College Communications provides the Franklin & Marshall community with a variety of printed products. The two most commonly requested publications are posters and event programs, but our office also fulfills requests for invitations, brochures and catalogs.
To provide you with the most accurate and aesthetically pleasing product, we require a certain amount of lead time to process requests. Please refer to the following timelines when you are preparing to request a publication:
Provide copy and image(s) one week prior to the date you need to have the posters in hand (generally one to two weeks ahead of the event).
Example: Your posters must be in hand by Feb. 20. Copy and image(s) would be due Feb. 13.
Provide copy and image(s) two weeks prior to the date you wish to mail the invitation or postcard. Also, please keep in mind that third-class mail, the College's preferred method, takes the Post Office about two weeks to deliver. Be sure to include sufficient time for the invitation or postcard to meet its destination in a timely fashion.
Example: Invitation or postcard must be mailed on March 20. Copy and image(s) would be due March 6.
Provide copy and image(s) three weeks prior to date of event. Example: On-campus event is April 24. Copy and image(s) would be due April 3.
While the amount of production time required varies based on the complexity of the brochure or catalog, the rule of thumb is to provide copy and image(s) four weeks prior to the date you need to have the brochure in hand.
Example: Brochure must be in hand on Jan. 29. Copy and images would be due Jan. 1.
A member of the publications team is available to consult with you on your project and help you maximize results based on your budget. Call Jason Klinger (291-3913) or Anita Focht (291-4008) to set up a brief consultation.