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Graphics and Printing

Advantages of Using a Preferred Supplier
  • Negotiated contracts with service and pricing agreements
  • Sales representation on campus for personalized service for your custom orders
  • History of service and quality to Cornell University
  • Commitment to environmentally sustainable production practices
  • Annual review and supplier excellence program

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Printing and Graphics Preferred Suppliers

For cost savings and easy ordering, Cornell University has established contracts with specific suppliers of designated printed products/services.  For other printing needs, or for help in placing and processing orders with the following preferred suppliers, please contact Heather Myers in the Office for Supply Management Services.

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Supplier Responsibilities
  • Suppliers will acknowledge receipt of all quotation requests within 24 hours
  • Suppliers will provide quotes within 72 hours of request
  • First proof will be provided by supplier within 72 hours of receipt of purchase order or procurement card payment
  • All approvals of proofs must be communicated in writing. No verbal approvals or changes can be accepted
  • Proofs must be returned to supplier within 48 hours of receipt. Delays in proof approvals may cause delays in delivery times
  • All jobs will be delivered 5-7 days from receipt of final proof

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Design Assistance

For help with design, editing, and writing your materials, contact the Office of Publications and Marketing at (607) 255-4945 or via e-mail at marketing@cornell.edu.

Publication and Marketing Services

  • Innovative graphic design for all types of printed materials, from buttons to conference materials, brochures, publications, banners, displays, and much more
  • Creative writing and substantive editing
  • Web site organization and design
  • Marketing and communication strategy

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Cornell Logo Approval

If any Cornell-affiliated artwork (photos, logo, text) is used, the requisitioner is responsible for obtaining approval from Cornell's Office of Communications. Requisitioners must complete and submit an "Application for Logo Approval" to the Office of Communications before processing an order containing such artwork.

Please direct questions about how and when to obtain approval to the Office of Communications at (607) 255-1573.

Note: Please do not attach the approval form to the requisition.  Please reference the approval from the Office of Communications in the "Department Notes" section of the requisition.

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Promotional, Novelty and Apparel Items

You must obtain a license to have merchandise bearing Cornell's marks manufactured and distributed. To obtain a license, you must submit an application to the Student Activities Office. For more information, please see the Cornell Visual Identity Web site.

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