Whether you’re developing an event poster, department overview brochure, or conference program, consider the following best practices when starting a print project.

Things to consider

  • Define your audience and the messages you would like to convey.
  • Consider how your print project integrates with your department’s website, social media, and other communications efforts.
  • Determine who will design and write the piece. Will you need to hire creative vendors?
  • Create a schedule that includes ample time for reviews by key stakeholders, as well as time for printing. Shorter print runs can usually be printed digitally, which typically has a quicker turnaround time. Higher quantities of more complex projects will likely need to be printed offset, which can take longer.

Other resources

MIT branding on your print materials
Learn how and where to place the MIT logo on print materials.

MIT Mail Services
A full-service mail operation that offers folding, inserting, tabbing, addressing, and mailing within and outside the MIT community.

MIT stationery eCat
Order official MIT stationery products, place custom orders, access custom departmental catalogs, and download design templates.

Preferred printers (an MIT certificate is required to see the list)
MIT works with five preferred printers that can produce nearly any print job.

Print publications
MIT has qualified five local printers for their quality, service, and pricing.