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Printing and Duplicating
Plant & Service Operations
Service Building 1 – Mail Code 6733
210 Physical Plant Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Open: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
618/453-2268 | F: 618/453-1643
If it involves ink, we can most likely help!
Big and small, indoor and outdoor, we print it all. Whether it is a course packet, a class project or scientific poster, a campaign for a conference, event signage, banners and window clings, we have you covered.
- Stationery and office needs
- Luncheons, conferences and events
- Department promotions
- Students, research and academic needs
- Books and journals
- Design, binding and other additional services
Letterhead, envelopes and business cards
We provide the university community with all of its stationery needs. To get an order started for your department, simply start by filling out a print request. Samples of the stationery system and information you should include when submitting your request can be found here.
There are three layouts to choose from
Memo pads and routing slips
Memo pads customized with names, department information and personal messages. We can also produce sticky notes of all sizes and colors.
Various sizes and formats, including for notary seals, signatures and other professional uses.
It may seem mundane, but we are pretty proud of our form design. We can help to clean up the form, make it easier to use and in many cases, give your audience more room to write! Carbon or carbon-less and we can also provide a fillable PDF if you require.
From mailing labels to nametags, we can help you produce almost any label required
From the announcement and invitation to your event, through to the survey after the event, we can help make your life easier!
Announcements and invites
Depending on your event, formal or informal, luncheon or concert, we will help you make decisions which fit your needs – budget and style. From folded invitations to postcards.
Save up to 33% on your mailings. Invitations, postcards, flyers, letters, self-mailers, business reply cards... or anything else that you need to put into the mail.
Standard sizes of 11x17 or 13x19 are the most economical to run to advertise. Larger sizes are available and typically used for signage during the event.
We can sequentially number and perforate.
Event Logo Design
Having a unique and memorable logo is an important part of establishing an identity. SIU departments need to adhere to certain guidelines with event logos to help maintain our brand and identity. We are versed in working within these guidelines and can help your department.
So you’ve got your audience there ...
Notebooks & notepads
Completely customize with personal or conference information.
One-page sheets to multiple page bound books.
Banners, pull-up banners, table top displays to back you up and reinforce your message.
Recognize the people you need to.
Want to know what your audience thought of the event? What could be improved? What did you do a fantastic job at? Produce them for the day of, or we can help you mail them after the event.
University Communications designs all student recruitment materials for campus. Our design department works in tandem with them to brand all appropriate materials for the university and will help make your projects brand compliant.
There are many projects which go on every day here at SIU which are non-recruitment related including events, speeches, history month celebrations, luncheons, receptions and fundraisers.
If you are in doubt about if your project would be considered a recruitment piece, give us a call! We will be glad to help advise you or direct you to whom you need to speak to.
We produce display posters for SIU student presentations and conferences. We suggest you use either photobase (best if you have many pictures/images and has a satin finish) or if your poster has more graphs and text, tyvek. An Adobe PDF is the preferred file format. Ready to submit your file? Just fill out the form and follow the instructions for upload.
We offer all of our professional services to the SIU student community as well. From magazine layouts including saddle stitching and trim, to oversize prints to reports. Let us know what you need and one of our designers will be happy to work with you to get your polished project done.
Our office assists with all signage needs to help your office comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Engraved nameplates and desk signs can be inexpensively produced by us in a variety of colors. We also manufacture engraved directional signs for a multitude of business applications.
Manuals, class packets, handbooks and annual reports
With books and journals, your design, layout and printing has a story to tell. Our design team can help give your publications a life of its own, with eye-catching design and professional content layout OR submit your finished PDF for production.
Finished sizes are typically 8.5x11 or 5.5x8.5. We offer full color or black and white printing; coil or spiral binding, saddle stitching or stapling; plastic covers, tabbing and more. If there is something that you need done that isn't listed on our site, just ask.
Your ideas, our design: a perfect combination. We are experts at creating designs that enhance your message and leave a lasting impression on your target audience.
Use for reports and workbooks - durable enough for mailing and available in a variety of colors and sizes.
Perfect for documents that need to lay flat when open.
The double loop option for a wide range of document types.
The type of binding you would expect to find on journals, reports and manuals – think paperback book.
Great for small booklets and other projects having a relatively low number of pages. Stapled along center of the folds.
We print anything from scientific posters to banners and event signage. We also offer a variety of materials and finishing options:
Tyvek – good for outdoor use or when you will be reusing the banner for some time
Photobase – the media you want when you have many photos on your piece. Perfect for event signage and class projects.
Grommets make it easy to hang your banners or mounted pieces. We generally recommend on grommet per 2.5 ft in length.
Foam core – this is the standard material for mounting signs to be placed on easles and counters. It is good for short term use/when your project will not be receiving a lot of abuse by being moved around often.
Gator board – great media for repetetive and longer term use
Corrugated plastic – ideal for outdoor use and yard signage
Finishing and specialty
Die cutting can be used to make your piece unique, or to make it into a hanging piece such as a door hanger or parking hangtag.
Give greater durability and a longer shelf life to your project - we offer both glossy and matte.
Use numbering on invoices, forms and tickets when there is a limited quantity of an item an/or it needs to be tracked and identified.
Perfect for ticket stubs, coupons, reply cards and other detachable collateral.
Perfect for bundling and protecting your documents when storing or shipping them. We can shrinkwrap documents of all types and sizes
We offer complete mailing services to the university community and can save you money by helping you make the best decisions throughout the process including: selection of physical size; how to send them out and doing variable data merges to personalize for your audience. Learn more