Exploring WSU Extension publications
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.
Ranging from topics like agriculture and energy to gardening and family and home, Extension publications are available in different formats for people to utilize.
“[Extension’s] mission is to take University research and distill it and disseminate it to the larger population,” said Gerald Steffen, creative manager in CAHNRS Communications. Steffen designs Extension publications. “It’s a way for our subject matter specialists and experts…to reach beyond just academic publications and get their information out in front of people that can better their lives.”
As varied as their topics, so too is the kinds of resources Extension produces. With items like books to brochures to manuals to fact sheets, they have many ways to educate their audience. When they need printed materials, Extension works with Design and Printing Services (DPS).
A look at the Master Gardener manual
Christy Nowak, program coordinator with DPS, works closely with Extension to help them get their projects printed.
“We have the best print services for their work and their design and have always worked closely with them on any production,” Nowak said.
Nowak said DPS prints pamphlets, recipe books, Master Gardener manuals, and classroom materials, among other things.
A look at the Canning Fruits booklet
Lagene Taylor, publishing coordinator in CAHNRS Communications, said they work with Design and Printing Services because they are convenient and provide great service.
“We can ask most anything and usually you’ll get right on it and say, ‘Yes we can do it,’ or ‘No we can’t quite do that, but we can send it out and find somebody that can,’” Taylor said. “It’s convenient and friendly.”
Steffen said he enjoys having one place that can take care of the more simple printing but also have the ability to do more complex things like large format printing.
“That’s opened up some new avenues for me for design and opportunities for our clients,” Steffen said.
Contact your project coordinator today to find out how you can get help with your next upcoming project, whether it’s a printed piece, an HTML email, or some other kind of creation.