Initiating an external marketing project and banners

For assistance with printed pieces, media buying, and advertising requests, complete the Publications Request Form.

Your Publications Request Form should include:

  • The project’s budget
  • The project’s intended target audience
  • The objective/purpose of the project
  • Your desired deadline for the project’s delivery
  • Complete unformatted copy
  • Suggested artwork/images
  • The project’s desired size, format, and layout
  • Shipping destination(s)
  • All other project-specific details (e.g., If it is an ad, where will it be placed?)
  • Account number to which costs associated with the project may be charged

General Production Turnaround Times

These general timeframes are based on projects where the client has provided Creative Services with electronic versions of approved copy and specific photos at the beginning of the project*. When substantial writing and editing are required, additional time is necessary. Changes on printer proofs can create additional delays.

* If applicable, clients are responsible for securing permission to use artwork and photographs they provide.

Times indicated are from the reception of approved copy, and can vary depending upon a project’s complexity.

  • Print ad: 3 weeks
  • Outdoor banner: 3 weeks
  • Video monitor display: 3 weeks
  • Flyer: 3 weeks
  • Invitation: 3 weeks
  • Postcard: 3 weeks
  • Poster: 3 weeks
  • Brochure: 5 weeks
  • Newsletter: 8 weeks
  • Booklet: 8 weeks
  • Specialty item: 8 weeks

Vinyl Banners

Vinyl banners used on campus buildings are designed by, and sent to an outside printer by Creative Services. Printing costs are the responsibility of the requesting department. Average cost for a color banner is approximately $180.

The type of banner (standard vinyl with vinyl lettering or a four-color-process vinyl banner with photo imaging) determine how long it will take the printer to process your banner; standard turnaround is five working days after they receive approved artwork.

Ordering a Banner

Production time required to design a banner, have it approved, sent to print, and returned to campus takes approximately one to two weeks upon receiving a job request with approved copy and artwork, if needed.

Placement of Banners on Buildings/ Physical Plant

Work orders for banner placement on buildings are the responsibility of the person (client) requesting the banner. Banners are delivered to the carpentry shop in Mercy Hall. Upon delivery, Physical Plant requests four to six days to hang your banner. Space is limited, request placement dates as soon as possible.

Standard Sizes for Banners

  • Danna Student Center (inside lobby) 3'x6'
  • College of Law (over main entrance on Pine St.) 3'x10'
  • Communications/Music Complex (over main entrance on St. Charles) 3'x10' to 4'x10'
  • Marquette Hall (above North entrance) 3'x10'
  • Mercy Hall 3'x10'
  • Miller Hall (left of main entrance between columns) 3'x10'
  • Monroe Library (main entrance between columns) 3'x6'
  • Stallings Hall (over the front entrance) 3' x 8' or 3' x 6'

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