Postal Service releases new eye-popping bioluminescent stamps
The Postal Service released new eye-popping bioluminescent stamps Thursday.
The stamps, called Bioluminescent Life Forever stamps, may not glow in the dark, but they do shimmer.
According to the Postal Service:
The stamp pane was produced using a proprietary rainbow holographic material that is highly reflective in white light. The stamp pane was produced using special techniques to enhance the reflective qualities of the material while maintaining the depth of color and detail of the individual images. The rainbow pattern imparts a sense of movement and light to the stamp pane.
Dr. Edith Widder of Ft. Pierce, Florida, took the majority of the photos shown on the stamps.
“All of these images were taken in shipboard laboratories of live specimens that were collected either by submersible or Remotely Operated Vehicle,” said Widder.
You can purchase the stamps online here.
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