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Weighs only 1.8 ounces and packs smaller than your trail map - the perfect ultralight backpacking stove.
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Tour of Sunset Press

Posted by Vertex Outdoors (Creator)
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I recently visited Sunset Press here in Austin, the packaging manufacturer I've selected for the campaign. David Bristow gave me a very informative tour of their facility, and I have to say I was tremendously impressed by their capabilities. 
First, we looked at their printing line, composed of multimillion-dollar machines all perfectly tuned. David informed me that when they moved to this facility, they tore out the existing concrete floor and put in a continuous four foot thick slab just to make sure the machines never shifted out of alignment. 
Next, we saw the die-cutting machine. Two giant steel platens push a steel-rule die against a backer that is temporarily adhered to the table. The die has sharp blades for cutting completely through the stock, and others with rounded edges for forming the score lines. 
Die-cutting machine
Die-cutting machine
 
Example steel-rule die
Example steel-rule die
 All along the tour I was reminded that printing is equal parts art form and precise science, and these guys certainly seem committed to their craft.   

-Kevin
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