I was lucky enough to get an invite to the 50th Anniversary Party for Grammy Award Winning Stoughton Printing Co. on August 10th. Aside from entertainment (the excellent Gethen Jenkins as well as Stoughton employee Jerry Zinn), drinks and food we were treated to tours of the facility. From the sales office to pre-press, to the plate room and onto the massive Heidelberg printers. From there we went onto the gluing and folding room.
They also had the International Printing Museum in the house with letterpress machines that were inked up and ready to roll. We got to hand pull classic promotional style chipboard posters for the party. It was a real treat for a graphic design geek like myself.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the hospitality of the Stoughton employees. They were all very friendly and did not mind my constant questions and comments. Shout out to Rob for taking our group in and making us feel at home. I was happy as a clam!
If you need a vinyl jacket or cd sleeves I can attest to the quality standard Stoughton adheres to. They offer custom die-cuts jackets, tip-on jackets, as well as direct to board printing.
I would like to also thank the VinylJunkies record group on Facebook for making this trip possible. It was awesome meeting everyone face to face. I will make the record crawl next time for sure.
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