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The Office of Communications provides resources and tools to help you share your chapter of Puget Sound's story. We look forward to working with you!

If you have questions, contact communications@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3298.

Communications Requests

The request form captures information from you about your department's needs. This form is received by Communications project managers, who will contact you to discuss ideas about how to meet your goals.

Production Schedules

When a project is ready to move forward and all materials have been received, the Office of Communications will develop a production schedule that allows time for proofreading, design, revision, and printing.

The general guidelines listed below indicate the time between receiving your request form and delivering the final product to your department. Timelines might be shortened for recurring projects or special circumstances.

3 weeks      Signs, fliers, certificates, posters, postcards
4 weeks      Info sheets, stickers, buttons, brochures, programs
5 weeks      Banners
6 weeks      Cards or invitations
8 weeks      Large projects (magazines, welcome packets, campaigns, etc.)

 

Printed Materials

In most cases, print-ready files and specifications will be provided to you, which you can submit to Print and Copy Services. 11" x 17" color posters cost $1 each (no bleed) or $1.25 each (full bleed) to print.

In cases where an outside print job is needed (e.g. large bound books, stickers, and mailers), Office of Communications bids projects to appropriate vendors and oversees all aspects of the printing process.

Looking for business cards or letterhead? You can order directly from Print and Copy Services by contacting print@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3446.

Distribution and Mailing

Campus Poster Distribution: On-campus distribution to designated poster display areas in academic and campus buildings is handled by ASUPS and requires approximately 40 posters. Distribution to residence halls and houses is handled by the Office of Residence Life and requires approximately 60 posters. The campus client will need to coordinate campus distribution.

Off-campus Poster Distribution: 11" x 17" posters cost a little more than $1 each to distribute to area coffee houses, bookstores, libraries, etc. through Inform Puget Sound. This service typically distributes 100–120 posters. Posters take about a week to be distributed and must be ready for pickup at least three weeks before your event.

Mailing: If materials are mailed from campus, you are responsible for coordinating mailing lists, postage, and mailing. If you would like a recommendation for an off-campus mail house, please contact communications@pugetsound.edu.

Web Support

For day-to-day website support, minor edits, or CMS (Content Management System) training, contact the web manager at webmanager@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.2691. For larger website projects, please use the communications request form.