Printing & Copying

Creative Communications knows how to make your next print job perfect. We’re pleased to provide the following printing options for the UW community:

  • Traditional offset
  • Digital
  • Variable data
  • Large format printing or high-speed laser printing

Creative Communications has both the services and expertise to help you. We'll see that you get the best product on time and within your budget.

Many award winning pieces are printed everyday on our in-house presses, digital press and high quality copiers. If your job calls for more specialized printing, your Account Manager will be pleased to assist you in contracting a vendor who can provide high quality, quick delivery, and all at the most competitive price.

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Your Account Manager is here to help you achieve your communication goals. They will work with you to define your project objectives and ensure that your project stays on time and on budget. To get started: Find your Account Manager now.

Large format poster printing


How do I place an order?

You can place an order using our online request for services form or click on the “Start Your Project” button.

What files are best to send for printing?

We support various file formats such as PDF, Adobe Creative Suites applications, MS Publisher and MS PowerPoint. Please call if you have any questions about file formats or sending files.

How long will it take to print my project?

The time depends on production method. Generally speaking, a large format poster can take up to 3 working days; a short-run color flyer can take less than 24 hours; and a small run full color brochure can take up to 4 working days. For more information, please contact your Account Manager.

How do I choose between offset and digital printing for my project?

Quantity and timeframe are usually the deciding factors in whether to use offset or digital printing. With Offset, the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket and then to the printing surface. It can reproduce solid screen tints and accurate PMS colors, and is a good value for larger runs (1000 8.5x11 sheets or over) or larger sheet sizes (up to 20x26).  Digital printing is the reproduction of digital images on the sheet. It is ideal for short runs (under 1000) and small sheet sizes (up to 12x18). Digitally printed sheets can be cut, scored or folded very quickly, whereas offset printing must dry or be coated before handling. Digital printing is ideal for producing variable-data pieces in which each sheet is personalized in a unique way. 

How much does my project cost?

The cost does depend on the type of project you are printing or copying. Your Account Manager can work with you to find solutions to get you the best product at the less expensive cost.

What are my binding options?

We are able to do multiple types of binding, such as saddle stitching, tape binding, coil binding, wire-O binding and comb binding.