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Teresa Synakowski, GMN
By Teresa Synakowski Dec 15, 2020
Braille overlays for TVM

INIT, a leader in the public transit industry, was redesigning their ticket vending machine and wanted to revamp their current labeling system. Installed in transit stations throughout the country, the ticket machine contained eight separate recessed sections that provided important information on user inputs in both printed text and braille format.

By Jim Badders Dec 10, 2020
Screen printing on glass

To ensure the success of any glass-printing application, there are numerous factors that go under consideration such as the glass type, inherent tint of the glass, ink type, ink color, curing process, and environmental conditions. However, one crucial factor that needs to be determined is the print method. Glass can be printed on using one of the three techniques - screen printing, digital printing, or frit printing.

By Steve Baker Dec 03, 2020
Metal cans used for shielding

Minimizing electrical interference is critical to a product’s performance, especially in highly regulated industries where excess interference from components can be disastrous or life-threatening. Excess electrostatic, radiofrequency, or electromagnetic signals can affect sensitive components, causing a multitude of issues or possible failure. Fortunately, there are several ways to mitigate the input and output of undesired electronic signals.

By Rachel Wienckoski Dec 02, 2020
Polyester and polycarbonate are both popular overlay materials

Have you ever walked up to an ATM or gas pump and noticed the cracking, fading numbers on the keypad? It is a prime example of why the material selection is vital for graphic overlays. At GMN, the two most common materials used for graphic overlays are polyester and polycarbonate. Depending on the application, there are advantages and disadvantages to both materials.

Picture of Chris Doyle
By Chris Doyle Dec 01, 2020

The calendar has always been an exciting thing for us to design and create at GMN. Each year, we come up with new concepts and ideas to share with our customers and suppliers, and this year was no exception. 

To see how our 2021 calendar was manufactured, watch the video below. 

Pam Hane
By Pam Hane Nov 13, 2020
3M's antimicrobial films used in airports

Bacterial growth is a constant concern for high-trafficked areas such as hospitals, offices, restaurants, and other businesses, especially in times of the global Coronavirus pandemic. As we scour for new ways to effectively clean high-touch surfaces and mitigate the chances of contamination, 3M has a promising solution to the mounting concerns of cleanability and safety.

Last month, 3M launched two new Durable Protective Films as follows

Neha Toshniwal
By Neha Toshniwal Nov 09, 2020
Paul Michaels, Director of Aerospace Operations at GMN

We are extremely happy to share that Paul Michaels, Director of Aerospace Operations at GMN, has been appointed to the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Board of Directors.

Chris Beason
By Chris Beason Nov 06, 2020
Operational Excellence Award from AWB

We are excited to announce that GMN was recently honored with the 2020 Manufacturing Excellence Award for Operational Excellence by the Association of Washington Business (AWB). The award was presented by Kris Johnson, AWB President, at the association’s 2020 Manufacturing Week, a week-long event that celebrates Washington’s manufacturing sector.

Tim Hudson
By Tim Hudson Nov 03, 2020
Certificate from EnviroStars

As part of our continued efforts to reduce pollution, conserve environmental resources, and become an eco-friendlier company, GMN’s Seattle, WA division, was recently listed as an EnviroStars-recognized business.

What is EnviroStars?

Chris Beason
By Chris Beason Oct 30, 2020
Decorated Halloween pumpkins

Though it may have looked a little different this year, GMN continued its annual tradition of exciting Halloween festivities. With facial coverings and strict social distancing protocols in place, employees demonstrated a wide variety of impressive team and individual costumes. Everyone was in the holiday spirit with plenty of creative decorations abound. We hope you enjoy a peek into our holiday celebrations below. Have a safe and happy Halloween!