pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for The
© 2009 USPS. Used with
permission. All rights reserved.
America's favorite prime-time
animated comedy, The Simpsons
, makes history as the only
television show to serve as the exclusive subject of a stamp set while still in
production. The show has won multiple Emmy awards and other accolades since its
launch in 1990.
characters are the latest postage stamp
themes released by the United States Postal Service (USPS), commemorating the
20th year of the half-hour television series. MACtac supplied the
pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the one billion stamps printed.
“From the television series and box office movie to the thousands of
promotional items featuring the family, The Simpsons
made their way into households across the nation for years,” said Allison
Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “Supplying the adhesives
for these stamps gives MACtac the opportunity to contribute in our own way to
this exciting new first for the show.”
Designed to encourage younger generations to develop an interest in stamp
collecting, The Simpsons
stamp set uses the original,
vibrantly colored artwork of the five family members designed by the cartoonist
who created The Simpsons
characters, Matt Groening.
stamp booklet features twenty 44-cent
first-class mail stamps with one of four possible covers - Homer, Marge, Bart,
or Lisa and Maggie. Also available through the USPS is the complete set of all
four booklets, with five stamp designs and individual covers featuring Homer,
Bart, Lisa, and Marge and Maggie.
The USPS receives about 50,000 stamp-subject suggestions every year, with only
about 20 subjects selected. The Simpsons
currently available online at www.usps.com/shop
, by phone at (800) STAMP-24 and
at local post offices.
MACtac has been a qualified supplier for USPS stamps for more than six years,
providing materials for a number of pressure-sensitive stamps, including “Star
Wars,” “Forever,” “Flags of Our Nation” and “Olympic Games.” For more
information about MACtac Roll Label, please call 800.255.9733 or visit www.MACtac.com/RollLabel