YPPS Blog

Students Introduced to New Printing System

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.Read more about our centralized, sustainable initiatives here.

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Happy Retirement to Peter Johnson

YPPS Art Director, Peter W. Johnson, retired last Friday. He will be missed by all. Peter has had a rich history here at Yale. After entering as a freshman in 1962, he went on to earn both his undergraduate and graduate degree at Yale while also serving in Vietnam.After graduating from Yale with his Master’s degree in graphic design, Peter began his professional career as a freelance designer.

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YPPS Staffers get #outofthebluethanks from Community

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. Both Eddie and Maura received a balloon, specially printed (through YPPS) water bottle and thank you card (printed by YPPS).

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Update: One Happy Grad Student

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!

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Winner Winner, HP Laser Printer

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.  BluePrint, for those new to the University, is Yale’s fleet of printers & release stations located throughout campus. We have 1,300 Energy-Star certified machines on campus with over 200 BluePrint devices available for students.

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Forever Young

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. With the coming of the digital age, preservationists rejoiced at the option of electronic storage. Files and pictures could be endlessly scanned into immortal bits. However, recently, one article argued that not all digital media is created equal.

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Time for Tennis

The Connecticut Open, formerly known as the New Haven Open, begins this Friday, August 15th!Starting with two days of qualifying matches, the tournament will last until the finals on Sunday, August 23rd. Expected on the court is two time and current Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic. Kvitova, currently ranked 4th by WTA ratings, last won the CT Open in 2012.

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My future is so bright I need "Silli-Shades"

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

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Radio Survived, Can Print?

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.

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Typography Tuesday: Yale

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)! Of course, we here at YPPS are very familiar with the font and can help you achieve that “Yale” look with all of your printing needs.

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