Designing Your Own Project

Communication tools from Creative Services:

Checklist to designing your own project (pdf)

Guide to color (pdf)

Guide to Postal Regulations (pdf)

Why go through Budget and Finance for off-campus printing?

It is legally mandated (by Article IV, Section 25 of the Wis. Constitution and Chapter 35.01 of the Wis. Stats.) all off-campus printing using state funding be placed by UW-L's University Print Manager.*

The University Print Manager serves as the liaison between UW-La Crosse and the Wisconsin Department of Administration's printing section to monitor compliance with state contracts and regulations.

*Individual departments may not place an order directly with an off-campus commercial printer other than Digicopy. It is also prohibited to purchase printing using a procurement card.

Ordering print:

Once you have signed off on the proof for your publication, coordination of off-campus printing will be done by the University Print Manager located in the Business Services Office, or directly by the client if using Digicopy.

Using Business Services Office:

Ordering print through the University Print Manager, you will need to:

  • fill out the print request form (pdf)

  • supply a PDF

    • as a high resolution

    • with crop marks

    • with bleeds

    • CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow and black)

    • embed fonts and images

  • send via email to University Print Manager or save to a flash drive and drop off at 125 Graff Main Hall

  • supply a hard copy of finished pieces

All jobs sent off-campus for printing will also include a blackline or color proofs. Clients are required to proof and sign printer's proof. Copy or design changes at this stage are expensive and may delay delivery.

Contact 785.8503 or ghzyer@uwlax.edu or visit www.uwlax.edu/budgetandfinance/purchasing

Using Digicopy

  • jobs previously sent to Document Services

  • black and white copies or less than 500 color copies

  • order through DigiCopy's online ordering site

For more information: www.uwlax.edu/docsvs/index-old.htm