Innovation

Innovation

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs

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Issue Date: 8/20/2020

Five new stamps in a pane of 20 celebrate the American spirit of innovation, specifically in fields in which U.S. scientists and engineers have made significant contributions that have touched lives around the world: computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology.

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  • Five new stamps in a pane of 20 celebrate the American spirit of innovation, specifically in fields in which U.S. scientists and engineers have made significant contributions that have touched lives around the world: computing, biomedicine, genome sequencing, robotics, and solar technology.

    Each stamp design features a photograph of a subject representing one of these five fields: Computing (detail of a circuit board), Biomedicine (immune-system cells), Genome Sequencing (detail of a DNA chromatogram), Robotics (a bionic ankle-foot prosthesis), and Solar Technology (detail of a square solar cell). The word INNOVATION is laid over each of the images. Each of the pane’s four rows includes all five stamps, arranged differently in each row to add visual interest.

    The quest to conquer new frontiers is forged into the American spirit, but today frontiers have more to do with science and technology than geography. Combine an invention with practical uses for that invention and the result is innovation. No one does this alone; it requires collaboration. American scientists and engineers work with and build upon the work of their counterparts around the country and the world. Some of the innovations in which Americans have played a major role include the integrated circuit, vaccine research, magnetic resonance imagery and elastography, neural implants, genome sequencing, CRISPR, robotic prosthetic limbs, and the photovoltaic cell.

    Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps, choosing a detail of an existing photograph for each.

    Innovation are being issued as First-Class Mail® Forever® stamps in sheets of 20.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 476204

  • Issue:Innovation Stamps
    Item Number:476200
    Denomination &First Class Mail® Forever®
    Type of Issue:
    Format:Pane of 20 (5 designs)
    Series:N/A
    Issue Date & City:August 20, 2020, Bellefonte, PA 16823
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Typographer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset, Hot Foil Stamping
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Pane:20
    Print Quantity:14,000,000 stamps
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagged
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.84 x 1.42 in./21.336 x 36.068 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.98 x 1.56 in./24.892 x 39.624 mm
    Full Pane Size (w x h):5.92 x 7.24 in./150.368 x 183.896 mm
    Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Gray PMS 431 C
    Other:Foil
    Plate Size:120 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“P” followed by five (5) single digits in four corners
    Marginal Markings:Plate position diagram (6) • 2 barcodes (476200) • ©2020 USPS • USPS logo • Promotional text

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