Design & Production

UE Communications Design supports the mission of Undergraduate Education by 

  • Providing consultation, design, and production support for high-priority projects that have the greatest potential to positively impact our students' educational experiences
  • Reviewing designs originating in the units to ensure that they meet UE and UC Davis policies and identity standards 
  • Providing oversight and guidance for student designers in all units
  • Creating and providing resources to help units meet their design needs

Art Approvals 

  • All art must conform to UC Davis identity standards and be approved by UEComm. If you have an existing design (such as a design created by your staff or student staff), please submit it for design review via the art approval form.  Projects will be reviewed for compliance with UC Davis and UE standards and policies. 
  • Non-compliant projects may be returned for correction. Non-compliant projects that are sent to vendors for production may be rejected by the vendor, delaying your project. 

Design Requests

  • All requests for design work should be submitted through the project request form. We do not have capacity to accept all requests. 
  • UE Comm reserves the right to accept or deny any project request based on the following criteria: Work capacity, campus standards and policies, and student impact
  • Please fill the project request form 30 days before you intend to submit your order to a vendor. Keep in mind that vendors will need an additional 30 day window for production.

Ordering

  • Units are responsible for ordering their own promotional items (swag).
  • Ordering times vary on a number of factors: what is being purchased, production time, location of vendor, location of vendor’s suppliers, etc. Please plan appropriately. For new designs, please allow 30 days for creation of art, and an additional 30-60 days for production depending on the vendor you choose and the products you order. 
  • All ordering and purchasing must be made from campus-approved vendors to ensure brand conformity and adherence to campus and system wide policies. You may use the Approved Campus Vendor List and the External Licensed Vendor List.
  • We have created the guide below to help you plan your order and choose your vendor. 

Swag, T-Shirts & Soft Goods, Print Materials (Signage, Brochures, Mailers, etc)   

  • 4IMPRINT 
  • Phone: 888-298-8190 (Toll Free) Fax: 800-355-5043

    Open: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 7:30pm CST
    Web: https://www.4imprint.com/
    Items Available: Shirts, Hats, Jackets and Swag
    Standard Turnaround Time: 7-14 business days
    Payment Types Available: Recharge

  • PROMOVERSITY
  • Address: Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    Phone: (877) 737-7137 * Ask for Maggie 
    Email: service@promoversity.com
    Items Available: Hundreds of promotional items including t-shirts, hats, pens, notebooks, flashlights, and a huge variety of SWAG
    Turnaround Time: 30 days, ships from IL 
    Payment Types Available: Recharge via UC Davis Bookstore
  • REPROGRAPHICS 
  • Campus partner, accepts recharge.
    Open: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Address: 3820 Chiles Rd, Davis, CA 95618
    Phone: 530-752-2679

    Contact: Tina Peiffer
    Contact Email: tpeiffer@ucdavis.edu
    Items Available: All print items: Flyers, Brochures, Booklets, Banners, Posters, Swag and A-frames.  
    See Steven for a catalog of ReproGraphics SWAG items.
    Standard Turnaround Time: 7-14 business days
    Payment Types Available: Accepts recharge

  • A1 TRADING CO
  • Open: Monday- Friday 8:00am-5:00pm 
    Address: 11311 Trade Center Dr. Suite #110, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
    Phone: 916-631-8470
    Contact: Will Yun
    Email: A1embroideryca@gmail.com
    Items Available: Shirts, Hats, Jackets

    Standard Turnaround Time: 7-14 business days
    Payment Types Available: PO and Credit Card

  • STRONG & ASSOCIATES
  • Local vendor offering personalized customer service. Experienced and familiar with UE projects.
    Open: Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Address: 400 S Street, Sacramento, Ca 95811
    Phone: 916-441-0470
    Contact:  Jim Culleton
    Email: jculleton@strongassoc.com

    Items Available: Flyers, Brochures, Booklets, Banners, posters and A-frames
    Standard Turnaround Time: 7-14 business days
    Payment Types Available: PO and Credit Card

Approval Form

  • Once a unit’s project or review has been completed, the requester will receive a signed approval form from UE Comm. This form also requires signature approval from department lead for budget approval (to confirm that funds are available and approved for this project). 
  • Once all stakeholders have approved the units project, please upload the signed approval document to PrePurchasing or PCard document as a support document. UE Business Operations will not approve your order without UE Comm documented approval. 
  • Units are responsible for ordering their swag, print materials, billing and order tracking