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Reflecting on 2021

December 21, 2021

What began in January as hope for a way for things to return back to “normal” melted into months going by without much change on the pandemic front. Our office continued to remain open, providing our services to the best of our ability.

WSU’s new brand

September 30, 2021

Washington State University began rolling out its new brand this month, a process that has taken nearly two years. While there are some things that are familiar about the new brand, the overall look and feel has received an update to reflect what the university wants to represent across the system, the state, and the world.

Our large format capabilities

August 13, 2021

Over the years, Design and Printing Services (DPS) has worked hard to bring large format printing to Washington State University. Not only are we able to produce everyday materials like research posters and event banners, but we also can do more customized projects like coloring walls and window decals.

The new DPS catalog

June 24, 2021

The Design and Printing Services (DPS) storefront is officially open! While we’re currently going through a soft launch of the new system, it is available for you to browse and use. Everything is consolidated into one space, making your ordering process easier than ever before! It is truly a one-stop shopping experience.

How to: Ordering WSU business cards

May 17, 2021

It’s been hinted at a couple of times now, but one of the new features Design and Printing Services (DPS) is excited to roll out with the upcoming storefront is the templated business card! The software you will be able to start using this summer allows you to take care of all of your printing needs in one place.

Diving into My Account

April 30, 2021

Last month’s blog post was the first in a series talking about the future of Design and Printing Services (DPS). This month, we’re going to show you a deeper look at the customer space you will have access to once the new online storefront is live.

A sneak peek at the future of WSU printing

March 30, 2021

After searching for a new project management software package that would allow for greater transparency, an easier customer experience, and convenient ordering all in one place, Design and Printing Services (DPS) is ready to share a first look at the future of printing at WSU.

Exploring WSU Extension publications

February 26, 2021

With offices located in every county in the state of Washington, WSU Extension not only physically impacts Washingtonian lives, they are also able to provide resources to people beyond the state’s borders thanks to their publications.

A look at the WSU photo calendar

January 29, 2021

The photo calendar is an annual tradition across the WSU system. Started by Design and Printing Services in 1996, these calendars feature brightly colored images and have even become a collectible item to some.

Utilizing branded items to enhance custom mailers

September 30, 2020

With the continuation of physical distancing and event limitations into the fall, the Office of the President had to reconsider how they welcome and connect with new faculty.

What you need to know about Pullman campus mail for fall 2020

August 31, 2020

Last month, Washington State University announced that its Pullman campus was going to shift as many of its courses to a distance delivery format as possible, with the other campuses making similar decisions.

Design and Printing Services during COVID

July 31, 2020

Design and Printing Services has been fortunate enough to stay operational during this time of COVID. Many of our staff have been working from home since mid-March, and while they are still working remotely, our production personnel are continuing to report to the Cooper Publications Building to keep the equipment running.

Coming together to support Enrollment Management

June 29, 2020

With COVID-19 impacting every aspect of our daily lives, colleges and universities all over the country are turning toward the fall semester and prospective students who may be hesitant to commit to attending an institution when so much is still unknown.

Your one-stop shop for branded promotional items!

May 26, 2020

Did you know we have a branded promotional items shop? If you’ve ever been tasked with last-minute event planning, then you know how stressful it can be to find items for those events. We’ve purchased a suite of WSU-branded promotional items so you can take advantage of lower costs, lower minimum quantities, and faster turnaround times.

So you want to send an HTML email?

April 28, 2020

While we believe print still holds a very real place in the realm of communication, we know digital forms also play their role. Design and Printing Services designs, tests, and sends HTML emails, and today we want to share that process with you.

​What benefits can I get from printing?

March 17, 2020

In a technological world, it’s easy to assume print is dead. There are so many ways to communicate digitally—at often a faster rate and sometimes for less money, but we usually see our customers using a combination of both to maximize their message and potential reach.

Preparing for WSU’s SURCA or Showcase

February 24, 2020

With March around the corner, whether you’re assisting your student or finalizing your own research, we want to help you prepare for Washington State University’s poster season: SURCA, Showcase, and the GPSA Research Exposition. Each event caters to a different group of the University community, but all are focused on sharing your research with a public audience.

Design and Printing Services: Your design and printing partner!

January 31, 2020

Hello there! If you’re reading this, you’re most likely a member of the Washington State University family—whether you’re a student, or staff or faculty member, whether you’re in Washington or you’re abroad—if you need help with design, printing, or mailing, you’ve come to the right place!