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Printed Materials Planning Guide 

Printed communications come in all shapes and sizes and many degrees of complexity. Publications Office design professionals can recommend the method of printing best suited to your project. However, to help you plan for your printed piece, we have developed this list of typical examples of publications, so that you can get an idea of the steps involved in planning your project.

NOTE: These typical examples are for planning purposes only. They represent a "best case scenario."  

All timelines below are dependent on the current University Communications workload. For best results, plan far in advance. (See information on University Communications services availability.)

For a typical project timeline, select the project most like the type of publication you want to produce

Digital output printed on campus

Size: Minimum 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" up to 12" x 18" (with bleed) or 12.5" x 19" (without bleeds)

Specifications: Full color or black ink

Charges: No charge for design or editing services. Client pays for photography services in Learning and Technology Services and printing charges in University Printing Services.

Timeline: The complexity of your project and the workload of University Communications staff will influence the time needed to complete your project. To initiate a project please contact Mari Jo Janke, Publications Director at jankemj@uwec.edu.

Typical one-color to full-color publication printed off campus by state printing vendor

NOTE:  All printing projects that go off-campus must have a signed purchase requisition and must go through the print buyer, Tina Wolfgram, (715) 836-3883.

Size: Any size publication up to 24" x 36"

Specifications: Up to full-color, screens possible, bleeds possible, heavy ink coverage possible, suitable for full-color publications and/or large quantities.

Charges: No charge for design or editing services. Client pays for photography in Learning and Technology Services and state contract printing.

Timeline: The complexity of your project and the workload of University Communications staff will influence the time needed to complete your project. To initiate a project please contact Mari Jo Janke, Publications Director at jankemj@uwec.edu.

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