Marketing and Communication at Aquinas College

Graphic Services

Graphic Services provides print material to all departments, faculty, staff and student organizations. Some examples include: posters, fliers, banners, signage and brochures. We also handle any promotional material such as mugs, T-shirts and pens; as well as working with external print vendors for high-end projects. Because of the high demand for design and production through Graphic Services and the limited availability of staff and resources, projects not meeting the following terms cannot be accommodated.

Submission of Production Requests

Please submit projects to Graphic Services using the online form located here. If you need assistance in filling out the form, please contact Graphic Services. If you have not used the form in the past, you will need to create a login and password. Fill out all required fields including: dimensions, quantity, date needed, budget number, etc. All copy must be provided in an editable format. Microsoft Publisher files cannot be used. Graphic Services will not write or retype copy. For complex projects, please arrange to meet with Graphic Services to discuss details prior to filling out the form.

All print only projects must be submitted in PDF form. Microsoft Publisher, PowerPoint and Word documents are not suitable for printing. Any use of Aquinas College logos must be requested and approved through graphics services by emailing logo@aquinas.edu before submitting a job ticket.

Production of Projects

Various projects can take varying amounts of time, especially depending upon the time of year and all projects, short and long, need to be worked in to our production schedule. Please use these guides for scheduling projects but understand that these are only guides. Depending on the workload and time of year, varying projects may take less time or more time.

  • Print Only (in-house) If your project does not require set up, layout or design and is simply a print out, please give us at least 24 business hours notice.
  • Design and Print (in-house) Please give us at least 7-10 working days for design and printing in-house. For other projects and more specific timeframes, please contact the creative director to discuss your project.
  • Design and Print (out-of-house) The timeframe for print using an external print vendor varies based on the scope of the project. Please contact the creative director for time and cost based on your project. A general guide is 10 working days for design plus whatever timeframe is needed externally for production.

 

Aquinas Logo Usage

Any use of the Aquinas College logos must be requested and approved through graphics services by emailing logo@aquinas.edu or by contacting the Creative Director at 632-2129. Usage must adhere to the logo usage guidelines found on the Marketing and Communications page in the Quick Reference Guide.

Finishing

All finishing work listed below can be done in-house:

  • scoring and folding
  • saddle stitch binding
  • comb binding
  • lamination
  • dry mounting

 

Pricing

All design work is free provided that the project relates to the college or a specific department. Please be aware that any work for departments MUST have a budget number. Printing and finishing costs are as follows:
 

Department 8.5”x11” black ink printing 0.02¢ per side
Department 8.5”x11” color printing 0.07¢ per side
Department 8.5”x14” color printing 0.10¢ per side
Department 11”x17” black ink printing 0.04¢ per side
Department 11”x17” color printing 0.14¢ per side
Personal 8.5”x11” black ink printing 0.10¢ per side
Personal 8.5”x11” color printing 0.25¢ per side
Personal 11”x17” black ink printing 0.20¢ per side
Personal 11”x17” color printing 0.50¢ per side
Large format printing $4 per foot

Proofing, Redesign and Errors

The graphic design process should be a collaboration between the department, faculty, or staff requesting production, and the designer. Design expectations and suggestions should be communicated, in detail, at the time of submission. As the process evolves, decisions regarding the effectiveness of the layout are best left to the discretion of the designer.

A proof copy of the initial design will be provided to the department, faculty, or staff requesting production. It is the responsibility of these individuals to proofread for typographical and spelling errors as well as the accuracy of information. Requests for redesign cannot be accommodated one day prior to completion date.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the creative director, Philip Mitri at philip.mitri@aquinas.edu.