Online Custom Printing for Schools & Colleges
The United States has roughly 4,000 colleges and universities, 30,000 private schools, and 98,000 public schools. What sets them apart? Some have centuries-old reputations, or a campus in a great location, famous teachers or professors, etc.
What about schools that don’t have any of those things and need to boost enrollment? What about schools that really need to fundraise? What about getting the maximum number of students or parents to attend an event? All of that requires the school to get the word out, often in the form of printed materials.
A school’s printed materials are an overlooked part of the machinery that allows the school to stay open, function well, and fulfill its mission for students. Printed materials also influence how students, applicants, parents, donors, and others perceive the school.
Students may interact with your manuals, maps, and course flyers every day. If they’re learning remotely, those printed might be the only physical interaction they have with their school at the moment.
Parents see printed materials (e.g. brochures) throughout their kids’ enrollment at a grade school, high school, or college.
Then you’ve got the applicants. While admissions officers can choose the students they accept, they can’t choose which students apply to be accepted, and those students have 4,000 choices. The printed items they get in the mail or take home from open houses play a large role in forming their early opinions.
Donors - even wealthy donors - have a limited amount of time and money, and have to make choices about where to spend it. A beautifully designed and printed card, letter, or brochure shows that they are not being taken for granted.
That we’re in the Internet age only makes printed items stand out more, especially if they are well-done.
When might your school need custom printing?
Here are just a few possible occasions or needs:
- Recruiting applicants
- Admissions packages
- Course catalogs
- Course syllabi
- Programs, like for symposia, colloquia, or special events
- Sporting events
- Study abroad
- Fundraising campaigns
- Sending appreciation to donors
Your school is most likely to need booklets, programs, and brochures, but we can print pretty much anything you need for any occasion.
Pick from a wide array of printed products
We can custom-print your course flyers, recruitment packages, manuals for new students, and much more. There are 16 popular print categories on our site and we have the capability to produce many other types of custom projects.
Need something but don’t see it listed? We’re happy to go over the details of your order with you. Just contact us to get started.
Stay within your budget
Balancing a budget means making hard choices, but we want to make working with us an easy choice. Our rates are competitive and with “no-surprise” pricing you don’t have to worry about costs running out of control. Once you have entered the exact specifications of your project and the correct shipping information, our system will calculate the final cost of your job. You can upload your print-ready files and pay by credit card in the same session. There are no final hidden fees.
The only time the price may fluctuate is if your order requires changes, additional proofs, or changes to the shipping speed. We will contact you with the changes to your order and add a "payment request" to your order if the changes result in a higher cost. Most orders do not require any additional charges.
Your order will be delivered quickly
Because our main production and shipping facility is located in Connecticut, we offer 1-day shipping across New England, and 2-day shipping to large portions of the Northeast USA at UPS Ground rates.
Although our standard turnaround is very quick, if you need your custom printing even faster, you can select our rush service.
Consistently high quality
Many school events only happen once a year, and once in a lifetime for the students, so getting the order right is important. Some printers offer to give a discount if they send the wrong items or they arrive late, and that might be OK in certain industries, but not for schools. The students and parents will forever remember “that graduation without the diplomas.”
You don’t have to worry about that with us. We carefully check every print file that comes in, and we either fix any issues, or alert you to problems that we have found. We never ship your order unless we believe it is 100% exactly what you want. We have perfected the process of online ordering and processing your order. We can be relied upon to produce a high-quality product, at low prices, and deliver it on time for your event.
Years of experience meets powerful technology
Get the best of experienced craftsmanship and modern technology. We’ve been in business since 1989 and collectively have hundreds of years of experience; we also recently bought our sixth state-of-the-art digital printer, and are always looking for innovative ways to do things better, faster, and more cost efficient.
Order bulk or small quantities
Our online ordering system gives you the flexibility to order very large or very small quantities at a time. For example, with our distance-learning school packets, you can order as few as 25 or as many as 3,000 through our interface. Need a number you don’t see? Get a custom quote here.
Convenient setup for print-ready files
Our extensive File Setup & Artwork Guidelines page makes creating your print-ready file easy and straightforward. We also have over 20 templates for you to use. Want to place an order, but still unsure how to set up your file? Contact us and we’ll guide you through the process.