at the Member Appreciation event on May 12th. The awards are presented annually to members of the University of Minnesota Communicators Forum.