The Office of Communications, in collaboration with the Finance Office, has worked with several print vendors this spring to offer a cost-effective, streamlined solution for university printing. This effort involved consolidating print vendors to help the university achieve greater savings through a three-year, no-price-increase agreement, streamlining the work order and invoicing process, and establishing clear turnaround times and quality paper stocks from those designated as “preferred print vendors.”
Wesleyan’s preferred print vendors are Dupli, Paladin, Hitchcock, and Wesleyan’s own Cardinal Printing. Wesleyan’s Cardinal Printing service will be prioritized first, to the extent that they can complete the order in a timely manner. All preferred print vendors now accept the university P-Card for convenient payment processing (except for Cardinal Printing, which accepts Smartkeys). These vendors can be used for orders such as postcards, brochures, booklets, posters, invitations, and certificates, to name a few items. In addition to our preferred print vendor list, we also partnered with Allied Printing for specialty and high-end print work, and we negotiated preferred rates for the university. Call Jen Carlstrom, manager of design services (x3180), if you need additional vendor contact information.
As one of Wesleyan’s preferred print vendors, Dupli will continue to fulfill requests via their web portal for university stationary, business cards, and other printed office materials, thereby accommodating the university’s initiative to offer a streamlined, cost-effective solution for printing. Their web portal automates the order process through its entire lifecycle.
If you currently request print design projects through University Communications, the design team will work with a preferred print vendor to fulfill your print and/or mail house request and provide your department with the highest quality, lowest-cost printing solution. To streamline the payment process, the designer will provide the print vendor with the work order containing all of the job specifications, and once approved, the quote and invoice will be sent directly to the requesting department from the print vendor for approvals and payment processing.
To request a project, please fill out the University Communications’s Creative Brief form.