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Yale Blue: What's in a color?

CMYK 100, 75, 8, 40 or Pantone 289 is best known as Yale Blue. The color associated with Yale and her traditions was standardized by the University Printer, John Gambell in 2005 in the third university search for “true Yale Blue.” However, much as Harvard Crimson was almost Harvard Magenta, the tradition of Yale Blue was far from secure well into the early 20th century. The color was only officially adopted as the school’s color in 1894. For fifty years before adopting blue, Yale had been associated with the color green.

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YPPS's Michael Ferguson Self-Taught Illustrator

Michael Ferguson first discovered his passion for illustrating in his 20s while working the late-night shift at a printing shop. He explains that his hobby was born out of opportunity. “There was a lot of scrap paper around, and when we produced large jobs I often had a lot of time to kill, so I just started sketching.” He soon realized that sketching came easily and naturally to him and became driven to learn more and further expand his skills. His interest in art gravitated specifically toward fine art, painting, and learning old master techniques.

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YPPS Hosts ACUP+ Conference April 7 – 11, 2019

Yale Printing and Publishing Services is teaming up with the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP+) to host the ACUP+ 2019 Conference here in New Haven, CT. The event takes place over four days from April 7 – 11 at the Omni Hotel.  Any K-12, college or university employee responsible for or associated with copying, printing, mailing services, copier management, copyright management or graphic design is welcome to attend.

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US Postal Rate Changes as of 1/27/19

Update from the USPS

As of January 27, 2019, the Unted States Postal Service (USPS) has implemented postage rate changes. First Class postage stamps have increased to $.55, while First Class metered postage has increased to $.50.

To see a full list of all postal changes, please click here.

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"Cinema-what?" - the story behind the YPPS 2018 Holiday card

With overloaded email inboxes, it’s difficult to create a message that really grabs the reader’s attention. One way to do this is to add motion–in the form of an animation. Be warned this approach comes with certain challenges. While web pages can contain animated content of many kinds (such as embedded videos), most of these content types do not work in emails. Email messages can contain graphics, but not many graphic formats can be animated. For example a JPEG file, one of the most common formats for graphic content in emails, can not contain animated content.

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John Heine honored by CT Convention & Sports Bureau

Congratulations to John Heine who was recently honored by the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) for his work in helping to bring an event to Connecticut that has a profound impact on the state’s economy. John was honored at the CTCSB Hospitality Industry Night and Bring It Home Awards sponsored by Eversource held in late October.
 

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Wishing You A Happy Holiday!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and YPPS would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!

Our work week will be shortened due to the holiday, so please do your best to think of us ahead of time for any immediate print or design needs.

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2018 Student Info Fair - YPPS Staff Meet New Students

Recently, YPPS Reps Joe Relihan and Christian Peralta chatted with hundreds of new graduate students at the annual Yale and New Haven Graduate Student Info Fair. This festive event, held under a large tent in the Calkins Courtyard, draws about 1000 graduate students and their families. While other departments gave away free popcorn and candy, we gave away pens and information about Blueprint student print clusters that are located throughout campus.

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YPPS produces special honorary degree in Braille for Stevie Wonder

There is no more stressful time in higher education than commencement. Many departments spend months preparing the campus for this huge event, when thousands of graduates and their families converge on Old Campus. YPPS prints all of the diplomas and supporting materials for this event. While our team was preparing for the 2017 graduation ceremony, we were notified that one of Yale’s Honorary Degree (HD) recipients was the legendary musical genius Stevland Morris, also known as Stevie Wonder.

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YPPS Staff Celebrate at Long Service Awards Dinner

Four members of our staff recently celebrated milestones at the Yale Long Service Awards Recognition Dinner. Donna Mishiwiec, John Heine, Laura Beattie and Anne-Marie Quirke collectively have been at Yale 130 years!  Donna has served the longest at 40 years, John 35 years, Laura 30 years, and Anne-Marie 25 years.

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