Bismarck State College
 

College Relations provides communication and creative services for Bismarck State College. We are eager to work with you on creating the most effective communications material to meet your objectives, budget, and schedule.

Below are the most commonly requested design and support services we provide:

  • Advertisements
  • Annual Reports
  • Banners
  • Brochures
  • Campus Television Screen Designs
  • Direct Mail Campaigns
  • Email Communications
  • Event Marketing
  • Flyers
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Photography
  • Posters
  • Print Ads
  • Promotional Items
  • Video
  • Web/Social Media Graphic

Mail Services

If your publication will be mailed, indicate the type of mailing when your job is requested. The type of mailing may affect layout and printing. All mailed projects (bulk or otherwise) must be approved by BSC Mail Services. Ensuring compliance with postal regulations is included in the client’s proofing process. Extra postage costs may be incurred if the design does not conform to postal regulations. Clients are responsible for all labeling and mailing after the publication has been delivered.

Time Frames & Planning Ahead

Please use the guide below to plan your project. With the exception of reprints, timelines listed do not include printing time.

  • Business Cards/Notecards/Postcards — 8 business days
    • *BSC Business Cards are ordered by Human Resources. Please ask your supervisor for more information.
  • Trifold Brochures/Event Programs (new design) — 10-15 business days
  • Multiple Page Brochure — 15-20 business days
  • Annual Reports — 6-8 weeks
  • Flyers/Posters — 5-7 business days
  • Banners — 10-15 business days
  • Pull Up Floor Banners - 3-4 weeks
  • Web Images/Graphics — Three weeks
  • Video/Photography — Two-week notice
    • We currently do not have an in-house photographer. We will hire a photographer based off your needs and budget. 
    • Video production is done on a limited basis and exclusively for Institutional and Enrollment purposes. If you have a project that is outside of this we will hire a videographer based on your needs and budget. 
  • Reprint (any) — 8 business days
  • Reprint w/Revisions — 10-15 working days

College Relations works with multiple commercial print vendors. Printing generally takes 5-10 business days from the date the project is sent to the vendor to delivery, depending on the size and scope of the project.

Rush Jobs

CR will do its best to accommodate rush jobs. However, be aware that we may not be able to accept rush jobs when doing so will compromise the schedule of ongoing time-sensitive projects.

Proofreading

CR does not provide proofreading services. The job requestor is responsible for checking all of the text (spelling, phone numbers, websites, etc.) and ensuring that it follows BSC editorial standards which follows AP style. 

All text should be submitted in a Word document that:

  • Does not use all caps, extra tabs or extra spaces to visually format text.
  • Uses a single space after periods.

Please proofread the text, check the layout carefully and ensure that everyone who has a voice in the project has reviewed and approval prior to submission. Please provide error-free text.

Proofing checklist:

  • Check spelling – pay special attention to headlines, subheads and photo captions.
  • Verify names, dates, facts and figures.
  • Check mail permit, label guide, return address and other mail components.
  • Confirm that editing from the previous proof is correct.

Final text should be provided when opening a job ticket. Submitting text after this date may affect the delivery date.

Purchase Orders & Charges

Unless you are using Foundation funds, CR does not charge for custom creative services – consultation, editing, design, production, some photography, video or coordinating printing. However, we do charge a $25/hour fee for late submissions when contracted assistance is required, or for canceled jobs once we’ve begun design.  Complete submission of a job order should include the text, size, quantity and account number to be charged. The job cannot be started without this information.  CR will process the purchase order if one is required.

Print Vendors & Delivery

CR will select a printer for your project based on the specific needs of the project, pricing, and schedule. Changes made to a project after it has been finally approved and sent to the printer may result in additional cost and a delay in the schedule.

All completed publications will be delivered directy to the location of your choice vs. the CR office due to COVID related safety concerns. Please check your project immediately for any printing errors and alert us immediately. If there is a problem, we will act as your liaison with the printer.

If you'd like our office to keep file samples of your job, please send 10 copies to the CR office via interoffice mail. 

Ready to place your order?

Note: Project completion times are based upon a) the nature of the request, and b) number of projects in the queue.

* Campus Email:
  
* Your Name:  
* Department:  
Project Name:
* Please check if this is:  



Please specify project number (ex. CLR-001-0417) or existing webpage:
* Briefly describe your request (ex. desired content/text, changes needed, required image, etc.):  
* Requested Completion Date: (month/day/year)   
Specific Event Date: (month/day/year)  
If this is a website only request, you may submit your form now, otherwise please continue.
Project Type (check all that apply):







Project/Paper Size:
Quantity Needed:
Please email any photos or documents that may accompany your request to bsc.collegerelations@bismarckstate.edu


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