Communications & Marketing

Printing Policies and Procedures

Union College spends a significant amount of money each year on printing-- not just for official College publications, but also for flyers, posters, invitations, event programs, handbooks, stationery, course materials, and class projects. To support our campus-wide efforts to contain costs wherever possible, we ask you adhere to the following guidelines for all print projects.

  • Print/Copy jobs should be sent to Paul DeBiase at the Copy Center in Reamer
    If you’re not exactly sure of your printing needs, confer with Paul, who will determine whether he can produce your project in his facility. The Copy Center can often print your piece at a lower cost than an outside printer with a quicker turnaround time and does not require a minimum quantity to receive price breaks. In the event they cannot meet your print specifications, Paul will forward your job to the Office of Communications & Marketing.
  • Marketing publications or pieces created by a designer
    For external marketing publications or pieces done by a graphic designer, work directly with the Office of Marketing & Communications ( We will solicit bids from external print vendors and select a printer to meet your quality and budget requirements. If the Copy Center is an option for your printing job, we will refer you to Paul DeBiase.

In either case, please remember that advanced planning is critical when it comes to delivering printed projects on time. The Copy Center needs prior notification to include you in their work schedule, and you should typically plan 1-2 business days for them to produce your job. For external printers, allow more time—typically at least 10 business days, starting from the time the files are delivered by the graphic designer.

Finally, for any professionally printed piece, consult the Style Guide to familiarize yourself with Union's guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation.