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YPPS's Senior Designer, Peter Johnson, retired this month. He will be truly missed by all.

Peter has had a rich history here at Yale. After entering as a freshman in 1962, he went on to earn his undergraduate degree, and by 1980 had earned two Master of Fine Arts degrees at Yale as well in photography and graphic design. During this period, Peter served four years in the Marines, with a tour in Vietnam.

YPPS has instituted a new printing initiative called BluePrint, and are introducing it to students.

“The main driving force behind changing the software is the fact that we want to have one single print management solution on campus for both students and departments to benefit. The University has the same intention in paper-reduction goals. … By choosing to be with a more robust system we are able to accomplish these goals,” said Jim Mathewson, manager of copier rental and cluster printing at YPPS.

Recently, Eddie Van Keuren and Maura Gianakos received some special thanks in the form of balloons, gifts and written praise. Yale Administration, of which YPPS is a part, has implemented a new program to engage and thank staff members. This new program called #outofthebluethanks was recently launched and these are the first staff awards for YPPS. These mini-ceremonies are preceded by a letter or phone call complementing a staff member for a job well done. 

Qijun Fang, who has only been in the United States for a few weeks, was incredibly excited to have won the BluePrint grand prize.

Having just moved from China, he felt that this was a wonderful welcome gift. Qijun will be studying Statistics at Yale and hopefully, printing will now be one less thing to worry about.  

We wish him the best of luck in his graduate program!

Congratulations to Qijun Fang, the lucky Yale graduate student,  who won BluePrint's Grand prize of an HP Laser Jet P1315dn printer. Second and third place winners were Tyler Lutz and Christian Weber, who won $25 and $10 of Blueprint credit, which has already been added to their BluePrint accounts. 

Document retention has been an issue since the Goryeo or Gutenberg press. 

From baby pictures to old newspapers, we all have photos, souvenirs, and memorabilia that we want to hold on to forever. We have all seen faded polaroids or worn out papers and struggled against the clock to preserve these physical memories. 

The Connecticut Open, formerly known as the New Haven Open, begins this Friday, August 15th!

Silliman's lucky incoming freshman are going to look extra fresh this year in their signature sunglasses produced here at Yale Printing & Publishing Services (YPPS). These two color shades will be just what they need on their bright journey to becoming part of the Yale Class of 2018. Keep a look out for them (and other great YPPS products) around campus.

To see more great ideas on promotional items for your college or department please visit us at: http://ypps.yale.edu/promotional-items-solutions

Do you remember the Buggles? Not many would, but when their single, “Video Killed The Radio Star,” came out on this day (August 1) in 1981, it set in motion a musical revolution that energized a generation of teens, drove parents to adult beverage excess and firmly put hairspray in the bathroom of every woman 13 to 30. With that single, Music Television (MTV) was born. As our parents were signing off to Walter Cronkite on the evening news, young folks across the country were tuning in to VJ’s (Video Jockey’s) Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood & Martha Quinn.

Did you know that Yale has its own typeface?

Inspired by the Venetian typeface first seen in Pietro Bembo’s De Aetna (shown below), the Yale font grew from Aldus Manutius' template into Matthew Carter's "Yale". Read more about the history or download it here (netID required)