Design/Printing

University Communications' graphic designers will work with you to create communications materials that are both professional and visually effective. Whether you require printed pieces or electronic materials, we can help you complete your project from concept development to product delivery.

 

Print

Brochures

Posters

Flyers

Booklets

Newsletters

Postcards

Rack cards

Invitations

Banners

 

Electronic

Brochures

Flyers

Newsletters

 

Project Request

To start your project with University Communications, submit a Project Request Form. After you submit the form, our coordinator of graphic design will contact you to schedule a creative meeting or to gather additional information about your project if no meeting is necessary.

Policies and Processes

The next step is to send text for your project to our writer/editor for review before any design work is started. All text should be submitted as a Word document and must be approved before the design phase begins.

For quality control purposes, University Communications maintains control of native design files.

 

Approval of Printing, Advertising and Promotional Items

Communications materials representing the university should be approved through University Communications and will be reviewed according to the guidelines presented in both the Graphic Standards and Style Guide.

Approval from University Communications is required by Procurement Services in order to process payment for any printed materials, advertising or promotional items being paid for with university funds. If your communications materials require approval, email us at universitycommunications@usm.edu.

 

Print Procurement

Contact the Office of University Communications for all of your university printing needs. We provide competitive pricing and quality printing by utilizing services from a group of qualified print vendors. Requesting quotes from vendors is part of our process; therefore, once the specifications and quantities for your project are confirmed, the project will be sent out on bid, and you will receive quotes in approximately three (3) business days.

 

Reprints

If you would like an exact reprint of a job previously printed by our office, fill out the Reprint Request Form.

*Please note that if you would like updates made to a project already created by our office, you may request those updates using the Project Request Form.

 

Print-Ready Files

If you've designed your own piece and need printing, fill out the Print-Ready Request Form.

 

Business Cards, Letterhead and Envelopes

To order official university business cards and letterhead, please visit the Copy Services order page. To order envelopes, please follow the instructions on our order page.