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One Last Piece of Political Printing

One Last Piece of Political Printing

Behind the scenes of history, there's always a printer. It's a new year, and the Presidential elections may be long decided, but there's at least one piece of political printing still in the works. Invitations needed to be printed for Barack Obama's inauguration January 20th. And this time around, choosing the printer, the direct mailer, the paper supplier and the ink supplier for the job took on historic proportions. Chosen for the job of printing the 1 million invitations was New York printer Precise Continental. The New York Times ran a feature piece on the selection. Precise Continental were apparently chosen over competing bidders because they are, like Hotcards, a union printer, and certified by the FSC. Want the stats on this epic project? Check 'em out: Colors: Black and gold. Typefaces: Modified Shelley Allegro and Kuenstler. Ink: Supplied by BuzzInk, in Chicago. Paper: Classic Crest Recycled Natural White, by Neenah Paper. The invitations have been the same since Harry […]

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