The Graphics Center makes professional design services available for ESU student organizations, and time permitting, other departments at ESU.
Let us know what you need, and when. See our Design Services Request.
We will give you a price quote for our design services as soon as we understand what you want. (see “Where to Start” above.) That way, if it doesn’t fit into your budget, you can decide not to proceed. Unless you change what you asked for, we will keep to our original price quote.
It is essential when you first contact us to let us know WHEN you need whatever it is we are designing for you. “Turn Around Time” refers to the time between when we have been given everything we need to begin work on a job, until we have a proof for the client to review. Don’t forget to allow time for revisions and production (see below) when you consider the timeline of your project.
Jobs are accepted on a first come first serve basis, so turn-around times will vary. We can give you a turn-around time along with your price quote, so that you can determine if you want to proceed with the job.
You will be notified by email when your first proof is available. In fact, if at all possible, we like to email a pdf of the design as an attachment to the email. For posters, brochures, postcards and other materials that will be printed, we also produce a printed proof. Please feel free to take the proof to review at your leisure, show to others who may be involved with your project etc.
Once the proof has been thoroughly reviewed by all who need to do so, you can let us know what, if any revisions are needed. We expect minor revisions, most jobs do not incur any additional expenses beyond the initial price quote. If for some reason excessive revisons/change in the scope of the project is requested that would increase the cost of the price quote, the client will be informed that those requests will increase the cost of the design services.
When the client reviews a proof and decides that no changes are needed, they give their approval. Once the client has given their approval, the Graphics Center can produce the final product.
Production of the “final product” could take minutes or weeks, depending of course upon what that final product is. Our printer is rated to produce 50 color copies PER MINUTE so poster, fliers etc. can usually be printed the same day as the approval. Some digital jobs won’t even require any printing. Large scale print projects, those requiring various operations such as cutting, folding and stapling, and especially those that need to be produced off-campus by an outside vendor such as most promotional items like frisbees, water bottles etc., could require considerably longer production times. You will be notified by email when your job is available for pick up in the Graphics Center.
You will receive a single invoice with design services and production costs (if any) itemized when the job has been completed. Recognized ESU student organizations can simply voucher the invoice and turn it into the SAA office. ESU departments can submit the invoice to the ESU business office for payment. ALL INDIVIDUALS, be they student staff or faculty, must pay their invoice in order to pick up their finished product. There is a point of sale near the door of the Graphics Center; look for the big red arrow that says “Pay Here.” We accept cash, credit, checks and e-Card. You will get a cash register receipt in addition to your copy of the itemized invoice.
When your job has been fulfilled, we archive the files for a ten-year period. This can save you time and money in the future if you wish to do a new job based on the old one; this is called a “file update.”