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Print & Graphic Design Supplier Consolidation

Effective, November 24, 2021, print and graphic design suppliers were consolidated so that these services can only be purchased through a limited number of University-wide Contracted Suppliers. This means:

  • Print & graphic design suppliers have been consolidated so that these services can only be purchased through a limited number of University-wide Contracted Suppliers. 
  • No new Purchase Orders will be able to be placed in the PantherExpress System or PRISM with print and graphic design suppliers that have been consolidated.
  • Contracts established prior to November 24, 2021 will be honored and invoices will still be able to be processed against those existing Purchase Orders.
  • All University-wide Contracted Suppliers are available and able to service all University of Pittsburgh campuses. 
  • University resources such as Printing Services and University Communications may still be available to assist with your project.

As a reminder, 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 University-wide Contracted Suppliers for print/graphic design services provides a variety of benefits to the University and your department, 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. 

As part of the University’s sustainability goals, the University encourages the use of digital design and production services in place of traditional printing when possible. Departments should utilize the following for University-wide Contracted Suppliers as well as University Resources for digital design and production services or when traditional printing is required.

University-wide Contracted Suppliers for Print Services 

These printers have been qualified as University-wide Contracted Suppliers. Please keep in mind that while many are local, same-day print deliveries to campus are not guaranteed so please plan accordingly. 

Select each suppliers name to learn more about their services and how to contact them.

    Print Level Support  
Supplier Name Location Basic Premium High End Diverse Business Designation
Reed & Witting Company

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

  Woman-Owned
AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

  Woman-Owned
CDI Printing Services, Inc.

Allegheny County

Gibsonia

  African American / Veteran-Owned
Heeter Printing

Washington County

Canonsburg

   
Knepper Press

Beaver County

Clinton

   
King Digital and Commercial Offset Printing (KDC)

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

  Woman-Owned
Hermann Printing

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

  Veteran-Owned
RRD Pittsburgh

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

   

Print Level Support Definitions

  • Basic - This is typically quick-turn, digital printing on basic paper stock with minimal to no finishing. Examples could include but not be limited to color and black and white copies, flyers, and faculty packets. 
  • Premium - This is typically digital, offset or large format printing standard sizes on various paper stocks that require proofs and some finish work. Examples could include but not be limited to cards, postcards, posters and newsletters.                                                                                                                  
  • High End - This is typically more complex digital, offset or large-format printing of standard and nonstandard sizes on various print mediums that require proofs, consultation, finish work or specialty finish and print techniques. Examples could include but not be limited to catalogs, programs, magazines and specialty pieces. 

Summary of Print Services by Type

  AlphaGraphics  CDI Heeter Herrmann Unlimited King Digital  Knepper Press Reed & Writing RRD
Annual Reports  

           
Banners

 

 

 

 
Booklets  

 

   

 
Brochures  

   

Calendars  

     

 
Catalogs

Custom Bindery

   

   

Envelopes  

   

Fylers/Handouts

Magazines

Notepads  

           
Pocket Folders  

 

   

 
Postcards

Posters

Programs

Signage

 

 

 

Learn more about printing processes and what you need to know to successfully work with a University-qualified printer. 

University-wide Contracted Suppliers for Graphic Design Services 

The following University-wide Contracted Suppliers have been qualified to provide on-brand graphic design support.   

Select each suppliers name to learn more about their services, how to contact them, and for access to their work/portfolios when available.

Supplier Name Location Diverse Business Designation
AlphaGraphics in the Cultural District

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

Woman-Owned
HeyDesignGuy

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

African American / Veteran-Owned
Landesburg Design

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

 
Red House Communications

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

 
Zoltun Design

Allegheny County

City of Pittsburgh

Woman-Owned

Consolidated Suppliers 

No new purchase orders will be able to be placed in the PantherExpress System or PRISM with the print and graphic design suppliers that have been consolidated.

Print

A - C
  • ACCENT GRAPHICS INC
  • ALLIMAGE GRAPHICS
  • AMBRIT TECHNOLOGY INC
  • BANKSVILLE EXPRESS PRINTING
  • BECKER, REIKO Y
  • BLANC PRINTING COMPANY, INC.
  • BNG GROUP INC
  • BROUDY PRINTING INC
  • BUDGET MASTER PRINTING
  • C & D MARKETING, INC.
  • CITIZEN PRINTING
  • CHAMP PRINTING COMPANY
  • CHAMP PRINTING COMPANY, INC.
  • CONSOLIDATED PRINTING INC
  • COPIES AT CARSON INC
  • COPIES PLUS
  • COPY CONNECTION INC
D - F
  • DAMIN PRINTING CO LLC
  • DITTO DOCUMENT SERVICES, INC.
  • DITTODITTO.ORG
  • DITTY PRINTING LLC
  • DRI PRINTING SERVICES
  • EAGLE PRINTING CO
  • EXPRESS PRESS INC
  • FALCONER PRINTING
G - J
  • GASCH PRINTING INC
  • GAZETTE PRINTERS
  • GOTPRINT.COM
  • GRAPHICSLAND, INC.
  • GREENSBURG MINUTEMAN PRESS
  • HERRADA PRINTING INC
  • HISTOWIZ INC
  • IN  HUSTON NATIONAL PRINT
  • JOSHUA SNIDER PRINTING
K - P
  • KOSTILNIK & ASSOC GRAPHICS INC
  • LAPLUME & SONS PRINTING, INC.
  • MGX COPY
  • MIGLIOZZI PRINTING SVCS
  • MINUTEMAN PRESS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • MINUTEMAN PRESS PITTSBURGH
  • POESCHL PRINTING CO INC
  • PRINT MANAGEMENT LLC
  • PRINTING CENTER USA
  • PRINTIVITY
  • PROCESS REPRODUCTIONS, INC.
  • PROFESSIONAL GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS INC
Q - Z
  • RAFF PRINTING, INC.
  • READS PRINT & DESIGN
  • REGISTER GRAPHICS
  • RENAISSANCE GRAPHIC ARTS
  • RIVER CITY PRINTING, INC
  • ROGERS & DETURCK PRINTING INC
  • SIGNS.COM
  • SIR SPEEDY PRINTING AND M
  • SIR SPEEDY PRINTING INC
  • SJH DESIGN LLC
  • SLAVIA PRINTING CO INC
  • STANDARD PRINTING
  • TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS INC
  • THOMAS M EVANS DESIGN
  • TWOEIGHT PRINTING
  • UNITY PRINTING
  • VALLEY PRINTING & DESIGN CO. INC.
  • VISTAPR VISTAPRINT.COM
  • VISUGROUP
  • WEBB-MASON INC
  • WOODBURN PRESS

Graphic Design

  • BECKER, REIKO Y
  • DIANE FITZGERALD-HARRIS
  • ECONOPRINT-POWDERKEG
  • INTELLIFORM INC
  • JOSEPH RUESCH
  • K & M GRAPHICS, INC.
  • KOSTILNIK & ASSOC GRAPHICS INC 
  • MICHAEL MICHALSKI
  • PAG CENTRAL GRAFICA 
  • SARAH NELSEN DESIGNS LLC
  • SJH DESIGN LLC
  • VISUGROUP

University Resources

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.

Questions?

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

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