Like other universities of similar size, Graceland University no longer has a full-time in-house Print Shop. The Creative Media Center, now Creative Services and Communications, will focus on its core mission of providing counsel and producing content that advances the priorities of the university, connects with people emotionally and creatively tells the Graceland story through a variety of communications channels.
Although the Graceland Print Shop will only function with limited capacity, it is still imperative that the branding initiative begun during the Spring of 2016 continue. Consistent voice, color, and imagery are necessary for building a sense of familiarity and comfort – the Graceland brand. Any projects that are intended for use outside the Graceland campus or for recruiting purposes, must be approved by the Communications team. If you fail to obtain the necessary approvals prior to printing, Graceland may refuse to pay the invoice. Do not depend on the print vendor for approval. It is ultimately the responsibility of the individual placing the print order to obtain the necessary approval. If in doubt, please email a copy of your file in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org
Print Shop/Creative Services Print Services
Print Shop: The Print Shop operates on a part-time basis. The primary mission of the Print Shop is to support the ongoing efforts of Enrollment, Development, Alumni and the President’s Office. Depending on volume, the Print Shop will be able to output a limited number of projects for other departments, but priority will always be to the areas indicated above. If the timing is important for this secondary printing, an alternate printing option should be considered.
The Print Shop will also continue to print letterhead, business cards and will either print or arrange for printing of envelopes for the entire campus.
Black and white printing in the CMC: The Print Shop will now accept a limited amount of black and white printing. This should be limited to simple projects, ideally front and back single sheets. In order to keep costs low, all printing is done on oversized sheets and then cut to size. This means stapling sets of black and white printing such as tests is no longer possible.
Large Format printing (banners, photo prints, prints larger than 12x18”): Large format work is primarily limited to the Enrollment, Development and Alumni departments. As capacity allows, Creative Services may output a limited number of large format prints for other Graceland departments. Alternative vendors for printing large format include Invinci Printing in downtown Lamoni and FastSigns in Des Moines.
How do I submit an order for large format printing? Click on www.graceland.edu/LFormatRequest.
Specialty printing, such as multi-part forms (NCR or carbonless paper) and notepads can now be produced in the Print Shop once all primary projects have been completed. Please contact email@example.com to determine if your project can be produced in the Graceland Print Shop.
Other on-campus Printing Options
ITS supported Multi-Function Printers (MFP): Offices will continue to have the option to use their MFP. For more information on these devices, go online to https://my.graceland.edu/ICS/Resources/Information_Technology/Printers.jnz
- University Communications Approval Reminder. If your project is intended for an off-campus audience or is for recruitment, the design must be approved before it is printed. Email a PDF copy of the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Off-campus Printing Solutions
Invinci Graphics: Invinci Graphics in downtown Lamoni has the ability to output low-volume color work on up to 12x18” paper. Note that Invinci is not always able to meet short turn-around timelines.
- How do I submit an order for printing? If your project is intended for an off-campus audience or is for recruitment, the design must be approved before it is printed. Email a PDF copy of the file to email@example.com. Upon approval, you will need to contact Invinci directly about cost, paper selection and production timelines.