10,000 packages containing black and gold engraved invitation cards, inauguration ceremony program booklets and photographs of the President and Vice President was printed and delivered on time.
Jan 13, 2009 – Capitol Heights, Md. – On December 20th, 2008 Government Printing Office (GPO) awarded the printing of the prestigious invitation package to Gray Graphic Corporation for the fifty-sixth presidential inauguration ceremonies to be held at the US Capitol on January 20th, 2009. The historic nature of this particular inauguration called for painstaking care in all phases of production and for attention to every level of detail. Gray Graphics is extremely proud to have been able to participate in such an official way to this historic event.
The package contained engraved four-page invitation card, 8-page program booklets with gold and black engraved cover complete with golden silk tassel, photographs of President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden duly protected with translucent sheets all inserted into a natural white linen envelope. To meet the deadline, Saber Helal, President and his 55 employees worked 20 hours a day in two shifts everyday until the job was delivered on time on January 6th and January 8th.
The entire Gray Graphics staff was dedicated to making sure the job is completed on time with perfection. Complexity and size of the project was a challenge to ensuring timely completion. Apart from regular printing and binding over 300 hours of handwork was involved to complete the project. Highlight of the project was when on January 7th at 8 pm the last piece of the invite was packed everybody in the shop jumped in joy to celebrate the completion of such an enormous undertaking with tight deadline.
Gray Graphics Corporation, a woman-owned commercial printer founded in 1975, offers the latest technology and a service-focused approach to providing an extraordinary print buying experience. Strategically located in Capitol Heights, Maryland, just minutes from downtown Washington, DC and inside capital beltway. Gray Graphics is positioned for quick, cost-effective deliveries throughout the Washington, DC-Baltimore metro area and located near a regional USPS Bulk Mail Center for efficient and low-cost mailings. Gray Graphics is the color printing choice for sales materials, magazines, catalogs, publications, and most other printed materials. Gray Graphics offers a full array of services including electronic pre-press with CTP, up to eight-color sheet-fed printing with Perfecting and Aqueous coatings capabilities, and half-web printing with in-line folding in up to 4 colors. Gray Graphics also has a complete in-house bindery offering saddle stitch, wire-o and perfect binding, along with complete mailing and fulfillment services.