Must-See Gallery: 28 Random Scenes from the Panini America Printing Facility

July 06, 2012

For the first time in a long time I ventured across town to the Panini America printing facility this morning — essentially celebrating my second holiday in the span of three days. After all, a field trip to the Panini America printing facility is too much fun, too revealing, too rewarding and too fascinating to be considered work.

In theory, I drove over earlier today to take in the packout process for 2011-12 Gold Standard Basketball, our final NBA product of the season slated to begin shipping Monday. But as is almost always the case, I got way more than I bargained for.

In addition to documenting the Gold Standard packout (look for a comprehensive gallery and video recap next week), I got to see bits and pieces of 2011-12 Dominion Hockey, 2012 Score Football, 2012 Elite Football and the mesmerizing process of laser-etching.

We’ll have tons more coverage — images and video — of this mystical Friday morning next week. But for now, here are a few quick glimpses of the utter brilliance on display earlier today.