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University-wide Contracted Suppliers for Print & Graphic Design + PrintGizmo

Printing Services recently shared that the University is discontinuing onsite printing operations through the Print Shop as of June 30, 2022, based on the environmental impact and continued declining use of traditional printing. Learn more on the Printing Services website

To assist with this change, we want to ensure that you are aware of the following resources departments can utilize for digital design and production services and when traditional printing is required.

University Resources

University-wide Contracted Suppliers

Last year, we established twelve University-wide Contracted Suppliers for print and graphic design services. These University-wide Contracted Suppliers are available to support your printing and graphic design needs during and beyond this transition.

University Policy AO 30 requires that departments use a University-wide Contracted Supplier for purchasing items/services for which the University has an agreement. Additionally, utilizing these University-wide Contracted Suppliers provides a variety of benefits, including: 

  • Best overall value and brand fidelity to the University.  
  • Competitive pricing. Please note: we still recommended obtaining quotes from multiple suppliers to ensure the best pricing. 
  • Wide range of high-quality services to fit needs. 
  • Faster contracting process for the services required. 
  • Supporting local and diverse businesses. 

Note: remember to specify double-sided items, vegetable-based inks, and/or paper that’s FSC, carbon neutral, or has recycled content, when printing with external vendors. 

Coming soon - PrintGizmo

We will soon be launching eLynxx’s PrintGizmo, which is a user-friendly way to bid and award print and graphic design projects to University-wide Contracted Suppliers. PrintGizmo will be accessed through a punchout in the PantherExpress System and will provide a solution for ordering University branded printed items such as letterhead, business cards, etc. We will share more details about PrintGizmo at the beginning of FY23. If you are not currently a PantherExpress System user, follow the instructions on this page to gain access ahead of PrintGizmo's launch.

Contact Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service for any questions regarding University-wide Contracted Suppliers and purchasing print or graphic design services.