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Kingston Printing | 2020 Year in Review

By December 14, 2020 No Comments

This year has certainly been a wild ride, but through the difficult times Kingston is proud to have been a part of several incredible projects.

One of the best parts of Kingston is that print work connects the company to many other people, groups, successes, and facets of life. At Kingston we love being a part of your print life, and we hope you love this quick peek into ours from this year.

Kingston 2020 Highlights

January – We are always proud to work on projects for the United States Postal Service! Kingston was honored to print several brochures including hiring advertisements.

February – Dr. Junklove is a well-known face around Kingston. Read more about his dastardly devilish direct mail here! In February, one of our experts, Elden Hill, worked on this dynamic poster! While he’s most proud of his kids, Elden also loves motorcycles and fishing!

March – This month everyone got to meet another of the friendly faces working at Kingston! Jesse York loves photography and his two dogs and has been an excellent addition to our Kingston team.

April – Kingston had the absolute thrill and joy of being chosen as the North American printer for a series of inspiring personalized books based out of the UK. The Beans and Sparks Club offers custom made-to-order books designed to stimulate your child’s growth and development in a fun and engaging way!

May – A historical project came across our presses May 2020 when we had the honor of working on the third edition of “Our Kansas Stories” from the Kansas Historical Society, featuring the lives of Abbie Bright and her brother Philip.

June – The Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence asked for our top notch work in creating the 2020-21 season brochure. Full of exciting performances with richly colored photos, the brochure was a high quality piece we were delighted to deliver on. During June we were also excited to print a brochure for Shatto Milk featuring their new Single Serve Milk! Incredible flavors plus incredible print work equals an overall success.

A big event in June was the development of our recent partnership with Richardson Comunications Group and adding several new faces to our Kingston team, including Buddy Barker! When Buddy isn’t working hard at Kingston, you can find him loving the outdoors through fishing or golfing.

July – This month everyone got to meet another new Kingston face: Jerome Sasenick. A problem solver, Jerome loves bringing creative ideas to the team, but he is most passionate about his four kids. Jerome’s hobbies include photography and saying “Man, this is a dumb game” during his favorite sport of golf.

An odd school year brought us the joy of printing commemorative pieces for commencement at the University of Kansas. It was an honor to wish the 2020 graduates well! July also brought about the opportunity to recognize another new team member: Chris Kelly. In addition to top notch customer service and a love for going above and beyond, Chris loves using the UV Press! While his family is the most important part of his life, he also enjoys bicycling and golf.

Finally in July, we covered a special spotlight piece featuring a hardcover book dedicated to the late Roger C. Greer of Emporia State University. With remembrances from family members and colleagues, this treasured book included selected writings by Roger as well.

August – With the development of the pandemic, social distancing signs and decals became essential for showing employees and customers alike the importance of social distancing. Kingston was privileged to help several businesses with their COVID-19 needs, with floor decals being among the most requested items.

Kingston’s spotlight project during August was the “My Guide Word Journal” – designed to explore the heart of 12 key words like “love, gratitude, and peace.” This interactive learning resource for children was a beautiful piece to work on and Kingston hopes it will be healing and inspirational for many children. August also gave us the opportunity to say hello to yet another new face from the Richardson group: Joe Chavez! Passionate about traveling and sports, Joe’s favorite way to unwind is still spending time with his wife and playing with their grandchildren.

September – Kingston was honored to receive several accolades in the 2020 Graphex Excellence Awards. Among many “Best of Category” acknowledgements, we appreciated receiving numerous “Award of Recognition” titles as well.

In September we recognized team member Jim Barker! Former owner of Richardson Communications, Jim’s favorite part of his life is his family, including four great grandchildren!

October – Kingston said goodbye to team member Jeff Ereth. We hope his retirement will be happy and relaxing even though he will be missed here at the company.

NovemberDr. Junklove returned! Complete with an action kit, your favorite mad scientist is back and badder than ever! We also introduced Estimator and Project Manager Brian O’Neill! A big fan of sports and the outdoors, Brian loves spending time with his wife and three grown kids relaxing at Bennett Springs State Park!

December – We are wrapping up the year with some fun holiday pieces, including this die-cut snowman card for local law firm McKay & Byerley. The crown is the shape of their building! And lastly, we introduced finishing specialist Chris Bonjour!

Thank you for choosing Kingston Printing as your partner in print – and happy holidays!