About Us



With more than 20 years experience, Virtual Images is the industry leader in high quality lenticular and other specialized printing capabilities.  We manage all aspects, from design through production.  Our lenticular design team based in Redlands, CA has extensive expertise in 3D, animation, graphic design, and motion-graphics, with a unique focus on lenticular. 

As part of Travel Tags Inc, we have the resources of one of the country’s premier UV lenticular printers, and the flexibility and creativity of a boutique design firm.

Virtual Images by Travel Tags

Minnesota-based Travel Tags is one of the worlds foremost printers of plastic, especially focused on the production of gift cards. Another long-standing focus of Travel Tags is lenticular printing. Formerly known as Xtreme Graphics, the lenticular printing arm of Travel Tags now flies the Virtual Images flag.

With the entertainment industry being a key client, much of the Virtual Images operation & lenticular design team is conveniently based just outside of Los Angeles, California.

For more on Travel Tags, visit their website.

Travel Tags
5842 Carmen Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55076

Leadership Team

AL RAUSCH  |  President

With more than 22 years of industry experience, Al leads Travel Tags with a focus on converting the deep rooted engineering and manufacturing disciplines to continued growth within both current and new markets.

TIMOTHY LEBENS  |  Sales, Marketing & Creative

Timothy leads the market facing initiatives for Travel Tags; Sales, Marketing and Creative Services.  His extensive global marketing and sales leadership experience, along with accomplishments on the world stage, complement the interests, desires and expectations for our valued Travel Tags customers. Customer centricity is our guidepost and excellence is our metric.

CHRIS SHIMEK  |  Operations

Chris oversees the manufacturing and fulfillment facilities located in St. Paul and North Mankato, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon. He has more than 25 yeras of experience in business strategy and execution. His focus is set upon operational excellence and world class performance in the categories of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

JOHN TOMCZYK  |  Innovation

John focuses on advanced printing technologies and business and process innovation. He has over 24 years of experience in the industry and is sole or co-inventor on more than a dozen printing and dimensional imaging related patents.

DARCI TANBERG  |  Human Resources

Darci oversees human resources for Virtual Images and Travel Tags teams in Minnesota, Oregon and California, with the goal of improving processes and leading transformational change.

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