MACtac Supplies PSA Materials for Stamp Series

The 44-cent first-class stamp set features the state flags of Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and North Dakota.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled the fourth set of stamps in its five-year “Flags of Our Nation” stamp series. MACtac® supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the 500 million stamps printed for this fourth set.

The 44-cent first-class stamp set features the state flags of Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina and North Dakota. Also featured in this series, as an added bonus, is the Stars and Stripes stamp illustrating the “purple mountain majesties” from the opening lines of “America the Beautiful” by Katherine Lee Bates.

Working under the direction of stamp designer Howard E. Paine of Delaplane, VA, artist Tom Engeman of Bethany Beach, DE, created the highly detailed flag portraits on the stamps. Engeman previously designed the National World War II Memorial stamp (2004) and the nation’s first Forever stamp (2007), featuring the Liberty Bell.

“MACtac is proud to be a part of this continued patriotic representation,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “Supplying the labelstock for the Flags of Our Nation stamp series is a collaborative effort to share in a spirit of nationalism that honors the states and symbols of our country.”

The Flags of Our Nation stamp series, which began in 2008, will include 60 stamps featuring the nation’s flag as well as flags representing the 50 states, five territories and the District of Columbia. So far, issued stamps have included the Stars and Stripes series, as well as Alabama through Missouri, alphabetically. Stamps will continue with the Northern Marianas through Tennessee being issued in 2011. The series concludes in 2012 depicting Texas through Wyoming and the U.S.A. Fruited Plain Flag stamp.

MACtac has been a qualified supplier for USPS stamps for more than seven years, providing materials for a number of pressure-sensitive stamps, including Winter Holidays, Forever, Olympic Games, Wedding Rings and “The Simpsons.”

MACtac is a leading global supplier of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Founded on personal service, technical support, quality assurance, custom capabilities and supply chain efficiency, MACtac is dedicated to providing superior quality to its customers. Headquartered in Stow, OH, MACtac is a subsidiary of the Bemis Co. Inc., the largest flexible packaging supplier in North America.


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