WARREN COUNTY PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP GRANT
HELPS BALLOON MUSEUM GET NEW PRINTER/COPIER
Becky Wigeland, Curator at the National Balloon Museum is shown above standing by the new Konica-Minolta bizhub C220 color laser printer/copier recently acquired by the Museum. The new machine allows the Museum to do more of its printing in house in both color and black and white. It is both a copy machine and printer networked to the computers in the main office. It is capable of printing various sized documents including letter, legal ledger (11” X 17”). 12” X 18” and banners on paper stock up to 11.75” X 47.25” size, as well as smaller sizes. The new printer/copier is especially useful in creating high quality exhibits as well as everyday business documents.
Shown on the wall behind Becky in the photo is one of the long banners along with three other items made with the new equipment. She is hold an 11” X 17” brochure made for the 2011 induction of three more balloonists into the U. S. Ballooning Hall of Fame.
The new equipment was made possible in part by a grant from the Warren County Philanthropic Partnership through Wayne Karstens of Indianola, Area Manager for M & M Sales Company of Urbandale. Also included in the grant were funds toward the purchase a bar code/inventory system for the Museum Gift Shop. The hardware for the latter project is now in place and volunteers are working to enter data to make it fully operational.