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 […]
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 […]
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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.